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ANE's September e-magazine goes live Monday

Sept. 4, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Sept. 7. ...

Top Renault exec sees European rebound continuing in second half

Sept. 1, 2015 11:23 CET
Renault's Chief Competitive Officer, Thierry Bollore, expects Europe's rebound to continue as the region's economy improves and drivers replace aging vehicles. ...

Marchionne wants a partner but says FCA can survive alone 'in mediocrity'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31
Compared with its larger and far richer global counterparts, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles faces a huge set of problems. CEO Sergio Marchionne knows he has challenges but say ...

Jeep helping to power FCA in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31
Thanks to a strong start for the Jeep Renegade and its sibling, the Fiat 500X, Fiat Chrysler's sales in Europe are recovering faster than the overall market. ...

Big Alfa investment begins launching models

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31
No brand in the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles portfolio is getting more attention - or investment - in the next four years than Alfa Romeo. ...

Skoda purchasing boss sees sourcing EV parts as a challenge

Aug. 18, 2015 06:01 CET
Veteran Volkswagen Group executive Dieter Seeman became Skoda's purchasing boss last year, moving from a similar position at sister brand Seat. ...

Audi launches special sales service for R8 and RS buyers

Aug. 18, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi is rolling out dedicated space in selected showrooms for buyers of its R8 supercar and high-performance RS models. The automaker plans to have 200 so-called Audi Spo ...

Turin auto show reboot provides hope

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14
Many European cities have lost or downsized their auto shows in recent years because they cannot compete with Europe's Big Three. Despite this, there was a promising inno ...

European H1 sales growth tops predictions, but Greece causes concern

UPDATED: Aug. 18 21:00 CET - corrects sales table
Europe's first-half vehicle sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 8.2 percent, a gain that was double even the most optimistic full-year forecast made by analysts at the ...

Plastic Omnium: Stiffer emissions rules will fuel gains

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
Laurent Burelle, CEO of Plastic Omnium, is a high-energy executive who at 65cq says he plans to retire “sometime in the next 50 years. ...

Check out the ANE e-magazine for August

Aug. 3, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. ...

Alfa Romeo completes prep work on new SUV

Aug. 2, 2015 06:01 CET
Alfa Romeo has finished preparation work on its first SUV and the model is on track to launch next year. The midsize SUV will be a rival to the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. ...

ANE's August e-magazine goes live Monday

July 31, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, August 3. ...

Maserati's profits will recover with Levante SUV, Marchionne says

July 31, 2015 11:44 CET
Maserati's profits will recover when the brand launches its first SUV next year, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Maserati's second-quarter earnings fell by 30 p ...

Skoda makes new Superb smarter and more spacious

July 15, 2015 06:01 CET
Skoda has loaded its Superb midsize car with semi-autonomous driving technology typically found on more expensive vehicles. ...

Plastic Omnium boss foresees further gains from toughening emissions rules

July 14, 2015 06:01 CET
Plastic Omnium CEO Laurent Burelle wants to boost revenue 32 percent to 7 billion euros by 2018 at the French supplier of bumpers and fuel tanks. ...

Renault's Ghosn expects turnaround for brand's stalled passenger cars

July 8, 2015 12:36 CET
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn expects the French automaker's weak spot – global passenger-car sales – to become a strength soon because of a product offensive that ...

Alfa's last chance?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne hopes that his 5 billion-euro ($5.3 billion) bet on Alfa Romeo will result in eight new models, a sales boost, and an end to financial ...

Alfa's last chance?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne hopes that his 5 billion-euro bet on Alfa Romeo will result in eight new models, a sales boost, and an end to financial losses at the ...

Renault China boss counts on SUVs, Nissan to help win in key market

July 7, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault is convinced it can become a key player in China because of the addition of two locally built SUVs and its strong ties to alliance partner Nissan, which is well e ...

Renault taps Daimler expertise to boost Talisman quality

UPDATED: July 7 09:00 CET - adds details
Renault is aiming to match rivals' quality with its new Talisman midsize car with help from Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler. ...

Check out the ANE e-magazine for July

July 6, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Skoda's rising sales and profits both help an ...

Giugiaro steps aside; Audi takes over

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6
Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original Volkswagen Golf and first Fiat Panda, last week resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A., the ...

ANE's July e-magazine goes live Monday

July 3, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, July 6. This month's edition looks at why Skoda's rising sales and profits b ...

Legendary car designer Giugiaro quits company that bears his name

UPDATED: 7/2/15 3:04 pm ET - corrected
Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original VW Golf and first Fiat Panda, has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro, the styling and engineeri ...
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