Automotive News Automakers Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EST Volvo adds snow tires to Canada subscription service http://www.autonews.com/article/20181018/COPY01/310189965/volvo-subscription-service-canada-tires Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Volvo says some of its dealers were cool to the idea of a subscription service, but Volvo Car Canada Managing director Alex Lvovich believes that the network is now on board. Ford to build an additional 350 GT supercars, extend production 2 years http://www.autonews.com/article/20181018/OEM01/181019598/ford-gt-production Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:01 EST The company had previously announced plans to build 1,000 GTs through the 2020 model year. It now says it will build a total of 1,350 vehicles through 2022. London's black taxi cabs to launch in Paris next year http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181018/ANE/181019607/londons-black-taxi-cabs-to-launch-in-paris-next-year Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:28:38 EST London Electric Vehicle Company plans to start selling an electric version of the iconic black cab in Paris next year as it continues its global expansion. 54,400 Ford F-series pickups probed by U.S. after tailgate complaints http://www.autonews.com/article/20181018/OEM11/181019599/ford-f-series-pickuo-tailgate-probe Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:32:27 EST NHTSA has opened a preliminary investigation into 54,400 Ford pickups after receiving five complaints that tailgates had unexpectedly opened while the vehicles were in motion. First Shift: U.S. probes Ford tailgates that can open unexpectedly http://www.autonews.com/article/20181018/VIDEO/310189998/first-shift-u-s-probes-ford-tailgates-that-can-open-unexpectedly Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST U.S. probes Ford pickup tailgates that can open unexpectedly; Legalized weed, more wrecks?; U.S., EU blame each other in trade spat; VW's scrap-and-save plan; Uber trailer venture. How EV batteries are improving despite drawbacks, risks http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181018/COPY/310189962/electric-batteries-lithium-ion Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:57:32 EST In the race for the next generation battery, lithium ion technology has made huge leaps in recent years. But the power packs continue to have drawbacks. How electric car batteries are improving despite drawbacks, risks http://www.autonews.com/article/20181018/OEM05/181019608/electric-batteries-lithium-ion Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:57:32 EST In the race for the next generation battery, lithium-ion technology has made huge leaps in recent years. But the power packs continue to have drawbacks. Porsche to price electric Taycan between Cayenne, Panamera http://www.autonews.com/article/20181018/COPY01/310189967/porsche-taycan-cost-range-estimates Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Porsche will position the Taycan below the brand's Panamera sedan when the electric four-door sports car reaches markets next year, with a likely starting price above 80,000 euros (about $92,500). Elon Musk's big China play for Tesla comes as world's top car market slows http://www.autonews.com/article/20181018/OEM05/181019609/musk-tesla-china-electric-market Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:07:23 EST Tesla's breakthrough deal to secure land for a Shanghai factory commits the electric-car maker to a multibillion-dollar investment just as the Chinese vehicle market falters. BMW X7 to start at $74,895 http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181018/COPY/310199987/bmw-x7-price Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST BMW is filling out its product lineup with the launch of its largest SUV to date. The new X7 addresses a shortcoming in BMW's crossover lineup in offering a true seven-seat model. Tesla secures site for China Gigafactory http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181018/COPY/310199982/tesla-shanghai-china-gigafactory Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Tesla has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 212-acre plot of land to build its first overseas Gigafactory. Another top Tesla executive calls it quits, report says http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181018/COPY/310199983/tesla-executive-manufacturing-quits Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Tesla's vice president of manufacturing, Gilbert Passin, has left the company, Business Insider reported, citing a source familiar with the situation. Elon Musk will buy another $20 million in Tesla stock http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181018/COPY/310199984/elon-musk-tesla-stock-purchase Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Tesla CEO Elon Musk will purchase company stock worth $20 million in the next open trading session, the electric automaker said in a filing. Suppliers warn hard Brexit may set UK back decades http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181017/ANE/181019638/suppliers-warn-hard-brexit-may-set-uk-back-decades Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:45:11 EST Failure to secure a trade deal for Britain when it exits the EU next year could set the UK auto sector back two decades, leading parts suppliers said. After tearing down Tesla Model 3, analyst says profit potential huge, but 'this body is their single biggest problem' http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181017/COPY/310179932/tesla-model-3-teardown-analysis-musk Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:55:54 EST The manufacturing analysts who spent 6,600 hours inside a warehouse north of Detroit picking apart a Model 3 have good news and bad news for Tesla. After tearing down Tesla Model 3, analyst says profit potential huge, but 'this body is their single biggest