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Toyota looks to spread success of TRD trims

Toyota's expansion of Toyota Racing Development trims across its truck line opens the door for a sporty subbrand that could find its way onto higher-volume products such as the RAV4 and Camry as the automaker chases younger and more affluent buyers.

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Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its ...

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Is Nissan's Leaf turning from flop to fortune?

Nissan's bold move into electric vehicles with the Leaf earlier this decade looks ...

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How the subconscious takes in an auto show

As I walked through the Ford exhibit at the Detroit auto show, experts at a division ...

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Toyota looks to spread success of TRD trims

Toyota's expansion of Toyota Racing Development trims across its truck line opens the door for a sporty subbrand that could find its way onto higher-volume products such as the RAV4 and Camry as the

Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. Automotive News Print Editor RIck Johnson was there when it

Is Nissan's Leaf turning from flop to fortune?

Nissan's bold move into electric vehicles with the Leaf earlier this decade looks like a sales flop to many. But there are pockets of the U.S. market where EVs are in demand.

How the subconscious takes in an auto show

As I walked through the Ford exhibit at the Detroit auto show, experts at a division of the company called Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience had me outfitted with biometric sensors and a pair of glasses

Why leave Europe's car market? So many reasons.

Why is General Motors looking for a way out of Europe? That's easy. While home to many of the oldest and most venerable car brands in the world, Europe may also be the most brutally competitive and

For safety, driverless cars call for backup

Technology suppliers see redundant systems as the most logical answer to the driverless car dilemma - what happens if an autonomous drive function fails?

PSA will be allowed to license GM's EV technology, report says

General Motors will make its electric-car technology available to PSA if a deal to sell GM's Opel/Vauxhall business to the French automaker goes through, a German magazine reported.

AutoNews Now: Ford's self-driving wake-up call

Dozing engineers give Ford wake-up call on self-driving cars; Loan delinquencies up; 'Kill switch' probe; PSA to get Opel EV tech?; Subaru's classic ads; Tesla driver's sacrifice.

GM plans to build, test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018, report says

General Motors plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018, two sources familiar with the

Once Buick's lifeline, Opel isn't so crucial anymore

GM has already gotten more out of Opel for Buick than many ever would have imagined eight years ago -- the last time the automaker nearly sold the German carmaker.

GM, PSA said to value Opel at $2 billion as talks advance

GM and PSA are discussing a valuation for GM's Opel unit of about $2 billion as the automakers push to reach an agreement as soon as the end of next week, sources told Bloomberg.

First Shift: UAW plans 'Buy American' ad push

UAW plans 'Buy American' ad push; At AN Canada Congress: Magna CEO on danger of not keeping NAFTA, Aston chief warns of business shift to China, Korea; Assuring Opel's independence.

How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rivals Mercedes and BMW. Audi attributed this loss to its dealers, but it has only itself to blame. A

How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rivals Mercedes and BMW. Audi attributed this loss to its dealers, but it has only itself to blame. A

New NAFTA deal could favor Canada, says Unifor

President Donald Trump's calls to renegotiate NAFTA combined with the Liberal Canadian government's friendlier approach to the auto industry could favor Canada, Unifor says.

Bill Baker, who 'put Land Rover on the map,' dies at 72

Bill Baker, the legendary PR man who played a key role in Land Rover's successful return to the U.S. market in 1986, died Thursday. He was 72.

Aston Martin looks to leverage Daimler technology without being bought

Gaining access to large automaker's technologies through partnerships is Aston Martin's path to future success, CEO Andy Palmer told the first Automotive News Canada Congress.

Restoring jobs at Canadian GM plant key to new contract, union says

GM must restore hundreds of jobs being cut at a southern Ontario assembly plant or risk failing to reach a new contract with the factory's workers this fall, the president of Canada's largest auto

Ford's dozing engineers side with Google in full autonomy push

As Ford has tested self-driving cars, it noticed a problem during test drives: Engineers monitoring the rides are dozing off. So Ford plans to take the human out of the loop entirely by removing the

Audi China dealers demand $4 billion to cover sales losses

Audi dealers in China are demanding 28 billion yuan ($4 billion) to cover losses over the past three years that they blame on the automaker adding too many distributors, potentially worsening a sales

Canadian experts don't expect 'tearing up' of NAFTA

Keep calm and look for opportunities. That's the advice of two of Canada's foremost auto industry watchers when it comes to potential NAFTA talks.

LotLinx names Dataium founder as president and chief product officer

Digital marketing company LotLinx has named Dataium founder Eric Brown its president and chief product officer.

SUV discounts signal flagging demand, eroding auto profits

SUVs, overtaking sedans as the new American family car, have been so hot that automakers raced to supply the market. With inventory now piling up, profit-sapping rebates are on the rise.

Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?

As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old idea -- becoming one-stop cockpit integrators.

GM Canada president says country is poised to help disrupt auto industry

Canada has a chance to play a large role in the disruption of the auto industry, General Motors Canada President Steve Carlisle says.

