Manufacturers

Jaguar plans a high-performance F-Pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Jaguar is at work on a high-performance version of the new F-Pace crossover, powered by a V-8 engine that would deliver more than 500 hp.... Read More »

With Golf R400 canceled, VW shifts to Golf R

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

After canceling plans for a 395-hp Golf R400, Volkswagen is weighing its options for the next generation of the Golf R.... Read More »

THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS: TOM GEBHARDT, PRESIDENT, PANASONIC AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS

Panasonic to make push into autonomous tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Consumer electronics maker Panasonic grew big in automotive with vehicle displays and batteries for electric vehicles. But now, the supplier is looking for even bigger growth from its emerging technologies for autonomous-drive cars.... Read More »

Girsky to leave GM board

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Steve Girsky, the onetime Wall Street analyst and UAW adviser who ascended to one of the top executive spots at General Motors during its recovery from bankruptcy, will retire from GM’s board in June.... Read More »

Small crossovers grow big

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

The fastest-rising vehicle segment in the first quarter? No contest. It was subcompact crossovers, the same category that took off like a rocket in 2015.... Read More »

ForTwo tippers are back at it

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

This month, groups of vandals in Seattle tipped a handful of Smart ForTwos from the car-sharing service Car2Go onto their sides.... Read More »

Teasing Tesla: No waiting on a Nissan Leaf

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Nissan couldn't resist taking a swipe at Tesla last weekend, reminding consumers in nationwide advertising that it has been mass-producing the all-electric Leaf since 2010.... Read More »

THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS: TERRENCE HAHN, CEO, HONEYWELL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Honeywell sees e-chargers, e-turbos on the horizon

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Almost half of all vehicles produced in the world will be turbocharged by the end of this decade, forecasts Honeywell Transportation Systems CEO Terrence Hahn. Honeywell is banking on what comes next -- electric boosters to eliminate turbo lag and electric turbochargers that help recharge batteries.... Read More »

DAVID SEDGWICK

Suppliers bet on mild hybrids with electric turbos

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wowed the auto industry when he announced 325,000 orders for his company's Model 3 electric vehicle, but some suppliers believe mild hybrids are a better bet.... Read More »

Ads will tout KBB.com as go-to site for new-car info

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Kelley Blue Book wants consumers to know that it can do more than tell them the market value of their vehicles before a trade-in. In its first major ad campaign in four years, Kelley Blue Book is reminding car shoppers that KBB.com is a hub for new-vehicle information, too.... Read More »

Alfa crossover hits the road before '17 N.A. arrival

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Alfa Romeo's Stelvio crossover, which features prominently in the brand's product strategy for North America, has been spotted testing in Europe.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

An age-old issue for this industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

In what other industry would leaders under 45 years old be considered young?... Read More »

Creative suppliers are awarded for cutting weight

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Vehicle lightweighting solutions earned suppliers an armful of Automotive News PACE Awards last week in Detroit.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

What will Tesla be? Better to focus on what it is now

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

We are not calling Tesla history's greatest car company. Got that? That's for history to decide.... Read More »

Innovating better paint isn't always about the wet stuff

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Innovating in the paint business is sometimes as much about the process as the product. The segment's big players are spending r&d dollars to take time and cost out of the process of painting new vehicles. Reducing the number of paint coats by combining steps is a major innovation.... Read More »

Ford's plan: Create a bit of Silicon Valley in Dearborn

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

A decade from now, Ford plans to have 30,000 employees housed on two Silicon Valley-like campuses in Dearborn, rather than scattered across the city in some 70 buildings.... Read More »

PSA demands damages over price-fixing

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

In a rare move, companies from the PSA Group are going public in their claims against bid-rigging suppliers, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for overpriced bearings. The suppliers include three from Japan and two from Europe.... Read More »

THE 48-VOLT JOLT

More vehicle electrification expected to juice demand for more powerful systems

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

For years, suppliers have touted 48 volts for stop-start systems, active suspensions and other cutting-edge hardware that would overburden a conventional 12-volt system. Expense has kept automakers at bay, but Volkswagen Group has now broken the ice.... Read More »

Volvo adds performance targets to margin

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Volvo Car USA has revamped its dealer margin, tying part of it to performance, says its U.S. chief.... Read More »

Model 3 order bank challenges Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn welcomes the 250,000-plus preorders for the Tesla Model 3 as proof that electric vehicles have finally come of age. Yet the car's stunning launch also ups the pressure on Nissan to score a hit with its next-generation Leaf.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS RISING STARS

The future of the auto industry is in good hands

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Automotive News' 2016 class of Rising Stars for automakers and suppliers consists of 17 individuals age 45 or younger. They've got big jobs now, but from these folks most likely you ain't seen nothin' yet.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

U.S. industrial policy merits more than a sound bite

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

In-depth exploration of U.S. industrial policy is long overdue. But the issue deserves a frank and open discussion involving all the U.S. stakeholders, including manufacturers, labor leaders, legislators and government policy makers.... Read More »

Carter: Toyota's bullish on U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

U.S. auto sales may be nearing a plateau, but that's not a sign of trouble ahead, Bob Carter, senior vice president for automotive operations at Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., said.... Read More »

Korea touts resort island as premium EV test bed

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

South Korea is positioning its southern island of Jeju as a global EV test bed. With range anxiety an afterthought, a carbon-free energy plan in the works and a dense charging infrastructure quickly mushrooming, the country's “EV Island” is attracting green car players from around the world.... Read More »

ANE SPECIAL EDITION

ANE Car Cutaways supplement ready to view

April 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The Automotive News Europe Car Cutaways supplement is ready to view. This special edition highlights the contributions of partsmakers such as Bosch, Continental, BorgWarner, GKN Driveline, Webasto and ZF -- to name just a few -- to 27 key new models.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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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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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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