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German car industry criticized by environment agency over emissions

Aug. 4, 2015 17:11 CET
The German transport sector needs to step up efforts to combat climate change, the country's environment agency said. A trend towards more powerful, heavier cars is helping to increase greenhouse gas emissions, the agency said.

European car sales rebound continues in July

Aug. 4, 2015 10:57 CET
The recovery in European car sales continued in July as sales rose in the major markets of Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

BMW's second-quarter earnings fall 3% on China slowdown

Aug. 4, 2015 08:05 CET
BMW's second-quarter operating profit fell 3 percent to 2.53 billion euros ($2.


Why Fiat brand chief Francois says next compact will be like Ikea

Aug. 4, 2015 06:01 CET
Olivier Francois, Fiat brand's CEO, told Automotive News Europe that the Italian automaker's upcoming Aegea compact hatchback and station...

Toyota profit jumps 10% to quarterly record on cost cuts, currency gains

Aug. 4, 2015 09:04 CET
Toyota posted a third straight year of record profit for its first quarter as cost cuts and currency gains made up for weaker vehicle sales.

How GM makes a business case for its electrified vehicles

Aug. 4, 2015 15:49 CET
GM uses modular parts to dramatically reduce costs for batteries, motors and other components in its fleet of six electrified cars, its chief...

Acquisitions make Mahle a major player

Aug. 4, 2015 17:00 CET
Mahle's acquisition of Delphi's thermal division consolidates the German supplier's position as a leader in the thermal systems segment.

Continental raises margin target as European recovery boosts profit

Aug. 4, 2015 09:35 CET
Continental raised its full-year profit outlook after second-quarter earnings jumped more than expected on a strengthening European car market.

GM powertrain plan calls for advancing on many fronts

Aug. 4, 2015 06:01 CET
When you ask Dan Nicholson about a certain powertrain or technology, he doesn't tell you why it can't be done.

Aisin aims to increase sales beyond top customer Toyota

Aug. 4, 2015 06:01 CET
Aisin Seiki, Toyota's second-biggest supplier, is taking a counterintuitive approach to building business with its top customer.

BMW, Audi, Daimler will boost self-driving push with Nokia maps acquisition

Aug. 3, 2015 08:05 CET
BMW, Audi and Daimler will buy Nokia's digital-map unit for 2.8 billion euros ($3.

French car sales rise 2% percent in July

Aug. 3, 2015 09:23 CET
French car sales rose 2.3 percent in July, led by strong gains at Fiat, Hyundai and Toyota.

New York hedge fund takes Suzuki stake on India, end to VW arbitration

Aug. 3, 2015 11:21 CET
Suzuki rose to a record in Tokyo trading today after a New York-based hedge fund said it had acquired an undisclosed stake in the automaker.

How the VW-Suzuki alliance went wrong

Aug. 3, 2015 06:01 CET
The Volkswagen-Suzuki alliance started with high hopes in 2009 but now awaits likely dissolution by an international arbitration court.

BMW, Audi and Daimler open to other investors in map consortium, report says

Aug. 3, 2015 17:12 CET
BMW, Audi and Daimler plan to invite other investors to join the mapping consortium they have forged to compete with Google, Bloomberg reported.

In Bob Lutz's crystal ball, Apple, Google may win

Aug. 3, 2015 06:01 CET
Bob Lutz, 83, has been around longer than most in the auto industry.


Check out the ANE e-magazine for August

Aug. 3, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view.

Alfa Romeo completes prep work on new SUV

Aug. 2, 2015 06:01 CET
Alfa Romeo has finished preparation work on its first SUV and the model is on track to launch next year.

German carmakers near $3 billion deal for Nokia's maps, report says

July 31, 2015 21:52 CET
BMW, Audi and Daimler are close to sealing the purchase of Nokia Oyj’s digital-maps business for about 2.

Spain fines GM, Ford, other automakers for anti-competitive practices

July 31, 2015 06:01 CET
Spain's CNMC competition authority fined 21 automakers and two consultancy firms 171 million euros for anti-competitive practices.

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