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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. Especially surprising was that Sunderland, where Nissan has a massive car plant, voted emphatically to exit the EU.... Read More »

GUEST BLOG: STEVEN L. OBERHOLTZER

BLOG: Why the new era of auto industry collaboration creates risks

12:23 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Without proper management, automotive technology collaborations have the potential to result not only in fundamental structural changes to the traditional auto industry, but further diminution of its leadership and clout.... Read More »

BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: Goodbye to the Europe I knew

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

I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. A place I loved called Britain may no longer be so great any more.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche during the final lap of the race. I was with Toyota's executive team members when their elation was transformed into complete deflation last weekend.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Better, but still behind

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Automakers trail lenders in the number of women in leadership positions, a study shows.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting patiently to get into the hall at what promises to be an extraordinary and very lengthy gathering, during which the automaker is expected to face some acrimonious questioning.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting patiently to get into the hall at what promises to be an extraordinary and very lengthy gathering, during which the automaker is expected to face some acrimonious questioning.... Read More »

ZAC PALMER

BLOG: Acura NSX goes mountain racing in EV mode

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

Acura, looking to burnish its race engineering chops, will field a four-motor, all-electric NSX prototype at this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Should NHTSA take another look at automatic transmission shifters?

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

The days when you could seamlessly transition from one brand of car to another and shift the vehicle into gear without thinking about it are gone.... Read More »

VINCE BOND JR.

BLOG: Before the Cavs' big win, auto ad agency urged fans to believe

2:40 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

When the Cleveland Cavaliers were down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, and things looked bleak, ad agency Tier10 shot an inspiring spot for Ohioans about the power of belief.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least because one of the executives on the podium is the official target of an investigation into criminal misconduct.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Is Toyota's Alvark the worst. Basketball team name. Ever?

1:35 pm U.S. ET | June 17, 2016

Ponder if you will, the word “Alvark.” It's actually the name of the professional Japan-league basketball team owned by Toyota. Yet, like many of Toyota's other made-up names, including Camry and Yaris, Alvark epitomizes the company's almost desperate genius for inventing quizzical monikers.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Take a lesson from the top closers

11:30 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2016

Choose your words wisely, dealers. Your email diction could make or break a deal.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: What's really behind Chevy's attacks: GM thinks the Ford F-150 is vulnerable

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

The rocks General Motors is dumping on Ford's aluminum-bodied F-150 were a long time coming. For the first time in decades, the F-150 looks vulnerable to GM. The aluminum-bodied F-150 has not been quite the raging success Ford would like everyone to believe.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Inside one of the last of Ford's flatheads

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Through this time-lapse video, you can see the intricate, and often unseen, design of the Ford flathead.... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: Musk, in defense of Tesla, channels his inner Trump

12:35 pm U.S. ET | June 10, 2016

Elon Musk should be awarded an honorary degree from Trump University for his tendency to write off any negative story as a dishonest smear attempt regardless of the evidence.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2016

Ford of Europe's 6.3 operating margin in the first quarter and its $434 million pre-tax profit were impressive after the automaker lost $42 million during the same period last year.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2016

Ford of Europe's 6.3 operating margin in the first quarter and its $434 million pre-tax profit were impressive after the automaker lost $42 million during the same period last year.... Read More »

DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Why GM and Ford shares languish

3:53 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Executives at Ford and General Motors are chagrined that their genuinely impressive financial results have not won them more love on Wall Street. Instead, share prices are sluggish.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Prime borrowers poised to reshape used leasing, financing

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

Prime borrowers, the most attractive candidates to auto lenders, aren’t unusual. A low monthly payment is music to their ears, too.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

BLOG: Meet Elon Musk, seasoned auto executive

6:58 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2016

The Model 3 is at least a year away. In the meantime -- and in the absence of additional core products -- Elon Musk will have to walk that fine line between sustaining investor enthusiasm and tempering expectations.... Read More »

DUSTIN WALSH

BLOG: Planet M aims to shift Michigan's orbit from manufacturing to mobility

12:38 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2016

Michigan, while still the world's largest automotive epicenter, is changing, and the state's leaders, business and political, must make way for an industry with shrinking labor needs and greater emphasis on talent and technology.... Read More »

BRUCE GAIN

BLOG: Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and be stowed -- and charged -- in the trunk.... Read More »

JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: A bloodbath for passenger cars

5:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

May was Carmageddon. It was an off month for U.S. auto sales overall -- down 6.1 percent in a month short on weekends and selling days -- but a bloodbath for passenger cars.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Another reason to pitch the value of service contracts

11:30 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Most consumers weigh the cost of replacement parts in their vehicle purchase decision, a recent survey shows. That could mean an opportunity for F&I managers to sell more service contracts.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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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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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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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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