Suppliers

Continental still interested in mapping firm Here

Sept. 13, 2017 15:59 CET

Continental says it is still interested in working with digital mapping firm Here. A German report in July said the supplier was in talks to acquire an 8 to 10 percent stake in the company, which is controlled by BMW, Audi and Mercedes.... Read More »

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BLOG: Don't let regulation put the brakes on autonomous vehicle innovation

10:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

As we work to make autonomous driving a reality, one thing that has become clear is that innovation needs to be nurtured by policy, not regulation.... Read More »

Suppliers warn EPA against regulatory rollback

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

While auto manufacturers have welcomed the second-chance EPA review of mpg targets under the Trump administration, suppliers of emissions-control and fuel-efficiency technology are pushing back.... Read More »

Time's running out to apply for PACE Awards

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

Suppliers have until Sept. 14 to apply for the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Suppliers adjust powertrain plans as pressure mounts on combustion engines

Sept. 10, 2017 06:01 CET

As the internal combustion comes under increasing pressure because of air pollution and emissions fears, suppliers such as Bosch, Delphi and Continental are adjusting their powertrain operations.... Read More »

Brexit deterring suppliers, Jaguar Land Rover warns

Sept. 8, 2017 10:07 CET

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth said the automaker is starting to feel the first effects of Brexit, with international suppliers less willing to commit to the country.... Read More »

Denso gets $950,000 grant from Michigan for N.A. headquarters expansion

10:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2017

The state of Michigan will offer Denso International America a $950,000 grant as the Toyota-affiliated supplier expands its North American headquarters in suburban Detroit.... Read More »

VW eyes sale of assets accounting for 20% of revenue, report says

2:40 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2017

Volkswagen is actively working on deals to sell non-core assets accounting for as much as 20 percent of the German carmaker's annual revenues, The Wall Street Journal reported.... Read More »

Canada grants permit to Ambassador Bridge owner to build new bridge in Detroit

12:09 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2017

Canada's transportation agency has given conditional approval to Detroit International Bridge to build a long-sought new Detroit River bridge that would replace the aging Ambassador Bridge.... Read More »

India's Eicher set to offer up to $2 billion for Ducati, report says

Sept. 7, 2017 10:35 CET

Eicher Motors, maker of Royal Enfield motorcycles, is set to bid for VW Group's Ducati for up to $2 billion, an Indian daily paper reported.... Read More »

Shift to electric cars will boost steel demand, Thyssenkrupp says

Sept. 7, 2017 11:14 CET

Thyssenkrupp is highlighting the potential value of the steel business in future as major car industry customers shift away from combustion engines towards battery technologies.... Read More »

Knorr-Bremse's bid for Haldex dealt blow by Swedish regulator

Sept. 7, 2017 10:16 CET

German brake systems maker Knorr-Bremse's attempt to buy Swedish rival Haldex was dealt a blow when Sweden's securities regulator rejected its request to extend the acceptance period for its bid.... Read More »

How Delphi is building its autonomous tech team

Sept. 6, 2017 06:01 CET

Delphi's has spent the last two years turning its focus toward becoming a leader in developing technology for autonomous, connected and electric vehicles. One person playing a key role in this transition is David Paja, who told Automotive News Europe how Delphi is building its team.... Read More »

Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes

Sept. 4, 2017 11:23 CET

Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. The move comes as payment disputes with suppliers resulted in the temporary shutdown of production last month at four of the automaker's China factories.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for September

Sept. 4, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.... Read More »

Key Safety well-positioned, departing CEO says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

Jason Luo told Ford headhunters that he had to see Key Safety's acquisition of Takata through before moving on -- but now he's leaving Key with a plan for growth.... Read More »

China's Luxshare goes global in autos

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

Chinese computer supplier Luxshare just made a big play to move into the auto industry by acquiring ZF's body control unit.
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Toyota cozies up with suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2017

A major expansion of Toyota's North American r&d center will bring suppliers into product planning as much as two years earlier to cut costs and cycle times while improving quality.... Read More »

Supply chains await Harvey's ripple effects

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2017

As bad as Hurricane Harvey's destruction was to the Texas coastal area, it will likely continue spinning out trouble for auto industry logistics in the weeks ahead.... Read More »

Honda reaches $605 million U.S. settlement over Takata airbags

1:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Honda said it agreed to a $605 million so-called economic loss settlement covering more than 16 million vehicles in the United States with potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators.... Read More »

Flex-N-Gate to build r&d operation near Detroit

1:40 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Supplier Flex-N-Gate plans to invest $2.2 million and create 50 jobs at a new r&d center near Detroit in Sterling Heights, Mich.... Read More »

ANE's September issue goes live Monday

Sept. 1, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, September 4. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.... Read More »

Visteon sees riches in dashboard wars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2017

As Detroit and Silicon Valley jockey for control of the screens inside your car, auto supplier Visteon is setting itself up to cash in either way.... Read More »

ZF sells Body Control Systems division to China's Luxshare

11:47 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2017

German auto supplier ZF has sold its Body Control Systems division to China's Luxshare as it reshapes its portfolio of technologies for a new era of self-driving and electric cars.... Read More »

Hyundai restarts China production after supplier resumes deliveries

Aug. 30, 2017 09:58 CET

Hyundai has restarted operations at all of its four plants in China after a supplier resumed deliveries of necessary parts, averting an extended production halt in its biggest market.... Read More »

 
Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

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

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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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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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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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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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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