Europe

Porsche under investigation by German prosecutors for fraud, false advertising

10:36 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

The Stuttgart prosecutor's office said employees at Porsche AG and its United States subsidiary were being investigated for suspected fraud and false advertising related to diesel emissions.... Read More »

Germans arrest Audi worker in diesel probe

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

In the first arrest in Germany related to Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal, an unnamed Audi employee has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and false advertising.... Read More »

Ford promotes key designers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Ford of Europe's design director has been promoted to a global role as head of design for cars and crossovers. Ford's interior design chief will take over in Europe.... Read More »

Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise

July 7, 2017 14:38 CET

New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher sales.... Read More »

German states urge carmakers to address air pollution

July 7, 2017 13:54 CET

German carmakers must quickly address the problem of rising air pollution caused by diesel engines in several cities, the premiers of five German states said, adding that the issue should be solved by companies on a voluntary basis.... Read More »

VW, Kuka to cooperate on robots that help EV owners

July 7, 2017 15:25 CET

VW Group and robot maker Kuka are expanding a cooperation to develop ways that robots can help drivers of electric and autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

Magna has Plan B if Slovenia car plant plan stalls

July 7, 2017 14:30 CET

Car parts supplier Magna International said it will invest elsewhere in Europe if Slovenia does not soon approve the first phase of a planned 1.2 billion euro vehicle production site.... Read More »

Audi employee arrested by German prosecutors in emissions probe

July 7, 2017 10:19 CET

Prosecutors in Munich have arrested an unnamed Audi employee on suspicion of fraud and false advertising in connection with the carmaker's cheating on emissions tests. It is the first arrest in Germany related to Audi parent VW Group's diesel scandal.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Supercar makers poised for big growth in Europe

July 7, 2017 06:15 CET

Automakers such as Ferrari, Aston Martin and Bentley are poised to continue profiting from rising European demand for their high-priced supercars and limousines as sales are on track to reach 12,980, up from 10,677 in 2016, according to analysts.... Read More »

EU, Japan hail trade deal as response to Trump's stance

July 6, 2017 14:39 CET

EU and Japanese leaders endorsed a preliminary free-trade agreement as they seek to counter Donald Trump's protectionist stance during his second trip to Europe as U.S. president.... Read More »

France to end sale of diesel, gasoline vehicles by 2040

July 6, 2017 17:06 CET

France plans to end the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 in a bid to become a carbon-neutral nation, Energy Minister Nicolas Hulot said, effectively promoting electric cars.... Read More »

EU, Japan hail trade deal as response to Trump's protectionism

July 5, 2017 19:52 CET

EU and Japanese leaders endorsed a preliminary free-trade agreement as they seek to counter Donald Trump's protectionist stance during his second trip to Europe as U.S. president.... Read More »

UK car sales fall for third consecutive month

July 5, 2017 13:32 CET

UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales have fallen for three months in a row as the market cools from record highs.... Read More »

Volvo steers toward electrified future

July 5, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo will only offer electrified powertrains in models that it launches starting in 2019, a move that signals its intention to phase out the internal combustion engine from its lineup.... Read More »

Italy June sale surge 13%

July 4, 2017 11:56 CET

Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures from the country's transport ministry. “It is the best June since 2009,” said Gianmarco Giorda, director of auto industry association ANFIA.... Read More »

German car sales drop on fewer selling days

July 4, 2017 14:04 CET

German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the KBA. The motor transport authority attributed the decline to there being two fewer selling days in June.... Read More »

Bosch predicts 7% sales gain for auto division

July 4, 2017 10:00 CET

Robert Bosch expects its automotive division to increase revenue by 7 percent this year to about 47 billion euros. That growth rate would be nearly three times faster than the estimated rise for global passenger-car production.... Read More »

French sales rise nearly 2% in June

July 3, 2017 11:16 CET

Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Ford recording the strongest gains.... Read More »

Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen

July 3, 2017 20:41 CET

New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry association ANFAC. It was Spain's best June result since 2007, but market watchers see reasons to be concerned.... Read More »

Knorr-Bremse offers concessions in bid for EU approval for Haldex deal

July 3, 2017 12:16 CET

Knorr-Bremse has offered concessions in a bid to win EU antitrust approval for its takeover of Haldex as the German supplier continues its pursuit of the Swedish peer despite the lack of Haldex management's support.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for July

July 3, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the significant shifts taking place at Porsche to help it keep pace with the industry’s game-changing megatrends.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

Goodwood is now Britain's auto show

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

The Goodwood Festival of Speed, held last weekend in England, has taken over from where Britain's formal auto show left off in 2008 after losing support from automakers.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Hyundai readies high-performance N-badged car

July 2, 2017 06:01 CET

Hyundai will start production of its first N-badged model, the i30 N, in September at its Czech Republic factory.... Read More »

VW's French unit reported false delivery figures for years, report says

June 30, 2017 21:13 CET

VW Group's French division reported inaccurate delivery figures to make its performance look better, a German magazine reported. The reporting affected the VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat brands, Der Spiegel said.... Read More »

McLaren CEO says post-Brexit UK must try to influence EU car rules

June 30, 2017 09:27 CET

McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt says the UK must try to retain an influence over EU car rules after Brexit to avoid a costly divergence in vehicle standards.The executive said he will also look at boosting the company's graduate recruitment schemes in case the free movement of EU citizens is restricted after the UK leaves the bloc.... Read More »

 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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Italy June sale surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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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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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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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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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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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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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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