Suppliers

Israeli settles Mobileye insider trading case with U.S. regulators

12:56 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

An Israeli professor has agreed to pay more than $850,000 to settle U.S. claims he engaged in insider trading in Jerusalem-based Mobileye before its takeover by Intel.... Read More »

EU regulators to investigate Knorr-Bremse, Haldex deal

July 24, 2017 18:11 CET

EU antitrust authorities opened an investigation into Knorr-Bremse's bid for Haldex, saying the deal would remove a major competitor from a market with few players.... Read More »

Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe

4:35 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

Former GM purchasing chief Bo Andersson has returned to the auto industry to lead European operations for Japanese auto supplier Yazaki.... Read More »

HALL OF FAME: Bombassei breaks through

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

Alberto Bombassei, the man behind those bright red and yellow Brembo brake calipers, joined three other legends into the Automotive Hall of Fame.... Read More »

Australian man likely 18th death from faulty Takata airbags

10:39 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2017

An Australian man who died in a Sydney car crash may be the 18th death linked to faulty Takata airbags, after police said he was killed when hit in the neck by shrapnel from an airbag.... Read More »

Gentex's Q2 profit up slightly with international sales gains

12:24 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

Gentex said its net income jumped 2 percent in the second quarter, repelling the U.S. light-vehicle sales slowdown with growth in international auto-dimming mirror shipments.... Read More »

Autoliv Q2 net income drops 13.5%

2:50 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

Autoliv said its net income dropped 13.5 percent during the company's second quarter from a decline in North American and Chinese auto production.... Read More »

Ford to petition to avoid U.S. recall of 2.5 million vehicles

12:57 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

Ford wants to avoid a U.S. recall of about 2.5 million vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that the Japanese auto supplier declared defective last week.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, France. Output is expected to peak at more than 190,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

Valeo profit up 20% on LED lights, thermal systems

July 20, 2017 20:51 CET

Valeo's first-half profit rose 20 percent as demand for LED lighting and fuel-efficient engine systems helped sales to outpace global auto markets... Read More »

Continental to buy 8-10% stake in mapping firm HERE, report says

9:28 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2017

Continental is in talks to acquire an 8-10 percent stake in the digital mapping firm HERE, which is now controlled by Germany's leading carmakers, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

Driverless shuttles tested in Paris in training for U.S. push

July 20, 2017 11:09 CET

Navya Technologies, a French maker of driverless shuttles, is training its robot-driven machines to navigate around bankers and corporate directors in Paris, ahead of a push to sell vehicles in the U.S.... Read More »

Suppliers still wary of border tax

4:19 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

Many Republicans have expressed skepticism or opposition toward the border adjustment tax, but House leaders still are expected to pursue the tax.... Read More »

Faurecia takes majority stake in Jiangxi Coagent Electronics

July 19, 2017 21:06 CET

Faurecia has taken a majority stake in Chinese in-car entertainment and technology company Jiangxi Coagent Electronics for 193 million euros.... Read More »

ANALYSIS

New Takata airbag recalls could expose automakers to more liabilities

7:47 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

Takata's bankruptcy filing was meant to draw a line under the auto industry's biggest safety recall, but last week's announcement of more airbag inflator recalls suggests automakers could face fresh liabilities.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in Cassino, Italy. Output is expected to peak at more than 60,000 units in 2018, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

Victims' lawyers say unjust to halt U.S. airbag cases vs. carmakers

4:42 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2017

Lawyers for people injured by Takata's defective airbags told a judge there was "no basis" for an "unjust" request by the company's U.S. unit to halt hundreds of consumer lawsuits.... Read More »

Haldex says Knorr-Bremse bid uncertainty is hurting its business

July 18, 2017 09:56 CET

Haldex cautioned on profits after reporting a fall in second-quarter earnings and said uncertainty created by a takeover sought by rival Knorr-Bremse was hurting business... Read More »

BorgWarner makes EV play with Sevcon deal

4:19 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

BorgWarner agreed to acquire British supplier Sevcon for an estimated $200 million in a deal that adds more electric vehicle technology to the supplier's vehicle-propulsion engineering and product portfolio.... Read More »

Kelley Blue Book launches national TV campaign

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Kelley Blue Book, in its new ad campaign, is trying to tell customers that it can do more than give them the fair market value for their vehicle.... Read More »

Mazda recalls 19,000 more vehicles in South Africa with Takata airbags

6:45 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Mazda is recalling 19,000 cars in South Africa due to airbag safety concerns as the Japanese carmaker extends a global recall.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e

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

Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Motors' U.S. factory in Orion Township, Michigan. The Ampera-e is sold as the Chevrolet Bolt in North America. Output of the sister models is expected to peak at more than 40,000 units in 2020, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

HALL OF FAME: Alberto Bombassei won 1st big break for Brembo

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

In 1975, Alberto Bombassei organized a meeting that turned out to be the big break for the company his father, Emilio, and Italo Breda started in 1961.... Read More »

Ficosa nurtures auto startups

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

The Spanish mirror supplier says a new initiative aimed at identifying promising companies "goes beyond venture capital."... Read More »

Q&A

Superior CEO looks to Asia after Uniwheels

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

Don Stebbins talks about the supplier's $715 million deal to buy its German competitor and where it goes next.... Read More »

 
German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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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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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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