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Daimler recalls 840,000 vehicles in U.S. for airbag concerns

Daimler said it would recall 840,000 U.S. vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that could be defective, a step that would result in a charge of $383.96 million.  » READ

Diesel Fiat 500X has excessive NOx emissions, lobby group claims

German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto-industry pollution by accusing Fiat of releasing excessive levels of NOx emissions with its diesel 500X compact SUV.  » READ

Mercedes is not chasing luxury sales lead at any price, Zetsche says


Porsche CEO says profits will be hit by EV investment


Infiniti CEO calls Q30 a 'game changer' for brand; eyes adding a plug-in hybrid


Ferrari's 'family' car gets new name, more power


Continental must ration parts for recall fixes


VW quality chief quits amid diesel scandal fallout


Russian new-car sales continue steep decline in January


Emissions lies haunt VW as automaker faces tougher U.S. Justice Department


PSA will pay Iran partner $446 million compensation for quitting market, report says


VW will offer U.S. diesel scandal customers generous compensation, paper says


VW delays 2015 earnings report until April due to diesel scandal


VW's Seat readies unveiling of its first SUV


Automakers survive EU politicians' backlash on emissions for now



Ford faces tough decision on B-Max

When Ford of Europe President Jim Farley says that the automaker must be even more selective on the segments where it competes it makes me think that the B-Max's days are numbered.  » READ

'Autopia' future promoted by Google and Apple will hurt traditional carmakers

Industry disrupters such as Google and Apple are better funded than their potential rivals from the automotive field. That could be bad news for traditional auto companies, an industry analyst said.  » READ

Automotive News Europe celebrates 20 years; watch this space for future trends


How GM's 'shampoo princess' is restoring Opel's image


Nissan claims win in Europe, but Toyota had more sales


Inside the Numbers

Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound

Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Italy continued to lead demand with double-digit growth.  » READ

Growth in car sales in key European markets 'encouraging' in January

New-car sales increased in key European markets in January including 3 percent growth in Germany and double-digit rises in Italy and Spain.  » READ

French automakers lose ground to rebounding VW


European car-sales growth forecast to slow to 2% in 2016


European sales growth will slow this year, say Daimler, Ford, Volvo CEOs


On the Move

Former Opel CEO Demant retires after VW role

Volkswagen Group's international projects chief, Hans Demant, has retired, ending a long career that was mainly spent at General Motors' European operations where he was known as "Mr. Opel."  » READ

PSA appoints former Yahoo exec as chief digital officer

PSA named former Yahoo executive Brigitte Cantaloube as the automaker's first chief digital officer to help spearhead the company's "digital transformation."  » READ

Mercedes promotes UK sales boss to U.S. role


VW picks ex-BMW manager to head core brand in North America


VW motorsport director Capito moves to McLaren


Latest Launches

Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom

Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design and upscale features and equipment. The SUV has become the brand's fastest-selling model in Europe since its launch in September.  » READ

Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl

Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced connectivity features that will allow a smartphone to be connected to the dashboard touchscreen and a 4G WiFi hotspot to be created.  » READ

Infiniti's 'big bang' starts with Q30


Renault packs Megane with high-tech upgrades


Mini tweaks Clubman, moves it up a class