China slaps 10% tax on Ferrari, Bentley cars 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 »

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 »

Next-gen Toyota Camry to debut in January at Detroit auto show

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

The next-generation Toyota Camry will debut in January at the Detroit auto show, Toyota confirmed today. Toyota released a teaser image of the 2018 Camry that shows a sedan with sportier styling than the current generation.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

GKN Driveline sees big gains for awd business on global success of SUVs

Dec. 1, 2016 14:10 CET

The automotive arm of British engineering firm GKN is in an enviable position as profits rise and growing global sales of SUVs boost demand for its all-wheel-drive systems. CEO Phil Swash expects business to continue thriving, as he explained to Automotive news Europe.... Read More »

Penske acquires used-only dealership group

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Penske Automotive Group is adding used-only vehicle dealerships. The nation’s second-largest auto retailer has signed a deal to acquire CarSense, a stand-alone retailer of used vehicles with stores in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and southern New Jersey.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Tesla victorious in Virginia

8:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Tesla victorious in Virginia; 84 MPGe for Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid; Cadillac's new racer; China taxes to curb emissions; Ford's Le Mans Legoland.... Read More »

Peugeot lobbied to replace Audi in Le Mans series, source says

Dec. 1, 2016 06:01 CET

Peugeot is being asked to re-join the World Endurance Championship to fill the hole left by Audi's departure from the race series, whose showcase event is the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans. Currently, only two automakers -- Porsche and Toyota -- have committed to participating in the WEC next season.... Read More »

ZF to sell 20% Haldex stake to Knorr-Bremse

Dec. 1, 2016 10:35 CET

ZF said it had agreed to sell a 20 percent stake in Swedish brake systems firm Haldex to rival German bidder Knorr-Bremse. ZF and Knorr-Bremse have been locked in a bidding war over Haldex but ZF failed to win a majority and has been reviewing its options.... Read More »

Ford will expand Active crossover trim across lineup

Nov. 30, 2016 10:50 CET

Ford will roll out SUV-styled variants of its cars under the label Active to attract customers looking for high-riding vehicles. The new Fiesta will be the first Ford to have an Active variant with a raised ride height, roof bars and additional cladding. Other Active variants will be launched over the next few years.... Read More »

Tesla cleared to open store in Virginia capital

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

In a decision released Wednesday, the commissioner of Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles reversed a September ruling denying Tesla a dealership license to operate a store in Richmond. It's a victory for Tesla in its ongoing battle with states over dealership franchise laws.... Read More »

Ford seeks level terms with Nissan over Brexit

Nov. 30, 2016 13:58 CET

Ford of Europe CEO Jim Farley will call for a level playing field for automakers when he meets with the British chancellor this week to discuss the financial implications of the UK's exit from the EU.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Discounting fears of an auto loan bubble

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

Auto lending is not pushing the economy into a downward spiral.... Read More »

EPA jolts industry, affirms CO2 standards

11:13 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

The EPA proposed to leave in place its greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles through the 2025 model year, a quicker-than-expected move that shocked auto industry officials and set up a major fight between the industry and regulators.... 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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French car sales rise 9% in November
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
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Strong business demand boosts Italian sales
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German car sales fell 6% in October as Peugeot, Toyota gain ground on VW
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Spanish sales rise 4% but private demand drops as subsidies end
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
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BMW appoints new finance chief
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
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