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Germany prepares for 'rough ride' under Trump

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Germany will need a new economic strategy geared toward Asia should the new U.S. administration start a trade war with China, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday, warning against protectionism hours after President Donald Trump was sworn in.... Read More »

Daimler will begin building Russia plant in 2018, report says

Jan. 20, 2017 12:23 CET

Daimler will begin building a Mercedes car plant in Russia next year, the country's trade and industry minister told a business publication. The automaker confirmed last year that it was in talks with authorities to build cars in the country.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Trump, trade, confidence and CARB

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Autos and Trump: Ghosn talks consumer confidence, Germany insists on trade compliance, Calif. digs in on EVs; BMW design chief leaving?; 13 automakers issue Takata inflator recalls.... Read More »

BMW said to plan more purchasing with Daimler

Jan. 20, 2017 09:18 CET

BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components, the automaker's new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, told a German newspaper. BMW will have to alter its procurement to meet the trend for EVs and autonomous driving, Duesmann also said.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe

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

Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2015. Output is expected to peak at more than 80,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: 5 automakers unite to boost hydrogen

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2017

Toyota, four rivals unite to boost hydrogen; NAFTA exit would cost jobs, CAR warns; Ex-GM exec joins Trump team; More products for Tesla plant; Visteon keeps it simple; New Ram ads.... Read More »

5 automakers form hydrogen alliance with energy, transport giants

6:29 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2017

Toyota, BMW, Daimler, Honda and Hyundai are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell and Total with plans to invest a combined $10.7 billion in hydrogen-related products within five years.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech

Jan. 18, 2017 06:01 CET

Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with help from Renault. At 160 km, the Daimler subsidiary's electric drivetrain has a 10 percent longer range under the European testing regime than the previous powertrain.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM's billion-dollar U.S. plan?

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

GM expected to reveal $1B in U.S. investments; Tariff threat for BMW, VW, Daimler; Hyundai to boost U.S. spending; European sales rise; iPhone co-creator's Detroit talent tip.... Read More »

BMW, Mercedes execs plead for more crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Even as they launch two key cars – the BMW 5 series and Mercedes E-class coupe -- the traditional arch-rivals have a common challenge: Satisfy U.S. dealers' hunger for more crossovers.... Read More »

VW pulled out of Daimler deal before embarking on diesel cheat

Jan. 14, 2017 11:12 CET

VW Group might have stayed clear of the diesel cheating that led to the worst business crisis in its history had the company not pulled out of a promising deal with Daimler more than a decade ago.... Read More »

BMW, VW, Daimler, Ford hope to catch Tesla with faster EV chargers

Jan. 11, 2017 11:26 CET

BMW, VW, Daimler and Ford have begun talks with partners to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations in Europe that can charge vehicles in minutes rather than hours as they look to break Tesla's stranglehold on the EV market.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Chinese concept crossover, sporty VW

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

In Detroit: A Chinese concept crossover and a sportier VW Atlas; Volvo's long-distance delivery; Waymo's way of slashing costs; How Mercedes beat BMW?; Biden visits Chevy.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Mercedes design ethic blends hot and cool

6:48 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Gorden Wagener, Mercedes-Benz design chief, says designers like him are always thinking in the future.... Read More »

Mercedes jumps back into the Super Bowl

7:10 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Mercedes-Benz, which has been an intermittent Super Bowl advertiser in recent years, is jumping back into the game.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan

Jan. 10, 2017 11:41 CET

Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ride as comfortable as the Mercedes GLC. The SUV joins the two rivals in offering air suspension as an option, one of four different chassis setups that Audi has given the premium model.... Read More »

Auto executives, with eye on Trump, highlight U.S. investments

Jan. 10, 2017 10:30 CET

Automakers are highlighting their investments in the U.S., mindful of President-elect Donald Trump's attacks on carmakers for building vehicles in Mexico. VW, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota were among automakers that announced multibillion investments at the Detroit show.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: An all-new Terrain, a diesel F-150

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

GMC Terrain gets new look; F-150 gets a diesel; VW's bigger Tiguan, Microbus-inspired minivan concept; Kia's sporty, RWD Stinger; Benz redesigns GLA; 700 horses from Bentley.... Read More »

Mercedes takes luxury sales crown from BMW

Jan. 9, 2017 19:38 CET

BMW lost its crown as the world's biggest luxury-car brand to Mercedes, ending its reign after more than a decade amid a cluttered lineup of aging models.... Read More »

Mercedes set to overtake BMW as largest premium brand

Jan. 9, 2017 09:58 CET

Mercedes is expected to pass rival BMW to reach its goal of becoming the largest global premium brand four years early - a feat achieved after the automaker stopped chasing market share and focused on refreshing its lineup.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz E-class coupe gets sleeker for 2018

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-class coupe features sleeker styling than its predecessor, new taillights and an option for a four-cylinder diesel engine that can deliver up to 194 hp.... Read More »

Mercedes pins hopes on GLA

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2017

Mercedes-Benz aims to keep its GLA crossover fresh with a mid-cycle update. It revealed 2018 GLA models at the Detroit auto show Sunday.... Read More »

2017 CES

Mercedes-Benz preps vehicle powered by artificial intelligence

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2017

Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce a production car powered by artificial intelligence in the next year as part of a collaboration with chip-maker NVIDIA.... Read More »

Nissan halts joint development of luxury cars with Daimler, report says

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2017

Nissan is halting joint development of luxury cars with Daimler's Mercedes-Benz, sources close to the companies told Reuters, suspending a key project in their seven-year partnership and potentially hitting profitability at a new shared factory in Mexico.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Trump's new Twitter target: Toyota

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2017

Trump warns Toyota on Mexico production; Nissan, Mercedes halt project, report says; Caddy of the Month Club?; Snyder's '16 sales takeaways; Win for Benz; Camry, F-150 keep crowns.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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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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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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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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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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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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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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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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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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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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