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PSA to electrify global product lineup by 2025

9:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2018

French automaker PSA plans to bring electrified options to its full car and light-truck lineup by 2025, joining other automakers in pledging to widely deploy partial or fully electric powertrains to lower emissions, CEO Carlos Tavares said Wednesday.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan's Ghosn claims top spot despite VW record sales

Jan. 17, 2018 19:15 CET

Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn said the alliance is now the world's leading automaker by unit sales despite rival VW Group delivering a record 10.7 million vehicles in 2017.... Read More »

Audi's Keogh: Electric apocalypse can be a bonanza

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2018

Although not normally a contrarian, Audi of America President Scott Keogh says a coming age of electrified and autonomous connected cars won't be the end of the world for auto dealerships.... Read More »

VW Group's 2017 sales rose 4% to 10.7 million on recovering Russia, Brazil

Jan. 17, 2018 10:22 CET

VW Group's global deliveries rose 4.3 percent to 10.7 million last year as the recovering markets of Russia and Brazil helped to offset weak demand in western Europe.... Read More »

Mercedes plans more SUVs after compact models help expand luxury lead

Jan. 17, 2018 11:10 CET

Mercedes will respond to growing demand for SUVs by expanding its lineup with more models, most likely in the fast-growing compact segment.... Read More »

DETROIT AUTO SHOW

BMW's sporty X2 fills key gap in SUV lineup

Jan. 16, 2018 10:20 CET

BMW's new X2 crossover will fill a key gap in the automaker's SUV lineup that accounts for a third of its worldwide sales.... Read More »

VW's Woebcken credits U.S. rebound to regional autonomy

5:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2018

Hinrich Woebcken said heeding its dealers with a product lineup and business model that catered more to U.S. tastes helped the automaker rebound in sales and market share in 2017.... Read More »

Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker

Jan. 16, 2018 14:58 CET

Rolls-Royce said its sales and marketing director, Fintan Knight, has left the company to pursue other interests. The automaker has not yet announced a successor for the position.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler will keep Jeep to help boost profits, Marchionne says

Jan. 16, 2018 12:45 CET

Fiat Chrysler has no intention of breaking up the company or selling Jeep to a Chinese company because it is relying on the marque to drive future profits, CEO Sergio Marchionne said.... Read More »

VW brand 2017 sales hit 6.23 million as China offsets Europe diesel backlash

Jan. 16, 2018 06:01 CET

VW brand reported record sales last year as China, its biggest market by far, offset falling demand for its vehicles in Europe, where a backlash against diesels hit demand.... Read More »

SUVs help PSA to 15% growth in 2017 vehicle sales

Jan. 16, 2018 09:34 CET

PSA's global sales rose 15 percent to 3.63 million last year, driven by new SUVs and crossovers and the acquisition of Opel from GM.... Read More »

Cheap leases take toll on used market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

It's easy to see why wholesale prices for used midsize sedans are declining: aggressively priced, subvented leases adopted two and three years ago to clear out the cars as consumer preferences shifted to crossovers and SUVs have begun to ripple through the used-car market.... Read More »

2019 Ram 1500 gets big screen, reclining seats

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 pickup -- wholly changed and sporting sophisticated technology once reserved for luxury sedans -- is the result of that all-in commitment to the automaker's top-selling vehicle.... Read More »

German automakers eye U.S. market share gains

Jan. 15, 2018 14:58 CET

German automakers expect to continue increasing their U.S. market share this year, even as demand in the country is seen falling again.... Read More »

China's GAC sets U.S. launch for '19, will recruit dealers at NADA convention

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

After years of teases and promises, China's Guangzhou Automotive Group announced firm plans to enter the United States market. It plans to recruit dealers at the upcoming NADA convention.... Read More »

BMW, Mercedes to test subscription services in U.S.

6:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW plan to launch vehicle subscription pilots in the U.S. this year, joining a growing list of luxury brands in offering consumers a vehicle to drive for a monthly fee that includes insurance, maintenance and pickup and delivery.... Read More »

'Jury is still out' on impact of tax law, NADA's Welch says

5:18 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

NADA President Peter Welch says the law resolved many concerns dealers had during legislative negotiations, specifically about the deductibility of floorplanning interest, but he says the law's complexity still leaves key questions about the economic impact.... Read More »

Renault sales rose nearly 9% in 2017 on Russia, Brazil rebounds

Jan. 15, 2018 10:35 CET

Renault said its global sales grew nearly 9 percent last year with its Renault, Dacia and Lada brands all showing gains. Market recoveries in Russia and Brazil boosted sales.... Read More »

VW brand will invest $3.3 billion in quest for U.S. relevance

Jan. 15, 2018 09:50 CET

VW will invest more than $3.3 billion in North America to give a boost to its core brand as the automaker seeks to build the marque's U.S. market share in the wake of its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

M-B made the right moves to improve

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

I have to say that Mercedes-Benz has really put out the big guns to improve their line to such an extent that it really is amazing.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Industry ignores boomers' needs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

If VW would offer the Atlas' four-cylinder turbo in the Tiguan, I'd jump on it, as it would fill a niche that the industry as a whole seems to be ignoring.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

GM's inventory, stock small victories

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Nick Bunkley's "New GM shows it can keep promises" blows smoke at CEO Mary Barra for reducing inventory and "pushing GM shares up nearly 30 percent." But, in my mind, those are only two relatively insignificant achievements.... Read More »

For Mazda and Toyota, why the rush to Alabama?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

With U.S. sales in decline — and who knows for how long? — is it the right time to add vehicle production capacity?... Read More »

Car-heavy Toyota takes comfort in breadth of its lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

The Camry and other iconic cars may be outliers rather than trendsetters in their ability to defy the rush toward crossovers. And that's a problem Toyota is taking seriously, even as it fields one of the industry's broadest assortments of car models.... Read More »

Streak is still alive! No, not that streak

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Though unit sales in 2017 fell by 1.8 percent, volume continued to rise by another measurement — money.... Read More »

 
BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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PSA got a bargain with Opel, former GM Europe boss says

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19 2017

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PSA got a "good deal" when it bought General Motors' European operations, Opel/Vauxhall, says Nick R ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Western European registrations fell 5% in December
Western European registrations fell 5 percent in December, which had two fewer selling days than a y ...
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UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
UK registrations fell nearly 6 percent in 2017 in their biggest annual slide since the global recess ...
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Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
Spanish new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent last year, although dealers said the increase was helped ...
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German sales rose nearly 3% in 2017 as diesel demand plunged
German new-car sales rose nearly 3 percent last year but fell 1 percent in December on fewer selling ...
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Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russia ...
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Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
Italian new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent in 2017 as incentives helped push demand to its highest ...
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EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
Sales of electrified cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by ge ...
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French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
French registrations rose by nearly 5 percent in 2017, led by increases of more than 10 percent at S ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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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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Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker
Rolls-Royce said its sales and marketing director, Fintan Knight, has left the company to pursue oth ...
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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automak ...
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PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, incl ...
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VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric car ...
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VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
VW of America has tapped Skoda's UK boss Duncan Movassaghi to take over sales operations for the VW brand in the U.S. ...
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VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
Ron Stach, who has headed U.S. sales for the VW brand for nearly two years, has left the automaker. ...
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BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations. ...
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PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The mo ...
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Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp said it named Francisco Lopez Pena as CEO. ...
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Renault's Le Vot will run Nissan North America
Nissan tapped Denis Le Vot of Renault to serve as chairman of Nissan North America. He will succeed Jose Munoz as Nissan's top North American leader. ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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