Advertising

Honda is coming back to Super Bowl to plug CR-V

7:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

Honda plans to run a Super Bowl ad for the second straight year with the automaker using this year's game to plug the redesigned 2017 Honda CR-V.... Read More »

Busiest day for online auto shopping comes as surprise

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2016

In a bit of Sunday surprise, the busiest day of the year for U.S. shoppers on auto dealership websites was Sunday, July 24. The slowest day was Sunday, May 8, or Mother's Day, Dealer.com reported.... Read More »

Nissan dealers feel the force of Rogue campaign

11:06 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2016

Some dealers say Nissan's marketing strategy aimed at Star Wars fans is building brand awareness and enthusiasm around Nissan and the Rogue, though they suspect it may be the popularity of the Rogue crossover alone driving actual sales.... Read More »

Honda CR-V is Edmunds' most-researched vehicle in 2016

11:31 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2016

For the second year in a row, the Honda CR-V was the most-researched vehicle on Edmunds.com in the U.S., followed by two Honda car models in second and third place.... Read More »

GM names FleishmanHillard as sole communications agency of record

1:14 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2016

General Motors said it selected marketing and public relations agency FleishmanHillard as GM's sole communications agency of record, replacing several other agencies.... Read More »

Tesla dominates owner satisfaction survey, Consumer Reports says

12:27 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2016

More than nine out of 10 Tesla owners would buy their cars again, leading the industry in Consumer Reports' Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey. The survey found 91 percent of Tesla owners said they would “definitely” buy their vehicle again. Tesla beat second-place Porsche by 7 percentage points.... Read More »

Honda overtakes Chevy on Google's U.S. 'Year in Search' list

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2016

Honda jumped two spots to top Google's luxury-heavy “Year in Search” list of the trending automotive brands in the U.S.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Scandal to cost VW another $1B

8:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2016

Diesel scandal to cost VW another $1 billion in U.S.; Ford to temporarily idle Kansas City plant; Creative shift for Chrysler advertising; A personal touch for Acura NSX buyers.... Read More »

FCA replaces Chrysler ad agency, assigns creative work to Omnicom's Goodby

5:31 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2016

Goodby Silverstein & Partners has won the Chrysler brand creative account after a lengthy review. A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles spokeswoman confirmed the Omnicom Group agency's selection on Tuesday.... Read More »

BMW shakes up U.S. ad agency work

11:24 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

BMW has made several changes among its advertising agencies in the U.S., bringing new shops aboard to handle duties once performed by MDC Partners' KBS. KBS remains the luxury automaker's lead creative agency.... Read More »

Lincoln taps McConaughey for Continental ad campaign

10:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

Ford will begin airing its first commercials for the Lincoln Continental, featuring actor Matthew McConaughey, later this month. The automaker's latest television spots were filmed in Reykjavik, Iceland.... Read More »

FTC settles charges with used-car dealerships over recall disclosures

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2016

Three of the nation's 20 largest used-car dealership groups agreed to settle charges that they failed to adequately disclose that some vehicles they sold had safety recalls and were not repaired, the Federal Trade Commission said today.... Read More »

China's GAC highlights newcomers to the main floor at Detroit auto show

2:09 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2016

Chinese automaker GAC Motor will have a display on the main floor of the 2017 Detroit auto show this year, a notable addition in a year in which several brands will skip the show and Fiat Chrysler will not hold a press conference.... Read More »

Age of autonomy seen endangering legacy car brands

10:33 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2016

When cars drive themselves, passengers may not care if they ride in a Chevy or a Ford. After a century of building automotive brands based on how they drive, carmakers face an existential threat in the coming age of autonomy.... Read More »

Toyota C-HR to bank on design, driving dynamics to conquest customers

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2016

Toyota was late to the subcompact crossover party, but it wants to take a big bite out of the segment with the bold design and driving dynamics of its in-your-face C-HR.... Read More »

Hyundai's equity mining digs deeper

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2016

Hyundai Capital America is taking equity mining a step further, stirring in as many as 18 variables culled from third-party sources to deliver more potent leads to Hyundai and Kia dealerships.... Read More »

Cadillac put on PR defensive by faux 'alt-right' casting call

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2016

Cadillac and its ad agencies are dealing with backlash from a commercial casting call that circulated on social media over the weekend seeking "any and all real alt-right thinkers/believers."... Read More »

Distributor fine-tunes radio advertising

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2016

What good is a dealership radio ad if the target customer is tuned to another station? There's a handy way to improve the odds.... Read More »

STAR ALLIANCE

Stars align for Nissan's 'Rogue One' promotion

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2016

Nissan's partnership with Disney's Lucasfilm started with a little serendipity: the shared name “Rogue.” But to make the promotion work would require a much heavier lift.... Read More »

Detroit auto show shines headlights on the business of mobility

8:29 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2016

John Krafcik, CEO of Google's self-driving car project, is scheduled to kick off the Detroit auto show in January as part of a new showcase, called Automobili-D, designed to push the show toward a new focus on the business of mobility.... Read More »

Volkswagen Group leads automotive spending on advertising

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2016

Volkswagen Group led automotive spending on Advertising Age’s 2016 list of the top 100 advertisement spenders worldwide. Fifteen automakers and tire maker Bridgestone constituted the automotive category on the World’s Largest Advertisers list.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Citroen CEO explains why French brand will offer an 'SUV with a twist'

Dec. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Linda Jackson has pushed to reinvent Citroen since taking the brand's helm two years ago. The executive has achieved this by emphasizing the marque's unique character in relation to other mass-market brands, as she explained in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Ford's futurist foreshadows consumer trends to watch in 2017

10:03 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2016

As the in-house futurist at Ford, Sheryl Connelly's job is to predict the future -- not necessarily about driving or cars, but about how consumer behavior is changing. Connelly's findings, however, often have a bearing on how the automaker designs, builds and markets cars.... Read More »

S. Korea to slap VW with record fine, pursue execs over emissions ads

Dec. 7, 2016 09:25 CET

South Korea will file criminal complaints against five former and current executives at VW Group's local unit and fine the automaker a record $32 million for false advertising on vehicle emissions.... Read More »

Dodge considers return to NASCAR

11:03 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Dodge wants to get back into NASCAR, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Sunday. "Yes I'd love to," he said. "I talked to Jim France (executive vice-president of NASCAR) about this just last night."... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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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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