OEM Coverage

Ford-GM gap isn't as wide as it looks

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2017

Ford and General Motors' first-quarter results aren't necessarily emblematic of how each company will look later in the year.... Read More »

Sogefi says 68% profit increase in Q1 confirms turnaround plan is working

April 30, 2017 06:01 CET

Sogefi's first-quarter profit rose 68 percent as the company benefits from its restructuring plans, which are aimed at increasing profitability and cash generation at the Italian supplier.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

VW's Seat counts on SUVs for turnaround

April 30, 2017 06:01 CET

Seat, Volkswagen Group's once-ailing Spanish brand, has returned from an uncertain future after a decision to start adding SUV/crossovers to its lineup. Now the marque is on course to become a reliable profit machine after 11 consecutive years of financial losses.... Read More »

FOLLOWING A LEGEND

Nissan's new design chief on following a legend

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2017

After 30 years in Nissan studios around the world, Alfonso Albaisa has become Nissan's first non-Japanese head of global design. He's ready - even if it means laying down his pencil.... Read More »

FNR-X concept spotlights Chevy's new technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2017

Chevrolet's Chinese FNR-X crossover shows off new elements that will appear in production vehicles.... Read More »

For Lexus sedans, it could be do or die

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2017

With car sales falling at Lexus, Toyota's top branding officer says the luxury line is contemplating sedans that are more casual and sporty - and maybe even a station wagon.... Read More »

Nismo's global expansion could bring performance pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2017

Nissan's Nismo performance tuner sub-brand plans a massive global push over the next five years.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: I damned the Demon

12:33 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2017

Let the record show: I wrote the Automotive News editorial suggesting a ban on the legal registration of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. I don't regret it.... Read More »

Tesla looks to Mexico to lure engineers for California plant

5:11 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2017

Tesla has been actively hiring for assembly-line jobs as it prepares to launch US output of the Model 3. But finding manufacturing engineer has been a tougher challenge.... Read More »

GM's Q1 profit surges 34% on North America strength

7:45 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2017

GM defied a slowdown in the U.S. market in posting its highest first-quarter profit since emerging from bankruptcy. The results were aided by a buildup in inventory, which portends a rougher financial performance later this year.... Read More »

Ford gets visit from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

2:55 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2017

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, in his first trip to Michigan, stopped by Ford's Rouge Complex and helped build an F-150 pickup truck.... Read More »

SiriusXM acquires connected-vehicle services company for $115 million

1:19 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2017

SiriusXM reached further into connected-vehicle services by completing the acquisition of Automatic Labs for $115 million in cash.... Read More »

GM wouldn't benefit from Trump tax plan for years, but supports reform

10:46 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2017

GM broadly supports President Trump's effort to cut corporate taxes but wouldn't benefit for about five years because of the huge losses it incurred leading up to its 2009 bankruptcy.... Read More »

VW will spend billions to strengthen engines portfolio

April 28, 2017 17:11 CET

VW Group plans to invest billions through 2022 to strengthen its portfolio of combustion engines and electric drivetrains in anticipation of stricter emissions standards in Europe, the U.S. and China, CEO Matthias Mueller said. To rein in costs, VW will reduce the variety of engine types for mass-market models.... Read More »

Autoliv posts higher Q1 profit but warns on North America, China

April 28, 2017 16:47 CET

Autoliv reported an increase in first-quarter earnings but flagged uncertainties relating to light vehicle production growth, including high inventory levels and slower sales momentum, especially in North America and China.... Read More »

Renault's AvtoVAZ boosted by Russia rebound

April 28, 2017 16:27 CET

Renault executives said the Russian market's unexpected strength will help the company's AvtoVAZ unit, which builds cars under the Lada brand, to reach its 2018 target for profitability.... Read More »

Honda forecasts profit drop despite positive quarter

April 28, 2017 10:53 CET

Honda swung back to profitability in the latest quarter as the company put Takata-related recall costs behind it, but a worsening foreign exchange outlook and a one-off pension expense forced the Japanese automaker to forecast falling profits in the fiscal year that has just begun.... Read More »

Peugeot said to fire top German execs after sales promotion was too popular

April 28, 2017 12:07 CET

PSA fired three of its top managers in Germany after a sales campaign led to thousands of Peugeot 208 cars being sold at more than 40 percent off their list price, according to a report.... Read More »

Mazda quarterly operating profit plunges 56%

6:20 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2017

Mazda's operating profit tumbled 56 percent in the latest quarter, as a deteriorating sales mix, foreign exchange rate losses and recall costs undermined results.... Read More »

Grammer says influence of Bosnian investor could put firm at risk

April 28, 2017 12:15 CET

Grammer warned that the influence of a Bosnian investor has led to a decline in orders and could pose a risk to the company's viability. The Hastor family, which owns a stake of at least 20 percent in Grammer, has criticized the German supplier's management and campaigned for seats on its board of directors.... Read More »

Skoda expands SUV focus with upcoming Karoq

April 28, 2017 11:06 CET

Skoda says its new Karoq will be a key model in helping the brand to achieve new sales records. The compact SUV will replace the Yeti in the VW Group brand's lineup.... Read More »

Hyundai teases design of Kona small crossover

April 28, 2017 09:49 CET

Hyundai teased the design of its upcoming Kona subcompact crossover and offered fresh details on the launch timing of a model that will fill a critical gap in the brand's lineup.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2017

China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan sales.... Read More »

ANE's May issue goes live Monday

April 28, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, May 1. The new edition looks at how Seat ended more than a decade of losses and why it expects to become a reliable moneymaker for parent VW Group.... Read More »

Renault revenue rises 25% on new models, Lada consolidation

April 27, 2017 18:05 CET

Renault's first-quarter revenue rose 25 percent as the company launched new models and production deals, and began consolidating Lada sales by Russian affiliate AvtoVAZ.... Read More »

 
China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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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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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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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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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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