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Takata hires financial adviser to mull restructuring options

3:51 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Takata hired investment bank Lazard to lead efforts to seek new investment and help resolve financial issues stemming from its record-setting recall of tens of millions of airbag inflators that can rupture.... Read More »

Bill Ford's connections with Flex-N-Gate owner help land Detroit plant

3:19 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Two auto industry executives with ties to NFL football franchises -- Bill Ford of the Detroit Lions and Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars -- played key roles in bringing a top-tier auto parts plant to Detroit.... Read More »

Google plans r&d center for self-driving cars in suburban Detroit

1:48 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Google plans to open a 53,000-square-foot operation in suburban Detroit to conduct further r&d for the company's self-driving automotive technology.... Read More »

BMW invests in California-based mobile carpooling app

12:01 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

BMW said today its BMW iVentures venture capital arm has invested an undisclosed amount in California-based Scoop Technologies, which offers a smartphone-powered carpooling service called Scoop.... Read More »

Daimler's Detroit Diesel union workers ratify new labor contract

10:31 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

UAW members at Detroit Diesel ratified a contract Tuesday that includes a wage increase and commits Daimler Trucks North America to new engine production.... Read More »

Ford recalls nearly 271,000 previous-generation F-150s after brake failures

10:05 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Ford is recalling nearly 271,000 previous-generation F-150s after a three-month investigation by federal safety regulators into dozens of complaints about front brake failures and nine crashes.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: Toyota's Green Bonds provide the green for auto lending

10:58 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Toyota Motor Financial's Green Bonds have proved to be a successful innovation and deserve a salute.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

EU governments have refused to tighten auto industry oversight despite pleas from environmental groups. Now Germany is deservedly paying a humiliating price after being snubbed by Fiat and the Italian government.... Read More »

German power firms to partner automakers in electric future

May 25, 2016 15:58 CET

German power companies are likely to partner with automakers to tap into a 1 billion euro government incentive scheme for electric cars that will offer subsidies to green car buyers and funds to expand the country's charging infrastructure.... Read More »

FCA has no deal to sell stake to China's GAC, Elkann says

9:25 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has not made any agreement with China's Guangzhou Automobile Group to sell a stake, the Italian carmaker's chairman John Elkann said today.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: New Mitsu R&D chief, lower profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Mitsu names R&D chief, reports 39% profit drop; Toyota forms partnership with Uber; Judge: VW, U.S. making 'substantial progress'; Flex-N-Gate, Cosworth plants; How GM lightens up.... Read More »

PSA to develop five EVs, plug-in hybrids for China

May 25, 2016 06:01 CET

PSA and its Chinese partner Dongfeng will introduce five electric cars and plug-in hybrid models in China over the next five years to help meet tougher fuel-economy standards.... Read More »

VW, Toyota invest in ride-sharing services

May 25, 2016 09:08 CET

VW and Toyota are investing in ride-sharing companies in the latest in a wave of high-profile moves by automakers to embrace their potential upstart rivals as partners, customers and sources of valuable data.... Read More »

Crash test dummies get in back seat to make Uber riders safer

7:16 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Crash test dummies, who have dutifully endured thousands of simulated accidents from the front seat, are about to get a ride in the back.... Read More »

Toyota, recovering from earthquakes, plans full production in Japan next week

6:53 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Toyota said all production lines at its factories in Japan would operate between May 30 and June 4, after output was partially suspended following earthquakes in southern Japan last month.... Read More »

Toyota-Uber places automakers in rival ride-sharing alliances

6:33 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Toyota's investment in Uber Technologies has drawn the battle lines between the world's largest automakers, which have now solidified partnerships with competing ride-hailing apps in the burgeoning field of on-demand transportation.... Read More »

Mitsubishi names new r&d chief, restates earnings

May 25, 2016 11:15 CET

Mitsubishi said Nissan executive Mitsuhiko Yamashita will become its r&d chief, part of a management overhaul in the wake of a fuel-economy scandal that also prompted the automaker to restate its annual earnings. Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko will also be president, taking over the role from Tetsuro Aikawa, who will leave the company.... Read More »

VW argues penalties sought by U.S. over diesel scandal are excessive

May 25, 2016 10:50 CET

Volkswagen argued in a court filing that fines sought by the U.S. government to penalize the company for rigging diesel vehicles to cheat emissions tests are excessive.... Read More »

French government mulls PSA stake sale, paper says

May 24, 2016 21:05 CET

The French government is weighing a possible sale of part or all of its 14 percent stake in PSA Group, a French newspaper reported. The value of the government's stake has nearly doubled since it was bought as the automaker teetered close to bankruptcy.... Read More »

Cosworth to build engine parts in suburban Detroit

4:07 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Cosworth, an English supplier of electronics and powertrain products to high-performance vehicles, said today it will open a $30 million plant in suburban Detroit to make V-8 cylinder heads for an unnamed manufacturer.... Read More »

Toyota, Uber form ride-sharing alliance

3:21 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Toyota is partnering with Uber to explore ride-sharing opportunities and will make a strategic investment in the company. It is the latest in a wave of high-profile partnerships between carmakers and ride-sharing services as technology disrupts the way consumers get around.... Read More »

Flex-N-Gate to supply Ford from new Detroit plant

3:01 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Auto supplier Flex-N-Gate plans to invest $95 million and buy 30 acres of city land to build a new plant that will create up to 750 jobs in Detroit, after approval today of a $3.5 million performance-based state grant.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Packing heat in the showroom

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Packing heat in the showroom: Texas dealers weigh options; Bigland's big challenges at Alfa Romeo, Maserati; Mustang out-muscles Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger in crash tests.... Read More »

VW, U.S. make 'substantial progress' toward settlement, judge says

11:28 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Volkswagen and lawyers for owners and the U.S. government have made "substantial progress" toward reaching a final agreement by late June, a federal judge said today.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: GM lightweighting strategy starts to bear fruit

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

There's more to lightweighting than shedding pounds. It's about getting the weight out of the vehicle and beating your competitors on cost.... Read More »

 
Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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EU governments have refused to tighten auto industry oversight despite pleas from environmental grou ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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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
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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