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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 »

Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief

Jan. 26, 2017 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead its sales in China.... Read More »

Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief

Jan. 24, 2017 09:16 CET

Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pacific operations, effective March 1.... Read More »

PSA's China sales fall 16% in 2016 on lack of crossovers

Jan. 23, 2017 10:30 CET

PSA Group's deliveries in China declined 16 percent last year, as the company's two Chinese joint ventures were hobbled by a lack of crossovers.... Read More »

China growth buys time for Cadillac

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Surging sales in China are giving Cadillac's U.S. business a luxury it lacked during previous attempts to regain its former luster: time.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: VW raises stakes in fight to dominate China SUV market

4:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Chinese consumers have an insatiable demand for crossovers and SUVs, but despite this, Volkswagen Group was initially slow to respond to customers' strong appetite for such models. That is about to change as the automaker plans to launch 10 new or redesigned models in China in the next three years.... Read More »

SLOWING THE PACE

Lincoln dials back in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Lincoln will continue to expand in China this year, but the pace of growth for its dealership network will likely slow after targets were exceeded in 2016.... Read More »

VW plans to build first EVs with China's Jianghuai Auto by next year

Jan. 19, 2017 14:54 CET

VW Group plans to build its first cars with China's Jianghuai Auto by next year. VW and JAC signed a preliminary deal to explore making electric vehicles in September.... Read More »

VW delays bid to boost Audi's China sales with SAIC deal

Jan. 18, 2017 09:22 CET

VW Group says it will not produce or sell any Audi cars with SAIC in China until at least 2018, seeking first to strengthen ties with existing Audi partner FAW. A partnership with SAIC, China's largest automaker, could boost Audi's slowing sales as rival Mercedes gains ground in the market.... Read More »

Audi to expand EV range in China with FAW

Jan. 17, 2017 12:52 CET

Audi said it will expand its model portfolio in China to include five additional electric e-tron models in the next five years that will be built by FAW VW.... Read More »

Ford's China sales rise 14% in '16 to a record 1.27 million new vehicles

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

Ford sold a record 1.27 million new vehicles in China last year, increasing sales nearly 14 percent over a year ago in the world’s largest car market.... Read More »

GM moving forward on sale of Indian car plant to China's SAIC

10:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

A subsidiary of China's top carmaker SAIC Motor plans to acquire certain General Motors manufacturing assets in India, a filing with the country's competition watchdog showed on Friday.... Read More »

Lincoln triples China sales

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2017

Ford's Lincoln luxury brand set a sales record in China in 2016, increasing threefold from a year ago. Lincoln sold 32,558 vehicles in the world’s largest auto market last year, compared to 11,630 sold in 2015.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

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

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

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

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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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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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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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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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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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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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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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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