VW argues penalties sought by U.S. over diesel scandal are excessive

May 25, 2016 10:50 CET

Volkswagen argued in a court filing that fines sought by the U.S. government to penalize the company for rigging diesel vehicles to cheat emissions tests are excessive.... Read More »

2016 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Marcin Palmer

May 25, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2016 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 6 one of the 15 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for IT is Delphi Automotive's Marcin Palmer.... Read More »

French government mulls PSA stake sale, paper says

May 24, 2016 21:05 CET

The French government is weighing a possible sale of part or all of its 14 percent stake in PSA Group, a French newspaper reported. The value of the government's stake has nearly doubled since it was bought as the automaker teetered close to bankruptcy.... Read More »

VW's financing arm targets growth in used-car market

May 24, 2016 14:56 CET

Volkswagen's financing arm is targeting growth in the used-car market as the unit believes development opportunities in the new-car market are slowing and now plans to offer the same mix of financing products for used cars as it does for new cars.... Read More »

Cosworth to build engine parts in suburban Detroit

4:07 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Cosworth, an English supplier of electronics and powertrain products to high-performance vehicles, said today it will open a $30 million plant in suburban Detroit to make V-8 cylinder heads for an unnamed manufacturer.... Read More »

Toyota, Uber form ride-sharing alliance

3:21 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Toyota is partnering with Uber to explore ride-sharing opportunities and will make a strategic investment in the company. It is the latest in a wave of high-profile partnerships between carmakers and ride-sharing services as technology disrupts the way consumers get around.... Read More »

Flex-N-Gate to supply Ford from new Detroit plant

3:01 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Auto supplier Flex-N-Gate plans to invest $95 million and buy 30 acres of city land to build a new plant that will create up to 750 jobs in Detroit, after approval today of a $3.5 million performance-based state grant.... Read More »

NGK Spark Plug's U.S. unit names new CEO

3:49 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Japanese auto supplier NGK Spark Plugs (USA) Inc. said it named Yoshitaka Narita as its new president and CEO.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Packing heat in the showroom

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Packing heat in the showroom: Texas dealers weigh options; Bigland's big challenges at Alfa Romeo, Maserati; Mustang out-muscles Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger in crash tests.... Read More »

VW, U.S. make 'substantial progress' toward settlement, judge says

11:28 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Volkswagen and lawyers for owners and the U.S. government have made "substantial progress" toward reaching a final agreement by late June, a federal judge said today.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: GM lightweighting strategy starts to bear fruit

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

There's more to lightweighting than shedding pounds. It's about getting the weight out of the vehicle and beating your competitors on cost.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler names Bigland as head of Alfa and Maserati

5:00 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Harald Wester has been replaced by Reid Bigland as head of Fiat Chrysler's Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands. Bigland will also continue as head of U.S. and Canadian sales for the automaker. Wester will remain FCA's chief technology officer.... Read More »

Challenger trails Mustang, Camaro in crash tests, IIHS says

11:05 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the sports coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.... Read More »

Nissan's Nismo Sentra appears to be a go

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Nissan's compact Sentra sedan is about to get the Nismo treatment. Recent spy photos show a Sentra with a sporty body kit, spoiler and a more aggressive front end.... Read More »

Germany to retest 30 cars showing 'inexplicably high' CO2 levels

May 24, 2016 06:01 CET

A German government committee has asked for further tests on 30 cars it says have "inexplicably high" CO2 emissions. The results came to light after officials tested cars from most major brands for defeat devices.... Read More »

Trail-ready with a nod to Swedish roots: What people think of Volvo's '40' concepts

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

After launching the redesigned XC90 and hatching plans to market the S90 flagship sedan and V90 wagon, Volvo's product overhaul will continue with a new generation of small cars and crossovers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Bigland new Alfa, Maserati chief

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

FCA's Bigland named Alfa, Maserati chief; Toyota adds 1.6M vehicles to airbag recall; Tesla loses in N.C.; Report: Nissan may sell stake in supplier; Still not sold on self-driving.... Read More »

Nissan may sell Calsonic Kansei stake to help fund EV research, report says

May 24, 2016 10:51 CET

Nissan is mulling selling its 41 percent stake in supplier Calsonic Kansei to raise cash for research and development in electric cars and artificial intelligence, the Nikkei newspaper reported.... Read More »

S. Korea's Mando said to be in talks to supply parts for Tesla Model 3

6:52 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Mando Corp. is in talks with Tesla Motors to supply parts for its Model 3 car, an industry source said, as it seeks to join other South Korean firms supplying components for Tesla's more affordable electric cars.... Read More »

MG will start GS crossover sales in UK in second half

May 24, 2016 06:01 CET

China's SAIC Motor will launch sales of the locally built MG GS compact crossover in the UK in the second half.... Read More »

2016 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Carolin Gleichmann

May 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2016 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 6 one of the 15 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Human Resources is Carolin Gleichmann of Hilite International.... Read More »

Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study shows

May 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, a study shows, but more needs to be done to make customers aware of the technology so they don't choose Apple and Google for their Internet-enabled navigation and in-car entertainment.... Read More »

Q&A: MCLAREN AUTOMOTIVE CEO MIKE FLEWITT

McLaren charts big investment for big growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

McLaren Automotive has achieved in seven years what few British luxury brands have managed over far longer periods: consistent profitability. CEO Mike Flewitt talks about the challenges ahead.... Read More »

Penske rolls out online shopping across U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Penske Automotive Group's Preferred Purchase online shopping tool will be available on all 115 of its U.S. dealerships' websites by month end.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Peugeot gives the 3008 a radical restyling

May 23, 2016 14:01 CET

Peugeot has completely changed the look of its new 3008, giving the car a more aggressive design to help the model stand out in the compact SUV/crossover segment.... Read More »

 
Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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EU governments have refused to tighten auto industry oversight despite pleas from environmental grou ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
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