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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Musk: 'Keep driving our volume' to hit targets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. should be able to sell "a few million" cars per year by 2025, after the company has broadened its lineup beyond the Model S sedan and opened a "gigafactory" to double the world's supply of lithium ion battery cells, CEO Elon Musk said last week at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Good times won't last forever, analyst says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

The U.S. auto industry is in good shape. But the good times won't last forever, so watch your balance sheets and don't blow it. That was the advice to automakers from John Murphy, lead U.S. auto analyst in equity research with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.... Read More »

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Purchasing chief: Thriving suppliers are good for GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

If Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is looking for an ally to wring price concessions from suppliers, he won't find one in Steve Kiefer, General Motors' newly installed head of purchasing.... Read More »

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Luxury brands seek an edge with tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

The horsepower race is dead, giving way to advanced hybrid technology and smaller displacement engines. Digital technology has become central to selling vehicles, not only on smartphones and tablets but in innovative showroom settings. These are some of the ways that luxury brands are embracing the megatrends discussed at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

World Congress panel to explore vehicle innovation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Aluminum vs. high-strength steel. It's one of the industry's hottest technological battlegrounds as automakers push to reduce vehicle weight while cutting costs and improving safety.... Read More »

2015 WORLD CONGRESS

Panelists to focus on retail trends

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

Three experts with rich backgrounds in auto retailing will discuss the convergence of trends and what they mean for the future during next month's Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.... Read More »

Porsche sales exec to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Porsche's Bernhard Maier joins a World Congress roster of speakers that includes Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Why I won't be at the conference

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

A full-page ad on Page 60 of the Nov. 10 issue requests our attendance at the Automotive News World Congress. Among the featured speakers, though, are two whose business models undermine the highly successful and competitive franchise system.... Read More »

Google exec to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014

Does Google want to become an automaker, or is it more interested in producing the software and maps required for the driverless car? Chris Urmson will outline Google's agenda and explain the road ahead for autonomous driving on Jan. 14 at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

Robertson to speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Ian Robertson, BMW AG's board member for sales and marketing, will speak during the opening afternoon of the Automotive News World Congress here on Jan. 13.... Read More »

World Congress kickoff speaker: Audi's de Meo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Luca de Meo, Audi AG's board member for sales and marketing, will be the opening speaker at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 13.... Read More »

Bigland joins congress lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014

Reid Bigland, head of Chrysler Group's U.S. and Canadian sales and newly named executive in charge of Alfa Romeo's return to North America, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 14.... Read More »

Ford's Hinrichs to speak at 2015 World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

Joe Hinrichs, the executive guiding Ford Motor Co.'s high-stakes move to an aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup, will speak at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.... Read More »

Barra, Marchionne keynote World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and GM CEO Mary Barra will be keynote speakers at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Marchionne will speak on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Barra will address the Congress the following evening, Jan. 14.... Read More »

BMW, M-B, Porsche open to ideas, suppliers say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche were named the top three automakers in terms of openness to supplier innovation, according to the 2014 European Supplier Choice Survey.... Read More »

Opel exec: EU regs make car design tougher

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Europe's increasingly stringent emissions standards are putting more pressure on vehicle designers. "In the last five to 10 years designing cars has gotten a hell of a lot tougher," Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams said at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Brussels.... Read More »

M-B: Simple design lures new buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Mercedes-Benz' styling chief Gorden Wagener says the automaker has attracted younger buyers by adopting styling themes such as simplicity, authenticity and craftsmanship.... Read More »

L.E.A.D.E.R. winners: Volvo, Audi, Continental

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Volvo, Audi and Continental are the 2014 winners of the Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center Leaders in European Automotive Development, Excellence, and Research awards, which recognize innovations in product development, environmental technology, supplier technology and retailing.... Read More »

PSA will defend position as No. 2 carmaker in Europe, Tavares says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014

PSA Peugeot Citroen will defend its position as Europe's No. 2 carmaker after Volkswagen Group, CEO Carlos Tavares said at last week's Automotive News Europe Congress. "We want to keep a strong No. 2 position in Europe."... Read More »

PSA chief Tavares to keynote Brussels congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014

Carlos Tavares, the ex-No. 2 executive at Renault who recently took over as CEO of France's other automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroen, will be the keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 4 in Brussels.... Read More »

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

UAW's King clings to hope for VW victory

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014

Bob King admits he was overly optimistic early in his four-year term as UAW president when he predicted the union would be able to organize at least one of the foreign-owned auto plants in the southern United States quickly.... Read More »

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Buyers want to click, and kick, the tires

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014

Dealers and consumers increasingly will shop for and buy vehicles using digital platforms, but brick-and-mortar dealerships and auto auctions are here to stay, says Sandy Schwartz, president of Manheim and of AutoTrader Group.... Read More »

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

AutoNation CEO Jackson: Dealer lots are too full

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014

Mike Jackson says 2014 is shaping up as a test of automakers' discipline in coming to grips with a slower-growing market.... Read More »

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Akerson: Hectic days, proud moments

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014

Newly retired General Motors CEO Dan Akerson had been on an informal farewell tour before his departure last week, highlighting the strides GM made under his watch.... Read More »

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Scrapping cycle points to 2 years of strong sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014

Want to know how many new vehicles will be sold this year? Take a look at the scrap heap.... Read More »

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