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VIDEO: First Shift: Trump teases Ford plant announcement

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

Trump teases Ford plant announcement; Tesla CEO's brainy new venture; Uber seeks arbitration with Waymo, resumes self-driving pilot; Volvo stays with Uber; Another AMG sales surge?... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Lithium next German power play?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so will the German companies join forces to secure a sufficient supply of lithium? BMW, for one, seems willing.... Read More »

Tesla Model 3 ramp-up aims to beat BMW, Mercedes in just 1 year

7:05 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

Even the most bullish don't think Tesla can sell half a million electric cars next year. But it's still important to understand the lofty targets Elon Musk is setting, and some of the crafty ways he's trying to make it happen.... Read More »

Mercedes-AMG expects another vroom year

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2017

Following a big rollout of new models, Mercedes-AMG sales are up 30 percent so far in 2017, according to Mercedes-Benz USA. While the pace will slow, a double-digit percentage increase is expected for 2017.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: March toward higher mpg inevitable?

2:45 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2017

Midterm review won't stop march toward tougher mpg, experts say; Ford, Lyft join YouTube ad exodus; Sales rise predicted; VW's latest compliance boss; Toyota billboard clears the air.... Read More »

French Mercedes owners take legal action after German emissions probe

March 24, 2017 19:18 CET

Three French Mercedes car owners filed legal complaints against the automaker's parent Daimler, alleging consumer fraud in relation to diesel engine emissions, following the opening of a formal investigation by prosecutors in Germany.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: For GM stores, digital signs of the times

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

GM to require stores to have digital signage; China's Chery tries to bar Mercedes from using 'EQ'; Daimler probe in Germany; Toyota-Microsoft deal; Lofty ways to rise above traffic.... Read More »

Mercedes faces complaint from China's Chery over EQ name

March 23, 2017 10:33 CET

Chinese automaker Chery has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes' use of the "EQ" name for a subbrand of electric vehicles, presenting a potential obstacle for the German carmaker in the world's largest EV market.... Read More »

Daimler employees investigated for potential emissions fraud

March 22, 2017 17:24 CET

German prosecutors have opened an investigation against employees at Daimler. The employees are being investigated over diesel-manipulation allegations, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Cadillac, Lincoln in BMW's line of fire?

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

BMW aims for Mercedes, but may hit Cadillac, Lincoln; Porsche profit tops $17K per car; Ally profit warning stokes used-car price worries; Toyota to reveal freshened Sienna, Yaris.... Read More »

Daimler employees probed in Germany for potential emissions fraud

11:28 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

German prosecutors have opened an investigation against employees at Daimler. The employees are being investigated over diesel-manipulation allegations, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: BMW plots product assault

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

After loss to Mercedes, BMW plots product assault; Marchionne eager to discuss a Volkswagen tie-up; VW's need for EVs; McLaren, Toyota, others brace for Brexit; Baidu vs. bad guys.... Read More »

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept: A Neanderthal's jaw, plus 4 doors

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

When the smoke cleared in Geneva, it seemed the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept was the one world debut that people still wanted to talk about.... Read More »

Mercedes' self-driving tech takes on curves

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

Daimler's new r&d boss, Ola Kaellenius, says the new Mercedes-Benz S class coming this summer will be the first production car that links navigation with semiautonomous sensor data.... Read More »

Porsche pockets $17,250 profit on every vehicle

6:38 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Porsche delivered 238,000 vehicles last year and posted an operating profit of $4.1 billion, up 14 percent from 2015. Put those numbers together and it's on pace to net about $17,250 a vehicle, up 9 percent.... Read More »

Smart isn't going anywhere, Winkler says

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

This is not exactly the golden age of microcars. Indeed, at a time when gas is cheap and looks like it will stay cheap, can Smart really hope to grow?... Read More »

Mercedes says recall won't hurt U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz's recall of 1 million vehicles for fire risk -- including some new 2017 vehicles -- shouldn't hurt the brand's U.S. sales, the automaker says.... Read More »

U.S. won't seek to roll back California vehicle authority

6:42 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2017

President Donald Trump announced the EPA will revive a review of the feasibility of strict fuel efficiency standards through 2025, but did not withdraw California's authority to set its own vehicle rules.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Primal styling and 'mirror cam' pods: Mercedes-AMG's GT Concept and what people think

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Mercedes-AMG, with its eyes on Tesla and Porsche, was a key player at the Geneva auto show with the GT Concept. The four-door featured design elements that are similar to the AMG GT coupe and roadster while packing a lot of power under the hood.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Station wagons back on stage to cure SUV fatigue

10:19 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2017

At the Geneva auto show, the world's blue-blooded European carmakers showed off their newest creations in a parade of carbon-fiber reptiles that command six-figure sums. But across the show floor, an even stranger beast appeared -- one many thought to be extinct: the station wagon.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Daimler r&d boss outlines Mercedes' self-driving, EV, connectivity plans

March 10, 2017 06:01 CET

Daimler development boss Ola Kaellenius believes the industry is at a major crossroads as megatrends such as connectivity, autonomous drive, shared services and electrification combine to shape the future market.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: The Smart way to grow

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

When Smart announced that it would sell only electric vehicles in the U.S. and Canada some wags wondered whether it was the beginning of a broader retreat for the brand.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: In Geneva: Speed, sizzle and a surprise

8:45 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2017

In Geneva: Bentley EV surprise, Superfast Ferrari, Subaru Crosstrek, E-class family reunion, Lofty concept; VW's chief rebuffs Sergio; Sportier Sonata; Real retailers, fake photos.... Read More »

Mercedes-AMG goes greener with 4-door GT Concept

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

Mercedes-AMG plans a four-door sports car with optional electric power based on a concept introduced at the Geneva auto show. The Mercedes-AMG GT Concept is the second AMG model equipped with “EQ Power+” and can be operated in three modes: pure electric, pure combustion or a combination of both.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Mercedes taps ultraluxury SUV trend with Maybach G class

March 6, 2017 21:02 CET

Mercedes is tapping into the popularity of ultraluxury crossovers, with a new Maybach SUV that can ferry passengers over desert dunes with an open top and thermal cupholders. The Mercedes-Maybach G-class 650 will be the world's most expensive SUV.... Read More »

 
Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so wi ...
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Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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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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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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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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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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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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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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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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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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