FIAT CHRYSLER 2018-2022 PLAN
image

Starved of product, Fiat brand is at a crossroads

May 26, 2018 06:01 CET

When Fiat Chrysler presents its 2018-22 business plan June 1, the biggest question mark will be the future of the Fiat brand, which has been losing share steadily in its two main markets — Europe and Brazil — and is disappearing in the U.S.
Read More »
■ FCA recalls 4.8 million U.S. cars, light trucks to fix software flaw

image
Audi CEO tells paper diesel crisis not over, vows to stay on
May 26, 2018 11:45 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said the diesel emissions affair was not over and promised to stay at the helm of the automaker, a German newspaper reported. ...

 

image
AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
How Lynk & CO aims to stand out in Europe, China
May 26, 2018 06:01 CET

Lynk and CO has set out to create a new and unique brand that it hopes will stand out as it aims to conquer markets in Europe, China, and later the U.S. ...

 

image
VW to reinstate lobbyist after suspension over diesel fume tests, report says
May 25, 2018 20:06 CET

Volkswagen plans to reinstate its chief lobbyist, Thomas Steg, who was suspended while the company investigated his role in tests that exposed monkeys and humans to toxic ...

 

image
BMW will boost capacity at i3 factory in Germany
May 25, 2018 14:05 CET

BMW will invest over 300 million euros to increase production at its plant in Leipzig, Germany, the automaker's fifth-largest, laying the foundation for production of fut ...

 

image
VW CEO counts on diplomacy to ease trade spat with U.S.
May 25, 2018 12:23 CET

VW CEO Herbert Diess is hopeful that diplomacy can help defuse trade tensions with the United States, which is exploring putting tariffs on auto imports. ...

 

image
U.S. auto import probe borders on 'provocation,' German trade group says
May 24, 2018 12:01 CET

A U.S. decision to launch a national security investigation into car imports borders on provocation, and marks a further low point in business ties with Europe that will ...

 

image
VW rapped in U.S. for slow pace of culture change
May 24, 2018 18:50 CET

A top U.S. official says he is not satisfied with Volkswagen's efforts to improve accountability after the company's diesel-emissions fraud and violations, a German newsp ...

 

image
Diesel fears become reality with first driving ban in Germany
May 23, 2018 11:11 CET | UPDATED: May 23 21:08 CET - adds details

Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city, will restrict older diesel vehicles from selected urban areas starting next week, marking the first driving ban in the country for ...

 

image
BMW, Toyota, Ford at odds with S. Africa over production boost plan
May 22, 2018 10:13 CET

BMW, Toyota and Ford are at odds with South Africa over its plans for them to more than double output and double their workforces in return for tax breaks. ...

 

image
Daimler faces recall of over 600,000 Mercedes diesel models, report says
May 25, 2018 13:50 CET

Daimler faces a recall of more than 600,000 diesel-engine vehicles including Mercedes C-class and G-class models because of suspected emissions manipulation, a German mag ...

 

image
Volvo will expand XC40 output; promises to widen compact family
May 24, 2018 10:00 CET | UPDATED: May 24 15:40 CET - adds XC40 sales forecast

Volvo will expand output of its XC40 in Belgium and start production of the compact SUV in China next year. The automaker also said it will widen its compact family with ...

 

image
NEWS ANALYSIS
Donald Trump does a favor for BMW and Mercedes
May 23, 2018 09:26 CET

The biggest beneficiaries of President Donald Trump's drive to get China to "play fair" on trade are automakers such as BMW and Mercedes, which export expensive sedans an ...

 

image
BP joins Daimler in backing Israeli fast-charge battery company
May 22, 2018 13:26 CET

BP will invest $20 million in Israeli firm StoreDot, a developer of ultrafast charging for batteries, a technology that may be key for accelerating the adoption of electr ...

 

image
Bosch opens new infotainment, component plant in China
May 25, 2018 10:39 CET

Bosch opened a second plant in the east China city of Wuhu this week to expand output of infotainment and other connectivity systems for vehicles produced in China. ...

 

image
Ford will add second model at Romania plant
May 23, 2018 10:47 CET

Ford won't say which second model it will add at its plant in Craiova, Romania, but it's speculated that it could be an electric SUV. ...

