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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief

Jan. 26, 2017 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead its sales in China.... Read More »

Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief

Jan. 24, 2017 09:16 CET

Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pacific operations, effective March 1.... Read More »

PSA's China sales fall 16% in 2016 on lack of crossovers

Jan. 23, 2017 10:30 CET

PSA Group's deliveries in China declined 16 percent last year, as the company's two Chinese joint ventures were hobbled by a lack of crossovers.... Read More »

China growth buys time for Cadillac

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Surging sales in China are giving Cadillac's U.S. business a luxury it lacked during previous attempts to regain its former luster: time.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: VW raises stakes in fight to dominate China SUV market

4:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Chinese consumers have an insatiable demand for crossovers and SUVs, but despite this, Volkswagen Group was initially slow to respond to customers' strong appetite for such models. That is about to change as the automaker plans to launch 10 new or redesigned models in China in the next three years.... Read More »

SLOWING THE PACE

Lincoln dials back in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Lincoln will continue to expand in China this year, but the pace of growth for its dealership network will likely slow after targets were exceeded in 2016.... Read More »

VW plans to build first EVs with China's Jianghuai Auto by next year

Jan. 19, 2017 14:54 CET

VW Group plans to build its first cars with China's Jianghuai Auto by next year. VW and JAC signed a preliminary deal to explore making electric vehicles in September.... Read More »

VW delays bid to boost Audi's China sales with SAIC deal

Jan. 18, 2017 09:22 CET

VW Group says it will not produce or sell any Audi cars with SAIC in China until at least 2018, seeking first to strengthen ties with existing Audi partner FAW. A partnership with SAIC, China's largest automaker, could boost Audi's slowing sales as rival Mercedes gains ground in the market.... Read More »

Audi to expand EV range in China with FAW

Jan. 17, 2017 12:52 CET

Audi said it will expand its model portfolio in China to include five additional electric e-tron models in the next five years that will be built by FAW VW.... Read More »

Ford's China sales rise 14% in '16 to a record 1.27 million new vehicles

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

Ford sold a record 1.27 million new vehicles in China last year, increasing sales nearly 14 percent over a year ago in the world’s largest car market.... Read More »

GM moving forward on sale of Indian car plant to China's SAIC

10:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

A subsidiary of China's top carmaker SAIC Motor plans to acquire certain General Motors manufacturing assets in India, a filing with the country's competition watchdog showed on Friday.... Read More »

Lincoln triples China sales

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2017

Ford's Lincoln luxury brand set a sales record in China in 2016, increasing threefold from a year ago. Lincoln sold 32,558 vehicles in the world’s largest auto market last year, compared to 11,630 sold in 2015.... Read More »

Audi's dealer discontent in China shows perils of over-expansion

Jan. 4, 2017 17:31 CET

After entering China in the 1980s and building an early lead, Audi enjoyed lucrative sales numbers for decades as the consumer economy took off. Now the brand has stalled and its slowdown means once-flush Audi dealers aren't making money on new car sales like they used to.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Why Beijing won't punish U.S. automakers for Trump's sins

8:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2016

Will Beijing vent its anger on U.S. companies whenever President-elect Donald Trump annoys it? Such fears are not totally groundless, but there are three reasons why U.S. automakers aren't likely to be singled out.... Read More »

GM joint venture fined $29 million by China for monopolistic pricing

7:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2016

China will fine General Motors' joint venture 201 million yuan ($29 million) for monopolistic pricing, state television reported on Friday, ending speculation after an official warned of penalties against a U.S. carmaker.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Volvo Chairman Li outlines simple formula for success

Dec. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Li Shufu, whose holding group owns the the Geely and Lynk & CO brands along with Volvo, says it will be difficult for Chinese brands to succeed in Europe. His companies will "just produce a good product" and let customers decide, he said.... Read More »

Lincoln expects to triple China sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2016

The Lincoln brand is off to a good start in China, with 2016 sales on a pace to roughly triple sales in 2015, but Ford executives acknowledge that's only a start.... Read More »

China to set communication standard for autonomous cars after 2018

6:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2016

China will revisit in 2018 the standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communication that are vital for driverless cars and lay out a common national standard after that, the chief of the Society of Automotive Engineers of China said today.... Read More »

China fines firms for using BMW-like trademark

Dec. 20, 2016 09:27 CET

A Shanghai court ordered two Chinese firms and the founder of one of them to pay BMW $432,000 for registering trademarks similar to that of the German automaker, the Shanghai Daily reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM to build, test autonomous Bolts

8:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2016

GM to produce, test autonomous Bolts in Mich.; Toyota mulls hybrid-tech sale to rivals; '17 Nissan record?; China tax break; Barra-Musk power connection; Transaction-price rise; A new Shift.... Read More »

China's Wanxiang gets approval to produce Karma electric cars

7:54 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2016

Wanxiang Group, a major Chinese auto parts supplier which three years ago bought the assets of defunct California-based plug-in hybrid carmaker Fisker Automotive, has received approval from local regulators to produce electric vehicles in China.... Read More »

GM China to be penalized for monopolistic behavior, reports say

6:08 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2016

China will soon slap a penalty on General Motors' China unit for monopolistic behavior, according to media reports out of China today. Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that GM China was the target.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM takes case to Supreme Court

8:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2016

GM seeks high court protection from lawsuits; Trump-China fallout hitting GM?; Mitsubishi elects Ghosn; Tonkin dealerships sold; McLarty-Asbury deal; Infiniti to reveal crossover.... Read More »

Plan to build Audi cars in second China joint venture sparks dealer protests

Dec. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

China's SAIC is sticking with its plan to jointly build Audi vehicles with VW Group despite protests from Audi's dealers in China, according to a media report. The move angered dealers of FAW-Volkswagen Automobile who distribute Audi vehicles in China.... Read More »

German supplier Brose breaks ground on China plant to supply VW, Volvo, JLR

Dec. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

German supplier Brose started construction on a factory in Taicang in east China's Jiangsu province to supply carmakers in the region including Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen Group, Volvo and Geely.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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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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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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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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