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Subscription plans have automakers walking a fine line

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
They're trying to avoid getting passed by competitors, without alienating the franchised dealers who have been the foundation of their retail operations for more than a century.

New VW CEO Herbert Diess sets sights on U.S.

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
Elevated to the top job at Volkswagen Group last week, Herbert Diess has a reputation for delivering on his restructuring targets #8212; and high on his to-do list is ending the string of losses in the United States.

U.S. targets China deals as security threat

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
For all the hubbub about tariffs and trade wars, it's Washington's increasingly aggressive investment policy toward China that could pose the biggest challenge to the auto sector in both countries.

'Holy grail' platform coming into Ford's Focus

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
The new Focus compact that rolled out in London and China last week debuts Ford's global version of Volkswagen's much acclaimed MQB modular architecture, a central element of Ford's stated aim to achieve $4 billion in engineering efficiencies over...

A week of sparring for Musk and Tesla

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
After the carmaker waged a public war of words with federal safety regulators, CEO Elon Musk picked a Twitter fight with a newspaper and may have improperly revealed financial information

GM puts its data advantage to work for dealers

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
New tools are intended to boost dealer profits and cement a more transparent, trusting relationship between factory and retailer.

How car seat-maker Lear is adjusting its strategy

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
Lear the seat maker, anticipating connected vehicles, is out to become Lear the smart-seat maker.

Porsche plans network of 500 fast chargers for U.S.

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
With multiple electric vehicles coming, buyers need a strong charging network to alleviate range anxiety, the brand's U.S. boss says.

Mitsubishi Electric aspires to be one-stop shop

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
A new CEO wants to leverage the supplier's strength in everything from semiconductors to communications.

New vehicle Inventories stay high, but days-supply levels drop

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
Strong sales in March dropped industrywide days-supply levels at the beginning of April, but total inventory levels remain high.

Mitsubishi COO Trevor Mann sees Renault-Nissan alliance enabling big strides

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
Trevor Mann foresees the automaker flirting with the 300,000 mark as it introduces new products such as the Eclipse Cross and begins to roll out vehicles on platforms shared with Renault-Nissan around 2021.

Hyundai Mobis taps first non-Korean leader to drive autonomous investment

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis wants to leapfrog from fast follower to leader in autonomous driving technologies by 2025, and is preparing to infuse its division with more expertise and money.

Huge promotion floats customers' boats

Automotive Business Review - 16 April, 2018 - 05:01
It's anchors aweigh for three Kia dealerships in Florida that build repeat business by giving sales-event customers a free cruise aboard a luxury liner.

VW's new way to sell Jetta

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2018 - 05:01
With the new Jetta, Volkswagen is moving away from the brand's traditional premium pricing in the compact sedan segment.

Icahn's payoff could get even bigger

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2018 - 05:01
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn takes Federal-Mogul to Tenneco, giving him a rich new role at Tenneco in the process.

New CAFE targets won't slow pace on engine randd

Automotive Business Review - 15 April, 2018 - 05:01
The Trump administration may be intent on lowering fuel economy standards for 2022-2025 model year vehicles, but automakers said last week that it won't slow the pace of their research and development to make internal combustion engines more...

VW CEO Diess on tap to become Audi chairman

Automotive Business Review - 14 April, 2018 - 17:54
The Volkswagen Group's new CEO, Herbert Diess, will likely take the reins of luxury division Audi's supervisory board next month, sources at the company say.

A supercar club where 267 mph makes you the slowpoke

Automotive Business Review - 14 April, 2018 - 05:01
The competition to build the world's fastest road-legal car is something of a friendly rivalry among Bugatti, Koenigsegg and Hennessey Special Vehicles -- but a rivalry nonetheless.

Continental courts Japan as upheaval hits industry

Automotive Business Review - 14 April, 2018 - 05:01
Germany's Continental believes opportunity is beckoning in Japan as automakers there look outside their traditional keiretsu suppliers for advanced technology.

Nissan, DeNA expect early 2020s self-driving taxi rollout

Automotive Business Review - 14 April, 2018 - 05:01
To work through the technical challenges of getting into the robotaxi business, Nissan has partnered with the Japanese gaming and communications company DeNA.
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