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Penske Automotive, Group 1 shares plunge after Brexit vote

12:41 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2016

Shares of Penske Automotive Group and Group 1 Automotive, two of the three largest U.S. dealership groups, fell Friday to their lowest levels since February on concerns over the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.... Read More »

A Tesla bull, citing risk from SolarCity deal, cuts outlook on EV maker

11:34 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas, one of the most bullish analysts on Tesla Motors, joined the ranks of those who have panned Elon Musk's $2.86 billion proposal to combine the automaker with solar-panel provider SolarCity.... Read More »

Automakers on board for new Detroit auto show mobility exhibit

12:53 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

GM, Nissan and Toyota will have a presence at the Detroit auto show's new mobility-themed exhibit in 2017. The auto show is also adding an outdoor driving experience on a 1.5-mile closed loop where manufacturers can demonstrate autonomous technologies.... Read More »

Leoni wins order from PSA for wiring systems for Peugeot, DS models

June 23, 2016 11:14 CET

German supplier Leoni said PSA awarded it a contract worth 500 million euros ($566.95 million) to equip a new DS model as well as the future Peugeot 208 and 2008 with its wiring systems.... Read More »

UAW set to strike Monday at Sakthi Automotive in Detroit

12:51 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Union employees plan to strike at aluminum castings supplier Sakthi Automotive Group Inc. USA in Detroit for what they say are unfair labor practices.... Read More »

Faraday cleared to test self-driving cars on California roads

5:31 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

Faraday Future plans to begin testing prototype self-driving electric vehicles on California roads later this year after winning approval from the state.... Read More »

BMW seeks partners in race to build self-driving car's brain

6:32 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

BMW is accelerating plans to acquire technology expertise in a race with the likes of Apple and Google to make cars smart enough to react like human drivers.... Read More »

Benteler launches China plant to supply BMW

June 21, 2016 12:30 CET

German supplier Benteler Automotive opened a factory in the northeast China city of Shenyang to supply suspension parts to BMW Group's Chinese joint venture.... Read More »

BMW seeks partners in race to build self-driving car's brain

June 21, 2016 12:11 CET

BMW is accelerating plans to acquire technology expertise in the form of startups, partnerships with tech companies and talent as it races companies such as Apple and Google to build electronic brains for next-generation autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

More and more, CEO pay is linked to stock

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Outgoing Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. CEO Roy Armes topped the list of the 42 highest paid CEOs at publicly traded U.S.-based automotive companies in 2015.... Read More »

Speedometer case prompts U.S. Supreme Court to reject challenge to patent reviews

11:07 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against Cuozzo Speed Technologies Corp. in its challenge to a federal agency's procedures for canceling patents in a case involving a vehicle speedometer that tells drivers when they are speeding.... Read More »

Icahn raises offer for remaining stake in Federal-Mogul

9:40 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Activist investor Carl Icahn raised his bid to acquire the remaining stake in auto parts supplier Federal-Mogul. Icahn, already the company's largest shareholder, said in a letter to the board of directors that he would increase his offer to $8 per share, up from the $7 per share offer he made in February.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Cadillac dealer plan under scrutiny

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Dealers put Cadillac incentive plan under microscope; High court rejects service adviser OT; FCA probes 'Star Trek' actor's death; Suppliers top pay list; Toyota's agony, Porsche's triumph.... Read More »

Bosch still finds N. America fertile

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Already the industry's largest global supplier, Robert Bosch sees big growth ahead in North America through 2020.... Read More »

Japan's NSK sets sights on Detroit 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

NSK Ltd., a Japanese supplier of electric power steering systems and old-school components such as ball bearings, sees growth potential in the era of electrified cars, thanks to increasing demand for high-spec bearings in motors and actuators.... Read More »

Q&A: Bill KOPICKI, GENERAL MOTORS

GM making 'leaps and bounds' in supplier ties

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Bill Kopicki, director of brakes, tires and wheels within General Motors' Global Purchasing & Supply Chain unit, helps oversee an annual spend of $6 billion. In an interview with sister publication Rubber & Plastics News, he discussed the carmaker's improving relations with suppliers.... Read More »

JCI: Future of battery market isn't EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Johnson Controls will spend $780 million to expand capacity for advanced absorbent glass mat batteries around the world. JCI's battery chief, Joe Walicki, believes the product is powerful enough to support the industry's move into bigger power users, such as stop-start systems.... Read More »

Digital world requires collaboration

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Automakers will have to collaborate more and adapt to change faster as pressure from companies such as Tesla, Apple and Google increases the need to offer connected, electrified, autonomous cars, executives said.... Read More »

Supplier M&A is glowing hot again

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Supplier M&A surged last year as conglomerates sorted out what's profitable and what's not. In the center of it? Interiors.... Read More »

How GM contained quake's ripple effect

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

An April earthquake in Japan forced the closure of four GM plants in North America - but the fallout could have been far worse if not for changes in GM's supply chain management to keep parts flowing to key plants.... Read More »

Personnel

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Peter Fong, 52, to senior vice president of dealership operations. Fong, who has held executive positions in sales and marketing at Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group, most recently was executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Judge Group, which specializes in technology consulting, staffing and corporate training.
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Pickups with a French accent

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

This month, Faurecia added to its growing list of pickup seat jobs when it launched a factory in Simpsonville, Ky., to make seats for the Ford Super Duty pickup.... Read More »

Mexican supplier Tremec to establish U.S. plant, headquarters in suburban Detroit

7:26 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2016

A Mexico City-based transmission supplier Tremec plans to invest $54 million to establish a manufacturing plant and U.S. headquarters in suburban Detroit, a move that will create 133 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. said Thursday.... Read More »

Durr opens consolidated technical center in suburban Detroit

3:06 pm U.S. ET | June 17, 2016

Durr AG, the No. 1 global builder of automotive paint shops, has consolidated three Detroit-area facilities into a $40 million technical center in Southfield, Mich.... Read More »

Tower's board OKs $100 million stock buyback program

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

Tower International, which makes a variety of metal components for cars and trucks, said its board authorized a share repurchase program of up to $100 million of the company's common stock.... Read More »

 
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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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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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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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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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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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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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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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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