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UAW's Williams calls out outside agitators, says more info coming on FCA talks

10:59 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

UAW President Dennis Williams issued a statement to his members regarding contract negotiations with Fiat Chrysler, taking to task outside groups seeking to “stir people up.”... Read More »

Bridgewater Interiors names Ron Hall Jr. as CEO

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Bridgewater Interiors LLC appointed Ron Hall Jr. to CEO of the joint venture between Johnson Controls Inc. and Epsilon Technologies LLC.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler management shuffle boosts Kuniskis, Manley

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Fiat Chrysler has shuffled its North American upper management, giving more responsibility and brands to Dodge boss Tim Kuniskis and Jeep head Mike Manley. North American sales chief Reid Bigland also gets a larger role, taking over fleet sales.... Read More »

VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers, report says

1:41 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

VW has not found any evidence against three top engineers suspended as part of its internal investigation into the rigging of U.S. emissions tests, a source told Reuters today.... Read More »

VW's Horn must use his candor wisely

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

VW of America CEO Michael Horn's candor could be his best asset or his Achilles' heel as he assumes the burden of being Volkswagen's public face in the U.S., a key pillar in its hopes for a recovery from the diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »


Why Marchionne and his rivals disagree on the need for mass consolidation

Oct. 5, 2015 06:15 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the global auto industry will face “disastrous consequences” if it ignores his call for more large-scale consolidation. But General Motors, his No. 1 merger choice, is not alone in disagreeing with the executive.... Read More »


Check out the ANE e-magazine for October

Oct. 5, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. 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 »


Volkswagen in no rush to name names

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Volkswagen executives know they need to quickly placate customers and stakeholders demanding to know who is responsible for diesel emissions cheating that could cost the company tens of billions of euros. Yet at the same time, VW insiders say new CEO Matthias Mueller must avoid mistakes when it comes time to name individuals.... Read More »

New VW boss in N.A. was a hit in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Winfried Vahland, Volkswagen's new North American chief, is a former General Motors executive who won his spurs reviving VW's business in China and later boosting its Skoda subsidiary in the Czech Republic.... Read More »

Porsche boosts U.S. Macan supply

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

After buyers were kept waiting for six months or more during the Porsche Macan's first year on the market, the wait times are finally easing. Increased allocations to the U.S have cut the wait time to less than two months.... Read More »

New Americas chief likes where Aston is going

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer's bold plans for the British sports car maker have turned heads in the industry, including Laura Schwab's. "I think there's a real buzz around the company right now and it's really tangible and they've got some incredibly interesting plans," said Schwab, hired from Jaguar Land Rover last week to be president of the Americas region.... Read More »

Execs offer vision of TrueCar post Painter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

As the Scott Painter era slowly fades, TrueCar is sketching a new vision of the online car-buying portal, one that's guided by a team of executives who admit TrueCar made mistakes in its quest for growth and who are keen to bridge the wide trust deficit with dealers.... Read More »

GM's Ammann to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

General Motors President Dan Ammann, who has been a key player in sharpening GM's global focus, will speak at the 2016 Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

Smart ForTwo EV to arrive in U.S. late next year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

The next-generation electric Smart ForTwo will arrive in the U.S. at the end of 2016. Government incentives likely will determine whether demand will outpace the 25 percent take rate seen for the electric version of the ForTwo last year.... Read More »


How to do an automotive hookup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

The low-key cooperation between Daimler and Renault-Nissan offers a low-key counterpoint to Sergio Marchionne's assertion that mergers are critical to industry survival.... Read More »

M-B seeks Apple experience in service drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon wants the brand's dealerships to provide service customers an experience closer to that of an Apple Store, through a digital initiative in the service drive. He expects it to be in all U.S. dealerships by the end of 2016.... Read More »


Autoliv expanding into crash prevention tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Autoliv Inc., the world's top producer of airbags and seat belts, is trying to muscle its way into the small fraternity of mega-suppliers that design collision-avoidance systems for autonomous cars.... Read More »

Between the lines, GM rebuts Marchionne

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015

GM's annual pitch to about 180 analysts and investors last week could be viewed as one long commercial for why GM doesn't need Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: The automaker is too busy “redefining the future of mobility.”... Read More »

VW plans special board meeting Wednesday to elect Poetsch chairman

5:08 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015

VW's supervisory board plans a special meeting Wednesday to elect CFO Hans Dieter Poetsch to the role of chairman as the company's probe into emissions violations gains speed. Several VW engineers have confessed to using special software starting in 2008 to pass U.S. emissions tests and salvage a major engine program, German media reported.... Read More »

Maserati's global marketing chief Chehab resigns

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015

Saad Chehab -- Maserati's global chief marketing officer and the creative force behind several of Fiat Chrysler's celebrated Super Bowl ads -- has resigned. Chehab, 48, resigned Sunday afternoon for personal reasons, according to a source familiar with the move.... Read More »

VW's new chairman: Emissions crisis a threat to our 'existence'

10:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2015

Hans Dieter Poetsch, the incoming chairman of Volkswagen AG, sees the global scandal around the rigging of emissions tests as a threat to the company's viability, albeit a surmountable one, a newspaper reported.... Read More »


An FCA strike: $1 billion a week in lost revenues

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2015

A UAW strike of Fiat Chrysler could cost the Detroit automaker close to $1 billion a week in lost revenue and would quickly lead to a shortage of several hot-selling vehicles.... Read More »

UAW faces tough road to salvage failed Fiat Chrysler deal

7:36 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Mounting discontent among the UAW's rank and file will complicate efforts of the union's top leaders as they bid to recover from the defeat of a proposed labor agreement with Fiat Chrysler.... Read More »

VW turns to insiders to probe, recover from emissions violations

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Volkswagen AG will rely on a small group of company insiders to lead its recovery from a diesel-emissions scandal that's left regulators, investors and 11 million customers still awaiting answers two weeks after it disclosed violations of U.S. environmental laws.... Read More »

Musk: Tesla Model X crossover debut stokes 'strong' demand for sedan

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Tesla Motors saw strong orders of the Model S sedan tied to the launch of its new crossover this week, relieving some concerns that the new model might siphon away sales of the sedan, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Friday.... Read More »

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