problem' http://www.autonews.com/article/20181017/OEM05/181019639/tesla-model-3-teardown-analysis-musk Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:55:54 EST The manufacturing analysts who spent 6,600 hours inside a warehouse north of Detroit picking apart a Model 3 have good news and bad news for Tesla. Porsche to price Taycan between Cayenne, Panamera http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181017/ANE/181019702/porsche-to-price-taycan-between-cayenne-panamera Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Porsche will position the Taycan below the brand's Panamera sedan when the electric four-door sports car reaches markets next year, with a likely starting price above 80,000 euros (about $92,500). Senate panel wants Hyundai, Kia to testify on engine fire reports http://www.autonews.com/article/20181017/OEM11/181019621/hyundai-kia-senate-engine-fires-testify Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:16:30 EST The Republican chairman and the ranking Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee said they asked top U.S. executives at Hyundai and Kia to testify at a Nov. 14 hearing on reports of engine fires. Tesla secures site for China Gigafactory http://www.autonews.com/article/20181017/OEM05/181019640/tesla-shanghai-china-gigafactory Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EST Tesla has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 212-acre plot of land to build its first overseas Gigafactory. AutoNews Now: Sears, Walmart, Goodyear: What's in store for dealers? http://www.autonews.com/article/20181017/VIDEO/310179999/autonews-now-sears-walmart-goodyear-whats-in-store-for-dealers Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:30:00 EST How changes at Sears, Walmart, Goodyear could alter retail landscape; Senators ask Hyundai, Kia to testify about fires; New Wranglers recalled; A 'talking car' tussle. Another top Tesla executive calls it quits, report says http://www.autonews.com/article/20181017/OEM02/181019629/tesla-executive-manufacturing-quits Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:09:16 EST Tesla's vice president of manufacturing, Gilbert Passin, has left the company, Business Insider reported, citing a source familiar with the situation. Elon Musk will buy another $20 million in Tesla stock http://www.autonews.com/article/20181017/OEM02/181019631/elon-musk-tesla-stock-purchase Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:53:59 EST Tesla CEO Elon Musk will purchase company stock worth $20 million in the next open trading session, the electric carmaker said in a filing. Kodiaq GT SUV to be Skoda's flagship in China http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181017/ANE/181019654/kodiaq-gt-suv-to-be-skodas-flagship-in-china Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Skoda has said its new, coupe-styled Kodiaq GT SUV will become its flagship model in China. The midsize SUV, shown in pictures for the first time, will increase Skoda's SUV range in China to four when it goes on sale later this year. Audi autonomous car partner Cognata raises $18.5 million http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181017/ANE/181019637/audi-autonomous-car-partner-cognata-raises-18-5-million Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:34:48 EST Israeli autonomous vehicle simulation platform provider Cognata, which has a partnership with Audi, has raised $18.5 million in a private funding round led. VW, FCA, Renault take sales hit in Europe on WLTP http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181017/ANE/181019641/vw-fca-renault-take-sales-hit-in-europe-on-wltp Wed, 17 Oct 2018 03:07:38 EST VW Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault were among the biggest losers as Europe car sales fell 23 percent to 1.12 million in September following the introduction of a new testing regime, industry association ACEA said. First Shift: Bill would extend EV tax credits for GM, Tesla http://www.autonews.com/article/20181017/VIDEO/310179998/first-shift-bill-would-extend-ev-tax-credits-for-gm-tesla Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Bill would extend EV tax credits for GM, Tesla; Tesla secures China factory site; Detroit gives Ford a break; BMW plugs big gap in lineup; Mercedes Instagram promo for A class. Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand? http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181017/BLOG15/310179990/could-jaguar-become-an-ev-only-brand Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand? That's the strategy under consideration by company leaders, one in which the British luxury marque would replace its conventional vehicles with battery-electric models over the next five to seven years. BMW X7 to start at $74,895 http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/OEM04/181019660/bmw-x7-price Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:15:00 EST BMW is filling out its product lineup with the launch of its largest crossover to date. The new X7, available at U.S. dealerships in March starting at $74,895, addresses a shortcoming in BMW's crossover lineup #8212; a true seven-seater option. Ford's new Territory crossover part of plan to regain lost ground in China http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/GLOBAL03/181019687/ford-territory-china Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:44:36 EST Ford, while unveiling the new Territory crossover, said its plan to release a spate of new models will help turn around tumbling sales in the world's top auto market beginning next year. Audi fined $927 million in Germany for diesel violations http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181016/ANE/181019690/audi-fined-927-million-in-germany-for-diesel-violations Tue, 16 Oct 2018 05:26:25 EST Audi has been fined 800 million euros ($927.12 million) by German prosecutors for violations tied to V-6 and V-8 diesel engines that did not conform to anti-pollution standards. Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, TrueCar investor, dies at 65 http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/OEM02/181019673/paul-allen-automotive-obit-truecar-investor Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:33:16 EST Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, a key supplier to the auto industry who used the fortune he made from the tech giant to invest in TrueCar, professional sports teams, cable TV and real estate, died on Monday. He was 65. Elon Musk, Tesla settlement with SEC over tweets approved by U.S. judge http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/OEM02/181019681/elon-musk-sec-settlement-approved Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:52:23 EST A federal judge approved a $40 million settlement by Tesla and CEO Elon Musk with stock regulators, resolving claims that Musk misled the public on Twitter about a plan to take the company private. Tesla, GM in line for EV boost under U.S. Senate bill http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/OEM05/181019648/tesla-gm-in-line-for-ev-boost-under-u-s-senate-bill Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:13:55 EST Tesla and GM, which have lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, could get their way for up to four years under a new proposal from a Republican senator. What this former Ford exec will do at Pandora http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/MOBILITY/181019653/doug-vandagens-leaves-ford-pandora Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:07:55 EST One of Ford's top connected vehicles executives has been hired by Pandora to help the streaming music company form partnerships with the auto industry. AutoNews Now: Ohio's Rhett Ricart in line to chair NADA in '20 http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/VIDEO/310169999/autonews-now-ohios-rhett-ricart-in-line-to-chair-nada-in-20 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:00:00 EST Ohio's Rhett Ricart in line to chair NADA in '20; Uber worth $120B?; Images of Michael's fury; Report: Jaguar mulling all-EV lineup; Judge OKs Tesla-SEC deal; From Ford to Pandora. Will Jaguar go EV only? http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/BLOG06/310169997/will-jaguar-go-ev-only Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand? That's the strategy under consideration by company leaders, according to Autocar, one in which the longtime British luxury marque would replace its conventional vehicles with battery-electric models over... Cable industry moves to snatch airwaves away from 'talking cars' http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/MOBILITY/181019655/fcc-auto-regulation-vehicle-spectrum Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:48:15 EST Twenty years ago automakers won the rights to use a portion of U.S. airwaves for ultra-safe 'talking cars.' But now the cable industry wants more of those airwaves. Nissan Altima rediseñado cautiva con su rendimiento deportivo http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/MEXICO/181019696/nissan-altima-redise-ado-cautiva-con-su-rendimiento-deportivo Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST El Altima 2019 es un esfuerzo por traer un poco de emoción al segmento de sedanes familiares, tan difamado y ignorado. El Altima de sexta generación aprovecha la mayor inversión en tren motriz en su historia. Renault-Brilliance count on e-vans to buck China slump http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181016/ANE/181019659/renault-brilliance-count-on-e-vans-to-buck-china-slump Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:03:21 EST Renault and Chinese partner Brilliance plan to launch three electric delivery vans in two years, seeking to capitalize on robust growth in China's commercial vehicle market and city center driving curbs on vehicles with combustion engines. VW will overhaul dealership and sales arm in EV push http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181016/ANE/181019683/vw-will-overhaul-dealership-and-sales-arm-in-ev-push Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:17:04 EST VW Group will overhaul its dealership and sales organization by early 2020 to enable online sales and over-the-air software updates for its new I.D. family of electric vehicles that will start to debut in 2020. New Goodyear service offers replacement tires at consumers' homes http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/RETAIL05/181019676/goodyear-tire-installation-delivery Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:09:04 EST Goodyear Tire and Rubber hopes it can sell more tires by offering consumers an easier way to buy and install them, in an effort that may challenge franchised auto dealers. Toyota unveils GM-built Cavalier in Japan http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/CCHISTORY/181019666/toyota-unveils-gm-built-cavalier-in-japan Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:55:58 EST Toyota Motor Corp. unveils the Toyota Cavalier, a compact car built by General Motors in the U.S., on Oct. 16, 1995. It went on sale in Japan in January 1996. Tesla's Supercharger network is the template for the hydrogen era http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/BLOG06/181019674/teslas-supercharger-network-is-the-template-for-the-hydrogen-era Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:45:00 EST A Tesla-like nationwide network of hydrogen fueling stations could help reduce the time it will take for fuel cell vehicles to become economically viable to manufacture. Uber gets IPO proposals at potential $120 billion valuation, report says http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/MOBILITY/181019678/uber-ipo-valuation-120-billion Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:56:25 EST Uber has recently received proposals from banks for an initial public offering valuing the ride-hailing company at as much as $120 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported. Daimler, BMW seek to remedy