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Turin's past as global design hub inspire new event

May 17, 2015 06:01 CET
Two Italian design companies will unveil high-performance sports coupes at an event that aims to recall the glamor of auto shows held in Turin when the city was a global ...

Why PSA chief Tavares is betting big on DS' long-term success

May 16, 2015 06:01 CET
Making a success of the DS brand is a big task facing PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares. ...

Check out the ANE e-magazine for May

May 4, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe e-magazine is ready for you to view. ...

Audi to focus on plug-in hybrids even as it plans EV to take on Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4
Although Audi plans an electric crossover to challenge Tesla's Model X, CEO Rupert Stadler says he remains cautious about the future of electric vehicles. ...

ANE's May e-magazine goes live Monday

May 1, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, May 4. ...

Why Marchionne needs a powerful 'mother-in-law'

5:59 am U.S. ET | April 30
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will need a powerful, influential mother-in-law to help initiate the megamergers that he covets. ...

Why Marchionne needs a powerful 'mother-in-law'

5:59 am U.S. ET | April 30
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will need a powerful, influential mother-in-law to help initiate the megamergers that he covets. ...

FCA delays Ferrari shares distribution, says IPO will happen in third quarter

April 29, 2015 17:56 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans an initial public offering for 10 percent of its Ferrari unit in the third quarter but has delayed distributing the remaining stake to FCA ...

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. ...
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Nissan's Munoz: 'You Grow or You Go'

Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz has a tough goal to meet: Raise the combined U.S. market share of the Nissan and Infiniti brands from 8.4 percent last year to 10 percent by March of 2017.
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