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VW's $1.21 billion emissions settlement with U.S. dealers OK'd by judge

6:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer granted final approval to VW's settlement worth up to $1.21 billion with 650 U.S. dealers over diesel emissions violations. VW's dealers will receive an average of $1.85 million each over 18 months under the settlement.... Read More »

Trump to meet with Detroit 3 CEOs amid jobs push

2:18 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

President Donald Trump will have breakfast Tuesday with the CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as he pressures automakers to boost U.S. employment.... Read More »

Lear CEO says he's not planning run for Mich. governor

10:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

The rumors continue to circulate: Will Lear CEO Matt Simoncini run for governor of Michigan? He says there are no such plans.... Read More »

Bosch, Mahle to bail out of turbochargers JV

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Mahle and Robert Bosch plan to sell their turbocharger partnership, citing a failure to achieve economies of scale despite strong sales growth. Their joint venture, Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems, has two plants in Austria and China and employs 1,400 workers.... Read More »

Trump tells automakers, manufacturers U.S. will cut regulations, taxes

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

President Trump met with a dozen prominent American manufacturers, such as Ford and Tesla, and promised them he would slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warned them again of penalties if they move production outside the country.... Read More »

PSA said to return to India through joint venture

Jan. 23, 2017 17:10 CET

PSA Group will announce a return to India this week through a manufacturing venture with New Delhi-based CK Birla Group, a French press report said. The joint venture deal will include a Chennai assembly plant, Les Echos said.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Automakers, others battle for position in lucrative connected car sector

Jan. 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Cars are rapidly being transformed into connectivity centers constantly linked to the outside world as automakers, suppliers and service providers try to benefit from a multi-billion-dollar sector forecast to grow at a double-digit rate for the rest of the decade.... Read More »

VW EVs will debut 5G connectivity services

Jan. 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen plans to equip its family of I.D. electric cars with next-generation 5G mobile connectivity and vehicle-to-everything communication standards as the brand prepares to offer full autonomous driving functionality in 2025.... Read More »

Don't bet on an Audi smaller than A3/Q3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Audi may have room in its lineup for a larger three-row crossover and for more variants of current vehicles, but probably not for anything smaller than its current A3 sedan and Q3 crossover.... Read More »

Over-the-air updates may alter NHTSA recall policy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will evaluate how to conduct recalls in an age of remote fixes and over-the-air updates.... Read More »

JLR bringing virtual reality to showrooms

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover hopes to boost sales using virtual reality to preview upcoming vehicles. All of its global retailers, including U.S. dealers, are getting virtual-reality kits.... Read More »

MIXED SIGNALS

Connected infrastructure runs into red lights

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

As automakers and suppliers eye the potential of fully connected cities, the hard realities of rolling out those technologies are quickly becoming apparent.... Read More »

VW to test over-the-air options

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Volkswagen AG is looking to change the way consumers buy new-car options by using over-the-air updates to offer some features on a trial basis.... Read More »

Cheaper lidar on the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Lidar sensing technology is perceived as a critical component for autonomous vehicles, but is too costly to use. Some suppliers say they finally know how to produce lidar less expensively.... Read More »

KRISTIN SCHONDORF

What Trump's team must do for autonomous age

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

President Donald Trump will witness the automotive industry completely change during his administration, writes Kristin Schondorf who leads the Automotive and Transportation Mobility practice at EY.... Read More »

If only VW had stuck with Daimler?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Volkswagen might have stayed clear of the diesel cheating scandal had the company not pulled out of a promising deal with Daimler more than a decade ago, Bloomberg reports.... Read More »

When Bentley owners are the have-nots

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Wolfgang Durheimer, CEO of both of the Volkswagen Group-owned brands, makes it sound like the Bentleys and Bugattis live on the other side of the tracks from each other.... Read More »

BMW departure adds to upheaval

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Karim Habib's departure as head of BMW brand design creates more upheaval in the group's design organization following two key departures last year.... Read More »

Jaguar's freshened F-Type has an app for that hot lap

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Jaguar's midcycle freshening of the F-Type sports car adds a slew of new technology, upgraded seats and a new limited-edition model.... Read More »

Mitsubishi crossover expected in Geneva

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Mitsubishi will launch a compact crossover in March at the Geneva auto show, according to European press reports. The British magazine Autocar says the vehicle may be styled after the XR-PHEV concept first shown at the 2013 Tokyo auto show.... Read More »

Ford freshens '18 Mustang, drops V-6

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Ford Motor Co. is making midcycle changes to the Mustang in an effort to stay on top of the muscle car sales race, even as demand for such vehicles wanes. The biggest change as part of the popular pony car's 2018 model year freshening comes under the hood, where Ford is dropping its 3.7-liter V-6 engine.... Read More »

Jaguar tests smaller E-Pace crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Jaguar will add a smaller, more affordable utility vehicle -- the E-Pace -- to its lineup in about a year, probably in Europe first, then the U.S.... Read More »

Calsonic Kansei takes top Shareholder Value Awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Calsonic Kansei Corp., of Japan, grabbed both the one- and three-year crowns in the 2016 Global Automotive Shareholder Value Award from PwC and Automotive News, presented at the Automotive News World Congress Jan. 11.... Read More »

NADA PREVIEW

Exec: Alliance could benefit from Mitsubishi dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Mitsubishi Motors' alliance with Nissan Motor has sparked speculation about sharing parts, vehicles or production capacity. But Mitsubishi's No. 2 executive in North America says it also could benefit Mitsubishi dealers.... Read More »

NADA PREVIEW

Autonomous cars could mean new role for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

The advent of autonomous cars and ride-sharing mobility services could mean massive changes for dealers. No one knows exactly what those changes will be, but industry officials are confident that the dealer body won't go extinct.... Read More »

 
VW raises stakes in fight to dominate China SUV market

Yang Jian
4:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2017

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Chinese consumers have an insatiable demand for crossovers and SUVs, but despite this, Volkswagen Gr ...
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VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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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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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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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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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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