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Auto industry to tell Commerce Dept. to ditch tariff proposal

12:20 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2018

A wide spectrum of auto interests, armed with the latest impact studies, will warn at a Commerce Department hearing Thursday that raising auto tariffs would severely harm the industry and consumers.... Read More »

Trump says visit by EU officials will focus on car tariffs

July 19, 2018 09:11 CET

President Donald Trump cited car tariffs as "the big one" among U.S.-EU trade irritants. He said the U.S. has tremendous powers if the EU does not bring a "fair" offer to Washington next week.... Read More »

Volvo shifts XC60 output for U.S. to Europe to avoid Trump's tariffs on China imports

July 19, 2018 09:50 CET

Volvo is shifting XC60 production for the U.S. market to Europe from China to avoid Washington's new tariffs on Chinese imports.... Read More »

Volvo expects record 2018 sales despite trade tensions

July 19, 2018 07:13 CET

Volvo said it was on track for a fifth consecutive year of record vehicle sales despite rising trade tensions after the automaker's second-quarter operating profit rose 29 percent. Volvo recently opened its first U.S. plant.... Read More »

Convalescing Marchionne likely to miss FCA Q2 earnings call, report says

4:51 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne likely will miss the automaker's planned July 25 announcement of its second-quarter earnings as he recovers from recent surgery, according to an Italian media report.... Read More »

Aston Martin unveils 'sports car for the skies'

July 18, 2018 15:18 CET

Aston Martin has presented a futuristic personal aircraft it has dubbed "a sports car for the skies." The automaker believes the three-seat hybrid-electric concept could help revolutionize travel.... Read More »

U.S. tariffs may raise cost of insurance, parts, drive up auto thefts

5:25 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2018

A threat by the government to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported auto parts could hit American consumers in unexpected ways: higher repair costs, insurance premiums and even the theft of more cars for their parts, the industry said.... Read More »

Brose expects $5 million in costs this year from Trump's tariffs

5:29 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2018

Brose Group CEO Kurt Sauernheimer and Brose North America President Frank Lubischer talked tariffs, technology production and emissions with reporters Wednesday.... Read More »

Trump says U.S. may have separate trade deal with Mexico

3:26 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2018

President Donald Trump said he may prioritize a bilateral trade deal with Mexico over Canada and that he's building a good rapport with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.... Read More »

Musk apologizes to British diver for words 'spoken in anger'

6:15 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2018

Elon Musk apologized to one of the rescuers of the Thai youth soccer team, British diver Vern Unsworth, after the Tesla CEO labeled him a pedophile in a now-deleted Twitter post.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Musk apologizes to diver he called pedophile

8:00 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2018

Musk apologizes to diver he called pedophile; Graffiti artist suing GM; PSA eyeing 15 U.S. states; Sonic profit warning; Tesla owners told to return subsidy; Subscription skeptics.... Read More »

Automakers unite to oppose tariffs but worry administration has mind made up

4:08 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2018

The auto industry plans a full-court press this week to inform Congress about how the Trump administration is unfairly exploring possible light-vehicle tariffs, and whether the White House is abusing its trade authority.... Read More »

AutoGravity CEO Andy Hinrichs departs

12:26 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2018

AutoGravity co-founder and CEO Andy Hinrichs has left the company to pursue other opportunities. He will be replaced by Alex Mallmann, former head of Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance China.... Read More »

Bridge promises new trade gateway for automakers in U.S., Canada

3:17 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2018

The groundbreaking for a major bridge between Canada and the U.S. signaled the beginning of a project that will ultimately open a new gateway for automotive trade between the countries.... Read More »

VW Group appoints Porsche exec as strategy chief

July 17, 2018 06:01 CET

VW Group named Porsche executive Juergen Rittersberger as its new head of strategy. He replaces Thomas Sedran, who will lead the group's commercial vehicles division.... Read More »

Japanese automakers set for European sales boost from trade pact

July 17, 2018 14:49 CET

Japanese automakers could increase their sales to Europe after the EU and Japan signed a trade pact that will remove European tariffs of 10 percent on imported cars.... Read More »

Europe seeks talks with Trump over auto tariffs, report says

1:49 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet President Trump in Washington next week to explore the possibility of starting negotiations on reducing car tariffs for several key trade partners, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the plans.... Read More »

