Manufacturers

Thieves nab 2 trailer loads of JLR engines in minutes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Thieves in central England stole two trailer loads of new engines from the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull, England, last week.... Read More »

Tenneco CEO steps down

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Tenneco Inc. said Gregg Sherrill is stepping down as CEO of the company, but he will remain its executive chairman.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Manufacturers must look within to fix sales drops

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Manufacturers should have a better idea of what customers want and what they are willing to pay, one reader writes.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

First supercar built in U.S.? Not NSX

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

The new Acura NSX is unquestionably stunning and delivers all the attributes of a modern supercar. But it is not the first supercar to be built in the U.S., a reader writes.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Detroit 3 should skip scare tactics in CAFE debate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Citing the most alarming possibility on CAFE seems like a throwback to the days when the industry trotted out scary statistics whenever any fuel economy, emissions or safety regulation was proposed.... Read More »

European Ford Mustang to get update after 2-star crash score

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Ford Motor Co. was criticized by the Euro NCAP safety organization after its Mustang sports car scored two stars out of a maximum of five in crash tests. Ford said it will fit automatic emergency braking technology on an updated version of the car available to European customers who order after September.... Read More »

WAITING ON TRUMP

Could supplier jobs move back to America?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Suppliers are waiting to see whether President Donald Trump will challenge the fundamental assumption that some auto parts can't be profitably produced in the U.S., even with a 35 percent tariff.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

‘America first’ doesn't fit the auto industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

"America first." That slogan would fill out a bumper sticker nicely, but, otherwise, it's a bad fit for the auto industry.... Read More »

Q&A: BYRON FOSTER, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ADIENT

Adient ‘back in the game’ after spinoff

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Now separate from Johnson Controls, Adient is wasting no time investing in products, considering new partnerships and contemplating future acquisitions.... Read More »

Q&A: YASUMORI IHARA, PRESIDENT, AISIN SEIKI CO.

Aisin Seiki gears up for electrified age

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Aisin Seiki is reinventing itself for a new era, turning away from old-school products centered around combustion engines, such as transmissions, and shifting to electrified drivetrains, autonomous-driving systems and connected cars.... Read More »

JLR exec offers details on I-Pace batteries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Wolfgang Ziebart, Jaguar Land Rover's technical design director, offers details on I-Pace's batteries.... Read More »

M&A activity dips in 2016; now dealmakers eye Trump

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Now that Donald Trump is president, the auto industry's dealmakers may be putting acquisitions on hold to see what he plans to do.... Read More »

Porsche to maintain profits, add jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume says the automaker will need the 1,000-plus new employees to produce its first full-electric car.... Read More »

Autoliv accused Takata of blocking data, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Airbag supplier Autoliv reportedly accused competitor Takata Corp. of withholding the information Autoliv needs to make a bid to purchase the troubled company.... Read More »

Dutch contract manufacturer to build some X1s for BMW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Beginning in August, Dutch contract manufacturer VDL Nedcar will build BMW's X1 crossover in Born, Netherlands. The VDL Nedcar plant also produces some Mini vehicles.... Read More »

Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Ford Motor Co. has hired a former Apple and Nike marketing executive to be vice president and chief brand officer, a new position created as the company focuses on new mobility services.... Read More »

Don't bet on an Audi smaller than A3/Q3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Audi may have room in its lineup for a larger three-row crossover and for more variants of current vehicles, but probably not for anything smaller than its current A3 sedan and Q3 crossover.... Read More »

Over-the-air updates may alter NHTSA recall policy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will evaluate how to conduct recalls in an age of remote fixes and over-the-air updates.... Read More »

KRISTIN SCHONDORF

What Trump's team must do for autonomous age

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

President Donald Trump will witness the automotive industry completely change during his administration, writes Kristin Schondorf who leads the Automotive and Transportation Mobility practice at EY.... Read More »

A decade of deception

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Key events in the ongoing Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, taken from law enforcement documents... Read More »

Continental-Nexteer JV targets self-driving cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Now that automakers are preparing to roll out driverless cars in the next three to five years, suppliers are forming alliances to offer a complete product portfolio.... Read More »

Suppliers say recruits are demanding more money

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Suppliers have their work cut out for them in 2017 when it comes to hiring talent.... Read More »

Aisin Seiki reboots for electric age

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Aisin Seiki Co., the massive Toyota Group supplier of transmissions and powertrain components, is looking long term, and the company doesn't necessarily like what it sees.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

VW case starts new era of accountability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

In a complicated industry using advanced technology that is governed by Byzantine rules and regulations, will this have a chilling effect on executives as they seek to do their jobs? We hope so.... Read More »

Automakers manage to keep stocks under control

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

U.S. automakers and dealers had a 63-day supply of unsold light vehicles on Jan. 1, up two days from the same time a year before but below the 65-day average for that date over the past 24 years.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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