Suppliers

Continental will increase investment in EV technology

April 25, 2017 10:28 CET

Continental will invest an additional $326 million in electric-car technology as customers including VW Group and Ford raise their investment in electric and ultimately self-driving vehicles.... Read More »

Flex-N-Gate breaks ground for $95 million plant in Detroit

3:21 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Flex-N-Gate broke ground on a $95 million plant on Detroit's east side that Mayor Mike Duggan touted as the largest supplier investment in the city in more than two decades.... Read More »

Buffett seeks exemption from Texas law

2:01 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Warren Buffett has run afoul of the same Texas law that prevents Elon Musk from selling Teslas at factory-owned stores.... Read More »

THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS

AMERICAN AXLE'S DAVID DAUCH: Supplier finds itself in a 'sweet spot'

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

American Axle CEO David Dauch is in the sweet spot as the company absorbs its Metaldyne acquisition.... Read More »

Q&A: PATRICK BASS, CEO, THYSSENKRUPP NORTH AMERICA INC.

After sell-off, Thyssen pivots to North America

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

In this Q&A, Patrick Bass, CEO of ThyssenKrupp North America Inc., and Earl Kansier, chief of ThyssenKrupp's North American Components Technology division, discuss the company's strategy for a region it views as a growth market.... Read More »

New airbag injury highlights Honda’s struggle

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

The convoluted history of a 2002 Honda Accord involved in a March 3 crash shows the challenge Honda faces in keeping defective Takata airbag inflators out of circulation.... Read More »

JASON STEIN

China's storyline keeps getting rewritten

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2017

Ride-sharing is taking over in Shanghai. But it's not the kind of ride-sharing you're thinking of.... Read More »

Delphi is building over-the-air software suite for automakers

12:20 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

The cars consumers are already driving could soon get over-the-air software updates like those pioneered by Tesla that fix flaws or add features without a visit to the dealership.... Read More »

Gentex Q1 net income up 22 percent

11:57 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

Mirror supplier Gentex saw its first-quarter net income jump 22 percent to $97.6 million thanks to an increase in sales at its core automotive unit.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Airbag danger lurking in junkyards

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2017

Honda crash shows airbag danger lurking in junkyards; Tesla recalls 53K vehicles, is sued over Autopilot; Night in a self-driving Chevy Bolt; BMW works to charge up national parks.... Read More »

Apple maps update adds charging points for Tesla, Nissan EV owners

April 20, 2017 09:16 CET

Apple is expanding the capabilities of its maps app in Europe to help owners of EVs from Tesla, Nissan and other automakers to find charging stations. Improving its mapping products has become a key focal point for Apple in its battle with Google.... Read More »

Honda says U.S. driver seriously injured by Takata inflator rupture

12:29 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

Honda said a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured after a Takata airbag inflator ruptured during a March 3 crash in Las Vegas.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Many EV believers, few buyers

3:00 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

Many EV believers, few buyers, AAA finds; VW aims for affordable EVs; Musk is urged to dump Trump; More skepticism about autonomous cars; Denso's tiny bit of persuasion.... Read More »

ZF transforms itself for a new world

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Germany's century-old ZF Friedrichshafen wants to make the transition from axle-maker, steering-maker and transmission-maker to a supplier of autonomous-drive technologies.... Read More »

Hyundai Mobis: Level 3 self-driving by '22

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Hyundai Mobis, the top supplier to the Hyundai-Kia group, unveiled a roadmap to autonomous driving that calls for new technology rollouts in 2019 and 2022.... Read More »

Magna: The time for carbon fiber is now

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Automakers have been cautiously converting small numbers of vehicle body parts to lighter-weight carbon fiber. Magna says it is ready to roll with it.... Read More »

CROSSING OVER

Can soft-tops stretch into crossovers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

In a market where consumers are tilting strongly toward pickups, SUVs and crossovers, Haartz Corp., a supplier of the fabrics for soft-top convertible roofs is looking for new business.... Read More »

Q&A

Gestamp rides wave of outsourcing

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

With 2016 revenues of about $7.9 billion, Gestamp is on a global expansion push. CEO Francisco Riberas expects the company to grow as automakers outsource more metal-stamping work to suppliers.... Read More »

RISING STARS

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Dynamic young leaders at automakers and suppliers from around the country took time out from changing the course of the industry to come together at the Detroit Athletic Club last week.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Debating Tesla's true value

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2017

Execs weigh in on Tesla's value surge; Apple gets permit to test autonomous cars; Nissan Titan's rise; Marchionne puts aside partner pursuit; Volvo at 90; One car, 1,360 horses.... Read More »

Takata rescue talks extended, even as bankruptcy risk looms, report says

2:02 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2017

Potential rescuers of Takata have extended talks, already in their 14th month, for a deal to take over the airbag supplier at the heart of the auto industry's biggest safety recall, Reuters reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mazda plan: Keep humans in driver's seat

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2017

Mazda's autonomous-car goal: Keep humans in charge; GM adding 1,100 Cruise Automation jobs; Tesla's truck timeline; NADA: Dealership jobs, wages rise; Bosch cybersecurity patch.... Read More »

Bosch to roll out patch after smartphone app security threat found

5:50 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2017

Robert Bosch will issue a patch to its aftermarket connectivity dongle and smartphone app after researchers at Argus Cyber Security discovered a vulnerability that would allow it to control vehicle communications.... Read More »

Self-driving 'arms race' complicates supplier alliances

April 13, 2017 09:42 CET

The race to develop and exploit autonomous vehicle technology is reshaping the hierarchy of the automotive industry, replacing traditional top-down manufacturing relationships with complex webs of supplier alliances and acquisitions.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Maserati Levante

April 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Assembly of the all-new Maserati Levante began in March 2016 at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' facility in Mirafiori, near Turin, Italy, using FCA's LX/LY platform. Output is expected to peak at more than 18,400 units this year, according to IHS Markit Automotive.... Read More »

 
Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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