Western Europe

Vauxhall will recall some Zafiras in UK on fire risk

May 19, 2016 11:27 CET

Vauxhall will recall about 235,000 Zafira minivans for repair in the UK to prevent a possible risk of fire caused by a soldered fuse resistor in the vehicles.... Read More »

2016 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Luka Trapic

May 19, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2016 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 6 one of the 15 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Engineering is Luka Trapic of Ferrari.... Read More »

VW promises to lift profit, review management pay

May 18, 2016 11:27 CET

VW Group promised to improve profitability and review management pay, seeking to defuse growing investor criticism in the wake of the emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

UK plans new insurance laws to help driverless cars

May 18, 2016 16:12 CET

The UK announced plans for new motor insurance laws designed to encourage investment in driverless cars, as the government looks to capture a leading role in the developing technology.... Read More »

Opel admits using shut-off device, German minister says

May 18, 2016 22:11 CET

Opel has admitted that its Zafira minivan has engine software that switches off exhaust treatment systems under certain circumstances but says this is legal, German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said.... Read More »

German gov't approves EV and plug-in hybrid incentives

May 18, 2016 11:57 CET

The German cabinet approved incentives to boost demand for electric cars. EV buyers will receive a 4,000-euro subsidy while those choosing plug-in hybrid cars will receive 3,000 euros.... Read More »

2016 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Richard Candler

May 18, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2016 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 6 one of the 15 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Connected Car Management is Nissan's Richard Candler.... Read More »

Ghosn salary debate intensifies in France

May 17, 2016 12:52 CET

The Renault board's decision to defy shareholder rejection of CEO Carlos Ghosn's 7.2 million euro payout for 2015 has caused the French government to take action. France may make shareholder votes on executive pay binding, President Francois Hollande said today.... Read More »

Geely design boss gets Volvo's sister brand to think big

May 17, 2016 15:11 CET

The Briton who smoothed out Volvo's boxy lines is aiming to give China's Geely global appeal by ditching its utilitarian image. Peter Horbury is central to efforts by Volvo's sister brand to push upmarket and go international by tapping European design and technology.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW pays out high rewards for failure

6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euros ($455 million) in salary and bonuses since 2011, a sum it condemned as "corporate excess on an epic scale."... Read More »

2016 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Florence Bailleul

May 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2016 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 6 one of the 15 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Aftersales and Service is Florence Bailleul of Johnson Controls.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Opel tweaks OnStar in Europe to balance privacy and convenience

May 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Opel has adapted parent GM's OnStar system to address privacy concerns in Europe while still allowing access to the online services that customers demand. David Voss, Opel's manager for connected customers, explained how to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Opel CEO rejects allegations of emissions cheating

May 17, 2016 12:24 CET

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann rejected allegations by German media and an environmental advocacy group that the GM unit's diesel engines use software that may breach regulations by turning off emissions controls in certain situations.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW pays out high rewards for failure

6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euros ($455 million) in salary and bonuses since 2011, a sum it condemned as "corporate excess on an epic scale."... Read More »

Norway's wealth fund to sue VW over emissions scandal

May 16, 2016 11:02 CET

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, said it plans to join the class-action lawsuits filed against Volkswagen Group over the automaker's emissions scandal.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2016

The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution that puts the detection zone for gestures on the steering wheel instead of the center console.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Mazda expects to maintain Europe growth

May 15, 2016 06:01 CET

Mazda has been on a hot streak in Europe after vehicle sales jumped 21 percent last year. The automaker expects a further boost from the CX-3 crossover, Mazda Europe CEO Jeff Guyton told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

German court bans Airscarf seat heating in Mercedes cars

May 13, 2016 15:55 CET

Mercedes has been banned from selling its Airscarf headrest heating system for convertible cars in Germany because of a dispute over patents.... Read More »

Fiat, Opel summoned by German regulators to emissions meeting

May 13, 2016 15:38 CET

German regulators investigating car emissions summoned representatives of Fiat Chrysler and Opel for a meeting next week.... Read More »

European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth

May 13, 2016 09:01 CET

European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases and Volkswagen brand back to growth despite its diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

BMW has no plan B if UK quits EU

May 13, 2016 11:51 CET

BMW CEO Harald Krueger said it's too early to plan for possible changes that could affect the automaker if Britons vote to leave the EU. BMW builds Mini and Rolls-Royce cars in the UK.... Read More »

BMW, Toyota roadster will be built by Magna Steyr, report says

May 13, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW and Toyota have picked Magna Steyr to build their upcoming roadster developed from a joint platform, according to a report.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal

4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management and supervisory boards amid the company's diesel scandal amazes me. It could also backfire.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan buying 34% of Mitsubushi

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

Deal to control Mitsubishi potential 'win-win,' Nissan's Ghosn says; Nissan earnings; Subaru parent's new name: Subaru; VW to discuss U.S. dealer reparations; Volvo gets in tune with Swedish roots.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper automakers' efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.... Read More »

 
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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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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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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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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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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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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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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