Frankfurt Motor Show

VIDEO: First Shift: BMW, Porsche, Audi Frankfurt highlights

8:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

At Frankfurt: New 'Visions' from BMW and Smart, Porsche's '19 Cayenne, Audi Aicon concept, Updated VW; Easier path to self-driving?; VW's product pipeline.... Read More »

EV holdouts: Ferrari and Lamborghini

2:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

Ferrari and Lamborghini are working on hybrid sports cars but have no plans to develop wholly electric models, even as the industry races to design and engineer emissions-free light vehicles.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Renault Symbioz is a car that can also be your living room

Sept. 12, 2017 11:12 CET

Renault sees its Symbioz concept as an ecosystem consisting of a house and an autonomous, electric and connected car that can be part of the home's interior.... Read More »

Mercedes plans electric option on every model by 2022; Smart goes all-electric

8:37 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says Mercedes-Benz will offer electric versions of all its models by 2022, while converting the Smart city car brand to electric only.... Read More »

VW updates EV crossover concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Volkswagen on Monday introduced a version of the I.D. Crozz electric crossover that will be closer to what will be produced in 2020.... Read More »

M-B: No V-6 for S-class two-doors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Mercedes is giving the S-class coupe and convertible most of the changes the re-engineered sedan gets this fall, save for a V-6.... Read More »

Aston Martin to shift lineup to hybrids, EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

By the mid-2020s, every model in Aston Martin's lineup — all series production cars — will be hybrids or electric vehicles.... Read More »

VW, Mercedes, BMW scramble to plug diesel gap as stricter emissions goals loom

Sept. 11, 2017 16:32 CET

New EVs from VW, Mercedes and BMW are likely to go on sale too late to significantly help the automakers reach stricter EU emissions goals by 2021.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Aicon concept previews Audi's self-driving plans

Sept. 11, 2017 21:55 CET

Audi has unveiled a luxury autonomous concept at the Frankfurt auto show designed to showcase its Level 5 self-driving technology.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dealers assess damage from Irma

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Aftermath of Irma: Stores escape major harm, but Florida Keys still a question, AutoNation idles in Ga.; VW Atlas test drives, via Amazon; In Frankfurt: Mercedes' high-power hybrid.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Mercedes touts 'breath-taking' performance for Project One supercar

Sept. 11, 2017 13:52 CET

Mercedes unveiled its Formula One-inspired Project One concept, touting the supercar's performance as "breath-taking." The 1,000-hp two-seater brings F1 racing technology to the road for the first time, the automaker said.... Read More »

Volkswagen to spend billions more on electric cars in search for mass market

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Volkswagen is stepping up its shift to electric cars and plans to invest $24 billion in zero-emission vehicles by 2030 to challenge several automakers aiming to create a mass market for EVs.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. It could be a sign of trouble for their alliance.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Hyundai, Kia idle plants in Irma's path

8:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Hyundai, Kia idling plants in path of Irma, Tesla gives owners more range to escape storm; Mercedes sets EV goal; Honda's Conrad retiring; Frankfurt auto show preview.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Self-driving cars, EVs, SUVs and Chinese challengers in the spotlight

Sept. 11, 2017 06:01 CET

At this week's Frankfurt auto show, German automakers will be vying to show that upstarts such as Tesla won't overtake them in a future where cars are powered by long-range electric motors, can pilot themselves without ever needing driver intervention and have full connectivity.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. It could be a sign of trouble for their alliance.... Read More »

BMW plans big plug-in hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

BMW's long-awaited X7 is a plug-in hybrid in its concept form.... Read More »

Kia to unveil fastback wagon concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Kia will reveal a sporty wagon concept at the Frankfurt auto show intended to preview design elements of the next Cee'd compact and a possible stand-alone model.... Read More »

In Frankfurt, electric parade looking a lot like 2009

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

The run-up to this week's Frankfurt auto show has been all about electric vehicles — and not just new EVs but new EV strategies. It feels like the 2009 Frankfurt show.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Fast-changing Frankfurt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2017

At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers

Sept. 9, 2017 06:01 CET

Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, Kia, Citroen and Seat unveil new challengers in a booming sector that is forecast to almost double to 2.2 million sales in 2021 from 1.16 million last year.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2017

Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt auto show. This looks like a missed opportunity after JLR announced an electric makeover for all its vehicles from 2020. The automaker apparently fears that huge interest in the EV might detract from other models in its lineup.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Zetsche first CEO to fulfill oft-broken F1 promise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2017

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is the first CEO I know to fulfill a promise to transfer his company's F1 technology to a road-ready vehicle.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: First impressions of Audi's self-driving system

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2017

The Level 3 autonomous driving technology in the new Audi A8, which will be on display at the upcoming Frankfurt auto show, has some interesting highlights.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Audi concepts highlight self-driving advances

Sept. 8, 2017 18:32 CET

Audi is highlighting its ambitions for self-driving cars with two concept vehicles that have advanced "hands-free" autonomous functions.... Read More »

 
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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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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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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Western European registrations fell 5% in December
Western European registrations fell 5 percent in December, which had two fewer selling days than a y ...
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UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
UK registrations fell nearly 6 percent in 2017 in their biggest annual slide since the global recess ...
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Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
Spanish new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent last year, although dealers said the increase was helped ...
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German sales rose nearly 3% in 2017 as diesel demand plunged
German new-car sales rose nearly 3 percent last year but fell 1 percent in December on fewer selling ...
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Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russia ...
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Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
Italian new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent in 2017 as incentives helped push demand to its highest ...
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EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
Sales of electrified cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by ge ...
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French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
French registrations rose by nearly 5 percent in 2017, led by increases of more than 10 percent at S ...
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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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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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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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Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker
Rolls-Royce said its sales and marketing director, Fintan Knight, has left the company to pursue oth ...
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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automak ...
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PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, incl ...
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VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric car ...
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VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
VW of America has tapped Skoda's UK boss Duncan Movassaghi to take over sales operations for the VW brand in the U.S. ...
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VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
Ron Stach, who has headed U.S. sales for the VW brand for nearly two years, has left the automaker. ...
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BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations. ...
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PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The mo ...
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Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp said it named Francisco Lopez Pena as CEO. ...
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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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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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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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