Manufacturers

Tesla opens gallery in Michigan mall

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Tesla Motors Inc. has set up shop in Michigan. After filing a lawsuit in federal court in September contesting the state's direct-to-consumer sales ban, the electric-vehicle maker on Thursday, Dec. 1, opened a one-car gallery 20 miles outside of Detroit.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Same old song from VW. Or is it?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

It would be hard to count the number of times in the last 30 years that Volkswagen sought to rekindle its long-ago magic in the U.S., the magic that Carl Hahn fostered with the original Beetle.... Read More »

Lear venture advances on 3 projects

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Lear Corp. says it is partnering with three automakers to bring advance-concept vehicle seating to market as early as 2019 through its Crafted by Lear pilot program.... Read More »

Mini's redesigned Countryman stretches into new segment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

The redesigned Mini Countryman has grown enough in size to compete in the compact crossover segment where it will take on both premium and volume players.... Read More »

VW to export U.S.-built Atlas to Russia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Volkswagen will export the seven-seat Atlas crossover to Russia from the United States starting at the end of next year, a source close to the company told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

JK Wrangler’s final act: Special editions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Jeep is stretching out consumer interest in the outgoing JK Wrangler by offering a number of special limited-edition packages over the next year while consumers await the arrival of the redesigned JL Wrangler in the second half of 2017.... Read More »

Ford steps up effort to hire people with autism

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Ford Motor Co. is expanding a program to employ adults with autism, bringing on an additional 12 to 24 hires next year.... Read More »

Japan's holdouts begin to embrace EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2016

Japanese automakers that never seemed interested in electric vehicles before are suddenly very interested.... Read More »

Audi's Keogh sees 2017 as another record-breaker

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

Audi's U.S. chief expects the luxury brand to post another record year of U.S. sales in 2017 on the back of a continued product offensive that includes the first major redesign of its top-selling nameplate.... Read More »

Toyota seeks to smooth supply stream

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Sean Suggs, vice president of manufacturing at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, spoke with News Editor Lindsay Chappell during last month's Southern Automotive Conference.... Read More »

VW revamp spares North American jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Volkswagen's North American operations will be spared from most of the 7,000 job cuts being made outside of Germany as part of a massive cost-saving effort.... Read More »

Only a few will get Maybach convertible

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

With 379 dealerships and only 75 units of the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet, how will Mercedes pass the vehicles around? By approaching its best customers first.... Read More »

EcoSport to be Ford's first import from India

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

The EcoSport crossover will be the first vehicle Ford Motor Co. imports from India, the latest sign of that country's importance to the Blue Oval.... Read More »

Versa Note now in sync with Nissan style

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

For model year 2017, Nissan brings the hatch version of its Versa in line with the rest of the brand's design look.... Read More »

Crain, MSX will hold auto tech summit in 2017

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Crain Communications Inc., the publisher of Automotive News, will team with MSX International to hold an automotive technology summit next September.... Read More »

BorgWarner ready for another acquisition

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

BorgWarner CEO James Verrier doesn't care which way the political winds blow. He wants to take the supplier deeper into hybrid and EV power electronics.... Read More »

Toyota, Daihatsu speed cooperation

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

Just months after Toyota enveloped Daihatsu as a wholly owned subsidiary, the companies are accelerating the pace of cooperation in hopes of taking a bigger slice of emerging markets.... Read More »

Slow to keep up with truck demand, Toyota takes dive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Toyota is paying a price for an over-reliance on cars in a market that's hot for pickups, crossovers and SUVs. Inadequate truck supplies, combined with big foreign exchange losses, sent Toyota Motor Corp.'s operating profit tumbling 43 percent in the latest quarter. The dive came despite aggressive cost cuts and rising worldwide sales.... Read More »

Incentives, currency sap Nissan's N.A. earnings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Rising incentives, stagnating sales and swinging foreign exchange rates savaged Nissan Motor Co.'s North American operating profit in the latest quarter. Executives warn conditions will only get tougher.... Read More »

Car stocks rise in October as consumers opt for trucks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

U.S. consumers binged on light trucks in October like never before, giving automakers a mild car inventory hangover.... Read More »

TRUMP: THE ROAD AHEAD

Auto funk or Trump bump? Market awaits clues

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2016

Just as U.S. auto sales stagnate after six years of steady growth, the industry faces an added jolt of uncertainty in the form of President-elect Donald Trump.... Read More »

Ford faces four more years of torment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2016

Ford Motor Co. spent a divisive election season defending itself from repeated attacks for moving work to Mexico. Now it looks like Ford will have to do the same for the next four years.... Read More »

Unifor deals leave unanswered questions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2016

Although Canadian Detroit 3 contract deals seem to have improved the country's industry, a number of unanswered questions remain.... Read More »

TRUMP: THE ROAD AHEAD

Suppliers may halt Mexico investment plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2016

If there's one thing a CEO hates, it's uncertainty.... Read More »

TRUMP: THE ROAD AHEAD

Changing math for EVs?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2016

Federal incentives for vehicles such as the battery-powered Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Bolt — which are as much as $7,500 — could be cut or eliminated to help make good on Donald Trump's campaign pledge to reduce federal spending, says AutoPacific analyst Dave Sullivan.... Read More »

 
Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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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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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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