Tesla Model 3 critic flips view, sees possible 30% profit margin

7:26 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2018

The rollout of Tesla's Model 3 electric sedan over the last year was plagued by delays and doubts over whether it could ever be profitable. Now, one of the car's early critics has changed his view.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FAA bill could take AVs along for the ride

8:00 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2018

Why AV legislation could ride on wings of FAA; Record F-series sales?; Musk's insult sends Tesla stock down; Plea in Apple trade-secrets case; Paul Ryan and the hungry woodchucks.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Citroen aims to lure SUV fans with cozy C5 Aircross

July 17, 2018 06:01 CET

Citroen aims to make the C5 Aircross stand out in Europe's crowded compact SUV sector by emphasizing the vehicle's driver and passenger comfort.... Read More »

Denny Hecker: A changed man?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2018

The onetime Minneapolis car-dealing kingpin, whose over-the-top lifestyle and spectacular fall in the wake of the Great Recession shattered lives and left him with a mountain of debt, is free -- and he's talking.... Read More »

Elon Musk can't take his own advice and Tesla shares fall

2:06 pm U.S. ET | July 16, 2018

Even after admonishing himself for engaging with detractors on Twitter, Elon Musk was at it again this weekend.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Wheeler-dealer to ex-con: A chat with Denny Hecker

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 16, 2018

An exclusive chat with Denny Hecker: His journey from sales reject to megadealer; Descent into drugs, fraud charges, bankruptcy; Life behind bars; Helping others 'manage their success.'... Read More »

Automakers likely to spread out tariff costs, analysts predict

9:31 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2018

Automakers with domestic plants will seek to minimize the impact of potential U.S. tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts by spreading the extra costs across their entire U.S. fleets, not just vehicles shipped from overseas.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Musk labels rescue diver a pedophile in Twitter rant

8:00 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2018

Musk labels rescue diver a pedophile in Twitter rant; CDK to acquire ELEAD1ONE; Opel diesel probe in Germany; Hecker: 'Not many sorrows'; 60 years of Autoweek.... Read More »

 
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How I became a diesel believer again

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12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2018

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Why Ford execs are lobbying for the Focus sedan

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2018

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The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned jou ...
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Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2018

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed has an edge that traditional auto shows in Paris, Detroit and Geneva ...
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New refuge for abandoned minivan fans?

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10 2018

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Loyal minivan buyers who aren't willing to join the shift to SUVs appear to have found refuge in one ...
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Opel's labor boss is ready for a fight

Christiaan Hetzner
12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 5 2018

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Opel's works council boss has spent most of the past six years quietly settling labor conflicts behi ...
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Why PSA is OK that its new compact vans are so alike

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3 2018

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PSA Group's new compact vans have a lot in common, a trait that is often very beneficial in the ligh ...
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VW could benefit most in U.S. from Ford alliance

Nick Gibbs
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 25 2018

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VW and Ford's announcement that they are exploring a development and production alliance for commerc ...
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore ...
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Jeep, Volvo, VW among winners as SUVs boost European demand
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UK market 'stabilizing' despite sales falling nearly 4% on diesel plunge
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VW Group brands gain as German market rises 4%
VW Group brands were among the winners last month as the German market rose 4.2 percent. Through Jun ...
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Italy market decline accelerates in June
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Spanish car sales rise 8 percent in June
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Seat, Fiat, DS gain as French sales rise 9% in June
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Jeep is biggest winner as Spain sales rise 7%
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European electric-car sales growth slowed in first half
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CNG car sales set to rise on tougher emissions rules
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW Group appoints Porsche exec as strategy chief
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VW Group names Porsche exec as strategy chief
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Opel names Brunet as new finance chief
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VW's Sedran will head commercial vehicles, give up strategy post
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Ex-ZF CEO to join VW Group as procurement chief
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Renault-Nissan promotes ex-Daimler exec to connected car boss
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Bosch names new autos boss, appoints digital chief
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Audi said to appoint former Rolls-Royce exec as Europe sales chief
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Daimler sales, HR expert is new Smart boss
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Volvo counts on V60 wagon to help balance SUV surge
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Suzuki keeps Jimny's gritty look for new generation
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Audi drops A1 diesel variant due to low demand
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Volvo's new S60 signals 'dynamic' powertrain changes
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BMW 8 series will offer 320-hp diesel in Europe
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Ford gives new Focus multiple personalities
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
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