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Ford re-thinking 'One Ford' strategy in China, India, report says

10:17 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

Ford is overhauling its China plans as its global "One Ford" strategy is holding it back in the world's biggest auto market, two high-ranking company insiders told Reuters.... Read More »

GM to combine Asian, Latin American operations as it ramps up electric

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

GM said it will combine operations outside of China and North America into a new organization based in Detroit, further scaling back its presence in money-losing markets.... Read More »

Renault opens test track in China

Oct. 3, 2017 12:24 CET

Renault has opened a test track for vehicles built at its JV with Dongfeng Motor in central China. Renault builds the Koleos and Kadjar crossovers in China under the venture.... Read More »

China's new silk road seen as spur for EVs in Europe

Sept. 28, 2017 09:13 CET

China's new silk road, which gives Asian companies quicker market access into Europe, likely will drive down the costs of electric cars and energy storage technologies.... Read More »

China to begin new energy vehicle production quota starting 2019

Sept. 28, 2017 11:06 CET

China ordered automakers, including foreign producers such as VW and Ford, to sell a minimum number of new-energy vehicles every year starting 2019, giving them more time to comply with a key policy shift in the world's largest market.... Read More »

PSA, Changan will develop new pickup

Sept. 27, 2017 11:09 CET

PSA will develop a pickup with Chinese partner Changan for sale domestically and globally by 2020. PSA re-entered the pickup market in September when it launched sales of the Peugeot Pick Up in Africa.... Read More »

Chinese drops investment in maps firm Here after U.S resistance

Sept. 26, 2017 15:17 CET

A Chinese-led group has withdrawn its offer to buy a stake in German carmaker-backed mapping company Here after it failed to win approval from a U.S. national security oversight board.... Read More »

Daimler, BYD plan new EVs for China

Sept. 22, 2017 12:18 CET

Daimler and BYD plan to expand their cooperation in China to bring new electric models to market under the Denza brand. Currently Denza sells just one model.... Read More »

China may relax restrictions on foreign EV makers

Sept. 20, 2017 09:24 CET

China may allow foreign automakers to set up wholly owned EV businesses in its free-trade zones, Bloomberg reported. A relaxation of the country's joint venture rule would enable companies such as Tesla to set up fully owned local manufacturing operations.... Read More »

Chinese seek keys to U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

A number of other Chinese brands with global ambitions made their presence felt at Frankfurt, including Future Mobility Corp., a startup created by veterans of BMW's electric-vehicle program.... Read More »

GM's record China deliveries mask muted electric car sales

1:03 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

General Motors is delivering millions of cars a year in China, its largest market. That could become a problem if CEO Mary Barra doesn't figure out how to sell more that are electric.... Read More »

PSA-Dongfeng China sales fall 38% in August

Sept. 15, 2017 11:58 CET

PSA-Dongfeng's China sales fell 38 percent in August. PSA, which assembles Peugeot and Citroen cars and light trucks with the Chinese automaker, said demand at the JV has fallen 46 percent in the first eight months.... Read More »

VW will recall nearly 5 million vehicles in China over Takata airbags

Sept. 14, 2017 10:26 CET

VW Group and its Chinese joint ventures will recall nearly 5 million vehicles in China due to potential issues with Takata airbags.... Read More »

EV focus risks handing jobs to China, EU suppliers warn

Sept. 13, 2017 14:36 CET

A fixation on EVs risks damaging Europe's supplier industry and handing jobs to China, the region's component manufacturers warned at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

Hyundai in tailspin as China sales drop with missile crisis

9:09 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

Chinese buyers are shunning Hyundai because of political tensions over a missile-defense system, with sales plunging 64 percent in the aftermath.... Read More »

China, in EV push, plans ban on fossil-fuel vehicles

9:04 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2017

China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel powered vehicles, accelerating efforts to develop EVs in the world's biggest auto market. The move will have a profound impact on the environment and growth of China's auto industry, a top government official said Saturday.... Read More »

Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes

Sept. 4, 2017 11:23 CET

Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. The move comes as payment disputes with suppliers resulted in the temporary shutdown of production last month at four of the automaker's China factories.... Read More »

China's Luxshare goes global in autos

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

Chinese computer supplier Luxshare just made a big play to move into the auto industry by acquiring ZF's body control unit.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

China’s EV shift may worsen the air

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

Your Aug. 21 editorial may be accurate but incomplete in describing how Chinese ownership of FCA can “lead 1.5 billion people or more toward a zero-emission future.” Really?... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Jeep and Volvo? No comparison

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

I am stunned by Keith Crain's comments and Automotive News' editorial in the Aug. 21 issue equating the potential sale of Jeep to a Chinese company with the sale of Volvo to Geely.... Read More »

ZF sells Body Control Systems division to China's Luxshare

11:47 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2017

German auto supplier ZF has sold its Body Control Systems division to China's Luxshare as it reshapes its portfolio of technologies for a new era of self-driving and electric cars.... Read More »

Hyundai restarts China production after supplier resumes deliveries

Aug. 30, 2017 09:58 CET

Hyundai has restarted operations at all of its four plants in China after a supplier resumed deliveries of necessary parts, averting an extended production halt in its biggest market.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan will make EVs in China with Dongfeng

Aug. 29, 2017 09:19 CET

Renault-Nissan has formed a venture with Dongfeng to produce electric cars in China. Nissan has struggled to sell the Leaf in China and will now develop an EV based on the Renault Kwid.... Read More »

China auto bid could hit a U.S. wall

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

If a Chinese buyer emerges for all or part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, it could face heightened scrutiny by U.S. security officials. That hurdle has increased under a Trump administration that has promoted economic nationalism and criticized China's trade policies.... Read More »

European castoffs thrive in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

China's appetite for European brands and SUVs is turning out to be the perfect recipe for Borgward, the revived German automaker backed by Beiqi Foton Motor Co.... Read More »

 
BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

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

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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UK sales slump 12% in Oct. in 7th monthly decline
UK registrations in October fell by 12 percent, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline. Vaux ...
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Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
Spain's new-car sales increased 14 percent in October even as tensions over Catalonia's bid to gain ...
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Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales ...
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German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back
PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent l ...
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French sales jump 14% with Nissan, Toyota among winners
French new-car sales rose 14 percent in October, with Nissan and Toyota among the winners. ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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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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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
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Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part ...
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Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Ole ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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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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