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Marchionne's Fiat-GM merger plan may wait for Ferrari spinoff

Sept. 4, 2015 14:18 CET
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne isn't known for his patience but he's likely to wait until next year before making a bid for GM. The spinoff of Ferrari early 2016 could be the catalyst for Marchionne to make an offer for GM.

VW's unassuming CFO emerges from boardroom wars as chairman

Sept. 4, 2015 08:22 CET
Hans Dieter Poetsch, VW's finance chief, faces a massive task in his future role as chairman of the automaker to maintain the support of the often-divided stakeholders while improving the carmaker's profitability.

Jaguar F-Pace teaser picture shows SUV's shape

Sept. 4, 2015 11:34 CET
Jaguar's latest teaser picture of its F-Pace shows that the SUV/crossover has stayed faithful to the 2013 C-X17 concept.

Mercedes sales rise 18% in August on China surge

Sept. 4, 2015 15:28 CET
Mercedes' brand sales increased 18 percent in August, marking the 30th consecutive month of record sales at the automaker.

Western Europe car sales rise 10% in August, boosted by Germany, UK, Spain

Sept. 4, 2015 13:58 CET
Western European car sales jumped 9.

Ford opens engine plant in Russia to reduce dependency on imports

Sept. 4, 2015 11:02 CET
Ford opened its first Russian engine plant, which will help to make its locally produced vehicles less dependent on imported components and currency...

UK new-car sales rise 10%, helped by cheap financing deals

Sept. 4, 2015 11:58 CET
UK car sales jumped by nearly 10 percent in August as consumers took advantage of attractive financing deals that helped drive the 42nd consecutive...

Continental's finance chief calls China stock effect an 'overreaction'

Sept. 4, 2015 12:31 CET
Continental's finance chief, Wolfgang Schaefer, called last week's China-related global stock slide an "overreaction" and said he still sees growth...

Ford, GM, JLR, China's Lifan make big changes to European car assembly footprint

Sept. 4, 2015 06:01 CET
Ford, GM, JLR and China's Lifan have made the biggest moves affecting European production in the past year.

ANE's September e-magazine goes live Monday

Sept. 4, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Sept. 7.

VW finance chief Poetsch proposed as next chairman

Sept. 3, 2015 14:54 CET
Volkswagen Group's controlling parent company, Porsche Automobil Holding, said it has proposed Hans Dieter Poetsch as chairman of Volkswagen's...

2015 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Citroen concept hints at 'fun' SUV inspired by Mehari

Sept. 3, 2015 11:18 CET
Citroen has built a concept that takes inspiration from the brand's iconic Mehari beach buggy and hints at a production SUV version of the C4 Cactus.

Mercedes is working on Tesla Model S fighter, r&d chief tells paper

Sept. 3, 2015 12:08 CET
Mercedes is working on an electric car to compete with the Tesla Model S and the vehicle will be launched "soon," the automaker's development chief,...

Tesla will begin deliveries of Model X on Sept. 29

Sept. 3, 2015 11:17 CET
Tesla will begin delivering its Model X electric crossover at the end of the month.

Ex-Tesla engineer charged with illegally accessing employee evaluations

Sept. 3, 2015 22:17 CET
A former Tesla engineer has been charged in federal court with felony computer intrusion for accessing his manager's email account, sharing employee...

Jaguar offers free maintenance, cuts prices in U.S.

Sept. 3, 2015 16:30 CET
Jaguar is lowering its prices and rolling out free scheduled maintenance in the U.S.

Turkish auto sales rise 37% in August

Sept. 3, 2015 11:44 CET
Turkish sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles jumped 37 percent in August, helping eight-month registrations rise by 47 percent.

VW plans to extend CEO Winterkorn's contract until 2018

Sept. 2, 2015 10:02 CET
Volkswagen plans to extend the contract of CEO Martin Winterkorn until the end of 2018, a victory for the executive after he clashed with former...

Former Saab CEO charged with giving false testimony

Sept. 2, 2015 16:44 CET
Former Saab Automobile CEO Jan Ake Jonsson was charged with giving false testimony when the aftermath of the Swedish automaker's bankruptcy played...

German car sales rose 6% in August

Sept. 2, 2015 10:46 CET
German new-car registrations rose 6 percent in August, slowing from a growth rate of 7 percent in July.

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