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GM launching over-the-air updates 'before 2020,' Barra says

12:35 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

GM CEO Mary Barra said the company plans to launch a new electrical vehicle architecture and infotainment system capable of over-the-air updates "before 2020."... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM's inventory slim-down plan

4:00 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

GM's inventory slim-down plan; BMW's Willisch retiring; Quick CAFE-goal revision?; VW exec to plead guilty; Tesla Model S regains top rating; New roles for Andersson, Nardelli.... Read More »

U.S. may revise 2021 fuel efficiency standards, freeze targets

10:07 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

The Transportation Department said it may revise auto fuel efficiency requirements starting with the 2021 model year, a year earlier than previously disclosed, and could adopt lower standards through 2025.... Read More »

BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief

1:37 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. The retirement of Willisch, 61, had been expected.... Read More »

VW exec Oliver Schmidt expected to plead guilty in emissions cheating case

11:23 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

Oliver Schmidt, one of the eight VW executives charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal, plans to plead guilty on August 4 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a court spokesman said.... Read More »

VW CEO raps Porsche labor boss over Audi criticism

July 25, 2017 07:50 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller criticized Porsche's labor chief over public remarks about Audi's management in a sign of growing tensions within the automaker.... Read More »

Ready to cross over? Never say never

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

Sergio Marchionne's protestations aside, Ferrari may be working on a crossover.... Read More »

Jaguar starts its own Easter egg hunt on E-Pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

You can tell Ian Callum's design crew at Jaguar is having fun these days by looking at the Easter eggs on its new crossover.... Read More »

Ford transforms design leadership

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

Ford Motor Co. has overhauled its design team amid new CEO Jim Hackett's quest to transform the automaker into a leaner, quicker-thinking organization.... Read More »

Former Chrysler CEO Nardelli named chairman of power storage company

4:38 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

Former Chrysler chief Bob Nardelli was named chairman of Ioxus, a company that develops transportation power storage technologies and alternative energy.... Read More »

Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe

4:35 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

Former GM purchasing chief Bo Andersson has returned to the auto industry to lead European operations for Japanese auto supplier Yazaki.... Read More »

Henrik Fisker tries, tries again

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

The $129,000 EMotion EV -- due out in 2019 -- is touted as having a top speed of 161 mph, a more than 400-mile electric range and rapid-charging capabilities of 125 miles in 9 minutes.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Amid EU cartel probe, a denial from BMW

8:15 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

BMW denies emissions cheating as EU probes alleged cartel; Infiniti dropping QX70; Chevy product pipeline; A warning for Audi's Stadler?; GM axes plan to build giant LED wall.... Read More »

ANALYSIS

Rhetoric yields to reality ahead of NAFTA talks

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

The reality of NAFTA after 23 years of integration is that no single country can dictate new terms for the deal, because all have much to lose, from manufacturing in Mexico and agricultural exports in the U.S. Midwest to dairy products and lumber streaming out of Canada.... Read More »

New York in '64 was no good for a car, except that Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

Here's a classic view of New York automobile ownership from 1964, when Ford was rolling out the first Mustang to raves.... Read More »

HALL OF FAME: Bombassei breaks through

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2017

Alberto Bombassei, the man behind those bright red and yellow Brembo brake calipers, joined three other legends into the Automotive Hall of Fame.... Read More »

Autos loom large in U.S.-Korea trade talks

10:54 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

The Trump administration is attempting to rewrite the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, much as it is doing through other means with NAFTA.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Fewer GM car sales, more worries for UAW?

2:30 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

Fewer GM car sales, more worries for UAW?; Suppliers wary of 'BAT'; Ford trying to avoid recall; GT deliveries delayed; JLR opens engine plant in China; Musk's tweet premature?... Read More »

Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief

July 21, 2017 09:20 CET

Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowski in the post.... Read More »

Ford overhauls design with 2 key teams

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

Ford is shaking up its design staff to shorten product development cycles and better define the group's overarching strategy with the formation of two key staffs: one covering cars and crossovers, and another handling trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Bold claims ahead of Nissan-UAW vote

3:15 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2017

Accusation, denial as Nissan-UAW vote nears; BMW's Robertson retiring; F-150 joins police lineup; Buick targets Audi, Acura; Not plugging FCA's plug-in; Porsche win; Honors for Welburn, Roush.... Read More »

Volvo to take stake in Lynk & CO

July 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo will take a stake in sibling brand Lynk & CO, which will rely heavily on Volvo as it prepares to start European and U.S. sales. Volvo also will set up a joint venture with its Chinese parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding, to help speed up the development of new electrified vehicles.... Read More »

Lynk & CO's quest to build a brand from scratch

July 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Former GM and Toyota executive Alain Visser has been tasked with building Lynk & CO from scratch. The new brand intends to focus on connectivity and sharing as core features, Visser told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Volvo posts best first-half profit in 6 years on new models

July 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo reported its biggest operating profit and best operating margin for a first half since 2011. Profit increased 21 percent to $820 million while its margin improved to 6.8 percent from 6.6 percent during the first six months.... Read More »

SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive to quit Tesla

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

Tesla said SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive is leaving the company, eight months after the electric car maker bought the biggest residential solar panel maker.... Read More »

 
German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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