ANE's December issue goes live Monday

Dec. 2, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 5. The new edition looks at what Chinese automakers have done to put themselves in position to succeed in Europe after a decade of failures.... Read More »

PHILIP NUSSEL

BLOG: Hyundai from inside Seoul headquarters

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

For anyone with even a remote interest in the inner workings of Hyundai Motor at its Seoul headquarters, Frank Ahrens' recently published book, Seoul Man, is truly an essential read.... Read More »

China slaps 10% tax on supercars to curb luxury

Dec. 1, 2016 09:54 CET

China is introducing a 10 percent tax on cars such as Ferrari GTC4Lusso, Bentley Bentayga and Aston Martin DB9 in a bid to combat conspicuous consumption and promote more fuel-efficient vehicles.... Read More »

Porsche expects 20,000 annual sales for EV

Dec. 1, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche expects its Mission E electric car to account for about 10 percent of its vehicle sales after the car is launched in 2019.... Read More »

Mexican officials hail NAFTA as critical to U.S.

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Mexican auto industry officials defended NAFTA as critical to U.S. economic competitiveness as they braced for talks between the Mexican government and Donald Trump's administration over the accord's future.... Read More »

NOVEMBER U.S. SALES

U.S. sales rebound, climb 3.6%; SAAR remains strong at 17.83 million

9:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

After three straight monthly dips, U.S. light-vehicle sales in November rose 3.6 percent from a year earlier, helped by more generous deals and strong truck demand. Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and GM posted gains. Industrywide volume hit a November record and the SAAR remained strong but dropped to 17.83 million from this year's highest rate -- October's 17.98 million.... Read More »

CANADA: Nov. sales rise 10% behind GM, Ford gains

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Canada light-vehicle sales rose 10 percent in November behind strong double-digit gains at General Motors and Ford Motor Co. -- two of the country's three biggest automakers ranked by volume.... Read More »

Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer

Dec. 1, 2016 19:33 CET

Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley executive from McDonald's, where he built the fast food giant's digital unit from scratch. Rafiq, who starts Jan. 2, will succeed Klas Bendrik.... Read More »

NOVEMBER SALES

Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%

Dec. 1, 2016 11:42 CET

French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among brands showing big gains.... Read More »

JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: Can trucks haul industry to victory lane?

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

The U.S. auto industry is on the cusp of a historic accomplishment. We might yet wring growth out of 2016.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'

8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes all but locks down U.S. title

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Mercedes-Benz sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the Daimler AG brand will take the full-year title from BMW.... Read More »

FORD: 5.1% gain spurred by incentives, SUVs

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Aggressive incentive spending and strong demand for pricier trim levels of its newest vehicles helped Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales rise 5.1 percent in November, ending a four-month skid.... Read More »

VW: Losing streak ends; Audi rolls on

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales, breaking a yearlong streak of falling sales and signaling that the worst retail effects of its diesel emissions scandal may be over.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Fatter deals, small cars, crossovers drive Nov. records

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Hyundai and Kia set sales records for November, reporting a combined 9 percent gain for the month, bolstered by fatter discounts and higher demand for compact cars and crossovers.... Read More »

Denso to help study car-sharing technologies in Mich.

4:54 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso and the University of Michigan-Dearborn said Thursday a car-sharing technology study would take place on the university's campus.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM, Ford, Honda, VW snap losing streaks

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

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TOYOTA: Record truck sales drive 4.3% increase

10:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s November sales rose 4.3 percent to 197,645 vehicles compared with a year ago, propelled by record light-truck sales.... Read More »

NISSAN: Trucks star at Nissan brand, Infiniti

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Record November sales of light trucks gave the Nissan brand an 8 percent boost for the month. The same market trend lifted the Infiniti brand 3.6 percent, compared with a year earlier.... Read More »

HONDA: New November record posted with 6.5% boost

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

American Honda reported record November sales, surpassing its 2014 mark as volume rose 6.5 percent to 122,924.... Read More »

GM: All four brands deliver as sales rise 10%

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

General Motors posted its largest year-over-year U.S. sales increase of 2016, as all four brands achieved retail gains but fleet deliveries rose for the first time in more than a year.... Read More »

FCA: Sales slip 14% despite strong month for Ram

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

FCA's November U.S. sales dropped 14 percent, despite stronger volume from the Ram brand.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

European auto sector surges in Q3

Dec. 1, 2016 14:35 CET

Europe's automakers, suppliers and retailers rebounded in the third quarter after a dismal six-month stretch for their shareholder values, as measured by the Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers Transaction Services Shareholder Value Indices... Read More »

PSA will open Tunisia factory to build new pickup

Dec. 1, 2016 10:58 CET

PSA will open a factory in Tunisia in 2018 to build a Peugeot-badged pickup. The automaker joins Renault and VW Group in boosting North Africa production to meeting rising demand.... Read More »

BMW begins 7 series production in Indonesia

Dec. 1, 2016 09:34 CET

BMW will begin assembling its flagship 7-series sedan in Indonesia as the automaker seeks to tap into the long-term demand for luxury vehicles in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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