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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Tesla 'flattening' management, Musk says

3:45 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

Musk: Tesla 'flattening' management; Feds want to discuss Takata recalls; Yazaki's Andersson on goals, problems and 'people leaders'; Subaru's first PHEV; Honda ramps up Insight.... Read More »

Mahindra's giant leap into Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

After failing to enter the United States in 2010, India's Mahindra & Mahindra is taking a novel approach in its second attempt -- making vehicles in Detroit.... Read More »

Supplier fire ripples across the industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

A magnesium plant fire is the kind of black swan event that's unavoidable in an era when auto parts often are delivered just hours before they're needed on the assembly line, but prior disasters have taught automakers valuable lessons.... Read More »

Former GM purchasing scourge Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yazaki Corp., to fix the business where it needs it most — North America and Europe.... Read More »

MARY BUCHZEIGER

How my president's tariffs would cripple my company -- and U.S. manufacturing

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

A Trump supporter and owner of an automotive supplier is angry, frustrated and a little scared, because the unintended consequences of the president's $50 billion tariffs on China.... Read More »

Automaker-supplier ties take a hit

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

One more sign that automakers are under pressure from a spate of new industry challenges — their relations with suppliers have worsened.... Read More »

Horizon Watch: Mishawaka, Ind.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

SF Motors's larger plan is to create an EV assembly plant out of the old AM General Hummer plant in Mishawaka, Ind.... Read More »

Why build aluminum mill in Ky.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

Why is Braidy CEO Craig Bouchard preparing to spend $1.3 billion to build automotive aluminum capacity on the edge of Appalachia?... Read More »

Disclosure of Geely's Daimler stake under scrutiny

May 13, 2018 16:28 CET

German markets regulator BaFin is reviewing whether to impose fines after it found that transactions to buy a 9.69 percent stake in Daimler on behalf of Li Shufu, chairman of Chinese automaker Geely, should have been disclosed earlier.... Read More »

Ford could resume F-150 truck output Friday, report says

5:27 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2018

Ford could resume production of F-150 pickups on May 18 at factories in Michigan and Kansas City, after a fire at a supplier plant disrupted the availability of key parts, Reuters reported, citing a source familiar with the automaker's plans.... Read More »

Takata's defective airbags now linked to 278 injuries in U.S.

4:13 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2018

Takata's defective airbags have been linked to 278 injuries across the United States, according to updated figures released by Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, in advance of a hearing next week on the nomination of Heidi King to head NHTSA.... Read More »

Magna posts record Q1 net income, sales; CEO warns on NAFTA

10:58 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2018

Global auto parts giant Magna International posted record net income of $660 million in the first quarter of 2018, up 14 percent from a year ago.... Read More »

Ford suspends F-150, Super Duty output; parts shortage spreads at GM, FCA, others

8:43 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2018

Ford said production of F-150 and Super Duty pickup trucks at multiple factories will be halted this week because of a fire at a supplier plant that makes radiator supports for the trucks. GM, FCA, BMW and Mercedes also reported disruptions.... Read More »

Delphi Technologies reports 4.9% drop in Q1 net income

12:13 pm U.S. ET | May 9, 2018

Powertrain supplier Delphi Technologies reported a dip in its first-quarter net income despite an increase in revenue that was driven by big gains in Asia.... Read More »

Schaeffler will cut nearly 1,000 jobs in restructuring

May 8, 2018 17:01 CET

Schaeffler is cutting about 950 jobs globally but said no forced lay offs or site closures are planned.... Read More »

PSA picks Chinese-Belgian supplier for electrified transmissions

May 8, 2018 09:22 CET

PSA has accelerated its move into electrification by signing an agreement with the Chinese-Belgian supplier Punch Powertrain to provide electrified dual-clutch transmissions for 48-volt mild hybrid vehicles.... Read More »

Continental says it is on track to reach 2018 targets after solid Q1

May 8, 2018 10:20 CET

Continental sees itself on track to reach its recently lowered guidance for 2018 thanks to solid demand for automotive assistance, infotainment and connectivity systems which helped lift orders to a record in the first quarter.... Read More »

Tech startups aid dealerships against brokers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

In their battle to stay competitive in an online world, brick-and-mortar franchised dealerships are getting some help from tech startups.... Read More »

Ford halts F-150 production in Kansas City after supplier fire

11:20 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

A supplier fire last week is pinching production of the F-150 pickup, but the impact is expected to be minimal for both Ford and its dealers.... Read More »

NHTSA raises alarm over open Takata recalls on Ford Ranger, Mazda B-series trucks

1:57 pm U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

NHTSA, worried that too many model year 2006 Ford Rangers and Mazda B-Series pickups with defective Takata airbags remain on the road, pleaded with owners to schedule a free repair.... Read More »

Automotive News Europe names the 2018 Rising Stars winners

May 7, 2018 06:01 CET

Seventeen young and talented automotive executives have been named as Rising Stars within the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for May

May 7, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares' integration of Opel/Vauxhall is progressing.... Read More »

Neumann turns up where they all do: An EV startup in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

Back in the day, former top executives at European automakers tended to close out their careers running supplier companies. Now, they all seem to want to go to electric vehicle startups in the U.S.... Read More »

Indian hypercar, Italian flair

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

Attempts to get into the rarefied hypercar space are not all that rare. But there is something original about a new Indian-Italian effort to crack into the world of Ferrari and Lamborghini.... Read More »

Flex-N-Gate reaches deep into Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2018

Ford supplier Flex-N-Gate is giving residents of one of America's poorest city neighborhoods dibs on 500 new parts jobs.... Read More »

 
Why BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC with its own battery-powered full-siz ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April
VW, Toyota and Dacia all saw their European sales rise sharply in April, outpacing a market that gre ...
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Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
New-car sales in Russia rose 18 percent in April, as consumers hastened purchases anticipating that ...
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UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump
UK registrations rose 10 percent in April, reflecting a poor performance in the same month last year ...
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VW brand continues to recover in German market up 8%
VW brand continued to recover in its German home market last month with a 15 percent increase in reg ...
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Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among winners as Spanish sales rise 12%
New-car registrations in Spain increased 12 percent in April, with Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among the ...
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Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth
New-car sales in Italy rose 6. ...
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Hyundai, Fiat, Dacia gain as French sales rise 9%
French registrations rose 9 percent in April, led by strong gains at Dacia, Hyundai, Kia, Fiat and D ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
Europe's premium automakers are diversifying drivetrain and body style choices in the core midsize s ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Continental appoints chief technology officer for China
Continental has named veteran executive Ming Jing to fill the newly created post of head of innovati ...
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Ex-AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier
Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yaz ...
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Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business
Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe ...
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PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel
PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purcha ...
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Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board
U.S. economic sanctions imposed on Russia will postpone former Magna International boss Siegfried Wo ...
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Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design
Aston Martin has recruited Tobias Suehlmann from VW Group's Bugatti brand as its chief exterior desi ...
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Mazda names Americas head Marumoto next CEO
Mazda named Americas chief Akira Marumoto its new CEO as the automaker -- with its limited r&d budge ...
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Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward
Borgward appointed Philip Koehn, former director of engineering at Rolls-Royce, as its chief technol ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge
Hyundai sees Europe as a key market for its Nexo fuel cell car because the region has more advanced ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
Assembly of the all-new Seat Ateca began in April 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group's plant in Kvasiny ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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