EU's antitrust concerns over car-sharing deal http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181016/ANE/181019689/daimler-bmw-seek-to-remedy-eus-antitrust-concerns-over-car-sharing Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:53:10 EST Daimler and BMW have offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns about their plan to combine their car-sharing businesses Car2Go and DriveNow, the European Commission said. Geely-backed Terrafugia starts taking flying-car orders http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181016/ANE/181019691/geely-backed-terrafugia-starts-taking-flying-car-orders Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:20:56 EST Terrafugia, a U.S. flying-car developer owned by Chinese automaker Geely, has begun taking orders for its first product, the Transition, a two-seat aircraft that can switch between driving and flying modes in less than one minute. VW CEO issues warning to German automakers http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181016/ANE/181019693/vw-ceo-issues-warning-to-german-automakers Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:15:47 EST VW CEO Herbert Diess says that Germany's automakers only have a 50 percent chance of remaining leading players in the fast-changing auto industry. TomTom loses Volvo contract http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181016/COPY/310169954/tomtom-volvo-contract Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:13:20 EST Dutch navigation firm TomTom said it had lost a contract with Volvo. The company said the contract to provide location and navigation services to the automaker, which was announced in 2016, had been ended before it was due to go into force in 2019. First Shift: Audi fined $927M for emissions cheating http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/VIDEO/310169998/first-shift-audi-fined-927m-for-emissions-cheating Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Audi fined $927M for emissions cheat; Warning from VW's Diess; Ford's new China crossover; Tesla enhances Autopilot; Flying-car maker taking orders; Volvo's evolving safety focus. U.S. seeks Mexican steel export quotas, negotiator says http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/OEM10/181019685/us-mexico-steel-tariffs Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:13:02 EST The United States is seeking to impose quotas on Mexican steel exports as part of a negotiation to remove metals tariffs, the chief trade negotiator of Mexico's incoming government said, adding the issue needed to be resolved within weeks. Audi fined $927 million by German prosecutors for diesel violations http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/COPY01/310169964/audi-fined-927-million-by-german-prosecutors-for-diesel-violations Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:15:00 EST The luxury brand will not appeal the fine, and it said the penalty will have a significant impact on its annual earnings. Elon Musk says Tesla owners who ordered full self-driving EVs to get chip upgrade http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/OEM06/181019686/tesla-musk-autopilot-chip Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:54:25 EST A new chip that improves Autopilot features will be available six months in advance to people who ordered the full self-driving version of the electric cars. TomTom loses Volvo contract http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/OEM06/181019688/tomtom-volvo-contract Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:13:20 EST That fed into concerns of critics who said a deal Google made last month with Renault, another TomTom customer, meant the company risked being relegated to third place in its main market. VW CEO says German automakers have 50% odds of remaining among 'global elite' over next decade http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/COPY01/310169961/vw-ceo-german-automakers-have-50-odds-of-remaining-among-global Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:30:00 EST VW CEO Herbert Diess says that Germany's automakers have a only 50 percent chance of remaining leading players in the fast-changing auto industry. Geely-backed flying-car developer Terrafugia starts taking orders http://www.autonews.com/article/20181016/COPY01/310169967/geely-backed-flying-car-developer-terrafugia-starts-taking-orders Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EST Terrafugia, a U.S. flying-car developer owned by Chinese automaker Geely, has begun taking orders for its first product, the Transition, a two-seat aircraft that can switch between driving and flying modes in less than one minute. Skoda names new compact the Scala http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181016/ANE/181019701/skoda-names-new-compact-the-scala Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Skoda says it will rename its Rapid compact hatchback the Scala when the new model goes on sale next year. The Scala derives its name from the Latin word for "ladder," -- signifying a step up. Spy photos of Land Rover Defender http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM01/181019778/spy-photos-land-rover-defender Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Spy photos capture the clearest shots yet of the upcoming Land Rover Defender, which will arrive in 2020. Has the conversation on sexism changed? Take our new survey http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM02/181019777/project-xx-survey-elephant-in-the-vally Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Automotive News is conducting a survey of women currently working in the auto industry to discover if the conversation on sexism in the workplace has changed in the last year. GM offers extensions of factory warranties http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/RETAIL07/181019766/gm-extended-warranty Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST General Motors will begin offering