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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 »

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 »

BMW aims to be electrification, connectivity leader

May 20, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW will focus on leadership in electric drivetrains and connectivity rather than increasing vehicle sales, CEO Harald Krueger said.... Read More »

BMW to boost China production capacity

May 19, 2017 09:13 CET

BMW said its annual production capacity in China will reach 450,000 vehicles once an investment plan to upgrade its local factories is completed. The figure is nearly 150,000 more than last year.... Read More »

BMW's Kuhnt adds 2 execs to North American leadership

12:19 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2017

BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive BMW's growth in the key U.S. market.... Read More »

UK union suspends BMW strike action to consider new pensions deal

May 17, 2017 15:42 CET

Britain's Unite trade union is suspending further strike action at BMW's British plants so that workers can consider a new offer regarding pension provisions. Last month, Unite said it would hold strikes at four sites, including the Mini and Rolls-Royce factories to protest plans to close the firm's final salary pension schemes.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: BMW 6-series two-door coupe exits quietly

12:30 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2017

Cars tend to go out of production either with a bang, reinforced by last-of-the-line special editions billed as instant collectibles, or quietly and discreetly. The BMW 6-series coupe falls into the second category.... Read More »

BMW gets fired up over ABC report

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

"Sensationalistic" is how BMW of North America is describing an ABC News report alleging a pattern of parked BMW vehicles spontaneously bursting into flames.... Read More »

BMW will launch 8 series in upmarket strategy push

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

BMW CEO Harald Krueger says the company will revive the upmarket 8-series coupe line in 2018.... Read More »

BMW 2 series: A (slightly) new look

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

BMW's compact 2-series coupe and convertible are getting an ever-so-slight refresh for the 2018 model year.... Read More »

BMW plans to double output in China, report says

May 12, 2017 14:09 CET

BMW plans to double production capacity in China over the next five years, a German newspaper reported, citing company sources.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: BMW to launch 8-series coupe in '18

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2017

BMW to revive 8 series; Nissan profit drops; Marketing star leaving Ford; Auction death toll rises to 4; Toyota-Nvidia deal; Detroit spruces up to compete with Silicon Valley.... Read More »

BMW will launch 8 series in upmarket strategy push

May 11, 2017 10:44 CET

BMW said it will launch an 8 series next year, reviving its upmarket coupe line as part of a broader strategic shift to focus on higher-margin sports cars.... Read More »

BMW to raise global production capacity 27% by 2020, report says

2:19 pm U.S. ET | May 9, 2017

BMW plans to raise its annual production capacity by about 27 percent to 3 million vehicles by 2020 and plans to build its X5 offroader in China, German daily Handelsblatt reported.... Read More »

Elite brands give dealership group a halo

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

Park Place Premier Collection finds opportunities to show off eye-popping Rolls, Bentley, McLaren and Maserati models at auto shows, charity events and at a supercar showcase each fall.... Read More »

BMW makes adequate provisions for fall in residual car values

May 5, 2017 12:06 CET

BMW Group has made adequate risk provisions to cover a worldwide drop in used-car prices, while cautioning that it expects a slight decrease in return on equity from its financial services arm in 2017.... Read More »

BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy

May 5, 2017 11:39 CET

German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i subbrand, to bolster its e-mobility business.... Read More »

Tesla in talks to resolve issues with Grohmann clients VW, BMW, Daimler

May 5, 2017 09:38 CET

Tesla is seeking to resolve issues with legacy customers of its Grohmann engineering unit that included BMW, VW and Daimler. Before being bought by Tesla, Grohmann helped clients to build highly automated and efficient factories, including battery assembly lines for electric cars.... Read More »

BMW keeps cautious outlook as spending on new models climbs

May 4, 2017 08:59 CET

BMW stuck to a conservative profit forecast as CEO Harald Krueger seeks patience to push through a transition to self-driving, electric cars. Development costs jumped 35 percent during the first quarter, hurting the automotive return on sales, which fell to 9 percent.... Read More »

Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2017

Mini USA, amid a decline in demand, recalled veteran executive Tom Salkowsky from Germany to steer sales operations and named Patrick McKenna to lead marketing.... Read More »

In bleak car market, small and sporty still has some sizzle

5:45 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

U.S. sales of true sports cars are accelerating this spring, leaving cars in other segments in the rearview mirror.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes expands lead as sales fall

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Sales of luxury vehicles slid 1.6 percent in April to 159,793, driven by big declines at the top three brands, with Mercedes expanding its lead over rivals BMW and Lexus.... Read More »

BMW picks German plant for iNext production

May 2, 2017 13:47 CET

BMW said it will begin production of its iNext flagship electric car in 2021 at its factory in Dingolfing, southern Germany. The iNext will be BMW's first vehicle capable of Level 3 autonomy.... Read More »

BMW, Toyota, Honda in U.S. probe over alleged patent violations

May 1, 2017 10:16 CET

The U.S. will begin an investigation into whether thermoplastic components used in some BMW, Toyota and Honda cars violate patent laws. Japanese suppliers Aisin Seiki and Denso are also among companies under investigation.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for May

May 1, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. 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 »

 
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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