Manufacturing

Design innovations spark Pierburg investments

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
The project illustrates a trend in manufacturing capital spending today: As auto suppliers roll out new technologies, many are relying on more automated production processes to make the work fit into their existing space.

TVA thinks smaller for suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Economic developers at TVA are applying their successful formula for auto plant megasites to smaller supplier sites.

Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for airbag glitch

11:54 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
Kia is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles in the United States because an electronic glitch may prevent airbags from deploying in the event of a crash.

Trump highlights autos in trade talks with Japan's prime minister

1:14 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2018
President Donald Trump said he planned to discuss American purchases of Japanese automobiles and other sensitive trade issues with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their meeting at the White House on Thursday.

China's CATL seen choosing Germany for EV battery plant

June 7, 2018 12:15 CET
China’s biggest EV battery cell maker is nearing a decision to build a factory in Germany as part of a major push into Europe, Bloomberg reported.

Musk fails to quell safety doubts at Tesla with data

10:39 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2018
Tesla would need to release more information than Elon Musk gave shareholders to set the record straight on the EV maker's work-safety record, according to former occupational health officials who worked under the Obama administration.

Sogefi to supply coolant pumps for Volvo's electrified cars

June 6, 2018 11:55 CET
Sogefi has signed a contract with Volvo to supply engine coolant pumps for several of the automaker's future-generation electrified models as the automaker pledges to electrify its entire lineup by 2019.

Study sees escalating damage from Trump auto tariffs

12:04 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
First-order negative effects of tariffs on the auto industry and the broader economy would be modest, but the damage increases if trading partners retaliate with restrictions on U.S. exports.

German battery maker Akasol plans German listing in June

June 5, 2018 15:33 CET
German battery systems maker Akasol is preparing for a Frankfurt stock market listing before the summer break, raising money to invest in new capacity so it can benefit from an expected surge in demand from EV manufacturers.

EV push threatens 75,000 German auto industry jobs, study says

June 5, 2018 14:51 CET
The switch to EVs will put 75,000 engine and gearbox manufacturing jobs at risk, a study commissioned by German trade unions and the auto industry showed.

NAFTA deal unlikely to get done this year, key U.S. senator says

6:53 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Congress probably won't have time to approve a new NAFTA deal this year, as cabinet members from the three trading partners continue to negotiate changes to the pact.

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Schaeffler sees positive future for combustion engines with an electric twist

June 5, 2018 06:01 CET
The future of transportation may be electric, but Schaeffler, the German supplier that built its business around bearings, thinks the internal combustion engine still has plenty of life in it.

Daimler says EVs on target after report of launch delays

June 5, 2018 11:46 CET
Daimler said planned launches of electrified vehicles were on schedule following a report that they were facing delays because of battery shortages and other technical problems.

EU says first steel, aluminum safeguard measures could come in July

June 5, 2018 10:42 CET
The EU could impose measures to safeguard its steel and aluminum industries from imports initially intended for the U.S. as early as July, the bloc's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: 4 years later, GM hasn't given up the keys

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
4 years later, GM hasn't given up the keys; Toyota moving Corolla to single platform; Ford Escape plug-in spied; Mitsu ponders a midsize pickup.

Iran clash adds to growing political risk for automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Global suppliers and even U.S. automakers will need to be extra careful about who they do business with to avoid getting tripped up by legal problems.

CODY LUSK

Trump's call for auto tariffs isn't an idle threat

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Not a single manufacturer is asking for the White House to "help" them out by making their products unaffordable and more difficult to attain for millions of Americans.

Hyundai considers contract manufacturing to cut costs

7:21 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Hyundai conducted due diligence on a contract car manufacturing plant site for possible investment, as the South Korean firm seeks ways to cut costs and conserve capital.

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for June

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

EDITORIAL

Trump tariff threat: Abuse of power, invitation to chaos

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
The Trump administration's national security investigation into the effect of auto imports is perhaps the most mind-boggling in a series of disorienting moves on global trade.

Software and stealth: how automakers hike spare parts prices

June 3, 2018 11:23 CET
Automakers including Renault, Jaguar Land Rover and PSA boosted revenues by over $1 billion in the past decade by using sophisticated pricing software, according to sales presentations prepared by the software vendor, Accenture, and other documents filed in a court case.

LUCA CIFERRI

Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2018
Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, performance, fit and finish and overall quality.

Honda confirms new Takata airbag rupture in fatal Malaysia crash

2:17 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
Honda confirmed that a Takata airbag inflator had ruptured in a fatal crash earlier this week in Malaysia in what appears to be the 23rd death worldwide linked to the faulty part that can emit deadly metal fragments.

EVs get charged up in three states -- in a single day

11:04 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
In a single day, the electric car boom may have scored hundreds of millions of dollars of additional investments in three states.

U.S. allies hit back at Washington's steel, aluminium tariffs

6:06 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
Canada and Mexico retaliated with levies on billions of dollars of United States goods from orange juice to pork and the European Union was set to tax bourbon whiskey and Harley motorcycles after Washington imposed metals tariffs.

 
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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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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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China in control as industry enters new era
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European sales flat in May on fewer sales days
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Jeep is biggest winner as Spain sales rise 7%
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German market down 6% but VW bucks trend with new SUV
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UK sales rise 3% in May on private demand
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Italy sales decline 3% on political uncertainty, diesel slump
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French May sales flat despite strong gains by Jeep, Hyundai, Skoda
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VW Group's China sales rose 12% in April on Audi, Skoda demand
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VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April
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Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
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European sales of small SUVs projected to 'grow like crazy'
European sales of small SUVs are poised to surge beyond the segment's typically strong growth, as ne ...
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Apple poaches senior self-driving engineer from Waymo
Apple hired a senior self-driving car engineer from Alphabet's Waymo unit in a sign that the iPhone ...
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GM names first female finance chief
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Former GM chief Henderson named interim CEO of seating supplier Adient
Fritz Henderson, who steered GM through its 2009 bankruptcy, has been named interim CEO of seating s ...
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Rolls-Royce design chief Taylor leaves automaker
Rolls-Royce design director Giles Taylor has left the automaker to "pursue alternative business inte ...
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Rolls-Royce design chief Taylor leaves automaker
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Lotus CEO Gales steps down, replaced by top Geely executive
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Daimler's Winkler to step down as Smart CEO
The CEO of Daimler's Smart business, Annette Winkler, is stepping down after eight years as head of ...
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Kia Motors America names Michael Cole as COO
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Porsche Canada gets new marketing director with digital focus
Porsche Canada has tapped Colas Henckes to be its new marketing director. ...
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Tesla hires Snapchat exec to head engineering
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BMW 8 series will offer 320-hp diesel in Europe
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Kia shakes up Ceed family
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Ford gives new Focus multiple personalities
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BMW X5 gains space, off-road package
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Audi Q8 debuts with plans for autonomous parking system
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
Assembly of the all-new Seat Ateca began in April 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group's plant in Kvasiny ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
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