Labor

Dinosaur Dodge appears to put off doomsday

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

The current version of the budget-conscious Grand Caravan minivan has been in Dodge's lineup largely unchanged since 2008, and it remains in production even after Fiat Chrysler launched the Chrysler Pacifica in early 2016. In automotive lifetimes, that's nearly an eternity.... Read More »

Unifor deals leave unanswered questions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2016

Although Canadian Detroit 3 contract deals seem to have improved the country's industry, a number of unanswered questions remain.... Read More »

Canada 'ready to come to the table'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2016

Canadian trade experts -- and one government official -- seem quite open to renegotiating NAFTA, possibly replacing it with a bilateral trade deal with the United States.... Read More »

Could this be a victory for the UAW?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2016

Donald Trump's populist message, especially on free trade, resonated among the union's 408,000 members and gives the UAW immediate common ground with what would be an otherwise hostile Republican administration.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Safety watchdog Ditlow dies at 72

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2016

Ditlow remembered as dogged advocate for safety; New questions for Audi's Stadler?; FCA to resume minivan output; Helping women find a voice in industry; An 'Allroad' adventure.... Read More »

BMW labor chief urges management to accelerate EV rollout

Nov. 11, 2016 12:47 CET

BMW Group's top labor representative offered a rare public rebuke of the company's leadership, warning that the automaker risks falling behind rivals in the race to develop battery-powered cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: UAW sides with Trump on NAFTA

8:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2016

UAW sides with Trump on NAFTA; Unifor chief calls for Canadian government to support industry; FTC revises Used Car Rule; Kia back to Super Bowl; L.A. show preview.... Read More »

FCA's minivan plant in Canada to resume operations Monday

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2016

Fiat Chrysler said its Windsor assembly plant will be operational Monday, Nov. 14, after a parts shortage idled production there for a week.... Read More »

Unifor's Dias calls on Canada government to aid Detroit 3 plant investments

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2016

Unifor President Jerry Dias is calling on Canada's federal, provincial and municipal governments to support the auto industry now that his union successfully won Detroit 3 commitments of nearly C$1.6 billion ($1.2 billion U.S.) to invest in Ontario operations.... Read More »

Unions brace for pro-business shift in U.S. labor policy

9:25 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2016

Unions face sweeping changes to U.S. labor law and regulations under a new Republican administration that is expected to tilt policy toward employers. Republican nominees will also control the National Labor Relations Board, which under Democratic President Barack Obama has sought to make it easier for unions to organize.... Read More »

Labor union anger fueled Trump in Midwest

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2016

Union members helped Republican Donald Trump win surprising victories in the industrial Midwest. In Ohio, Trump won a majority of votes from union members, according to exit polling, which also showed added strength for Trump in union households nationally and in other auto-producing states.... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: In Michigan and industrial belt, bitterness among working class propelled Trump

10:50 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

Donald Trump was elected president because he was able to harness the bitterness among working-class voters that had propelled his campaign all along.... Read More »

BMW's UK workers back strike action over pension dispute

Nov. 8, 2016 17:18 CET

Workers at BMW Group's Mini and Rolls-Royce car plants in the UK have backed strike action in a consultative ballot over plans by the automaker to move staff to a less generous pension plan.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan, Toyota view on U.S. dims

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

Nissan, Toyota view on U.S. dims; Tesla's German buy; Unifor ratifies pact with Magna unit; JLR scraps racetrack plan; Chevy Bolt, Kia Optima among Green Car of the Year finalists.... Read More »

Integram Seating workers approve labor pact at Canada plant

7:02 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2016

Workers at Integram (Magna) Seating in Windsor, Ontario, ratified a new four-year labor agreement by an overwhelming margin late Monday, avoiding a strike that threatened output at two Ontario vehicle assembly plants it supplies.... Read More »

FCA LIVING LARGE

FCA's big cars extended to 2020

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2016

Fiat Chrysler will refresh and stick with its stable of large cars until at least 2020, two sources told Automotive News.... Read More »

Unifor secures $1.2B in Detroit 3 investments in Canada after Ford contract ratified

7:50 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2016

Unifor went into negotiations with the Detroit 3 seeking significant investments in their Canadian operations, hoping to put an end to two decades of job losses in the auto sector. Following Sunday's ratification of a new contract with Ford, the union has secured $1.2 billion in investments in key plants.... Read More »

Unifor reaches new deal with Integram Seating, ending brief strike

12:21 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2016

A brief strike by members of Canada's auto workers' union at Integram (Magna) Seating is over after the two sides reached a new tentative agreement Monday, a day after rejecting a prior four-year deal.... Read More »

Ford's Canadian union workers to vote on new contract

12:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2016

Ford workers represented by the Canadian union Unifor were set to vote this weekend on whether to ratify a four-year contract that includes $530 million (C$713 million) in investments.... Read More »

Strike averted at Canada seating supplier for FCA, GM

6:52 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2016

Unifor and Integram (Magna) Seating in Windsor, Ont., have reached a tentative agreement, avoiding a strike and the possible shutdown of two Ontario assembly plants.... Read More »

Parts shortage to idle FCA's Canada minivan plant, union says

10:52 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2016

Fiat Chrysler will idle its minivan assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, beginning Monday, Canadian union officials said, because of a parts shortage.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA output hangs on union deal

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2016

FCA Canada output hangs on union deal; U.S. plans EV-charging networks; Snyder's Oct. sales lessons; Chinese vendors raided at SEMA; A U.S. Impreza; Toyota's home-field advantage.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

Why the pattern could be a problem for Unifor at Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2016

It was pattern bargaining that allowed Unifor to secure the most significant gains it has received from the Detroit Three in years during this year's labor negotiations. But it could also prove to give union leadership major headaches when membership votes on a tentative deal with Ford this weekend.... Read More »

Ratification of Ford tentative agreement is last hurdle for Canada's Unifor

12:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

Canadian union Unifor faces just one more hurdle before it can wrap up this round of labor talks with the Detroit 3: Persuading its members to ratify a tentative deal with Ford. Ford reached a tentative labor agreement with Unifor early today that includes C$700 million ($522 million) in investment commitments at the automaker's Canadian facilities.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

BLOG: Why the pattern could be a problem for Unifor at Ford

2:43 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

It was pattern bargaining that allowed Unifor to secure the most significant gains it has received from the Detroit 3 in years during this year’s labor negotiations. But it could also prove to give union leadership major headaches when membership votes on a tentative deal with Ford this weekend.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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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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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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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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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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