Western Europe

Chevy ad launched for sponsorship deal with Manchester United

2:24 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
General Motors turned one of the most hotly debated sports sponsorship deals of recent years into an advertising reality today by launching a video that celebrates the Chevrolet's "Bowtie" logo succeeding AON as Manchester United's match-shirt sponsor.... Read More »

 

Check out the ANE e-magazine for July

July 7, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at the challenges facing Volkswagen Group as it tries to become the world's largest automaker.... Read More »

 

Mercedes' $1 million S-class will be built by Brabus

July 6, 2014 06:01 CET
Brabus, the German high-performance aftermarket tuning company, will begin building a new $1 million version of Mercedes-Benz's ultra-luxury S-class Pullman in December 2015.... Read More »

 

Western European car sales rise 4% in June

July 5, 2014 06:15 CET
Western European car sales rose 4 percent in June, according to industry data collated by LMC Automotive, as a market rebound in southern Europe offset weaker demand in Germany.... Read More »

 

'Made in Germany' loses more luster as BMW, Audi, M-B expand footprints

1:15 pm U.S. ET | July 4, 2014
“Made in Germany,” a hallmark of three of Europe's leading luxury automakers for years, is losing a little more of its exclusivity with BMW's decision to join rivals Audi and Mercedes and establish a manufacturing footprint in Mexico.... Read More »

 

UK car sales increase to a nine-year high

July 4, 2014 11:47 CET
UK new-car sales reached a nine-year high in the first six months, rising 11 percent although growth slowed in June as consumer demand started to level off.... Read More »

 

ANE's July e-magazine goes live Monday

July 4, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, July 7.... Read More »

 

Porsche raises stake in Germany's Bertrandt to 29%

July 3, 2014 13:11 CET
Porsche has raised its stake in German engineering company Bertrandt from 25 percent to about 29 percent. The company's auto-industry customers include Audi, BMW Group, Daimler, and Ford Motor Co.... Read More »

 

Mazda on course to beat Europe sales target in 2014

July 3, 2014 10:57 CET
Mazda expects to beat its European sales target this year after regional deliveries rose 24 percent in the first five months, more than triple the 7 percent the automaker is forecasting for 2014.... Read More »

 

Delphi helps reduce CO2, noise in new Peugeot 308

12:15 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
Delphi supplies the injectors to the new Peugeot 308's gasoline direct-injection engine, which produces a low of 107g/km of CO2 compared with 144g/km from the previous generation's most-efficient gasoline powerplant.... Read More »

 

German new-car sales fall 2% in June on fewer work days

July 2, 2014 13:08 CET
German car sales fell 2 percent in June, held back by fewer working days than a year ago, the VDA auto industry association said. The group reaffirmed its outlook for a slight improvement in deliveries this year as first-half sales rose 2 percent.... Read More »

 

German car market slows as France, Spain, Italy continue recovery

July 1, 2014 15:43 CET
French, Spanish and Italian car sales rose in June while the German market slowed down, held back by fewer working days as the European market rebound remained intact.... Read More »

 

Spanish car sales rise 24% in June

July 1, 2014 12:01 CET
New-car sales in Spain rose 24 percent in June, the tenth straight month of increases, as a government subsidy scheme continued to stimulate demand.... Read More »

 

To sell Fiat luxury shift, Marchionne seeks labor peace in Italy

June 30, 2014 10:55 CET
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne's visit to Italy last week to solve a labor dispute that threatened Maserati production shows how important the country's plants are becoming to the company's future, a union boss said.... Read More »

 

Renault narrows sales gap with Opel in bid to be Europe's No. 2 brand

June 27, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault is narrowing its European sales gap with rivals in its bid to rise to No. 2 from No. 4 by 2017. To get there it will need to pass third-ranked Opel/Vauxhall and current No. 2 Ford.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BMW's iDrive earns high marks, but doesn't match Apple

7:37 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
BMW's iDrive system ranked highest in Germany and Italy for user experience in a recent test, but the automaker and its peers have a long way to go to match Apple.... Read More »

 

Bosch will cut 400 jobs at Belgian windshield wiper plant

June 26, 2014 17:28 CET
Bosch will cut up to 400 jobs, or about a third of the work force at a windshield wiper factory in Tienen, Belgium.... Read More »

 

PSA seeks 500 job cuts at French plant

June 25, 2014 16:27 CET
PSA will offer workers at its plant in Rennes, France, early retirement benefits to reduce headcount at the site by about 10 percent. PSA builds the Peugeot 508 and Citroen C5 in Rennes.... Read More »

 

Renault names new engineering chief

June 25, 2014 12:02 CET
Renault named company veteran Gaspar Gascon Abellan as its new engineering chief. Abellan succeeds Jean-Michel Billig, who has left the automaker to work on personal projects.... Read More »

 

Toyota fuel cell car to cost $69,000 in Japan, debut in U.S., Europe in 2015

5:25 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
Toyota's highly-anticipated hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will debut in the Japan market by next April priced around 7 million yen ($69,348) and go on sale in the United States and Europe by the summer of 2015.... Read More »

 

Toyota will sell FCV fuel cell car in Europe starting next year

June 25, 2014 11:25 CET
Toyota said it will begin European sales of its FCV hydrogen fuel cell vehicle by next summer. The automaker is joining Honda and Hyundai in introducing retail-ready fuel cell vehicles.... Read More »

 

Ferrari plans 20% CO2 cut by 2021

June 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Ferrari wants to reduce its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2021 while simultaneously boosting performance. To do this the supercar maker will use turbochargers on V-8 engines and hybrid systems on V-12s, a top executive said.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Toyota exec ready to 'help' Nissan in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy says he's ready to “help” Nissan achieve its stated goal of becoming the top-selling Japanese automaker in the region.... Read More »

 

Citroen's move down-market key part of PSA's turnaround plan

June 22, 2014 12:11 CET
Citroen's C4 Cactus is more than just another compact car. It's a manifesto on wheels for the brand's move down-market as parent PSA struggles to return to profit.... Read More »

 

Nissan wants e-NV200 to win sales from diesels

June 20, 2014 09:57 CET
Nissan wants fleet managers in Europe to turn away from diesel-powered delivery vans in favor of its new battery-powered e-NV200.... Read More »

 

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