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Jaguar testing smaller E-Pace crossover

With the F-Pace crossover flying off Jaguar dealers' lots, it only makes sense for the British automaker to add a smaller, more affordable utility vehicle to its lineup. In about a year, expect the E-Pace to make its debut, probably in Europe first, then the United States.

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Hyundai, Kia plan $3.1 billion U.S. investment, consider new plant

Hyundai and Kia said they will spend $3.1 billion in the U.S. in the next five years, ...

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Mini adds power to John Cooper Works Countryman

Mini is adding some power to the largest vehicle in its lineup. ...

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Black bow ties and bigger footprints: Chevy's 2018 Traverse and what people think

Chevrolet's largest crossover, the Traverse, is slimming down and becoming more ...

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Jaguar testing smaller E-Pace crossover

With the F-Pace crossover flying off Jaguar dealers' lots, it only makes sense for the British automaker to add a smaller, more affordable utility vehicle to its lineup. In about a year, expect the E-

Hyundai, Kia plan $3.1 billion U.S. investment, consider new plant

Hyundai and Kia said they will spend $3.1 billion in the U.S. in the next five years, joining other vehicle manufacturers in announcing investment plans amid threats from President-elect Donald Trump

U.K. to test Jeep model after U.S. emissions accusations

The U.K. will carry out tests on the Jeep Grand Cherokee following U.S. accusations that Fiat Chrysler mislead regulators on diesel emissions.

Mini adds power to John Cooper Works Countryman

Mini is adding some power to the largest vehicle in its lineup.

Black bow ties and bigger footprints: Chevy's 2018 Traverse and what people think

Chevrolet's largest crossover, the Traverse, is slimming down and becoming more trucklike in appearance for 2018. Here's what people are saying about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

Nostrils and appliqués: What people think of 2018 Ford F-150

Ford's midcycle refresh of the F-150 includes a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel option available in 2018, along with other engine improvements, seven new front grilles, six new wheel styles,

Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016

European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was driven by growth across the region's key markets. December registrations were up 3.2 percent.

Lawsuit alleges FCA discriminated against African-American managers

A former Fiat Chrysler manager who oversaw the automaker’s work-force diversity efforts has filed a federal suit alleging that the automaker systematically discriminates against nonunion

Ford drops an engine, lowers the hood on '18 Mustang

Ford's eliminating an engine and lowering the hood on the Mustang as part of the venerable pony car's 2018 model year freshening. The updated Mustang gains a more aggressive look that includes new

Oomph, cathedrals, doppelgangers and dropped jaws: Kia's Stinger and what people are saying

Kia made the 2017 Detroit auto show a platform to showcase the Stinger, aiming to add some thrill to its lineup and challenge European luxury automakers. Here's what people are saying about the

Italy rejects Germany's emissions allegations against Fiat Chrysler

Tests conducted on Fiat Chrysler vehicles show they are compliant with regulations and contain no emissions defeat devices as alleged by Germany, Italy's transport ministry said. Germany last year

VW charges in U.S. breach German constitution, says defendant's lawyer

A lawyer for Heinz-Jakob Neusser said the way authorities handled the legal process would have been unconstitutional under German law.

First Shift: GM's billion-dollar U.S. plan?

GM expected to reveal $1B in U.S. investments; Tariff threat for BMW, VW, Daimler; Hyundai to boost U.S. spending; European sales rise; iPhone co-creator's Detroit talent tip.

AutoNews Now: GM's plan for 1,500 U.S. jobs

GM to create or retain 1,500 U.S. jobs, shift axle work from Mexico; Ford reveals freshened Mustang; GM shows LEGO Batmobile; Ex-manager sues FCA; Analyst: Plan now for downturn.

More dark days ahead for the diesel

Another black eye is the last thing the diesel engine needs right now.

Withdrawal from NAFTA would cost U.S. jobs, CAR study finds

President-elect Donald Trump's vows to renegotiate NAFTA and pursue more protectionist trade policies likely would have a negative effect on the U.S. auto industry, a new study found.

Automakers manage to keep stocks under control

U.S. automakers and dealers had a 63-day supply of unsold light vehicles on Jan. 1, up two days from the same time a year before but below the 65-day average for that date over the past 24 years.

Number to watch: 604

A settlement pool of $604 million is awaiting final court approval to be distributed to consumers in an auto parts price-fixing class-action lawsuit.

Automakers, NASCAR surprise Mandel in Autoweek

Longtime Autoweek publisher Dutch Mandel took his own personal checkered flag at the end of 2016. After 32 years at the magazine - owned by Crain Communications, publisher of Automotive News - six

The man who assembled Tesla's supply base

Peter Carlsson was a Swedish purchasing executive in cellphones and computer chips before taking over procurement and supply chain management for Tesla Motors in 2011.

VW case starts new era of accountability

In a complicated industry using advanced technology that is governed by Byzantine rules and regulations, will this have a chilling effect on executives as they seek to do their jobs? We hope so.

NADA's Welch: Seize the political opportunity

The National Automobile Dealers Association is eager to push a Republican-led government to reduce regulations and keep new-car sales humming.

