Manufacturers

Hyundai steps up EV cadence

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Aiming to make electrified cars a pillar of its portfolio, Hyundai Motor Co. says the technology is evolving so fast that it must roll out new EVs on a two-year cadence to boost the current 110-mile range to around 250 miles by 2020.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan cost cuts ahead of schedule

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Nissan and Renault are running a year ahead of schedule cutting global costs through operating synergies. Nissan's proposed move on Mitsubishi could mean an even bigger savings target.... Read More »

MUSCLE MASS

Dodge events embrace muscle-car heritage

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Not long ago, critics said Dodge was spinning its wheels as it struggled to find an identity amid a lineup that stretched from muscle cars to minivans. Now those spinning wheels - and the thick smoke they generate - are drawing tens of thousands of visitors as Dodge embraces its muscle-car heritage with successful experiential marketing events like Roadkill Nights.... Read More »

July starts with higher inventory than usual

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Automakers and dealers started July with larger stocks than normal after June U.S. auto sales increased modestly.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Ford's 1966 Le Mans win was overall

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

A reader responds to Keith Crain's June 27 column on Ford's class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Chevrolet's pickup ad is brilliant

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

The Chevy ad attacking the Ford F-150 is brilliant, and whoever figured it out should get a bonus.... Read More »

INTERACTIVE

BMW, ZF adapt Europe powertrain plants to cope with EV, plug-in hybrid shift

July 4, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe's Guide to Powertrains shows 91 locations -- up front 86 last year -- where the engines and transmissions that drive the auto industry in Europe and beyond are built. This year's map shows the move toward more electrified drivetrains is well underway in Europe.... Read More »

IN THE WAY BACK

Wagons face an uphill climb in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Manufacturers would love to see more station wagon sales in the U.S. to help them offset the costs of developing them for Europe, where wagons and hatchbacks remain popular. But despite their very American pedigree, wagons are proving highly resistible to U.S. consumers, who are migrating en masse from sedans to crossovers and SUVs.... Read More »

How Volvo found its mojo

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Volvo Car Group probably wouldn't be enjoying its record-breaking renaissance without a badly needed pep talk, a confidence-building face-lift and the arrival of a new owner with a lot of cash and even more guts to take a chance on the once-underachieving brand.... Read More »

An urgent warning on airbags

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

U.S. regulators turned up the urgency of their pleas to repair recalled Takata airbag inflators, warning owners of certain 2001-03 Honda and Acura vehicles to stop driving them after new data showed the vehicles' Takata airbag inflators have as much as a 50-50 chance of exploding in a crash.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Robert Cox, the ad executive who helped Ford embrace the slogan "Quality is Job 1," died June 18.... Read More »

Elio Motors displays 3-wheeled test vehicle

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Elio Motors Inc. last week offered a look at its first test vehicle before the planned 2017 launch of its three-wheeled vehicles.... Read More »

Aston Martin CEO sees short-run lift from Brexit

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

There's a silver lining of export opportunity in the U.K.'s radical departure from the European Union, says Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.... Read More »

Toyota wins on the court, but not on the name

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Laugh if you want, but the strangely named Toyota Alvark is a force to be reckoned with. On the basketball court, that is. It's not a car.... Read More »

Classic cars with Brexit benefits

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover and other U.K.-based automakers may be worried about the effects of Brexit, but Britain leaving the EU could be a boon for one tiny backwater of the British auto industry: Classic-car dealers.... Read More »

Vandalism is a hazard of electric car-sharing, at least in Paris

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

One downside of car-sharing services: Vandalism... Read More »

For suppliers, self-driving payday nears

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

A new forecast predicts that suppliers will see a boom in new technology opportunities, even as auto sales near the end of their record sales cycle.... Read More »

Bentley sales dive part of plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Bentley attributes its sales tumble to a deliberate sell-down of demo fleets, designed to make room for the Bentayga crossover due in August. Sales of the Bentayga will bring a sales rebound, the company's top U.S. executive says.... Read More »

Tesla crash spotlights limitations of self-drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2016

The death of a Tesla Model S owner who crashed while using the vehicle's Autopilot driver assist has put a spotlight on the industry's move toward automated driving systems at a critical juncture.... Read More »

Japan moves quickly into mirrorless cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2016

Japan has approved rules to allow automakers to replace vehicle mirrors with camera displays, giving suppliers there a head start on the emerging technology.... Read More »

Mexican-made Infinitis and a luxury twist

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2016

To premium player Infiniti, the key to cracking the top tier of luxury brands is simple: To be truly global, you need to build vehicles globally. Nissan is taking the strategy further than its Japanese rivals.... Read More »

10 questions about Brexit's impact on the auto industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2016

A look at some of the key questions for the auto industry arising from the U.K.'s historic vote to leave the European Union.... Read More »

MAZDA'S CHALLENGE

Mazda's easy sell isn't so easy

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2016

Mazda's latest feature is a software-based system that boosts handling and agility while reducing driver fatigue. But selling the benefits of features that are invisible until the driver gets on the road is a marketing challenge.... Read More »

Jeep pickup is due in 2018, Compass replacement this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

A Wrangler-based pickup will appear in early 2018, while the replacement for the Jeep Compass and Patriot due late this year will keep one of those names, Jeep head Mike Manley said. Dsv... Read More »

How Nissan can keep its EV edge

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

By virtue of mass-marketing its Leaf electric vehicle in the U.S. for the past five years, Nissan is already in full compliance with the ZEV requirements for California and the 10 states in the Northeast that follow the California regulations.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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