Manufacturers

Who led the charge for VW settlement?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

In March, a panel of VW dealers set out to negotiate a compensation deal with VW that would avert a lawsuit against the factory. But when the deal finally came together, it was disclosed by someone else: the lawyer for a dealer who defied the six-member committee and sued.... Read More »

Delphi, Mobileye plan self-driving system by 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Delphi and Mobileye's new partnership proposes Level 4/5 autonomous systems for automakers by 2019.... Read More »

Detroit supplier to open Ohio plant to make Jeep parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Detroit Manufacturing Systems plans to open a Toledo plant for the next-generation Jeep Wrangler.... Read More »

BASIC TRAINING

Army develops autonomous vehicles for use on bases first, battlefields next

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

A pilot program at Fort Bragg will use autonomous vehicles to transport wounded soldiers to the hospital for treatment. The technology is expected to be used as building blocks for driverless vehicles on the battlefield.... Read More »

Uber's point man on automated driving came from Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

If Sherif Marakby is successful managing the transformation of a fleet of 100 Volvo XC90s into self-driving vehicles, it could put Uber in the lead in the race to commercialize autonomous driving.... Read More »

OESA becomes 2nd title sponsor of PACE Awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association is joining EY as the second title sponsor for the Automotive News PACE Awards.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Helping partners manage risk is good business

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

As U.S. auto sales growth slows and margins shrink, tension is likely to increase between automakers and their suppliers.... Read More »

Hyundai sets a course for new autonomous testing ground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Hyundai aims to ramp up autonomous-driving development in the U.S. by tapping an expansive testing ground being built at an abandoned bomber factory complex outside Detroit.... Read More »

High stocks point to prolonged incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

For a third time in four months, carmakers and dealers have started the month with stocks of unsold vehicles slightly plumper than normal.... Read More »

GM keeps slashing fleet sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

General Motors slashed fleet sales 35 percent in July compared with the same month a year earlier.... Read More »

Harman senses software opportunities

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Harman International is looking for more business from luxury and nonluxury automakers.... Read More »

Q&A: JAMES VERRIER, CEO, BORGWARNER

BorgWarner will weather diesel decline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

BorgWarner sees its markets slow a bit -- but they're still growing.... Read More »

Mazda's premium play with the CX-5

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

The redesigned 2018 Mazda CX-5 will largely retain the proportions of the current version, spy photos indicate.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

The Detroit 3 leaders: Where are they now? Here's a reality check

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

This industry fixates on the flashy. But shiny pennies stretch only so far, and the industry needs regular reality checks against the hype and perceptions. Today's installment: The leaders of the Detroit 3.... Read More »

GM wants more diesels, CVTs

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

General Motors plans to step up use of diesel engines and lightweight continuously variable transmissions to help it meet tightening fuel-economy standards.... Read More »

CAR MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Demand strains aluminum suppliers

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

North American suppliers of sheet aluminum are running close to 100 percent of capacity, said Tom Boney, general manager of automotive for Novelis North America.... Read More »

Flea market owner to Ferrari: See you in court

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

By the time we hear about the latest limited-production supercar, it is often already sold out. A little disappointing, sure, but what are you going to do, sue the company? Well, if you are Preston Henn, that's exactly what you do.... Read More »

Subaru parent's profit falls 24% on currency, Takata recall costs

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

Japanese yen trouble and Takata airbag recalls combined to knock Subaru off of its long-running earnings streak for the fiscal quarter that ended June 30.... Read More »

Sales buoy Honda profit; tax bites into bottom line

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

Honda Motor Co.'s North American business helped it post a 12 percent increase in global operating profit in the latest quarter.... Read More »

VW lays groundwork for up to 30 EVs

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

Volkswagen's "Strategy 2025" includes as many as three vehicle platforms.... Read More »

EPA holds firm on 54.5 mpg

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

Automakers hoping for some relief from the EPA's targeted fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025 may not get it.... Read More »

Q&A: DIRK HOHEISEL

Why Bosch wants in on connected cars

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

Robert Bosch predicts that half of all new cars sold in Europe will have some level of connectivity by 2020. The world's biggest supplier expects to have a substantial share of this business, says board member Dirk Hoheisel.... Read More »

Conti smart map due in '18 or '19

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

A new smart navigation map could help motorists save fuel and avoid road hazards.... Read More »

Can Buick LaCrosse tempt young buyers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2016

With the redesigned LaCrosse, Buick hopes to retain the 350,000 people who now own the current generation, as well as turn the heads of owners of other large sedans, including the Toyota Avalon, Chrysler 300, Lexus ES 350 and Lincoln MKS.... Read More »

Volvo's catch-up game

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

At last, Volvo is joining other luxury automakers in building vehicles in the United States. Making that happen -- and catching up with competition that has been building luxury vehicles here for years -- will take the Chinese-owned Swedish brand into some supply chain operations that are new to Volvo.... Read More »

 
Nissan's self-driving tech in high demand

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30 2016

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The “vast majority” of customers for Nissan's first car to offer semi-autonomous driving ...
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Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments


4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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BMW appoints European sales chief to replace retiring CFO
BMW Group appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner w ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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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