Manufacturers

EDITORIAL

Keep the Dodge Demon off our roads

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

The 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon from Fiat Chrysler is so inherently dangerous to the common safety of motorists that its registration as a road-worthy automobile should be banned.... Read More »

A gross but green path to hydrogen

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Masaki Tajima is trying to pave a greener hydrogen highway for Japan. And the road starts at a simmering sewage field on the southwestern island of Kyushu.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Nissan must watch fleet sales like a hawk

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

There's nothing inherently wrong with fleet sales. The problem arises when you mismanage the opportunity.... Read More »

Developing hydrogen beyond the car market

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Imagine a city where houses and businesses have their own on-site fuel cell stacks that turn hydrogen into electricity for lights, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.... Read More »

Q&A: PATRICK BASS, CEO, THYSSENKRUPP NORTH AMERICA INC.

After sell-off, Thyssen pivots to North America

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

In this Q&A, Patrick Bass, CEO of ThyssenKrupp North America Inc., and Earl Kansier, chief of ThyssenKrupp's North American Components Technology division, discuss the company's strategy for a region it views as a growth market.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

There are reasons for Tesla valuation

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Tesla's year-to-date sales are up double digits and outpacing the industry, and comScore data show demand for Tesla is outstripping supply.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Ford must do better with Lincoln luxury

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Lincoln probably wouldn't survive as a stand-alone company, and if Ford isn't careful, it risks leaving Lincoln to the same fate as Mercury, Oldsmobile and Plymouth, a reader writes.... Read More »

M-B gives 2018 S class a new range of engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

The big news on the re-engineered Mercedes-Benz 2018 S-class sedan, unveiled at the Shanghai auto show, is under the hood.... Read More »

ZF transforms itself for a new world

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Germany's century-old ZF Friedrichshafen wants to make the transition from axle-maker, steering-maker and transmission-maker to a supplier of autonomous-drive technologies.... Read More »

Hyundai Mobis: Level 3 self-driving by '22

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Hyundai Mobis, the top supplier to the Hyundai-Kia group, unveiled a roadmap to autonomous driving that calls for new technology rollouts in 2019 and 2022.... Read More »

Q&A

Gestamp rides wave of outsourcing

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

With 2016 revenues of about $7.9 billion, Gestamp is on a global expansion push. CEO Francisco Riberas expects the company to grow as automakers outsource more metal-stamping work to suppliers.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Self-driving tech must put safety first

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Given the almost unlimited capability of the new technology, why can't it be used for a worthwhile purpose, such as reducing our obscene traffic fatality rate?... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Trump editorial more like a lecture

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

As a 30-year-plus fan of Automotive News, a car industry buff and a distributor to automobile components manufacturers, I have one simple request: Kindly keep raw political bias off your editorial page.... Read More »

Outsiders want say on Tesla, GM boards

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Investors are pressing Tesla to add two board directors without ties to CEO Elon Musk. Separately, a hedge fund has nominated three independent candidates for General Motors board.... Read More »

Q&A with Nissan chief: EV race is poised to enter a new phase

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

New Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa aims to keep the company growing. In this Q&A, he talks about its electric-vehicle position, now facing greater competition from rivals, and a new alliance with Mitsubishi.... Read More »

KBB launches TV ads for Instant Cash Offer

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

The campaign comes as the idea of consumers' handling more of the shopping process online gains steam.... Read More »

Why Ford nixed Mustang racer

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Ford's LeMans victory evolved out top executives' rejection of a Mustang race car.... Read More »

Audi, Porsche team up to develop vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Audi and Porsche will join forces on vehicle development -- sharing platforms, modules and components.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS PACE AWARDS

The party that celebrates suppliers and their ideas

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Last week in Detroit, tuxedoed and elegantly gowned supplier engineers and executives from around the world gathered for the 23rd annual Automotive News PACE Awards.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Rising Stars are proof auto industry can still attract best, brightest

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

This year's list of Automotive News Rising Stars shows that one way or another, the car industry is now getting its share of the modern whiz kids. Congratulations to the industry for attracting them.... Read More »

Ford exec: Full autonomy for the masses to arrive 2026-31

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Ford is looking to autonomous vehicles and other new mobility technologies to help solve problems such as increasing congestion, worsening air quality and changing consumer attitudes.... Read More »

Honda's fwd 10-speed breaks new ground

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

When the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan arrives this spring, two models will be available with the industry's first 10-speed automatic transmission in a front-wheel-drive vehicle.... Read More »

Audi plans a surge of light trucks by 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Audi's light-truck lineup will grow to seven models by 2019 from four now.... Read More »

Mercedes sets earlier goal for EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Mercedes-Benz plans to bring more than 10 new electric vehicles to the market by 2022, bringing forward a goal it had previously set at 2025.... Read More »

As TRW deal pays off, ZF focus is autonomous

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is pressing ahead with its ambition to become a global force in emerging autonomous vehicle technology.... Read More »

 
China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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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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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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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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