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Daimler establishes task force to evaluate Brexit risk

April 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Daimler has set up a task force to assess the potential impact of a UK exit from the EU. The automaker believes a so-called "Brexit" could lead to a rise in market volatility.... Read More »

Automakers cut CO2 emissions more than EU regulatory target

April 14, 2016 11:57 CET

A strategy by automakers to downsize engines and reduce weight to help meet Europe's stricter CO2 emissions targets is paying dividends, official data showed. Emissions from new cars sold in the EU in 2015 were 8 percent below the goal set by EU lawmakers.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Dad-vans are one thing, but 7-year loans for a Dodge Dart?

4:09 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2016

You have to give Tim Kuniskis credit for one thing: He's not the guy who chooses the well-worn path when it comes to marketing.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ghosn welcomes Model 3 zeal

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

Why Ghosn welcomes Model 3 zeal; 'Hubris' hinders Tesla deliveries; JLR's new store look; GM Korea labor tension; Ford South Africa plans.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Automakers fight to regain trust in wake of VW scandal

April 3, 2016 06:01 CET

VW's cheating on emissions tests has left Europe's automakers with the challenge of persuading buyers that diesel engines are clean. Car companies have invested billions into diesel technology to help meet stricter CO2 regulations.... Read More »

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EU trials new way to measure emissions, but will it make a difference?

March 22, 2016 11:50 CET

Following Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal, a new device to measure car pollution will soon become a common sight on cars around Europe.... Read More »

European automakers will use more aluminum to meet tougher CO2 targets

March 17, 2016 16:25 CET

The amount of aluminum in European cars is expected to rise considerably by the end of the decade as automakers look to meet tougher EU CO2 targets in 2021.... Read More »

BMW warns its Rolls-Royce staff of Brexit risk, report says

March 3, 2016 11:12 CET

BMW Group has written to its Rolls-Royce employees to warn about the risks the company would face if the UK votes to leave the European Union at the upcoming referendum, the BBC reported.... Read More »

BMW says Brexit would cloud future for Mini, Rolls-Royce brands in UK

March 2, 2016 15:36 CET

BMW Group CEO Harald Krueger said a UK decision to exit the European Union after a referendum in June would cloud the future of its UK brands, Mini and Rolls-Royce.... Read More »

EU begins inquiry into VW emissions scandal

March 2, 2016 16:51 CET

The European Parliament has started a year-long investigation into the VW emissions scandal and whether regulators could have done more to prevent it. EU regulation of the car industry has been under scrutiny since VW admitted rigging emissions tests for some diesel vehicles in the U.S.... Read More »

Automakers say tighter EU border controls over refugees could hit production

March 2, 2016 08:54 CET

The auto industry's lean manufacturing system is vulnerable to any tightening of Europe's border controls in the wake of the region's refugee crisis, Ford, Opel and Daimler executives said at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

Brexit may allow EU to tighten pollution rules, even in UK

Feb. 29, 2016 16:08 CET

The UK's departure from the EU may free up officials in Brussels to tighten air-pollution regulations everywhere in the region, including in the UK because of a twist in the free-trade laws likely to remain in force.... Read More »

Nissan, Daimler, Ford oppose UK exit from EU

Feb. 24, 2016 10:40 CET

Nissan and Daimler have joined Ford in supporting Prime Minister David Cameron's bid to keep the UK inside the European Union. Exports to EU markets accounted for 58 percent of UK auto production last year.... Read More »

Small German city challenges nation's automakers on diesel pollution

Feb. 21, 2016 06:01 CET

Wiesbaden, a leafy city in Frankfurt's commuter belt, is opening a new front in the battle against vehicle pollution after a court ordered the state government to clean up diesel exhaust fumes by September or face a fine.... Read More »

Tougher emissions tests in Europe could hit small diesel cars, auto lobby says

Feb. 17, 2016 16:16 CET

A tougher European testing regime following Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal could mean new small diesel car models are modified or withdrawn by automakers, the region's auto lobby said.... Read More »

N. America powers Nissan profit surge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2016

Nissan's net jumped 24 percent in the October-December quarter, paced by strong earnings in North America.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Automakers survive EU politicians' backlash on emissions for now

Feb. 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Intense lobbying by Europe's car manufacturers helped to save a compromise that will let automakers exceed EU pollution targets for now, but the narrowness of their victory shows that politicians are running out of patience.... Read More »

Automakers win fight for diluted EU car-pollution test

Feb. 3, 2016 14:13 CET

Automakers won their fight for a diluted EU plan for testing NOx emissions of cars under real-driving conditions. The plan today cleared the final hurdle in the European Parliament, defying calls for more radical reform following Volkswagen's test-cheating scandal.... Read More »

JANUARY 2016 U.S. SALES

Snowstorms drive sales down 0.4%; SAAR rises to 17.55 million

8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016

U.S. auto sales declined 0.4 percent last month, as severe winter weather pushed some consumers to put off car shopping until February. With two fewer sales days, the sales rate still rose to 17.55 million. Automakers posted stronger results than many forecasts had predicted for a month that began with stocks taking a dive and ended with the storm.... Read More »

Automakers' political power may sway EU pollution-test vote

Feb. 2, 2016 12:02 CET

A European plan to test cars' pollution levels under real driving conditions may survive a veto threat this week, signaling that the VW cheating scandal has done little to reduce the auto industry's political influence.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler will offer new settings for diesel engines to make them cleaner

Feb. 2, 2016 10:56 CET

Fiat Chrysler will offer new calibrations to make its most recent generation of diesel vehicles cleaner on the road after completing an internal review of its cars following the Volkswagen Group emissions scandal.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Nissan claims win in Europe, but Toyota had more sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2016

Nissan claims it has achieved a long-stated goal of becoming the No. 1 Asian automaker in Europe by outselling Toyota last year. But Nissan's total was nearly 100,000 less than Toyota's. So which automaker won?... Read More »

EU seeks more powers over car regulations after VW scandal

Jan. 27, 2016 14:44 CET

The EU is seeking sweeping powers over national car regulations, aiming to prevent a repeat of VW's emissions rigging. Under proposed new rules, Brussels would be able to order spot checks on vehicles, order recalls and impose penalties for failure to comply with environmental laws.... Read More »

EU regulators fine Japanese suppliers 138 million euros for price fixing

Jan. 26, 2016 13:09 CET

EU antitrust regulators fined Mitsubishi Electric and Hitachi Ltd. a total of 137.8 million euros ($149.8 million) for fixing prices of car alternators and starters. Supplier Denso avoided a fine after alerting officials to the existence of the cartel.... Read More »

Europe proposes changes in new-car approvals in light of VW scandal

1:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

EU regulators will propose a shakeup of rules on authorizing new models of cars to prevent a rerun of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, firing the starting gun on a tough debate as governments and industry resist change.... Read More »

 
VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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The time may be just right for PSA's return to the U.S.

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21 2016

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If you've heard that PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is considering a return to North America, don't think that ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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