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Renault design boss aims to 'seduce' buyers with French flair
Oct. 14, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault design boss Laurens van den Acker wants the brand's cars to "seduce" customers with their French styling. The styling chief explained his strategy in an intervie ...

Reithofer's vision made U.S. plant into a global giant
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11
BMW CEO Nortbert Reithofer has transformed the automaker's U.S. factory into one of the world's largest SUV production hubs. ...

China may pass U.S. as Porsche's largest market
Oct. 9, 2014 10:13 CET
Strong demand for the Cayenne SUV may help China overtake the United States as Porsche's largest single market as soon as this year. Sales in China last month rose to 4,3 ...

BMW hires Ferrari's chief engineer
Oct. 8, 2014 10:21 CET | UPDATED: Oct. 8 13:00 CET - adds BMW comment
BMW has hired Ferrari's former technical director, Roberto Fedeli, for an as-yet unspecified role. Fedeli joined Ferrari in 1988 and has been responsible for the engineer ...

AvtoVAZ CEO sees 'massive' room for improvement at Lada
Oct. 7, 2014 06:30 CET
Bo Andersson, who became CEO of Russia's AvtoVAZ in January, has been working to turn the carmaker into a profitable part of the Renault-Nissan alliance. ...

AvtoVAZ rebound key to Ghosn's grand plan for Renault-Nissan
Oct. 6, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's plan to make the alliance one of the top three global automakers by 2016 could be derailed if Russia's largest automaker, AvtoVAZ, fails ...

Peugeot plots U.S. re-entry under DS brand
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4
PSA Peugeot Citroen could re-enter the United States early in the next decade with its DS premium brand. ...

Fiat expects 500X's Italian styling to win sales in booming segment
Oct. 2, 2014 12:37 CET
Fiat is touting the 500X's Italian styling as a standout feature that will help the car win sales in the booming but hotly contested subcompact crossover segment. ...

Renault Eolab's funny numbers
5:37 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30
I was stunned to discover the weight figures for the Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept that debuts at this week's Paris auto show. A deeper investigation revealed some ...

Renault-Nissan rethinks EV battery strategy
Sept. 25, 2014 06:01 CET
The Renault-Nissan alliance is reviewing its in-house battery production. ...

Mini will show new 5-door hatchback at Paris
Sept. 19, 2014 14:52 CET
Mini will unveil its first five-door hatchback in Paris as the BMW subsidiary seeks to attract new customers and those looking for something bigger than the current three ...

EVs, small SUVs are winners in first half
Sept. 17, 2014 06:30 CET
The European car market underwent a big shake-up in the first half as there was a change at the top of nine of the 24 segments tracked by Automotive News Europe. ...

Premium automakers push into profitable niche segments in H1
Sept. 17, 2014 06:30 CET
Premium automakers are progressively pushing volume rivals out of profit-rich niches such as coupes and convertibles. ...

Sell? Grow? IPO? Marchionne ponders Ferrari's future
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Sergio Marchionne rules out closer ties between Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as he prepares to take direct control of the independently run Italian sports car ma ...

Growing Maserati to add 1st SUV in 2016
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Maserati, after selling more vehicles in the first half of 2014 than in all of 2013, is on track to reach its goal of 30,000 global sales this year. ...

Ferrari turns to turbos and hybrids
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Ferrari will continue to refine its lineup with new technologies to reduce its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2021. ...

Ferrari to launch a 10-unit limited-edition model for the U.S.
3:36 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12
Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo’s last public act at the helm of the Italian supercar maker will be the unveiling of a limited-edition model destined f ...

Montezemolo's magic touch
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11
When Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo officially steps down next month the supercar maker will lose its No. 1 salesman. ...

Montezemolo's magic touch
7:20 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10
When Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo officially steps down next month the supercar maker will lose its No. 1 salesman. ...

Nissan, Renault, Dacia and Lada benefit from low-cost car vision
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5
The global reach of Renault's budget-car program, which was dreamed up by former Renault CEO Louis Schweitzer, was in evidence at the Moscow auto show where seven models ...

How Infiniti plans to capture the new breed of premium customers
Sept. 2, 2014 06:15 CET
Infiniti is working to reposition itself as a unique design- and technology-driven alternative to Germany's premium automakers, the carmaker's Chairman, Andy Palmer, told ...

Alfa Romeo readies product offensive
Sept. 1, 2014 06:01 CET
Alfa Romeo has started development on three new models that will be key to the struggling brand's turnaround. The cars are a midsize sedan, a midsize SUV and a flagship l ...

Palmer: Infiniti is 'different, personalized and provocative'
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Infiniti Chairman Andy Palmer is working to reposition the brand as a design- and technology-driven alternative to Germany's premium automakers. ...

Alfa Romeo is bound for U.S. but details are scant
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Fiat Chrysler's ambitious new plan for struggling Alfa Romeo calls for the sporty brand to expand its lineup and switch from front- to rear- and all-wheel drive. ...

Citroen's clever C4 Cactus
Aug. 19, 2014 06:01 CET
Citroen has found clever ways to make its new C4 Cactus an unconventional and affordable alternative to hatchbacks that dominate Europe's compact segment. ...

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