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LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2016

Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combination with PSA Group has been a recurring rumor for years. The reason that the subject won't die is because the deal makes sense on a number of levels.... Read More »

PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran

May 4, 2016 06:01 CET

PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker's commercial operations to improve synergies between its Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands.... Read More »

Continental expects no major hit from carmakers' price cuts

May 4, 2016 12:01 CET

Continental is bracing for tough talks with Volkswagen and other carmakers over prices, though it does not expect to take a major hit on its results, finance chief Wolfgang Schaefer said.... Read More »

Renault pressed by French gov't to cut Ghosn's pay after investor revolt

May 3, 2016 17:38 CET

France will maintain pressure on Renault to rein in Carlos Ghosn's pay, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said, after shareholders voted against the CEO's $8.3 million payout for 2015.... Read More »

Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company

May 3, 2016 15:22 CET

Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emissions scandal. His successor is Michael Steiner, the brand's head of quality management.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: U.S. sales rise in April

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

U.S. sales rise in April: Big gains for Honda, Nissan, Mitsu; GM deliveries fall; FCA, Google said to plan self-driving Pacificas; BMW 'i' team still intact; Startups offer door-to-door gasoline.... Read More »

Porsche picks new r&d chief as suspended Hatz quits

10:02 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Porsche AG's supervisory board has appointed Michael Steiner as new head of r&d, replacing Wolfgang Hatz who will leave the sports-car maker at his own request.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Key to rev up Jaguar in U.S.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Jaguar looks to F-Pace crossover to rev U.S. sales; Mexico slaps $1 million fine on Ford; BMW Q1 earnings slip; VW, UAW officials plan meeting, German union issues warning.... Read More »

Why Lithia plans to ratchet up tech hires

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Lithia Motors expects its service and parts business -- both warranty and customer-pay -- to rise due to the back-up of recalled vehicles and the increased number of cars on the road.... Read More »

Braman technician training becomes a community service

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Dealer Norman Braman gives back to the Miami community by giving its young adults all-expenses-paid training to become service technicians.... Read More »

FCA's Marchionne adds Ferrari CEO title

May 2, 2016 10:36 CET

Ferrari appointed Sergio Marchionne as CEO in a move that will accelerate the brand's expansion into non-auto luxury goods.... Read More »

The 'junk bond king' held court at 4 a.m.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Former Ford and Chrysler public relations chief Jason Vines is out with a new book - this one co-authored by former American Motors CEO Joe Cappy. The Last American CEO describes Chrysler's acquisition of AMC from Renault in 1987 - a momentous deal largely because then-Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca got his hands on Jeep.... Read More »

De Nysschen takes the long view on profit margin

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen told Reuters in at the Beijing auto show last week that he is targeting an 11 percent operating margin in 10 years for the brand. Of course, GM never reports the profit margins of its units, and de Nysschen declined to give incremental contributions of Cadillac to GM profits before the 10-year mark.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: How store fought an online lie

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

How store fought online lie; Marchionne new Ferrari CEO; Porsche plans wagon version of Panamera; Inspiring next Infiniti QX50, QX70; New York State mulls 'Breathalyzer' for texts.... Read More »

VW could face worker protests if wage talks delayed, union warns

May 2, 2016 16:38 CET

Volkswagen was warned by Germany's biggest trade union that it could face protests from workers if it sought to delay talks about wage rises for 120,000 staff who work for the carmaker in western Germany.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Marchionne to run Ferrari, too?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Marchionne to run Ferrari, too?; Takata braces for higher losses; Mitsubishi fallout hitting Nissan; Snag in Trans-Atlantic trade deal?; Snyder: A slow, but steady sales rise.... Read More »

Fiat heir will speak at Europe congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Fiat heir Lapo Elkann, who has held numerous jobs in the family business, will be among the speakers at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Munich on June 8.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for May

May 2, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at how CEO Carlos Tavares plans to turn PSA Group the world's most efficient carmaker.... Read More »

ANE SPECIAL EDITION

ANE BMW 100 supplement ready to view

May 2, 2016 06:01 CET

The Automotive News Europe BMW 100-year anniversary special edition is ready to view. This special edition highlights the people, events and models that made the automaker's the first 100 years so memorable.... Read More »

Fields: Ford EV will have range near 200 miles

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Ford Motor Co. is developing an electric vehicle with range comparable to the Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3 and next-generation Nissan Leaf, CEO Mark Fields said.... Read More »

KC CRAIN

China: A maturing auto market that still has long road ahead of it

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

The Chinese market is fascinating, but it shows you how sophisticated our dealers are here in the U.S. If it's like everything else over there, they'll catch up quickly.... Read More »

Lincoln in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra, left, and Matt VanDyke, right, director of Global Lincoln, with Automotive News Group Publisher KC Crain at a dinner hosted by Automotive News during the Beijing auto show.... Read More »

Joe Hinrichs has Ford humming

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Since 2011, Ford Motor Co. has earned pretax profits totaling $45 billion in North America. It lost $1.8 billion in the rest of the world. And North America's position as Ford's profit driver keeps getting stronger. Ford's president of the Americas has a lot to do with that.... Read More »

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Jeep's push to produce in China is paying off

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Jeep is moving ahead in China, thanks to investments in local crossover production. But in a market haunted by factory overcapacity, premium brand Lexus is also pulling ahead purely as an importer.... Read More »

Stop-sale backlog hits public groups' earnings

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Several publicly traded dealership groups noted that cars and truck languishing for months on their lots under stop-sale orders due to recalls hurt their first-quarter earnings. The problem could linger into 2017.... Read More »

 
Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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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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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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