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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 »

All-American pickups aimed at China's wealthy

7:27 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

Ford Motor Co. and General Motors are aiming the pickup, a staple in the United States, at upmarket buyers in China, where most associate trucks with farmers and construction workers.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Diesel Cayennes to be fixed, sold as used

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Porsche's diesel Cayennes to be fixed, sold as used; Clash of the VW Group brands?; Consumer Reports: Tesla Model X 'fast but flawed'; Fiat heir arrested; Peek at Ford Fiesta ST.... Read More »

Jay Leno launches line of vehicle-care products

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Jay Leno's career as a car guy is expanding beyond his well-known vehicle collection and national TV show. Jay Leno's Garage -- Advanced Vehicle Care launched Friday, Nov. 25, with a seven-piece vehicle care kit.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Toyota's 7-year, 130,000-mile worldwide quest to conquer the future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Last week, Automotive News Asia Editor Hans Greimel for three days joined the Argentina leg of Toyota's Five Continents Drive, the automaker's audacious seven-year gambit to reboot its mindset toward making better cars for a new era.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | MARKETING

Andrea Riley

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Andrea Riley, chief marketing officer for Ally Financial, has given the auto lending community a face-lift through Ally's marketing efforts.... Read More »

Automakers seek to boost Nov. sales with Black Friday, holiday promotions

7:10 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2016

Automakers in the U.S. are ramping up holiday sales promotions ahead of Black Friday, aiming to clear out bulging inventories of unsold cars and dispel investor doubts about consumer demand.... Read More »

Ram makes working-class appeal in Thanksgiving ad

8:07 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2016

Ram is making an appeal to waitresses, janitors, foremen, fishermen and other working-class Americans in a 90-second TV ad that will run on Thanksgiving Day.... Read More »

ON THE ROAD WITH HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Thin mountain air, treacherous terrain test Toyota team's limits

10:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

FIVE CONTINENTS DRIVE, DAY 3: The stakes are especially high today, because the caravan will reach elevations of 13,000-plus feet, where headaches and dizziness pose real risks. Switchback roads and sheer cliffs demand a laser focus that must not be derailed by a sudden wave of wooziness.... Read More »

Beach Boys to perform at Detroit auto show charity preview

10:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

The Beach Boys will be in Detroit on Jan. 13 to headline the charity preview of the 2017 Detroit auto show. The band is a good fit for the event as cars has been a frequent theme of its songs in its 50-plus years, including "Little Deuce Coupe," "409" and "Fun, Fun, Fun."... Read More »

You say 'Eco', I say 'Echo'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Ford Motor Co.'s newest crossover and its popular gas-sipping engines have share similar spellings, but have different pronunciations. The EcoSport crossover is pronounced “Echo-Sport,” although the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that it comes standard is pronounced “Eco-boost,” with a long “e.”... Read More »

Ford, UAW commit $6 million toward $50 million Motown Museum project

7:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2016

Ford Motor and UAW-Ford have made a joint, $6 million commitment to help fund the Motown Museum expansion in Detroit. With the grant, the automaker and the union become the lead donor in the campaign, which was announced in mid-October.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler teams up with Amazon to sell cars online in Italy

11:03 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it has teamed up with U.S. internet giant Amazon to start selling cars online offering an additional discount.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota gets 'one-two punch' from C-HR

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2016

Toyota gets 'one-two punch' from C-HR; VW job cuts; Ford keeps a CUV in Ky.; Honda’s assist from Gretzky; A saucy Lexus; Genesis sports a G80 variant... Read More »

McLaren to add limited-edition hybrid hypercar

Nov. 17, 2016 14:07 CET

McLaren will build a limited-edition hypercar with the same three-seat arrangement as its iconic F1, the British company said. Production will be limited to 106 units, the same number as the F1. All 106 are sold already, McLaren said, adding that deliveries of the car will start in 2019.... Read More »

Honda to sponsor NHL's All-Star Game for 3rd year in a row

5:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

For the third year in a row, Honda will be title sponsor for National Hockey League's All-Star Game, being held Jan. 29 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.... Read More »

GM Company Store opens in world headquarters

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

The GM Company Store -- the first completed space in a major renovation and expansion of the automaker's global headquarters -- opened for business Thursday. The 2,000-square-foot store is located in the Renaissance Center's Wintergarden atrium.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mazda to deliver diesel CX-5 in '17

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

Mazda to deliver diesel CX-5 in '17; Mini's bigger Countryman; Subscribe to Hyundai's Ioniq EV; M-B's hot E-class variant; A 'dynamic' Discovery.... Read More »

Hyundai boosts car-sharing startup WaiveCar

7:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

A startup that is merging electric car-sharing with on-car advertising is getting a major boost from Hyundai. WaiveCar, which rents ad-laden cars for free, will add 400 Hyundai Ioniq vehicles to its fleet by the end of next year.... Read More »

China's NextEV will unveil electric supercar next week

Nov. 15, 2016 10:33 CET

China's NextEV will unveil its first product, a high-performance electric car, in London next week. With 1,360 hp, the supercar matches the performance of top hybrid supercars such as the La Ferrari and McLaren P1, the company says.... Read More »

Porsche's 2nd U.S. playground for driving enthusiasts opens in key market

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Porsche Cars North America's $60 million, 53-acre complex, in Carson, Calif., outside of Los Angeles and alongside the heavily traveled 405 Freeway, includes a 4.1-mile driver development track with eight training modules, a race-car exhibit and a fine-dining restaurant.... Read More »

 
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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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Why Brexit could be bad news for self-driving cars


12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2016

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Brexit should be a wake up call to proponents of autonomous driving, said a researcher from a London-based think tank. ...
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Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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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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Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years
New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market sinc ...
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UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand wil ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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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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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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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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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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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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VW Group's small SUV push expected to help double segment's volume by 2022
Volkswagen Group's late arrival to Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is expected to make one of t ...
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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 Henrik Green 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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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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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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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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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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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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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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