Western Europe

Honda's UK plant gets a boost from U.S.

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

Strong sales of the Honda Civic 5-door may have rescued the company's plant in the U.K.... Read More »

Even in Europe, Smart struggles for sales

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

Its volumes remain roughly half those of BMW’s small-car brand Mini.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover to add 5,000 employees

June 18, 2017 08:51 CET

Jaguar Land Rover plans to add 5,000 employees including 1,000 electronic and software engineers as the auto industry adapts to develop autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

Bracing for diesel bans in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2017

European automakers have put their money on diesels to meet regulations there. Thanks to fahrverbote, they could be in trouble.... Read More »

European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels

June 16, 2017 08:41 CET

European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sales increases. Winners included Toyota, Renault, VW and Fiat, while Opel's volume declined.... Read More »

EU ready to scrap tariffs on Japanese car parts in trade deal, paper says

June 16, 2017 09:47 CET

The EU will propose scrapping import tariffs on most Japanese car parts in trade negotiations, Nikkei reported. In return, the EU is pushing for Japan to cut or scrap import tariffs on some agricultural products.... Read More »

2017 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Florian Wunsch

June 16, 2017 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Sales is Florian Wunsch, Nissan's head of global powertrain sales.... Read More »

Jaguar teams up with British tennis star Andy Murray to present new sport wagon

10:11 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

Jaguar teamed up with fellow Brit and world No. 1 tennis player Andy Murray to present its all new XF Sportbrake.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan has no plan for extra bonus scheme, Ghosn says

2:21 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

Renault-Nissan has no current plans to introduce an additional bonus scheme for executives at the alliance, Chairman Carlos Ghosn said.... Read More »

Bosch said to plan semiconductor plant in Germany

June 15, 2017 13:21 CET

Bosch is investing $1.12 billion in a semiconductor plant in eastern Germany, a company source told Reuters, highlighting the supplier's ambitions in self-driving cars and the industrial Internet. The factory would be a boost for the state of Saxony which has sought to rebrand itself as "Silicon Saxony."... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles.... Read More »

2017 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Mathieu Devillard

June 15, 2017 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Sales is Mathieu Devillard, who is a customer business unit director at Faurecia.... Read More »

2017 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Hans-Joerg Dohrmann

June 14, 2017 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for New Mobility is Hans-Joerg Dohrmann, who is chairman is Swiss car-sharing firm sharoo.... Read More »

Dutch, UK drivers team up to sue VW over emissions cheating

June 13, 2017 16:25 CET

About 220,000 car drivers in the Netherlands and the UK joined forces in what could become a pan-European lawsuit against VW Group seeking compensation over its diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

BMW's hometown mulls diesel ban over 'shocking' emissions

June 13, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW's hometown, Munich, may ban older diesel vehicles because of "shocking" NOx emissions in the city, its mayor told a German paper. Munich would join Stuttgart, home of Mercedes and Porsche, in clamping down on diesels.... Read More »

VW faces Dutch lawsuit over emissions cheating

June 13, 2017 09:28 CET

A Dutch group representing 180,000 Volkswagen owners said it was preparing a claim against the automaker over the company's use of software designed to conceal high emissions caused by its diesel cars.... Read More »

Ford launches a 'smart mobility' office in London

June 13, 2017 11:17 CET

Ford is opening an office in London focusing on future mobility solutions for Europe. The venture will hire around 40 specialists. It is the company's third such "smart mobility" office, following the launch of two other such projects in the U.S.... Read More »

2017 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Pedro Lazarino

June 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Marketing is Pedro Lazarino, Opel's European sales and marketing regional manager.... Read More »

Amazon plans to sell cars in Europe

3:28 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Amazon is arming itself for a digital assault on the retail automotive sector and is sounding the attack in Europe first, well-informed sources have told Automobilwoche.... Read More »

BMW's UK workers reject offer designed to end pension dispute

June 12, 2017 13:07 CET

BMW's UK car workers have rejected a pension deal designed to end a long-running dispute over plans to close the automaker's final salary pension scheme.... Read More »

German ministry orders probe of Porsche emissions

June 12, 2017 12:36 CET

The German Transport Ministry has ordered an investigation into whether Porsche used a cheat device to hide high NOx emissions from the Cayenne V-6 diesel.... Read More »

French auto-parts workers in election spotlight after appeal to president

June 12, 2017 10:45 CET

Workers from a threatened French auto-parts factory have secured a meeting with Finance Ministry officials and their main carmaker clients, Renault and PSA, after a union delegation accosted President Emmanuel Macron. The situation is a test of Macron's economic interventionism as the country conducts parliamentary elections.... Read More »

2017 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Steven De Ploey

June 12, 2017 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Marketing is Steven De Ploey, Jaguar Land Rover's global marketing strategy and planning director.... Read More »

Foreign automakers invoke Reagan ad to spotlight U.S. manufacturing

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

Global Automakers' 'Morning in America' ad sounds upbeat themes, but reflects anxiety among automakers, foreign and domestic, about the political climate.... Read More »

The pope's white ride is green

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

The push to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in Vatican City got a helping hand last week from Opel.... Read More »

 
Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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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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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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