Lower-priced Sprinter van targets plumbers, electricians

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Vans USA is introducing a new, lower-priced Sprinter commercial van model in a bid to win over more plumbers, electricians and other tradespeople.... Read More »

Daimler will invest $2.94 billion on cleaner diesels

Feb. 11, 2016 15:21 CET

Daimler will spend $2.94 billion by 2019 on developing next-generation diesel engines to help the automaker to meet new pollution-measuring standards.... Read More »

GM Tech Center valet who pulled gun to stop stabbing suspended pending investigation

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

The parking valet who stopped a stabbing at General Motors' Technical Center in Warren, Mich., on Wednesday by pulling out his concealed weapon remains employed.... Read More »

Penske Automotive says earnings improved 4.5% in Q4; stock rises

11:35 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Penske Automotive today posted mixed results for the fourth quarter as earnings from continuing operations improved but net income fell. The company said continuing operations income rose 4.5 percent to $73 million, but net income dropped 2.6 percent to $71.3 million.... Read More »

Toyota's TRD Pro version of Tacoma built to take on roughest terrain

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

Toyota, fresh off launching the redesigned Tacoma late last year, is expanding the midsize truck's lineup with a high-performance off-road version. Toyota unveiled the Tacoma TRD Pro today at the Chicago Auto Show.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Kia unveils three hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Chicago Auto Show: Kia unveils 3 hybrids, Hyundai shows freshened Santa Fe, Peek at half-ton Titan, Ram's big entrance; New Daimler role for Kaellenius?; Slipping on cheaper oil.... Read More »

Daimler to name Kaellenius r&d head, German paper reports

12:55 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Daimler AG is about to appoint its marketing and sales head Ola Kaellenius as head of research and development, Handelsblatt reported today.... Read More »

Ford's LaNeve stops short of confirming Bronco's expected return

12:32 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

The Bronco, one of Ford's storied nameplates, seems likely to be one of the four new utility vehicles coming to the Ford lineup in the next four years. But Ford's Mark LaNeve stopped just short of confirming it today.... Read More »

Kia adds plug-in hybrid to Optima lineup

10:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Kia today unveiled the 2017 Optima Hybrid and Optima PHEV alongside the Niro, the company's first dedicated hybrid nameplate. The new models look similar to the Optima, yet they signal the scope of Kia's ambitions.... Read More »

Toyota confirms new crossover for Europe

Feb. 11, 2016 17:18 CET

Toyota confirmed it will launch a new compact SUV/crossover in Europe based on its C-HR concept. The car will be built at the automaker's factory in Turkey for European markets starting toward the end of the year.... Read More »

Opel will launch long-range, affordable electric car

Feb. 11, 2016 10:19 CET

GM CEO Mary Barra said Opel/Vauxhall will launch a long-range, affordable electric car called the Ampera-e in 2017. It will share the Chevrolet Bolt's underpinnings.... Read More »

Group 1 adjusted earnings fall in Q4; Brazil hurts bottom line

7:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Group 1's revenue increased in the fourth quarter, thanks to higher sales volumes in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, but its profit in the final three months of the year declined because of tighter margins on new cars, especially luxury vehicles.... Read More »

Kia hybrid crossover aims for Prius-like mpg

10:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

With gas prices under $2 a gallon, fewer people are hunting for hybrids. But they are clamoring for crossovers, which may give Kia Motors a leg up in launching its first dedicated hybrid.... Read More »

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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'

Feb. 11, 2016 14:54 CET

Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the car was launched five years ago. Now wants the convertible variant to do the same in the open-top segment.... Read More »

One-time costs drag down BorgWarner Q4 net income

11:59 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

BorgWarner, which supplies fuel-saving turbochargers and emissions systems, reported higher adjusted earnings in the fourth quarter, but net income declined after several one-time charges.... Read More »

Hyundai freshens Santa Fe family amid U.S. production boost

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

As it retools its U.S. factory to build more crossovers for truck-loving Americans, Hyundai is updating the midsize Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport.... Read More »

VIDEO: A Q&A with Richfield Bloomington Honda’s Tim Carter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

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Nissan's half-ton Titan will have different, shorter chassis than Titan XD

11:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Nissan's half-ton Titan will ride on a completely different chassis than the new Titan XD, the automaker told a Chicago auto show audience today.... Read More »

Q&A with Richfield Bloomington Honda's Tim Carter

Heated floors and more: Designing a store around service

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Richfield Bloomington Honda General Manager Tim Carter and his employees helped design a new, three-story dealership next door to their current store in suburban Minneapolis. Carter discussed the new dealership and its focus on service business with Automotive News TV Editor Tom Worobec.... Read More »

VIDEO: High on service: Inside the towering Richfield Bloomington Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

General Manager Tim Carter needed more room to repair cars. So he and his crew mapped out what they needed in a new dealership. Despite space constraints, the number of service bays and floors soared at Richfield Bloomington Honda in suburban Minneapolis – a store where efficiency reigns and high-end touches benefit employees and customers.... Read More »

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BLOG: GM's rising faith in Opel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

GM CFO Chuck Stevens expects the U.S. automaker's long-struggling European arm will break even in 2016. Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann is more cautious.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover sales decline in China hits parent Tata Motors' profit

Feb. 11, 2016 12:05 CET

Tata Motors said net profit for its latest quarter fell by 2 percent, hit by lower Jaguar Land Rover sales in China, once the luxury unit's fastest-growing market.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover will build XE sports sedan in India

Feb. 11, 2016 14:40 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will begin assembly of a fourth model, the Jaguar XE sedan, at its plant in Pune, India.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan Armada takes luxury turn

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

In Chicago: Nissan Armada takes luxury turn, Ram freshens Power Wagon, Ford talks SUVs; Honda teases Civic hatchback; Opel's Bolt; Tesla Model 3 update; Hyundai brand cheapest to own.... Read More »

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Porsche's new sales boss predicts continued growth after record 2015

Feb. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche easily surpassed its goal of 200,000 annual global sales last year and can now look forward to another year of worldwide growth, Detlev von Platen, the brand's new sales boss, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

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