 

image
BMW becomes first foreign automaker to gain China approval for autonomous testing
May 22, 2018 15:07 CET

BMW became the first foreign automaker to be approved to test its automated vehicles in China after it was granted two licenses from the city of Shanghai last week. ...

 

image
AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
Skoda's strong growth brings major challenges
May 25, 2018 06:01 CET

Skoda may be one of the most successful brands in VW Group's sprawling empire as it posts record sales and profits, but the automaker must balance ambitious growth plans ...

 

image
Jaguar Land Rover will spend $5.3 billion on new models, tech
May 23, 2018 15:34 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will spend about 4.5 billion pounds ($5.3 billion) in the current financial year on new models and technologies as the UK-based automaker looks to spur ...

 

image
Aston Martin gears up for more growth ahead of possible flotation
May 21, 2018 16:19 CET

Aston Martin remained in the black in the first quarter, although pretax profit fell due to a weaker dollar and investment on new models. ...

 

    
 
VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

image
Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
 Read More ›

BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

image
BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
 Read More ›

Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

image
It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
 Read More ›

Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

image
China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
 Read More ›

Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

image
Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
 Read More ›

VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

image
VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
 Read More ›

Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

image
Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
 Read More ›

Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

image
The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
 Read More ›

Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

image
Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
 Read More ›

Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

image
Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
 Read More ›

Newsletters & Alerts
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • You can unsubscribe at any time through links in these emails. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.
image
VW Group's China sales rose 12% in April on Audi, Skoda demand
Volkswagen Group's China sales rose nearly 12 percent in April, led by demand at the Audi and Skoda ...
 Read More ›
image
VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April
VW, Toyota and Dacia all saw their European sales rise sharply in April, outpacing a market that gre ...
 Read More ›
image
Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
New-car sales in Russia rose 18 percent in April, as consumers hastened purchases anticipating that ...
 Read More ›
image
UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump
UK registrations rose 10 percent in April, reflecting a poor performance in the same month last year ...
 Read More ›
image
VW brand continues to recover in German market up 8%
VW brand continued to recover in its German home market last month with a 15 percent increase in reg ...
 Read More ›
image
Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among winners as Spanish sales rise 12%
New-car registrations in Spain increased 12 percent in April, with Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among the ...
 Read More ›
image
Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth
New-car sales in Italy rose 6. ...
 Read More ›
image
Hyundai, Fiat, Dacia gain as French sales rise 9%
French registrations rose 9 percent in April, led by strong gains at Dacia, Hyundai, Kia, Fiat and D ...
 Read More ›
image
Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
 Read More ›
image
Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
Europe's premium automakers are diversifying drivetrain and body style choices in the core midsize s ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
 Read More ›
image
Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
 Read More ›
image
Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
 Read More ›
image
VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
 Read More ›
image
Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
 Read More ›
image
Porsche Canada gets new marketing director with digital focus
Porsche Canada has tapped Colas Henckes to be its new marketing director. ...
 Read More ›
Tesla hires Snapchat exec to head engineering
Tesla hired Snapchat maker Snap's vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, as head of engineering to work on its Autopilot software and other projects. ...
 Read More ›
image
Continental appoints chief technology officer for China
Continental has named veteran executive Ming Jing to fill the newly created post of head of innovati ...
 Read More ›
image
Ex-AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier
Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yaz ...
 Read More ›
image
Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business
Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe ...
 Read More ›
image
PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel
PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purcha ...
 Read More ›
image
Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board
U.S. economic sanctions imposed on Russia will postpone former Magna International boss Siegfried Wo ...
 Read More ›
image
Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design
Aston Martin has recruited Tobias Suehlmann from VW Group's Bugatti brand as its chief exterior desi ...
 Read More ›
image
Mazda names Americas head Marumoto next CEO
Mazda named Americas chief Akira Marumoto its new CEO as the automaker -- with its limited r&d budge ...
 Read More ›
image
Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward
Borgward appointed Philip Koehn, former director of engineering at Rolls-Royce, as its chief technol ...
 Read More ›
image
VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
 Read More ›
image
VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
 Read More ›
image
Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge
Hyundai sees Europe as a key market for its Nexo fuel cell car because the region has more advanced ...
 Read More ›
image
Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
 Read More ›
image
BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
 Read More ›
image
With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
 Read More ›
image
Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
 Read More ›
image
Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
 Read More ›
image
Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
 Read More ›
image
With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
Assembly of the all-new Seat Ateca began in April 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group's plant in Kvasiny ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
 Read More ›