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VW may pick China for first battery plant

June 26, 2016 06:01 CET

China may be the first country where Volkswagen Group could invest billions in one or more plants to manufacture battery cells and packs, a source close to senior management said, citing the Chinese government's determined push towards electromobility.... Read More »

TOYOTA'S IDEA FACTORY

Toyota's idea factory ramps up

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2016

Six months on the job, Toyota Motor Corp.'s top visionary for new mobility is spelling out priorities and ambitions, promising new safety technologies for cars within five years and envisioning a time when even children are chauffeured solo in autonomous vehicles to soccer practice.... Read More »

Nissan's to-do list: Range, autonomy

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2016

Nissan will introduce two new technologies this year to move the needle on CEO Carlo Ghosn's goal of making Nissan a leader in electric vehicles and self-driving cars.... Read More »

Mercedes: Google doesn't scare us

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2016

Mercedes-Benz executives say they're well-positioned to capitalize on technological and demographic changes that will transform the industry over the next 10 years.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Mercedes looks to become the top choice of female premium-car buyers

June 25, 2016 06:01 CET

Mercedes wants to become the leading choice among premium car brands for women by 2020, at which time it wants at least 30 percent of its customers to be female.... Read More »

Musk’s SolarCity bid a rare time investors don't buy his vision

7:09 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2016

Elon Musk is accustomed to shareholders snapping up whatever his Tesla Motors Inc. has to sell. Now his plan to merge the electric-car maker with struggling SolarCity has him confronting a rare case of investor unrest.... Read More »

VW Korea exec arrested over emissions manipulation

June 24, 2016 11:55 CET

South Korea prosecutors arrested an executive at Volkswagen's local unit as part of investigations into whether the automaker violated the country's environmental laws after it admitted to rigging diesel vehicles to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.... Read More »

Jeep Compass, Patriot replacement due early next year

3:20 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

The single vehicle replacing the Jeep Compass and Patriot will debut in late September in Brazil and will retain one of the two names, Jeep brand head Mike Manley said Thursday. The vehicle, known internally as the C-SUV, is not delayed and will be shown in the U.S. at the L.A. Auto Show in November. It will go sale in the U.S. in early 2017. Jeep has also set a hard date for the introduction of a long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup: Early 2018.... Read More »

German auto industry warns Brexit could lead to production shift

June 23, 2016 13:22 CET

Germany's auto industry warned that a potential trade dispute between Europe and the UK in the aftermath of a Brexit could put British production sites at risk.... Read More »

A Tesla bull, citing risk from SolarCity deal, cuts outlook on EV maker

11:34 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas, one of the most bullish analysts on Tesla Motors, joined the ranks of those who have panned Elon Musk's $2.86 billion proposal to combine the automaker with solar-panel provider SolarCity.... Read More »

Tesla's luxury branding clashes with SolarCity's thrifty pitch

5:00 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Elon Musk is betting that luxury electric car buyers and rooftop solar customers are a single market. The marketing messages of Tesla and SolarCity tell a different tale.... Read More »

Nissan promotes communications execs

7:45 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Nissan has promoted its two senior U.S. corporate communications executives, David Reuter and Kristina Adamski.... Read More »

UAW says VW reneged on deal to recognize union at Tenn. plant

5:45 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

A top UAW official said Volkswagen walked back on a promise to recognize the union at the automaker’s Chattanooga plant -- and the union says it has a document to prove it.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Musk buys Musk -- Tesla's SolarCity deal by the numbers

9:37 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Tesla's offer to buy SolarCity for as much as $2.86 billion in stock boggles the mind. There's basically two ways to look at why Musk is behind the deal. Either Musk is bailing out a beleaguered company that's run by his cousin, Lyndon Rive, or he's consolidating a clean-energy empire at rock-bottom prices. Or both.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting patiently to get into the hall at what promises to be an extraordinary and very lengthy gathering, during which the automaker is expected to face some acrimonious questioning.... Read More »

Nissan CEO Ghosn's pay tops $9 million for second year

June 22, 2016 10:52 CET

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn received a 3.5 percent pay rise to take his total compensation to more than $9.58 million for the second straight year after the automaker's profit climbed to a record.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting patiently to get into the hall at what promises to be an extraordinary and very lengthy gathering, during which the automaker is expected to face some acrimonious questioning.... Read More »

Mitsubishi sees first loss in 8 years amid fuel-consumption scandal

June 22, 2016 11:09 CET

Mitsubishi forecast its first loss in eight years after setting aside compensation costs related to manipulating fuel-efficiency ratings and falsifying test data.... Read More »

VW gets approval for fixes on another 1 million diesel cars

June 22, 2016 12:07 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker has received regulatory approval for technical fixes on another 1 million diesel cars, mainly Golf models, and expects the number to keep growing.... Read More »

Musk sees $1 trillion Tesla but shares drop over SolarCity deal

5:55 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company's proposed acquisition of SolarCity could eventually push the electric car maker's valuation to $1 trillion, but investors strongly disagreed.... Read More »

VW says Diess under investigation but it sees no evidence of market manipulation

June 21, 2016 17:22 CET

Volkswagen Group confirmed that prosecutors were probing VW brand chief Herbert Diess as part of an investigation into whether the company violated disclosure and market manipulation rules.... Read More »

German watchdog filed complaint against whole VW board, report says

June 21, 2016 14:16 CET

German financial watchdog Bafin filed a complaint with prosecutors against the entire former board of Volkswagen Group over possible market manipulation linked to the automaker's emissions scandal, Reuters reported.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Should NHTSA take another look at automatic transmission shifters?

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

The days when you could seamlessly transition from one brand of car to another and shift the vehicle into gear without thinking about it are gone.... Read More »

VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America

June 21, 2016 10:38 CET

VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge restoring sales amid an economic crisis in the key Brazilian market.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least because one of the executives on the podium is the official target of an investigation into criminal misconduct.... Read More »

 
Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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