Higher GM, Volvo shipments to U.S. boost Chinese vehicle exports

July 26, 2016 09:51 CET

China's passenger vehicle exports rose 13 percent in June as GM and Volvo boosted exports to North America.... Read More »

Hyundai quarterly profit slips 3%; automaker sees tougher U.S. market ahead

July 26, 2016 09:03 CET

Hyundai's quarterly profit slipped 3 percent to $1.46 billion, the 10th consecutive decline.Shrinking demand for its sedans in the U.S. and South Korea hit earnings.... Read More »

Faurecia lifts 2016 profit guidance after strong first half

July 26, 2016 09:40 CET

Faurecia raised its full-year guidance after reporting a stronger first-half performance in Europe. Operating income rose to $539 million, the French supplier said.... Read More »

Daimler's MyTaxi will merge with Hailo to take on Uber, report says

July 26, 2016 08:51 CET

Daimler will deepen its European footprint in the ride-hailing business when its MyTaxi smartphone app unveils a merger deal with U.K. rival Hailo, Reuters reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM to grow minority dealer count via acquisitions

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

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Q&A with Gill Pratt, CEO, Toyota Research Institute

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Gill Pratt talks autonomous driving and about those that don't want a machine driving for them.... Read More »

How Cox bought Dealertrack

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

In a wide-ranging interview, Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz offered this peak at Cox Enterprises' $4.5 billion purchase of Dealertrack in 2015.... Read More »

Sources: FCA found sales were inflated

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

An internal review ordered in mid-2015 by top Fiat Chrysler FCA US executives uncovered thousands of vehicle sales reported by FCA brands for which there was no actual buyer, according to two company sources.... Read More »

Ford plans to install Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in entire 2017 lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Ford will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity on its full lineup of 2017 vehicles, marking the fastest rollout of the technology so far by an automaker in the U.S.... Read More »

Cox shifts into 'integration mode' after shopping spree

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Cox Automotive will be in “integration mode for a couple of years,” after a string of acquisitions and company launches this decade, President Sandy Schwartz said.... Read More »

Japan's NSK agrees to $34.5 million settlement in price-fixing case

11:53 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Japanese auto supplier NSK said it has agreed to pay $34.5 million in a settlement stemming from a class-action lawsuit over price-fixing allegations.... Read More »

Smart owners in Germany can have parcels delivered to their parked cars

July 25, 2016 16:07 CET

Daimler's Smart cars will become delivery boxes for Deutsche Post's DHL package operation in Germany in a test of the mail and auto industries working together to leverage connected cars. Smart owners can arrange for DHL to deliver parcels to the trunks of their parked cars.... Read More »

VW's BIG SHIFT

VW allows 'American-style name' for new crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Hinrich Woebcken, head of the Volkswagen brand's new North American Region, says he sees early signs that headquarters in Wolfsburg is willing to give the region more autonomy.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover said to be in talks with Ford, BMW over battery plant

July 25, 2016 14:11 CET

Jaguar Land Rover declined to comment on a newspaper report that it is in talks with Ford and BMW to build a battery plant in the UK.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: '17 Fords to get Apple, Android

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

'17 Fords to get Apple, Android; Sources: FCA sales-reporting practices uncovered in 2015 review; GM rethinks India spending; VW tries new way to name crossover; Rosekind's plea.... Read More »

Amtek said to expand asset sale to include all overseas units

6:40 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Amtek Auto, the cash-strapped Indian parts maker that supplies Ford and Aston Martin, has expanded its planned asset sale to include additional overseas businesses as it looks to reduce leverage, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

GM profits: Triumph and trouble

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

General Motors, riding profitable North American retail sales, posted second-quarter net income that more than doubled to $2.87 billion, as revenue rose 11 percent to $42.37 billion.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

MPG report sets stage for debate

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Agencies hailed the 1,217-page draft Technical Assessment Report's findings as evidence that the industry is ahead of schedule in complying with the Obama administration's ambitious National Program of harmonized greenhouse gas and fuel economy regulations. But the report also noted that if the 2025 model year standards remain unchanged, the industry won't reach the 54.5-mpg fleet target.... Read More »

No road, no problem for JLR autonomous-driving tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

JLR is working on connected-car technologies that work regardless of terrain with the goal of reducing driver stress, accidents and injuries. No word yet on when these will debut.... Read More »

Mobile app brings online-dating mentality to car shopping

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

A new app allows shoppers to swipe through images of new and used vehicles gathered from more than 29,000 dealership sites across the U.S.... Read More »

Dealer, CFPB exec face off over loan pricing

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

A Texas dealer and the CFPB's head of fair-lending enforcement held a lively discussion of why and how dealerships charge for arranging auto financing at the annual National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers conference. Both agreed that greater consumer financial education is needed.... Read More »

GM minority dealer expansion comes with caveat

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

GM laid out an aggressive plan at the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers conference to add 10 minority-owned dealerships per year, net, to its retail network for the next five years.... Read More »

Guests of honor

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Former Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally, vehicle safety advocate Ralph Nader and Ford and American Motors engineer Roy Lunn were inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last week.... Read More »

Nissan, Toyota vie for the hearts of Texans

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

To grow in the U.S., Nissan needs more of Texas. But Dallas is about to become Toyota Town.... Read More »

Uncertain futures for Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in January he expected to find a partner to build the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 “in a relatively short period of time.” But so far FCA has found no one and the cars are about to go out of production.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
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