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Bentley, Maserati, Lambo big winners in surging niche
March 2, 2015 06:01 CET
Ultraluxury carmakers Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are experiencing unprecedented success. ...


Ghosn guns for global top 3
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn remains confident that by 2018 his alliance will rank as one of the world's three largest automakers. He sees the alliance rising from its ...


Check out the ANE e-magazine for March
March 2, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, March 2. ...


Golden Age for ultraluxury brands
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1
Strong demand for ultraluxury brands -- driven by new models, improved U.S. ...


ANE's March e-magazine goes live Monday
Feb. 27, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, March 2. ...


Fiat goes global with 500X
Feb. 13, 2015 09:42 CET
Fiat's 500X has the widest engine and transmission range in the automaker's lineup as the company prepares to offer the crossover in 100 global markets by year-end, inclu ...


BMW X6 gets sleeker to keep edge on new rivals
Feb. 11, 2015 06:01 CET
BMW successfully created a niche for coupe-styled large premium SUVs with the X6, but the second-generation model will face tougher competition from rivals such as the Me ...


DS CEO wants upscale brand to have Audi-like impact
Feb. 5, 2015 06:15 CET
Yves Bonnefont, the CEO of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's upscale DS brand, hopes the unit's sales will eventually represent 10 percent to 15 percent of its parent's annual volume ...


Audi exec takes aim at fully autonomous driving
Feb. 4, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi plans to start offering advanced self-driving features in its cars by the end of next year, with fully autonomous vehicles expected to be ready for serial production ...


Positive signs seen for 2015 after Europe ends slump
Feb. 2, 2015 06:01 CET
Industry watchers see European sales rising slightly this year as automakers including Ford and Fiat make positive moves such as increasing production and adding staff. ...


After ending its long downturn, Europe sees positive signs in 2015
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2
Europe's six-year sales slump finally ended in 2014 as more than 80 percent of the brands competing in the region reported a year-on-year increase. ...


Marchionne has FCA on fast track to profit in Europe
Jan. 28, 2015 16:28 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be profitable in Europe a year earlier than expected, CEO Sergio Marchionne said. ...


Audi readies Q1 SUV after Fiat rebuff over name
Jan. 26, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi is reluctantly using the Q1 badge for its new compact SUV after failing to gain permission from Fiat Chrysler to call it the Q2, a name held by Alfa Romeo. ...


Farewell to an auto PR legend
8:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21
Nothing was impossible for automotive PR man Tom Kowaleski -- even literally crashing into an auto show. ...


Farewell to an auto PR legend
8:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21
Nothing was impossible for automotive PR man Tom Kowaleski even literally crashing into an auto show. ...


Daimler seeks profitability at Smart with 2 minicar sizes
Jan. 20, 2015 06:01 CET
Daimler hopes to make its Smart small-car unit sustainably profitable by offering the same car in two sizes: the two-seat ForTwo and the four-seat ForFour. ...


Mini expects profit boost from leaner lineup
Jan. 19, 2015 06:01 CET
BMW is trimming its Mini lineup from eight models down to five to boost the brand's prospects of long-term profitability. The carmaker is expected to discontinue three sl ...


BMW moves top tech from i3, i8 into mainstream vehicles
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12
BMW wants its mainstream models to benefit quickly from the cutting-edge technology offered in its i3 and i8, such as carbon fiber construction and high-performance, low- ...


Porsche's sales boss bullish on plug-in hybrids
Jan. 8, 2015 06:15 CET
Porsche is joining other carmakers in embracing plug-in hybrids, so much so that the company's sales boss, Bernhard Maier, uses one for his daily commute. Maier shared hi ...


BMW's iDrive will add touch screen, gesture recognition
3:55 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6
BMW plans to add touch-screen and gesture recognition to its next-generation iDrive human-machine interface. ...


BMW quickly moves top 'i' tech to mainstream models
Jan. 6, 2015 06:01 CET
BMW's mainstream models could soon benefit from technology offered in the i3 and i8, such as carbon fiber construction and high-performance low-CO2 powertrains, BMW brand ...


Mini expects leaner lineup to boost profits
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5
To boost Mini's prospects of long-term profitability, parent BMW Group has decided the British brand needs to shrink its lineup to four nameplates from seven. ...


Twin turbos on V-8s; hybrid systems on V-12s
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5
Ferrari this year will become an independent company. ...


Porsche bullish on plug-in hybrids
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3
Bernhard Maier, Porsche's global sales and marketing boss, commutes daily to company headquarters near Stuttgart using a Porsche Cayenne plug-in hybrid or a Panamera with ...


Audi boss calls A3 e-tron the 'perfect' EV
Dec. 18, 2014 17:03 CET
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler calls the A3 Sportback e-tron the “perfect electric vehicle for every day driving. ...


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