OEM Coverage

GM plans to announce $1 billion U.S. investment, creating 1,000 jobs

8:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

General Motors, days after being called out by President-elect Donald Trump for expanding operations in Mexico, plans to announce U.S. investments totaling at least $1 billion that would create more than 1,000 jobs, two people with knowledge of the plan said late Monday.... Read More »

As Pacifica ramps up, Grand Caravan lives on

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

Fiat Chrysler will keep the Dodge Grand Caravan around a little longer than planned as it continues to ramp up sales of the old minivan's more expensive new line mate, the Chrysler Pacifica.... Read More »

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

Moray Callum's retro ride

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

Moray Callum, Ford chief designer, is cruising around in a 1976 Bronco SUV as he oversees design of the nameplate's 2020 revival.... Read More »

UK to test Jeep model after U.S. emissions accusations

Jan. 16, 2017 11:25 CET

The UK will carry out tests on the Jeep Grand Cherokee following U.S. accusations that Fiat Chrysler mislead regulators on diesel emissions.... Read More »

Yanfeng envisions a lounge on wheels

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

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is preparing for the day when people need more to do in a car than drive.... Read More »

BMW to push on with Mexico plant despite Trump tariff threat

Jan. 16, 2017 09:38 CET

BMW plans to finish construction of a new $1 billion plant in Mexico undeterred by threats from President-elect Donald Trump that he will impose a 35 percent tariff on cars imported into the U.S. from its southern neighbor.... Read More »

A decade of deception

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

Key events in the ongoing Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, taken from law enforcement documents... Read More »

VW's plot to fool the feds: How high up did it go?

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

Even as VW pleaded guilty to felony charges and agreed to a record settlement of its emissions scandal, the noose of law enforcement has tightened around the automaker's highest executives.... Read More »

BMW, Mercedes execs plead for more crossovers

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

Even as they launch two key cars – the BMW 5 series and Mercedes E-class coupe -- the traditional arch-rivals have a common challenge: Satisfy U.S. dealers' hunger for more crossovers.... Read More »

Continental-Nexteer JV targets self-driving cars

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

Now that automakers are preparing to roll out driverless cars in the next three to five years, suppliers are forming alliances to offer a complete product portfolio.... Read More »

EPA move could set up new fight over CO2

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

The auto industry's relationship with the Obama administration is ending just as awkwardly as it began.... Read More »

Linamar CEO urges unity against tariffs

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

Suppliers from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. need to come together and make a case against import tariffs to the incoming Trump administration sooner rather than later, Linamar Corp. CEO Linda Hasenfratz said.... Read More »

Uber tech effort aims to ease 'surge pricing'

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

Uber drivers needn't worry about the company's heavy push into self-driving vehicles, a top executive says.... Read More »

A lighter Traverse with high-end trim levels

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

After a first generation that has been forced to last nine years, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has a more trucklike appearance.... Read More »

Magna puts doors on a diet

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

While suppliers lined up at the Detroit auto show to showcase their involvement in autonomous-drive and connected-car technologies, Magna International reminded the industry that automakers are still hungry to reduce vehicle weight for improved fuel efficiency.... Read More »

FACE TIME

Facial-recognition technology comes to the car

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

In a car-sharing economy, how does a vehicle recognize which motorist is in the driver's seat? Judging by Chrysler's Portal electric minivan concept, the answer may be facial recognition.... Read More »

Suppliers say recruits are demanding more money

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

Suppliers have their work cut out for them in 2017 when it comes to hiring talent.... Read More »

The man who assembled Tesla's supply base

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

Peter Carlsson was a Swedish purchasing executive in cellphones and computer chips before taking over procurement and supply chain management for Tesla Motors in 2011.... Read More »

Aisin Seiki reboots for electric age

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

Aisin Seiki Co., the massive Toyota Group supplier of transmissions and powertrain components, is looking long term, and the company doesn't necessarily like what it sees.... Read More »

Ghosn pushes commonization at measured pace

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

Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn would like Nissan and its alliance partner Renault to pick up the pace on commonizing their platforms and technologies. But not too fast.... Read More »

FCA's sedan plans stall amid trade tumult

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

After Fiat Chrysler dealers sell down their current stocks of remaining Dodge Darts and Chrysler 200 sedans, those segments may stay vacant for a while on their lots.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

VW case starts new era of accountability

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

In a complicated industry using advanced technology that is governed by Byzantine rules and regulations, will this have a chilling effect on executives as they seek to do their jobs? We hope so.... Read More »

2018 Camry: The more things change …

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

The new Camry is about as daring as is prudent for the loyalists who buy several hundred thousand of these cars a year - even in a bad year for cars.... Read More »

FCA at odds with EPA on emissions

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

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine available in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 has been operating under a dark cloud since at least last fall.... Read More »

Cruze diesel may get 50 on highway

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

The upcoming diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze may be General Motors' first non-hybrid vehicle since the 1990s to get an EPA-certified fuel economy rating of at least 50 mpg on the highway.... Read More »

 
Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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Mercedes poised to take premium sales crown back from BMW
Mercedes is on track to overtake rival BMW as the world's largest premium brand this year, sales fig ...
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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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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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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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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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