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Ford CEO sees ‘pressure’ on business without softer mpg rules

9:44 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2016

Ford plans to lobby President-elect Donald Trump to soften U.S. and state fuel-economy rules that hurt profits by forcing automakers to build more electric cars and hybrids than are warranted by customer demand.... Read More »

Barra named to Trump panel on U.S. economy, jobs

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump appointed General Motors CEO Mary Barra to a panel of 16 prominent business leaders that will advise him on job creation and economic matters.... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Trump plans to nominate Wilbur Ross to head U.S. Commerce Department

11:55 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump said today he plans to nominate billionaire investor and auto supplier executive Wilbur Ross as Commerce secretary and Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, as deputy Commerce secretary.... Read More »

AutoNation's move into branded F&I products brings profit payoff

11:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

CEO Mike Jackson credits AutoNation's consistent gains in F&I gross profit to its branded product line. AutoNation began selling private-label F&I products at its stores at the end of last year and online in the first quarter of 2016. Ninety percent of AutoNation customers choose AutoNation branded F&I products, Jackson said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: EPA holds firm on emissions target

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

PA holds firm on mileage, emissions goals; Groups sue NHTSA, seek automatic-braking mandate; Ross tapped for Commerce post; Honda sets CR-V pricing; EV startup to build in Ariz.... Read More »

Safety groups challenge NHTSA on automatic-braking pact

11:22 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

Auto safety and consumer advocacy groups have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a bid to force the agency to decide whether to require automatic braking systems on all new light vehicles.... Read More »

Toyota President Akio Toyoda will head EV division

Nov. 30, 2016 11:41 CET

Toyota appointed its president, Akio Toyoda, to lead the automaker's newly formed electric car division, underlining its commitment to develop a technology that the automaker has been slow to embrace.... Read More »

Brexit tariffs could lift UK car prices by 1,500 pounds, trade group says

Nov. 30, 2016 09:27 CET

Brexit could lift the average price of imported cars in the UK by as much as 1,500 pounds (1,762 euros) if the country loses tariff-free access to the EU, an industry group said.... Read More »

Trump to nominate Elaine Chao for transportation post

11:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation, his transition team said.... Read More »

Ford's $1 billion profit so far in Europe surpassed annual goal

2:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Ford has already surpassed a $1 billion profit in Europe through the first three quarters of 2016, well over the company's annual goal and nearly four times as much as it earned there in all of 2015.... Read More »

Former FCA general counsel Loeb joins Chicago law firm

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's former senior vice president and general counsel, Marjorie Loeb, has been named a partner in the corporate and securities practice of Mayer Brown in Chicago, the law firm announced today.... Read More »

Fiat heir Lapo Elkann arrested in New York over false reporting of incident

Nov. 29, 2016 10:23 CET

Lapo Elkann, grandson of the late Fiat patriarch Gianni Agnelli, was arrested and charged in New York with falsely reporting an incident. Media reported that he was suspected of faking his own kidnapping.... Read More »

BMW hides tech under the hood in tepid 5-series revamp

Nov. 29, 2016 14:33 CET

BMW's new 5-series sedan can drive itself at speeds as fast as 210 kph (130 mph) per hour, turn up the radio with the wave of a hand and warn other cars of fog. But despite all that gadgetry, its looks have changed very little.... Read More »

VW stake in carbon-fiber maker SGL will fall after new share issue

Nov. 29, 2016 11:11 CET

Volkswagen Group will not buy into a new share issue by SGL, reducing its stake in the German carbon-fiber maker and allowing rival BMW Group more control over one of its key materials suppliers.... 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 »

What to make of these Fiat tweets?

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

Why is Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks going around Europe taking photos with distressed Fiats and posting them on Twitter, claiming to be “excited about my new car”?... Read More »

NADA's Welch in congress lineup

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

Peter Welch, president of the National Automobile Dealers Association, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 10.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Ideals are at stake in the Trump era

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

We may have gotten ahead of ourselves this month by sounding off on globalization and deregulation without stopping to comment on the tenor of the U.S. election campaign we just witnessed or the character of the man who won it.... Read More »

 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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