Merkel sides with auto industry in bid to protect jobs

Oct. 8, 2015 10:58 CET

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she believes Volkswagen is doing its best to clear up its diesel emissions scandal and urged members of the green lobby not to condemn the broader auto industry, warning this could put thousands of jobs at risk.... Read More »


BLOG: So long side mirrors, hello cameras

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Audi and Mercedes-Benz are among the automakers that believe they will be able persuade legislators in key global markets that side mirrors need to be replaced by cameras to make future models more aerodynamic and fuel efficient.... Read More »


Ford of Europe boss bullish about brand's rebound

Oct. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

New Ford of Europe boss Jim Farley is bullish about the brand's chances of making a profit again soon despite a huge slump in Russia, where the automaker has invested heavily in products and plants. Farley explained to Automotive News Europe why he expects to benefit from the comittment to Russia and a much-improved SUV lineup.... Read More »


EU industry chief seeks faster action on emissions tests despite German objections

Oct. 7, 2015 10:43 CET

The EU's industrial policy chief urged an acceleration of work on tougher EU emissions tests for new vehicles despite objections from Germany. A proposed timetable to introduce real-driving emission tests is too strict for the car industry, Germany argues.... Read More »

UK car sales rise 9% on strong demand for diesel

Oct. 6, 2015 11:39 CET

UK car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in September as demand for diesels and VW Group vehicles remained strong despite the automaker's emissions scandal.... Read More »


VW says 8 million cars in EU are affected by cheat software

Oct. 6, 2015 11:00 CET

VW has told lawmakers that 8 million diesel vehicles in the EU were fitted with software capable of cheating vehicle emissions tests. Vehicles with 1.2-, 1.-6 and 2.0-liter diesel engines of the type EA 189 are affected.... Read More »


Jaguar Land Rover CEO Speth says brand's 'heart and the soul' will remain in the UK

Oct. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is branching out of the UK with a factory in China and plans to build cars in Brazil and Slovakia. Another big change is Jaguar's addition of its first SUV. JLR CEO Ralf Speth explained to Automotive News Europe how both of the moves will help the automaker.... Read More »


Fiat, Ford offer incentives to win sales from VW in Italy

Oct. 5, 2015 15:14 CET

Fiat Chrysler and Ford are offering incentives in Italy to encourage owners of Volkswagen Group models that may be affected by the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal to buy new models from their brands -- but some dealers are skeptical about the campaign.... Read More »


Check out the ANE e-magazine for October

Oct. 5, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at the why Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne's call for more large-scale consolidation in the global auto industry is being ignored.... Read More »


VW's deep political ties in Germany seen as a key asset

Oct. 3, 2015 06:01 CET

At VW Group, political connections come already fitted. The company's political and economic power -- about a third of VW's almost 600,000 positions are in Germany -- ensures the scandal engulfing VW is too big a threat to national prosperity for the government to be a neutral observer.... Read More »

Germany, France, Italy, Spain continue sales rebound

Oct. 2, 2015 14:09 CET

The recovery in European car sales continued in September as registrations rose in Germany, France, Italy and Spain.... Read More »

Daimler Chairman Bischoff has backing for another term

Oct. 2, 2015 16:25 CET

Daimler's supervisory board will seek to have Chairman Manfred Bischoff re-elected for another term at its annual shareholders' meeting in April.... Read More »

Schaeffler pushes ahead with IPO amid VW scandal

Oct. 2, 2015 13:31 CET

Schaeffler Group is sticking to plans for an initial public offering, shrugging off the market turbulence prompted by the Volkswagen Group diesel scandal. VW Group is the part supplier's biggest customer.... Read More »


Berlin says no signs carmakers other than VW manipulated tests

Oct. 2, 2015 12:56 CET

The German transport ministry has no indications that any carmakers other than Volkswagen have manipulated emissions tests, a spokesman said today. Separately, authorities in France, Italy and Switzerland took further action again the automaker.... Read More »


Surging SUV sales put pressure on minivans

Oct. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

One clear trend emerged from Europe's six-month vehicle sales: Torrid demand for SUVs and crossovers such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke is putting increased pressure on minivans.... Read More »

ANE's October e-magazine goes live Monday

Oct. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Oct. 5. This month's edition looks at the why Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne's call for more large-scale consolidation in the global auto industry is being ignored.... Read More »


VW scandal may force faster EU move to tougher emissions tests, Spain minister says

Oct. 1, 2015 16:16 CET

Spanish Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria said the EU should consider accelerating a plan to toughen car-pollution tests after VW Group admitted to rigging diesel engines to bypass emission controls.... Read More »


Romania to recall VW Group cars, review emissions taxes

Oct. 1, 2015 15:11 CET

Romanian dealerships will recall new and used cars involved in the VW Group diesel-emissions scandal for repairs after the German transport ministry sends its Romanian counterpart an action plan on Oct. 7, Romania's transport minister said.... Read More »

GM veteran Harvey to head Vauxhall

Oct. 1, 2015 06:01 CET

GM veteran Rory Harvey has been appointed head of the Vauxhall brand in the UK. Harvey, 47, succeeds Tim Tozer, who is leaving the company, GM said.... Read More »


German prosecutors backtrack on Winterkorn's role in VW probe

Oct. 1, 2015 10:44 CET

German prosecutors have been forced to backtrack in their probe of former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. They now say there must be "concrete facts" before an investigation begins into the executive amid accusations of fraud at the automaker connected to cheating on U.S. emissions tests.... Read More »

Autoliv targets $12 billion in sales by end of the decade

Oct. 1, 2015 11:02 CET

Auto safety specialist Autoliv targets $12 billion in sales by the end of the decade and could potentially reach $15 billion, it said today. The company had sales of $9.2 billion in 2014.... Read More »


VW emissions scandal will curb Czech, Hungarian growth, report says

Sept. 30, 2015 15:02 CET

The Czech and Hungarian economies will be hit hard by Volkswagen's diesel-emissions scandal, analysts say. VW owns the Czech Republic's biggest carmaker, Skoda, and produces engines in Hungary.... Read More »


France will ask VW to repay clean-car aid, minister says

Sept. 30, 2015 16:03 CET

France will ask Volkswagen to refund state subsidies that have been distributed for the purchase of vehicles caught up in VW's diesel-emissions scandal. The call comes as Spain said VW had agreed to return state car-purchase subsidies on vehicles fitted with manipulated software.... Read More »

VW braces for hit to business from emissions scandal

11:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

VW imposed a hiring freeze at its financing business and cut a shift at a German engine factory as it braces for a hit to business from cheating in diesel emissions tests. VW executives will examine later today the initial findings of an internal investigation into the biggest business crisis in the company's 78-year history, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

Barra wants to end GM's 'dog ate my homework' culture

7:58 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

GM CEO Mary Barra is determined to switch the company from survivor mode -- a bankruptcy and safety recall -- to winning in the marketplace.... Read More »

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