Cooper-Standard says Q4 net income rises 43%

Cooper-Standard Holdings said fourth-quarter net income rose 43 percent to $31.1 million. Sales improved 2.4 percent to $875.4 million.

PSA wishes to build on GM's Vauxhall success, UK gov't says

PSA has told the UK government it would seek to build on the strengths of General Motors' Vauxhall business if the company buys it. However two sources close to PSA told Reuters that plant cuts were

Ford found recipe for profits in Europe

Ford was unprofitable in Europe from 2011-2014. But then-CEO Alan Mulally implemented an aggressive restructuring plan that included shuttering three manufacturing plants, slashing thousands of jobs

Vauxhall future uncertain after GM-PSA deal and Brexit vote

Less than 12 months after the UK's vote to leave the EU, Vauxhall's future is uncertain as GM mulls the sale of its European arm to PSA -- a move that may have been triggered by the Brexit vote.

Autotrader, Kia capitalize on NBA All-Star Weekend festivities

Autotrader is using NBA All-Star Weekend as a springboard for its latest ad campaign. Kia, meanwhile, has been capitalizing on the All-Star hype this week by giving people in New Orleans free rides

Senate confirms Pruitt, giving EPA foe control of agency

The Senate narrowly confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, positioning the fierce critic of Obama-era climate rules to immediately begin undoing them.

CarMax opens first four-lane auction on West Coast

CarMax opened a vehicle reconditioning and four-lane auction center in Murrieta, Calif., on Thursday, making it CarMax’s largest multipurpose location on the West Coast, the used-vehicle mega-

China buys auto suppliers as Takata deal looms

Chinese companies started talking a decade ago about cracking the U.S. auto market. That hasn't happened, so instead they're getting under the hoods of American cars by buying up suppliers.

Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover

Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC on Thursday named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the diversified auto parts supplier's motor parts division.

50 years of Subaru ads

Subaru's "Love" campaign is among the most recognizable and enduring marketing efforts in the automobile category. But the brand has not always been this consistent.

Aston Martin expects return to profitability in 2018

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer expects a return to profitability in 2018 as the money-losing automaker invests heavily to update existing models and develop several new vehicles through 2019.

PSA intends to keep Opel as a German brand, reports say

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares intends to keep Opel as a German company if the French automaker acquires the brand from GM, reports said. Tavares also is open to maintaining Opel's current management

Carmakers' plea for fuel economy review sets stage for showdown

Automakers enjoying lucrative sales of trucks and SUVs are hoping President Donald Trump makes good on his vows to deregulate. Environmental groups are saying fuel efficiency standards won’t be

First Shift: Layoffs slated for Toledo Jeep plant

Layoffs at Toledo Jeep plant; PSA, Opel/Vauxhall lag rivals in sales growth; Audi name on D.C. soccer field; Jaguar, Shell launch in-car payment app; FCA's Gilles in Netflix series.

eBay survey says 63% of car shoppers likely to buy online

A new eBay Advertising survey found that 63 percent of respondents are either “extremely likely” or “likely” to purchase a vehicle online in the future.

GM will not 'rationalize' Vauxhall plants, UK minister says

British business minister Greg Clark said he had been reassured by GM that the automaker did not intend to "rationalize" its Vauxhall operations. Clark made the comments after meeting with GM to

AutoNews Now: A deadly year on U.S. roads

A deadly year on U.S. roads; Hyundai gives Accent a familiar face; Aston's $3M 'hypercar'; Ferrari's fastest car ever; Ford Ranger spy shots; Vauxhall vulnerable in GM-PSA deal?

Redesigned Hyundai Accent grows slightly, takes on siblings' look

The 2018 redesign of the Hyundai Accent brings the subcompact sedan's styling into line with the brand's other offerings. The Accent, which made its world debut today at the Canadian International

Ferrari will unveil fastest series car to date

Ferrari will debut the 812 Superfast, its most powerful series production car to date. The mid-front-engine sports car is an updated version of the F12 Berlinetta fitted with an enlarged variant of

UAW plans 'buy American' ad campaign

UAW President Dennis Williams said he is “in discussions” to produce advertisements to encourage U.S. customers to buy union-made cars manufactured in America. The idea was inspired by a

GM assurances result in German minister backing PSA-Opel deal

Germany expects PSA Group's proposed acquisition of General Motors' Opel business to go ahead, a minister said on Thursday, after the U.S. carmaker sought to allay fears of large-scale plant closures.

Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January

GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possible purchase of the GM unit by the French automaker. Europe registrations rose 10 percent

Opel CEO mulls making the automaker into a pure electric brand, report says

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has been working on a strategy to turn the automaker into an electric car only brand in parallel to parent GM discussing a potential sale of the division to PSA, a German

GM, PSA bosses try to sell Europe deal amid German, UK worries

General Motors and PSA bosses are striving to calm worried governments in Germany and the UK over their plans for the French automaker to buy GM's Opel/Vauxhall business.

Ontario's Multimatic to help build Aston Martin hypercar

Canadian company Multimatic will build the carbon fiber monocell for the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar, set to make its public debut during media day at the Toronto auto show on Thursday.

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