OEM Coverage

VW faces emissions-cheating damages claim in Italy

May 26, 2017 10:09 CET

An Italian court will hear a class action suit for damages against VW Group over its diesel-emissions cheating. The suit was filed on behalf of consumers from all of the group's affected brands, including Audi, Skoda, Seat and the core VW unit.... Read More »

Ford's new Europe boss says region is 'in good shape'

May 26, 2017 10:36 CET

Ford of Europe's new president, Steven Armstrong, believes the automaker is in great shape and has the right products for the region after undergoing major restructuring. The automaker posted a record $1.2 billion pre-tax profit in Europe last year.... Read More »

Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East

May 26, 2017 09:34 CET

Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and India, replacing Bernard Cambier, who has held the post since 2014.... Read More »

VW's clean vehicle push has shortcomings, Calif. says

1:17 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2017

California regulators say VW's spending plan on clean vehicle infrastructure has shortcomings and lacks details on how the program, Electrify America, will help disadvantaged communities as well as promote hydrogen fuel cells.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

BMW brand management boss Wortmann will speak at Europe congress

May 25, 2017 10:02 CET

BMW's head of brand and product management, Hildegard Wortmann, will be among the speakers at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Barcelona on June 21.... Read More »

Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations

May 25, 2017 13:35 CET

Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. In other changes Raj Nair will be president of Ford North America and Peter Fleet will take charge of the Asia Pacific region.... Read More »

BMW 8-series concept stakes claim for luxury leadership

May 25, 2017 16:40 CET

BMW unveiled a concept for its new 8-series coupe that will become its new flagship and help it fight off a challenge from German rival Mercedes for leadership in the premium segment.... Read More »

Cox, Holman team up on subscription sales model

12:15 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

Cox Automotive and Holman Enterprises are teaming up toexpand a retail vehicle-subscription service dubbed Flexdrive.... Read More »

GM accused in lawsuit of using VW-like defeat devices

11:32 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

GM was accused of putting defeat devices in its trucks to beat emissions tests, the sixth carmaker linked to diesel cheating since 2015, when VW admitted to installing software to bypass pollution rules.... Read More »

BMW eyes global luxury crown again with 8-series concept

1:30 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

BMW unveiled a concept of its revived 8 series that will become a new flagship coupe and try to help it supplant German rival Mercedes-Benz for leadership in luxury vehicle sales worldwide.... Read More »

Ex-Toyota exec Julie Hamp working as adviser to PR firm

1:58 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

Julie Hamp, who left Toyota following an arrest for suspicion of violating Japan's drug laws, is working for global public relations firm Finsbury.... Read More »

Tesla split pits tech analysts vs. car analysts

7:27 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

The Wall Street split on Tesla boils down to analysts who see the next Apple and those who perceive a lot more similarity with Studebaker.... Read More »

Faraday Future aims to raise $1 billion in new funds as chief backer struggles

8:04 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

Faraday Future plans to raise $1 billion in new funding as it seeks to protect itself from the financial woes of its main backer, China's LeEco. The startup has begun meeting potential investors and is in the process of selecting advisers, Bloomberg reported, citing a person close to the matter.... Read More »

Prosecutors investigate Bosch employees in Daimler probe, report says

6:55 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

German prosecutors who searched Daimler's offices this week as part of a probe into diesel pollution are also investigating employees at Bosch, a report said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Cox, Holman team up on car subscriptions

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

Cox, Holman team up on car subscriptions; $13.4M for Ford's Hackett, a reported $57.5M for Fields; GM cuts in Singapore; Toyota hires VW marketer; Lexus 'no-haggle' grows slowly; AutoNation freebie.... Read More »

Renault sees wireless charging as answer to EV range anxiety

May 25, 2017 06:01 CET

As automakers and governments work to add more charging stations to ease electric vehicle range anxiety, Renault is touting dynamic wireless charging as a technology that could eliminate that fear. Renault has partnered with Qualcomm and French research consortium Vedecom to develop the technology.... Read More »

Bosnian activists fail to secure seats on Grammer board

May 25, 2017 09:46 CET

Bosnia's Hastor family failed in a bid to get three representatives onto the supervisory board of German supplier Grammer at the annual shareholder meeting.... Read More »

EU probes aid for Jaguar Land Rover's Slovak factory

May 24, 2017 13:13 CET

EU regulators are investigating the legality of Slovakia's plan to grant $139.7 million to Jaguar Land Rover to support a new plant in the country. The facility, which will build up to 300,000 cars annually, is due to open next year.... Read More »

Software update can fix diesel emissions, FCA lawyer says

6:19 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2017

FCA believes a software update can address US regulators' contention that its diesel vehicles are producing excess emissions, a lawyer for the company said at a court hearing.... Read More »

Aston Martin swings to profit, boosted by DB11 flagship

May 24, 2017 18:20 CET

Aston Martin reported its first quarterly profit in a decade, as the automaker benefits from cost cuts and demand for its new DB11 sports car.... Read More »

Grammer rejects call to replace chairman in shareholder tussle

May 24, 2017 14:44 CET

German supplier Grammer braced for a showdown with Bosnian investor group Cascade at its shareholders' meeting, rejecting a demand to replace the chairman of the annual general meeting.... Read More »

New Ford CEO Hackett's pay package worth up to $13.4 million

2:00 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2017

New Ford CEO Jim Hackett's base salary rose from $716,000 to $1.8 million. His total compensation for this year is valued at up to $13.4 million.... Read More »

FCA stumbles into U.S. regulatory crosshairs again

11:43 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will now have to defend itself against accusations it's run afoul of environmental, safety and securities laws in the span of just a few years.... Read More »

GM to cut jobs at international headquarters, report says

5:20 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2017

GM will slash headcount at its international headquarters in Singapore as part of efforts to reduce exposure to unprofitable and unpromising markets, Reuters reported.... Read More »

GMC Yukon Denali adds 10-speed transmission, new grille for 2018

11:35 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2017

The GMC Yukon Denali is getting a 10-speed transmission and a new, multidimensional grille for the 2018 model year.... Read More »

 
Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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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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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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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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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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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
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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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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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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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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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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
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Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
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Ex-Ferrari exec Lanzone hired by autonomous car start-up Zoox
Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox said Corrado Lanzone, former operations director of Ferrari's racing division, has joined the company as its vice president of manufacturing... ...
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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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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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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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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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