AutoNation, buoyed by holiday deals, sees Sept. sales rise 21%

1:29 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

AutoNation’s U.S. new-vehicle sales increased 21 percent last month from a year earlier to 29,046 vehicles thanks in part to Labor Day holiday promotions.... Read More »

Subaru is still the hottest car company in the U.S.

10:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

The U.S. auto business in 2015 is a Hollywood movie -- one big car chase and a happy ending. If there's a hero, it's scrappy little Subaru, the Japanese company best known as Fuji Heavy Industries.... Read More »

Aston Martin names JLR's Laura Schwab head of Americas

6:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Aston Martin has hired Laura Schwab from Jaguar Land Rover to be president of its Americas region. The British sports car maker said Thursday that Schwab's hiring will take effect Oct. 26.... Read More »

Daimler Chairman Bischoff has backing for another term

Oct. 2, 2015 16:25 CET

Daimler's supervisory board will seek to have Chairman Manfred Bischoff re-elected for another term at its annual shareholders' meeting in April.... Read More »

Autoliv ready to cut more staff in China as car sales stall

Oct. 2, 2015 14:47 CET

Autoliv is ready to cut more jobs in China as the supplier reacts to a decline in light vehicle production in the market in the past few quarters.... Read More »

ANE's October e-magazine goes live Monday

Oct. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Oct. 5. This month's edition looks at the why Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne's call for more large-scale consolidation in the global auto industry is being ignored.... Read More »

UAW-FCA agreement fails with 65% rank-and-file rejection

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

The UAW will return to the bargaining table with Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a proposed agreement by 65 percent, according to a statement released today by the union.... Read More »

VW's Horn to face U.S. House panel over emissions violations

6:38 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn will go before a U.S. House panel next week to answer questions from lawmakers about the company's violations of U.S. diesel emissions rules.... Read More »

GM counting on big profits from parts and accessories, GM Financial

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

General Motors expects to pad its bottom line in coming years from substantial growth in its captive finance arm and its parts and accessories business, GM executives said today.... Read More »

Cox, Dealertrack chiefs hit road to explain $4 billion acquisition

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Cox President Sandy Schwartz and Dealertrack CEO Mark O’Neil will be going on the road together over the next two weeks to meet with auto retailers to explain their $4 billion combination. The acquisition closed today.... Read More »

Winterkorn remains in four key VW posts

12:50 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Martin Winterkorn, the former boss of Volkswagen who quit last week saying he wanted to give the German carmaker a "fresh start" to tackle a scandal over rigged vehicle emissions tests, remains in four key positions involved with the group.... Read More »

Volkswagen expects emissions investigation to take months

11:36 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Volkswagen expects it will need at least several months to get to the bottom of the rigging of emissions tests on its diesel vehicles, which has turned into the biggest business crisis in its 78-year history.... Read More »


BMW says emissions manipulation software is a 'no-go'

Oct. 1, 2015 16:18 CET

BMW's development chief has echoed rival automakers Daimler and Volvo in saying that the so-called "defeat device" that VW Group used to cheat U.S. diesel-emissions tests was a “no-go” at his company, adding that BMW has control systems to ensure such manipulation never occurs.... Read More »

GM targets double-digit earnings growth in 2016

10:51 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

General Motors moved to convince Wall Street that its recovery is gathering momentum with improving margins, strong brands, new markets for high-tech vehicles, and prospects for stronger profits in coming years.... Read More »


VW's workforce feels effects of emissions scandal

Oct. 1, 2015 15:17 CET

VW Group's global workforce of 600,000 employees is starting to feel the effects of the diesel-emissions scandal as the carmaker cuts spending, drops shifts and freezes hiring in anticipation of fines, recalls and a drop in U.S. sales.... Read More »

Google co-founder Sergey Brin got Tesla's fourth Model X, report says

6:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Google co-founder Sergey Brin, an early investor in Tesla Motors, was one of the first customers to take delivery of Tesla's all-electric SUV, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

GM ramps up autonomous driving, mobility plans

9:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

GM today disclosed plans for several new autonomous-driving and mobility initiatives -- from a New York City ride-sharing project to an electric bike -- in an effort to convince investors that it's ready for a coming disruption in the way people worldwide get around.... Read More »

GM veteran Harvey to head Vauxhall

Oct. 1, 2015 06:01 CET

GM veteran Rory Harvey has been appointed head of the Vauxhall brand in the UK. Harvey, 47, succeeds Tim Tozer, who is leaving the company, GM said.... Read More »


German prosecutors backtrack on Winterkorn's role in VW probe

Oct. 1, 2015 10:44 CET

German prosecutors have been forced to backtrack in their probe of former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. They now say there must be "concrete facts" before an investigation begins into the executive amid accusations of fraud at the automaker connected to cheating on U.S. emissions tests.... Read More »


All your Tesla Model X questions, finally answered

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Tesla gave journalists a chance to drive the new Model X and fiddle with the crossover's avant-garde features, from the “falcon-wing” doors to the motorized second-row seats. The basic design has hardly changed since a prototype debuted in early 2012, but Tesla kept some surprises up its sleeve.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover to stick with diesel rollout in U.S.

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover North America, which is just introducing its first diesel-powered SUVs in the U.S., won't adjust its diesel strategy in the wake of Volkswagen's emissions scandal, CEO Joe Eberhardt said Wednesday.... Read More »

VW braces for hit to business from emissions scandal

11:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

VW imposed a hiring freeze at its financing business and cut a shift at a German engine factory as it braces for a hit to business from cheating in diesel emissions tests. VW executives will examine later today the initial findings of an internal investigation into the biggest business crisis in the company's 78-year history, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »


VW CEO Mueller will brief board committee on diesel investigation

Sept. 30, 2015 14:27 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller will brief the leadership committee of the company's board on the findings of an internal investigation as the automaker struggles to explain cheating in U.S. emissions tests.... Read More »


Porsche names Blume new CEO

Sept. 30, 2015 14:50 CET

Porsche has named production chief Oliver Blume as the new CEO at the VW Group subsidiary. The company also said that Porsche North America chief Detlev von Platen would succeed Bernhard Maier as the automaker's global sales boss.... Read More »


BLOG: Why Volkswagen needs to start talking

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Facing probably its worst publicity nightmare in history, Volkswagen needs to get out in front of its diesel emissions scandal -- and fast. Here's how the embattled company can start damage control.... Read More »

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