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Why the Porsche-Piech clan is not rushing in to fix VW

April 27, 2016 10:41 CET

The Porsche-Piech clan, led by Wolfgang Porsche, that controls scandal-hit VW Group has the voting power to muscle through change at the automaker, but family members are not acting on it. That has left a power vacuum even as VW faces costs that could top $30 billion.... Read More »

Mitsubishi says 2013-17 audit showed no U.S. testing flaws

4:54 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors, embroiled in a scandal over inflated fuel economy ratings for small cars sold in Japan, said today that an internal audit has found no testing problems with cars sold in the United States between model years 2013 and 2017.... Read More »

Superior Industries more than triples Q1 net income

3:21 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Aluminum-wheel supplier Superior Industries more than tripled its first-quarter net income, driven by a 25 percent gain in wheel shipments.... Read More »

Icahn's Federal-Mogul returns to profitability in Q1

2:21 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Carl Icahn-controlled Federal-Mogul today reported a $35 million profit in the first quarter as sales in its aftermarket parts division rose 7.5 percent.... Read More »

GM to build new engine line in Tennessee, create 800 jobs

2:04 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

General Motors plans to spend $789 million to prepare its Spring Hill, Tenn., plant for production of a new engine program, creating nearly 800 jobs, GM said today.... Read More »

Automakers face deadline to challenge deposition orders in supplier price-fixing litigation

1:44 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and other automakers by next week must decide if they will challenge an order that they give depositions in the massive Detroit civil lawsuit alleging price-fixing in the supply chain.... Read More »

Lear net income surges 69% in Q1

1:13 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Seating and electronics supplier Lear reported today a 69 percent increase in first-quarter net income, driven by rising sales and demand for its parts.... Read More »

VW presentation described how to cheat emissions tests, report says

11:41 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

A Volkswagen PowerPoint presentation from 2006 described “in detail” how the German automaker could cheat on stringent U.S. emissions tests, the New York Times reported today.... Read More »

VW said to hire McKinsey to address diesel scandal

April 27, 2016 18:05 CET

VW Group has hired external advisers McKinsey & Co. to better react to the turmoil caused by its emissions cheating and help draft a strategy to move beyond the scandal, people familiar with the matter said.... Read More »

Ford issues five recalls for 285,000 N.A. vehicles

10:34 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Ford today issued five recalls covering a total of about 285,000 vehicles in North America for problems that include transmissions downshifting into first gear at high speeds, poor welding and tires damaged by a factory conveyor belt. The recalls are connected to four crashes and one injury, Ford said.... Read More »

Volvo announces 3 regional executive moves in U.S.

10:28 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Volvo Car USA has announced three executive changes in its regional structure effective May 1.... Read More »

Mitsubishi COO denies he and CEO plan to step down

April 27, 2016 10:09 CET

Mitsubishi Motors COO Tetsuro Aikawa today denied Japanese media reports that he and CEO Osamu Masuko plan to resign over the Japanese automaker's manipulation of fuel economy data. He added that the automaker has "absolutely no plans" to pull out of the automotive market... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: EPA orders Mitsubishi testing

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

EPA orders Mitsubishi testing, automaker delays earnings guidance; Mazda expecting profit drop; A smoking slide in VW scandal?; Barra's life lessons; Latina shoppers' viewpoint.... Read More »

Mazda sees operating profit falling 25% this fiscal year

April 27, 2016 13:47 CET

Mazda said it expects its operating profit to fall 25 percent in the current fiscal year because of a stronger yen and a slowdown in China and other emerging economies.... Read More »

Bosch CEO: We did not say that Fiat is using defeat devices

7:16 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Bosch did not say that Fiat is using an illegal defeat device, the supplier's CEO, Volkmar Denner, said today. "At no point in time did Bosch communicate that Fiat is using a non-authorized defeat device."... Read More »

Bosch posts record revenue on safety and assistance systems, warns of slowdown

6:44 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

German auto parts maker Robert Bosch said it expected sales to rise at the lower end of its 3 to 5 percent forecast range this year if a slowdown in the first quarter continues.... Read More »

PSA Q1 revenue falls as car sales decline in China

April 27, 2016 09:36 CET

PSA's first-quarter revenue fell 1.4 percent as Europe's second-biggest carmaker struggled to increase sales outside its home market and contended with currency shifts. Sales amounted to 13 billion euros ($14.7 billion). That compares with a restated 13.2 billion euros a year earlier.... Read More »

Mitsubishi's existence at risk as fraud case widens

April 27, 2016 11:35 CET

For the second time in about a decade, Mitsubishi faces a scandal that could affect the company's very existence after the automaker admitted to improperly testing the fuel economy of its cars over the past 25 years.... Read More »

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BLOG: The rough road for Alfa, passionate fans and fast cars aside

11:45 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

The brutal auto industry has left no white space for a new entry such as Alfa Romeo to come in and offer something no one else has.... Read More »

Subaru updates 2017 Forester for quieter cabin

9:24 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

Subaru is revamping the Forester crossover for 2017 with subtle exterior changes, such as a new grille, headlights and front bumper cover, and additional cabin refinement designed to reduce the road noise that was a common complaint on previous versions.... Read More »

Ally net income, originations down as it gets tougher on approvals

12:36 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

Ally Financial took a more selective approach to its loan and lease approvals in the first quarter, leaving it with lower origination volume. Its net income also fell, but revenue rose, the company said Tuesday.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Q1 profit surges on strong Jeep sales

April 26, 2016 13:22 CET

Strong global Jeep sales helped Fiat Chrysler post record first-quarter global earnings despite continued weakness in in Latin America and Asia.... Read More »

VW's diesel scandal should not affect workers' wage increase, union says

April 26, 2016 15:19 CET

Volkswagen has no right to use the crisis over its emissions test cheating to deny workers a reasonable wage increase, the IG Metall union said, reiterating its call for a 5 percent pay hike for about 120,000 VW staff in western Germany.... Read More »

EPA orders Mitsubishi to conduct new vehicle testing

5:06 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

The EPA ordered Mitsubishi Motors to provide additional information and conduct new tests of U.S. vehicles after the Japanese automaker's admission that it did not properly follow fuel economy test procedures in Japan since 1991.... Read More »

BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations

1:33 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. Petter Witt becomes executive vice president, operations, in North America, effective May 1.... 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
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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
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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
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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
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
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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
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
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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
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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
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
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