Manufacturers

2017 ALL STAR | MARKETING

Christian Meunier

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

Christian Meunier spent most of this year pursuing an aggressive agenda — no less than rewiring Nissan Division's U.S. marketing structure.... Read More »

2017 ALL STAR | SUPPLIER

Brian Krzanich

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

Under the leadership of Brian Krzanich, Intel is growing its automotive business as vehicles become more computerized in a connected and autonomous age.... Read More »

2017 ALL STAR | PURCHASING

Steve Kiefer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

General Motors purchasing chief Steve Kiefer seems determined to disprove the adage that old habits die hard.... Read More »

2017 ALL STAR | BRAND EXECUTIVE

Scott Keogh

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh could have kept a low profile during 2017. But Keogh would rather that "low profile" describe only the tires on Audi's lineup.... Read More »

2017 ALL STAR | MINORITY BUSINESS

Vinnie Johnson

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

Vinnie Johnson is the unquestioned star of his suburban Detroit auto parts business, Piston Group.... Read More »

2017 ALL STAR | ENGINEERING

Mitsuo Hitomi

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

Mitsuo Hitomi is the mastermind behind Mazda's eight-year quest for the holy grail of powertrains — the world's first workable compression-ignited gasoline engine.... Read More »

2017 ALL STAR | SALES

Tom Doll

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

Tom Doll has Subaru of America on track for its ninth consecutive year of record U.S. sales.... Read More »

2017 ALL STAR | MANUFACTURING

Alicia Boler Davis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

General Motors is putting into motion many of the manufacturing techniques that will help define its future. Overseeing all this is Alicia Boler Davis.... Read More »

2017 ALL STARS | INDUSTRY CO-LEADERS OF THE YEAR and CEO, EUROPE

Dan Ammann and Carlos Tavares

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

PSA Group's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from General Motors was a blockbuster deal that jolted the industry and changed the course of two storied automakers.... Read More »

Mercedes pickup aims to mimic SUVs' success

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Daimler hopes the new Mercedes-Benz X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division by entering the booming global segment of midsize pickups.... Read More »

At Bosch, to err can be divine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Bosch wants to stimulate creative new ideas for the coming era of autonomous vehicles. To get there, it's willing to accept a few unsuccessful efforts.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Newbies fall short on manufacturing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

The problem with Bob Lutz’s bleak outlook for the automotive community is that whether vehicles are autonomous or human-driven, they still need to be manufactured.... Read More »

Toyota’s profits rise despite a softer U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

Toyota sounded the alarm about deteriorating conditions in the U.S. even as it logged increased quarterly profits and lifted its full-year earnings outlook.... Read More »

Sliding wholesale hurts at Subaru

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

Subaru is on pace for a ninth-straight year of record retail sales in the U.S., but sliding wholesale volume is denting the Japanese company's profitability.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

What's the effect downstream?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

After reading Bob Lutz's prediction of the future of the automotive industry , I started thinking about the downstream impact of fewer drivers and driverless vehicles.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Lutz is right, but we'll find the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

Bob Lutz is right, although I am a little more optimistic going forward.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Hubbert still not right on rollover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

Juergen Hubbert is not giving your readers the correct information in “Mercedes A class moose-test crisis recalled."... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

What is charging going to cost?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

When will someone put some numbers to the cost of a public fast charge, or will this be another government giveaway similar to the $7,500 tax credit for the purchase of an electric vehicle?... Read More »

Poland plant marks premium move for IAC

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

IAC Group's new plant in Poland is a strategy play to be at the doorstep of global luxury automakers as the industry shifts to higher-grade interiors.... Read More »

Ghosn focuses alliance on EV assault

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2017

Carlos Ghosn heard years of skepticism from competitors about his bullishness on electric vehicles. Now, the herd is following him.... Read More »

NAFTA cloud hangs over Toyota's plant plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2017

The plan to shift more pickup production to Mexico depends on the survival of a trade pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst U.S. trade deal ever.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Temp part-time 
workers are abused

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

Poorly negotiated agreements have all levels of workers at the Detroit 3 losing out, but the issues facing temporary part-time workers should be highlighted.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Be realistic about
 alternative fuels

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

I am willing to bet that if most Americans were polled, they would want a happy medium that included cars that were environment friendly without the big price tag.... Read More »

Intel hails self-driving cars to wary public

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

Now that automated fleets are hitting the streets, computer-chip giant Intel Corp. is taking steps to prepare a wary public.... Read More »

BMW’s X2: Conquests at the lower end?

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

The new X2 crossover gives BMW another tool to expand sales and conquest new buyers.... Read More »

 
Rising Stars finish year with a flourish

Douglas A. Bolduc
1:36 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2017

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Three members of Automotive News Europe's Rising Stars family are finishing the year on high notes, putting themselves and their companies in position for future success. ...
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How China plans to create a giant state-owned automaker

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12 2017

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In recent years, Beijing has forced the consolidation of state-owned industries such as steelmaking ...
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BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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China's BYD has built up a production network in Europe to make electric buses. ...
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Schmidt's statement showed a broken man with misplaced faith in VW

Larry P. Vellequette
3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Oliver Schmidt's vacant almost defiant stare has been the face of VW's $30 billion diesel emissions ...
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Why an electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. ...
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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. ...
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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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European car sales rise 6%, helped by extra selling day
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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European light-vehicle sales rise in November
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent. ...
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German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will li ...
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German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard
New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. ...
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UK sales fall 11% in 8th month of decline
UK new-car registrations slumped 11 percent in November as weaker consumer confidence and uncertaint ...
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Western European car sales rise 5% despite UK woes
Western European car registrations rose 5.4 percent in November, with the key French and German mark ...
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Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's v ...
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Renault, Peugeot gain in Spain while diesel, VW sales fall
Renault and Peugeot were among the winners as sales of new cars in Spain rose 12 percent in November ...
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Skoda, Peugeot SUVs help French market grow by 10% in Nov.
Skoda and Peugeot were among winners as French new-car registrations increased 10 percent in Novembe ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Toyota Europe sets up mobility, connectivity units; shuffles r&d, purchasing leadership
Toyota Europe will establish two business divisions to focus on mobility services and connectivity a ...
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PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer
PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chie ...
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Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand
Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. ...
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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the autom ...
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VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand. ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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