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Audi prepares electric SUV to fight Tesla
April 24, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi is set to launch a full-electric SUV with a 500km (310 mile) range that will challenge Tesla's Model X crossover, but CEO Rupert Stadler remains cautious about EVs. ...


Suzuki sees Vitara as its best-seller in Europe
April 24, 2015 06:01 CET
Suzuki expects the new Vitara to become its best-seller in Europe because of its more mainstream look, roomy interior and better fuel economy. ...


Seeing through Mini's digital goggles
4:30 am U.S. ET | April 23
I cannot imagine life without a smartphone or a tablet, but after testing a set of digital goggles from Mini I am not convinced yet that I need to add augmented reality e ...


BMW will build fwd cars in China to attract middle class
April 21, 2015 10:11 CET
BMW will double the number of cars it builds in China to six as it adds models including the front-wheel-drive 2-series Active Tourer minivan in a bid to increase sales t ...


PSA plans joint small-car platform with Dongfeng
April 20, 2015 06:01 CET
PSA will focus on two core platforms for its volume models including a small-car architecture that it will jointly develop with China's Dongfeng. ...


Super-sized Shanghai more survivable than Frankfurt
5:22 am U.S. ET | April 20
The Shanghai auto show's new home is bigger than the fairgrounds used for the Frankfurt show, but it is less brutal on the body. ...


Lackluster profits drive FCA's higher invoice prices
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20
The reason behind Fiat Chrysler's wholesale pricing action is simple: profits -- or the lack thereof. ...


Oman will use Italian expertise to help build auto industry
April 17, 2015 06:01 CET
The Oman government has bought into an Italian supplier as part of its goal to develop car production in the oil-rich Middle Eastern state. ...


Fiat meeting goes from legendary to ordinary
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17
Fiat's investor meetings in Italy used to be legendary. Thursday's first gathering in Amsterdam was extremely ordinary. ...


Fiat meeting goes from legendary to ordinary
11:52 am U.S. ET | April 16
Fiat’s investor meetings in Italy used to be legendary. Thursday's first gathering in Amsterdam was extremely ordinary. ...


PSA's upscale DS brand will join booming SUV/crossover segment
April 15, 2015 11:40 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's upscale DS brand plans to launch a subcompact SUV/crossover that will rival models such as the Renault Captur and Mini Countryman. ...


BMW's new tech chief ready to tackle shifting consumer demands
12:15 am U.S. ET | April 10
Klaus Froehlich's recent promotion to BMW Group r&d chief comes as the automaker shakes up its powertrain and platform lineups. ...


BMW's tech chief ready to meet changing consumer demands
April 10, 2015 06:15 CET
Klaus Froehlich’s recent promotion to BMW Group r&d boss comes as the automaker shakes up its powertrain and platform lineups. ...


How PSA's Tavares keeps his desk clean
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6
PSA's Carlos Tavares has topped past and present CEOs Lee Iacocca, Jacques Nasser and Sergio Marchionne in an interesting category: He has the cleanest desk of any automa ...


Check out the ANE e-magazine for April
April 6, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. ...


Bold moves, positive results highlight Tavares' 1st year as PSA boss
April 6, 2015 06:15 CET
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares has succeeded in putting the automaker back on track a year after its 3 billion euro bailout. ...


ANE's April e-magazine goes live Monday
April 2, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, April 6. ...


While others stand up, Italy stands aside
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
Formula One tire supplier Pirelli will have a Chinese owner, while Ferrari styling house Pininfarina could be acquired by an Indian company. Ducati, Lamborghini and Itald ...


While others stand up, Italy stands aside
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
Formula One tire supplier Pirelli will have a Chinese owner. ...


Mini boss 'still pushing' for Superleggera roadster
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
Mini's Superleggera sports car concept would be a "great addition to the Mini range," says BMW's board member in charge of the brand, Peter Schwarzenbauer. ...


BMW brainstorms its next i model
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
BMW is weighing what type of model will join its "i" family of low-emission vehicles, said a top executive who added that the model will arrive after 2020. ...


Mini Superleggera roadster still under discussion, 'mini Mini' unlikely, top exec says
March 18, 2015 06:01 CET
BMW has not approved a roadster based on the Superleggera concept for its Mini brand nor a “mini Mini” that would be built with Toyota, Mini's top executive, ...


Premium brands push volume rivals from profit-rich niches
March 17, 2015 06:01 CET
Premium automakers continued to push volume rivals out of profit-rich niches such as coupes and convertibles last year, leading some automakers to begin cutting models wi ...


SUV and crossover sales grew 21% in Europe last year
March 17, 2015 06:01 CET
SUVs and crossovers benefited most from Europe's first rise in annual sales since 2007 last year. Combined deliveries of models ranging from the Nissan Qashqai to the BMW ...


Audi, Mercedes execs bullish on self-driving cars
March 16, 2015 06:01 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Audi technical development chief Ulrich Hackenberg believe autonomous driving is the next big thing. ...


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