Suppliers

Wiring supplier Leoni defrauded of 40 million euros

Aug. 16, 2016 15:47 CET

German wiring systems maker Leoni has been the subject of a fraud which has cost the supplier 40 million euros ($45 million). Leoni said fraudsters had used falsified documents and identities to funnel company funds abroad.... Read More »

Hyundai exec, seeking Silicon Valley tie-ups, wants to knock down fortress mentality

6:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2016

A go-it-alone strategy won’t cut it anymore, says Hwang Seung Ho, Hyundai’s executive vice president of information technology development. He thinks the carmaker needs to be far more open to tie-ups with tech upstarts and Silicon Valley giants to remain competitive in the race to dominate the coming era of connected cars and autonomous driving.... Read More »

Harman senses software opportunities

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

Harman International is looking for more business from luxury and nonluxury automakers.... Read More »

Q&A: JAMES VERRIER, CEO, BORGWARNER

BorgWarner will weather diesel decline

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

BorgWarner sees its markets slow a bit -- but they're still growing.... Read More »

GM prescribes headache relief in Brazil

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

Turmoil in Brazil and other South American markets has sapped demand and prompted automakers to slash production.... Read More »

The era of disconnected driving?

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

As consumers line up for crossovers and other all-wheel-drive vehicles, suppliers report big new demand for a technology that delivers awd only some of the time.... Read More »

DAVID SEDGWICK

When the driver is gone, things get interesting

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

Delphi Automobile's Aug. 1 announcement of plans to launch a ride-hailing service were an attention grabber.... Read More »

Toyota pickup plant feels the squeeze

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

Toyota is scrambling to produce more Tacomas as competition among midsize pickups heats up.... Read More »

Faurecia’s data-driven factory

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

Faurecia's newest U.S. factory will generate so much data that it will have to employ its own mathematician.... Read More »

Suppliers keep wheeling and dealing

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

Seemingly unworried about wobbly global markets, automotive suppliers are wheeling and dealing to acquire each other or dump underperforming assets.... Read More »

DIRECT CONNECT

Smartphone app, onboard device link dealers and service customers

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

Industry veteran Steve Torok and tech whiz Sterling Pratz team up to offer Dealer Connect, which enables dealerships and customers to keep in touch with each other about service issues and recalls.... Read More »

Mazda rolls out new training program to address air bag recalls

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

Faced with the need to replace as many as 1.5 million potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, Mazda will train less-experienced service technicians to perform what a company executive calls a "relatively easy fix."... Read More »

Linamar Q2 earnings rise 31% to $121 million

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2016

Linamar Corp., boosted by gains across its business segments and an acquisition earlier this year, said it posted net earnings of $120.8 million ($157.3 million Canadian) in the second quarter -- a 31 percent increase from the year earlier period.... Read More »

Plastic Omnium gets OK to buy Faurecia's exteriors business but must sell factories

Aug. 12, 2016 14:25 CET

French supplier Plastic Omnium won approval from EU regulators to acquire Faurecia's bumpers and front-end modules business on the condition that it sells seven Faurecia plants. Faurecia is selling its exteriors business to eliminate its debt and enable it to accelerate investment in technologies for sustainable mobility and connectivity.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman

6:21 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2016

Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. Output is expected to peak at more than 53,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Clinton's Motor City message

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

Clinton's Motor City message; Ford worker shot, killed; Lear's Simoncini, GM's Barra weigh in on sales; Toyota pumps more into R&D; Cure for weak FM signals; Karma reveals Revero.... Read More »

Schaeffler Q2 profit jumps on strong component demand, cost cuts

Aug. 11, 2016 14:30 CET

Schaeffler's second-quarter profit rose 14 percent helped by growing demand for its auto components and cost savings at its industrial division.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: 'Miles away' from GM, Unifor says

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

'Miles away' from GM, Unifor says; Per-store sales drop predicted for '16; Audi exec questioned; Cox personnel move; Nissan anthropologist adds human element to autonomous cars.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Bosch will have 'significant share' of connected car business, top exec says

Aug. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Bosch predicts that half of all new cars sold in Europe will have some level of connectivity by 2020. The supplier expects to have a substantial share of this business, the executive in charge of this technology, Dirk Hoheisel, explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Self-driving cars spur more automotive M&A in Silicon Valley

7:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2016

The auto industry's self-driving revolution has spurred the biggest two years of automotive supplier takeovers in a decade. The total value of automotive supplier deals in 2015 and 2016 was $74.4 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, with each of those years far exceeding the $17.7 billion annual average in the previous 10 years.... Read More »

Online used-car startup Carvana gets $160 million in new funding

7:11 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2016

Online used-car startup Carvana, known for delivering vehicles through vending machines, said today it closed a $160 million funding round that brought the total raised to nearly half a billion dollars.... Read More »

Leuliette wins temporary halt to Visteon lawsuit; case will go to arbitration

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Former Visteon CEO Tim Leuliette appeared to win an early round in litigation with his former employer, after U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg in Detroit agreed to temporarily halt Visteon's lawsuit against him in a severance pay dispute that could be worth $40 million.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A missed opportunity for dealers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Dealers missing chance to court Middle Eastern buyers, diversity expert says; Why Jaguar is heating up; 'New Way to Look at Fiat'; Mitsu crossover spied; 9-speed gearbox glitch.... Read More »

Hitachi Automotive to pay $55.5 million fine for role in U.S. price-fixing

1:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Hitachi Automotive Systems agreed to plead guilty to fixing the price of shock absorbers installed in U.S. autos, and to pay a criminal fine of $55.48 million, the Justice Department said in a statement on Tuesday.... Read More »

Karma preps Revero plug-in hybrid for late '16 launch

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Prototypes of the Karma Revero have been spotted during hot-weather testing in Death Valley, Calif., ahead of the plug-in hybrid's Sept. 8 debut in Orange County, Calif. The four-door, coupe-styled sedan is expected to be more of a continuation of the Fisker Karma than an all-new car.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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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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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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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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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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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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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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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