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Mercedes extends luxury sales lead over BMW in August

Sept. 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Daimler's Mercedes brand extended its global sales lead over rival BMW after its August registrations increased at a faster pace. Both automakers benefited from booming demand for SUVs.... Read More »

Mercedes outpaces BMW, Audi in July to keep luxury sales lead

Aug. 11, 2016 11:25 CET

Mercedes brand kept its lead among luxury automakers last month after vehicle sales increased at a faster pace than its close German rivals, thanks to strong demand in China.... Read More »

BMW CEO says it's too early to draw up Brexit plans, no impact so far

Aug. 2, 2016 11:52 CET

BMW CEO Harald Krueger said it was too early to consider a plan B after the UK voted to quit the EU. He said the company had not noticed a significant change in car sales.... Read More »

Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward

Aug. 1, 2016 15:40 CET

Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former design chief, Anders Warming, as its head of design. Warming was Mini's styling boss for the past six years. He gets a management board post at Borgward.... Read More »

Mini: Still deciding on a 5th model

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Mini is close to having replaced four key models and now has to decide on a fifth.... Read More »

Mini campaign will defy labels during Olympics

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields has dealt with a bevy of labels in her life. Shields -- who captured a gold medal during the London games in 2012 -- is one of eight current and former U.S. Olympians featured in the latest round of Mini's “Defy Labels” campaign.... Read More »

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BLOG: Small Minis take on massive road trip

4:15 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

Mini USA isn't joking when it says its cars come standard with friends. This year's two-week “Mini Takes The States” road trip for Mini owners crosses through 18 states through July 23.... Read More »

Classic cars with Brexit benefits

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover and other U.K.-based automakers may be worried about the effects of Brexit, but Britain leaving the EU could be a boon for one tiny backwater of the British auto industry: Classic-car dealers.... Read More »

Cheeky, 'Happy Days' and styling tropes: What people think of Mini's Vision Next 100

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

Dubbed an “urban go-kart,” Mini's newest concept, the Vision Next 100, imagines a future dominated by electric juice, car-sharing and autonomous driving. Here's what people are saying about the Mini Vision Next 100 concept.... Read More »

Mini concept prepares for future without car ownership

June 16, 2016 15:39 CET

BMW's Mini brand unveiled a concepts that show their ideas for future self-driving cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: German luxury, made in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

German luxury, made in Mexico: Plans to build BMW 3 series, electric Audi Q5; 'Profit pool' for VW; Despite flaws, Tesla Model S tops quality index; Futuristic twist on Rolls, Mini.... Read More »

BMW May sales rise but Mercedes' China growth keeps it ahead

June 10, 2016 11:27 CET

BMW delivered nearly 6 percent more brand vehicles in May on strong demand for SUVs and its flagship 7-series sedan, but slipped behind Mercedes, which keeps thriving on record momentum in China.... Read More »

BMW's Robertson urges fellow Britons not to take EU for granted

June 6, 2016 15:39 CET

Ian Robertson, BMW's board member for sales, has dispensed with the automaker's customary discretion and urged fellow Britons to vote to remain in the EU.... Read More »

BMW has no plan B if UK quits EU

May 13, 2016 11:51 CET

BMW CEO Harald Krueger said it's too early to plan for possible changes that could affect the automaker if Britons vote to leave the EU. BMW builds Mini and Rolls-Royce cars in the UK.... Read More »

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Mini boss sees risks & rewards from further expanding brand

April 30, 2016 06:01 CET

Mini sales reached a record last year, but now the question is whether the BMW Group subsidiary can push volume even higher and what models it needs in its "superheroes" lineup to help achieve this? Peter Schwarzenbauer, the brand's chief, discussed this and other topics with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A drop-off in drop-tops

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Can Buick counter the drop-off in drop-tops?; Ford issues 5 recalls; Getting Germany to go green; Volvo to test autonomous cars in U.K.; GM plant investments; May I rent your Mini?... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA to shuffle plants, products

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

FCA plant, product shuffle: Ram factory to make Jeep Wagoneer, as Compass-Patriot replacement heads to Mexico; FCA column clicks; Ford investments; BMW exec changes... Read More »

BMW will help Mini owners rent out their cars

April 26, 2016 11:55 CET

Mini plans to help its customers turn idle downtime into cash by allowing them to rent out their cars when they are not using them. New Minis will soon be available with devices that track the vehicle and accept payments from renters.... Read More »

Mini appoints new head of Americas

2:17 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2016

David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. Duncan will be succeeded by Thomas Felbermair, who had a similar role with Mini in Europe.... Read More »

Mini is pushing its brand awareness in new ways

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Fine-tuning of Mini's marketing message was a key topic at the brand's make meeting.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford to attack Prius from Mexico?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

Ford to attack Prius from Mexico?, Plant slated to open in '18, UAW: 'Very troubling'; PSA's path back to U.S.; Public retailers dialing back buy-sells, experts say; Mini pulls ads.... Read More »

Mini pulls Abby Wambach ads after DUI arrest; she wasn't driving a Mini

11:08 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Mini says it is pulling ad content featuring Abby Wambach and "re-evaluating" its relationship with the retired soccer star after she was arrested Sunday and charged with driving under the influence.... Read More »

Mini dealers optimistic about Clubman, other new products

3:53 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2016

Product was the hot topic at Mini's make meeting Saturday, with dealers and the manufacturer analyzing the performance of the Clubman and awaiting the new Countryman and Cooper convertible.... Read More »

Q&A - MICHAEL VADASZ, CHAIRMAN, MINI DEALER COUNCIL

Mini bulks up to challenge premium compact rivals

2:00 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2016

Michael Vadasz, chairman of the Mini Dealer Council, says Mini is evolving with a portion of its demographic: buyers who liked their Minis, but because of a changed situation, such as a growing family, they need a roomier vehicle.... Read More »

Mini dealers' hopes ride on freshened lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Better collaboration with the manufacturer and a freshened lineup, including larger vehicles for owners with growing families, will keep Mini sales climbing, says Michael Vadasz, chairman of the Mini Dealer Council.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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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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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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