Trump adviser Kudlow tells Detroit the economic boom will last 'bunch more years'

6:25 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2018

The Trump administration aims to keep up the U.S. economy's trajectory as it faces new trade talks with the European Union, Japan and China in the coming months.... Read More »

UK should bring forward combustion-engine ban to 2032, lawmakers say

Oct. 19, 2018 12:09 CET

The UK should bring forward a ban on the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars and vans by eight years to 2032 to help the country reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, a parliamentary committee said.... Read More »

Ford summons its swagger, shifts marketing focus to keeping loyalists

6:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2018

Ford is shifting its focus from winning new customers to persuading current owners to stick with its namesake brand. The new marketing approach, designed to rebut the impression that Ford is abandoning owners of Fusions and Fiestas as it stops developing new sedans, is part of a sweeping plan that the automaker's leadership team laid out to its North American dealers this week.... Read More »

'Built Ford Proud': New ad campaign elicits emotion, takes shot at Tesla

6:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2018

Ford will launch a new ad campaign featuring actor Bryan Cranston this weekend after giving dealers a first look at its annual national meeting in Las Vegas .... Read More »

France to allow congestion pricing in bid to reduce traffic jams

Oct. 19, 2018 11:15 CET

France plans to make it easier for cities to introduce congestion pricing in a bid to reduce traffic jams and air pollution, the country's transport minister said.... Read More »

Porsche CEO downplays IPO, expects record sales

Oct. 19, 2018 07:54 CET

Porsche does not need a stock market listing to fund growth, CEO Oliver Blume said, adding he is confident the automaker can repeat last year's record sales in 2018.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Faurecia CEO expects to maintain rapid growth despite trade war risks

Oct. 19, 2018 06:01 CET

Faurecia has had a successful year so far as it benefits from robust China business and the rapid rise of SUV sales in Europe. The company's CEO, Patrick Koller, told Automotive News Europe about his plans for maintaining growth despite the risk of a trade war.... Read More »

VW to offer incentives for older diesels in Germany

Oct. 19, 2018 06:01 CET

VW Group will offer trade-in incentives and a bonus for scrapping older diesel vehicles in Germany in a bid to prevent driving bans in cities where pollution exceeds the EU's clean air standards.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why Porsche's CFO calls Germany's digital infrastructure a 'catastrophe'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2018

Porsche's CFO and IT boss says that Germany's digital infrastructure "is an absolute catastrophe" that could threaten the domestic auto industry's competitiveness and profitability in the next decade.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Hyundai taps growing EV market with Kona SUV

Oct. 19, 2018 06:01 CET

The Hyundai Kona Electric SUV is off to a fast start in Europe as it is the first battery-powered model from the automaker for which demand is exceeding production. The current waiting time for the small crossover is more than six months.... Read More »

Tesla starts taking orders for shorter-range Model 3 at $45,000

11:20 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

Tesla has started taking orders for a mid-range battery Model 3 that goes about 260 miles between charges for $45,000.... Read More »

Northwood University chief to retire after 12 years; successor search under way

3:28 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

Northwood University, a longtime training hub based in Michigan for auto dealership managers and executives, said CEO Keith Pretty is retiring after 12 years at the helm.... Read More »

Geely 'corrects' rumors about presidential family ties

3:17 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

Geely Automobile Holdings, long the subject of speculation about its political ties, has moved to dispel a widely held belief its chairman's wife was related to Chinese President Xi Jinping.... Read More »

Ford to build additional 350 GT supercars, extends output by 2 years

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

The company previously planned to build 1,000 GTs through the 2020 model year. It now says it will build 1,350 vehicles through 2022.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Trump: Immigration 'onslaught' could kill trade deal

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

Trump: Immigration 'onslaught' could kill new trade deal; Land Rover Defender spied; Ford to offer more GT supercars; Clean cars on a dirty grid.... Read More »

OEConnection to buy Britain's Bluegrasscoms

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

OEConnection, which specializes in helping dealers buy and sell auto parts, has agreed to acquire Bluegrasscoms, a Newbury, England company that provides many of the same services.... Read More »

London's black taxi cabs to launch in Paris next year

Oct. 18, 2018 13:28 CET

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.... Read More »

54,400 Ford F-series pickups probed by U.S. after tailgate complaints

12:32 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

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.... Read More »

CAR WARS

Steel getting stronger, lighter to compete against aluminum's rise

11:21 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

Advanced high-strength steel, the newest, lightest steel invented, is aiming to hold off aluminum's rise as the metal of choice for an auto industry in the midst of major changes.... Read More »

Trump warns Mexico on migrant caravan, threatens new trade deal

10:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern border if Mexico did not halt large groups of migrants headed for the U.S. from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: U.S. probes Ford tailgates that can open unexpectedly

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

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.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

How electric car batteries are improving despite drawbacks, risks

6:57 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

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.... Read More »

Tesla's big China play comes as world's top car market slows

6:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

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.... Read More »

Studies link higher crash rates with states that legalized marijuana

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2018

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute said crashes in states with legalized recreational marijuana have increased up to 6 percent.... Read More »

Porsche to price Taycan between Cayenne, Panamera

Oct. 17, 2018 06:01 CET

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).... Read More »

 
Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17 2018

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German automakers' opposition to CO2 goal may backfire

Christiaan Hetzner
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2018

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German-led efforts to water down calls for a 40 percent cut in new-car CO2 emissions by 2030 may hav ...
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Daimler should consider Porsche exec as next finance chief

Christiaan Hetzner
8:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9 2018

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Lutz Meschke, Porsche's finance chief has done a remarkable job at the automaker, ensuring double-di ...
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How women are tackling the industry's glass ceiling

Peter Sigal
7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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To say that the automotive industry is male-dominated is an understatement. ...
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Why China is by far the world's largest market for full-electric cars

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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China is the largest market for EVs in the world after finding the simple formula for success: Combi ...
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Why Russia's Rolls rival fails to impress

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2018

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Russia's luxury Aurus brand aspires to rival Bentley and Rolls-Royce, not just in Russia but in Euro ...
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Riding in ZF's 'flying billboard'


9:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2018

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ZF Friedrichshafen began making gears for the Zeppelin airships back in 1900. ...
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Rising Star starts new adventure

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2018

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Former Mazda Europe executive and 2017 Rising Star Christian Ohm is starting a new adventure this month. ...
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Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

Nick Gibbs
4:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2018

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As Aston Martin plans its London IPO, CEO Andy Palmer believes the company will be more profitable t ...
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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Douglas A. Bolduc
3:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7 2018

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Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars. ...
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