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KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN

BLOG: How the iPhone has changed our industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2017

We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to acknowledge the profound influence this youthful product has had over the century-old auto industry.... Read More »

Jaguar expects E-Pace to become its top-seller

July 13, 2017 21:00 CET

Jaguar predicts that its new E-Pace premium compact SUV will become its top-seller, overtaking the larger F-Pace crossover because it will more attainable than its big brother. The E-Pace will start at 28,500 pounds in the UK and 34,950 euros in the rest of Europe.... Read More »

Faurecia opens 2nd Moroccan factory, plans 3rd

July 13, 2017 16:51 CET

Faurecia plans to open a third Moroccan plant to build car interiors and emissions control parts for customers including its parent, PSA. The supplier announced the plant while inaugurating its second Moroccan production site, which will build seats.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover taps Magna, China for E-Pace output

3:22 pm U.S. ET | July 13, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover, Britain's biggest automaker, will build its new E-Pace compact crossover in Austria and China, the first of its vehicles only to be manufactured outside of its home market, the U.K.... Read More »

Continental, Osram plan vehicle lighting joint venture, report says

3:56 pm U.S. ET | July 12, 2017

Auto suppliers Continental and Osram are planning to set up a joint venture to develop lighting products for the automotive industry, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: High-stakes game for automakers

2:45 pm U.S. ET | July 12, 2017

Study: Many contenders, few winners in next-gen car tech; Ride-hailing vs. car-sharing; Audi: States must OK use of hands-free tech; Demon indemnity; Toddler has knack for nameplates.... Read More »

Billions at risk to be first with self-driving cars

July 12, 2017 10:07 CET

The race to produce the first fully autonomous car will be a process of elimination, with more than 50 major competitors spending billions of dollars, only for the field to be reduced to a handful of winners over the next decade, according to a new study.... Read More »

High stakes as automakers wager on new connected transport ecosystem

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2017

The auto industry is betting billions of dollars in a global game of roulette involving connected, autonomous, shared and electric vehicles, with clear winners and losers.... Read More »

Valeo eyes selling unit to win EU OK for FTE deal

July 12, 2017 10:29 CET

Valeo is considering selling a hydraulic actuator business to Italian company Raicam to get regulatory clearance for its planned takeover of German clutch maker FTE.... Read More »

U.S. says 2.7 million additional Takata inflators to be recalled

12:28 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

NHTSA said new testing is prompting Takata to declare 2.7 million airbag inflators defective in Ford, Nissan and Mazda vehicles built from 2012 to 2015.... Read More »

Faraday Future halts work on Nevada car plant

6:36 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

Faraday Future, the electric-vehicle startup backed by LeEco founder Jia Yueting, halted plans to build a $1 billion factory in Nevada as the troubled tycoon fights for the survival of his Chinese car business.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in Dingolfing, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 180,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

Lynk & CO sedan caught testing in Germany

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Spy photographers snapped a Lynk & CO 03 sedan being tested in Germany. The car is expected to debut in 2018 in China and come to the U.S. later.... Read More »

Cooper-Standard expects to double China sales in 4 years

12:44 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Cooper-Standard expects to double China revenues by 2021 by expanding output of sealing, fuel system and anti-vibration components to meet rising auto production, CEO Jeffrey Edwards said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Musk rockets to top of CEO pay list

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Musk rockets to top in CEO pay; Honda confirms death of person repairing car equipped with Takata inflator; Feinberg moving on to FCA?; Subaru in passing lane; Confident in Camry... Read More »

Honda confirms 11th U.S. death tied to ruptured Takata airbag inflator

1:46 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Honda confirmed an 11th U.S. death involving one of its vehicles tied to a faulty Takata airbag. The incident occurred in Florida when an individual was working on repairs for a 2001 Honda Accord.... Read More »

Revisions to Top Suppliers supplement

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

The Top Suppliers supplement in some editions of the June 26 issue had some errors and omissions. Here is the corrected information.... Read More »

Suppliers invited to apply for 2018 PACE awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Suppliers have until Sept. 5 to apply for the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards, which identify and honor game-changing and commercialized innovations in technology and processes.... Read More »

Honda, Hitachi form EV motor venture

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Japan's Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Motor signed an agreement to form a joint venture to develop motors for electric vehicles.... Read More »

KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN

How the iPhone changed our industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to acknowledge the profound influence this youthful product has had over the century-old auto industry.... Read More »

TRADE TENSIONS

Industry braces for Trump decision on steel

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2017

Automakers are concerned about the unintended consequences of any restrictions on steel, including a potential decline in domestic auto production and the risk of triggering a global trade war.... Read More »

Germany's Innogy enters Calif. EV charging market

3:17 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2017

Innogy, Germany's biggest energy company, has set up a subsidiary in California offering charging points for electric vehicles in competition with the top network, ChargePoint.... Read More »

Magna has Plan B if Slovenia car plant plan stalls

July 7, 2017 14:30 CET

Car parts supplier Magna International said it will invest elsewhere in Europe if Slovenia does not soon approve the first phase of a planned 1.2 billion euro vehicle production site.... Read More »

GM, Mercedes, VW urged by China to recall vehicles with faulty Takata airbags

9:52 pm U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

China's top quality watchdog pressed GM, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen to fulfill their obligations to recall vehicles in China affected by faulty Takata airbags.... Read More »

LeEco's billionaire founder pleads for time as creditors circle

2:19 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

LeEco Chairman Jia Yueting asked for more time to repay debt and realize his ambitions of disrupting the automobile industry, days after a Chinese court froze billions of dollars in assets controlled by him and associated companies.... Read More »

 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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