Manufacturers

Mercedes' self-driving tech takes on curves

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Daimler's new r&d boss, Ola Kaellenius, says the new Mercedes-Benz S class coming this summer will be the first production car that links navigation with semiautonomous sensor data.... Read More »

An invention that sparked a backlash

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

In the second episode of Season 2 of our “Futurismo” podcast, we tell the story of one safety technology and how it rose from obscurity to a national mandate within years... Read More »

Wake up! Your supplier's plant is on fire!

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Somewhere in the world this month, a typhoon might delay a shipment of auto parts. A violent mob could shut a supplier's factory, or a faraway boardroom spat might halt a critical product investment.... Read More »

Trump budget hits EPA, clean-energy programs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

President Donald Trump's proposed budget would cut the EPA by 31 percent and the Transportation Department by 13 percent, among other reductions.... Read More »

Nvidia self-driving partnerships detailed

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Last week, Nvidia spelled out details of two partnerships it has for its self-driving computer chips: one deal with in which Robert Bosch GmbH that will use Nvidia's chips to power its self-driving supercomputer, and one with truckmaker Paccar to make self-driving vehicles.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Management is the problem at GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

If you can't build decent cars in Germany, where car talent exists in overabundance, then it is management that is inept, a reader writes.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

GM plays Moneyball

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Today's GM can act more decisively because its finances are not only more stable, but also more transparent. Thanks to an accounting system overhaul that Dan Ammann spearheaded as CFO, GM has much clearer intelligence on the performance of its various markets, subsidiaries and product lines.... Read More »

Tata Steel seeks more takers for tailored blanks

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Under pressure from low-cost imported steel, Tata Steel is stepping up its European production of higher-margin tailored blanks.... Read More »

'Back on track' VW derailed by widening probes

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Top Volkswagen executives had spent hours March 14 trying to convince a global audience of journalists and analysts that VW was "back on track" after its three-year diesel scandal.... Read More »

Delphi: How to get paid, even when parts didn't get made

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Delphi says in an SEC filing that a number of suppliers have negotiated contracts to be compensated by automakers irrespective of actual volumes. And why not?... Read More »

GM, Opel and the price of freedom

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

If General Motors' sale of its Opel and Vauxhall brands were an NBA trade, the commissioner likely would veto it for being too lopsided.... Read More »

Racing takes Ford into 3-D printed parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Ford is ready to embrace 3-D printing to produce parts for its race cars. Mass production for ordinary vehicles? Not yet.... Read More »

Opel deal caps Ammann's 'ruthless' drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Raised on a New Zealand dairy farm, Dan Ammann is now trading away General Motors' once-sacred cows.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Start talking, Volkswagen

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Volkswagen hasn't yet publicly released the findings of an internal investigation. So much remains to be disclosed about who at the company enabled the conspiracy to cheat on diesel emissions tests.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

More scale doesn't always mean better

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

GM's disposal of Opel ("Auf Wiedersehen, General Motors," Feb. 20) will perhaps serve to further erode one of our most cherished, but wrongheaded, dogmas: Since a) scale certainly matters when it comes to cutting cost, then b) more scale is always a good thing.... Read More »

Can PSA succeed where GM failed?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2017

GM's sale of Opel represents a final acknowledgment that -- just as many industry experts in Europe believe -- a regional power such as PSA Group might be more suited to run the business in the face of increasingly challenging odds.... Read More »

Why is GM clinging to Cadillac in Europe?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2017

GM has confirmed that it will remain in the European premium market with Chevy performance cars and Cadillac. But why? The answer arguably is threefold.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Post-Ghosn silence will take some getting used to

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

When Carlos Ghosn officially hands over the baton as CEO of Nissan next month, the car business is going to be a little quieter.
Ghosn isn't retiring. He will still be chairman of Nissan, chairman of Mitsubishi, and CEO of Renault in Paris. But he won't have the day-to-day megaphone as Nissan's CEO.
Ghosn has spent the past 18 years stirring up change in the business. Sometimes, it was like a boisterous friend mussing up your hair on purpose.... Read More »

Cadillac revamps CUE infotainment in response to customer complaints

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Cadillac says a new generation of its touch-screen infotainment system, debuting next month in the CTS sedan, addresses customer frustrations that dragged the brand down in quality surveys.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Buy American' is a tune for the bad old days

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

We believe in America. Don't question that for a moment. But UAW President Dennis Williams' talk of a "Buy American" ad campaign is one of those insipid '80s tunes we can't seem to tap our toes to.... Read More »

Millennials won't compromise on technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Millennials are at ease with digital technology. That makes the 18- to 34-year-olds less willing to compromise on the features they want, experts say.... Read More »

Innovative automotive suppliers vie for PACE Awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

The Automotive News PACE Awards this year spotlight 34 product and process innovations from suppliers.... Read More »

Forward thinker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares said buying Opel would quickly create significant savings for both companies and lift their combined annual sales to as many as 5 million.... Read More »

Subaru sees Impreza as gateway to young buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2017

How is Subaru reaching out to millennials? With a puppy, of course. It's one of the images Subaru of America is using to reach millennials in its national ad campaign for the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Japan sales need more analysis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

In "Trump talk reminds us of previous Japan deal" in the Feb. 6 issue, Hans Greimel manages to do a "news analysis" without any analysis.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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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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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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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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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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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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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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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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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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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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