Executives

Former VW engine chief told to stay in Germany or risk being detained in U.S.

June 24, 2017 09:59 CET

Germany is the only safe place for former VW Group executive Heinz-Jakob Neusser, the highest-ranking manager indicted in the U.S. in connection with the automaker's diesel-rigging scandal.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo won't use incentives as brand puts panache over sales

12:24 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2017

Alfa Romeo's global brand chief says he won't cut prices to meet lofty U.S. sales goals, because he insists FCA isn't setting such targets.... Read More »

Barra meets with Canada's Justin Trudeau

10:13 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with GM CEO Mary Barra in Canada to discuss job creation, but neither the government nor automaker released details about the discussions.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Land Rover Defender will appeal to new generation, design chief says

June 23, 2017 06:01 CET

The launch of the new Land Rover Defender is "not far away," the brand's design boss, Gerry McGovern, said.... Read More »

Lotus cars may be built in China, Geely owner says

June 23, 2017 09:32 CET

Geely hopes to help Lotus to penetrate the global market, Geely owner Li Shufu said, after his company finalized a deal to buy the UK sports-car maker as part of its acquisition of Proton.... Read More »

Interpol seeks 5 ex-VW managers over emissions fraud, report says

1:21 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

The United States has issued international arrest warrants for five former VW managers accused of wrongdoing in the carmaker's diesel emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Why the gap in Grand Caravan output

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Why the gap in Grand Caravan output; Who next to lead Uber?; Tesla confirms talks on China plant; Univ. of Michigan driverless shuttle; FCA backs recall-repair push.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Automakers can overcome industry disruptors, Seat president says

June 22, 2017 14:12 CET

Tech companies may have an advantage as innovators in the battle for leadership of the future market for mobility but only automakers have the industrial scale to make new developments a reality for the masses, Seat President Luca de Meo says.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Volvo eyes even tougher sales target

June 21, 2017 18:41 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the automaker has the potential to exceed its goal of selling 800,000 vehicles annually by 2020. Volvo sold a record 534,332 vehicles last year and Samuelsson is confident the company will set a new all-time high in 2017.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Lynk & CO boss says 'brutal' simplicity is key to brand's future

June 21, 2017 15:19 CET

Lynk & CO's boss believes the key for the upstart brand's future success is to be “brutally simple.” The Zhejiang Geely subsidiary plans to limit model variations and harmonize prices across the euro area, Alain Visser said.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. So far the results have been mixed.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. So far the results have been mixed.... Read More »

Volvo will challenge Tesla, BMW i with stand-alone Polestar brand

June 21, 2017 07:40 CET

Volvo will challenge Tesla and BMW's i subbrand by turning its Polestar unit into a stand-alone brand for high-performance electrified models. The Swedish automaker has picked design chief Thomas Ingenlath to be CEO at Polestar.... Read More »

Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months

6:44 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Tesla said the head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, left the company within six months of joining the electric carmaker.... Read More »

Uber CEO Kalanick quits under pressure from investors

June 21, 2017 10:32 CET

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned from the ride-hailing service, ceding to investors' wishes that he step aside. Uber has been hit by scandals including allegations of sexual harassment and the use of "Greyball" software to bypass regulators.... Read More »

Q&A

Hyundai Capital: Burying buyers in debt is dangerous

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

In this Q&A, Hyundai Capital Vice President Mark Abbasi talks about how to turn a negative-equity situation into a positive one.... Read More »

Daimler begins construction of Mercedes plant in Russia

June 20, 2017 14:45 CET

Daimler has begun construction of a Mercedes plant in Russia. The factory will produce more than 20,000 Mercedes cars and SUVs a year.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford’s Focus strategy to save $1B

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2017

Ford’s Focus strategy to save $1B; Ghosn goes for gold; GM Canada shutdowns; Demon allocation: The devil is in the details; Uber backtracks, OKs in-app tipping.... Read More »

Ghosn sees Renault-Nissan passing VW, Toyota as global No. 1 this year

June 20, 2017 08:56 CET

Carlos Ghosn says the Renault-Nissan alliance, which added Mitsubishi last year, could soon pass VW Group and Toyota to become the best-selling global car company.... Read More »

THE DEALER SPEAKS

Automakers 'destroying themselves' with stair-steps

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

In this Q&A, dealer Steve Kalafer addresses strains in dealer-factory relations at Nissan, Volkswagen and other automakers.... Read More »

Fisker boasts 400-mile range for his new EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

The Fisker EMotion will boast a 400-mile range and a nine-minute charge, with autonomous and connected capabilities, Henrik Fisker says.... Read More »

Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China

June 19, 2017 10:46 CET

Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese company in his new role as design boss for German automotive engineering company Edag.... Read More »

ELECTRIC CHOICE

Smart dealers have a decision to make

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

Why didn't the microcar brand work out as expected in the U.S., and can it succeed with just EVs?... Read More »

Lear's Simoncini namechecks competitors at museum benefit in Detroit

10:49 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

Matt Simoncini shouted above the noisy crowd at a fundraiser he was sponsoring last week for the Motown Museum in Detroit. "Delphi! Delphi! Anybody here from Delphi!"... Read More »

2017 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Monika Mikac

June 19, 2017 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Startup is Monika Mikac, who is chief operating officer at Croatian electric vehicle maker Rimac Automobili.... Read More »

 
Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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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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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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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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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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