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Jaguar Land Rover aid for Slovak factory investigated by EU

May 24, 2017 13:13 CET

EU regulators are investigating the legality of Slovakia's plan to grant $139.7 million to Jaguar Land Rover to support a new plant in the country. The facility, which will build up to 300,000 cars annually, will open next year.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover profit margin improves on China, U.S. demand

May 23, 2017 14:56 CET

Jaguar Land Rover's profit margin widened to 14.5 percent in its latest quarter on strong demand for SUVs in major markets including China and the U.S.... Read More »

India exit puts GM in 'right markets'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

GM CEO Mary Barra signaled that GM isn't planning any more major reductions to its geographic profile. Still, she said the company would aggressively pare costs everywhere it can.... Read More »

EU plans to revise vehicle safety rules to cut road deaths

May 19, 2017 22:39 CET

EU car and truck safety rules will be revised by the end of the year after pressure from campaigners to cut the number of road deaths by forcing manufacturers to include technologies which make vehicles safer.... Read More »

BMW's Kuhnt adds 2 execs to North American leadership

12:19 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2017

BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive BMW's growth in the key U.S. market.... Read More »

EU starts legal action against Italy over Fiat Chrysler emissions

May 17, 2017 12:18 CET

The European Commission launched legal action against Italy for failing to respond to allegations of emissions-test cheating by Fiat Chrysler. EU officials claim Italy failed to properly deal with an accusation from Germany that the automaker used an illegal device in Fiat and Jeep models.... Read More »

APR hits marker not seen since 2010

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 17, 2017

The average interest rate on a new-vehicle loan in April topped 5 percent, marking the first time since 2010 that the average U.S. interest rate has exceeded that level for two straight months. Rising interest rates could hurt U.S. new-vehicle sales, Edmunds says.... Read More »

BMW becomes China's No. 1 luxury brand

May 16, 2017 11:42 CET

Sales of BMW and Mini vehicles in China jumped 39 percent to 48,869 in April. The German automaker claimed bragging rights as China's No. 1 luxury brand after outselling Mercedes and Audi.... Read More »

European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump

May 16, 2017 09:10 CET

Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump in UK sales. VW, Ford and Opel saw large declines while Toyota and Kia boosted volume.... Read More »

Mazda could expand future diesel offerings

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

Mazda wants an optional diesel engine to account for at least 10 percent of U.S. sales of its redesigned CX-5 crossover. Mazda could expand diesel offerings if the diesel CX-5 takes off.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Japanese automakers in truck scramble

1:30 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

Japanese automakers in truck scramble; GM inventory up 37%; Volvo getting Android; Delphi plans self-driving taxi in U.S.; Lambo's 650-hp SUV; Ultraluxury vending machine.... Read More »

Rising inventories due mostly to GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

With one exception, inventories of unsold vehicles have been essentially flat across the U.S. auto industry in the past year. That exception: General Motors.... Read More »

Japan's automakers scramble to fill truck gap

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2017

Stung by imploding profits, Japan's automakers are scrambling to jam out more of the only vehicles that seem to sell these days: crossovers, pickups and SUVs.... Read More »

Sonic tweaks rollout of no-haggle selling

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

Sonic Automotive is switching plans for the rollout of its One Sonic-One Experience program to its 112 dealerships.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Skoda gets key VW Group project following Audi-topping results

May 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Skoda has been rewarded by parent VW Group with the high-profile assignment of developing of a budget car for emerging markets after the Czech unit delivered profit margins that topped those of luxury sister brand Audi.... Read More »

EU nations agree on draft car-approval rules despite German reluctance

May 12, 2017 14:36 CET

EU nations have agreed on new draft rules for car approvals despite opposition from Germany, sources said. Fines of up to 30,000 euros ($32,613) per vehicle could be imposed on automakers who cheat the system.... Read More »

Growing U.S. used-car glut is a consumer's dream, automakers' nightmare

10:03 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2017

A deluge of lightly-used cars in the US is good news for independent dealers, auto auction houses and car buyers. Not so much for automakers.... Read More »

VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%

May 12, 2017 11:00 CET

New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after four years of falling demand. Industry watchers cautioned that the market is still "fragile."... Read More »

VW brand deliveries rise in China, but Audi struggles

May 12, 2017 11:55 CET

VW brand sales in China rose 4.3 percent in April on strong demand for its crossovers and SUVs. Volume at sibling unit Audi slipped 6.9 percent as the premium marque began to recover from a costly dispute with dealers over its plans to expand its distribution network in the country.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Auto sector has mixed Q1

May 12, 2017 06:01 CET

Shareholder value growth slowed considerably for automakers in the first three months of 2017 but improved for partsmakers and car retailers, according to the latest Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers Transaction Services Shareholder Value Indices.... Read More »

Nissan profit falls 6% on currency losses, rising incentives

May 11, 2017 10:55 CET

Nissan reported a 6.4 percent drop in operating profit in the just-ended fiscal year as foreign exchange losses and rising incentives undercut earnings.... Read More »

Robo-Taxi rise won't slow global auto demand, Renault exec says

May 11, 2017 12:48 CET

Automakers can expect rising global demand over the coming decades, even if "dramatic" changes to the industry mean fewer people actually own their cars, said Gilles Normand, Renault's head of electric vehicles.... Read More »

LATEST LAUNCHES

Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills

May 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has been made softer and more luxurious than its predecessor, it remains true to the SUV brand's go-anywhere philosophy and has been engineered to take the path of most resistance, should the driver choose.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: F&I vendors take aim at used vehicles

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2017

The trend toward used vehicles has extended beyond financing. It's become a focus in the F&I product world, too.... Read More »

Ford says UK needs post-Brexit deals with Turkey, South Africa, not just EU

May 10, 2017 11:15 CET

The UK needs to strike a trade deal with Turkey and South Africa as well as with the EU when the country leaves the bloc, said Jim Farley, Ford's Europe chief.... Read More »

 
Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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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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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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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
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Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
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Ex-Ferrari exec Lanzone hired by autonomous car start-up Zoox
Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox said Corrado Lanzone, former operations director of Ferrari's racing division, has joined the company as its vice president of manufacturing... ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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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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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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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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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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