Manufacturers

Ford small-car strategy in Europe overhauled

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Ford Motor is repositioning itself in Europe's small-car market by abandoning the minicar segment and focusing on subcompact customers with a larger Ka and a more upscale Fiesta.... Read More »

Q&A: ANNETTE WINKLER

CEO: 'A Smart always has to be a unique concept'

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Why would Smart want an SUV? It would only make the brand like everybody else.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Regulations have saved a lot of American lives

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Voters and their representatives chose to act on automotive safety -- often over vociferous industry objections. And it was the right choice.... Read More »

Nissan develops e-bio fuel cells for 2020

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Nissan has developed a new fuel cell technology that replaces pressurized hydrogen with ethanol. It expects to have it on the market around 2020.... Read More »

Tesla, Nordstrom team up for gallery in L.A. mall

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming with upscale retailer Nordstrom Inc. to give shoppers a look at the automaker's Model X crossover. A 400-square-foot gallery was to have opened on Saturday, June 18, on the first floor of the Nordstrom store at The Grove, an upscale mall in Los Angeles, and remain open through year end.... Read More »

Mercedes plans multiple electrified vehicles for U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2016

Mercedes-Benz's U.S. boss said a long-range electric vehicle that will be introduced at the Paris auto show is just the tip of the iceberg for the brand's electrification strategy.... Read More »

Mustang muscles Ford to top of Twitter race

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Using its #MustangMonday hashtag, Ford drove the most engagement of any automotive Twitter account aimed at U.S. audiences in May.... Read More »

Skoda vehicles coming to a dealership near you?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Once a byword for Communist-era shoddy workmanship, Skoda is considering leaping into the U.S. market.... Read More »

GM caught in Trump's crosshairs, but escapes

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

While Donald Trump has regularly attacked Ford during the past year for shifting jobs to Mexico, General Motors has been a no-fly zone for the GOP presidential candidate. Until last week. And then only briefly.... Read More »

Industry trims stocks in May

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Although May U.S. auto sales sagged 6.1 percent and missed analysts' expectations, the industry managed to rein in vehicle supplies that were starting to bulge.... Read More »

Apps drive into the service lane

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

Smartphone apps are breaking into the automotive service business. The question is: Whose apps should service departments embrace -- those from independent app developers, those from automak... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for June

June 6, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at how automakers are adapting to a digitally dominated future and examines the steps they are taking to make themselves key players in this new and competitive environment.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Manufacturers and dealers must resolve recall cost disputes

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

Manufacturers and franchised dealers have a long history of jostling over recall costs. But the Takata crisis creates new wrinkles based on the legal difference in recalls of new and used vehicles.... Read More »

Schaeffler touts fuel-saving e-clutch for manual gearboxes

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

German supplier Schaeffler is counting on the electrification of the clutch to boost the fuel economy and driving comfort for manual transmissions without a significant increase in the cost.... Read More »

Hyundai to launch EV with 200-mile range in 2018

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

Hyundai Motor Co. plans to launch an electric vehicle with a driving range of about 200 miles per charge in 2018. That is nearly double the 112 miles per charge that will be offered by an electric version of Hyundai's Ioniq sedan, which will debut this year.... Read More »

Can Mercedes be women’s top choice?

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

Mercedes-Benz wants to become the leading choice among premium car brands for women by 2020, at which time it wants at least 30 percent of its customers to be female.... Read More »

Jeep piles on the milestones with record sales

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

They love big round numbers at Jeep, and they love climbing over them. The industry's hottest brand topped 90,000 sales in May - the first time in its 75-year history that volume for a single month had reached that level.... Read More »

Paris classics become weekend drivers only

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

Starting next month, it will be illegal to drive through the streets of Paris on weekdays in a car built prior to before 1997, a legislative move on the part of city authorities to improve air quality.... Read More »

Model 3 owners will have to pay up to charge up

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

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says there's no such thing as a free Supercharger. Thus Tesla likely will ask owners of its forthcoming Model 3 sedan to pay to use the company's network of charging stations.... Read More »

Range of Ford Fusion Energi plug-in gets boosted to 610 miles

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

Minor tweaks yield big results as Fusion Energi range increases to 610 miles on a single tank of fuel... Read More »

VW’s e-Golf to close the gap with i3

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

Volkswagen says it will substantially expand the range of its e-Golf when a face-lifted version of the battery electric hatchback goes into production in December.... Read More »

PHOTO ESSAY

Inside Toyota's new digs

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

Check out photos of Toyota's new North American HQ and temporary offices.... Read More »

Ford to hire adults with autism in pilot program

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

Ford Motor Co. is launching a pilot program this week to hire adults with autism.... Read More »

U.S. Buick Verano output to wind down in October

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

The Buick Verano will stay in production for an abbreviated 2017 model year before being phased out this fall.... Read More »

Challenger outmuscled in crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.... Read More »

 
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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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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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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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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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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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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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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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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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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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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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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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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