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Automakers survive EU politicians' backlash on emissions for now

Feb. 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Intense lobbying by Europe's car manufacturers helped to save a compromise that will let automakers exceed EU pollution targets for now, but the narrowness of their victory shows that politicians are running out of patience.
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BMW's laser headlights showcase Osram's mass-market goals
Feb. 6, 2016 06:15 CET

German supplier Osram is equipping BMW 7-series sedans with laser headlight modules, marking a move to the mass-market for the technology, which is already available on B ...
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VW delays 2015 results due to open issues on emissions
Feb. 5, 2016 14:34 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 5 17:05 CET - adds analyst comments

Volkswagen said its emissions scandal will delay its publication of last year's results, as the automaker struggles to determine the financial impact of its cheating. ...
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VW launches ad campaign without 'Das Auto' slogan
Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen is launching an advertising campaign in Europe this month that will also roll out globally aimed at winning back trust and sales lost through its diesel emissi ...
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Volvo bets on wagons with V90 despite SUV boom
Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 5 17:00 CET -- adds segment data

Volvo will show its commitment to station wagons, whose sales are being hit by the global boom in SUVs, when it unveils its new V90 later this month. ...
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Former Ferrari chief engineer returns to Fiat Chrysler
Feb. 5, 2016 11:53 CET

Fiat Chrysler has lured former Ferrari chief engineer Roberto Fedeli back from BMW as the automaker faces technical challenges that have delayed the Alfa Romeo Giulia and ...
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Mercedes sales rise 20% in Jan. on strong China demand
Feb. 5, 2016 13:13 CET

Sales of Mercedes brand cars increased by 20 percent in January to 150,814, buoyed by a 52 percent jump in China sales. ...
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Mahindra mulls Pininfarina-designed premium car
Feb. 5, 2016 14:41 CET

Mahindra has begun talks with Pininfarina, the Italian design house it agreed to buy in December, to build a premium car for the Indian market. ...
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PSA plans to cut 850 jobs at French factory, report says
Feb. 5, 2016 11:04 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen plans to cut the night shift and 850 jobs at its Poissy factory near Paris to adapt to lower output levels as production of the Citroen C3 is moved to ...
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Renault-Nissan reports record EV sales in 2015 despite drop in Leaf demand
Feb. 5, 2016 11:37 CET

Renault-Nissan said global sales of battery-powered vehicles rose 2.5 percent to a record 84,754 last year even though there was a slowdown in demand for the Nissan Leaf, ...
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Toyota quarterly net income rises 4.7% to $5.4 billion
Feb. 5, 2016 09:23 CET

Toyota posted a 4.7 percent gain in quarterly net income and raised its full-year profit forecast slightly due to strong demand in the U.S. ...
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Ford will skip Paris auto show this year
Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford will skip this autumn's Paris auto show, claiming the timing doesn't fit with its launch schedule. ...
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VW replaces top U.S. lawyer as it seeks approval on emissions fix, report says
Feb. 4, 2016 17:33 CET

Volkswagen has replaced the head of its U.S. legal department with an outside lawyer as it works to win approval to fix nearly 600,000 vehicles with excess emissions, Reu ...
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Daimler earnings surge 22% on new models
Feb. 4, 2016 09:44 CET

Daimler's fourth-quarter operating profit surged by 22 percent, lifted by demand for SUVs, compact cars and sales of its C class. The company, however, warned of slower g ...
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VW brand sales fall again in UK as market grows 3%
Feb. 4, 2016 11:06 CET

VW brand’s UK car sales fell 14 percent in January, the fourth consecutive monthly drop since the automaker admitted cheating in diesel emissions tests. Total new-c ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
Feb. 4, 2016 06:01 CET

Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sales rose 9 percent, exceeding initial analyst expectations of 3 percent growt ...
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Bentley preps fastback Bentayga
Feb. 4, 2016 19:00 CET

Bentley is hatching plans to introduce a sportier, coupelike version of the Bentayga, the brand's first SUV. Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said advance design and engin ...
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Continental says 5 million vehicles need to be recalled for defective airbags
Feb. 4, 2016 14:03 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 5 10:27 CET - new story

Continental said five million vehicles need to be recalled to fix their airbag control units, adding to the challenges for an auto industry already struggling to replace ...
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BMW's top tuner relishes his new role at Hyundai
Feb. 4, 2016 06:01 CET

Hyundai has laid out a product plan for its new Genesis luxury brand, with help from executives poached from Bentley, BMW and Lamborghini. Albert Biermann may be the most ...
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Ford will cut jobs in Europe to boost profits
Feb. 3, 2016 10:13 CET

Ford plans to cut white collar jobs in Europe to help lift its weak profitability in the region. Ford also said it plans to reduce its European manufacturing expenses by ...
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Automotive News Europe celebrates 20 years; watch this space for future trends


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5 2016

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How GM's 'shampoo princess' is restoring Opel's image


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4 2016

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Opel marketing chief Tina Mueller, a former cosmetics executive dubbed the "shampoo princess," is pl ...
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Nissan claims win in Europe, but Toyota had more sales


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29 2016

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Nissan claims it has achieved a long-stated goal of becoming the No. 1 Asian automaker in Europe by ...
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How GM zoomed past VW in China

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

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The Volkswagen Group was China's largest automaker in 2013 and 2014, but last year, General Motors r ...
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ZF executive 'remarkably comfortable' in one-on-one chat with Obama

