Honda reports another Takata airbag rupture in fatal Malaysia crash

7:27 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Honda said today that the driver-side airbag inflator ruptured during a fatal crash in Malaysia, in the fourth death this year in the Southeast Asian country linked to airbags from supplier Takata Corp.... Read More »

Takata in talks with U.S. to resolve criminal allegations, report says

7:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Japan's Takata in talks with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve allegations of criminal wrongdoing related to its faulty airbags, The Wall Street Journal reported today.... Read More »

VW's plant in Tenn. becomes epicenter of challenge to 'micro-unions'

6:46 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Volkswagen has joined other large companies and a chorus of business groups and Republican lawmakers in challenging a union strategy of organizing splinter groups of workers, but experts say recent court decisions approving the tactic suggest it is here to stay.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Automakers' EV plans will challenge early pioneers

Sept. 28, 2016 11:31 CET

Electric-car pioneers including Renault, Nissan and Tesla are facing a challenge from their peers as EV concepts dominate the Paris auto show. Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal and falling battery costs have persuaded executives and investors that battery-powered cars are ready to go mainstream.... Read More »

Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations

Sept. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operations. Herrmann will succeed Bernhard Mattes, who has held the role for 14 years.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

EVs and SUVs set to dominate in Paris

Sept. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Automakers will focus on electric cars and the booming market for SUV/crossovers at the Paris auto show. VW, Mercedes and Opel will be among companies showing battery-powered cars with long driving ranges. Peugeot, Skoda and Land Rover debut SUV and crossover cars.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC to revive the storied British marque in Europe. The automaker's dream of putting the brand back at the heart of UK automotive production has died, if it ever really existed.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Katherine Worthen

Sept. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Katherine Worthen of Opel Group.... Read More »

F&I job-sharing makes for full-time satisfaction

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

F&I managers at Soerens Ford of Brookfield in Brookfield, Wis., no longer fret about working inordinately long days.... Read More »

Why shorter F&I menus work best

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

To hone menus and keep them in check, dealers should periodically review their F&I product offerings against the vehicles they sell and the general wants and needs of their customers to "make sure everything aligns."... Read More »

Report: Lease deals lack transparency

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Finance rates on lease offers are difficult to understand, and automakers haven't done enough to make understanding them easier, concludes a report by a personal finance website.... Read More »

BMW, Audi, Mercedes, tech firms form 5G alliance to accelerate self-driving cars

Sept. 27, 2016 12:15 CET

BMW, Audi and Mercedes launched a 5G alliance with mobile telecoms network equipment firms Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm to accelerate development of the infrastructure needed for self-driving cars.... Read More »

Marchionne cancels Paris auto show appearance

9:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has cancelled his appearance at the Paris auto show, a spokesperson for the carmaker said on Tuesday without giving any details.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. Vacuum maker Dyson will be at the event amid reports that the company is developing an electric car.... Read More »

U.S. said to ponder what size diesel penalty VW can withstand

6:46 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department is assessing how big a criminal fine it can extract from Volkswagen over emissions-cheating without putting the German carmaker out of business, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.... Read More »

Golf icon Arnold Palmer also was an auto industry player

3:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Golf legend Arnold Palmer took many of his business endeavors into the automotive industry, endorsing his beloved Cadillac and longtime partner Hertz as well as owning six General Motors and Ford dealerships in five states.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Design’s next frontier

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Design is about to get way more complex and difficult as new technologies transform the automobile.... Read More »

Merit, gutsy diesels and denim fabric: Chevy's retooled Equinox and what people think

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Chevrolet, after a slew of redesigned car launches, is turning to the core of the hot crossover market with plans to retool the Equinox for the 2018 model year. Here's what people are saying about the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Turning the corner at Volvo

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Turning the corner at Volvo; VW offers financial reassurance amid report; Audi, BMW, Daimler tech alliance; Self-driving startup seeks funds; Jeep, Audi ads take political twist.... Read More »

FCA awarded $4.6 million grant to hire 700 employees at Sterling Heights plant

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won a $4.6 million grant to hire 700 employees at its Sterling Heights Assembly plant as it prepares to build the next generation of the Ram 1500 pickup.... Read More »

The car-emissions sleuth who's costing Fiat Chrysler $5 billion

10:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

As head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air-quality and transportation office, Chris Grundler holds as much sway as any single human over how global automakers allocate more than $100 billion in r&d money each year. Sometimes they chafe.... Read More »

U.S. said to ponder what size diesel penalty VW can withstand

Sept. 27, 2016 12:42 CET

The U.S. Justice Department is assessing how big a criminal fine it can extract from Volkswagen Group over its emissions-cheating scandal without putting the automaker out of business, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

VW scandal spreading to Audi risks hitting automaker's top profit generator

Sept. 27, 2016 09:35 CET

Volkswagen Group's attempts to contain the fallout from the emissions-cheating scandal suffered setbacks after Audi, the group's biggest profit generator, lost a key engineer tainted by the scandal and a media report suggested its CEO, Rupert Stadler, knew about the cheating back in 2010.... Read More »

Renault targets 3.5% market share in China

Sept. 27, 2016 14:45 CET

Renault says it is targeting a 3.5 percent market share in China through its partnership with Dongfeng.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford's debate-ready defense

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Ford's debate-ready defense; Tesla settles suit over Model X door tech; Sources: NBA star's supply firm buying Takata unit; 'Whirlwind of work' ahead for new GM design chief.... Read More »

 
Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
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