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AvtoVAZ blames supplier woes for Lada's loss of No. 1

Kio Rio rocks Russia by outselling Granta in November
Dec. 20, 2014 06:01 CET

Russia's AvtoVAZ says supplier problems -- not declining demand -- are to blame for its Lada brand's failure to have the No. 1-selling car in the country last month.
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Ghosn says ruble plunge a 'bloodbath' for automakers
Dec. 19, 2014 10:04 CET

The ruble's plunge is creating a "bloodbath" for automakers in Russia, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said. Nissan and Renault have stopped taking orders for some cars i ...
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Renault works on Citroen C4 Cactus rival
Dec. 19, 2014 14:47 CET

Renault is developing an affordable small car that could preview a future rival to the Citroen C4 Cactus. ...
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VW said to push forward with main car-brand margin revival plan
Dec. 18, 2014 17:29 CET

Volkswagen approved projects for adding several hundred million euros to earnings in coming years in its effort to almost triple profit margins at the namesake car brand, ...
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GM, Audi, Jaguar halt Russia sales on ruble's collapse
Dec. 18, 2014 13:12 CET | UPDATED: Dec. 18 16:00 - adds Toyota comment

GM, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover temporarily stopped selling cars in Russia this week, deciding that taking a timeout from the market was the best way to deal with the rubl ...
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Former Saab owner Spyker is bankrupt
Dec. 18, 2014 15:38 CET

Spyker -- the Dutch supercar maker that was hurt by its acquisition of Saab from General Motors -- was today declared bankrupt even as founder and CEO Victor Muller vowed ...
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Ford shuts doors at Belgium plant
Dec. 18, 2014 15:12 CET

Ford produced the last car at its plant in Genk, Belgium, closing the site which produced some 14 million vehicles over the past 50 years. ...
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Renault-Nissan and AvtoVAZ form Russia's biggest auto parts buyer
Dec. 18, 2014 14:20 CET

The Renault-Nissan alliance and AvtoVAZ will merge their purchasing activities in Russia to create the largest buyer in the country's auto industry. ...
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UK car production seen flat in 2014 as exports weaken
Dec. 18, 2014 11:00 CET

British car production will remain flat in 2014 as model changeovers and economic uncertainty in export markets hit output. ...
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VW will oust head product strategist, report says
Dec. 17, 2014 15:22 CET

Volkswagen will oust its head product strategist, Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert, sources said, as the company increases efforts to raise profitability. Former Porsche executive W ...
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Bosch's automotive head quits to become CEO of Mahle
Dec. 17, 2014 18:09 CET

The head of Bosch's automotive division, Wolf-Henning Scheider, has quit the world's top-ranked supplier to head smaller German rival Mahle, a maker of engine components. ...
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Alfa Romeo readies high-performance engines
Dec. 17, 2014 08:55 CET

Alfa Romeo plans to introduce new high-performance engines, including a range-topping V-6, in a bid to reconnect the brand to its sporty heritage. ...
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PSA may move Paris headquarters, report says
Dec. 17, 2014 15:01 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is considering shifting its headquarters away from the center of Paris as a cost-cutting push impacts executive ranks, Bloomberg reported. ...
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Asian carmakers' Russia ambitions hit by ruble collapse
Dec. 17, 2014 13:28 CET

Asian carmakers, which have been gaining market share in Russia at the expense of European and U.S. rivals, have been hit as the ruble plunges and auto sales skid. ...
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Toyota-PSA Czech JV plant cuts 2015 production target
Dec. 17, 2014 13:47 CET

Czech car factory TPCA, a joint venture of Toyota and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, cut its 2015 production outlook by 10 percent to 220,000 vehicles. ...
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Fiat's European holding company now called FCA Italy
Dec. 16, 2014 14:20 CET

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Netherlands-based parent company of Fiat and Chrysler Group said it has changed the name of Italy's Fiat Group Automobiles to FCA Italy. It ...
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Budget brands win despite Europe's car sales slowdown
Dec. 16, 2014 09:33 CET

New-car registrations in Europe rose 1 percent in November, with budget brands beating the market as nervous consumers kept a tight lid on spending. Vehicle sales in the ...
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Mercedes prices new Maybach S class at 134,100 euros
Dec. 15, 2014 21:45 CET

Mercedes set the starting price of the Maybach S-class sedan at 134,100 euros ($166,700) and began taking orders for the would-be challenger to Rolls-Royce and Bentley. ...
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Fiat Chrysler exports from Brazil to Mexico after more than 3 years
Dec. 15, 2014 21:36 CET

Fiat Chrysler has resumed exports from Brazil to Mexico after a more than three-year hiatus due to weak Brazilian demand and a more favorable exchange rate, Cledorvino Be ...
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Volvo to start online car sales, skip some big auto shows
Dec. 15, 2014 08:39 CET

Volvo will start selling vehicles online as it rolls out new models. The automaker plans to have all its car lines offered digitally in all its markets, sales chief Alain ...
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