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Cadillac's CT5 takes cues from Escala

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
It may resemble a Dodge Charger or Dart but look closely and you'll see styling cues from the Escala concept in what is expected to be the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a replacement for the ATS and CTS sedans.

2018 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Waymo will expand self-driving services to Europe, CEO says

June 7, 2018 11:06 CET
Waymo aims to expand beyond the U.S. by entering Europe, potentially offering a mobility service with a fully driverless car fleet in cooperation with a local partner, CEO John Krafcik said.

Continental bans WhatsApp, Snapchat on company devices

2:57 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Global auto supplier Continental said it will forbid its 240,000 employees from using WhatsApp or Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices.

Plug-in hybrid caught testing hints at look of next Ford Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Ford's best-selling crossover is nearing its first redesign since 2012.

Waymo buys up to 62,000 Chrysler minivans to expand self-driving fleet

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 31, 2018
Google affiliate Waymo will purchase up to 62,000 additional Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans from FCA US starting later this year to begin a national expansion of the company's public driverless ride-hailing fleet.

VIDEO: First Shift: Fund to invest $2.25B in GM's Cruise AV unit

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2018
Fund to pump $2.25B into GM's Cruise AV unit; Uber, Waymo in talks; Trump German-car threat?; Fresh signs of Ford train-station buy; Texting while cruising; JLR's all-terrain AVs.

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Three steps to evolve auto retail marketing

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2018
Auto brands need to get organized and aligned internally to allow for a complete view of the customer. This is especially important today.

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford expects F-150 disruptions to hurt earnings

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2018
Ford expects F-150 disruptions to hurt earnings; Cadillac after the ATS; GM Korea rescue plan; NTSB probes Tesla crash; Waymo way ahead in AVs?; Mini honors royal wedding.

In self-driving car race, Waymo leads traditional automakers

May 8, 2018 10:03 CET
In the race to start the world's first driving business without human drivers, Alphabet's Waymo is ahead of traditional automakers such as GM, Mercedes and Audi.

Cadillac polishes all-new, 3-row SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018
Cadillac's next all-new vehicle -- the XT6 -- is taking shape and taking to the road for testing.

Volvo chairman calls for caution in move to self driving

March 28, 2018 12:05 CET
Volvo Cars Chairman Li Shufu says that the autonomous driving industry should move forward prudently in the wake of a deadly accident in the U.S. this month. "One accident can kill the whole industry ... So we must move with caution," Li said.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Waymo adding electric Jaguars to fleet

3:15 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2018
Waymo to add as many as 20,000 electric Jags; BMW sued over diesel emissions; NTSB probes Tesla crash; New Lexus UX offers connectivity, subscriptions; Hyundai union raps trade move.

Self-driving testers pause to rethink after fatality

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018
The death of an Arizona woman was 'uncomfortably soon in the history of automated driving,' said one analyst.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: CEO: Waymo's Krafcik on Uber AV fatality

7:45 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2018
At NADA: Waymo's Krafcik on Uber AV fatality; Honda to cut Accord output; Make meetings: Lincoln Continental suicide doors?, Mazda ad push, VW profit quest; Puppy love at Subaru.

Waymo chief says his tech could have avoided fatal Uber crash

7:40 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2018
John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, Google's self-driving car project, said Saturday the company has "a lot of confidence" its own self-driving vehicle technology could have detected the pedestrian who was struck and killed earlier this month by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Ariz.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: RDX launch critical, Acura dealers told

6:45 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2018
At NADA: RDX launch must succeed, Acura dealers told; Nissan vows to ease up; Jeep pickup due date; Sonic resists upgrade demands; BMW skipping Detroit; Time Dealer of the Year.

'18 Time dealer is Salzman

6:48 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2018
North Carolina auto dealer Jack Salzman is the 2018 Time Dealer of the Year. He received the award Friday at the convention. Other finalists were Brent Brown of Utah, William Fenton of New Hampshire and Wally Sommer of Wisconsin.

N.Y. dealer taps Google tech in fixed ops

1:06 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2018
New York dealer Brian Benstock is tapping Google technologies, including virtual helper Assistant, to drive service traffic and improve customers' experiences in service.

Reinvigorated Mitsubishi goes big in new Eclipse Cross campaign

1:33 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2018
Mitsubishi has returned to network TV in its biggest marketing push in over a decade -- one that features the 2018 Eclipse Cross and underscores the brand's renewed commitment to the crossover market.

Krafcik to keynote European congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, the Google affiliate working on autonomous vehicle technology, will be the keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Turin on June 6.

Buick, Lexus score marketing points during March Madness

2:26 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2018
Buick and Lexus will put the game in customer's hands during March Madness, betting on NCAA partnerships for consumer engagement and marketplace penetration.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Tariffs could kill 40,000 auto jobs - group

3:15 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2018
Tariffs could kill 40,000 auto jobs, group says; Detroit 3 to seek exceptions?; European view; GKN, Dana in $6.1B deal; Toyota-Mazda venture; Denso takes bigger bite of chipmaker; Waymo's robo-rigs.

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Audi seeks social media buzz with e-tron Geneva tour

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Audi is seeking to cause a stir by driving 250 of its electric e-tron SUVs through Geneva while the city hosts the annual auto show. The automaker is asking residents to take snapshots of the pre-production crossover and post them on social media to drum up a buzz ahead of the car's launch later this year.

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Audi seeks social media buzz with e-tron Geneva tour

10:04 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2018
Audi is seeking to cause a stir by driving 250 of its electric e-tron SUVs through Geneva while the city hosts the annual auto show here. The automaker is asking residents to take snapshots of the pre-production crossover and post them on social media to generate some buzz ahead of the car's launch later this year.

Waymo: Relax! This self-driving car is normal

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2018
The Waymo self-driving car isn't for sale, but the marketing campaign for the driverless experience is ramping up.

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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