Friday, Nov 30


Toyota shakes up executive ranks for flexibility, faster decisions Cancel Save

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda takes on a new title as chief branding officer as part of an executive reshuffle. The company's North America and Europe chiefs have been promoted to operating officers.

Trump plans meeting with German car CEOs next week


Top executives from VW, BMW and Daimler are finalizing plans for a White House meeting on trade policy next week.

Trump lauds BMW for new U.S. factory that is just an idea


President Donald Trump congratulated BMW for building a 'major new plant' in the U.S., but the German automaker's decision has not been finalized.


ANE's December issue goes live on Monday


The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition looks at why the traditional automotive merger is being replaced by a dizzying array of ecosystems, alliances and collaborations.

2019 Rising Star nominations sought


Automotive News Europe needs your help to identify the Rising Stars in the European automotive industry. The award honors executives with a pan-European profile who have driven change, fostered innovation and made courageous decisions.


Nio, China rival to Tesla, says U.S. head to step down


The U.S. head of Nio, an electric carmaker seen as one of the main Chinese rivals to Tesla, is leaving the company, in the first major management departure since its September IPO.

Thursday, Nov 29


Volvo picks Polestar 2 to debut embedded Google Android


Volvo's first model with Google's Android operating system embedded into the car will be the Polestar 2, a rival to the Tesla Model 3.


Daniel Ammann now in Cruise control


Dan Ammann will now lead the autonomous vehicle company he helped GM acquire in Cruise Automation.


Ohio, Michigan lawmakers blast GM's decision


House Democrats from Michigan and Ohio, angry that GM could close plants that employ thousands, vowed to reset tax, trade and industrial policies to encourage companies to invest in the U.S.

Dealership group owned by ex-NFL players turns over vehicles to Nissan finance arm


An ailing dealership group owned by two former NFL players and an auto industry veteran has agreed to turn over vehicle collateral to Nissan Motor Acceptance from three of its now-closed stores.

GM's Ammann vacates president role to steer AV unit

General Motors President Dan Ammann will step down from his role to become CEO of the automaker's Cruise autonomous vehicle unit. The move -- effective Jan.


2 men sentenced in fraudulent scheme to steal from 6 N.Y. dealerships


Two New York City men were sentenced last week to prison and are each ordered to pay restitution for their involvement in a fraudulent scheme to steal vehicles from six dealerships in Westchester, N.Y.

Jaguar Land Rover to lay off staff temporarily


Jaguar Land Rover will pause engine production in response to adjustments in vehicle production schedules.


Renault-Nissan alliance will be led jointly in setback for French automaker


The CEOs of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi will jointly lead their automaking alliance, splitting a role maintained by Carlos Ghosn before his arrest in Japan.


UK car output falls 10% in Oct. as Brexit uncertainty mounts


Car production in the UK dropped 9.8 percent last month, hit by continued uncertainty around Brexit and market turbulence at home and abroad, the SMMT industry body said.

Former Nissan executive Kelly denies financial misconduct allegations


Nissan's former representative director Greg Kelly denies allegations of financial misconduct at the automaker, his lawyer said.


GM's bold message to the UAW


Aside from cost cutting and addressing underutilized plants, GM is sending a message to the UAW and rank-and-file members by announcing potential plant closures.


Fiat will spend $5.7 billion to revamp Italy plants


Fiat Chrysler will spend $5.7 billion on its factories in Italy to build SUVs for Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Maserati, and electric cars for the Fiat brand.

Schaeffler plans output of electric motors as early as 2020


Schaeffler plans to expand its drivetrain portfolio to include electric motors as early as 2020 following last year's acquisition of wholly-owned subsidiary Compact Dynamics.

Why Volvo's CEO thinks making money off data is 'wrong approach'


Volvo's CEO Hakan Samuelsson is betting Volvo will make more money selling connected, autonomous cars rather than taking a cut of selling data-driven services inside the vehicle.


Renault-Nissan alliance meets to determine future structure


The CEOs of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi will jointly lead their automaking alliance, splitting a role maintained by Carlos Ghosn for two decades as they forge a new path forward following his arrest this month.


Ford Europe boss Armstrong says no deal Brexit would be a "catastrophe"


Ford backed British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal to avoid a no-deal "catastrophe," but said she still needed to guarantee long-term frictionless trade, which is key to the future of its plants in Britain.

Daimler on track to meet annual targets for greener vehicles in China


Daimler is on track to meet the quota for new-energy vehicles (NEV's) in China this year, the automaker's China boss, Hubertus Troska, said.


BMW could convert plug-in hybrids to electric-only mode in polluted cities


BMW can force its plug-in hybrid cars to switch to an electric-only mode in heavily polluted inner-city areas and is currently demonstrating the technology in Germany.


Why more vehicles have better headlights


Over the last three years, manufacturers have improved their vehicles' headlights. However, a majority of these better-quality lights come with a significant cost.


U.S. fires latest volley in China tariff fight

President Trump raised the prospect of slapping a 25 percent tariff on imported cars and ordered a review of China's retaliatory auto tariffs as his administration responded to GM's plant closures plans.

Lincoln backs off 2020 sales target amid Trump trade war with China


Lincoln President Joy Falotico said the brand is backing off the target, established under former CEO Mark Fields in 2014, after the cost to export U.S.-built vehicles to China rose.


Hyundai fortifies top of light truck lineup with 2020 Palisade

The Palisade is the latest addition to Hyundai's campaign to rework its car-heavy lineup with a batch of new, redesigned or freshened light trucks.


BMW rolls out 3-row monster SUV


In the X7, BMW now has its own three-row luxury cruiser to challenge the likes of the Mercedes GLS, Cadillac Escalade and Lexus LX.

Wednesday, Nov 28


Judge orders new talks in FCA, U.S. case over diesel emissions


A federal judge in San Francisco ordered the Justice Department and Fiat Chrysler to hold new talks with a court-appointed settlement master to try to settle the government's civil suit over the company's diesel vehicle emissions.