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GM to export Chevy Silverado, Colorado to China

11:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

General Motors plans to sell the Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado pickups in China starting next year to explore the country's small, local market for trucks.... Read More »

Daimler terminates China manager after parking dispute

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Daimler apologized today for an incident in China that local media said involved a senior company executive making disparaging comments to people in a parking dispute. While the dispute was a private matter which was eventually resolved amicably, the company said later the executive had been "relieved ... of his position."... Read More »

BMW, Baidu end joint project on self-driving cars

Nov. 18, 2016 14:26 CET

BMW Group and Chinese internet giant Baidu will end their joint research on self-driving cars, executives for the two firms said.... Read More »

VW plans big push for low-CO2 cars in China

Nov. 17, 2016 08:46 CET

VW Group aims to boost sales of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars in China to 400,000 units a year by 2020 and increase that number to 1.5 million annually by 2025, said the automaker's China chief, Jochem Heizmann.... Read More »

Michigan signs deal with Chinese auto manufacturing hub for connected vehicles

12:48 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration has signed a cooperation agreement with a Chinese auto production facility for connected vehicle development.... Read More »

China's NextEV will unveil electric supercar next week

Nov. 15, 2016 10:33 CET

China's NextEV will unveil its first product, a high-performance electric car, in London next week. With 1,360 hp, the supercar matches the performance of top hybrid supercars such as the La Ferrari and McLaren P1, the company says.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

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

Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marque's independence so that its image would not be tarnished. But in private, he soon started pushing the two brands to work together.... Read More »

Audi in talks for second China tie-up, dealers uneasy

Nov. 14, 2016 10:43 CET

Audi said it was in talks with China's SAIC Motor for a long-term collaboration, which dealers for its existing joint venture with FAW say would cause them "potentially fatal damage."... Read More »

Audi will expand in China with Shanghai Motor deal, report says

Nov. 12, 2016 10:37 CET

Audi and SAIC Motor have signed an agreement that will likely pave the way for the automaker to produce cars in China with SAIC, Reuters reported. The move would allow Audi, which already builds cars with FAW Group, to significantly expand China production.... Read More »

VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China

Nov. 11, 2016 11:52 CET

VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven by a 19 percent gain in sales in China, which offset drops in Europe and the U.S.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Audi sales chief outlines how digitalization is changing the rules of the game

Nov. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi is in third place in premium car sales behind Mercedes and BMW, in part due to its model cycles. Audi sales boss Dietmar Voggenreiter expects new products to help change this, but says success for automakers today is more than just volume, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Zetsche credits better design, product offensive for Mercedes' rise

Nov. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says there are three key elements to Mercedes' success. He discussed these in an interview while also explaining why he's bullish about electric cars, autonomous vehicles and the diesel engine.... Read More »

Buick-badged Chevy Volt may be coming

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2016

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is about to gain a Buick badge -- in China at least.... Read More »

U.S. marshals raid Chinese aftermarket parts booths at SEMA

12:18 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2016

Federal marshals raided the booths of two Chinese companies at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday, seizing parts, displays and communications equipment after allegations of copyright infringement. The booths of six other Chinese aftermarket parts manufacturers also were shut down at a nearby expo.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan's Ghosn eyes $8,000 EV for China

Nov. 3, 2016 13:10 CET

Renault-Nissan's low-cost electric-car program aims to sell an EV in China for about $8,000, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. The alliance plans to launch an affordable EV in China because its current offering, the rebadged Nissan Leaf, is too expensive for the local market.... Read More »

China eases German automakers' fears on EV quotas

Nov. 2, 2016 16:32 CET

China has promised that German automakers will not be discriminated against in the electric-car market as the country readies plans to set quotas for EVs.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: U.S. to get China-made Volvo S90

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2016

Volvo to export China-made S90 to U.S.; Lower Subaru, Mazda profit; GM-Uber surprise move; KKR said to drop out of Takata bidding; Why Volvo's keeping autonomous cars anonymous.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Buick set to rebadge the Chevy Volt for China

9:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is about to gain a Buick badge. A Reddit user spotted what appears to be a Buick-badged, second-generation Volt. And GM says it will unveil a Buick plug-in hybrid concept at the Guangzhou auto show in China this month.... Read More »

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 »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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Mercedes poised to take premium sales crown back from BMW
Mercedes is on track to overtake rival BMW as the world's largest premium brand this year, sales fig ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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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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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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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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