Suppliers

Gentex Q1 net income up 14 percent despite production glitch

3:53 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Gentex said its first-quarter net income surged 14 percent from a year earlier as the mirror and electronics supplier managed to boost mirror deliveries despite a production glitch.... Read More »

VW may face billion-euro damages claim from Bosnian supplier

April 23, 2018 11:23 CET

VW may face a damages claim for billions of euros from Prevent Group after the automaker canceled its contracts with the supplier following a dispute that forced VW to halt production at six German factories.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman

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

Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’s plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany. Output peaked at more than 10,200 units in 2017, according to IHS Markit.... Read More »

Magna delivers carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2018

Magna International Inc. has delivered a carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford it says will reduce weight and tooling costs and hopes to rule on mass production by year end.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2018

Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner Renault’s plant in Fins, France. Output peaked at more than 106,000 units in 2017, according to IHS Markit.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Nexteer looks to North Africa to help it better serve Europe

April 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Nexteer, the steering specialist, is moving into the fast-growing Moroccan market. The executive leading the push, Herve Boyer, explained why the supplier is making the move to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Faurecia positive for 2018 after Q1 sales rise 9%

April 20, 2018 11:22 CET

Faurecia sees a positive outlook for 2018 after its sales in the first three months rose 9.3 percent and the company predicts robust double-digit growth in the second quarter.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

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

Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a compact four-wheeled chassis for electric mobility, and the Bio-hybrid, a lightweight four-wheel pedicycle.... Read More »

Freudenberg will mull 2019 Vibracoustic IPO later this year

April 19, 2018 10:09 CET

German technology group Freudenberg will decide in the autumn on a potential flotation in 2019 of its automotive vibration control technology business Vibracoustic.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2018

Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, Czech Republic. Output peaked at more than 140,000 units in 2017, according to IHS Markit.... Read More »

GM offers in-dash fuel payments in 3-city pilot program

11:30 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2018

The feature is being piloted in roughly 1 million Chevrolet vehicles at select Shell stations in the Detroit, Seattle and Houston metropolitan areas.... Read More »

Continental lowers outlook due to exchange rate effects

April 18, 2018 14:52 CET

Continental lowered its full year outlook after exchange rate and inventory valuation effects resulted in a 150 million euros ($185.22 million) negative hit to earnings in the first half.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Plastic Omnium prepares to shift from diesels toward hybrids, fuel cells

April 18, 2018 06:01 CET

Plastic Omnium, a leading maker of systems that clean up emissions from diesel, says it is preparing for a future of sharply reduced demand for the powertrain.... Read More »

Electrify America selects suppliers for U.S. high-speed EV chargers

11:50 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2018

Volkswagen unit Electrify America has selected several suppliers, including Switzerland's ABB and South Korea's Signet EV, to install more than 2,000 high-speed electric vehicle chargers in the United States by the end of 2019.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Hypercar makers gun toward 300 mph

3:00 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2018

Top guns in speed: Hypercar makers race toward 300 mph; VW scores dual court win; Mahindra forms EV subsidiary; Japan cool to connectivity; BMW 3-D printing venture.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: China to lift foreign-ownership limits

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2018

China to lift foreign-ownership limits on automakers; Tesla halts Model 3 output; VW to tweak logo, review ad agency; FCA recalling new Stelvio to fix leaks; Lear's smart-seat strategy.... Read More »

TomTom Q1 earnings up as sales to automakers rise 42%

7:48 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2018

TomTom, the Dutch navigation and mapping company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter core earnings, despite a decline in sales.... Read More »

PHILIP NUSSEL

BLOG: Federal-Mogul plan resolves retail problem

5:15 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

Last week's deal for Tenneco to buy Federal-Mogul resolves a problem that has percolated for years: Should a supplier compete with its customers?... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Rewarding innovation that benefits consumers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

What happened in the engineering labs of Bosch, Cooper Standard, Visteon, Toyoda Gosei and the other 2018 PACE awardees is already rippling across the industry.... Read More »

PHOTOS: A night of PACE setters

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

From A123 Systems to Visteon, innovators from around the world gathered in Detroit for the 2018 PACE Awards.... Read More »

How Lear is adjusting its seat strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

Lear the seat maker, anticipating connected vehicles, is out to become Lear the smart-seat maker.... Read More »

New-era technology stands out in PACE Awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

Autonomous driving, better data communications and electrified and lighter vehicles were the driving factors in the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards.... Read More »

Mitsubishi Electric aspires to be one-stop shop

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

A new CEO wants to leverage the supplier's strength in everything from semiconductors to communications.... Read More »

GARY SILBERG

Are CFOs ready for a changing business model?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

Entering the mobility service or any service business market is a profound change. For the office of the CFO it will mean a radical difference in how they operate.... Read More »

Hyundai Mobis taps first non-Korean leader to drive autonomous investment

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis wants to leapfrog from fast follower to leader in autonomous driving technologies by 2025, and is preparing to infuse its division with more expertise and money.... Read More »

 
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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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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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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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent i ...
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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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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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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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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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