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Startup aims to channel Chinese brands to U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

If GAC Motor wants to be the first Chinese auto company to get in the door to the U.S., it might have some competition.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Are trade relations with China worth disturbing?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

For better or worse, this is the China the global auto industry has fallen in love with.... Read More »

PSA expands engine exports from China to Europe

March 27, 2018 10:46 CET

PSA is increasing exports of 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engines to Europe from China in a move that... Read More »

China draws up plans to promote EV standardization

7:47 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2018

China said it will work to improve levels of standardization in its electric vehicle industry -- a sector it is aggressively promoting to help combat smog and to position the country as a leading car-making giant in the future.... Read More »

China's premier pledges to open market to avert U.S. trade war

9:49 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018

Premier Li Keqiang said China and the United States should maintain negotiations and he reiterated pledges to ease access in China for American businesses, as China scrambles to avert a trade war.... Read More »

Skoda plans China-only, low-cost SUV

March 23, 2018 14:56 CET

Skoda will launch a low-cost, China-only small SUV as part of its plan to double sales in its biggest single market by 2020. The model will be priced so it can compete with rivals built by China's domestic brands.... Read More »

GAC not only promoter of Chinese autos at NADA

8:38 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2018

Chinese automaker GAC has a large presence at the NADA Show, with several vehicles on hand and a team of representatives to talk with dealers interested in adding the brand.

But GAC isn't the only Chinese brand here.

A team of American industry veterans is meeting with dealers and pitching the case for a set of Chinese brands entering the U.S.

Duke Hale, a former vice president at Mazda and Volvo in the U.S.... Read More »

Carmakers fearing retaliation keep pushing against China tariffs

5:54 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2018

Just because President Trump's proposed tariffs aren't targeting cars and parts arriving from China doesn't mean the threat is over. Automakers continue to lobby Trump to minimize the tariff.... Read More »

China's GAC ready to recruit dealers

2:17 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2018

After tiptoeing on the sidelines of the U.S. car market, Chinese automaker GAC says it's finally ready to take the plunge, and it's looking for some retail partners at the NADA Show who are comfortable with the deep end of the pool.... Read More »

Trump sets China tariff plan, edges away from global trade war

1:00 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2018

President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum on Thursday that could impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of imports from China, although the move was far removed from threats that could have ignited a global trade war.... Read More »

REBUILDING TIES

Ford aims to rebuild trust with China partners as sales slip

4:00 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

After 20-odd years of "marriage" in China, Ford is preparing a product blitz and campaign to localize management to maintain and build trust with partners Changan Auto and Jiangling Motors Group. The goal: Reverse a sales slump and boost employee morale.... Read More »

Nissan rekindles body-on-frame SUV — in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2018

Nissan will introduce the body-on-frame Terra SUV in Asia this spring with a name one letter different from its iconic Xterra.... Read More »

China may adopt some of Germany's law on self-driving cars, legal expert says

March 16, 2018 11:31 CET

The Chinese government is evaluating a German law that lays the groundwork for use of self-driving cars, and will likely adopt some of the rules, a legal expert said.... Read More »

Nissan names ex-U.S. chief Munoz to lead China expansion

9:13 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2018

Nissan said Chief Performance Officer Jose Munoz, its former top executive in the United States, would become head of its China operations, leading the Japanese automaker's expansion there.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

PSA faces 'make-or-break' year after failing to adapt to changing China

March 14, 2018 13:06 CET

PSA's future in China seemed limitless in 2014 as the market became the automaker's largest, outpacing France for the first time. Last year, however, PSA's China sales fell by almost half in a car market that surged 25 percent.... Read More »

Shanghai government says Tesla talks on track despite Musk outburst

6:52 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2018

Talks between Telsa and Shanghai authorities over building a manufacturing plant remain on track, the city government said, easing concerns of a breakdown in negotiations after the EV maker's CEO criticized Chinese trade rules last week.... Read More »

China's WM Motor open to U.S. IPO, shrugging off trade tensions

11:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

WM Motor, a Chinese company with plans to sell an electric SUV this year, is open to holding an initial public stock offering in the United States as its founder shrugs off a potential trade war.... Read More »

Germany, China warn Trump tariff moves threaten global trade

5:34 pm U.S. ET | March 11, 2018

Germany denounced moves by President Trump to impose tariffs on metal imports, saying Europe needed a united response to the threat and echoing criticism from China.... Read More »

Musk invites Trump to pressure China over auto trade practices

2:10 pm U.S. ET | March 8, 2018

Elon Musk, battling the Chinese government over terms of getting a Tesla plant built in the country, may be trying to tempt Donald Trump into calling out the nation's automotive trade protections.... Read More »

Daimler buys 4% stake in BAIC EV subsidiary

March 8, 2018 15:53 CET

Daimler bought a 3.93 percent stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle, a subsidiary of BAIC Group, as the German automaker said it would deepen its cooperation with the Chinese company.... Read More »

Renault deepens pact with Alibaba as part of China sales push

March 8, 2018 15:20 CET

Renault is deepening a partnership with Alibaba to boost sales in China, a market the automaker is counting on as the biggest growth pillar in the coming years. As part of Renault's push, Chinese consumers will be able to buy the company's cars online through Alibaba's Tmall service.... Read More »

BMW will develop and produce electric Mini in China

March 7, 2018 08:10 CET

Research and development of the new electric Mini will take place in China, BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer said, as the British brand awaits a new alliance with China's Great Wall Motor.... Read More »

FCA's Marchionne open to tie-up talks, just not yet

March 6, 2018 16:17 CET

Fiat Chrysler, which held informal talks with Geely about a potential takeover by the Chinese manufacturer, would be ready to discuss interest from any suitor only after completing a growth plan this year, CEO Sergio Marchionne said.... Read More »

Li Shufu's Daimler investment increases focus on Germany's China challenge

Feb. 27, 2018 10:07 CET

Chinese businessman Li Shufu's accumulation of a $9 billion stake in Daimler exposes a long-standing dilemma for Chancellor Merkel's incoming German administration: which outside investments are welcome, and what to do about those that are not?... Read More »

With Daimler deal, Geely's Li Shufu continues to bet big on global push

8:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2018

Li Shufu, chairman of Chinese carmaker Geely, is making waves in the global auto market after buying a $9 billion stake in Daimler.... Read More »

 
Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Jeep overshadows Fiat brand with bigger Geneva spotlight

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2018

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Fiat Chrysler's display at this year's Geneva auto show highlights how diminished the once-dominant ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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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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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
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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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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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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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