Manufacturers

Chevy pokes a hole in Ford's truck, again

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

Last year, Chevrolet showed that a metal toolbox dropped into the bed of the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 could tear the lightweight metal. Ford's new Super Duty also switched to aluminum, and now Chevy is back with the same toolbox, the same test and — you guessed it — the same results.... Read More »

Audi dealers may have role in on-demand system

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

Scott Keogh, CEO of Audi of America says the brand's dealer network, could get involved in the brand's on-demand mobility experiment down the road.... Read More »

Audi poised to pass Chrysler as sales climb

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

Audi catches Chrysler as its winning streak pushes on toward eight years.... Read More »

Racy films get very short run​

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

Wow, the stuff that goes on in the back seats of cars. Now a new chapter in this long, storied history of second-row steaminess in American automobiles.... Read More »

Want to clean up? Robo-taxis are for you

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

The robo-taxi industry will have to absorb a key lesson about working for Lyft. People are disgusting. They have a nasty habit of throwing up in moving vehicles.... Read More »

Ford plant's tax cuts leave city broke, bitter

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

In Wayne, Mich., Mayor Susan Rowe is considering selling City Hall to help close a $500,000 budget deficit that she blames partly on Ford.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Tesla's identity rides on the Model 3

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

Rarely do we talk about a single vehicle being critical to the mission and possibly the survival of a car company. Yet that is a fair description of the Tesla Model 3.... Read More »

Ficosa nurtures auto startups

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

The Spanish mirror supplier says a new initiative aimed at identifying promising companies "goes beyond venture capital."... Read More »

Q&A

Superior CEO looks to Asia after Uniwheels

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

Don Stebbins talks about the supplier's $715 million deal to buy its German competitor and where it goes next.... Read More »

Freudenberg steps up fight against friction

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

Automakers seeking better fuel economy are asking suppliers for innovations to help reduce engine friction.... Read More »

Lynk & CO sedan caught testing in Germany

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

Spy photographers snapped a Lynk & CO 03 sedan being tested in Germany. The car is expected to debut in 2018 in China and come to the U.S. later.... Read More »

Revisions to Top Suppliers supplement

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

The Top Suppliers supplement in some editions of the June 26 issue had some errors and omissions. Here is the corrected information.... Read More »

Germans arrest Audi worker in diesel probe

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

In the first arrest in Germany related to Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal, an unnamed Audi employee has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and false advertising.... Read More »

Suppliers invited to apply for 2018 PACE awards

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

Suppliers have until Sept. 5 to apply for the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards, which identify and honor game-changing and commercialized innovations in technology and processes.... Read More »

VW gives green light to electric Microbus

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

Volkswagen's long-awaited Microbus-styled multipurpose vehicle will be built as an electric vehicle.... Read More »

Hyundai drops Azera, skips '18 Veloster

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

Hyundai's near-luxury Azera sedan is being dropped at the end of the model year after a decade of declining sales.... Read More »

Aston launches DB11 V-8 with Daimler engine

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

Aston Martin's partnership with Daimler moved closer with the launch of the DB11 V-8. It is the first Aston to use the 4.0-liter turbocharged engine developed by Daimler's AMG performance arm.... Read More »

Honda, Hitachi form EV motor venture

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

Japan's Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Motor signed an agreement to form a joint venture to develop motors for electric vehicles.... Read More »

FCA resumes Ram 1500 diesel output

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

Fiat Chrysler has begun assembling diesel-powered Ram 1500 pickups again for the first time in months, workers at the company's Warren Truck Assembly plant in Michigan say, though the automaker and environmental regulators have yet to resolve a dispute over alleged excess diesel emissions and undeclared emissions software.... Read More »

Europe vet to run VW N.A. sales, marketing

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

Volkswagen Group of America named a longtime executive from its parent company's European operations as the new head of sales and marketing.... Read More »

GM Korea chief steps down amid sales slump

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

General Motors' global South Korean business unit loses its CEO as sales fall and labor talks loom.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for July

July 3, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the significant shifts taking place at Porsche to help it keep pace with the industry’s game-changing megatrends.... Read More »

Q&A: HOLGER ENGELMANN, CHARIMAN, WEBASTO SE

Bold battery bet takes Webasto into new sector

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

Holger Engelmann plans to expand Webasto in North America and broaden the company's identity beyond a supplier of vehicle roof and thermal management systems.... Read More »

Takata takeover leaves unanswered questions

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

Bankruptcy answers the question of Takata's global fate, but opens new questions for the future.... Read More »

Takata winds down, but recall goes on and on

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

As of last month, more than 26 million U.S. vehicles remained unrepaired in the Takata recall, according to NHTSA.... Read More »

 
German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
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