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Japan's Takata files another attempt to stay U.S. airbag lawsuits

4:56 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2017

Takata filed for bankruptcy protection to pause lawsuits against the company over faulty airbag inflators -- more than a month after its American unit filed for bankruptcy.... Read More »

Truck gains offset car concerns, supplier execs say

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2017

The shift to more-lucrative light trucks, plus strong sales in other global markets offset worries about the drop in car volume, major suppliers told Wall Street analysts in New York.... Read More »

Takata seeks to suspend airbag victims' lawsuits against carmakers

6:35 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2017

Takata will ask a U.S. judge on Wednesday to suspend lawsuits against automakers that have been brought by people injured by its faulty airbags, something that opponents say is an abuse of the law.... Read More »

Nissan agrees to $98 million settlement on Takata economic loss claims

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2017

Nissan agreed to a $97.7 million settlement to resolve class-action consumer economic loss claims tied to the recall of 4.4 million vehicles with Takata airbag inflators.... Read More »

Martinrea's adjusted Q2 profits rise 26% on efficiency gains

3:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2017

Canadian metal parts supplier Martinrea posted a boost in net income and profit margins during the second quarter after taking one-time charges for closing a plant in Detroit a year ago.... Read More »

Adient to close Recaro plant in suburban Detroit

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2017

Adient is closing a seat assembly plant in suburban Detroit in a move that will affect 129 employees.... Read More »

Bosch builds China plant to make latest regenerative braking system

Aug. 8, 2017 11:15 CET

Bosch has broken ground on a 779-million-yuan (100-million-euro) plant in the east China city of Nanjing to produce a new regenerative braking system for energy-saving vehicles that include hybrid and electric vehicles.... Read More »

Road to the future paved with doubt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

The industry has been suiting up for a new world of electric and autonomous vehicles for the past few years. But as auto sales soften, some executives are having a moment of angst.... Read More »

ANE's August issue goes live Monday

Aug. 4, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, August 7. The new edition looks at how surging sales of SUVs have altered demand in nearly every vehicle segment in Europe and why that will continue.... Read More »

German automakers will stop developing combustion engines in six years, Continental says

Aug. 3, 2017 13:30 CET

German carmakers are likely to stop developing new combustion engines in as little as six years as they focus investments in electric cars and self-driving technology, Continental said.... Read More »

Automakers, suppliers grapple with rapid pace of tech development

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2017

Automakers, suppliers and startups are scrambling to develop technologies such as those needed for self-driving vehicles at a speed never seen before in the auto industry, says one financial veteran.... Read More »

Continental Q2 profit falls 10% on r&d, production costs

Aug. 3, 2017 14:34 CET

Continental's second-quarter operating profit fell 10 percent as the supplier raised spending on production and r&d. The company slightly lifted its sales outlook on growing demand for electric-car components.... Read More »

Yanfeng positions itself as one-stop interiors shop

4:54 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Shanghai's Yanfeng has formed in-house business incubators to develop new products for vehicle interiors, such as lighting, "smart" surfaces with capacitive controls and self-cleaning cockpit materials.... Read More »

IBM's autonomous tech focused on helping those with disabilities

5:50 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

IBM's foray into autonomous car design focuses on people with disabilities. The technology company last year unveiled its Watson-powered self-driving shuttle, called Olli.... Read More »

JACK WALSWORTH

BLOG: Challengers have come; steel goes on

5:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

With 30 years behind it, the Auto/Steel Partnership can reflect on a number of technology challenges.... Read More »

Data desires make auto, tech companies a good fit

4:22 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Silicon Valley and Detroit need each other -- for data and for image enhancement, Lear CEO Matt Simoncini says.... Read More »

Magna's Walker takes issue with industry expectations for EVs, self-driving cars

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Automakers are overstating the market potential of electric cars and the timeframe for when self-driving vehicles arrive, charged Don Walker, CEO of Magna International, the Canadian supplier.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Sitting higher, but selling lower in July

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Sitting higher, but selling lower in July: Snyder's takeaways; Refocusing AutoNation; German diesel deal; Nissan kid-safety alert; Lesson 1: Who is Adient?; 'Cars are like guns.'... Read More »

GM's Bolt signals innovation in supplier contracts

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

The Chevrolet Bolt has drawn considerable media attention, but the supplier deals General Motors forged to build it may prove equally important.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2017 Cadillac XT5

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Suppliers listed include P&R Fasteners, Stabilus, Molded Acoustical Products, Haartz and Behr-Hella Thermocontrol.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2017 Nissan Versa

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Suppliers listed include Elringklinger, Denso, Yokohama Rubber, Bosch and Magni Group.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2017 Ford GT

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Suppliers listed include Brembo, Filtran, Omron, Pittsburgh Glass Works and Federal-Mogul.... Read More »

Magna Steyr visits familiar territory with Jaguar I-Pace

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

The most technically complex Jaguar ever made, the battery-powered I-Pace, will be built in Graz, Austria, by Magna Steyr.... Read More »

Metal 'printing': If you can design it, you can build it

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

The auto industry has been cautious in considering the prospects of 3-D printing in plastic. But what happens if manufacturers could print parts in metal?... Read More »

Q&A: GANESH PANNEER

Mixed materials are lightening loads, says Novelis exec

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Few automakers have switched vehicle bodies to aluminum, but the lightweight metal is making inroads. Aluminum supplier Novelis' Ganesh Panneer says vehicles made from mixed materials are emerging.... Read More »

 
Tesla pulls up short in Germany test run

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2017

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One of Germany's strongest EV proponents decided to ditch his Tesla Model S because of range anxiety ...
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A peek inside's VW's secret fortress

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10 2017

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VW opened up to reporters its secretive proving grounds near Wolfsburg where the company's brightest ...
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German diesel summit must succeed in restoring confidence in fuel

Christiaan Hetzner
5:25 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1 2017

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What VW Group's emissions fraud failed to achieve, Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn may accomplish: turn G ...
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German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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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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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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German sales rise 1.5% in July despite diesel slump
German registrations rose by 1.5 percent in July despite a 13 percent fall in diesel car sales. ...
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Spanish sales rise nearly 3%, boosted by tourism
Spanish new-car sales grew by 2.5 percent in July as business registrations continued to offset fall ...
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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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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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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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Skoda names VW Group veteran Stefani as design chief
Skoda has named Oliver Stefani as its new design head. Stefani replaces Jozef Kaban, who left Skoda ...
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Aston Martin names Maserati exec as powertrain boss
Aston Martin has named Maserati's Joerg Ross as its new head of powertrain. ...
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VW brand confirms Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core passenger ...
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VW brand names Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core Volkswage ...
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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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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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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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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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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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