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Tax threat heightens concern about affordability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

Prices for new cars and trucks, being pushed ever-higher by fuel-economy improvements, safety equipment and advanced technology, could soar out of range for many U.S. buyers with the addition of an import tax to the equation.... Read More »

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Lexus still short of utility vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

Lexus is still short on supplies of its popular utility vehicles after limited availability led to a 26 percent fall in sales last month.... Read More »

Fleet sales dip in January

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

Low fleet activity contributed to the U.S. auto industry's light-vehicle sales decline in January.... Read More »

Nissan gets its commercial trucks in a row

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

Nissan executives say they finally have a lineup that will enable their dealers to make a plausible run at one of the great bastions of Detroit-dominated truck business: commercial sales to businesses.... Read More »

Stocks rise despite brisk Jan. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

Automakers and dealers started February with bulging lots after inventories grew faster than January U.S. auto sales.... Read More »

U.S. throughput falls in '16

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

The average U.S. dealership's new-vehicle throughput fell in 2016 for the first time in seven years to 965, just one unit below the 2015 record, Urban Science said.... Read More »

Incentives hit Subaru parent profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

The maker of Subaru vehicles said spiraling warranty costs, higher incentives and big foreign exchange rate losses sent operating profit plunging 35 percent in the latest quarter.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Why Renault's investment in Dacia keeps paying off

Feb. 10, 2017 07:00 CET

Renault's investment in Dacia continues to pay off in the showroom and on the balance sheet. The low-frills brand set new sales records worldwide, maintaining the marque as a money-maker for its parent.... Read More »

EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says

Feb. 9, 2017 10:55 CET

Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year's 6.8 percent gain, said European auto industry association ACEA. "Uncertainty is expected to overshadow 2017," ACEA said, citing political developments such as elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands.... Read More »

EU will be tougher on gov'ts soft on emissions cheating

Feb. 9, 2017 12:33 CET

The EU plans more legal action soon against governments that have failed to police emissions test cheating by automakers in the wake of the VW Group diesel scandal, EU industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said.... Read More »

Nissan's quarterly profit drops 15% on yen, incentives

Feb. 9, 2017 10:39 CET

Nissan reported a 15 percent drop in operating profit to 163.51 billion yen ($1.40 billion) in the latest quarter as foreign exchange losses, falling revenue and rising incentives sapped earnings.... Read More »

UK plans to remove key barrier for self-driving cars

Feb. 9, 2017 09:53 CET

The UK plans to introduce new insurance rules to ensure victims of accidents involving self-driving cars are compensated quickly in a bid to remove a major obstacle for a growing branch of the industry. The global market for autonomous cars is estimated to be worth 900 billion pounds ($1.1 trillion) worldwide by 2025.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW mulls steps against Piech

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

VW mulls steps against Piech; Expanded Renault-Nissan alliance closes in on GM; Food, hope in storm-hit New Orleans; Lincoln's blues groove; BMW taps Skoda exec; Putin hosts VW CEO.... Read More »

Zipcar shutters Detroit office

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Zipcar has closed its Detroit workspace as part of the company's move to reduce its "physical presence."... Read More »

Russia sales fall 5% despite expected market rebound

Feb. 8, 2017 14:55 CET

New-car sales in Russia fell 5 percent last month, despite predictions from the country's industry association and other market watchers that registrations would begin to rebound. The market is expected to recover after a four-year decline and grow by up to 5 percent this year, they say.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Volvo CEO predicts 4th straight year of record sales

Feb. 8, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson expects the automaker to build on recent success and set a new all-time sales record for a fourth consecutive year in 2017. The executive explained to Automotive News Europe that he is bullish in part because Volvo will debut the all-new XC40, a key model in the popular compact crossover segment.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan nears GM global sales after Mitsubishi rescue

6:51 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Renault-Nissan Alliance came just short of matching General Motors and joining the ranks of the three biggest automakers by global sales, after CEO Carlos Ghosn rescued a Japanese peer last year. Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi combined delivered 9.96 million vehicles last year... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: Why selling more cars is bad news for GM

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

General Motors redesigned several of its top-selling cars in 2016, including the Chevrolet Malibu and Cruze. And unfortunately for GM, some people actually bought them.... Read More »

FTC sued over sale of certified used cars

6:34 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

The Center for Auto Safety and five other groups filed a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission for allowing used cars to be advertised as "certified" or safe despite being the target of an outstanding safety recall.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely

Feb. 6, 2017 13:45 CET

After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimistic that 2017 will bring signs of recovery for a market with the potential to become Europe's biggest for new-car sales.... Read More »

Western European car sales rise 10% in January

Feb. 6, 2017 14:04 CET

Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy and Spain, according to industry data compiled by LMC Automotive.... Read More »

UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand

Feb. 6, 2017 11:21 CET

UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from private consumers since March last year. The rise came despite fears a vote to leave the EU in June would hit private car sales.... Read More »

Luxembourg starts criminal case over vehicle emissions

Feb. 6, 2017 18:55 CET

Luxembourg has started criminal proceedings in response to the VW Group diesel-emissions scandal, saying that regulators had been cheated by car manufacturers. The EU country's infrastructure minister said he was lodging a complaint with prosecutors without naming any of the parties under suspicion.... Read More »

As truck sales keep rolling, small cars hang on

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

The clamor for more crossovers and SUVs shows no signs of fading anytime soon. And it could mean the end of the Toyota Camry's 15-year reign as the nation's top-selling car.... Read More »

Europe's midsize car fight is luxury vs. mainstream

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

In 2016, sales of midsize luxury-brand models for the first time topped midsize cars from mainstream brands, according to LMC Automotive, which used estimates for December.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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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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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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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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