Bryan Johnson
3:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21 2016

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The most commonly asked question I've received in the past 24 hours is: “Were you nervous?R ...
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What Nissan learned from Mercedes for Infiniti Q30 production


6:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20 2016

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Nissan made some costly changes to build the Infiniti Q30 and QX30 compact cars at its UK factory. ...
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Aston Martin asks suppliers for cost cuts

Nick Gibbs
9:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2016

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Aston Martin is asking suppliers to reduce costs by 10 percent annually as part of wider cost-cutting moves as the niche automaker adopts the practices of a mass-market... ...
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VW CEO Mueller's pride sets him up for a fall

Christiaan Hetzner
5:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2016

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The air of self-confidence that convinced the Volkswagen Group's board that company veteran Matthias ...
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Ghosn on why Renault-Nissan really needs 2 CEOs

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

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Globetrotting Carlos Ghosn, the time-zone traveling dual CEO of Renault and Nissan, is no stranger t ...
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Get ready for the unexpected in 2016

Luca Ciferri
12:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2016

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If we have learned anything about the automotive industry in the past few years, it is to expect the unexpected. ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest sales winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sal ...
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Growth in car sales in key European markets 'encouraging' in January
New-car sales increased in key European markets in January including 3 percent growth in Germany and ...
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French automakers lose ground to rebounding VW
French new-car registrations increased 3. ...
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European car-sales growth forecast to slow to 2% in 2016
European car sales likely will rise 2 percent in 2016, down from 9 percent last year, as northern ma ...
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European sales growth will slow this year, say Daimler, Ford, Volvo CEOs
European automotive executives expect the region's car sales to grow for a third straight year in 20 ...
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VW trails rivals as Europe sales rise 16% in December
New-car sales in Europe rose 16 percent in December in the 28th consecutive month of growth with For ...
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Western automakers hit hard as Russia car sales fell 36% in 2015
Russia's car sales plunged by 36 percent in 2015 in a disastrous year for Western automakers with op ...
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VW brand sales fall 8% in Dec., dragging down group result
Global sales of VW brand cars fell by 7.9 percent in December as the automaker's emissions crisis an ...
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Europe must look south for car sales growth this year
Western European car sales rose nearly 9 percent last year but the region will likely need a continu ...
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Former Opel CEO Demant retires after VW role
Volkswagen Group's international projects chief, Hans Demant, has retired, ending a long career that ...
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PSA appoints former Yahoo exec as chief digital officer
PSA named former Yahoo executive Brigitte Cantaloube as the automaker's first chief digital officer ...
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Mercedes promotes UK sales boss to U.S. role
Mercedes-Benz named its UK sales boss, Adam Chamberlain, as head of sales in the U.S. ...
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VW picks ex-BMW manager to head core brand in North America
Volkswagen has picked ex-BMW manager Hinrich Woebcken to run the North American business of its core ...
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VW motorsport director Capito moves to McLaren
Volkswagen motorsport director Jost Capito has been appointed CEO of McLaren Racing. ...
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Nissan names new Europe marketing chief
Nissan has promoted company veteran Jean-Pierre Diernaz to its new Europe marketing head. ...
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Hyundai hires former Lamborghini exec to shape strategy at luxury Genesis brand
Hyundai has hired former Lamborghini executive Manfred Fitzgerald to shape strategy at its new Genes ...
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Porsche names new production chief
Porsche has named VW Group veteran Albrecht Reimold as new production boss to replace Oliver Blume w ...
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Porsche names new production chief
Porsche has named VW Group veteran Albrecht Reimold as new production boss to replace Oliver Blume w ...
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Renault names former EV boss as sales and marketing chief
Renault named its former EV program boss, Thierry Koskas, as the company's sales and marketing chief ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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Infiniti's 'big bang' starts with Q30
Infiniti expects the Q30 hatchback and its sibling model, the QX30 crossover, to give the brand a hu ...
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Renault packs Megane with high-tech upgrades
Renault has added upscale features to its new Megane to make the hatchback a better challenger in Eu ...
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Mini tweaks Clubman, moves it up a class
Mini hopes the latest Clubman's four-door body style instead of a three-and-a-half door configuratio ...
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Renault thinks big, green with Talisman flagship
Renault hopes that its new Talisman midsize car will win customers because of its size, efficient po ...
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Opel wants leaner Astra to leap over rivals
Opel hopes to win sales from the Volkswagen Golf as well as compact luxury models such as the BMW 1 ...
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Audi sees A4 causing segment shake-up
Audi executives are optimistic the arrival of the new A4 will give the Volkswagen Group subsidiary t ...
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Toyota rolls out fuel cell cars, but Europe is not ready yet
Toyota's European rollout of the fuel cell Mirai this month will be limited to the few countries in ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Touran
Assembly of the third-generation Volkswagen Touran began in June 2015 at the German automaker's fact ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 7 series
Assembly of the sixth-generation BMW 7 series began in July 2015 at the automaker's factory in Dingo ...
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Magna makes new VW Passat lighter
Magna shaved weight off of the body stampings it provides to the eighth-generation VW Passat, which ...
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GKN helps slash CO2 in new Volvo XC90
GKN Automotive formed a partnership with Volvo to develop a so-called eAxle for the plug-in hybrid v ...
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BorgWarner, ZF, GKN have key parts in new Land Rover Discovery Sport
BorgWarner, ZF and GKN Driveline play keys roles in helping to reduce CO2 in the new Land Rover Disc ...
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