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Vauxhall future uncertain after GM-PSA deal and Brexit vote

Feb. 17, 2017 10:56 CET

Less than 12 months after the UK's vote to leave the EU, Vauxhall's future is uncertain as GM mulls the sale of its European arm to PSA -- a move that may have been triggered by the Brexit vote.... Read More »

GM, PSA bosses defend Opel deal under political fire

Feb. 15, 2017 13:36 CET

GM and PSA mobilized their CEOs to defend PSA's planned acquisition of GM's Opel against a German-led backlash that could derail the deal even before its terms are finalized.... Read More »

Daimler strikes EV agreement with workers at German plant

Feb. 14, 2017 14:23 CET

Daimler has struck an agreement with workers at Mercedes's biggest transmission factory in Germany, under which work on electric vehicles will be based at the plant.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

BLOG: Some cold water for Musk's UAW claims

3:32 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made some eyebrow-raising claims when he fired back against accusations that the company overworks and underpays workers at its California assembly plant.... Read More »

VW talks with union break down, leaving costs deal in limbo

Feb. 13, 2017 10:02 CET

VW Group's talks with unions over the implementation of its turnaround plan were broken off on Monday, leaving in limbo a deal on cost-cutting following the automaker's damaging diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »

Audi reaches two-year wage deal with Hungary workers

Feb. 13, 2017 10:41 CET

Audi's Hungarian unit has reached an agreement with workers on wage rises for the next two years. Audi builds A3 and TT cars in Hungary.... Read More »

On UAW scorecard, Buick ad fumbled

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

If UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada had a Super Bowl commercial hits and misses column, she would apparently place Buick's ad firmly in the miss category.... Read More »

Musk blasts 'morally outrageous' claims amid unionization push

11:23 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is pushing back against claims that workers at the company's Fremont, Calif., plant are underpaid and overworked, setting the stage for a fight over potential unionization at the plant.... Read More »

Tesla's aspiring unionizer laments Musk's attempt to 'trash' him

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

Jose Moran commutes more than an hour from California's Central Valley to Tesla's Fremont factory every morning for a shift that usually starts around 5:25 a.m. and ends in the late afternoon. His Thursday was anything but typical.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Blog ignites Musk-UAW spat

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

Musk, UAW trade jabs over worker's blog; Ford invests $1B in artificial intelligence startup; Bernhard leaves Daimler; Takata projects loss; VW offers windshield warmth without wires.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's new weapon in pickup war

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

With Titan King Cab, Nissan steps up full-size pickup war; Mopar Challengers; Renault-Nissan's 'complicated' relationship with France; Tesla site ripe for UAW?; Future car interiors.... Read More »

Tesla plant unionizing effort gains momentum in Calif.

4:27 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2017

Workers at Tesla's Fremont, Calif., assembly plant are moving forward with efforts to unionize. The UAW has been communicating with workers at the plant since last year.... Read More »

VW top execs accused of undermining cost-cuts deal

Feb. 8, 2017 16:48 CET

VW Group's works council has accused executives including brand chief Herbert Diess of undermining a cost-cutting deal forged late last year. Labor leaders said the managers had breached the November pact by ruling out possible hirings in the first half of 2017 and cutting temporary jobs more quickly and deeply than agreed.... Read More »

Buick Super Bowl ad criticized for featuring vehicles not made in U.S.

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Buick's Super Bowl commercial has drawn the ire of the UAW. Cindy Estrada, the director of the UAW's General Motors department, signaled her displeasure with the commercial on Twitter Sunday night.... Read More »

Refugee who rose in Detroit is troubled by automakers' silence

6:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2017

Majed Moughni, a refugee who became a lawyer near Detroit, sees the business case for Ford executives courting Donald Trump. But the executives' silence so far on Trump's order halting immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries is another matter.... Read More »

Ford CEO tells Trump mpg rules put 1 million U.S. jobs at risk

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2017

About 1 million U.S. jobs are at risk if fuel-economy rules don't align with market reality, according to Ford CEO Mark Fields, who delivered the estimation directly to President Trump this week.... Read More »

GM cutting 600 jobs at Canada plant as GMC Terrain moves to Mexico

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

General Motors is cutting up to 600 jobs at its CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., Canadian union Unifor said Friday. General Motors announced on Jan. 9 it would move production of its redesigned GMC Terrain to Mexico from Ingersoll.... Read More »

Audi workers strike at Hungary engine plant

Jan. 26, 2017 10:05 CET

Workers at Audi's engine plant in Hungary stopped work in a protest over pay. The warning strike affected workers at the engine plant, but not those at the car assembly factory where A3 and TT cars are built.... Read More »

Audi workers threaten strike at A3, TT plant in Hungary

Jan. 24, 2017 09:47 CET

Audi workers at a plant in Hungary that builds the A3 and TT have set up a strike committee to push for higher salaries. It is the latest sign of how labor shortages in the country are driving up wage expectations.... Read More »

Denso changes its recruiting as needs widen

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

Denso's new strategy for filling engineering vacancies: recruit engineers in Detroit and dispatch them all over the country.... Read More »

Ford expects $2 billion hit to 2016 net income over pension accounting change

11:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Ford Motor said Friday that a change in how it accounts for pensions will result in a $2 billion hit to its 2016 net income, according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

BLOG: Why Trump perception could become UAW's reality

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2017

The perception that President Donald Trump is creating jobs for American auto workers could spell trouble for the UAW in the Trump era if the union doesn't address it.... Read More »

Ford contract worker dies following accident at Dearborn plant

10:02 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2017

A 55-year-old contract worker for Ford Motor has died following an accident Wednesday at the automaker's Dearborn Diversified Manufacturing Plant.... Read More »

Ford contract worker injured in Dearborn plant accident

12:13 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

A Ford contract worker was seriously injured Wednesday morning after falling from a crane at the automaker's Dearborn Diversified Manufacturing Plant.... Read More »

AutoNation to hire nationwide next Tuesday

5:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

AutoNation said it will host a one-day hiring event in 15 cities next Tuesday. More than a thousand sales and service positions are available at the stores and service centers.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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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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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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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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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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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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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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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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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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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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