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Why Volvo CEO believes his automaker is better off than rivals in China

April 8, 2014 06:15 CET
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says his company's relationship with owner Zhejiang Geely Holding gives it a big advantage over rivals in China.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

Eastern Europe is an auto hot spot

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
The crisis in Ukraine and Eastern Europe is ongoing and will be causing all sorts of problems for European auto manufacturers for some time to come.... Read More »

 

Stung by Ram win in March, Chevy further juices Silverado incentives

4:11 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2014
Within hours of a General Motors spokesman saying it was easy to “buy market share” after the Ram pickup outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in March, GM opened its wallet to buy it back.... Read More »

 

British car industry overwhelmingly backs EU membership, SMMT survey says

April 2, 2014 11:24 CET
More than 90 percent of companies operating in the British car industry want the UK to stay in the European Union, a survey commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed.... Read More »

 

MARCH U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales rise 6% as spring momentum builds

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 6 percent to 1.54 million units in March, exceeding analysts' forecasts and signaling the auto industry has shaken off its sluggish start to 2014. The seasonally adjusted sales rate -- a broad gauge of the industry's health -- surged to 16.4 million units from 15.3 million units a year ago. It's the best showing for the SAAR since November 2013 and among the highest in the past seven years.... Read More »

 

MARCH U.S. AUTO SALES

March light-vehicle volume projected to rise 2% to 1.5 million

7:12 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
After severe winter weather put a freeze on U.S. light-vehicle deliveries in January and February, industrywide sales are forecast to rise 2 percent to 1.48 million light vehicles in March. The annualized sales rate, adjusted for seasonal factors, may rise to 15.8 million units, based on the average of 14 estimates, from 15.3 million a year earlier.... Read More »

 

Antitrust regulators raid exhaust makers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
European Union antitrust regulators raided Tenneco Inc. and several other auto exhaust systems makers in the latest crackdown against suspected price fixing in the global auto industry.... Read More »

 

Obama says U.S.-EU trade talks are moving forward

March 28, 2014 09:44 CET
President Barack Obama said his administration is moving forward on establishing a trade pact between the U.S. and EU. Automakers are lobbying hard for the pact to end import tariffs and adopt standard safety and environmental regulations.... Read More »

 

Saint-Gobain wins 165 million euro cut in record EU cartel fine

March 27, 2014 12:52 CET
French supplier Saint-Gobain won a 165 million euro ($227 million) reduction in its record 880 million euro EU antitrust fine for fixing car-glass prices.... Read More »

 

EU antitrust regulators raid Faurecia, Tenneco, other exhaust suppliers

March 25, 2014 17:32 CET
EU antitrust regulators raided Faurecia, Tenneco and several other auto exhaust system makers in the latest crackdown against suspected price-fixing in the auto industry.... Read More »

 

Schaeffler takes 380 million euro provision on EU antitrust fine

March 20, 2014 12:34 CET
German supplier Schaeffler took a 380 million euro ($526 million) provision after being fined in a European Union antitrust probe.... Read More »

 

SKF to Schaeffler fined $1.3 billion in EU ball-bearing case

March 19, 2014 13:36 CET
SKF, the world's largest maker of ball bearings, and Schaeffler were among five companies that agreed to pay a combined 953.3 million euros ($1.3 billion) to settle a European Union probe into an automotive-parts cartel.... Read More »

 

BMW sees annual output of 100,000 units for its 'i' electric range

March 19, 2014 16:03 CET
BMW says it may build more than 100,000 units a year of its 'i' range of battery-powered cars by 2020 to help meet tougher CO2 emissions regulations.... Read More »

 

Many dealers warn: Accept a gift and get fired

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Dealerships' prohibitions against incentives, and the enforcement of those prohibitions, are likely to be ratcheted higher due to concerns that federal regulators are looking more closely at F&I products and how they are priced.... Read More »

 

Car refrigerant rejected by Daimler is safe, EU scientists say

March 10, 2014 12:20 CET
EU scientists say a new car refrigerant at the center of a dispute between European regulators and Daimler does not pose any serious safety risks.... Read More »

 

Honeywell, DuPont said to face EU objections on car refrigerant

March 5, 2014 11:52 CET
Honeywell and DuPont are said to face a European Union complaint for violating antitrust rules over their car refrigerant chemical, the only product that currently meets new EU standards on greenhouse-gas emissions.... Read More »

 

February auto sales forecast cut to 15.5 million pace, LMC says

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2014
LMC Automotive reduced its estimate for U.S. auto sales in February after retail transactions last week were weaker than anticipated. LMC now projects an annualized selling rate, adjusted for seasonal trends, of 15.5 million, down from an earlier estimate of 15.7 million.... Read More »

 

EU tightens CO2 cap for cars, fixing 2021 limit in deal with Germany

Feb. 25, 2014 13:11 CET
The EU has voted to impose a 95-gram cap on new-car CO2 emissions in 2020, but will delay full implementation of the cap until 2021 in a compromise deal with Germany.... Read More »

 

Concerns raised over Audi, BMW lending cars to EU ahead of tough CO2 targets

Feb. 24, 2014 16:21 CET
Some European politicians and transparency campaigners have raised concerns about German luxury carmakers Audi and BMW providing free cars to EU member states while negotiations were under way over strict new CO2 emissions targets.... Read More »

 

PSA gets EU backing to sell stake to French gov't

Feb. 20, 2014 09:49 CET
PSA has initial EU backing on its agreement to sell a stake to its home government. PSA plans a 3 billion euro capital increase in which Dongfeng Motor and the French state will contribute about half the money for stakes of 14 percent apiece.... Read More »

 

SAAR to rise to 15.9 million in January, analysts predict

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
U.S. auto sales are projected to rise slightly this month, and one forecaster says retail deliveries will reach the highest January level in a decade. LMC Automotive today estimated sales would be up 1 percent from January 2013, while Kelley Blue Book predicted a 2 percent gain.... Read More »

 

EU takes legal action against Germany in Daimler refrigerant dispute

Jan. 23, 2014 13:00 CET
The EU has started legal proceedings against Germany over Daimler's refusal to remove a banned refrigerant from new Mercedes cars.... Read More »

 

EU to warn UK, Belgium, Luxembourg over car refrigerant rules, report says

Jan. 22, 2014 13:24 CET
The European Commission will threaten the UK, Belgium and Luxembourg with potential legal action over sales of Mercedes cars which it says breach EU rules on refrigerants, an EU source said.... Read More »

 

Ford will reassess UK operations if Britain leaves EU, report says

Jan. 15, 2014 15:13 CET
Ford says it would be forced to reconsider its UK operations if Britain voted in favor of leaving the European Union. Ford's warning follows a similar message last year from Nissan.... Read More »

 

Bosch probed by EU antitrust authorities

Jan. 9, 2014 11:08 CET
Bosch says it is cooperating with European Union antitrust authorities as part of an investigation of suppliers in the region.... Read More »

 

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