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VIDEO: First Shift: F-150, Expedition gain power, lose weight

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2017

F-150, Expedition gain power, lose weight; Conquering self-driving anxiety: Adaptive cruise control, ride-sharing may help; VW replacing plant boss in Tenn.; Takata bankruptcy soon?... Read More »

Takata plans to file for bankruptcy as early as next week, report says

3:05 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

Airbag maker Takata is preparing to file for bankruptcy as early as next week as it works toward a preliminary deal for financial backing from Key Safety Systems, Reuters reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ghosn: No hidden bonus plan

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

Ghosn: No hidden bonus plan; As diesel scandals swirl, Bosch expands electric-scooter sharing; Double dose of Jaguar; Tesla, Fisker product peeks; Renault nail polish promo panned.... Read More »

Bosch said to plan semiconductor plant in Germany

June 15, 2017 13:21 CET

Bosch is investing $1.12 billion in a semiconductor plant in eastern Germany, a company source told Reuters, highlighting the supplier's ambitions in self-driving cars and the industrial Internet. The factory would be a boost for the state of Saxony which has sought to rebrand itself as "Silicon Saxony."... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Apple CEO on 'mother of all AI projects'

3:15 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2017

Apple CEO: 'We are focusing on autonomous systems'; GM has made 130 self-driving Bolts, Barra says; Uber CEO to take leave of absence; Waymo cuts koala car; New way to reward Ghosn?... Read More »

LG Chem denies $6 billion battery deal with VW

June 13, 2017 10:31 CET

LG Chem has denied a report that it has signed a $6.2 billion deal to supply batteries to Volkswagen Group as the automaker plans to launch its lineup of purpose-built EVs. LG already supplies batteries to the group as well as other major carmakers such as GM and Renault.... Read More »

Aftermarket parts visionary Vic Edelbrock Jr. dies at 80

11:38 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Aftermarket performance parts visionary Vic Edelbrock Jr passed away Friday at the age of 80 after complications from a cold.... Read More »

GM sees more room to cut rental sales

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

By selling still-fewer vehicles to Enterprise and Hertz, GM hopes to boost residual values and improve the economics of its leasing business.... Read More »

French auto-parts workers in election spotlight after appeal to president

June 12, 2017 10:45 CET

Workers from a threatened French auto-parts factory have secured a meeting with Finance Ministry officials and their main carmaker clients, Renault and PSA, after a union delegation accosted President Emmanuel Macron. The situation is a test of Macron's economic interventionism as the country conducts parliamentary elections.... Read More »

NHTSA urged to accelerate Takata recall work

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

Lawmakers are urging NHTSA to step its work on the Takata recall amid concerns about a leadership vacuum at the agency and a persistent shortage of parts.... Read More »

Bosch software enabled VW, Fiat emissions cheating, study says

June 9, 2017 14:02 CET

Bosch created the software that enabled VW Group to evade diesel-emissions standards for years, a study said. The Bosch code was also used in a so-called defeat device for a Fiat Chrysler vehicle, according to the study by researchers at German and U.S. universities.... Read More »

Bosch software enabled emissions violations by VW, FCA, study says

7:48 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

A study alleges that Robert Bosch created the software that enabled Volkswagen AG to evade diesel emissions standards for years.... Read More »

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How Bosch aims to be No. 1 in electromobility

June 9, 2017 06:01 CET

Bosch plans to leverage its dominant market position in combustion engine technology to become the leading supplier of zero-emissions solutions for electric vehicle manufacturers.... Read More »

Autoliv says it will accelerate beyond $12 billion annual sales target

8:18 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

The near-collapse of airbag maker Takata has cleared the road for bigger rival Swedish rival Autoliv, but higher orders have yet to translate into share price gains.... Read More »

Continental to supply self-driving parts to China EV startup NIO

June 8, 2017 06:01 CET

Continental has been contracted to supply Chinese electric-vehicle startup NIO with parts for self-driving vehicles. NIO, formerly known as NextEV, will launch its ES8 electric crossover early next year.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Musk on semis, safety ... and fertilizer

2:15 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2017

Musk on semis, safety ... and fertilizer; Tesla roadblock in La.; Delphi robo-taxi venture; Hot crossovers mean less downtime for Ford plant; Bosch,TomTom join forces on maps.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Data: Gold mine or land mine?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2017

Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech companies.... Read More »

Toyota holds off BMW to remain most valuable car brand; Tesla rises to No. 8

June 5, 2017 06:01 CET

Toyota defended its title as the world's most valuable car brand in a new ranking, holding off BMW and Mercedes. Tesla overtook Land Rover and Porsche in the study by market researcher Kantar Millward Brown.... Read More »

Feinberg may be tapped to run Takata compensation fund

8:06 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2017

A federal judge may tap longtime compensation adviser Kenneth Feinberg to oversee claims for nearly $1 billion that Takata will pay to victims of defective airbag inflators linked to numerous deaths and injuries.... Read More »

Icahn expands aftermarket business with Precision acquisition

1:10 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2017

Carl Icahn's investment company has agreed to acquire Precision Auto Care, adding more than 250 locations to the investor's interest in 1,000 auto-repair shops.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for June

June 5, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the big challenges that automakers face on the road to fully autonomous driving.... Read More »

Motormindz consulting firm attracting industry brass

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2017

Startup consulting firm motormindz is attracting a well-known stable of auto industry veterans.... Read More »

Online auction ACV adds 8 markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2017

ACV's expansion to eight additional markets shows that, despite the collapse of Beepi, there are still other startups seeking to find a niche in the remarketing world.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Data: Gold mine or land mine?

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

Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech companies such as Apple and Google. But while this information is valuable, it might not be the carmakers who profit.... Read More »

 
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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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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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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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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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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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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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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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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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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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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