Renault wants France to back down on voting rights rise

April 17, 2015 11:07 CET

Renault urged France, its largest-single shareholder, to back down from plans to increase its voting weight in the automaker, warning that the balance of power within its alliance with Nissan was at risk. The Japanese automaker holds a non-voting 15 percent stake in Renault.... Read More »

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Mercedes-Maybach offers quiet luxury

April 17, 2015 06:15 CET

Mercedes has upgraded its flagship sedan by giving it a more spacious rear cabin and features such as voice amplification, extra lining to reduce wind noise and reclining rear seats to create the Mercedes-Maybach S class.... Read More »

Europe recovery continues in March

April 16, 2015 09:15 CET

European car sales increased 11 percent in March, the strongest growth in a year, as the region's improving economy fueled demand for vehicles made by automakers such as VW Group, Renault and Fiat Chrysler. Last month 1.65 million vehicles were sold in the region.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Where F-150 matches Silverado

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Aluminum-bodied truck gets top crash rating; Magna's $525M deal; a first for JLR; Fiat 500e recall; top green cars.... Read More »

U.S. House OKs bill to kill 'death tax'

3:50 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

The House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal the 40 percent tax applied on estates worth more than $5 million, which dealers have long complained could saddle their family members with huge tax bills should they die unexpectedly. A similar bill has been introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate.... Read More »

U.S. bill would streamline passage of 2 key trade deals

10:00 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

US lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill to move trade deals quickly through Congress, opening the door to sealing a major Pacific trade pact with major implications for the auto industry.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM wins legal shield

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Judge bars claims dating to 'Old GM'; Chevy sticks with 'Bolt'; F-150 aces key test; when dealer reviews go bad.... Read More »

FCA has no plans to list other brands after Ferrari

April 16, 2015 13:44 CET

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has no plans to list any other brand from its portfolio besides luxury unit Ferrari, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne told a shareholder meeting.... Read More »

VW to issue statement on leadership today, report says

April 16, 2015 14:41 CET

VW is expected to issue a statement on Friday following a meeting of top executives on Thursday afternoon to discuss a leadership crisis sparked by negative comments from chairman Ferdinand Piech against CEO Martin Winterkorn, according to a report.... Read More »

VW, Metzler terminate talks to sell LeasePlan

April 16, 2015 18:56 CET

VW Group and private German bank Metzler have terminated talks to sell LeasePlan, a Dutch fleet-management company with 1.42 million vehicles spread across 32 countries. The deal was valued at about 3 billion euros, people familiar with the situation said.... Read More »

Frank Audette, longtime Detroit area Cadillac dealer, dead at 90

3:28 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Frank Audette, the creator of the Troy Motor Mall and founder of the former Audette Cadillac dealership in suburban Detroit, died April 10. He was 90.... Read More »

VIDEO: 2015 PACE Award Finalists - Product - Group 5

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Finalists for the 2015 Automotive News PACE Awards in the manufacturing product category. The awards honor superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. Winners will be announced on April 20, 2015 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.... Read More »

VIDEO: 2015 PACE Award Finalists - Product - Group 4

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Finalists for the 2015 Automotive News PACE Awards in the product category. The awards honor superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. Winners will be announced on April 20, 2015 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.... Read More »

VIDEO: 2015 PACE Award Finalists - Product - Group 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Finalists for the 2015 Automotive News PACE Awards in the product category. The awards honor superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. Winners will be announced on April 20, 2015 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.... Read More »

VIDEO: 2015 PACE Award Finalists - Product - Group 2

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Finalists for the 2015 Automotive News PACE Awards in the product category. The awards honor superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. Winners will be announced on April 20, 2015 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.... Read More »

VIDEO: 2015 PACE Award Finalists - Product - Group 1

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Finalists for the 2015 Automotive News PACE Awards in the product category. The awards honor superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. Winners will be announced on April 20, 2015 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.... Read More »

VIDEO: 2015 PACE Award Finalists - Manufacturing & IT

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Finalists for the 2015 Automotive News PACE Awards in the manufacturing category and information technology category. The awards honor superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. Winners will be announced on April 20, 2015 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.... Read More »

Winterkorn opts out of German political event

April 16, 2015 13:18 CET

VW CEO Martin Winterkorn cancelled plans to take part in a political event with Germany's ruling parties on Thursday because of meetings at the Wolfsburg-based carmaker, a Social Democratic Party official said.... Read More »

Chinese automakers are taking over the hottest SUV market

12:34 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

After years of losing out to foreign brands, China's automakers are winning in the world's hottest SUV market by employing a tried-and-tested strategy: offering them cheap.... Read More »

Aluminum F-150 improves crash-test rating from all-steel predecessor

9:48 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

The aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 has earned a better government crash-test rating than its all-steel predecessor, countering any concerns that the lighter material would result in a weaker truck and eliminating one of the Chevrolet Silverado's advantages.... Read More »

Magna to sell interiors unit to Grupo Antolin for $525 million

9:17 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Canadian auto supplier Magna has agreed to sell its interiors operations to Grupo Antolin, a Spanish supplier with global operations, in a deal valued at about $525 million, Magna said today in a statement.... Read More »

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BLOG: Fiat meeting goes from legendary to ordinary

11:52 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Fiat’s investor meetings in Italy used to be legendary. Thursday's first gathering in Amsterdam was extremely ordinary.... Read More »

Chinese conglomerate completes acquisition of Prestolite Electric

1:11 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Chinese conglomerate Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor has completed its acquisition of Michigan-based supplier Prestolite Electric LLC.... Read More »

Volkswagen extends Routan ignition-switch recalls

12:55 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Volkswagen is recalling 20,676 Routan minivans with potentially faulty ignition switches. It is an extension of recalls for ignition-switch defects that replaced only detent plungers, instead of the full ignition switch.... Read More »

Chevy runs digital video ads in print

10:54 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Chevrolet has purchased a series of print ads to show off digital videos promoting the Colorado pickup.... Read More »

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