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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 2.7 billion euros ($3 billion), sources said.

Car hacking risk may be broader than Fiat Chrysler, U.S. regulator says

July 31, 2015 19:11 CET
The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said.

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. GM and Ford were given the highest penalties.

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BMW, Apple could rekindle courtship with an eye on car collaboration

July 31, 2015 21:20 CET
BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars.

Fiat Chrysler battles in court with Australia ex-CEO

July 31, 2015 15:56 CET
Fiat Chrysler traded charges in court with its former Australia CEO, who denied breaching his legal duties and said he acted on instructions from above after a lawsuit by the carmaker accused him of excessive spending and illegally enriching himself through commercial deals.

ANE's August e-magazine goes live Monday

July 31, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, August 3. This month's edition highlights Europe's first-half sales winners and looks at whether Greece's financial crisis will slow the region's stronger-than-expected rebound.

BMW revamps China marketing to focus more on tech, less on the badge

July 31, 2015 12:21 CET
BMW will increase spending on online marketing in China to emphasize its technology as part of efforts to target younger buyers, who care more about the latest features than the brand as a status symbol.

Maserati's profits will recover with Levante SUV, Marchionne says

July 31, 2015 11:44 CET
Maserati's profits will recover when the brand launches its first SUV next year, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Maserati's second-quarter earnings fell by 30 percent and global vehicle sales were down 13 percent.

Pininfarina hopes to agree sale to Mahindra but drafts stand-alone business plan

July 31, 2015 11:29 CET
Pininfarina is still hoping to clinch a sale to Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra but has begun drafting a stand-alone business plan as its financial position worsens.

Honda quarterly profit rises 20% as U.S. sales, weak yen offset quality costs

July 31, 2015 10:49 CET
Honda's quarterly net profit jumped 20 percent as strong sales in the U.S. and a weak yen helped the automaker to absorb the impact of higher costs linked to a recall cars of cars equipped with Takata airbags.

GM's OnStar app can be hacked, researcher says

July 30, 2015 20:33 CET
A researcher is advising drivers to halt the use of a mobile app for General Motors' OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to remotely unlock cars and start engines.

Mitsubishi profit falls 15% on Japan, Europe

July 30, 2015 19:51 CET
Mitsubishi's quarterly net income fell 15 percent to $195.56 million, brought down by widening losses in Japan, poor performance in Europe and a drop in global factory unit sales.

Amazon hires ex-Top Gear presenter Clarkson for TV series

July 30, 2015 17:02 CET
Jeremy Clarkson, the TV presenter who was ousted as host of “Top Gear” this year, will front a new show on Amazon.com in 2016, underscoring the online retailer's drive to push its streaming service with big-ticket names.

BMW i3 drivers in California collect $1,000 to delay charging

July 30, 2015 16:19 CET
In a new pilot program, a California utility is paying drivers of BMW electric cars to delay charging their vehicles when the power grid is under pressure.

Toyota holds Apple, Google at bay with Telenav navigation deal

July 30, 2015 22:34 CET
Toyota will turn to a little-known company instead of Apple or Google to provide navigation and phone connectivity, as it seeks to maintain control of the car features.

Tech is a key for new-car marketing, study says

July 30, 2015 18:50 CET
Targeting technology fans is an important marketing strategy for automakers, according to a new study from J.D. Power. The company's 2015 U.S.

Fiat Chrysler lifts guidance after strong second quarter

July 30, 2015 14:51 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles raised its full-year profit guidance after better-than-expected second-quarter results on a strong performance in North America and record Jeep sales.

France prepares to sell 5% stake in Renault

July 30, 2015 13:41 CET
France is preparing to sell the 5 percent Renault stake it acquired earlier this year to secure a doubling of voting rights for longer-term investors, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said.

Mazda's quarterly profit falls 5.4% despite strong China, U.S. sales

July 30, 2015 10:53 CET
Mazda said quarterly profit fell 5.4 percent despite higher auto sales in China and the U.S. that helped cushion the blow of foreign exchange losses and costs booked for new plants in Mexico and Thailand.

Audi cuts global car sales outlook on China

July 30, 2015 11:57 CET
Audi lowered its global sales forecast for this year because of slumping demand in China, its biggest market. The automaker expects global deliveries to increase between 3 percent and 4 percent from a record 1.74 million sales in 2014.

French minister sees smoother return to Iran for Renault than PSA

July 30, 2015 12:47 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, previously the market leader in Iran, could find it more difficult to return to the country than rival Renault following a dispute over the carmaker's 2011 market exit, Laurent Fabius, France's foreign minister, said after talks with Iranian leaders.

Italy's long-term car rental sector probed by competition authority

July 30, 2015 11:05 CET
The Italian Competition Authority has launched an investigation into possible breaches of competition rules by eight long-term car rental companies.

VW rolls out crash avoidance features in U.S. models

July 30, 2015 06:01 CET
Volkswagen will offer features such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and automated parking across the entire U.S. lineup of the core VW brand for model year 2016.

