Renault's Chief Competitive Officer, Thierry Bollore, expects Europe's rebound to continue as the region's economy improves and drivers replace aging vehicles. Bollore discussed this outlook and the challenges facing Renault with Automotive News Europe.
A group of deep-pocketed China-based Internet entrepreneurs and financial investors is backing an effort to create NextEV, a new rival to Tesla. The backers have hired ex-Ford executive Martin Leach and opened offices in Europe and the U.S.
Suzuki plans to defend its hard-won independence after arbitrators upheld the Japanese automaker's request to terminate a 2009 agreement with Volkswagen. VW will sell its 19.9 percent Suzuki stake, valued at about $3.8 billion.
No brand in the Fiat Chrysler's portfolio is getting more attention - or investment - in the next four years than Alfa Romeo. New vehicles are planned in six-month intervals until the brand's eight-vehicle lineup is filled by 2019.
Renault and alliance partner Nissan have halted plans to invest 50 billion rupees ($756 million) in India because they say they are owed 46 billion rupees by the Tamil Nadu state government for investment promotion subsidies and tax refunds, a report said.
General Motors has flatly rejected the advances of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, but FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an interview that there is far too much upside in a merger of FCA and GM to let a deal go undone, or at least unexplored.
BMW believes its latest 7 series offers levels of comfort that will help it close the gap with the segment-leading Mercedes-Benz S class, especially in the key China market where wealthy executives prize comfort features above driving dynamics.
Shelby American, which turns Ford Mustangs into high-powered street racers, will put its performance cars on the streets of China, England and South Africa. Shelby American's international expansion has become possible because Ford has made the Mustang a global car.
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's DS Automobiles upscale brand has created a motorsports unit to support its racing activities that could provide future technology for the production of electric and high-performance cars.
DS may be the youngest brand on the market but its product chief, Vincent Devos, believes the upscale marque can rival the best the luxury segment has to offer within two decades, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.
Volkswagen is investing more than $340 million in South Africa for new products and infrastructure. Automakers in the country, where Toyota, BMW and Mercedes also produce vehicles, are stepping up exports as the local market shrinks.
Hackers can already take control of a car. And as vehicles become rolling shopping malls, cybercriminals will have an opportunity to snatch your identity, too. Eager for a cut of drivers' purchases of fast food, gas and more, automakers have big plans to bring e-commerce to the dashboard.
Chinese automaker BAIC Motor is in talks with Daimler about taking a stake in the German luxury carmaker, Reuters reported. If a deal is completed BAIC will become one of Daimler's top shareholders after Kuwait and Renault-Nissan.
Ferrari is considering appointing Sergio Marchionne as CEO after Amedeo Felisa retires from the post in the coming months, sources told Bloomberg. Marchionne is already chairman of Ferrari and CEO of Ferrari owner Fiat Chrysler.
Renault is touting upscale features and a roomy interior for the wagon version of its new Talisman midsize model line. The Talisman wagon is a key launch for Renault because 54 percent of sales in Europe's midsize segment are that bodystyle.
Leading global carmakers including VW, GM, Nissan and Renault are reviewing their plans in India as they seek to boost sales, avoid more cutbacks, and better compete against market leaders Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Mahindra.
Kia released pictures of its latest Sportage ahead of the model's debut at the Frankfurt auto show. The fourth-generation Sportage gets a sleeker look and an upscale interior to help it boost its competitiveness in the tough compact SUV segment.
ZF Friedrichshafen said the integration of rival TRW is progressing well and it expected full-year sales and profits to remain stable despite a slowing Chinese economy. Unlisted ZF released its first-half results for the first time in its history.
Ten automakers were sued by consumers who claim they concealed the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning from millions of vehicles equipped with keyless ignitions. The defendants include VW, BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Ford and GM.
Jaguar said its new F-Pace will offer driving dynamics "unlike anything else in the segment" as the UK brand, which is known for its sports cars, takes aim at the Porsche Macan and BMW X4 with its first SUV-styled crossover.
Hyundai is trying to burnish its performance credentials and will unveil an “ultimate concept car” at next month's Frankfurt auto show that expands on the company's sporty N subbrand and showcases racing design.
Ferrari is renewing its Indian market push with two new dealers and the introduction of the California T convertible after terminating earlier dealerships for reasons including dissatisfaction with service levels.