Suppliers

Wilbur Ross vetted for key posts in Trump cabinet

1:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Wilbur Ross, who launched automotive supplier IAC Group in 2006, is under consideration by President-elect Donald Trump for two key cabinet positions, according to several reports.... Read More »

RANDY MILLER

5 survival keys for the industry disruption ahead

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Automakers and suppliers need to open up and collaborate to avoid being swept aside by more agile companies.... Read More »

Samsung-Harman deal could speed infotainment advances

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

The union of consumer giant Samsung Electronics Co. and automotive leader Harman International Industries will speed up developments in future vehicle infotainment products.... Read More »

Crain, MSX will hold auto tech summit in 2017

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Crain Communications Inc., the publisher of Automotive News, will team with MSX International to hold an automotive technology summit next September.... Read More »

BorgWarner ready for another acquisition

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

BorgWarner CEO James Verrier doesn't care which way the political winds blow. He wants to take the supplier deeper into hybrid and EV power electronics.... Read More »

Voice recognition's rough road

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

Voice recognition features remain a big quality snag for automakers -- despite years of advances on cellphones.... Read More »

Samsung snagging Harman lifts supplier stocks, creates speculation

10:41 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2016

Samsung's $8 billion agreement to buy Harman International helped breathe some life into a few moribund auto stocks, especially Visteon, as investors speculate that there could be a buying spree of companies that make technology for self-driving cars.... Read More »

Dana agrees to acquire majority stake in Italian power-transmission supplier

11:23 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2016

Dana, the longtime Ohio-based supplier of various drivetrain components, has agreed to buy the power-transmission and fluid-power businesses of Italy's Brevini Group S.p.A., the company said today.... Read More »

Jaguar will build I-Pace EV with Magna Steyr

Nov. 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar will build its forthcoming I-Pace full-electric crossover with contract manufacturer Magna Steyr in Austria, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth told Automotive News Europe. The British automaker previewed its first electric vehicle at the Los Angeles auto show this week. Sales of the I-Pace will begin in 2018.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Seat races to meet demand for affordable connectivity

Nov. 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Seat's global head of connected car, Leyre Olavarria, told Automotive News Europe that her team was once made up mostly of hardware specialists. Now it is predominately software engineers as the VW Group brand concentrates on satisfying tech-savvy buyers who want high-end, but affordable connectivity.... Read More »

Federal-Mogul shares drop after Icahn says he may pull stock offer

4:48 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

Shares of auto supplier Federal-Mogul slid 5 percent on Wednesday, after Carl Icahn told Reuters that Icahn Enterprise LP is considering pulling its $9.25 per share offer for the company.... Read More »

JIM HENRY

BLOG: Delphi's worst-case trade scenarios -- somebody pays

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

If President-elect Donald Trump follows through on a campaign vow to cancel or rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement, somebody somewhere in the pipeline will bear the cost, Delphi's CFO says.... Read More »

Mobileye Q3 profits rise on gains from self-driving tech products

2:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

The march toward self-driving cars has been a boon for Mobileye. The sensor supplier reported a net income of $27 million in the third quarter -- a 10 percent increase from 2015 -- as demand for its semiautonomous and fully autonomous sensor systems increases.... Read More »

Intel plans $250 million investment in self-driving tech

3:20 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Computer chip giant Intel intends to muscle into the fast-growing market for self-driving vehicles. At the Los Angeles Auto Show today, CEO Brian Krzanich said Intel Capital intended to invest more than $250 million over the next two years to develop technology for autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

Icahn extends offer to gain total control over Federal-Mogul

10:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is extending his offer to gain total control over diviersified supplier Federal-Mogul as competition to control the supplier heats up.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA, Cummins vow to fight lawsuit

8:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

FCA, Cummins vow to fight emissions suit; Ford targets millennials, empty-nesters with EcoSport; Jag EV concept; West Coast playground for Porsche fans; Magna smart seat technology.... Read More »

China's NextEV will unveil electric supercar next week

Nov. 15, 2016 10:33 CET

China's NextEV will unveil its first product, a high-performance electric car, in London next week. With 1,360 hp, the supercar matches the performance of top hybrid supercars such as the La Ferrari and McLaren P1, the company says.... Read More »

Samsung buys Harman to remain ally, not threat, to automakers

Nov. 15, 2016 12:22 CET

Samsung Electronics President Young Sohn has sought to reassure automakers that the electronics giant is an ally and has no intention of building a car following its deal to buy Harman.... Read More »

Reynolds sells a revolution

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

Reynolds and Reynolds President Ron Lamb has reinvented the software giant, with new code and products built around his vision of the dealership of the future. Now he has to win over dealers, including those soured on the company due to its history of high prices and litigiousness.... Read More »

Ram owners file suit accusing FCA of emissions cheating

12:56 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Allegations of cheating pollution standards have reached U.S. automakers as Fiat Chrysler was sued by consumers who said engines in some Ram trucks were rigged to hide that emissions were as much as 14 times higher than permitted by law.... Read More »

Magna settles into smart-seat market

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

Magna International has joined the race to develop "smart" auto seats that can monitor a driver's heart rate to determine whether he is getting drowsy.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ram diesel owners allege cheating

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Ram diesel owners allege emissions cheating; Feds: Add sound to EVs; Millennials prefer owning over Uber, study finds; Dealer acquitted of murder wants store back.... Read More »

Samsung's $8 billion bid for Harman makes big bet on car tech

3:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Samsung's planned acquisition of Harman would give the supplier a major leg up in the connected- and autonomous-vehicle space. The $8 billion deal -- announced today and expected to close in mid-2017 -- marks Samsung's plan to increase its presence in the industry.... Read More »

Samsung to buy Harman for $8 billion in connected-car push

Nov. 14, 2016 11:09 CET

Samsung Electronics has agreed to buy Harman for about $8 billion to expand its connected-car business and reduce its reliance on a slowing smartphone market.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Samsung buying Harman

8:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Samsung buying Harman in $8 billion deal; VW: Audi software can distort emissions results; Audi, SAIC talking; Toyota settles case alleging rust-prone trucks; Subaru quality vigil.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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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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