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Tesla's head of supply management departs, report says

6:41 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018

Another Tesla vice president is leaving the company, according to people familiar with the matter, as CEO Elon Musk struggles to contain an exodus of senior executives. Liam O'Connor, vice president of global supply management, has resigned from the electric-car maker, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

Longtime Ford finance whiz Schloss to retire

11:25 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018

Neil Schloss, the treasurer who helped Ford steer through the Great Recession without going into bankruptcy, will retire at the end of the year after 36 years with the company.... Read More »

Aston Martin will expand hypercar lineup

Sept. 20, 2018 16:56 CET

Aston Martin plans to expand its hypercar lineup with a coupe code-named the 003. Sales of the 003 will be limited to 500 units and its price is expected to be below that of its sister model, the Valkyrie, which cost $2.6 million when it launched last year.... Read More »

VW rejects Trump envoy's take on Iran pullout

Sept. 20, 2018 08:24 CET

VW rejected a report suggesting it had decided against doing business in Iran after coming under pressure from Donald Trump's ambassador to Germany, saying its position had not changed.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Industry 'freaked out' over tariffs, Jackson says

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018

Industry 'freaked out' over tariffs, Jackson says; Tesla's 'hell' avoidable?; Aston files for IPO; Cadillac expanding V series; Audi: Perfect time for new EV; Ikea's AV vision.... Read More »

Tesla's retail strategy questioned by Jackson

7:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018

Tesla could have avoided its recent struggle delivering cars to customers quickly if it hadn't insisted on handling its own retailing, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson said.... Read More »

JLR faces fresh Brexit dilemma over UK-built parts

Sept. 20, 2018 10:15 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is facing a fresh Brexit dilemma as it aims to boost the proportion of parts made in the UK to simplify its supply chains and save costs. But the prospect of an EU exit is making it tougher to persuade suppliers to expand in the country.... Read More »

2018 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Peugeot's E-Legend concept is ready for an electric and autonomous future

Sept. 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Peugeot's E-Legend concept showcases future autonomous technologies and a full-electric drivetrain while evoking the Pininfarina-styled 504 Coupe that debuted in 1969.... Read More »

AutoNation begins search for new CEO; Jackson to transition to executive chairman

6:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2018

AutoNation is launching a search for a new CEO as longtime leader Mike Jackson prepares to move into a new role as executive chairman of the country's largest new-vehicle dealership group. Jackson turns 70 in February.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: These dealers went from recession to reinvention

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2018

Ingenuity unleashed: More recession-survival tales: She turned aggravation to advocacy; How letters saved a Buick store; Reversing a 30% sales drop; Future NADA chief cut losses early.... Read More »

Jackson: Auto industry is 'freaking out' over the prospect of tariffs

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2018

The auto industry fears that President Donald Trump's threats to place tariffs on vehicles coming into the U.S. could drive the economy into a recession, the head of the largest auto retailer in America said.... Read More »

NAFTA deal unlikely this week, raising tariff fears

11:35 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2018

NAFTA talks are picking up again but a deal is unlikely to be reached this week -- increasing the odds the latest deadline will be missed amid Donald Trump's threat to freeze Canada out.... Read More »

Schaeffler cuts forecast for auto revenue on weaker China, Europe demand

Sept. 19, 2018 14:32 CET

Schaeffler has cut its forecast for revenue growth at its automotive unit to between 4.5 and 5.5 percent from 6 to 7 percent previously, due to weaker demand in China and Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: AutoNation seeks next CEO; Jackson to become executive chair

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2018

AutoNation seeks next CEO, Jackson to become executive chair; Tesla confirms DOJ probe; European auto sales surge; A bad-weather remedy for AVs?; Thieves still loyal to Honda.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Tesla criminal probe into Musk tweet may open Pandora's box

6:09 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2018

Now that federal prosecutors have a toehold on their investigation, they can dig in to look for other signs of misconduct at Tesla.... Read More »

Ferrari CEO cuts profit goal inherited from Marchionne

Sept. 18, 2018 14:48 CET

Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri has cut a long-term profit goal set by his predecessor Sergio Marchionne, a month after calling it "aspirational." The CEO now expects earnings in a range of 1.8 billion to 2 billion euros in 2022, down from the old target of 2 billion euros.... Read More »

Tesla faces U.S. criminal probe over Musk statements, report says

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2018

Tesla Inc. is under investigation by the Justice Department over public statements made by the company and CEO Elon Musk, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Musk statements spark U.S. criminal probe – report

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2018

Musk statements spark U.S. criminal probe – report; 'Ambitious' plan for Ferrari; M-B's millennial magnet?; Renault, Nissan, Mitsu to embed Android; Ford vet Mays joins Whirlpool.... Read More »

Ferrari's plan through 2022 includes 15 new models, hybrids, retail price growth

8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2018

Ferrari plans to launch 15 new models by 2022, and the company expects the average retail price for its vehicles to increase "significantly."... Read More »

China slaps tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods as trade war escalates

10:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2018

China announced retaliatory tariffs against $60 billion of U.S. goods, sharply escalating their trade conflict as the Trump administration considers imposing duties on almost all Chinese imports.... Read More »

ERIC KULISCH

BLOG: Will automakers bear outsize burden for tackling climate change?

9:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2018

It's unclear how much automakers will benefit from relaxing standards for tailpipe emissions. To some observers, the biggest winners are petroleum companies.... Read More »

With turnaround complete, Pininfarina bets on engineering, design

Sept. 18, 2018 06:01 CET

The Italian coachbuilding and design company has a new strategy based on two business areas — engineering and design — that have been split into separate legal entities.... Read More »

THE DEALER SPEAKS

One retailer's road to success

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2018

Three years ago, Jay Feldman rebranded his auto group and has continued to grow sales. This summer he partnered with celebrity Mark Wahlberg to buy a Chevy store in Ohio.... Read More »

Ferrari investors want assurance on targets and SUV plans

Sept. 17, 2018 14:40 CET

Ferrari's new boss, Louis Camilleri, must convince investors that the automaker can live up to his predecessor Sergio Marchionne's goals of doubling core earnings by 2022 and introducing an SUV to the traditional supercar lineup.... Read More »

Ferrari will present supercar at strategy meeting, report says

Sept. 17, 2018 15:37 CET

The so-called "Icona" project will broaden Ferrari's offering of limited-edition supercars, a range aimed at boosting profit margins, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

 
Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

Nick Gibbs
4:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2018

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As Aston Martin plans its London IPO, CEO Andy Palmer believes the company will be more profitable t ...
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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Douglas A. Bolduc
3:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7 2018

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Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars. ...
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Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel auto show, according to an invitation s ...
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Moving out of Sergio's shadow

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Mike Manley took the helm at Fiat Chrysler just four days before the death of former CEO Sergio Marc ...
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ZF invests in future engineers with a U.S. robot competition

Richard Truett
1:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28 2018

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Facing a shortage of engineers, ZF Group and other auto companies are taking a long view and are ram ...
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Why domestic automakers will not dominate China's luxury EV market

Yang Jian
7:26 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24 2018

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Beijing realizes that young domestic automakers can never beat global giants with traditional combus ...
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Peugeot touts Rifter's space and tech features
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