Sales

Sunny outlook persists as sales slide deepens

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

July marked the steepest year-over-year decline for U.S. new-vehicle sales since 2010 and the industry's seventh down month in a row, yet there's no sign of panic.... Read More »

N.A. an anchor on Honda earnings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

North America emerged as a weak link for Honda in the latest quarter as falling regional sales and profits weighed down a meager uptick in global operating profit.... Read More »

Detroit wants Trump to play offense in trade talks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2017

The game plan: get U.S. negotiators to aggressively push other nations to accept U.S. safety and performance standards, alongside European Union or domestic standards.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum

Aug. 6, 2017 06:01 CET

Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would be nearly flat. There are signs that the rebound may be losing steam.... Read More »

JULY SALES

UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty

Aug. 4, 2017 12:09 CET

UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. The result is the latest sign of how uncertainty about Brexit is hitting Britain's economy, the SMMT industry body said.... Read More »

Toyota's quarterly profit drops 11% on incentives, currency losses

Aug. 4, 2017 09:28 CET

Operating profit dropped 11 percent at Toyota in the latest quarter with rising incentives and foreign exchange losses broadsiding earnings as Japan's biggest automaker struggled to shift its car-heavy mix to hot-selling light trucks in the important U.S. market.... Read More »

Continental Q2 profit falls 10% on r&d, production costs

Aug. 3, 2017 14:34 CET

Continental's second-quarter operating profit fell 10 percent as the supplier raised spending on production and r&d. The company slightly lifted its sales outlook on growing demand for electric-car components.... Read More »

Subaru profit jumps 18% on U.S. demand

4:33 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2017

Subaru's quarterly profit rose 18 percent on booming U.S. demand for crossovers.... Read More »

JULY SALES

French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand

Aug. 3, 2017 06:01 CET

French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump in demand. Registrations in the first seven months were up 3.8 percent to 1.28 million.... Read More »

JULY SALES

Business sales boost Italian car market in July

Aug. 2, 2017 11:02 CET

Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registrations rose to 145,363. In the first seven months, volume was up 8.6 percent to 1.28 million.... Read More »

JULY SALES

German sales rise 1.5% in July despite diesel slump

Aug. 2, 2017 12:48 CET

German registrations rose by 1.5 percent in July despite a 13 percent fall in diesel car sales.... Read More »

JULY SALES

Spanish sales rise nearly 3%, boosted by tourism

Aug. 2, 2017 13:31 CET

Spanish new-car sales grew by 2.5 percent in July as business registrations continued to offset falling demand from private customers. July's growth was at a slower pace than in previous months.... Read More »

Toyota's Carter still bullish on 'healthy' U.S. market

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Contrary to what he has been reading in the press, Toyota's Bob Carter believes the U.S. auto market is doing just fine.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Sitting higher, but selling lower in July

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Sitting higher, but selling lower in July: Snyder's takeaways; Refocusing AutoNation; German diesel deal; Nissan kid-safety alert; Lesson 1: Who is Adient?; 'Cars are like guns.'... Read More »

GERMAN DIESEL SUMMIT

Germany makes last-ditch play to save diesel

Aug. 2, 2017 09:28 CET

The CEOs of VW, Daimler and BMW are meeting German politicians in Berlin as the country's auto industry seeks to salvage its beleaguered diesel technology and draw a line under an emissions scandal that shows no signs of abating.... Read More »

Tesla Model 3 threatens German luxury sedan sales in U.S.

Aug. 2, 2017 09:56 CET

BMW, Mercedes and Audi could face a challenge to their U.S. sales from the Tesla Model 3, which has options that position it in the luxury car market.... Read More »

JULY SALES

Sales drop 7% behind dips at Detroit 3, Nissan, Honda

9:28 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales dropped 6.9 percent in July, the weakest showing yet in a year that is on track to generate the industry's first decline in volume since the 2008-09 market collapse. The SAAR dropped to 16.78 million, down more than 1 million from July 2016.... Read More »

VW July sales fall 5.8%, Audi's rise 2.5%

5:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Despite a 2.5 percent gain by Audi, Volkswagen of America's July sales slid 2.3 percent to 50,059.... Read More »

FCA: Slump hits 11 months

12:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales fell 10 percent in July, as a sharp reduction in fleet deliveries compounded a decline in retail sales.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Declines hit most cars, crossovers

5:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Hyundai attributed its decline mostly to a drop in fleet sales, which it said amounted to less than 10 percent of its volume for the month. Yet in an era of hot crossover sales, even its Sante Fe sales were down. Hyundai-Kia is still looking for its first monthly sales gain of 2017.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Volume rises on record RAV4, Lexus utility deliveries

5:44 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Toyota's July sales increased 3.6 percent compared with a year ago, with Lexus experiencing its first increase of the year.... Read More »

HONDA: Tight supplies hamper trucks

4:03 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Dogged by tight supply of its best-known light-truck models and despite an increase in incentive spending, American Honda posted a 1.2 percent decline in July sales to 150,980 units.... Read More »

JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: Same game, new rules

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

The U.S. auto industry has crossed over from expansion to contraction. The general U.S. economy is still strong and building, but for the folks who build or sell light vehicles, it's increasingly clear that seven years of sales growth is ending.... Read More »

FORD: 26% drop in fleet a big drag

1:46 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Ford Motor Co.'s July sales fell 7.4 percent as fleet orders were impacted by a late-June recall.... Read More »

GM: Sales down 15%, stocks hover over 100 days

11:17 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

The automaker said it sold 226,107 cars and trucks last month. That included a 14 percent decline in retail sales to 202,220 vehicles.... Read More »

 
A peek inside's VW's secret fortress

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10 2017

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VW opened up to reporters its secretive proving grounds near Wolfsburg where the company's brightest ...
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German diesel summit must succeed in restoring confidence in fuel

Christiaan Hetzner
5:25 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1 2017

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What VW Group's emissions fraud failed to achieve, Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn may accomplish: turn G ...
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German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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German sales rise 1.5% in July despite diesel slump
German registrations rose by 1.5 percent in July despite a 13 percent fall in diesel car sales. ...
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Spanish sales rise nearly 3%, boosted by tourism
Spanish new-car sales grew by 2.5 percent in July as business registrations continued to offset fall ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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Skoda names VW Group veteran Stefani as design chief
Skoda has named Oliver Stefani as its new design head. Stefani replaces Jozef Kaban, who left Skoda ...
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Aston Martin names Maserati exec as powertrain boss
Aston Martin has named Maserati's Joerg Ross as its new head of powertrain. ...
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VW brand confirms Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core passenger ...
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VW brand names Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core Volkswage ...
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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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