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Nissan, BMW, Porsche face fuel economy probes in S. Korea

Feb. 14, 2017 10:38 CET

South Korea has filed a complaint against Nissan alleging the automaker manipulated the fuel economy test results of its Infiniti Q50. BMW and Porsche are also being investigated. The latest action comes after sales of some Nissan, BMW and Porsche cars were banned because of emissions and noise-level irregularities.... Read More »

BMW could shift car production from Germany to U.S. to avoid tariff

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

BMW could conceivably shift some car production from Germany to its crossover plant in Spartanburg, S.C., if President Donald Trump follows through on threats to erect high barriers to trade.... Read More »

BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand

Feb. 8, 2017 15:25 CET

BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills the hole left by Karim Habib's departure last month and helps address some of the upheaval at the luxury carmaker's styling department.... Read More »

BMW taps turbos to make new 7 series more powerful

Feb. 8, 2017 16:00 CET

BMW's new 7-series sedan will get a gasoline-powered twin-turbo variant with 610 hp, a boost of 70 hp on the flagship model's most powerful predecessor. The upgrade means the new 7 series can go 0 to 100 kph in 3.7 seconds compared with 4.6 seconds for the car it replaces.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW mulls steps against Piech

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

VW mulls steps against Piech; Expanded Renault-Nissan alliance closes in on GM; Food, hope in storm-hit New Orleans; Lincoln's blues groove; BMW taps Skoda exec; Putin hosts VW CEO.... Read More »

Thoughts on leasing from dealer council chairs

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Ahead of January's National Automobile Dealers Association convention in New Orleans, Automotive News interviewed 25 dealer council chairs, or dealers holding the equivalent position, representing 31 brands. Here's a roundup of what some of them said about the outlook for leasing at their brand in 2017.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $12K payday for GM hourly workers

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

$12K payday for GM's hourly workers; BMW settles water-damage suit; Expert: Tax would hit JLR prices most; Faraday scales back; Ford's redesigned Expedition; 'One badass SUV.'... Read More »

E.ON, Clever to build EV charging network in Europe

Feb. 7, 2017 15:07 CET

German energy group E.ON has entered a strategic partnership with Denmark's Clever to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles in Europe at a time when automakers are preparing to roll out a range of long-range EVs in the next few years.... Read More »

BMW agrees to settle vehicle water damage suit for up to $478 million

10:43 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

BMW has agreed to pay up to $477.7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit covering about 318,000 U.S. luxury car owners who may have suffered water damage harming electrical components in vehicle trunks.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for February

Feb. 6, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at whether Russia sales are ready to rebound after a four-year drought during which sales halved.... Read More »

BMW shores up leadership as U.S. sales sag

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

For two years, BMW's Bernhard Kuhnt has overseen business in more than 80 countries. Starting March 1, his main focus will be the United States, a key market where BMW sales in the past year have lagged rivals Mercedes-Benz and Lexus.... Read More »

BMW's former U.S. sales head joins Holman

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Petter Witt, 42, becomes Holman Automotive Group Inc.'s platform vice president for the Northeast, effective Feb. 6. Holman, in Maple Shade, N.J., has 33 dealerships selling 17 brands.... Read More »

There's only one Rolls. Except for the other one.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Bribery. Corruption. An $809 million settlement. It's a scandal no automaker would want to be a part of. The good news for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is that it had absolutely nothing to do with it. The bad news is that the company that did is also called Rolls-Royce.... Read More »

MAKE MEETINGS

Mini dealers rely on larger Countryman

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Mini has struggled recently to find its place in a U.S. market that is increasingly shunning cars for crossovers and other light trucks. Dealers hope the redesigned Countryman crossover will help on several levels.... Read More »

BMW: Dealer input key to brand's success

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Dealer input on BMW of North America's programs and products is critical to the brand's success going forward, BMW leaders said at its annual make meeting.... Read More »

BMW's Witt moves to Holman Automotive

2:37 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2017

Petter Witt, who formerly headed all of BMW's U.S. sales operations, is joining Holman Automotive Group. He will oversee Holman's 10 stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.... Read More »

Defective Takata airbags found in repaired BMWs, prompting fresh recall

10:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2017

BMW is recalling about 230,000 vehicles in the U.S. after discovering that some may have been fitted with defective Takata airbag inflators during repairs, such as after a crash in which the devices deployed.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Musk stays on Trump panel, Uber CEO exits

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2017

Musk stays on Trump panel, Uber CEO exits; Honda Q3 earnings rise; How Delphi can boost U.S. output?; Cadillac's boom market; Benz in luxury lead; Ford ships F-150 Raptor to China.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2017

Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company exports cars to the U.S. from Mexico.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: BMW names Kuhnt N.A. CEO

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2017

BMW names Kuhnt N.A. CEO, Willisch keeps regional role; Snyder's sales takeaways; Sister brands to share Alfa platform; A banner buy-sell year?; Super Bowl ads work, Kia exec says.... Read More »

BMW names Bernhard Kuhnt CEO for North America

10:43 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2017

BMW said it named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America effective March 1. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held that title, is now head of BMW Group Region Americas, according to a statement released Thursday.... Read More »

CANADA: A record January

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Canadian car and light-truck sales rose 2.2 percent in January over last year to an all-time record for the month as the Detroit 3 posted gains that contrasted with U.S. declines.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes jumps out to big early lead over BMW, Lexus

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Mercedes-Benz jumped out to an early lead in the race for U.S. luxury auto sales supremacy, posting a record January after winning the crown last year for the first time since 2013.... Read More »

BMW will stick to investment plans despite Trump threats, CEO says

Feb. 1, 2017 11:40 CET

BMW will stick to its investment plans for Mexico and the U.S. despite warnings from President Trump to impose border taxes on cars imported into the U.S., CEO Harald Krueger said. Last month, the automaker said it plans to finish construction of a new $1 billion plant in Mexico to build the 3-series sedan, despite the threat of tariffs.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW, Bosch agree to settle claims

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

VW, Bosch agree to settle claims for $1.6 billion; Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in crash tests; Prius Prime, Volt win top honors; Chao confirmed; Electrifying changes in design.... Read More »

 
Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Why China's new EV policy could cause a rift with Germany

Yang Jian
3:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31 2017

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Germany's ambassador to China, Michael Clauss, is a vocal opponent of Beijing's environmental plans ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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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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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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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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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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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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