Manufacturers

Alfa Giulia to debut with a more powerful engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Alfa Romeo's new Giulia midsize sedan will begin arriving in U.S. dealerships in September or October, says the CEO of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-owned brand.... Read More »

'Honked off' Ford purchasing chief sees score go up

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

John Henke, whose Detroit area consulting firm Planning Perspectives, Inc., conducts an annual survey of supplier attitudes toward carmakers, says the results largely reflect the influence of chief purchasing executives. So Ford purchasing chief Hau Thai-Tang was “royally honked off at me” when the 2015 results came out and Ford's score dipped.... Read More »

MPG grows into global foundry player

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

With plants in 13 countries, Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. now can compete for contracts to supply global platforms, says Doug Grimm, MPG's chief operating officer. To beef up its overseas presence, MPG also has formed alliances with GF Automotive of Switzerland and Riken Corp. of Japan.... Read More »

Full-size pickups depreciating faster (but not much)

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Prices of used full-size pickups are still high, but their rate of depreciation is quickening, analysts say. They blame the quickening price slide on two factors: a rising supply of used pickups and higher incentives on new pickups.... Read More »

Sales reverse course, with retail outpacing fleet

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Retail growth drove April's U.S. sales gains, reversing a first-quarter surge in fleet volume.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Automakers must learn to value supplier partners

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

How many times must automakers repeat errors before learning a lesson?... Read More »

Politicians not wanted for this Fiat Chrysler party

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

There were plenty of executives and workers and even kids on hand May 6 as Fiat Chrysler marked the launch of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica at its renovated Windsor, (Ont.) Assembly Plant. But one group that is traditionally a mainstay at such celebratory factory events was notably absent from the shindig: politicians.... Read More »

The Musk Doctrine: Impossible deadlines are made to be missed

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Elon Musk's mindset goes something like this: People do paradigm-shifting work only when they’re under tremendous pressure, so the key is to ensure deadlines are always impossible.... Read More »

Changing current of opinion on BlueIndy service

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

When the BlueIndy electric-car-sharing service launched in Indianapolis last year, a firestorm of controversy quickly ensued. But some formerly vocal opponents seem to be changing their opinions.... Read More »

Fired up for Ford's big Le Mans anniversary

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Ford top brass will turn out en masse at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans next month to commemorate the anniversary of the company's historic 1966 race.... Read More »

Q&A: TIM MAHONEY, CHEVROLET

Chevy marketing rides on 'Real People' power

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

Chevrolet hired Tim Mahoney three years ago to help revitalize the image of the brand, which was still licking its wounds from General Motors' 2009 bankruptcy. Since then, he has overseen the global rollout of Chevy's "Find New Roads" marketing theme, which he says is the brand's first cohesive marketing effort in decades.... Read More »

Pat Frend, East region president, Razorfish

Digital agency Razorfish sees experience trumping message

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

In a digital world where consumers expect brands to truly engage with them, pitching products isn't always enough, says Pat Frend, East region president of Razorfish, a digital marketing agency that is helping Mercedes-Benz reach out to younger audiences.... Read More »

Buick droptop gets high marks for looks

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

The Cascada, Buick's first convertible since the 1991 Reatta, is a version of the Opel Cascada introduced in 2013. It was designed from the start as a convertible on General Motors' global Delta platform. The reviews are rolling in.... Read More »

What's next for FCA, Google? 'We'll see,' Marchionne says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

Google's deal to buy 100 plug-in hybrid minivans from Fiat Chrysler to expand its self-driving vehicle testing program is a “first phase” of the relationship between the two companies, says Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.... Read More »

Expect a sleeker, smaller 2018 GMC Terrain

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

Spy shots of a camouflaged next-generation GMC Terrain show the compact crossover will lose its toaster-shaped silhouette and adopt a sleeker, less-upright shape with a raked windshield and what looks to be a lower roofline.... Read More »

Longevity and love: Makings of a dog's 'Dream Weekend'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2016

The story behind the birth of an iconic Subaru ad that won over country star Willie Nelson.... Read More »

R8-ed MOVIES

Audi's Marvel tie-in helped propel the brand

10:07 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2016

The Marvel Cinematic Universe and its growing catalog of movies and shows is a lush environment for automakers looking to attach themselves to pop-culture icons and big audiences.... Read More »

De Nysschen takes the long view on profit margin

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

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen told Reuters in at the Beijing auto show last week that he is targeting an 11 percent operating margin in 10 years for the brand. Of course, GM never reports the profit margins of its units, and de Nysschen declined to give incremental contributions of Cadillac to GM profits before the 10-year mark.... Read More »

Subaru aims to sell more Impreza sedans

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

Subaru has long leaned on the five-door version of the Impreza for volume in the small-car segment. But with the next-generation arriving this year, Subaru wants the sedan variant to do more heavy lifting.... Read More »

Fields: Ford EV will have range near 200 miles

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

Ford Motor Co. is developing an electric vehicle with range comparable to the Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3 and next-generation Nissan Leaf, CEO Mark Fields said.... Read More »

Ford: Record quarter starts a 'strong year'

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

Higher first-quarter sales of the redesigned F-150 and a retooled crossover lineup drove Ford Motor Co. to the highest quarterly pretax profit in its 113-year history and its best-ever results in North America.... Read More »

Jaguar plans a high-performance F-Pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Jaguar is at work on a high-performance version of the new F-Pace crossover, powered by a V-8 engine that would deliver more than 500 hp.... Read More »

With Golf R400 canceled, VW shifts to Golf R

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

After canceling plans for a 395-hp Golf R400, Volkswagen is weighing its options for the next generation of the Golf R.... Read More »

THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS: TOM GEBHARDT, PRESIDENT, PANASONIC AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS

Panasonic to make push into autonomous tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Consumer electronics maker Panasonic grew big in automotive with vehicle displays and batteries for electric vehicles. But now, the supplier is looking for even bigger growth from its emerging technologies for autonomous-drive cars.... Read More »

Girsky to leave GM board

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Steve Girsky, the onetime Wall Street analyst and UAW adviser who ascended to one of the top executive spots at General Motors during its recovery from bankruptcy, will retire from GM’s board in June.... Read More »

 
Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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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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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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