AutoNation retreats on used-car recall policy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

AutoNation is reversing its policy prohibiting the sale of used vehicles with open recalls after concluding that Donald Trump's election victory doomed prospects for recall reform.... Read More »

VIDEO: Heir to Ed Morse Automotive reflects on moving forward without his father

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Third-generation dealer Teddy Morse always believed he would lead his family's Florida empire of stores, but not quite so soon. The 41-year-old took the helm of Ed Morse Automotive Group in July after the death of his father, Ted. Morse believes a 'trial-by-fire' entry into management, family input and focused employees will advance the group's legacy.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for December

Dec. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at what Chinese automakers have done to put themselves in position to succeed in Europe after a decade of failures.... Read More »

2017 Rising Star nominations sought

Dec. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe needs your help to identify the Rising Stars in the European automotive industry. The award honors executives with a pan-European profile who have driven change, fostered innovation and made courageous decisions.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

Mazda’s Kogai: New product, pricing drive move upmarket

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

CEO Masamichi Kogai is piloting Mazda Motor Corp. through a massive transition more befitting automakers double its size. It starts with a diversification of drivetrains to meet more stringent emissions rules. A diesel engine finally arrives in the U.S. with the redesigned CX-5 crossover next year.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

Jaguar Land Rover’s Speth: Keeping pace with EV demand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth has the British automaker growing at a record pace, but he wants to make sure the company always puts profits ahead of volume. Speth outlines the next steps in JLR's model and plant expansion.... Read More »

Autonomous features ripe for misunderstanding

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

So what could go wrong with car salespeople demonstrating semiautonomous technology to customers new to self-driving vehicles? In some cases, plenty. And it’s emerging as a concern.... Read More »

KICKING THE KITS

Mercedes van plant opens door to suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Daimler converts a U.S. kit factory to a bona fide vehicle assembly plant -- and creates a new scenario for local Mercedes parts.... Read More »

Incentives keep market running at record pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

After three consecutive declines, automakers managed in November to make the largest year-over-year U.S. sales gain since February, but it took a big jump in incentives to make that happen.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

CO2 ruling puts Trump, automakers in a bind

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

The EPA's surprise decision last week to uphold its greenhouse-gas targets keeps the auto industry pretty much where it was before the presidential election.... Read More »

Why most drivers distrust repair shops

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Drivers in the U.S., for various reasons, don't trust repair shops all that much, a survey by the American Automobile Association found.... Read More »

Self-driving guidelines picked apart

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

The most common concern for companies ranging from Apple to ZF TRW: whether NHTSA's self-driving vehicle guidelines go far enough to prevent a regulatory patchwork among the states.... Read More »

Mike Jackson, unscripted

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

AutoNation Inc. CEO Mike Jackson met with Automotive News' editorial staff last week for a wide-ranging discussion on the industry and the company. Here are highlights.... Read More »

THE DEALER SPEAKS: TEDDY MORSE

Dealer Teddy Morse on his 'trial by fire'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

After his father's death in July, Teddy Morse, 41, took over his family's dealership group, founded by his grandfather in 1963. In this Q&A, he talks about his baptism by fire, the personnel policies he learned from his father and grandfather and other matters.... Read More »

Accountant resolves key used-car conflict

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

An inherent tension exists at most franchised dealerships between fixed operations and used-car sales. But at one large North Carolina dealership, that long-standing and bitter conflict has been amicably resolved -- by the accountant.... Read More »

Fixed-ops opportunities for women

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

The GM Women's Retail Network is taking an active role to get young women trained as dealership technicians, with scholarships, internships and host dealerships.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Dealership welcomes the fire department

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Barton Chevrolet-Cadillac is saving taxpayers in Newburgh, N.Y., about $100,000 by letting a local fire department move in for a year while the department's station house is being rebuilt.... Read More »

Penske to expand used-car stores

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Penske Automotive Group has launched its own line of standalone used-car stores with the planned purchase of CarSense, which owns five used-only stores in the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and southern New Jersey.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Let’s cut off phones in the car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

By now, I thought car companies or the telecom folks would have figured out how to disarm cellphones in automobiles.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Same old song from VW. Or is it?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

It would be hard to count the number of times in the last 30 years that Volkswagen sought to rekindle its long-ago magic in the U.S., the magic that Carl Hahn fostered with the original Beetle.... Read More »

Mazda looks to next-gen CX-5 for a lift

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Mazda Motor Corp. CEO Masamichi Kogai, fighting sliding sales and a tougher U.S. auto market, is banking on an ambitious next-generation product plan to lift the boutique Japanese brand above its mass-market competitors.... Read More »

ANOTHER EV STARTUP?

Can Lucid succeed where others have failed?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Lucid Motors' luxury EV prototype feels like an entirely viable product. But the car and the company are venturing into an automotive landscape littered with startups that promised to be the real thing.... Read More »

Another strange tale from the world of Lapo Elkann

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Trouble seems to be Lapo Elkann's middle name. The flamboyant 39-year-old heir to the Fiat fortune, no stranger to lurid headlines, was arrested in New York on Nov. 27 on suspicion of falsely reporting his own kidnapping.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

'For sale' signs out, but why no bites yet?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

AutoNation, Penske, Group 1, Sonic, Lithia and Asbury have been actively buying their own stock, even as they pulled back from buying private dealerships in the U.S. buy-sell market. When you tell Wall Street your stock price is low, especially during a period of available capital, you're inviting a takeover bid.... Read More »

Ex-FCA exec joins law firm, gets connected-vehicle role

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Former Fiat Chrysler general counsel Marjorie Loeb is re-establishing ties with the auto industry, having been named a partner in the corporate and securities practice of Mayer Brown in Chicago.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
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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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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
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