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Alfa Romeo completes prep work on new SUV

Alfa Romeo has finished preparation work on its first SUV and the model is on track to launch next year. The midsize SUV will be a rival to the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.  » READ

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

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.  » READ

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


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


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


Fiat Chrysler battles in court with Australia ex-CEO


ANE's August e-magazine goes live Monday


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


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


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


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


GM's OnStar app can be hacked, researcher says


Mitsubishi profit falls 15% on Japan, Europe


Amazon hires ex-Top Gear presenter Clarkson for TV series


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



VW's Seat brand puts brakes on sportiness to lure family buyers

VW's Spain-based Seat brand is no longer the “Spanish Alfa Romeo” after moving away from its sporty image, CEO Juergen Stackmann said. Nowadays, the marque aims to win family buyers, he said.  » READ

Germany's EV drive gets a supermarket's help

Aldi, a popular German-based discount supermarket chain, has introduced something that could help its home market get closer to an ambitious target of having 1 million EVs on the road by 2020: free charging.  » READ

Interiors sector will get smaller, but not too small


Alfa's last chance?


Did Piech's prodding revive Alfa?


Inside the Numbers

Greek sales slide amid broader European rebound

New-car sales in Greece fell 22 percent last month, the sharpest drop of any western European car market, amid political uncertainty. Registrations across the region rose 14 percent to 1.31 million as the UK, Germany, France and Spain delivered double-digit percentage gains.  » READ

UK new-car sales rise 13% in June boosted by low finance deals

UK new-car registrations in June increased 13 percent to 257,817. The increase meant that sales were up by 7 percent in the first six months to 1.37 million, which marked the best half-year performance on record.  » READ

German car sales rose 13% in June, helped by extra sales days


Spanish new-car sales jump 24% as scrappage program boosts demand


French car sales rise 15% in June on extra working days


On the Move

Opel names engineer to oversee quality

Opel named mechanical engineer Elvira Toelkes as its new head of quality in Europe. Toelkes will be tasked with continuing Opel's drive to improve customer satisfaction. Opel and sister brand Vauxhall had below average scores in J.D. Power's vehicle satisfaction surveys.  » READ

Bugatti names former Bentley, Ferrari exec as marketing boss

Bugatti named Oliver Winkes as its new marketing chief. The VW Group veteran who started his career with Ferrari will be responsible for the supercar marque's marketing activities.  » READ

Industry veteran Steve Miller takes helm of IAC


Renault-Nissan names Olive as head of manufacturing engineering, supply chain


CLEPA names Brembo exec as next president


Latest Launches

Skoda makes new Superb smarter and more spacious

Skoda has loaded its Superb midsize car with semi-autonomous driving technology typically found on more expensive vehicles.  » READ

BMW expands its minivan family with 2-series GT

BMW is expaning further beyond its roots as a maker of sporty sedans with the 2-series Gran Tourer, its second front-wheel-drive compact minivan after the 2-series Active Tourer.  » READ

Ford's sleek new S-Max gets tech boost


Jaguar says XE has BMW-beating dynamics