Western Europe

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Helena Bergstroem Pilo

Sept. 21, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Helena Bergstroem Pilo of Volvo Car Group.... Read More »

VW has no plans for trucks unit IPO before 2019, report says

Sept. 20, 2016 19:18 CET

VW Group has no plans for a public listing of its trucks business until 2019, a German magazine reported, citing senior managers at the carmaker. Some analyst had speculated that VW might sell or float its truck operations to help raise funds as the carmaker is pushing to become a global force in trucks.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Katrin Papenfuss

Sept. 20, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Katrin Papenfuss of GKN Driveline.... Read More »

VW has fixed less than 10% of rigged diesel cars in Europe

Sept. 19, 2016 15:59 CET

VW Group is making slow progress on fixing cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe, having repaired less than 10 percent of the 8.5 million affected models, the company said.... Read More »

Haldex picks ZF's $647 million bid over higher Knorr-Bremse offer

6:43 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Swedish braking systems maker Haldex has backed a 5.53 billion crowns ($647 million) takeover offer from German car parts firm ZF Friedrichshafen, even though it is less than a rival bid from Germany's Knorr-Bremse.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Tina Mueller

Sept. 19, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Tina Mueller of Opel Group.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe recognizes Christina Bentzel Moeller

Sept. 18, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Christina Bentzel Moeller of Volvo Car Group.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe honors Monica Perez Lobo

Sept. 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Monica Perez Lobo of Toyota Europe.... Read More »

ZF, Knorr-Bremse raise stakes in fight for Haldex

Sept. 16, 2016 12:38 CET

Knorr-Bremse and ZF Friedrichshafen raised the stakes in their battle for Haldex as both increased their offers for the Swedish brake systems maker. Suppliers have been vying to take over Haldex, attracted by its expertise in brakes for trailers as they seek to develop integrated autonomous driving systems for commercial vehicles.... Read More »

EU plans action against states over car emissions

Sept. 16, 2016 17:35 CET

The EU will take legal action against some member states for failing to police car emission rules, Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said. Action would be taken in several weeks, she said, declining to name which EU nations would be affected.... Read More »

VW sued by German states of Hesse, Baden-Wuerttemberg over diesel scandal

Sept. 16, 2016 12:15 CET

The German states of Hesse and Baden-Wuerttemberg will sue Volkswagen Group for damages caused by its emissions scandal after the states said a drop in VW's share price caused them to lose money.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Imelda Labbe

Sept. 16, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Imelda Labbe of VW Group.... Read More »

Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce among automakers skipping Paris show as glitz fades in Web age

Sept. 15, 2016 11:38 CET

Ford, Volvo and Rolls-Royce are among the automakers skipping the Paris auto show as the once-unmissable event succumbs to changes sweeping the auto industry. Instead of spending millions to woo consumers to crowded exhibition centers, companies are reaching out to buyers where they like to spend time -- on Instagram and blogs.... Read More »

European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August

Sept. 15, 2016 09:05 CET

New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. Fiat Chrysler, Renault, Daimler, Toyota and Kia beat the market average with double-digit growth while VW Group, mired in an emissions scandal, continued to lose ground.... Read More »

Magna considering new car plants after getting BMW 5-series deal

10:24 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

Magna International is contemplating a new assembly plant after securing a deal to build luxury sedans for BMW AG, which will help fill capacity at its flagship factory in Graz, Austria.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Linda Jackson

Sept. 15, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Linda Jackson of PSA Group.... Read More »

Imaginary VW deadline prompts flood of investor lawsuits in Germany

Sept. 14, 2016 11:05 CET

Volkswagen Group investors are rushing to file more lawsuits in Germany to meet a deadline that lawyers say may be imaginary. Shareholders who want to sue are concerned that Sept. 19, the first business day after the one-year anniversary of VW's admission of cheating, may be the deadline to file.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2016

General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. And while the decision might make good financial sense, the Vauxhall brand won't be applauding its parent's caution.... Read More »

VW sets up cybersecurity firm with ex-Israeli spy chief

7:36 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2016

Volkswagen is forming a company with the former head of Israel's Shin Bet intelligence agency to develop cybersecurity systems for Internet-connected cars and self-driving vehicles, the partners said in a statement today.... Read More »

SKF bets on automated production to stay ahead

Sept. 14, 2016 11:58 CET

Sweden's SKF, the world's largest maker of industrial bearings, is betting on automated manufacturing to help it stay ahead with its first fully-automated assembly line set to be running by early 2017.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt

Sept. 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt of VW Group.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Elizabeth Hill

Sept. 13, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Elizabeth Hill of Jaguar Land Rover.... Read More »

VW CFO's task: Fund innovation while taking a $20 billion hit

6:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

As CFO, it falls to Frank Witter to figure out how to fund the innovation needed to succeed in a rapidly changing auto market -- electric vehicles, driverless technology and ride-sharing services -- while digesting an unprecedented 18 billion euro hit ($20 billion) from fines and other costs related to the scandal. That means enforcing much stricter financial discipline on an organization accustomed to unbridled spending and engineering excess.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Marie-Francoise Damesin

Sept. 12, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Marie-Francoise Damesin of Renault.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe recognizes Agneta Dahlgren

Sept. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Agneta Dahlgren of Renault.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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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