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Volvo will export S90 flagship to Europe, U.S. from China

Nov. 2, 2016 04:00 CET

Volvo will move production of its S90 flagship sedan to China from Sweden and export the car to global markets including Europe and the U.S. from its factory in Daqing. The change is part of Volvo's effort to use China as a global manufacturing and export hub.... Read More »

Volvo debuts range-topping, China-made S90

Nov. 2, 2016 04:00 CET

Volvo's S90 Excellence, the range-topping version of its flagship sedan, will have no front passenger seat to give its chauffeur-driven owners plenty of space to work or relax. The S90 variant also will have a heated and cooled cupholder and a built-in refrigeration compartment.... Read More »

BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses

Nov. 1, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany,... Read More »

Why electric cars excite the world’s biggest mining company

6:17 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest miner, is hot for electric vehicles. The Australian resources giant, which mines metals and coal used for both steelmaking and fueling power plants, is increasingly optimistic that there’ll be a surge in demand for some of its products as consumers opt for electric vehicles and other renewable energy technologies.... Read More »

Borgward plans 10,000-unit car plant in Germany

Oct. 27, 2016 11:23 CET

Borgward, a German brand that is being revived with Chinese backing, is returning to its former home with plans to open a factory in Bremen to build 10,000 electric cars a year.... Read More »

Schaeffler launches new engine-parts operation in China

Oct. 25, 2016 10:29 CET

German supplier Schaeffler has launched an operation to manufacture engine parts at its factory complex in the east China city of Nanjing.... Read More »

Map provider Here forms partnership with Alibaba

Oct. 25, 2016 10:16 CET

Here, a major automotive provider of maps for onboard navigation systems owned by BMW, Mercedes and Audi, says it has formed a partnership with China's Alibaba to offer maps, traffic updates and navigation to Alibaba's customers.... Read More »

Hyundai group execs to take 10 percent pay cut

6:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2016

Hyundai Motor Group said about 1,000 of its executives will take a 10 percent pay cut, the first such move in seven years at South Korea's second-largest conglomerate that shows the harsh impact of market share woes and labor strife at its flagship firm.... Read More »

Chinese tech firm learns lesson in auto logistics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2016

LeEco unveiled an autonomous electric-vehicle concept called the LeSee Pro at a lavish event in San Francisco last week... Read More »

VW challenges sister brand Audi with new China-only model

Oct. 19, 2016 10:34 CET

VW will launch the Phideon sedan in China on Friday. The $53,273 model will compete directly with sister brand Audi. The sedan is aimed at buyers looking for luxurious yet less-flashy cars amid a nationwide crackdown on conspicuous consumption.... Read More »

China's LeEco stumbles out of gate with U.S. debut of autonomous car

5:13 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2016

Chinese technology company LeEco on Wednesday made an inauspicious entry into the race to develop self-driving electric cars when its prototype car could not make it down the runway during an introduction in San Francisco. Le Holdings Co. planned to unveil its self-driving car prototype as part of a splashy U.S. launch for an array of technology products and services, including phones, televisions and entertainment production.... Read More »

Infiniti mulls first EV with eye on China

Oct. 18, 2016 15:17 CET

Infiniti is mulling when to introduce a pure electric vehicle to its lineup and says the model will be designed with the Chinese market in mind.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford idling production of F-150

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2016

Ford idling output of F-150, other models amid sales drop; VW's day in court; Bolt sales prediction; Honda China expansion; Infiniti mulls EV; Snyder: Fleeting way to boost share?... Read More »

Europe could be leader in EVs, lobby group says

Oct. 15, 2016 06:01 CET

Europe is "well placed" to take a leading position in electrified vehicles, a green transport group said. More than 500,000 battery electric and plug-in hybrids will be on European roads by the end of this year, according to Brussels-based lobby group Transport & Environment.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: German brands ready to conquer China's EV market

6:46 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2016

When deciding which automakers will dominate China's fast-growing EV market, it's tempting to say domestic brands. But after a visit to the Paris auto show this year, I now believe German automakers are the likely winners.... Read More »

Volvo owner Geely prepares launch of new car brand

Oct. 14, 2016 09:48 CET

Chinese automaker Geely is set to launch a new car brand - Lynk & Co - on Oct. 20 using a platform developed with Volvo, sources said. The brand's cars are expected to go on sale first in China and later in Europe and the U.S.... Read More »

GM sets sights on China car sharing with new venture

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2016

General Motors aims to expand its car sharing business through a new tie-up with a Chinese technology company to explore new mobility in the world's biggest car market.... Read More »

Lincoln nearly triples China sales in Q3

2:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2016

The Lincoln brand nearly tripled its China sales in the third quarter to 8,546 vehicles, the company said today.... Read More »

Chinese auto glassmaker Fuyao to invest $70 million in Mich. plant

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2016

Fuyao Automotive North America plans to invest $70 million to transform the former American Blind & Wallpaper Factory building in suburban Detroit into an automotive glass plant and r&d center.... Read More »

FCA's Comau eyed by Shanghai Electric, other Chinese buyers, report says

7:48 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2016

Chinese firms including Shanghai Electric have approached Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to express an interest in buying its Comau robotics business, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

Renault to test self-driving Zoe EVs in China

Oct. 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault plans to test a fleet of self-driving Zoe electric cars in Wuhan, China, in November to demonstrate its autonomous-driving technology.... Read More »

VW will build budget EVs with China's JAC under new brand

Oct. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen will assemble low-priced electric cars with China's Jianghuai Automobile under a new brand, VW China chief Jochem Heizmann told Chinese media.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC to revive the storied British marque in Europe. The automaker's dream of putting the brand back at the heart of UK automotive production has died, if it ever really existed.... Read More »

Renault targets 3.5% market share in China

Sept. 27, 2016 14:45 CET

Renault says it is targeting a 3.5 percent market share in China through its partnership with Dongfeng.... Read More »

China taps Europe's design talent

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

When Mini chief designer Anders Warming abruptly bid his employer goodbye in July, it was a surprise -- and it stung.... Read More »

 
Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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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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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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VW Group's small SUV push expected to help double segment's volume by 2022
Volkswagen Group's late arrival to Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is expected to make one of t ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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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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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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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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