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 »

 
Why PSA is axing jobs at Vauxhall's Astra plant

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2017

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Vauxhall and PSA have cited declining sales in the compact segment as a reason for cutting 400 jobs ...
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Auto industry cold on UK joining NAFTA post-Brexit

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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The UK joining the North American Free Trade Agreement is an idea reportedly being floated as an alt ...
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Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

Luca Ciferri
4:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. ...
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No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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Opel's loss of key executives makes turnaround much harder

Christiaan Hetzner
11:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2017 UPDATED: Sept. 26 18:15 CET - adds no replacement

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Opel faces a tough task replacing the automaker's award-winning marketing chief, Tina Mueller, who i ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand
Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace slugg ...
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Italy's September sales increase 8%
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the ...
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French sales rise 1% in September
New-car sales rose 1.1 percent in France in September, as the fall selling season began with mixed r ...
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Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
Diesel's European market share fell to 46.3 percent of new-car registrations in the first half, the ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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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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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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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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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle ch ...
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle program ...
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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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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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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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