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Audi outsells BMW, Mercedes in China's luxury race

Jan. 18, 2018 09:41 CET

Audi is still China's top luxury vehicle seller after outselling both BMW and Daimler in the world's biggest market.... Read More »

SPEED BUMP

GAC's U.S. market drive runs into Washington opposition

5:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2018

Chinese automaker GAC Automobiles' plan to sell vehicles in the United States is running afoul of Washington trade politics as the top Senate Democrat and President Trump criticize China's trade practices.... Read More »

GM faces similar challenges in U.S., China with EVs

6:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2018

GM is expected to face some, but not all, of the same challenges in deploying electric vehicles across China as it does in the United States.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler will keep Jeep to help boost profits, Marchionne says

Jan. 16, 2018 12:45 CET

Fiat Chrysler has no intention of breaking up the company or selling Jeep to a Chinese company because it is relying on the marque to drive future profits, CEO Sergio Marchionne said.... Read More »

China's GAC sets U.S. launch for '19, will recruit dealers at NADA convention

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

After years of teases and promises, China's Guangzhou Automotive Group announced firm plans to enter the United States market. It plans to recruit dealers at the upcoming NADA convention.... Read More »

Qoros sale reaps $200 million for Israeli billionaire

Jan. 11, 2018 10:59 CET

The sale of a controlling stake in the money-losing Chinese automaker Qoros has helped boost the net worth of Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer by $200 million this week as shares of his Kenon investment company soared following the deal.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo's 2017 production surged 62% on new models

Jan. 10, 2018 11:51 CET

Alfa Romeo increased production by 62 percent last year, boosted by sales of the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV, but the brand still fell short of Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's expectations.... Read More »

Bosch sells starters, generators division to Chinese groups

10:03 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2018

Bosch has completed the sale of its starter and motor generator division to China's Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group and China Renaissance Capital Investment.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2018

Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them have yet succeeded. Baoneng, a new contender that has just acquired Qoros, an automaker that once had big plans to enter Europe, might just have a chance.... Read More »

Cadillac, behind China, nears sales peak

5:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2018

Cadillac delivered 356,467 vehicles worldwide in 2017, a 16 percent increase over 2016, and nearly enough to match the luxury's brand 1978 sales peak.... Read More »

BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief

Jan. 5, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations.... Read More »

China aims to enable half of all new cars with AI by 2020

6:38 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2018

China aims to implement artificial intelligence technology in at least half of all its new cars by 2020 and cover 90 percent of its big cities and highways with a wireless network.... Read More »

GM's China sales rise 13.1% in December; pass 4M annual sales mark

11:19 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2018

General Motors said sales in China rose more than 13 percent in December from a year ago to 491,702 vehicles. Annual sales topped 4 million units for the first time in 2017.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia see slow sales recovery in 2018

Jan. 2, 2018 10:36 CET

Hyundai and Kia expect sales to rise 4 percent in 2018 to 7.55 million, suggesting a slow recovery from a slump linked to their lack of SUVs in the U.S. and diplomatic tensions with China.... Read More »

China's Byton gets in line to test U.S. market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2017

With a mission to redesign the cockpit as a personalized digital experience, Byton is building up a manufacturing base in China and forming partnerships with Tier 1 suppliers to begin sales of its first electric SUV by the end of 2019.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

How green version of iconic London taxi will become global

Dec. 27, 2017 06:01 CET

Carl-Peter Forster is a veteran of the industry after stints at BMW, Tata Motors and as head of GM's European operations. Now, as head of Geely's London Electric Vehicle Company, he has been tasked with launching an electric cab, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

BMW research team tackles China's chronic traffic problems

Dec. 24, 2017 06:01 CET

As China's personal transport options evolve at a tremendous rate, BMW is researching how the latest mobility innovations can be adapted and made premium to keep the brand relevant in its biggest market.... Read More »

Great Wall unit to open r&d center near Detroit

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2017

American Haval Motor Technology, a unit of China's Great Wall Motor, plans to spend $3.51 million building an r&d center in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills, Mich.... Read More »

For EV startups, China looms large

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

Legacy automakers and year-old startups alike see a gold rush in the Chinese EV market and the ripple effects it will have across the globe.... Read More »

BMW poised to become China's No. 1 luxury brand

Dec. 15, 2017 09:05 CET

BMW's vehicle sales in China rose 12 percent in November, positioning the automaker to be the market's top-selling luxury brand this year, passing Audi, which is still trying to recoup sales lost when dealers boycotted the brand.... Read More »

Ford denies Mondeo will be imported into Europe from China

Dec. 14, 2017 10:47 CET

Ford denied it will import the Mondeo sedan into Europe from China after ending output in Spain as CEO Jim Hackett seeks to cut production costs.... Read More »

END OF THE LINE?

Ford said to be planning end of N.A. Fusion output

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2017

Ford plans to end North American production of the Fusion midsize sedan at the end of the decade, casting doubt about the future of the nameplate in the U.S. as consumers shun cars for crossovers and SUVs.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: How China plans to create a giant state-owned automaker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2017

In recent years, Beijing has forced the consolidation of state-owned industries such as steelmaking. Now it's the auto industry's turn.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: How China plans to create a giant state-owned automaker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2017

In recent years, Beijing has forced the consolidation of state-owned industries such as steelmaking and mining in a bid to cut costs, develop new products and turn a profit. Now it's the turn of the auto industry as three companies seek to create a global auto giant.... Read More »

Ford will test Internet sales models in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2017

Ford is using the world's largest vehicle market as a test bed for alternatives to traditional dealer showrooms.... Read More »

 
Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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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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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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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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