French new-car sales rise 10% percent on extra selling day

Sept. 1, 2015 11:05 CET

French new-car sales rose 9.7 percent in August, traditionally a slow holiday month, boosted by an extra selling day. All major brands increased sales except Toyota and Ford.... Read More »

Spain's car sales jump 23% in 24th consecutive month of growth

Sept. 1, 2015 12:36 CET

Spanish new-car sales rose 23 percent in August in the best result for the month since 2009 and the 24th consecutive month of growth as the market benefits from a government-backed subsidy program.... Read More »

Top Renault exec sees European rebound continuing in second half

Sept. 1, 2015 11:23 CET

Renault's Chief Competitive Officer, Thierry Bollore, expects Europe's rebound to continue as the region's economy improves and drivers replace aging vehicles. Bollore discussed this outlook and the challenges facing Renault with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Grand Wagoneer will boost Jeep lineup; Wrangler decision will direct pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Jeep is working on a Wrangler-based pickup, but it's not a done deal. In 2019, the three-row Grand Wagoneer luxury SUV is due. Both the Wrangler and Compass are being redesigned, while the Grand Cherokee's redesign has been delayed a year. Goodbye, Patriot.... Read More »

Classic Broncos reach ICON status

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Jonathan Ward, CEO of California-based ICON, sells refurbished and modernized classic 1960s-era Ford Broncos for between $175,000 and $230,000 -- and says he can't keep up with demand.... Read More »

UAW members at GM vote to authorize a strike

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

UAW-represented workers at General Motors plants overwhelmingly authorized union leadership to strike the carmaker if the two sides reach an impasse during talks over a new wage and benefit pact.... Read More »

FCA details buy-backs, incentives for completing older recalls

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today issued details on its buy-back and incentive program offered to more than 1 million owners of vehicles recalled in 2013 but for which recall repair programs weren’t immediately available.... Read More »

Internet entrepreneurs back Chinese electric vehicle startup, NextEV

3:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

A group of deep-pocketed China-based internet entrepreneurs and financial investors, including Tencent and Hillhouse Capital, is backing an effort to create NextEV, a new rival to U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Sergio on hugs, deals, 'schmucks'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Sergio on hugs, deals and 'schmucks'; Analyst: Friendly GM merger unlikely; Spicier Acura sedans?; Pining for Honda S660; Wholesale used prices dip below $10K.... Read More »

Racketeering case against M-B store fails

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

A Texas Mercedes-Benz store that stopped selling factory parts to a repair shop whose owner testified against it in a lawsuit has beaten an allegation of civil racketeering by the shop and its owner.... Read More »

Mazda CX-9 to borrow from Mazda6

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

The next-generation Mazda CX-9 will adopt the elongated hood, sweptback stance and narrow headlights of the Mazda6 sedan, recent spy photos show.... Read More »

Updated Smart ForTwo convertible is due next summer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

The convertible version of the redesigned Smart ForTwo will debut next month at the Frankfurt auto show and go on sale in the U.S. early next summer.... Read More »

Grupo Antolin completes purchase of Magna interiors unit

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Grupo Antolin closed on its acquisition of Canadian auto supplier Magna International Inc.’s interiors operations today in a deal valued at about $525 million.... Read More »

No S660 convertible for U.S., but Honda has some sporty ideas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Honda's tiny S660 roadster from Japan likely has no future in the U.S. market, according to John Mendel. But that doesn't mean Honda doesn't have some fun things planned.... Read More »

Can BMW's tech-loaded, plush 7 series take on Mercedes S class?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

BMW's redesigned 2016 7-series sedan illustrates that even the brand that touts itself as a driver's car has succumbed to the gadget and semi-autonomous driving trend. In fact, BMW has outdone the Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan with gizmos.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Marchionne digs in on GM pursuit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Marchionne: Alliance with GM would bring 'cataclysmic changes'; Jeep hackers join Uber; Suzuki, VW split; '17 Town & Country; Snyder: Calendar comeuppance.... Read More »

Porsche dealers looking to leverage posh new Atlanta experience center

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Porsche dealerships are hosting events at and sending customers to the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta. That's exactly the kind of dealer buy-in Porsche's U.S. chief Detlev von Platen was seeking when he proposed the $100 million project.... Read More »

Suzuki will defend its independence after 4-year dispute with VW ends

Aug. 31, 2015 11:14 CET

Suzuki plans to defend its hard-won independence after arbitrators upheld the Japanese automaker's request to terminate a 2009 agreement with Volkswagen. VW will sell its 19.9 percent Suzuki stake, valued at about $3.8 billion.... Read More »

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BLOG: Marchionne waits at the gate, but who is there to answer?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Merger or no merger, General Motors, once unassailable in corporate America, is vulnerable. The really bad news for GM: A dragon stands again at the gates. And he's wearing a black sweater.... Read More »

Renault, Nissan halt $756 million India investment, report says

Aug. 31, 2015 11:43 CET

Renault and alliance partner Nissan have halted plans to invest 50 billion rupees ($756 million) in India because they say they are owed 46 billion rupees by the Tamil Nadu state government for investment promotion subsidies and tax refunds, a report said.... Read More »

Mazda rolls out store redesign

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

A suburban Seattle store is the first store to adopt Mazda's first new dealership design in 12 years, a black-and-white motif called Retail Evolution. Mazda expects to finish six stores by the end of 2015 and break ground on five more, with roughly 75 projects to follow in 2016.... Read More »

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Getting the luxury treatment at Porsche's Experience Center

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Porsche employees moved into the company's new $100 million U.S. headquarters in Atlanta in January. The integrated Porsche Experience Center, a test track and other attractions, were unveiled in early May. Now U.S. dealers are using the facility to entertain clients.... Read More »

Chinese automaker BAIC Motor in talks to buy Daimler shares

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Chinese automaker BAIC Motor is in talks with Daimler AG about taking a stake in the German luxury carmaker, two sources with knowledge of the matter have told Reuters.... Read More »

China faces an added threat down the road: Capacity glut

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

The news coming out of China right now is bad, and chances are, it’s going to get worse.... Read More »

JASON STEIN

Marchionne waits at the gate, but who is there to answer?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

The really bad news for GM: A dragon stands again at the gates. And he's wearing a black sweater.... Read More »

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