Suppliers

Another reinvention for AxleTech

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

Detroit's heavy-duty and off-road axle and brake maker AxleTech is being reborn as a supplier to electric garbage trucks, buses and construction vehicles.... Read More »

Gentex' two-way mirror strategy

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

Auto mirrors will change in the future -- but which technology to bet on? Gentex is ready to go either way.... Read More »

Pininfarina preps another Asian tiger

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

Italian design house Pininfarina will help to develop a sedan and SUV for VinFast, which aims to be Vietnam's first domestic automaker.... Read More »

Continental bracing for a world of bugs

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

Continental needs software engineers. There will be a world of software bugs to keep them busy.... Read More »

Adient stumbles, but barrels ahead

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

Adient reported a painful financial quarter, but more than a year into its makeover, the seating giant is determined to stay focused on future products.... Read More »

Changes grip embattled GKN

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2018

GKN has changed CEOs, embarked on a two-year profit drive and now is battling a hostile takeover -- all while launching its advanced eDrive technology.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Italdesign will unveil $2.4 million targa

Feb. 17, 2018 06:01 CET

Italdesign will debut the Zerouno targa at the Geneva auto show. The design and engineering company, which is part of VW Group, will build just five units of the $2.4 million two-seater.... Read More »

Commerce Department recommends import tariffs on aluminum, steel

1:08 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2018

The Commerce Department recommended that President Donald Trump impose a significant range of tariffs and quotas on imported aluminum and steel.... Read More »

American Axle posts more gains in Q4 following Metaldyne deal

2:23 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2018

American Axle posted record sales driven by strong light-truck production, as it continues to absorb the benefits of its Metaldyne acquisition.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

VW surges in mixed Q4 for European auto sector

Feb. 16, 2018 06:01 CET

VW, Norwegian parts supplier Kongsberg and UK car retailer Vertu Motors were the best performers in terms of delivering value to their shareholders during the final quarter of 2017. The automotive sector as a whole, however, had mixed results.... Read More »

Faurecia profit rises 34% in 2017

Feb. 16, 2018 10:30 CET

Faurecia's net income in 2017 climbed 34 percent to 714.5 million euros ($896.4 million), as the supplier saw strong growth across all its main markets.... Read More »

Pininfarina will design cars for Vietnam's first domestic automaker

Feb. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Pininfarina will help to develop a sedan and SUV for VinFast, which aims to be Vietnam's first domestic automaker.... Read More »

VW looks at Apple for electric-car design guidance

Feb. 15, 2018 17:44 CET

Volkswagen is looking at Apple products for guidance on how to style its new generation of electric cars, its top designer said.... Read More »

Plastic Omnium growth driven by SUV boom

Feb. 15, 2018 17:20 CET

Plastic Omnium reported stronger earnings in 2017, helped by global growth in crossovers and SUVs, which have a higher plastic body content than sedans and hatchbacks.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: The woman holding the reins at NHTSA

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2018

The woman holding the reins at NHTSA; Moving in on Lexus: Mainstream brands catching up in dependability; Credit scores rising; Automakers pitch in for Takata victims; Sweet sentiments.... Read More »

Steel unit boosts Thyssenkrupp profit ahead of Tata Steel tie-up

Feb. 14, 2018 10:39 CET

Thyssenkrupp said first-quarter operating profit at it's European steel division rose nearly sixfold to 160 million euros ($198 million) due to improved prices. The unit will be merged with Tata Steel's European operations.... Read More »

VW, Ford, GM, Toyota among automakers providing up to $130 million for Takata's U.S. settlement

Feb. 14, 2018 12:20 CET

VW, Ford, GM and Toyota are among a group of 13 automakers who will contribute as much as $130 million to compensate those injured by faulty Takata airbag inflators as part of a deal to resolve the supplier's bankruptcy, a U.S. plaintiffs' attorney said.... Read More »

Haldex Q4 core profit rises 38%

Feb. 14, 2018 11:57 CET

Swedish brake systems maker Haldex reported a 38 percent rise in fourth-quarter core earnings, but said investments in development and expansion in North America and China would hold back profitability in 2018.... Read More »

GKN offers investors $3.5 billion to rebuff Melrose bid

Feb. 14, 2018 10:59 CET

UK engineering group GKN sharpened its argument against a hostile takeover attempt by Melrose, outlining plans to divest businesses representing a quarter of its sales, slash costs and return 2.5 billion pounds ($3.5 billion) in cash to shareholders over the next three years.... Read More »

Takata, U.S. government tangle over victim payments

5:05 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2018

Airbag supplier Takata and the U.S. government have agreed how to divvy up $850 million in restitution payments to automakers, but the two still are debating in court over which victims will receive the remaining $125 million.... Read More »

Daimler warns of supply chain risk from switch to electric cars

Feb. 13, 2018 16:23 CET

Daimler warned that a fall in demand for diesel cars and a switch to electric vehicles could force it to prop up its supplier base.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Lancia Stratos revived by former Pininfarina executive

Feb. 13, 2018 15:00 CET

The Lancia Stratos rally car is being revived by Italy's Manifattura Automobili Torino as a 500,000 euros ($617,000) sports car offering a performance of up to 600 hp.... Read More »

Blair Thompson, GM exec who helped create Delphi, dies at 89

1:52 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Former General Motors executive Blair Thompson, who helped lay the foundation for parts supplier Delphi Automotive, died Jan. 29. He was 89.... Read More »

Ford, Mazda expand 'do not drive' warning to additional pickups

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Ford is expanding a warning to another 33,000 owners of older Rangers in North America not to drive them until they get repairs because of a potentially defective Takata airbag inflator; Mazda is issuing a similar expansion for about 1,800 2006 B-series pickups.... Read More »

Tenneco earnings, revenue rise in Q4

9:56 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Ride-control and emissions control systems supplier Tenneco said its adjusted net income for the fourth quarter increased to $97 million, powered by growth in the truck and off-highway business.... Read More »

 
Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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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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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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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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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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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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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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