Bentley thinks best bet for its buyers is plug-in hybrid EV

It's a scenario scary enough to give any chauffeur the sweats: You're en route to pick up your boss who's headed to a crucial meeting -- or date -- and the all-electric ultraluxury sedan you're

GM to invest $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing, move axle work from Mexico

General Motors today said it would invest $1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations to create or retain 1,500 jobs in this country. The automaker, in an announcement timed to ease pressure from

A transformative decade for the country, the industry and NADA

From 2001-2012, Phil Brady served as president of NADA. Here, in his own words, is an account of those years.

Aisin Seiki reboots for electric age

Aisin Seiki Co., the massive Toyota Group supplier of transmissions and powertrain components, is looking long term, and the company doesn't necessarily like what it sees.

Toyota's Lentz: Tariff would depress industry

President-elect Donald Trump's threatened border tax on autos and auto parts coming into the U.S. would depress the entire industry, said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America.

Moray Callum's retro ride

Moray Callum, Ford chief designer, is cruising around in a 1976 Bronco SUV as he oversees design of the nameplate's 2020 revival.

Suppliers say recruits are demanding more money

Suppliers have their work cut out for them in 2017 when it comes to hiring talent.

VW's plot to fool the feds: How high up did it go?

Even as VW pleaded guilty to felony charges and agreed to a record settlement of its emissions scandal, the noose of law enforcement has tightened around the automaker's highest executives.

Cruze diesel may get 50 on highway

The upcoming diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze may be General Motors' first non-hybrid vehicle since the 1990s to get an EPA-certified fuel economy rating of at least 50 mpg on the highway.

They said it: Quotes heard from the 2017 Automotive News World Congress

A collection of quotes from the 2017 Automotive News World Congress.

Honda's Mendel criticizes ultralong loans

American Honda chief John Mendel decries the industry's drift toward ultra-long loan periods for car buyers as hurting the overall industry and suppressing new car turnover.

FCA's sedan plans stall amid trade tumult

After Fiat Chrysler dealers sell down their current stocks of remaining Dodge Darts and Chrysler 200 sedans, those segments may stay vacant for a while on their lots.

Yanfeng envisions a lounge on wheels

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is preparing for the day when people need more to do in a car than drive.

Sonic, Beepi leaders will share sales insights

Scott Smith and Owen Savir will share their retailing insights at the Automotive News Retail Forum on Jan. 26 in New Orleans.

FCA at odds with EPA on emissions

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine available in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 has been operating under a dark cloud since at least last fall.

Suppliers' pitch: We're one-stop shops

The complexity of self-driving vehicles has created a golden opportunity for key suppliers to market themselves as one-stop shops for automakers.

Determined to prove the skeptics wrong

GM's product chief says the skepticism of GM lifers has helped drive him and CEO Mary Barra as they instilled the focus and discipline that's now helping to produce record profits.

Lexus execs see holes in the lineup

Lexus sees possibilities for expanding its lineup. Among them, a subcompact crossover, a three-row crossover, a broader range of F-badged performance cars and even possibly a Tesla-fighting all-

At Detroit show, something for everyone

The consumer has spoken, and the auto industry has responded. Americans want SUVs and crossovers, and you'll see them at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Lots of them.

A reliable recipe for dealership success

Many people in our industry fail to grasp the relationship between great employees and customer satisfaction, writes Alan Starling, former NADA chairman.

Continental-Nexteer JV targets self-driving cars

Now that automakers are preparing to roll out driverless cars in the next three to five years, suppliers are forming alliances to offer a complete product portfolio.

Toyota's Hollis: Don't count out midsize sedans yet

Midsize cars were among the biggest sales losers last year as customers flocked instead to crossovers and other light trucks. But good old competition may reinvigorate the segment as soon as next

BMW to push on with Mexico plant despite Trump tariff threat

BMW plans to finish construction of a $1 billion plant in Mexico undeterred by threats from President-elect Donald Trump that he will impose a 35 percent tariff on cars imported into the U.S. from

Cars matter after all

Their volumes may be declining, but sedans -- along with their coupe and hatchback cousins -- still sell by the millions each year and will continue to do so for years.

De Nysschen meets his Infiniti baby

Spotted at Infiniti's Detroit auto show stand last week was the brand's former global president Johan de Nysschen. Now president of Cadillac, de Nysschen said he had to come see the QX50 Concept.

BMW, Mercedes execs plead for more crossovers

Even as they launch two key cars – the BMW 5 series and Mercedes E-class coupe -- the traditional arch-rivals have a common challenge: Satisfy U.S. dealers' hunger for more crossovers.

Rosekind calls for more focus on human factors

NHTSA's Mark Rosekind cautioned that the march of autonomous-vehicle technology also must be accompanied by serious attention to human factors, including whether people will accept it.

Facial-recognition technology comes to the car

In a car-sharing economy, how does a vehicle recognize which motorist is in the driver's seat? Judging by Chrysler's Portal electric minivan concept, the answer may be facial recognition.

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