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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for February

Feb. 1, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at how Ford and Opel plan to turn their businesses in Europe into consistent money makers after years of struggle.... Read More »

FCA's 2018 lineup? Here's a guess

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

What will Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' U.S. product lineup look like when CEO Sergio Marchionne's new business plan is fully executed?... Read More »

FCA delays ambitious Alfa plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has tapped the brakes on its plan to resurrect Alfa Romeo.... Read More »

Amid profit fall, Honda bets on new products

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Takata airbag recalls and exchange losses undercut profits at Honda in the latest quarter, but the company sees a brighter 2016 thanks to an influx of new product for North America, the Japanese carmaker's biggest market.... Read More »

Got gadgets?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Some of the most revolutionary innovations originate not with carmakers but with the suppliers who provide the building blocks and concepts that reshape the industry. Here is a sampling of some of the most cutting-edge technologies.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Cheap fuel forces industry to make tough choices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's product shift to more trucks and fewer cars rests on the conclusion that low oil prices are permanent. Set aside considerations of why FCA made such a strong commitment. Focus on a larger question: Is it certain that oil prices will stay low?... Read More »

Ford share gains hinge on Fusion and Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Updated versions of Ford's highest-volume car and crossover will be key to the growing market share this year, but both face big challenges that could hinder sales.... Read More »

Fiat's loss selling EVs in 2015? $84 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Among the 25,084 Fiat 500s sold in the United States in 2015 were at least 6,000 battery-electric 500e cars sold in California and parts of Oregon. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in 2014 that the company loses about $14,000 on each 500e it sells. If that's right it means Fiat lost about $84 million in 2015 selling the 500e.... Read More »

SETTLING IN

Next wave of Toyota's Texas migration gets underway, with some 'growing pains'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Eventually more than 4,000 Toyota employees will be housed in a sprawling, 2.1-million-square-foot complex that is expected to be finished in early 2017. Most of those will come from Toyota's Torrance, Calif., campus, while about 1,000 are due from Erlanger, Ky. The move, announced in April 2014, is aimed at reorganizing the far-flung entities that make up Toyota North America (financial, sales, manufacturing) under one roof in tax-friendly Texas.... Read More »

Barack Obama: Once more, to the victory podium

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

President Obama's Jan. 20 visit to Detroit included a tour of the auto show and a speech at the UAW-GM headquarters. In text, tone and staging, it was a replay of the message Obama has been delivering for nearly six years at auto plants around the country.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Monthly reports should give fleet, retail sales details

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Auto manufacturers and suppliers complain that Wall Street consistently undervalues the industry, arguing that automotive stocks unfairly trade at earnings multiples below those of companies in other sectors.... Read More »

PORT AUTHORITY

Why Mercedes-Benz is reasserting control over connectivity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Well-funded startups such as Automatic, Vinli and Zubie are selling under-the-dashboard dongles that can plug into a car's electronics and communicate data wirelessly to a smartphone or computer, effectively turning any car into a connected car. Automakers are pushing back.... Read More »

Cadillac preps to share Oscar night spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Cadillac is prepping for a red-carpet moment of its own during the Academy Awards next month. General Motors' luxury brand will use the Feb. 28 Oscars broadcast on ABC to air introductory commercials for its two new nameplates launching this spring.... Read More »

THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS

CEO Walker says Magna adapts to changes in a demanding industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

CEO Don Walker is leading Magna International Inc. through the headlong advance of technology, an evolving regulatory environment and industry globalization that have forced even the largest automotive suppliers to move nimbly to adapt.... Read More »

THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS

Yanfeng CEO Roters says supplier will prove itself as a global company

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, spawned when Johnson Controls packaged its interior trim unit into a joint venture with Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., is the world's biggest producer of instrument panels, door panels and consoles. It is determined to dominate the North American market.... Read More »

Panasonic shifts from home electronics to cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Panasonic targets a 62 percent surge in automotive sales by the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. The gambit wagers that Panasonic can leverage its electronics expertise to get a leg up on traditional automotive suppliers such as Denso Corp. of Japan and Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany.... Read More »

VW supplier Bosch defends diesel technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Bosch, a key supplier of diesel components, says the technology has a future in the U.S. market, despite the troubles stemming from Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

VW must do better than this to fix scandal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

The responsibility to get Volkswagen square with U.S. regulators rests on the shoulders of new CEO Matthias Mueller. But he has been slow to respond to regulators in Washington and California. And last week, things got worse.... Read More »

Jan. 1 stocks are thinner but healthy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Automakers and dealers started 2016 with thinner stocks than usual after posting the biggest December U.S. auto sales on record.... Read More »

Fleet does more than its share for '15 sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Fleet volume rose modestly in December but contributed proportionately more than its share to the record U.S. auto sales in 2015.... Read More »

Plastic Omnium sees N.A. growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Plastic Omnium has a $650 million bet that the U.S. car market hasn't topped out yet - and could add more. Plastic Omnium CEO Laurent Burelle said he may add another bumper plant in North America in addition to the factories in the works if talks with potential customers prove fruitful.... Read More »

Current minivans to soldier on for a bit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The Town & Country and its Dodge line mate, the Grand Caravan, will continue to be built for a while.... Read More »

There was once another Pacifica

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

In 2003, the then-DaimlerChrysler introduced the first Chrysler Pacifica, a three-row, all-wheel-drive vehicle that would fit comfortably among the legions of large crossovers now on the market.... Read More »

1,000-hp electric FFZERO1 concept isn't just for show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Though its goal was to highlight the Faraday brand, the FFZERO1 uses the same platform and battery system as the company's planned production models.... Read More »

Reaching the young: A perennial puzzle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Millennials, or consumers generally in their 20s and 30s, and Generation Z buyers, those born after the millennials, pose a daunting challenge for auto marketers: They are inherently suspect of overt advertising, and have a range of new alternatives to car ownership.... Read More »

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