Toyota patent activity soaring

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

EV-related technologies have triggered a boom in automotive patents, and they are streaming out of Toyota. And the gap between the number of new Toyota patents and those at the industry's second-place company, Robert Bosch, is enormous.... Read More »

VW weighs second EV platform

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

Volkswagen is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development, dubbed MEB, is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platform is needed.... Read More »

Mazda ventures back into premium tier

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

For more than a decade, Mazda has talked about occupying a quasi-premium space in the U.S. The redesigned CX-9 is a step in that direction.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan's savior Ghosn turns his attention to Mitsubishi

May 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Carlos Ghosn turned around Renault and Nissan in the late 1990s. Now he must work his magic on scandal-hit Mitsubishi after Nissan took a controlling stake in the smaller company.... Read More »

Molinaroli will lead JCI-Tyco for 18 months; successor named

1:44 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

Johnson Controls Inc. CEO Alex Molinaroli, who has steered his company away from the automotive seating and interiors businesses during his two-and-a-half-year tenure, will serve as CEO for the combined JCI-Tyco International for 18 months.... Read More »

Indy 500 delivers speed, safety advances, innovation for 100 years

10:00 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

Technological advancements first tested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval have transitioned to everyday production models since the very first race.... Read More »

FCA launches digital ad campaign for 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

1:41 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's new digital campaign for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica introduced the group of small experts in a video launched Thursday night.... Read More »

GM may shift some pickup production from Mexico to Michigan, report says

1:47 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

Some General Motors light-duty pickup production is going to shift to Flint, Mich., from Mexico, according to a report.... Read More »

Former Texas dealer fails in bid to overturn U.S. money laundering sentence

12:31 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

A suburban Dallas ex-dealer has failed to overturn his 188-month prison term in a money laundering conspiracy that enabled drug dealers, pimps and other criminals to pay cash for luxury vehicles without reporting the transactions to the IRS.... Read More »

Brexit a risk to UK's 'wafer-thin' car-industry profit margins

May 27, 2016 19:09 CET

A British exit from the EU risks subjecting the country's $100 billion car industry to export tariffs that would hurt profitability, according to the country's auto industry association.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Rich history of Indy 500 pace cars

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

Stoddard-Dayton to Camaro: The rich history of Indy 500 pace cars; May U.S. sales drop expected; GM moving pickup work from Mexico?; 'Make or break' for Alfa; Hyundai's at-home update.... Read More »

Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata airbags

6:20 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

Eight automakers said today they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata airbags, expanding the largest-ever auto safety push, documents posted by U.S. regulators showed.... Read More »

European buyers shun diesels after VW emissions scandal

May 27, 2016 06:01 CET

European buyers appear to be losing their love of diesels in the wake of the VW emissions scandal.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Buick dropping Verano in U.S.

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

Buick drops Verano in U.S.; GM's 2-for-1 credit move; 12 million vehicles with Takata inflators recalled; Daimler spending more to cut emissions; Premium versus regular gasoline.... Read More »

Alfa will start sales of 'make or break' Giulia next month

May 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Alfa Romeo is pinning its revival hopes on the Giulia, which will go on sale in Europe next month. The credibility of the brand's revival depends on the car, Fiat Chrysler Chief Technology Officer Harald Wester said.... Read More »

Daimler invests $3.35 billion in clean diesel technology

May 27, 2016 12:00 CET

Daimler will spend $3.35 billion to curtail diesel exhaust pollution levels by modifying its engines and exhaust treatment systems including through a software update for some Mercedes cars.... Read More »

Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit

May 27, 2016 11:44 CET

Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked with developing new products and services for the brand.... Read More »

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BLOG: Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China

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

Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the gap.... Read More »

2016 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Stephane Alber

May 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2016 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 6 one of the 15 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Manufacturing is Stephane Alber of Valeo Wiper Systems.... Read More »

Buick to drop Verano after short 2017 run

11:15 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

The Buick Verano will stay in production for an abbreviated 2017 model year before being phased out this fall. The move spotlights how automakers are rethinking product portfolios amid what many executives and analysts believe is a permanent shift toward crossovers and SUVs.... Read More »

Ford to launch pilot program to employ adults with autism

3:18 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

Ford is launching a pilot program on June 1 to hire adults with autism. Ford will create five positions in product development suited to the skills and capabilities of workers with autism for the program, called FordInclusiveWorks, the automaker said in a statement Wednesday.... Read More »

BMW to appoint new finance and purchasing chiefs, report says

May 26, 2016 16:22 CET

BMW plans to appoint new finance and purchasing chiefs as CEO Harald Krueger builds a younger management team to lead the automaker into the future, a German business magazine reported.... Read More »

VW targets $1 billion in savings from MAN, Scania integration

May 26, 2016 12:53 CET

VW Group increased its target for cost cuts at its trucks division to $1.12 billion as cooperation between its Scania and MAN units makes progress after years of tepid results.... Read More »

Apple explores EV charging stations, report says

May 26, 2016 15:35 CET

Apple is said to be investigating electric car charging in what could be part of the the tech giant's plans to build an EV.... Read More »

May U.S. sales expected to drop on fewer selling days

3:12 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to be lower this month than in May 2015, as slower growth combines with a calendar that gives dealerships one fewer weekend to draw in shoppers.... Read More »

 
Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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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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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
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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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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
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