Automakers and Suppliers

Bentley's first diesel to debut in early 2017

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Bentley's first diesel-powered car – which arrives in early 2017 – will also be the most affordable and most economical version of its new Bentayga SUV. The Bentayga diesel will start at 146,500 euros in Germany, well below the 208,500 euro starting price for the gasoline version of the SUV.... Read More »

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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models from Audi, Jaguar and BMW. The sector is likely to remain hot for years to come, according to a top analyst.... Read More »

Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the automaker embarks on ambitious plans to add self-driving and full-electric vehicles to its lineup.... Read More »

2016 Eurostar winner Phil Swash

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2016 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Phil Swash, who is CEO of GKN Driveline, is this year's Eurostar winner for Supplier Division CEO.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Judith Richardson

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Judith Richardson of Nissan Europe.... Read More »

Chevy will equip next Equinox with diesel engine in global push

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be shorter and lighter than the model it replaces and will be the first compact crossover offered in the U.S. with a diesel engine, General Motors said late Thursday.... Read More »

VW vows to fix all diesels with defeat device in Europe by '17

Sept. 22, 2016 10:46 CET

VW Group pledged to fix all diesel cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe by autumn 2017, the European Commission said after talks with the carmaker. VW has repaired less than 10 percent of the 8.5 million affected models in Europe since admitting it rigged engines to cheat emissions tests.... Read More »

FCA is next target for Unifor labor talks

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Canadian union Unifor today selected Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as its next target in negotiations with the Detroit 3. Negotiations will begin if the union's tentative deal with General Motors is ratified when workers vote on Sunday.... Read More »

Postal Service names six finalists to design next delivery vehicle

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service has named six companies as finalists in a competition to design its delivery vehicle of the future. A total of $37.4 million will be divided among the six companies, which will produce about 50 prototypes.... Read More »

Smart to offer EVs and traditional engines across the lineup

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Smart will become the only major auto brand to offer its entire model lineup with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive, Mercedes-Benz said today.... Read More »

Tesla sues Michigan in U.S. court over direct sales ban

11:22 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Tesla Motors is suing the State of Michigan in federal court over its law banning the direct sales of vehicles to consumers. The law, which the automaker calls the “Anti-Tesla amendment” in the suit, was cited in the rejection of the electric-vehicle maker's application for a state dealership license earlier this month.... Read More »

Expert sees $5 billion opportunity for in-car autonomous car content

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

The autonomous vehicle content delivery industry could be worth up to $5 billion, said Elliot Garbus, general manager of the transportation solutions division at Intel, at an event hosted by SAE International in suburban Detroit earlier this week.... Read More »

Toyota says ad agency Dentsu disclosed 'irregularities' around transactions in Japan

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Toyota says its longtime advertising partner, Japanese agency giant Dentsu, has informed it of "irregularities" related to some digital media business transactions. Reports have said the problem was about a division of Dentsu in Japan overcharging the automaker.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

How Jerry Dias convinced GM to invest in Canada again

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Unifor President Jerry Dias' top goal in negotiations with General Motors was to buck a trend: the shift of auto investments away from Canada toward Mexico. On that, it appears he will be successful. But how?... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

BLOG: How Jerry Dias convinced GM to invest in Canada again

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Unifor President Jerry Dias' top goal in negotiations with General Motors was to buck a trend: the shift of auto investments away from Canada toward Mexico. On that, it appears he will be successful. But how?... Read More »

Robot rides may force error-prone human motorists off the road

10:47 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

New rules of the road for robot cars coming out of Washington this week could lead to the eventual extinction of one of the defining archetypes of the past century: the human driver.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM Oshawa to finish pickups - report

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

GM to send pickups to Oshawa under labor deal - report; Automakers raise concerns about 2025 CAFE goal; Raise MPG, lose jobs?; Smart move by NYPD; Answering self-driving skeptics.... Read More »

UK car output rises 9%, but Brexit worries remain

Sept. 22, 2016 11:40 CET

UK car production rose 9.1 percent in August, but a leading industry group has cautioned that future growth will depend on Britain continuing to trade competitively after its vote to leave the European Union on June 23.... Read More »

Chinese automakers stalled by EU emissions rules

Sept. 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Chinese automakers are facing a sales roadblock in western Europe because they don't have diesels that can meet the region's tough emissions standards.... Read More »

ZF says offer for Haldex might not be its last

Sept. 22, 2016 11:14 CET

German Supplier ZF has not ruled out a further improvement in its offer for Swedish braking systems maker Haldex in view of German rival Knorr-Bremse's higher bid, CEO Stefan Sommer said.... Read More »

Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson

Sept. 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. Ian Minards started as Dyson's global product development director this month.... Read More »

2016 Eurostar winner Agneta Dahlgren

Sept. 22, 2016 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2016 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Agneta Dahlgren, who is Renault's design director for C-segment and electric vehicles, is this year's Design Eurostar. ... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Ariane Reinhart

Sept. 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Ariane Reinhart of Continental.... Read More »

VW investors seek 8.2 billion euros in damages

Sept. 21, 2016 11:16 CET

VW Group is facing claims for 8.2 billion euros ($9.14 billion) in damages in the legal district where the automaker is based. The company is being sued by investors who are angry at the drop in VW's stock price following the disclosure that the carmaker rigged U.S. diesel tests.... Read More »

Unifor's Dias mulls Ford or FCA as next target; details of GM agreement emerge

12:26 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

Unifor President Jerry Dias said today there is no definitive timetable as to when he will select the union's next negotiating target, as details about the tentative pact with General Motors begin to emerge. Dias said he will sit down with both Ford and FCA to discuss Unifor's deal with GM before deciding which company to negotiate with next.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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