Mini issues U.S. recall for side impact protection

July 30, 2015 06:01 CET
Mini is recalling 30,456 Cooper and Cooper S cars in the U.S. to address poor side impact protection.

Delphi will buy UK cabling company to boost connectivity business

July 30, 2015 11:29 CET
Delphi will buy the UK cabling company HellermannTyton Group to capitalize on growing demand for cars that connect to the Internet, mobile phones and other devices.

Renault profit surge fails to impress amid pricing slide

July 30, 2015 08:03 CET
Renault's first-half profit surged on rebounding European demand but not enough to meet investor expectations from the recovery, or concerns about weaker pricing.

VW says China sales may decline this year

July 29, 2015 17:19 CET
Volkswagen said its vehicle sales may decline in China this year after years of double-digit volume gains in its largest market.

PSA says anti-French backlash weighs on Iran talks

July 29, 2015 12:20 CET
PSA's talks on a manufacturing venture with Iran's biggest carmaker are being undermined by anti-French sentiment in the country, CEO Carlos Tavares said. Iranians are hostile because France took a tough line in talks to lift international sanctions against Iran.

Nissan Q1 profit jumps on strong U.S. sales, weak yen

July 29, 2015 10:36 CET
Nissan said first-quarter operating profit soared 58 percent, lifted by strong vehicle sales in the U.S. and China as well as a weak yen which boosted the value of earnings overseas.

GM will invest $1 billion in India, plans to double market share by 2020

July 29, 2015 12:59 CET
General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in the next few years to turn operations in India into a new global export hub aimed at boosting sales in fast-growing emerging markets, top executives said.

PSA reports positive H1 earnings for first time in four years

July 29, 2015 08:33 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen posted positive first-half net income for the first time in four years as the automaker tightened control on spending and sold more vehicles at higher prices in its home region and in Asia.

VW boosts Q2 profit on Europe recovery but lowers sales forecast as China slows

July 29, 2015 09:27 CET
Volkswagen posted higher quarterly profit on a strengthening European recovery and cost cuts but lowered its global sales forecast amid a slowdown in China and challenging markets in Russia and South America.

Jeep hacking sends warning to BMW, Audi and Mercedes

July 28, 2015 10:55 CET
When friendly hackers landed a Fiat Chrysler Jeep in a ditch last week, it sent a warning to BMW, Audi and Mercedes as the premium automakers compete increasingly on technology rather than just horsepower.

Ford posts strongest Q2 auto profit in 15 years but Europe swings to loss

July 28, 2015 13:00 CET
Ford's Q2 earnings increased 44 percent, marking the best quarterly profit from its automotive business since 2000, despite losses in Europe and South America. In Europe, a pretax loss of $14 million reversed a profit of $14 million last year.

Daimler, Renault-Nissan detail plans for Mexico JV plant

July 28, 2015 19:44 CET
Daimler and Renault-Nissan said their new plant for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti cars in Mexico, will have an initial production capacity of more than 230,000 vehicles.

Pininfarina, Mahindra will resume sale talks in September, report says

July 28, 2015 16:43 CET
Talks on the sale of indebted car designer Pininfarina to India's Mahindra will resume after the summer after the parties failed to strike a deal in July, sources told Reuters.

Aston Martin looks at more than 10 sites for new factory

July 28, 2015 06:01 CET
Aston Martin is reviewing more than 10 sites in Europe, the U.S. and other global locations for a new factory to build its first crossover.

GM, China's SAIC plan new vehicle family for emerging markets

July 28, 2015 06:01 CET
GM and China's SAIC will develop a new range of small cars based on a common architecture that will be built and sold under the Chevrolet name in China, Brazil, India, Mexico and other emerging markets.

VW passes Toyota for global sales lead in first half

July 28, 2015 08:26 CET
Volkswagen surpassed Toyota to become the biggest automaker by deliveries in the first half. VW benefited as car demand in Europe accelerated, softening the blow from a slowdown in China, its biggest market.

Daimler in talks on truck partnership, Iran Khodro says

July 28, 2015 12:01 CET
Daimler is exploring a partnership with Iran Khodro as it weighs a return to Iran's market for trucks, vans and buses, the Iranian automaker's CEO said.

VW's MAN truck unit expects profit drop on restructuring costs

July 28, 2015 11:27 CET
Volkswagen Group's MAN truck unit expects costs to reorganize its European truck and bus unit will significantly lower operating profit this year, as a recession in Brazil also hits sales.

Audi aims to raise China sales with revamped A4

July 27, 2015 13:43 CET
Audi hopes that a redesigned A4 sedan will help shore up its fortunes in China where the premium brand is grappling with a second consecutive month of falling sales in its No. 1 market.

Mitsubishi will focus production on Japan, Russia, S.E. Asia after closing U.S. plant

July 27, 2015 08:42 CET
Mitsubishi will focus production on Japan, Russia and Southeast Asia after closing its U.S. plant, the automaker's president, Tetsuro Aikawa, said. Mitsubishi currently builds cars in Thailand and the Philippines and will open a factory in Indonesia.

 
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