Product and design

Lincoln's lines fall into place

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2016

Since taking over as Lincoln's design director nearly three years ago, David Woodhouse has launched a design language signified by a unique grille look and classic proportions.... Read More »

Infiniti still believes in feats of clay

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2016

In a world of digital design, old-school clay models may seem an anachronism that will someday fade away. But Infiniti's top designer says the iconic modeling medium is here to stay.... Read More »

Nissan returns to Japan's most exclusive address

1:36 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

Nissan's flagship showroom has returned to Japan's most exclusive, priciest address -- Tokyo's glitzy Ginza district, flush with department stores and geisha clubs. A sleek new two-story showroom sits at the shopping district's main neon-soaked intersection.... Read More »

Chevy will equip next Equinox with diesel engine in global push

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be shorter and lighter than the model it replaces and will be the first compact crossover offered in the U.S. with a diesel engine, General Motors said late Thursday.... Read More »

Smart to offer EVs and traditional engines across the lineup

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Smart will become the only major auto brand to offer its entire model lineup with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive, Mercedes-Benz said today.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities.... Read More »

Mazda, Bentley, Lambo join list of brands skipping Paris show

Sept. 21, 2016 06:01 CET

Mazda, Bentley and Lamborghini have joined Ford, Rolls-Royce and Volvo on the list of automakers that will skip the Paris auto show, which starts next week. The Japanese, British and Italian automakers will instead focus on smaller events that are less costly.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Why GM should remember the fate of the EV1

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

Had GM nurtured the seeds it planted with the EV1 and continued to improve its technology, the company probably would have not been embarrassed two years later by the Toyota Prius.... Read More »

Subaru spied testing its new three-row utility vehicle ahead of 2018 or 2019 launch

11:35 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

Subaru is gearing up for another run at the large utility-vehicle market with a new three-row vehicle. It could debut in 2018 as a 2019 model and would replace the failed Tribeca, which ended production in 2012.... Read More »

Chevy Bolt EV to be priced at $37,495 before tax credit, GM says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

The Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle will have a starting price of $37,495, including shipping, making it $29,995 after a federal tax credit available to many buyers, General Motors said today.... Read More »

Autonomous Fusion follows the rules

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

Ford's autonomous driving technology -- which it has been developing over the past decade -- was on display for reporters and analysts last week. Ford Fusion Hybrids built in 2012 and 2013 completed a 10-minute course around Ford's campus without any human intervention.... Read More »

Stelvio caught on video

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

An Alfa Romeo Stelvio made an appearance in a YouTube video on FCA's channel.... Read More »

Genesis' speed push is on slow track

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

Hyundai Motor Co. is expanding into performance cars and luxury cars, but what about performance-luxury cars?... Read More »

Did Apple bite off more than it could chew?

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

A few years ago, Apple Inc.'s celebrity chiefs, including the late Steve Jobs, could get pretty snarky when discussing the auto industry. It's hard to tell, given Apple's secretive ways, but the tech giant's own efforts in the auto business don't appear to be going well these days.... Read More »

BMW's top brass caught in electric divide

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

Tesla envy among German luxury carmakers remains at a fever pitch, as Automotive News pointed out this month. Indeed, BMW's top executives will skip next week's Paris auto show to wrestle with how to react to the U.S. upstart.... Read More »

Breaking down barriers to Ram launch

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

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has streamlined its decision-making process in an effort to get the high-priority launch of the Ram 1500 pickup right, and keep it on schedule.... Read More »

This transmission goes to 11

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

Honda has pushed gearbox boundaries by patenting a new 11-speed, three-clutch transmission. The 11-speed would be a world's first and would achieve better fuel economy and faster shifting response, Honda said in a filing with the Japan Patent Office.... Read More »

Volvo unveils V90 Cross Country

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

Volvo expects to lure buyers who don’t want a tall crossover to its sportier new V90 Cross Country wagon.... Read More »

Q&A

Kate Fabian's tricky task at Genesis

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

Kate Fabian knows she has a tricky task in challenging the established luxury brands, particularly the German ones, without slavishly copying their entire playbooks.... Read More »

Sources: Porsche's 1st wagon to debut in '17

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

A wagon version of the redesigned Panamera sedan is set to be introduced at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

Porsche's Tesla fighter: Panamera plug-in hybrid

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

Porsche will unveil a Panamera plug-in hybrid this month at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

Chevy's midengine Corvette?

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

Spy photos appear to show the long-rumored, midengine Chevrolet Corvette.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

VW teases EV concept that it says heralds 'new era' for brand

Sept. 16, 2016 12:50 CET

Volkswagen today released teaser pictures of an electric car that it hopes will lead the automaker out of its diesel scandal and into an electrified future.... Read More »

Fiat trims prices, adds features to fight tiny-car bias

11:47 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

After a rough 2016 for small cars in the U.S., Italy's puckish Fiat brand is resetting itself for the 2017 model year with lower prices, more content and simpler packages of features within each offering. Fiat is cutting prices in the U.S. by 5 percent to 10 percent on many vehicles, based on examples provided by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unit.... Read More »

Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce among automakers skipping Paris show as glitz fades in Web age

Sept. 15, 2016 11:38 CET

Ford, Volvo and Rolls-Royce are among the automakers skipping the Paris auto show as the once-unmissable event succumbs to changes sweeping the auto industry. Instead of spending millions to woo consumers to crowded exhibition centers, companies are reaching out to buyers where they like to spend time -- on Instagram and blogs.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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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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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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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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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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