extended bumper-to-bumper limited warranties on new vehicles, an offer that has some franchised dealers uneasy. Keeping auto retail disruption in perspective http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/RETAIL07/181019769/car-dealers-retail-disruption-mobility Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Big shifts are coming to the auto retail world, and dealers say they're getting ready for them. But don't fall for all the fantastical forecasts you hear, they caution. Just arrived: 2019 Nissan Altima http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM01/181019811/nissan-ultima-sedan-2019 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Highs and lows on the retooled 2019 Nissan Altima. Can Scott Keogh repeat his Audi success at VW? http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181015/COPY/310199996/vw-scott-keogh-audi Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST VW Group's incoming North America boss, Scott Keogh, has overseen Audi's success in the region over the past 12 years. Now he faces another challenge in lifting the fortunes of the group's core VW brand in the U.S. AutoNews Now: Jackson talks Manley, Barra ... but not Hackett http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/VIDEO/310159981/autonews-now-jackson-talks-manley-barra-but-not-hackett Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:00:00 EST Mike Jackson talks Manley, Barra ... but not Hackett; Profitable subscriptions; Genesis retailers awaiting G70; Opel recall ordered; Tesla seeks trademark for 'Teslaquila.' Porsche dealers brace for electric era http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181015/COPY/310199993/porsche-electric-retailer-charger Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Porsche faces a future in which its signature engines are replaced by electric motors. The automaker's U.S. retailers will be expected to share the costs involved in the changeover. Porsche to electrify majority of range over next decade http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181015/ANE/181019733/porsche-to-electrify-majority-of-range-over-next-decade Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:45:00 EST Porsche plans to switch to full-electric powertrains in its sedans and SUVs #8211; and possibly even its entry 718 sports cars #8211; over the next decade, the automaker's finance chief said. Opel faces recall of about 100,000 cars in diesel probe http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181015/ANE/181019718/opel-faces-recall-of-about-100000-cars-in-diesel-probe Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:17:01 EST Germany's Transport Ministry will order the recall of about 100,000 Opel vehicles as part of a diesel-emissions probe. The Opel Cascada, Insignia and Zafira models will be affected. BMW, Northvolt, Umicore team up on battery recycling http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181015/ANE/181019715/bmw-northvolt-umicore-team-up-on-battery-recycling Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:38:08 EST BMW will team up with Northvolt, which is building Europe's largest battery factory in Sweden, and Belgium's Umicore to develop a process for electric car batteries to be recycled. Rand study shows it's hard to gauge self-driving car safety http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/MOBILITY/181019703/autonomous-vehicle-safety-measurements Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:51:31 EST The great promise of automated vehicles is that they will be safer than human-driven ones, but finding the metrics to measure this is a complicated task that has no easy benchmarks. Porsche dealers brace for electric era http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/MOBILITY/181019767/porsche-electric-retailer-charger Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Porsche faces a future in which its signature engines are replaced by electric motors. The automaker's retailers are suiting up for the challenge. Nissan's 6th-gen Altima hits new performance bar http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM01/181019814/nissan-altima-engine-6th-generation Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Nissan's sixth-generation Altima leverages the largest investment in powertrain in the company's history. Volvo focuses on safety for autonomous cars http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM06/181019779/volvo-safety-autonomous-cars Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Volvo, with a bevy of new tools to ensure passenger safety, is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident prediction and avoidance, says the director of the Swedish carmaker's Car Safety Center. Soundproofing a Rolls-Royce http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM03/181019773/rolls-royce-soundproofing Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Rolls-Royce debuted its new Privacy Suite at the Chengdu auto show in China recently. It's a partition meant to soundproof its passenger area from the driver's compartment. Can Scott Keogh repeat his Audi success at VW? http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM02/181019772/vw-scott-keogh-audi Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST In taking control of parent Volkswagen and its namesake marque across North America, Scott Keogh again faces a struggle to lift a German brand. 