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Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless road

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2016

Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.... Read More »

ANE's May e-magazine goes live Monday

April 29, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, May 2. This month's edition looks at how CEO Carlos Tavares plans to turn PSA Group the world's most efficient carmaker.... Read More »

GM China sees strong growth for luxury models and EVs

3:56 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

Chinese consumers' continued preference for luxury brands could help make that country Cadillac's largest global market in the next five to 10 years, the head of General Motors China said today.... Read More »

Ford plans EV to compete with Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3, Fields confirms

12:42 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

Ford is developing an electric vehicle that would be competitive with the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3, CEO Mark Fields said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A drop-off in drop-tops

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

Can Buick counter the drop-off in drop-tops?; Ford issues 5 recalls; Getting Germany to go green; Volvo to test autonomous cars in U.K.; GM plant investments; May I rent your Mini?... 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 »

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 »

Sonic Q1 net rises 4.7% on parts and service, F&I; revenue flat

9:25 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

Sonic Automotive reported net income rose 4.7 percent to $14.6 million in the first quarter from a year earlier. Despite the narrow gain, the auto retailer reported a decline in gross profits on new and used vehicles amid weaker new-vehicle sales.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

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

The redesigned 2016 Cruze that hit showrooms this month is long on interior refinement, with more soft-touch materials and an unusually quiet cabin for the segment.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Caddy, Jeep, Lexus, VW beam in Beijing

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

At Beijing show: Cadillac's ambitions, FCA's Jeep push, Lexus's bolder IS, VW's T-Prime concept GTE; Mitsubishi delaying earnings forecast due to scandal?; VW's fight over UAW membership.... Read More »

Cadillac targets 11% operating margin in 10 years

6:54 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Cadillac is targeting an 11 percent operating margin in 10 years, brand President Johan de Nysschen said today in an interview with Reuters, laying out a timeline for the long-term turnaround.... Read More »

Getting drivers hooked on connectivity

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

In an unusually rich promotion for the everyman compact market, Chevy is offering two years of free OnStar and Sirius XM satellite radio and a slug of monthly data use on the Cruze's 4G LTE Wi-Fi service.... Read More »

GM backs up its talk with strong profit report

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

GM's first-quarter profits soared despite slower sales, as it sold more pricey models and cut costs in troubled regions such as South America.... Read More »

Girsky to leave GM board

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

Steve Girsky, the onetime Wall Street analyst and UAW adviser who ascended to one of the top executive spots at General Motors during its recovery from bankruptcy, will retire from GM’s board in June.... Read More »

Beijing show opens up to challenger brands

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

The Beijing auto show going on this week has become a showcase for Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz -- the dominant luxury brands in China -- as well as challengers such as Cadillac, Lincoln and Infiniti.... Read More »

Chevrolet remembers Prince with full-page ads

11:14 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

When legendary musician Prince died on Thursday, Chevrolet tweeted out a picture of a red, 1963 Corvette -- a nod to his hit 1982 song “Little Red Corvette.” Chevrolet also ran full page ads in Friday newspapers across the country, including The New York Times, The Detroit News and The Star Tribune. Here's a roundup of reaction from social media.... Read More »

VW, Opel, Audi, Mercedes to recall 630,000 diesel cars to fix emissions

April 22, 2016 13:43 CET

VW, Opel, Audi, Mercedes and Porsche will recall 630,000 vehicles to tweak diesel engine software technology blamed for causing high NOx emissions.... Read More »

Barra's total compensation rose 77% last year to $28.6 million, GM reports

11:16 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

General Motors awarded CEO Mary Barra a compensation package valued at $28.6 million in 2015 -- a 77 percent jump from a year earlier, partly because of a one-time stock-option grant, GM said today in a regulatory filing.... Read More »

GM director Girsky to leave board after 7 years

10:30 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Steve Girsky, the one-time Wall Street analyst and UAW adviser who ascended to one of the top executive spots at General Motors during its recovery from bankruptcy, will retire from GM's board in June.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Japan quakes rattle GM production

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Japan quakes idle 4 GM plants in N.A.; Barra's pay: $28.6 million; Calif. weighs limits for Uber, Lyft leases; VW loses $4.6B; Restyled CR-V?; Selling F-150 in China; Land Rover's queen cam.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan ad pokes fun at Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Nissan ad pokes fun at Tesla; AutoNation profit falls; Daimler diesel probe; U.S. seeks Mitsu info; Honda's reinvented assembly line; Green-car disloyalty?; Chevy salutes Prince.... Read More »

California delays decision on Uber, Lyft car rentals

9:06 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

As GM and Lyft prepare to expand a short-term car rental program to at least three more U.S. cities, California regulators are mulling whether to block it from some of the country's biggest car-booking markets.... Read More »

GM Q1 profits surge as European losses shrink

7:45 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

General Motors' first-quarter pretax profit surged 28 percent -- even while its global sales slipped -- as the company aggressively cut costs in troubled regions and sold pricier vehicles across its key markets.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Options for VW diesel owners

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

VW deal: Buybacks, fixes among options; 'substantial compensation,' remediation fund planned; Study: Uber tops business car rentals; GM on mend in Europe; Mitsubishi raid; BMW supermodel shell game.... 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
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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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sales ros ...
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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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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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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
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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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
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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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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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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