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VW says end of tax breaks likely to hit China sales

Aug. 3, 2016 11:43 CET

The expiry of tax breaks for small engine cars will hit VW's Chinese sales next year, said the automaker's China CEO, Jochem Heizmann.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan backs off Ghosn's big goals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Nissan backing away from Ghosn's big goals; GM 'bullish' on China; Volvo product pipeline; Benz diesel delays; Nissan adds single-cab Titans; Getting complicated on factory floor.... Read More »

GM 'bullish' on China, sees market reaching 30 million vehicles by 2020

7:07 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

GM is "quite bullish" about the recovering auto market in China and is responding to a shift in growth toward utilitarian models in smaller cities, a segment often ignored by foreign automakers, said China chief Matt Tsien.... Read More »

Higher GM, Volvo shipments to U.S. boost Chinese vehicle exports

July 26, 2016 09:51 CET

China's passenger vehicle exports rose 13 percent in June as GM and Volvo boosted exports to North America.... Read More »

Amtek said to expand asset sale to include all overseas units

6:40 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Amtek Auto, the cash-strapped Indian parts maker that supplies Ford and Aston Martin, has expanded its planned asset sale to include additional overseas businesses as it looks to reduce leverage, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

Hyundai dealers in China seek up to $135 million in compensation

7:11 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

A group of Hyundai dealers in China is seeking 800 million-900 million yuan ($120 million-135 million) in compensation from the South Korean automaker, saying Hyundai has cut the flow of models it exports to them, resulting in dealership losses and closures.... Read More »

China lifts stake caps on foreign motorcycle, battery manufacturers

7:00 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

China’s central government said it’ll exempt foreign makers of motorcycles and batteries from ownership limits in their manufacturing operations, revising a key industrial policy just as rulemakers consider similar measures for car companies.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Three states sue Volkswagen

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

3 states sue VW for environmental violations, NY alleges cover-up; 'All-nighter' for Musk, new web address for Tesla; GM, Ford and the Brexit effect; Ford teams up with Jose Cuervo.... Read More »

China bans highway testing of autonomous cars pending regulation

July 19, 2016 11:27 CET

China's auto-industry regulator warned automakers not to test self-driving vehicles on highways before it formulates rules governing the testing of autonomous cars.... Read More »

Uber logs 2 billion rides 6 months after hitting first billion

11:35 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Uber has completed more than 2 billion trips on its app, a milestone that arrives just weeks after the ride service added another $4.7 billion to its war chest.... Read More »

PSA moves Chinese HQ closer to partner Dongfeng

July 18, 2016 12:31 CET

PSA has shifted its headquarters for China and Southeast Asia to the central Chinese city of Wuhan in a move that will enable the French automaker to work more closely with its Chinese partner and shareholder Dongfeng, which is based in the city.... Read More »

Samsung seeks stake in China's BYD to boost chip business

11:47 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

Samsung Electronics said it was in talks to acquire a stake in Chinese automaker BYD, a move it said would help the South Korean electronics giant boost its chip business for electric vehicles.... Read More »

Johnson Controls pays $14.4 million to end SEC bribery probe

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

Johnson Controls agreed to pay $14.4 million to settle U.S. regulatory charges that its workers bribed Chinese shipbuilders and shipyards, including some owned by the Chinese government, to win business and enrich themselves.... Read More »

PSA car sales slide on China weakness as automaker sees slight Brexit impact

July 12, 2016 11:16 CET

PSA's first-half car sales fell 0.2 percent as a weaker Chinese market offset a stronger performance in Europe. The automaker also cautioned that the European market will likely see a slight decline following the UK's Brexit vote.... Read More »

Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes

12:38 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Daimler AG has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and marketing as the automaker looks to beef up its digital presence at Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

China's BAIC launches exports to Mexico

10:16 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2016

China's BAIC Motor started selling cars imported from China in Mexico and aims to reach 5,000 sales a year by 2018. BAIC, a unit of Beijing Automotive Group, joins a host of global automakers who have set up operations in Mexico to access markets in the U.S. and Latin America. It sold its first car in Mexico last month.... Read More »

China auto sales growth accelerates on rising crossover, SUV demand

6:44 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

China’s passenger-vehicle sales expanded at a faster pace in the first half as rising demand for crossovers, SUVs and new-energy vehicles widened the nation’s lead as the world’s biggest auto market.... Read More »

EU mulls tariffs on Russia, Iran, others over steel

July 8, 2016 11:36 CET

The EU threatened to hit Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Iran and Brazil with tariffs on a type of steel known as hot-rolled coil, highlighting concerns about job losses in the EU industry.... Read More »

Mazda issues Takata airbag recall after demand from Chinese regulators

6:44 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2016

Mazda's Chinese joint venture will recall 74,310 of its Mazda2 sedans in China to replace Takata airbags after an investigation by the country's safety regulator.... Read More »

PSA, Dongfeng JV reshuffles China management amid sales slump

June 29, 2016 11:24 CET

PSA's joint venture with Dongfeng in China has appointed a new executive vice president and a new general manager after suffering a sales slump in the first five months of the year.... Read More »

China may lift cap on foreign carmaker stakes in JVs

June 27, 2016 14:13 CET

China's government is considering the removal of caps on stakes foreign carmakers can own in joint ventures with local partners, potentially loosening a policy criticized for shielding state-owned companies from competition and building their own brands.... Read More »

VW may pick China for first battery plant

June 26, 2016 06:01 CET

China may be the first country where Volkswagen Group could invest billions in one or more plants to manufacture battery cells and packs, a source close to senior management said, citing the Chinese government's determined push towards electromobility.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover copycat lawsuit proceeds despite patent cancellation

6:57 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

China's cancellation of Jaguar Land Rover's patent on the Range Rover Evoque will not stop it from going after an alleged Chinese copycat in a separate unfair competition and copyright proceeding, a Jaguar Land Rover spokesman said today.... Read More »

JLR's Evoque copycat lawsuit proceeds in China despite patent cancellation

June 21, 2016 15:44 CET

Jaguar Land Rover says China's cancellation of its patent on the Range Rover Evoque will not stop it from going after an alleged Chinese copycat in a separate unfair competition and copyright proceeding.... Read More »

Benteler launches China plant to supply BMW

June 21, 2016 12:30 CET

German supplier Benteler Automotive opened a factory in the northeast China city of Shenyang to supply suspension parts to BMW Group's Chinese joint venture.... Read More »

 
Delphi, Mobileye deal may hasten decline of car brands

Christiaan Hetzner
7:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29 2016

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Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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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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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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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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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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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
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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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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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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