7th-gen BMW 3 series "bolder, more dynamic" http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM01/181019790/bmw-3-series-7th-gen Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST A roundup of buff-book reaction to what may have been the most important launch at the Paris auto show -- the redesigned BMW 3 series Elena Ford named chief customer experience officer http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM02/181019709/elena-ford-motor-customers Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:00:47 EST Elena Ford, great-great-granddaughter of Henry Ford, will become Ford Motor's chief customer experience officer as of Nov. 1, the automaker said. Why Cadillac's New York move failed http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM01/181019813/cadillac-new-york-detroit-carlisle Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST No one who has ever worked in Detroit's auto manufacturing sector could possibly be surprised by GM bringing Cadillac back home after a four-year foray in trendy Manhattan. First Shift: Bill Ford cancels Saudi appearance http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/VIDEO/310159980/first-shift-bill-ford-cancels-saudi-appearance Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Bill Ford skipping Saudi event; Dealers wary of GM warranty program; Opel raided in diesel probe; What if VW premium brands went public?; Porsche EV push not cheap for retailers. Bill Ford joins list of those canceling visit to Saudi investor conference http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM02/181019716/bill-ford-saudi-arabia Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:32:01 EST Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford canceled a multistop trip to the Middle East, including a planned appearance at a Saudi investment conference this month, the company said on Sunday, the latest such cancellation after the disappearance of Saudi... Ford gripped by new tensions http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM/181019765/ford-hackett-layoffs Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Ford has had a tough time getting others to understand and gain confidence in the early stages of CEO Jim Hackett's companywide restructuring, and salaried workers are now wondering about their future with the company as cuts loom. Opel sites searched by German prosecutors in diesel probe http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/COPY01/310159959/opel-sites-searched-by-german-prosecutors-in-diesel-probe Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:30:00 EST German prosecutors searched Opel's operations in Ruesselsheim and Kaiserslautern on Monday as part of a probe into possible diesel-emissions cheating. 5 questions for the man behind the Ford Edge ST http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM04/181019848/5-questions-for-the-man-behind-the-ford-edge-st Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Ford engineer Ed Krenz talks the future of the Ford Edge ST. Porsche CFO sees huge potential for VW 'super group' http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181015/ANE/181019734/porsche-cfo-sees-huge-potential-for-vw-super-group Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:00:00 EST Porsche could be worth a fortune if listed with its sibling VW Group ultraluxury brands, finance chief Lutz Meschke said. Porsche CFO envisions a VW 'super group' that could top Ferrari http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/COPY01/310159968/porsche-cfo-envisions-a-vw-super-group-that-could-top-ferrari Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:00:00 EST Porsche could be worth a fortune if listed with its sibling VW Group ultraluxury brands, finance chief Lutz Meschke said. South Korea's Mobis develops proving ground for self-driving technology http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM06/181019797/mobis-fake-city-self-driving Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis, determined to catch up on self-driving technology, invested $300 million to equip its new proving grounds with multiple test tracks, including an intelligent transportation system course and what it calls the... Nissan delays UK pay talks pending Brexit clarity http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181015/ANE/181019719/nissan-delays-uk-pay-talks-pending-brexit-clarity Mon, 15 Oct 2018 05:18:50 EST Nissan, which operates the UK's biggest car factory, has delayed the start of pay talks with its staff in the country until the terms of Britain's exit from the EU become clearer. Nissan was due to start negotiating with its workforce this autumn. New Audi boss Mark Del Rosso a familiar face http://europe.autonews.com/article/20181015/COPY/310199995/audi-president-america-mark-del-rosso Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Mark Del Rosso will not need any introductions to his dealer network when he becomes president of Audi of America on Dec. 1. They already know who he is and what he can do. Presidente de Ford Motor cancela visita a conferencia de inversionistas sauditas http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/MEXICO/181019732/presidente-de-ford-motor-cancela-visita-a-conferencia-de Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Bill Ford canceló un viaje de varias paradas a Medio Oriente, incluida una participación planificada en una conferencia de inversión saudí, dijo la compañía el domingo, la última cancelación de este tipo después de la desaparición del periodista... NADA chairman Wes Lutz cautions dealers to question mobility 'hype' http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/RETAIL07/181019835/nadas-lutz-gives-a-word-of-caution-on-hype Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST "Question the hype." That's Wes Lutz's advice on prognostications of how primary transportation models will change. Brose's PACE Award-winning hands-free liftgate http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM10/181019760/pace-award-brose-hands-free-liftgate-25 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Brose's PACE Award-winning hands-free liftgate had to work properly when its sensors identified a proper kicking motion -- and ignore everything else. Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber plans to leave company http://www.autonews.com/article/20181015/OEM02/181019768/daimler-uebber-kallenius Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber this month announced he will leave the company after Ola Kallenius was chosen as the next CEO.