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BLOG: Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2017

At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs and become the next Tesla. With most of them having yet to reveal a single vehicle, the upcoming Shanghai auto show will be the best place to check out their progress.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: For GM stores, digital signs of the times

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

GM to require stores to have digital signage; China's Chery tries to bar Mercedes from using 'EQ'; Daimler probe in Germany; Toyota-Microsoft deal; Lofty ways to rise above traffic.... Read More »

Mercedes faces complaint from China's Chery over EQ name

March 23, 2017 10:33 CET

Chinese automaker Chery has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes' use of the "EQ" name for a subbrand of electric vehicles, presenting a potential obstacle for the German carmaker in the world's largest EV market.... Read More »

China's Geely doubles earnings as Volvo tech boosts sales

March 22, 2017 10:43 CET

China's Geely Automobile posted its biggest profit growth in eight years in 2016, as improved product design and engineering following its 2010 purchase of Volvo helped to propel it to record sales.... Read More »

Audi defends plan for second JV in China

March 17, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi defended a plan that has angered some of its China dealers and led to a plunge in its sales in its No. 1 market. Audi says the creation of a second China JV with SAIC-VW would help the company grow and also diversify risks.... Read More »

Lincoln's bet on China SUV underscores growth potential

5:07 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

With the future of Ford's lagging luxury line riding on China, the automaker will expand its bet on the market by building a new Lincoln SUV in the country in late 2019.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Chip giant Intel to buy Mobileye

8:45 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Chip giant Intel buying Mobileye; Lincoln to make SUV in China; Piech ousted again?; Easing driverless-car rules in CA; Car inventories swelling; Sync 3 learns Chinese handwriting.... Read More »

Lincoln plans to produce SUV in China by late 2019

7:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Lincoln plans to produce luxury SUVs in China by late 2019, as it steps up its move into the world's largest auto market and aims to catch up with German and U.S. rivals.... Read More »

China's Great Wall rethinks Mexico plant under Trump threat

1:49 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

China's biggest SUV maker is reconsidering a plan to build an assembly plant in Mexico that would have made its best-selling vehicles for the U.S., joining a growing list of automakers reviewing investments after tax threats by President Trump.... Read More »

Tesla overcomes China stumbles as sales triple, pass $1 billion

6:53 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2017

Tesla's revenue from China last year tripled to more than $1 billion, indicating better traction in the market CEO Elon Musk predicted could eventually become the company’s biggest.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hybrid Kinetic, Pininfarina will unveil 'eco' car

Feb. 28, 2017 06:01 CET

Chinese startup Hybrid Kinetic will reveal a Pininfarina-designed concept in Geneva that previews a potential future rival to the Tesla Model S.... Read More »

Germany's Merkel lobbies China over EV quotas

Feb. 28, 2017 11:16 CET

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has discussed China's plan to set quotas for the number of electric vehicles it wants on its roads in a phone call with Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Germany has been a sharp critic of China's proposed carbon credit trading program, which requires carmakers to raise EV production or face severe penalties.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

China's Techrules will debut Giugiaro-styled supercar

Feb. 21, 2017 11:40 CET

Chinese startup Techrules will debut a supercar at the Geneva auto show next month styled by Italian designers Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio. The as yet unnamed car will be the production version of the 1,030-hp GT96 concept unveiled in Geneva last year.... Read More »

Buick relying less on Opel, more on China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

Buick's sales success and product expansion in recent years have been driven by General Motors' decision to incorporate platforms and vehicles from GM's Adam Opel subsidiary into the brand's lineup.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rivals Mercedes and BMW. Audi attributed this loss to its dealers, but it has only itself to blame. A decision to set up a distribution channel with SAIC that soured relations with dealers affiliated with its partner FAW has proved a bad move.... Read More »

Audi China dealers demand $4 billion to cover sales losses

Feb. 17, 2017 11:37 CET

Audi dealers in China are demanding 28 billion yuan ($4 billion) to cover losses over the past three years that they blame on the automaker adding too many distributors, potentially worsening a sales decline that saw BMW and Mercedes overtake the luxury brand last month.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rivals Mercedes and BMW. Audi attributed this loss to its dealers, but it has only itself to blame. A decision to set up a distribution channel with SAIC that soured relations with dealers affiliated with its partner FAW has proved a bad move.... Read More »

China buys auto suppliers as Takata deal looms

12:23 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2017

Chinese companies started talking a decade ago about cracking the U.S. auto market. That hasn't happened, so instead they're getting under the hoods of American cars by buying up suppliers.... Read More »

Grammer looks to counter Hastor family with stake sale to China's Ningbo

Feb. 14, 2017 11:07 CET

German automotive interiors maker Grammer plans to sell a stake to China's Ningbo as the supplier looks to counter activist shareholders, the Hastor family. Carmakers have grown concerned about the family's attempts to expand their influence over Grammer since a dispute between two other companies controlled by the family and VW Group resulted in stoppages of VW's Golf assembly line.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM's Q4 earnings, margins slip

8:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

GM's Q4 earnings, margins slip; Honda-Hitachi motor venture; Tesla fights Trump travel ban; Rival sues CDK, Reynolds; Safety groups sue over CPO policy; Upscale U.S. Chinese cars?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Musk stays on Trump panel, Uber CEO exits

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2017

Musk stays on Trump panel, Uber CEO exits; Honda Q3 earnings rise; How Delphi can boost U.S. output?; Cadillac's boom market; Benz in luxury lead; Ford ships F-150 Raptor to China.... Read More »

Low-end Chinese cars? Think bigger

6:23 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2017

Past assumptions that China's automakers would make a run at the economy end of the U.S. market are proving to be wrong. They're aiming up-market.... Read More »

Thyssenkrupp to produce springs, stabilizers at new plant in China

Feb. 2, 2017 11:06 CET

German supplier Thyssenkrupp will build a factory in the east China city of Pinghu to produce springs and stabilizers for a variety of automaking customers.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Why China's new EV policy could cause a rift with Germany

3:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2017

Germany's ambassador to China, Michael Clauss, is a vocal opponent of Beijing's environmental plans to force foreign automakers to develop and build EVs under local joint ventures. With Germany as the biggest foreign investor in China's auto industry, this could cause problems.... Read More »

Saab owner NEVs cleared to build EVs in China

Jan. 31, 2017 09:26 CET

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which acquired the assets of bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab, has received permission from China to start producing EVs at a plant being built in the country that is expected to produce up to 200,000 cars annually.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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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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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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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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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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