OEM Coverage

VW's temporary Michigan home for diesel vehicles flagged for local violation

4:15 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

VW's efforts to put its diesel emissions violations behind it hit a minor speed bump this week when a Michigan city filed a lawsuit against the owners of the dilapidated Pontiac Silverdome, where thousands of VW diesel models are being stored after the company bought them back from customers.... Read More »

Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe

March 23, 2017 11:39 CET

Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. Toukura succeeds Takashi Shirakawa, who will be chief vehicle engineer at Nissan's global product development division.... Read More »

VW's Seat will get a midsize SUV built in Wolfsburg

March 23, 2017 13:17 CET

VW Group's Seat brand will add a midsize SUV that will be built at VW's factory in Wolfsburg. The SUV will help Seat, which reported its first annual operating profit since 2007, to build on its recovery.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford expecting $1.4B profit drop

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

Ford expecting $1.4B profit drop; Shelby GT350 Mustang loses power, lawsuit alleges; Meeting fuel standards cheaper than believed?; Calif.'s EV paradox; Mini marks 15 years in U.S.... Read More »

Mustang owners sue Ford, claiming 2016 Shelby GT350 overheats, loses power

1:33 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

Disgruntled Shelby GT350 Mustang owners are suing Ford in federal court for about $228 million, claiming the automaker sold them 2016 model-year performance cars that overheat and lose power.... Read More »

Ford sees lower 2017 profits with most of the hit in Q1

9:33 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

Citing front-loaded product launch costs and engineering expenses, Ford said that much of the year-over-year decline it expects from its 2017 financial performance will occur in the first quarter.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: For GM stores, digital signs of the times

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

GM to require stores to have digital signage; China's Chery tries to bar Mercedes from using 'EQ'; Daimler probe in Germany; Toyota-Microsoft deal; Lofty ways to rise above traffic.... Read More »

Superior Industries offers $715 million for Europe's Uniwheels

6:30 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

Wheel supplier Superior Industries has launched an offer to buy Uniwheels for around $715 million after winning the support of the German company's biggest shareholder.... Read More »

Mercedes faces complaint from China's Chery over EQ name

March 23, 2017 10:33 CET

Chinese automaker Chery has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes' use of the "EQ" name for a subbrand of electric vehicles, presenting a potential obstacle for the German carmaker in the world's largest EV market.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Tata Steel looks to expand key product beyond BMW to volume brands

March 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Hurt by rising steel imports from China, Tata Steel in Europe is aggressively pushing its higher-margin tailored blanks business to generate more income. Tailored blanks are primarily used by premium automakers such as BMW Group to save weight in vehicles.... Read More »

France likely would reduce Renault 20% stake at right price

March 23, 2017 10:53 CET

France does not rule out reducing its stake in Renault under the best possible market conditions, its finance minister said. The country has increased its stake in the automaker in recent years, currently holding just under 20 percent of the company's share capital.... Read More »

Daimler employees investigated for potential emissions fraud

March 22, 2017 17:24 CET

German prosecutors have opened an investigation against employees at Daimler. The employees are being investigated over diesel-manipulation allegations, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

2017 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Toyota says Sienna and Yaris get more USB ports, additional safety tech

3:33 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

Toyota is upgrading the Sienna minivan and Yaris hatch at next month's New York auto show. Technology is on the menu for both.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Group shows that he has become increasingly embittered, family members believe.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Group shows that he has become increasingly embittered, family members believe.... Read More »

The emissions tester that checked VW sees opportunity in Trump

1:51 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

The Swedish vehicle inspector whose technology identified emissions discrepancies in Volkswagen diesel engines sees Donald Trump as an opportunity-in-waiting.... Read More »

Daimler employees probed in Germany for potential emissions fraud

11:28 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

German prosecutors have opened an investigation against employees at Daimler. The employees are being investigated over diesel-manipulation allegations, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

UK lawmakers demand more answers from VW over diesel scandal

March 22, 2017 13:08 CET

UK lawmakers have written to VW Group seeking more answers from the automaker over its diesel-emissions scandal, after criticizing the firm for failing to adequately respond to their queries so far.... Read More »

London black cab company starts electric taxi production

March 22, 2017 13:35 CET

The London Taxi Company has opened a new factory in central England to produce an electric verion of the iconic black cab. The company hopes to sell its cabs overseas for the first time to cities keen on the famous brand and concerned about pollution.... Read More »

Sogefi will open first Africa plant in Morocco

March 22, 2017 12:36 CET

Sogefi plans to open a new factory in Morocco to build engine filtration systems. Moroccan car output has grown as foreign automakers invest in a market that Sogefi predicts will reach a production volume of about 1 million vehicles annually by 2025.... Read More »

VW brand has no budget-car plans with Tata in India

March 22, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group's core VW brand currently has no plans to develop a small budget car for India and other low-cost markets with Tata Motors.... Read More »

Subaru's Tribeca successor spied

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Subaru's second crack at a large three-row crossover will get its official debut next month as a concept at the New York International Auto Show. But new spy photos give the clearest look yet to the vehicle that will replace the discontinued and unloved Tribeca.... Read More »

Audi board to meet over recent raids, Stadler

8:48 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Top officials at Volkswagen AG's Audi division will meet next week to discuss a raid by German prosecutors on the carmaker's premises last week and the standing of its embattled CEO, following emissions violations, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler faces French probe for emissions violations, report says

2:56 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

A French prosecutor opened an investigation into FCA over allegations that the carmaker skirted diesel emissions tests, Reuters reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: BMW plots product assault

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

After loss to Mercedes, BMW plots product assault; Marchionne eager to discuss a Volkswagen tie-up; VW's need for EVs; McLaren, Toyota, others brace for Brexit; Baidu vs. bad guys.... Read More »

 
Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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Why Ford stands by its 'One Ford' philosophy

Richard Johnson
6:33 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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Ford of Europe product development chief Joe Bakaj isn't commenting on GM's retreat from Europe, but ...
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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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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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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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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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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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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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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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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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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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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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