Frankfurt Motor Show

Honda EV hops back in time

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Honda made waves last week at the Frankfurt auto show by unveiling an electric car that at first glance appears to be a 1970s Volkswagen Rabbit.... Read More »

Bugatti's single model could be a four-door

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

The yet-to-be-named car would pick up where the Galibier concept left off and go on sale around 2024.... Read More »

Frankfurt photo booth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

A few of the most eye-catching models at this year's show. Some of them will never turn up at a dealership. And none of them will ever need to stop for gasoline.... Read More »

Frankfurt's best and wurst

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

Spread out over an area roughly the size of Delaware but with better currywurst, the biennial Frankfurt Motor Show is the perfect place to take in the sights and flavors of the German auto industry while bleeding through your loafers from all the walking. Our man David Undercoffler loves walking — and Delaware. Here's what he saw:... Read More »

Smart leaves door open for dealers to return

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

Smart is discontinuing its gasoline-powered models and losing two-thirds of its U.S. dealers, but the brand's CEO believes sales won't fall very much.... Read More »

Mentally preparing for an 'armada of EVs'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

While electrified vehicles account for a tiny fraction of global auto sales today, few industry leaders are concerned about whether consumers will ever truly want to own battery electrics and plug-in hybrids.... Read More »

Interiors reconceived for the self-driving era

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2017

Interior suppliers at the Frankfurt auto show signal a growing consensus about how cockpits of the future will look -- with preference for armrest controls, no knobs and no center consoles.... Read More »

Merkel says German car industry must work to rebuild trust

Sept. 15, 2017 15:33 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany's car industry should do everything in its power to repair its damaged reputation, pointing to the combustion engine's uncertain future as she opened the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

Facebook won't make cars, Sandberg assures Germans

10:26 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2017

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg went on a charm offensive in Germany, telling the country's powerful automakers that the world's biggest social network does not want to compete with them.... Read More »

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Chery will focus on electrified models in Europe

Sept. 14, 2017 15:29 CET

Chery will sell its Exeed TX compact SUV in Europe with three electrified powertrains.... Read More »

Hyundai readies Kona EV debut

Sept. 14, 2017 10:27 CET

Hyundai will launch sales of a full-electric version of its new Kona small SUV after a debut at the Geneva show in March.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is once again fully engrossed in cars after a self-imposed exile from the automotive styling studio.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is once again fully engrossed in cars after a self-imposed exile from the automotive styling studio.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: What's sparking renewed drive toward EVs

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

From Frankfurt: Consumer pull, Tesla threat spark renewed EV drive; Another top manager leaves Tesla; Honda-Toyota pump project; Recalled VW diesels stolen, sold; Barra talks STEM.... Read More »

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Toyota will add a sportier line of hybrid engines

Sept. 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Toyota will add a sportier line of hybrid engines to its fuel-saving gasoline-electric models. The new engines be fitted to the core hybrid models in the automaker's current range. Toyota will reveal more details about its high-performance hybrids early next year.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda concept EV, Toyota power hybrid

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

In Frankfurt: Honda electric city-car concept, Toyota power hybrid, Hyundai i30 compacts, Lighter Bentley; A call to keep VW whole; Teamsters' robo-truck fight; Audi product preview.... Read More »

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Honda will launch a small electric car in 2019

Sept. 13, 2017 10:45 CET

Honda said it will launch a production version of the Urban EV concept in Europe in 2019.... Read More »

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Ferrari's entry-level Portofino faces $2.5 million Mercedes

Sept. 13, 2017 09:21 CET

Ferrari has introduced its new "entry-level" Portofino supercar that costs 196,000 euros ($234,000), while Mercedes has revealed the Project One concept, which will have a sticker price of 2.2 million euros ($2.5 million), as the two automakers vie for the world's wealthiest customers.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

BMW electric sedan will give i subbrand a boost

Sept. 12, 2017 10:18 CET

BMW has unveiled the i Vision Dynamics concept, previewing an upcoming third model for its i subbrand that will be a rival to the Tesla Model 3.... Read More »

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Borgward seeks to draw on 1950s heritage with modern Isabella

Sept. 12, 2017 15:45 CET

Borgward unveiled a modern take on its 1950s Isabella sedan that could become a flagship model. The China-backed German brand plans to start Europe sales by the end of the year.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on the EV bandwagon?... Read More »

AMY WILSON

BLOG: With X7, BMW ditches the 'very humble' face

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

The massive grille on BMW's X7 concept is meant to draw attention for a brand late to the market for big SUVs.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on the EV bandwagon?... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Opel Grandland X will be brand's first mainstream model with plug-in hybrid

Sept. 12, 2017 14:36 CET

Opel's Grandland X will be the brand's first mainstream model to have a plug-in hybrid powertrain variant. The compact crossover will go on sale this month in Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Feds ease path to self-driving cars

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

Feds reveal 'path forward' for self-driving cars; NTSB: Autopilot design a factor in fatal Tesla crash; At Frankfurt: Benz fuel-cell hybrid, 'Entry-level' Ferrari, Smart all-EV plan.... Read More »

 
VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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