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Hyundai Motor workers approve 2014 wage pact, end strikes
SEOUL (Bloomberg) -- Hyundai Motor Co.'s union workers in South Korea agreed to end strikes that may have cost the company more than 900 billion won ($847 million) in lost output after they accepted the carmaker's proposal to increase wages. A tentative Sept. 29 accord between labor representatives
Tesla's Musk hints at a new model and 'something else'
(Reuters) -- Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk sent out a cryptic tweet , saying it is "about time to unveil the D and something else," with an accompanying photo which mentioned a date, Oct. 9. It was unclear what the "D" or "something else" entails, but the image suggested a new model the electric
Third Audi TT variant -- and sign of how much Audi wants to rekindle TT buzz -- Sportback concept. -- Dave Guilford
XC90 boosts Volvo CEO's belief in e-commerce
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson's belief in e-commerce got a huge boost because of the XC90. Volvo sold out 1,927 special edition XC90s in 47 hours in the company's first Internet-only sales campaign last month. Most of the cars were reserved within one hour of the sales start; at peak demand seven cars
Renault bets on SUV looks to revive Espace
PARIS (Reuters) -- Renault has transformed the Espace into a crossover, ditching its boxy minivan looks as it seeks to revive the vehicle's previous success. Illustrating a market shift to more rugged-looking vehicles, the fifth-generation Espace -- which is smaller than its predecessors but still
Samardzich on the big screen
Ford of Europe chief Barb Samardzich appears via video on the Ford stand to poke fun at the typical happy talk from execs during vehicle reveals. She said Ford is more than just talk, with 16 European launches planned for 2015, including the redesigned Mustang and S-Max, unveiled today. -- Mike ...
From boosting Renault to designing boats
You could argue that the reason Renault was able to shock the auto world in 1998 by acquiring Nissan was the emergence of a delightful Renault design language in the 1990s. And you could give credit for that look to the man shown here -- former Renault styling honcho Patrick Le Quement, the ...
De Nysschen stops by
We heard Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen would be in Paris, though perhaps lying low. And indeed there he was on the Opel stand this morning, a few minutes after visiting former colleagues at the Infiniti exhibit just a few steps away in Hall 5. At Infiniti, where de Nysschen was global man in
The Nissan Leaf's top-selling town?
PARIS -- It's true that sales of Nissan's Leaf have picked up momentum this year in the U.S., but what is the geographic mix across the country? Where is the Leaf doing well? At the Renault-Nissan dinnerandlrm; tonight, CEO Carlos Ghosn challenged the scrum that engulfed him to name America's No. 1
Making a splashy entrance in Paris
PARIS -- Land Rover pulled the wraps off its new compact Discovery Sport at a pre-show event for journalists, hauling it up the Seine River on a massive barge. The Discovery Sport sprinted out of a grassy mountain, through several feet of water, to be greeted by seven giant boots -- or wellies as
Mercedes flagship goes green
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche presents the Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In hybrid during Mercedes-Benz media night at the Piscine Molitor in Paris prior to the opening of the Paris auto show on Wednesday.
Fiat says Luxembourg tax deal probe will not significantly impact finances
MILAN (Reuters) -- Fiat said the potential financial impact of a European Commission probe into a tax agreement granted by Luxembourg to one of its subsidiaries would not be significant. A tax concession that Luxembourg authorities granted to Fiat Finance and Trade in 2012 may constitute illegal ...
Lamborghini unveils 910-hp hybrid Asterion
PARIS -- Lamborghini has unveiled the Asterion LPI 910-4 supercar concept at the Paris auto show powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that makes 910 hp. The mid-engine, all-wheel-drive concept uses a 5.2-liter V-10 engine from the brand's Huracan model as well as three electric motors and a ...
Lambo's newest green rocket
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann introduces the Lamborghini Asterion hybrid concept at Volkswagen AG's "Les Images Des Marques" media event on Wednesday ahead of formal press previews for the Paris auto show.
Infiniti Q80 will boost brand in Europe, exec says
PARIS -- Infiniti says a production version of its Q80 Inspiration concept will help the brand establish credibility in Europe. Francois Goupil de Bouille, Infiniti's European boss, said a production version of the large four-door concept sedan will go on sale within three to five years. The ...
Opel expects new Corsa to remain a best seller
PARIS -- General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall unit hopes its heavily reworked Corsa hatchback will remain a best seller for the money-losing carmaker, despite the fact that the subcompact is still using an older platform. The Corsa rolls off the assembly lines in Eisenach, Germany, and Zaragoza, Spain, at
Lithia completes purchase of DCH Auto Group
Lithia Motors Inc. said it completed the purchase of DCH Auto Group Inc., one of the largest buy-sell deals between dealership groups in recent history. The acquisition is expected to bring nearly $2.3 billion in additional annualized revenue to Lithia. In 2013, Lithia's revenue rose 21 percent to
GM Seeks 'Most Valued' Title (10/1/14)
Company counting on new Cadillacs, tech-heavy vehicles; GM, Nissan, Chrysler post 19% sales gains; Paris gets the boots.
Automotive News SAAR - 2014
Automotive News SAAR - 2014
2014 Light-Vehicle SAAR
SAAR Domestic Import Domestic Import LIGHT- Domestic Import LT. VEH.
2014 car car CAR truck truck TRUCK Lt. vehicle Lt. vehicle SAAR
January 5.34 2.00 7.34 6.84 1.10 7.94 12.18 3.10 15.28
February 5.39 1.99 7.38 6.85 1.18 8.03 12.24 3.17
The Paris auto show andlrm;opens on Thursday -- the first press day, that is.andnbsp;On Wednesday, the guys with the red ties were on hand to make sure there were no early previews of the hardware inside. -- Richard Johnson
EU probes Portugal's MQB platform aid to Volkswagen
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- The European Commission said today it had opened an in-depth investigation into Volkswagen Group's planned receipt of 36.15 million euros ($45.6 million) of state aid for introducing its modular MQB platform technology at a plant in Portugal. Portugal informed the Commission
PSA leads 6% gain in French car sales in September
PARIS (Reuters) -- PSA/Peugeot-Citroen led a 6 percent gain in French car sales last month, boosted by an extra selling day, the CCFA industry association said today. Registrations advanced to 151,101 cars in September from 142,166 a year earlier, CCFA said. Once adjusted for the number of sales ...
What the new Opel Corsa and next-gen Chevy Volt have in common
PARIS -- It wasn't long ago when the smallest engine in one of General Motors' smallest European cars wouldn't have stood a chance of showing up under hoods in U.S. showrooms. But times have changed, thanks to tightening fuel-economy and emissions standards. Opel unveiled sedan and hatchback ...
U.S. light-vehicle sales by nameplate, Sept. and YTD
U.S. light-vehicle sales by nameplate, Sept. and YTD Sheet1
U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales, SEPT. & YTD
Sept. 9 mos.
Sept. Sept. percent 9 mos. 9 mos. percent
2014.0 2013.0 change 2014.0 2013.0 change
ASTON MARTIN car (I)* 102 100 2% 918 900 2%
The pony car bigfoots Toyota's subcompact
A poster pitching the redesigned Ford Mustang, left, is pasted over a Toyota Yaris ad near the Porte de Versailles metro station close to the venue for the Paris auto show on Wednesday.