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JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: Toyota's Green Bonds provide the green for auto lending

10:58 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Toyota Motor Financial's Green Bonds have proved to be a successful innovation and deserve a salute.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: GM lightweighting strategy starts to bear fruit

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

There's more to lightweighting than shedding pounds. It's about getting the weight out of the vehicle and beating your competitors on cost.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: In CFPB talks, Nissan's captive 'dedicated to protecting' consumers' right to negotiate rate

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

It's been more than three months since the CFPB settled with Toyota Motor Credit for potentially discriminatory auto lending. The bureau settled with America Honda Finance in July. But the CFPB isn't going anywhere.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my time, being driven by Audi's A7-based piloted driving concept was not unnerving. Indeed, as the vehicle prefers to travel at 130kph whenever legally possible and no more, it was a "spectacularly unspectacular" experience.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

BLOG: Why most new hybrids are cars, not crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

These are times of feast for crossovers and famine for cars. Meanwhile, automakers such as Hyundai and Honda are introducing new lines of green vehicles to meet global regulations -- and all of them are cars. Why not mix what consumers want with what automakers need to sell and make these vehicles crossovers?... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW pays out high rewards for failure

6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euros ($455 million) in salary and bonuses since 2011, a sum it condemned as "corporate excess on an epic scale."... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW pays out high rewards for failure

6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euros ($455 million) in salary and bonuses since 2011, a sum it condemned as "corporate excess on an epic scale."... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2016

The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution that puts the detection zone for gestures on the steering wheel instead of the center console.... Read More »

GABE NELSON

BLOG: Silicon Valley and Detroit: The best of frenemies

10:15 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

The world is witnessing unprecedented levels of both collaboration and competition between traditional automotive companies and high-tech newcomers such as Google, Uber and Tesla, which increasingly share a conviction that an opportunity has arrived to make transportation safer, cleaner and more accessible.... Read More »

BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to Paris, a laboratory for 21st century urban mobility.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal

4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management and supervisory boards amid the company's diesel scandal amazes me. It could also backfire.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper automakers' efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Invest in tech today, reap profits tomorrow

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2016

Dealers who see the value of technology will likely become the most profitable in the long run. Results from F&I technology providers show that the investment has long-term benefits.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

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

Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a model to rival the Maybach, the automaker's tech boss told a motoring magazine.... Read More »

BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2016

If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to Paris, a laboratory for 21st century urban mobility.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Why autonomous driving cars and minivans are just shiny pennies

11:38 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2016

In light of the announcement this week that Google and Fiat Chrysler are teaming up to build 100 autonomous Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans, can we take a moment to reconsider the whole rush to autonomous driving in general?... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Charging apps tackle China's EV infrastructure challenge

10:45 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2016

Electric vehicle face especially acute infrastructure challenges in China because few EV drivers can plug in at home. Instead, what is springing up is a marketplace for app-driven charging stations run by ambitious startup companies.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2016

Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric roof may be adopted by some rival automakers.... Read More »

KRISHNAN ANANTHARAMAN

BLOG: The hidden demand for self-driving vehicles

3:55 pm U.S. ET | May 5, 2016

If you want to understand the market for a self-driving vehicle, don't listen to what consumers say. Watch what they do.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't

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

Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combination with PSA Group has been a recurring rumor for years. The reason that the subject won't die is because the deal makes sense on a number of levels.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: For lease buyers, especially millennials, use the payment pitch

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2016

How F&I managers can overcome the challenge of selling F&I products to buyers who lease.... Read More »

JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: Well, isn't this a rational marketplace?

5:30 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

This far into the U.S. sales expansion, everybody has done the easy, the obvious. But going forward, any growth will require more risk.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Beyond GM and Ford on gearboxes, a dream list of joint ventures

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

If GM and Ford can work together to save time, money and engineering resources on transmissions, then other automakers could do the same thing on a number of important fronts.... Read More »

GABE NELSON

BLOG: Why Tesla's long waiting list for Model 3 needed a caveat

7:04 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2016

It is certainly possible Tesla had 400,000 reservations from people who intend to buy a Model 3. But we at Automotive News had reservations of our own before CEO Elon Musk clarified the situation.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

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

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 makes the substitute.... Read More »

 
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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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

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

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

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

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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... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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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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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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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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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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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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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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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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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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