Frankfurt Motor Show

Honda EV hops back in time

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

Honda made waves last week at the Frankfurt auto show by unveiling an electric car that at first glance appears to be a 1970s Volkswagen Rabbit.... Read More »

Bugatti's single model could be a four-door

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

The yet-to-be-named car would pick up where the Galibier concept left off and go on sale around 2024.... Read More »

Frankfurt photo booth

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

A few of the most eye-catching models at this year's show. Some of them will never turn up at a dealership. And none of them will ever need to stop for gasoline.... Read More »

Frankfurt's best and wurst

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

Spread out over an area roughly the size of Delaware but with better currywurst, the biennial Frankfurt Motor Show is the perfect place to take in the sights and flavors of the German auto industry while bleeding through your loafers from all the walking. Our man David Undercoffler loves walking — and Delaware. Here's what he saw:... Read More »

Smart leaves door open for dealers to return

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

Smart is discontinuing its gasoline-powered models and losing two-thirds of its U.S. dealers, but the brand's CEO believes sales won't fall very much.... Read More »

Mentally preparing for an 'armada of EVs'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

While electrified vehicles account for a tiny fraction of global auto sales today, few industry leaders are concerned about whether consumers will ever truly want to own battery electrics and plug-in hybrids.... Read More »

Interiors reconceived for the self-driving era

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2017

Interior suppliers at the Frankfurt auto show signal a growing consensus about how cockpits of the future will look -- with preference for armrest controls, no knobs and no center consoles.... Read More »

Merkel says German car industry must work to rebuild trust

Sept. 15, 2017 15:33 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany's car industry should do everything in its power to repair its damaged reputation, pointing to the combustion engine's uncertain future as she opened the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

Facebook won't make cars, Sandberg assures Germans

10:26 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2017

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg went on a charm offensive in Germany, telling the country's powerful automakers that the world's biggest social network does not want to compete with them.... Read More »

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Chery will focus on electrified models in Europe

Sept. 14, 2017 15:29 CET

Chery will sell its Exeed TX compact SUV in Europe with three electrified powertrains.... Read More »

Hyundai readies Kona EV debut

Sept. 14, 2017 10:27 CET

Hyundai will launch sales of a full-electric version of its new Kona small SUV after a debut at the Geneva show in March.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is once again fully engrossed in cars after a self-imposed exile from the automotive styling studio.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is once again fully engrossed in cars after a self-imposed exile from the automotive styling studio.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: What's sparking renewed drive toward EVs

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

From Frankfurt: Consumer pull, Tesla threat spark renewed EV drive; Another top manager leaves Tesla; Honda-Toyota pump project; Recalled VW diesels stolen, sold; Barra talks STEM.... Read More »

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Toyota will add a sportier line of hybrid engines

Sept. 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Toyota will add a sportier line of hybrid engines to its fuel-saving gasoline-electric models. The new engines be fitted to the core hybrid models in the automaker's current range. Toyota will reveal more details about its high-performance hybrids early next year.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda concept EV, Toyota power hybrid

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

In Frankfurt: Honda electric city-car concept, Toyota power hybrid, Hyundai i30 compacts, Lighter Bentley; A call to keep VW whole; Teamsters' robo-truck fight; Audi product preview.... Read More »

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Honda will launch a small electric car in 2019

Sept. 13, 2017 10:45 CET

Honda said it will launch a production version of the Urban EV concept in Europe in 2019.... Read More »

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Ferrari's entry-level Portofino faces $2.5 million Mercedes

Sept. 13, 2017 09:21 CET

Ferrari has introduced its new "entry-level" Portofino supercar that costs 196,000 euros ($234,000), while Mercedes has revealed the Project One concept, which will have a sticker price of 2.2 million euros ($2.5 million), as the two automakers vie for the world's wealthiest customers.... Read More »

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Borgward seeks to draw on 1950s heritage with modern Isabella

Sept. 12, 2017 15:45 CET

Borgward unveiled a modern take on its 1950s Isabella sedan that could become a flagship model. The China-backed German brand plans to start Europe sales by the end of the year.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on the EV bandwagon?... Read More »

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BMW electric sedan will give i subbrand a boost

Sept. 12, 2017 10:18 CET

BMW has unveiled the i Vision Dynamics concept, previewing an upcoming third model for its i subbrand that will be a rival to the Tesla Model 3.... Read More »

AMY WILSON

BLOG: With X7, BMW ditches the 'very humble' face

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

The massive grille on BMW's X7 concept is meant to draw attention for a brand late to the market for big SUVs.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on the EV bandwagon?... Read More »

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Opel Grandland X will be brand's first mainstream model with plug-in hybrid

Sept. 12, 2017 14:36 CET

Opel's Grandland X will be the brand's first mainstream model to have a plug-in hybrid powertrain variant. The compact crossover will go on sale this month in Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Feds ease path to self-driving cars

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

Feds reveal 'path forward' for self-driving cars; NTSB: Autopilot design a factor in fatal Tesla crash; At Frankfurt: Benz fuel-cell hybrid, 'Entry-level' Ferrari, Smart all-EV plan.... Read More »

 
BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

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

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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UK sales slump 12% in Oct. in 7th monthly decline
UK registrations in October fell by 12 percent, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline. Vaux ...
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Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
Spain's new-car sales increased 14 percent in October even as tensions over Catalonia's bid to gain ...
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Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales ...
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German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back
PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent l ...
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French sales jump 14% with Nissan, Toyota among winners
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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
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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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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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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
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Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
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Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Ole ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
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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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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
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
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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
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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
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
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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
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