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BLOG: For many, Honda's Clarity is too good a deal to pass up

12:30 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

For $369 a month and $2,868 at signing, residents in the fair state of California get a large, comfortable, quiet sedan that has all the luxury trappings of an Acura and seats five adults comfortably.... Read More »

China targets 35 million vehicle sales by 2025, NEVs to make up one-fifth

April 25, 2017 09:36 CET

China is targeting 35 million vehicle sales by 2025 and wants new energy vehicles (NEVs) to make up at least one-fifth of the total. Automakers in the country are pushing into electric and plug-in hybrid cars to meet stringent new government quotas.... Read More »

How Volvo helped to electrify the London black cab

April 24, 2017 12:27 CET

Volvo helped to make London's iconic black taxis more environmentally friendly by supplying an electrified drivetrain to the UK company that builds the famous cabs.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda Civic Type R sets speed record

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Honda Civic Type R sets speed record; Tesla takes a production gamble; Sunday ads target Musk, Trump; Japan's big hydrogen bet; More Apple-car clues.... Read More »

Japan dreams of a hydrogen society

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

As home market to two of the three global carmakers selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Japan is understandably optimistic about the outlook for hydrogen-powered cars.... Read More »

A gross but green path to hydrogen

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Masaki Tajima is trying to pave a greener hydrogen highway for Japan. And the road starts at a simmering sewage field on the southwestern island of Kyushu.... Read More »

Developing hydrogen beyond the car market

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Imagine a city where houses and businesses have their own on-site fuel cell stacks that turn hydrogen into electricity for lights, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.... Read More »

Toyota to take Mirai for a spin in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Toyota will test the waters in China for its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai.... Read More »

Jeep finds green groove with 7-seat, plug-in hybrid SUV concept

7:37 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

Jeep is flexing its green and connectivity chops at the Shanghai auto show with a luxury seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV that could herald a new flagship for China, a key market for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brand.... Read More »

GM to start pure-electric model production in China within 2 years, report says

10:10 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

General Motors will start production of a pure-electric model in China within two years, the Associated Press reported.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2017

Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S., and analysts predicted a Buick version of the Chevrolet Volt would be offered in the Middle Kingdom before the second-generation model even debuted this week.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2017

Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S., and analysts predicted a Buick version of the Chevrolet Volt would be offered in the Middle Kingdom before the second-generation model even debuted this week.... Read More »

China's numerous green-car startups to dwindle to 2-3 in 5 years, exec says

12:23 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2017

Of dozens of startup electric car makers in China, only two or three will be around in five years' time, the chief of Nio told Reuters on Thursday.... Read More »

Apple maps update adds charging points for Tesla, Nissan EV owners

April 20, 2017 09:16 CET

Apple is expanding the capabilities of its maps app in Europe to help owners of EVs from Tesla, Nissan and other automakers to find charging stations. Improving its mapping products has become a key focal point for Apple in its battle with Google.... Read More »

Porsche considers electric-car expansion

April 19, 2017 16:28 CET

Porsche may expand its lineup of electric-powered vehicles as the brand seeks to add power and adapt to Chinese emissions restrictions. Porsche sees the acceleration capabilities of electric motors reinforcing its cachet as a performance brand.... Read More »

Toyota to test hydrogen cargo truck at Port of Los Angeles

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

Toyota plans to test a heavy-duty truck powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell system at the Port of Los Angeles as part of a feasibility study beginning this summer.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lexus freshens look of NX

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

In Shanghai: New look for Lexus NX, Buick's version of Chevy Volt, Daimler ready to hitch a ride; Nissan plans I-95 charging network; How Volvo beat the odds; Benz fit for a Prince.... Read More »

VW aims to meet tough China green car quotas with big EV push

April 18, 2017 09:32 CET

VW Group aims to meet tough quotas in China for selling more green cars on its own and will not resort to purchasing credits from competitors. Under draft rules released in September, automakers must generate or buy credits equivalent to 8 percent of their overall sales by 2018.... Read More »

Nissan, EVgo team up for Boston-Washington network of fast-charge stations

3:42 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

Nissan and electric-vehicle charging network operator EVgo are working to connect Boston to Washington through a network of nine direct current fast-charging sites.... Read More »

Lynk & CO promises lifetime warranties, free connectivity as sedan concept debuts

6:47 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Lynk & CO lifted the wraps on a new sedan concept ahead of the Shanghai auto show, saying the upstart brand will offer lifetime warranties and free connectivity as a standard feature.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Trump editorial more like a lecture

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

As a 30-year-plus fan of Automotive News, a car industry buff and a distributor to automobile components manufacturers, I have one simple request: Kindly keep raw political bias off your editorial page.... Read More »

Genesis boss: Fuel cells where we're headed

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

Genesis' brand boss believes the industry ultimately will shift to fuel cell powertrains. Not everyone agrees.... Read More »

Solar-power push is on for Colorado dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2017

A new initiative hopes to get as many Colorado dealers onto solar energy as possible before federal tax incentives begin to fade in 2020.... Read More »

Hyundai exec predicts battery shakeout

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2017

Hyundai Motor Group's eco-car czar, Lee Ki-sang, expects a technological shakeout between 2020 and 2025 that will make clear whether a post-lithium ion battery breakthrough is on the horizon.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Genesis plots crossover course

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2017

From NY: Genesis plots CUV course with GV80 concept, a 'sure-footed' Hyundai Sonata, double win for Jaguar F-Pace, 707-hp Jeep; GM retooling downtime; Maserati U.S. HQ move?... Read More »

 
Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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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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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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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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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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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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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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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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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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