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2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Kia counts on loyal buyers for new Picanto

Feb. 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Kia hopes customer loyalty, along with new connectivity and safety features, will help lift sales of the Picanto in the price-sensitive minicar segment.... Read More »

Accent takes on Hyundai styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

The 2018 redesign of the Hyundai Accent brings the subcompact sedan's styling into line with the brand's other offerings.... Read More »

FRANK FERRARA

Monetizing the service drive is key to dealerships' survival

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

Frank Ferrara, Hyundai Motor America's retired vice president of customer satisfaction, says the lack of a long-term focus and doing "crazy stuff" can get in the way of building stronger parts and service operations.... Read More »

Autotrader, Kia capitalize on NBA All-Star Weekend festivities

5:27 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

Autotrader is using NBA All-Star Weekend as a springboard for its latest ad campaign. Kia, meanwhile, has been capitalizing on the All-Star hype this week by giving people in New Orleans free rides through a promotion with Uber.... Read More »

Kia steps up product offensive in Europe

Feb. 17, 2017 06:01 CET

Kia is stepping up its product offensive in Europe with the launches of new models such as a small SUV, a sporty sedan and replacements for its Rio and Picanto cars. The brand plans to introduce 22 new or replacement models, face-lifts and derivatives in Europe through 2020.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost

Feb. 17, 2017 06:01 CET

The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 years and to improve the hatchback's competitiveness in the compact segment, the automaker has added so many extras to the latest model that it claims the compact has the best range of active safety technology in its class.... Read More »

Redesigned Hyundai Accent grows slightly, takes on siblings' look

10:25 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2017

The 2018 redesign of the Hyundai Accent brings the subcompact sedan's styling into line with the brand's other offerings. The Accent, which made its world debut today at the Canadian International Auto Show, features a grille, headlights and wraparound taillights similar to other recently redesigned models in the Hyundai lineup such as the Elantra GT, unveiled earlier this month in Chicago.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia launch captive finance arm in Germany

Feb. 16, 2017 06:01 CET

Hyundai and Kia plan to support their new-car sales in Europe by launching a captive financial services business, breaking away from partner Santander and starting with the foundation of a bank in Germany.... Read More »

Hyundai's 2018 Accent set for debut in Toronto

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2017

The redesigned 2018 Hyundai Accent is to make its world debut Thursday at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Mueller 'irritated' at VW infighting

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

Volkswagen chief Mueller 'irritated' at infighting; At 52 mpg, Cruze diesel carries political message; Hyundai hires GM autonomy expert; Lexus in need of CUVs; No Alfa Giulia wagon.... Read More »

Hyundai takes down Lada in Russia upset

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

Last year, the unthinkable happened in Russia: For the first time ever, a non-Russian brand topped the model charts. The humble Hyundai Solaris subcompact sedan was No. 1, knocking the Lada Granta sedan to No. 2.... Read More »

Hyundai Motor hires former GM researcher to lead self-driving car center

10:12 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2017

Hyundai Motor Group has hired a former GM researcher to oversee its center to develop fully autonomous vehicles, joining other automakers and Silicon Valley giants in accelerating efforts on the fast-growing technology.... Read More »

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Hyundai Elantra GT to offer 2 variants

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

Hyundai is planning a fresh assault on the hot hatchback market early this summer with two models of the redesigned fourth-generation Elantra GT hatchback.... Read More »

VINCE BOND JR.

BLOG: Melissa McCarthy's SNL cameo was a gift for Kia Super Bowl spot

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

Melissa McCarthy's outrageous star turn on Saturday Night Live as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on the eve of the Super Bowl paid off for one of the game's biggest advertisers -- Kia.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Lessons from Toyota Cavalier

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2017

Lessons from Toyota Cavalier: U.S. cars still have image problem in Japan; In Chicago: Hyundai's Elantra GT, Rugged, sporty Toyotas, Colorful entries from Nissan, Chevy; VW in LEGOs.... Read More »

Hyundai Elantra GT packs more tech, interior space for 2018

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2017

Hyundai is prepping to sell a freshened Elantra GT starting this summer to capitalize on a growing appetite for hatchbacks in the U.S. and inject some pizazz into its small-car lineup.... Read More »

Hyundai preps big styling changes for crossovers

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

Big styling changes are headed to Hyundai's crossovers, according to new spy photos. Photographers caught a prototype of Hyundai's next-gen Santa Fe undergoing cold-weather testing in Sweden. Hidden under the camouflage is a preview of what to expect when the midsize crossover debuts in 2018 as a 2019 model.... Read More »

Import tax would hit JLR hardest ($17,000 per vehicle), Ford least ($282)

7:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

As Washington mulls a tax on imports, an auto industry study suggests the policy would deliver the sharpest blow to Jaguar Land Rover while giving a leg up to Ford and Tesla.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA store plan draws fire

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Why some oppose more FCA stores; Takata falls on restructuring worries; Gone in six minutes: $3.75M in engines; Fire at Volvo crash-test site; How Hyundai pulled off reunion ad.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Super Bowl ad winners

8:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Kia, Lexus lead Super Bowl ad winners; Toyota posts lower earnings, offers detail on Suzuki collaboration; Lear to buy seat business; Hyundai, Chevy, Nissan, Subaru plan Chicago reveals.... Read More »

Hyundai vows to refine marketing

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

Hyundai will spend 2017 making "better" better. Seeking to revive its image as a challenger brand and to boost morale among dealers, the automaker plans to spend the year honing the "Make Things Better" message that it first released during the 2016 Super Bowl.... Read More »

Kia may limit dealers who can sell Stinger

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

Kia's new Stinger luxury hatchback was the hit of the Detroit auto show when it debuted in January, and the brand has big plans for its impact on Kia's image. But not all dealers will get to sell the Stinger when it arrives to market late this year.... Read More »

SUPER BOWL ROUNDUP

Social themes, Alfa Romeo's comeback on the Super Bowl ad highlight reel

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2017

Automakers used the Super Bowl -- an overtime thriller with the New England Patriots defeating the Atlanta Falcons -- to deliver messages that were a step above the typical product pitches. There was a clear effort among brands to connect with consumers through themes that sound more inspirational than corporate. Meanwhile, FCA sent its loudest message yet that Alfa Romeo is back in the United States.... Read More »

ANE's February issue goes live Monday

Feb. 3, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 6. The new edition looks at whether Russia sales are ready to rebound after a four-year drought during which sales halved.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Finding strength in small cars

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

Korea's automakers posted a 1.4 percent drop in combined U.S. volume for January as Hyundai's sales gains weren't enough to offset a slipping Kia.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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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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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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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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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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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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