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Brexit deterring suppliers, Jaguar Land Rover warns

Sept. 8, 2017 10:07 CET

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth said the automaker is starting to feel the first effects of Brexit, with international suppliers less willing to commit to the country.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment

Sept. 8, 2017 06:01 CET

The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. This was helped by a 10,000-unit boost provided by the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Dodge Avengers Assemble! (And Reassemble! Again!)

1:58 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2017

Forget Cap and Thor and Iron Man, et al.; a real-life Avengers mystery is unfolding in Fiat Chrysler's monthly sales reports.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Honda drops CR-V diesel version

Sept. 7, 2017 15:06 CET

Honda is replacing the diesel version of the CR-V crossover in Europe with a full-hybrid variant as the automaker focuses on electrification as sales of diesel-powered vehicles slide in the region.... Read More »

Rental-car rates surge for few vehicles available in Houston

7:29 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2017

Drivers in need of wheels are being forced to pay up as a thin offering of rental cars becomes available again in Houston, the vehicle-dependent city still reeling after Hurricane Harvey.... Read More »

U.S. average fuel economy edged down in August

11:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2017

The average fuel economy of new light vehicles sold in the U.S. in August was 25.3 mpg, down 0.1 mpg from July.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Toyota CCO Leroy aims to push automaker to next level

Sept. 6, 2017 06:01 CET

Toyota's Didier Leroy is one of the top executives tasked with streamlining the automaker's operations to lift profits. Leroy explained the challenges of meeting this goal with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Ford adds new diesel, awd to EcoSport

Sept. 6, 2017 10:24 CET

Ford hopes to give its EcoSport a sales boost in Europe's increasingly competitive subcompact SUV segment by adding four-wheel drive and a new diesel engine, along with a bolder look.... Read More »

AUGUST SALES BY MARKET

W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain

Sept. 5, 2017 14:30 CET

Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Spain, according to industry data compiled by LMC Automotive.... Read More »

AUGUST SALES BY MARKET

UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns

Sept. 5, 2017 11:27 CET

UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty over Brexit and possible levies on diesel cars continued to hit Europe's second-biggest market.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: In forecast, a sales bump for trucks?

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2017

A sales bump for trucks? - Snyder's Aug. takeaways; Lexus scores a victory; Why GM dealers are miffed; Former NADA exec Brady joins Kerrigan; Technology in Motion.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: August U.S. sales winners, losers

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2017

Aug. U.S. sales winners, losers; VW dealers first in line for fixed diesels; Mercedes revamps S-class coupe, convertible; Jaguar using game to find talent; Musk on World War III.... Read More »

AUGUST SALES BY MARKET

Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%

Sept. 4, 2017 10:01 CET

French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the premium segment.... Read More »

Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes

Sept. 4, 2017 11:23 CET

Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. The move comes as payment disputes with suppliers resulted in the temporary shutdown of production last month at four of the automaker's China factories.... Read More »

Harvey seen as 'net positive' for sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

Sales lost to disruptions in the final week of August are expected to be made up by year end with an influx of owners of damaged vehicles heading to area dealerships for a replacement car or truck.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Why VW, Ford, others have turned subcompact sector into a tech battleground

Sept. 3, 2017 06:01 CET

VW, Ford, Nissan and Kia are among automakers packing their latest small cars with advanced infotainment, safety and comfort features to win over tech-savvy customers.... Read More »

Gulf ports play growing role in auto trade

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2017

Automakers now realize they can save on logistics by using ocean shipping to reach customers in the lower Midwest with foreign-made vehicles, or to export vehicles built in the Southeast's assembly plants.... Read More »

Flood-car fraud sure to rise from the mud

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2017

If history is any guide, the first flood-damaged vehicles from Harvey are days away from changing hands, and dangers to unsuspecting buyers are greater than ever.... Read More »

AUGUST U.S. SALES

U.S. sales slip; SAAR falls to 16.13 million on Harvey impact

9:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

U.S. light-vehicles sales slipped 1.8 percent last month and the seasonally adjusted, annualized pace of sales fell to the lowest level -- 16.13 million -- since February 2014 behind a late-month wallop from Hurricane Harvey.... Read More »

TOYOTA: 3rd-straight gain despite Lexus drag

10:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Toyota Motor North America, behind stronger truck demand and higher incentives, posted a U.S. sales gain in August for the third-straight month despite some drag by its Lexus luxury division.... Read More »

FCA: Losing streak hits 12 months

11:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

FCA's sales dropped 11 percent in August -- including a 7 percent drop in retail sales -- despite six vehicles in the automaker's lineup recording their best sales totals for the month of August.... Read More »

LUXURY: Lexus makes up ground amid luxury slump

5:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Lexus gained ground on Mercedes and BMW in August, but luxury sales fell overall.... Read More »

JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: Post-Harvey race to restock is on

4:47 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Hurricane Harvey is a wild card that will test the industry's ability to manage a changing U.S. auto sales market.... Read More »

SUBARU: Crossover lineup drives monthly record tally

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Subaru of America's crossover-heavy lineup helped the brand eclipse its previous monthly sales record in August as it continues to ride a white-hot streak.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Deliveries fall on weak fleet

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

A sharp decline in fleet sales continued to push combined Hyundai-Kia sales down 15 percent to 107,633 units in August.... Read More »

 
Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

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

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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Zetsche first CEO to fulfill oft-broken F1 promise

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is the first CEO I know to fulfill a promise to transfer his company's F1 ...
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First impressions of Audi's self-driving system

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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The Level 3 autonomous driving technology in the new Audi A8, which will be on display at the upcomi ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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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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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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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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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Ford names former Key Safety exec Luo to steer China unit
Ford named former Key Safety Systems executive Jason Luo as chairman and CEO of its China operations ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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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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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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