China

Lincoln in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra, left, and Matt VanDyke, right, director of Global Lincoln, with Automotive News Group Publisher KC Crain at a dinner hosted by Automotive News during the Beijing auto show.... Read More »

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Fine China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

China is the world's biggest auto market and Beijing hosts one of the world's most colorful auto shows. Here's a peek at some noteworthy debuts, most of which are not headed for these shores.... Read More »

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Jeep's push to produce in China is paying off

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Jeep is moving ahead in China, thanks to investments in local crossover production. But in a market haunted by factory overcapacity, premium brand Lexus is also pulling ahead purely as an importer.... Read More »

EV REALITY CHECK

Skepticism surrounds China EV boom

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2016

No one said electrifying China's auto market would be easy. But even as automakers flood the nation with new eco-models and the government pushes generous incentives, there remains much skepticism about the country's ballyhooed EV boom.... Read More »

GM China sees strong growth for luxury models and EVs

3:56 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

Chinese consumers' continued preference for luxury brands could help make that country Cadillac's largest global market in the next five to 10 years, the head of General Motors China said today.... Read More »

China's GAC looks to Fiat Chrysler to help enter U.S.

9:44 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

China's Guangzhou Automobile Group, whose partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles enables the Italian-American automaker to manufacture in China, wants Fiat Chrysler to return the favor by helping it launch U.S. sales.... Read More »

Mercedes' sales surge may be too late to unseat Audi, BMW in China

April 26, 2016 13:07 CET

The sales surge that has put Mercedes within reach of the top spot in the global luxury-car market this year may be too little, too late to deliver leadership in China as rivals Audi and BMW re-stock their lineups to keep Mercedes at bay... Read More »

Auto dealers in China, ubiquitous as KFCs, face shakeout

11:37 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

China has set six straight annual records for the most new vehicles bought by any country in the 150-year history of the automobile. And yet, a troubling trend has emerged among the dealers moving all that metal -- most are just spinning their wheels.... Read More »

Cadillac targets 11% operating margin in 10 years

6:54 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Cadillac is targeting an 11 percent operating margin in 10 years, brand President Johan de Nysschen said today in an interview with Reuters, laying out a timeline for the long-term turnaround.... Read More »

Ford will expand green-car lineup in China

11:25 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Ford, notching record sales in China thanks to its solid crossover lineup, is now beefing up its green-car offerings. The U.S. carmaker, as part of a $4.5 billion global investment to introduce 13 new electrified vehicles through 2020, wants 10 percent to 25 percent of its model mix here battery-equipped by then.... Read More »

Mitsubishi execs skip Beijing as partner aims high for SUVs

7:25 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors' senior executives skipped the Beijing auto show as the automaker grapples with the fallout from its mileage fraud admission. That didn't stop its local joint venture from declaring it wants to become the top SUV brand in the world's largest vehicle market.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Dodge Journey makeover delayed

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Dodge Journey platform switch delayed; AutoNation eases rule on cars with open recalls; Mercedes to compensate dealers for unfixed vehicles; New Porsche Caymans; Beijing preview... Read More »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Citroen unveils new China flagship

April 25, 2016 09:32 CET

Citroen hopes a new version of its C6 sedan will give the brand a boost in China, its biggest single market.... Read More »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Toyota doubles down on hybrids despite China snub

April 25, 2016 00:19 CET

Toyota, the dominant maker of gasoline-electric cars and light trucks, will push forward with its strategy to build and sell hybrid vehicles in China, in spite of the government's unwillingness to subsidize the technology.... Read More »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

VW positive on China sales, plans more investments

April 24, 2016 10:43 CET

VW is optimistic that its positive sales trend from the two previous quarters will continue in China, the world's biggest auto market, its China chief Jochem Heizmann, said.... Read More »

Toyota sees potential for minivans in China as families grow

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2016

Crossovers and SUVs are the hot-selling must-haves in China's fickle auto market. But Toyota, on the lookout for the next big trend, thinks it may have spotted an untapped gold mine: minivans.... Read More »

Beijing show opens up to challenger brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2016

The Beijing auto show going on this week has become a showcase for Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz -- the dominant luxury brands in China -- as well as challengers such as Cadillac, Lincoln and Infiniti.... Read More »

Fields says regulatory scrutiny on automakers is rising globally

8:17 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2016

Regulators around the world are getting tougher on automakers after a series of cheating scandals on fuel economy and emissions, with China set to become the strictest, Ford CEO Mark Fields said.... Read More »

Infiniti pulls wraps on QX Sport Inspiration crossover concept

7:57 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2016

Infiniti pulled the wraps on the new QX Sport Inspiration crossover concept, previewing the new styling direction for the premium brand's critical utility lineup.... Read More »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Infiniti QX concept previews midsize SUV

April 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Infiniti is debuting the QX Inspiration Concept at the Beijing auto show as the brand seeks to tap China's booming demand for crossovers. Infiniti says the concept points to the looks of a next-generation midsize SUV.... Read More »

Ford to sell F-150 Raptor pickup in China

7:34 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Ford said it will begin selling its first pickup in China in 2017. The F-150 Raptor off-road pickup will make its debut at next week's Beijing auto show.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Japan quakes rattle GM production

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Japan quakes idle 4 GM plants in N.A.; Barra's pay: $28.6 million; Calif. weighs limits for Uber, Lyft leases; VW loses $4.6B; Restyled CR-V?; Selling F-150 in China; Land Rover's queen cam.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $5K payouts for VW owners - report

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2016

VW plans $5,000 payouts to diesel owners, report says; Using spiffs to move green cars; Ford pays premium to buy a Tesla; Buick Envision's upscale start; State emissions tests flawed?... Read More »

BMW execs defect to Chinese EV company, report says

April 19, 2016 12:50 CET

A Chinese electric-vehicle company has hired a team of managers from BMW Group's i subbrand, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler begins Jeep Renegade production in China

April 19, 2016 15:19 CET

Fiat Chrysler has begun production of the Jeep Renegade at its Guangzhou plant in China as the automaker aims to benefit from strong demand for SUVs in the market.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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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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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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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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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
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