Manufacturing

GM investing $175M to build next-gen Cadillac sedans

12:30 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
General Motors is investing $175 million in a mid-Michigan plant to build two of Cadillac's next-generation sedans.

Automakers burned as U.S.-China spat flares

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Fears of a full-blown global trade war moved closer to reality last week as the United States delivered on a threat to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports,

Volvo sets goal of 25% recycled plastics in cars from 2025

June 18, 2018 10:55 CET
Volvo says at least 25 percent of the plastics used in its new cars from 2025 will be from recycled materials.

ANDREW CHIEN | JENNIFER WONG

Being prepared for when consumers change their minds

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
The move away from cars creates another level of uncertainty in a highly uncertain automotive landscape, one that places a premium on product agility and the ability to shift product portfolios quickly.

Q&A: BRUNO WELSCH

What's five seconds worth to a paint supplier?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Coatings supplier Durr Industries recently was named a top supplier of FCA US, recognizing Durr for its assistance in launching the Jeep Compass at FCA's Toluca, Mexico, assembly plant.

Japan Inc. teams up on transmission technologies

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Toyota, Nissan, Honda and others are partnering with the country's biggest transmission suppliers to jointly develop next-generation transmission technologies that can be shared among the members.

Superior to take EV wheels for stylish spin

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Superior Industries wants to see small cars and EVs get their share of wheel fashion.

Northvolt cuts cost estimate for Europe battery plant as it seeks investors

June 15, 2018 14:02 CET
Northvolt has cut the estimated cost of building Europe's largest battery factory from a previous guidance of 4 billion euros ($4.7 billion), giving a boost to a project that faces a battle to attract investors worried about Asia's head-start in the industry.

Opel will develop PSA's 4-cylinder engines for Europe, China, N.A.

June 15, 2018 06:01 CET
Opel's engineering center in Ruesselsheim will develop PSA's new 4-cylinder gasoline engines for use in Europe, China and North America.

VW could face further fines from German authorities

June 15, 2018 10:37 CET
Munich prosecutors are examining whether to impose fines on VW's Audi division for its role in manipulating V-6 and V-8 diesel engines.

Honeywell to rebrand turbo unit upon completion of spinoff

12:32 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2018
Honeywell is rebranding its turbocharger unit as Garrett -- Advancing Motion once the previously announced spinoff is completed.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Nissan eyes Europe for ePower drivetrain

June 14, 2018 09:17 CET
Nissan is assessing whether to bring its ePower hybrid drivetrain to Europe as the automaker looks to further electrify its lineup in Europe to reduce its dependence on diesel and meet tough CO2 targets set for 2020-21.

Grammer annual meeting halted by Bosnia-backed investor group

June 13, 2018 14:34 CET
Grammer CEO Hartmut Mueller has urged the supplier's shareholders to back Ningbo Jifeng's takeover offer as a Bosnia-backed investor group opposed the move and forced a halt to the German company's annual meeting.

VW board to discuss Audi CEO probe, report says

June 13, 2018 10:47 CET
VW Group's supervisory board will discuss an investigation by German prosecutors into Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, as the automaker weighs how to tackle the latest fallout from its emissions scandal, Reuters reported.

Germany defends automakers as national interest in swipe at Trump

June 13, 2018 09:29 CET
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government vowed to stand up for the German auto industry, sending a veiled signal to U.S. President Donald Trump to back off threats to levy tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.

UAW delegates approve 31% pay raise for union leaders, add flexible dues structure

12:59 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
UAW delegates on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved 31 percent salary increases for the union's international leaders and also approved a plan to add flexibility to the union's dues structure.

Tariffs may cost carmakers at least 1 million annual U.S. sales

9:50 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
If President Trump slaps a 25 percent tariff on imported vehicles, it may cost the domestic auto industry 1 million annual vehicle sales -- and that's the low end of the estimated damage, says LMC.

RICHARD TRUETT

Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spiritual home will add appeal to JLR's most important vehicle launch yet.

RICHARD TRUETT

Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spiritual home will add appeal to JLR's most important vehicle launch yet.

UAW will present outgoing Williams with retirement perks

9:24 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
UAW delegates are expected to present outgoing UAW President Dennis Williams with the use of a cabin at the union's Black Lake retreat and conference center when he retires this week.

China in control as industry enters new era

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
China has been the world's biggest auto market since 2009, when it eclipsed the United States. But only recently has it reached a long-anticipated, and in many quarters, long-feared, tipping point.

JLR will cut more UK jobs as it moves Discovery output to Slovakia

June 11, 2018 15:12 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is set to cut more jobs in Britain as it moves all production of the Land Rover Discovery to lower-cost Slovakia before building its new Range Rover at an English factory.

Metal tariffs leave industry facing thicket of red tape

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
After losing the fight to forestall U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the auto industry has another fight on its hands: navigating the process to win exemptions for certain specialty products that are critical to the supply chain.

Horizon watch: Aguascalientes, Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
With the Trump administration putting the heat on automakers relying on Mexican assembly plants, the Nissan and Daimler joint-venture auto factory in Aguascalientes, Mexico has had a low profile for the past year.

Q&A: BILL FOY

Why Denso is spending big in east Tenn.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Denso is spending $1 billion on a 30-year-old plant in east Tennessee. Here's why.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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