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Daimler, Ferrari selling some new vehicles with faulty airbags, Senate report says

3:05 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Vans units and Ferrari are among a small group of automakers selling some new vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that will be subject to recalls by the end of 2018, a Senate report released said Wednesday.... Read More »

ACDelco sets July 31 deadline for scholarship applications

1:24 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

ACDelco set a July 31 application deadline for the 100 scholarships of $1,000 each that the parts maker will award to students enrolled in General Motors' service training program.... Read More »

Dow-DuPont shareholders approve $59 billion merger of equals

11:36 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Shareholders of Dow Chemical and DuPont approved the companies' historic merger, clearing a hurdle for the deal to close this year and for a later split into three entities. The impact of the transaction stands to ripple throughout the automotive supply chain.... Read More »

Ford, tequila maker Jose Cuervo team up on bioplastic project

1:59 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

Ford said it’s working with tequila producer Jose Cuervo to turn discarded agave plant fibers into bioplastic parts for vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GMC to take on Jeep?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

GMC to take on Jeep?; Takata manipulated test results in reports to Honda, audit finds; States plan to sue VW; Audi to boost EV spending - report; Ford Super Duty towing boast.... Read More »

Mexico emerges from 'lost decade'

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

For years, Mexico, with the second-largest economy in Latin America, at times was lucky to sell a million new vehicles a year locally while it exported twice that number. Now, the narrative has flipped.... Read More »

Apple and Google, meet Italdesign

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Italdesign, now 100 percent owned by Volkswagen Group, is seeking new design and concept business from other automakers.... Read More »

Honda audit finds Takata engineers manipulated airbag test data

8:45 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Japanese safety products supplier Takata routinely manipulated results of airbag inflator tests reported to Honda, according to an ongoing audit commissioned by the supplier and its biggest customer.... Read More »

Tesla working with suppliers to improve Autopilot

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Tesla is working with suppliers Bosch and Mobileye to refine its Autopilot technology, which has come under fire in recent weeks following a fatal accident that occurred while it was in use.... Read More »

GM scrambles after supplier bankruptcy

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Automakers don't like surprises — especially when the surprise involves a key supplier that unexpectedly goes belly-up.... Read More »

Hyundai Mobis seeks more non-Korean business

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Hyundai Mobis Co., an affiliated supplier of the Hyundai-Kia group, is targeting American and Japanese brands to expand business beyond its traditional Korean turf.... Read More »

Raw-material prices in check

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Raw material prices are inching up -- but forecasters believe that's about all they will do.... Read More »

DAVE SEDGWICK

Don't gamble on materials prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Making car parts is hard enough - don't complicate life by gambling on future material prices, a consultant warns.... Read More »

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Ex-Nokia exec outlines how Renault-Nissan will gain from self-driving cars

July 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault-Nissan's connected cars global chief, Ogi Redzic, says the alliance's investments in autonomous driving and connected services are key to helping the partners remain competitive as automakers increasingly become mobility providers.... Read More »

Wage discontent simmers at suppliers

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

Automotive suppliers are finding themselves in the crosshairs of wage issues this year as the industry continues to expand and seek look lower costs.... Read More »

Takata settles Florida airbag injury lawsuit

12:45 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

Lawyers for a Florida woman who was left a quadriplegic after a Takata airbag inflator deployed in a 2014 crash said Friday they had settled a lawsuit against the Japanese company.... Read More »

Denso to pay $255 million in antitrust case settlements to dealerships, consumers

3:17 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

Denso has agreed to pay $255 million in settlements between two class actions over price-fixing allegations in the U.S., the Japanese supplier said Friday in the latest development of the largest antitrust scandal in U.S. history.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: 'Pokemon Go' pushback

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

'Pokemon Go' pushback: Game craze prompts safety warnings; Detroit 3 share swaps; Jeep on global climb; Takata settles Fla. case; $255M Denso payout; Stamps depict vintage pickups.... Read More »

Japan's aluminum fabricators beef up U.S. output, betting on rising auto use

12:28 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

Japanese aluminum products makers such as UACJ and Kobe Steel are boosting output capacity in the U.S. in a bid to snare market share as automakers turn to the lighter metal to meet stricter environmental rules.... Read More »

BorgWarner to expand r&d operations in Michigan, add 76 jobs

10:24 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

BorgWarner plans to spend $27 million to expand its Auburn Hills operations near Detroit, a project expected to add 76 jobs, the state of Michigan said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Jeep gets billion-dollar boost

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

Jeep gets a billion-dollar boost from FCA, and a lovefest in Toledo hometown; U.S. senator seeks answers on Tesla safety; Ford backing map venture; Brexit slows European sales growth.... Read More »

Samsung seeks stake in China's BYD to boost chip business

11:47 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

Samsung Electronics said it was in talks to acquire a stake in Chinese automaker BYD, a move it said would help the South Korean electronics giant boost its chip business for electric vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Pressure mounts on Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

Pressure mounts on Tesla: Consumer Reports calls for disabling Autosteer, losing 'Autopilot' name; Shipper fined $98.9M in price-fix case; RAV4 ahead of CR-V; Ford's new recruit; Denso expansion.... Read More »

Infineon agrees to buy Wolfspeed to expand into EVs

July 14, 2016 13:29 CET

Infineon, Europe's biggest chipmaker, agreed to buy Wolfspeed Power to expand in fast-growing markets such as electric cars and the Internet of Things.... Read More »

Denso to expand thermal operations in Michigan, create 125 jobs

8:35 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

Denso Manufacturing Michigan, which makes automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems, is expanding in Battle Creek, Mich.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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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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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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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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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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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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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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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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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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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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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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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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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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