Manufacturers

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 »

Number to watch: 604

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

A settlement pool of $604 million is awaiting final court approval to be distributed to consumers in an auto parts price-fixing class-action lawsuit.... Read More »

Toyota's line into Trump: Mike Pence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2017

Broadsided by this month's Trump tweet targeting Toyota, the Japanese carmaker's president, Akio Toyoda, is wasting no time in appealing to the new administration.... Read More »

Ford F-150 to gain a diesel option

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

For the first time since it went on sale in 1975, Ford Motor Co.'s F-150 pickup will feature a diesel engine.... Read More »

Is Jeep past its peak?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Jeep posted its third consecutive U.S. sales record in 2016, but setting another record in 2017 will be an uphill climb. Last year, sales for Fiat Chrysler's SUV brand slipped in each of the final four months.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Compelling EVs show what the industry can do

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

A year ago electric vehicles looked like a lost cause.... Read More »

Toyota doubles down on emerging markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

Toyota is pushing to outflank rivals from Detroit, Europe and Seoul in the last great untapped markets: Emerging nations of Latin America, India, Africa and beyond.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The details matter to luxury-car buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

Regularly in your pages I read about Johan de Nysschen's plans to restore the primacy of Cadillac among domestic luxury-car buyers. Based on my initial experience, I am skeptical.... Read More »

Akio Toyoda takes the wheel as 'Morizo'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

Getting out and driving, no matter how grassroots, is key to Akio Toyoda's effort to cultivate excitement for cars within Toyota. The ossified bureaucratic giant, critics say, lost its way when employees became mired in their daily desk jobs and drifted away from four-wheeled product.... Read More »

2016 photos of the year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

A look back at some of 2016's best photos... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Industry should aim for zero-fault software

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

Despite the dramatic losses affecting businesses today because of computer software that is rife with bugs and susceptible to cyberactions, the autonomous vehicle race is on.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Resolutions 2017: The promises of a new year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

We could use this space to tell the industry's heavyweights what to do. Or we could let them tell you what they know they must do.... Read More »

BMW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

BMW of North America is pinning hopes for growth in 2017 on the redesigned 5-series sedan, a vehicle that it will use to showcase the brand's high technology.... Read More »

Used-car trade networks seek to drive wholesalers out

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2016

Traditional auto auctions are being challenged by used-car trade networks that allow dealers to buy and sell vehicles on their mobile devices. The business model of the companies behind those apps envisions dealers' using traditional auctions sparingly and cutting out wholesalers altogether.... Read More »

At Cummins clinic, patients get more time with the doctor

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2016

Cummins LiveWell Center offers employees lower health care fees, more in-depth counseling than traditional medical clinics.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2017 Ford F-series Super Duty

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2016

A list of suppliers to the 2017 Ford F-series Super Duty... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Any U.S. job saved should be celebrated

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

Any U.S. job saved is a great thing -- great for that person, for the person's family, for the local vendors they purchase from, even for the local dealer who might sell them their next car.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

At issue: U.S. jobs vs. Mexico jobs

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

My point: Ford wasn't going to cut jobs at Louisville as it planned to increase production of the Escape -- agreed; the issue was that MKC production was going to Mexico -- no guarantee the Escape demand would fill the plant -- and more jobs were being planned in Mexico.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Rear-seat reminder should be loud

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

After reading "GM expands rear-seat reminder technology to 20 models", I am happy General Motors is adding this feature to cars.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Send a signal to disable texting

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

I have a simple solution: When a driver sits in a car, a signal would be sent -- just as one is with seat belts -- to disable the phone from texting.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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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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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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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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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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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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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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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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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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