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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Aston Martin will decide on new plant in third quarter

June 10, 2015 13:06 CET

Aston Martin will decide on the location of its new plant to build the upcoming DBX crossover in the third quarter, CEO Andy Palmer said. Potential sites in the U.S. and the UK are under consideration, Palmer said.... Read More »

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Mini still mulling Superleggera roadster production

June 10, 2015 15:04 CET

Mini is still examining whether it can make a business case for its Superleggera Vision roadster, a senior BMW executive said.... Read More »

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Europe's convertible market poised for rebound

June 10, 2015 06:01 CET

Europe's convertible market will gain sales as aging models from BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Mazda and Mini are replaced, analysts expect.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: The incredible power of praise

1:55 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2015

The industry's up-and-coming executives require something their old-school bosses are often reluctant to give: praise. This deficiency can be the difference in losing or keeping a game-changing team member.... Read More »

Automotive News Europe honors the 2015 Rising Stars winners

June 9, 2015 21:30 CET

Fourteen young and talented automotive executives have been honored as Rising Stars within the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Japanese launch plan for cars to help power electric grid

8:11 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Japanese automakers aim to solidify their global leadership in electric-vehicle charging standards by extending the technology to vehicle-to-infrastructure energy transfers.... Read More »

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Remote Swedish spot is a frozen paradise for automakers and suppliers

June 8, 2015 06:15 CET

During the peak season between January and March, Arjeplog, a remote area just 100km south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, becomes a hot spot for automakers and suppliers looking to test their latest models and technology against the area's brutal winter conditions.... Read More »

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Lexus, Infiniti pick potentially polarizing designs for Europe

June 8, 2015 06:15 CET

Japanese premium automakers including Lexus and Infiniti are counting on bold and potentially polarizing designs for their forthcoming small cars to lure customers in Europe from rivals BMW, Mercedes and Audi.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Automakers, regulators and green campaigners set for CO2 battle

June 7, 2015 06:01 CET

Automakers will meet with EU officials and green campaigners this month to open discussions on a 2030 target for the reduction of CO2 emissions from new cars sold in Europe. The meeting will likely will be tense as car companies say they are reaching the limit of what is doable.... Read More »

Automotive News Europe salutes the 2015 Rising Stars

June 5, 2015 06:01 CET

Fourteen young and talented automotive executives have been selected as Rising Stars within the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Ford GT maker will build new London black cab

June 5, 2015 06:01 CET

Canada's Multimatic, which specializes in building niche cars such as the Ford GT and Aston Martin One-77, will start production in the UK next year of the Metrocab plug-in hybrid taxi to meet growing demand for low-emission cabs.... Read More »

Western European sales rebound slowed in May

June 4, 2015 13:59 CET

Western European car registrations rose 0.2 percent in May as the region's stop-go recovery faltered in some markets and sales were hit by fewer working days.... Read More »

UK new-car registrations up 2.4% in May

June 4, 2015 11:08 CET

UK new-car registrations in May rose by 2.4 percent, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), said today. Sales were up 5.7 percent in the first five months, boosted by a fourfold increase in ultra-low emission vehicles, the organization said.... Read More »

2015 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Horst Hanschur

June 4, 2015 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2015 Rising Stars awards. Every day through today one of the 14 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Sales OEM is Horst Hanschur of Audi.... Read More »

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Nissan Europe sales boss aims to top Toyota on multiple metrics

June 4, 2015 06:01 CET

Nissan will not do "crazy things" to reach its goal of passing Toyota to become Europe's top-selling Asian brand by 2016, the region's sales boss, Guillaume Cartier, said. Nissan Europe's aim is to top its nearest rivals by being Europe's "most desirable Asian brand."... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Mitsubishi should focus on SUVs to boost Europe sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2015

Mitsubishi should become an SUV-only brand in Europe positioned below Land Rover to boost its profitability and sales volume, the brand's UK boss believes.... Read More »

2015 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes David Degrange

June 3, 2015 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2015 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 4 one of the 14 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Sales non-OEM is David Degrange of Faurecia.... Read More »

German car sales fall 6.7% in May on seasonal effect

June 2, 2015 16:03 CET

German new-car sales fell by 6.7 percent in May in a month that had two fewer business days than the year-earlier month. Adjusted sales rose by almost 4 percent.... Read More »

Is Ssangyong coming to America ... with a Jeep Wrangler rival?

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2015

Korean automaker Ssangyong is planning a Jeep Wrangler rival as a launch vehicle for the U.S., Autocar reports. The report of a small SUV that will be high on style follows the debut of the Tivoli compact crossover in Europe, which is launching this year. Company sources told Autocar that there is enough spare capacity on the Tivoli production line for another derivative.... Read More »

2015 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Joergen Ernst

June 2, 2015 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2015 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 4 one of the 14 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Purchasing is Joergen Ernst of Johnson Controls.... Read More »

Spanish car sales rise 14% on renewed subsidy program

June 1, 2015 14:18 CET

Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in May after the renewal of a government subsidy scheme helped to lift demand.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Profits remain elusive despite Europe's sales rebound

June 1, 2015 06:15 CET

New-car sales in Europe increased for the 20th consecutive month in April and four-month sales were up 8 percent, but not all executives are convinced that this higher volume will translate into higher profitability. Some have called what's happening a margin-less recovery because the rebound hides the fact that only the strongest can squeeze a profit.... Read More »

French car sales fall 4% in May on fewer working days

June 1, 2015 11:14 CET

New-car registrations in France fell 4 percent in May, mainly due to fewer working days. Sales rose 7.3 percent with the figures adjusted to include a comparable number of working days to May last year.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for June

June 1, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Europe's stronger-than-expected sales rebound is unlikely to provide an equally large boost to profits.... Read More »

ANE's Car Cutaways supplement ready to view

June 1, 2015 06:01 CET

The Automotive News Europe Car Cutaways supplement provides a peek underneath the skin of Europe's hottest new vehicles to showcase the contributions of hundreds of suppliers.... Read More »

 
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