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Buy a car, get a vacation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2016

An Automotive News editor in the U.S. stumbles across BMW's European Delivery program -- thanks to word-of-mouth on Internet social networks -- and sets out to personally discover one of the best retail experiences the industry has to offer.... Read More »

ANE's November issue goes live Monday

Nov. 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, Nov. 7. The new edition looks at how Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has Mercedes-Benz poised to overtake BMW and reclaim the title of world’s top-selling premium brand, achieving his target four years ahead of schedule.... Read More »

Jaguar, Land Rover gain in '16 as Mercedes, Lexus, BMW lose ground

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

As auto-sales growth has slowed this year in the U.S., the biggest gainers have been smaller luxury brands with new SUV offerings. Exhibit A: Jaguar, the elegant British line known traditionally for its sports cars and sedans. The top three luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus., have all contracted this year.... Read More »

Channeling Brian Fantana, AMG and Toyota Tacoma: What people think of Mercedes X-class pickup

9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

After years of speculation and spy photos, Mercedes-Benz has finally introduced its pickup, dubbed the X class. Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the reveal, however, is Mercedes’ plan to not initially include the U.S. Here’s what people are saying about the Mercedes-Benz X-class pickup.... Read More »

Mercedes ponders U.S. for pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

Mercedes-Benz unveiled two concepts for its midsize X-class pickup, which will go on sale next year and may eventually come to the U.S. Company executives said they are targeting families, outdoor enthusiasts and commercial customers with the truck.... Read More »

Mercedes E-class sales are up, incentives down

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler says that the redesigned E-class sedan is selling well and availability is now strong. Delays getting the vehicle's most expensive technology package aren't ideal, he says, but dealers and MBUSA are generally pleased with the launch.... Read More »

Mercedes design boss to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is on track to pass BMW to become the world's best-selling premium brand this year. A key reason is the "sensual purity" design language developed by Gorden Wagener, global vice president of design for Mercedes parent Daimler AG, who will speak Jan. 10 at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

M-B: Hot E-class variant produces 603 hp

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

Mercedes-Benz has shed light on the high--performance variants of its new E class. The high-end 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S is powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 biturbo engine that produces 603 hp and 627 pounds-feet of torque.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs

7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2016

Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the importance of its domestic operations in the transformation to zero-emission electromobility. In contrast, Audi has chosen to build its first EV in Belgium.... Read More »

Mercedes will build first EQ electric car in Germany

Oct. 27, 2016 14:14 CET

Mercedes-Benz will build the first model from its new EQ electric vehicle subbrand in the northern German city of Bremen by the end of the decade, parent Daimler said.... Read More »

Daimler boosts battery output ahead of EV push

Oct. 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Daimler has begun construction of a second battery plant in Germany as the automaker invests heavily in electric vehicles ahead of the launch of its new EQ electric subbrand.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: OnStar's Big Blue move

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2016

OnStar's Big Blue move; Audi pulls out of Le Mans; Subaru, Ford recalls; LG to challenge Tesla in energy storage; Mercedes powers up E class; This driverless truck's for you.... Read More »

2016 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Mercedes plans two powerful E-class variants

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2016

Mercedes-Benz's latest E-class sedans went on sale in June and now the automaker has shed light on two high-performance variants. Both models, Mercedes said, are the most powerful E-class variants of all time.... Read More »

Mercedes X class will target families, outdoor enthusiasts

Oct. 25, 2016 18:37 CET

Mercedes unveiled two concepts for its first pickup that will go on sale next year called the X class. The midsize vehicle will target families, outdoor enthusiasts and commercial customers in Europe, Latin America, South Africa and Australia. The brand also is examining whether to sell the pickup in the U.S.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Marchionne's profit margin mission

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2016

Marchionne's profit margin mission; Barra on autonomous cars: Safety first; VW diesel settlement gets final OK; Poor ratings for pickup-truck headlights; Benz pickup concept.... Read More »

Map provider Here forms partnership with Alibaba

Oct. 25, 2016 10:16 CET

Here, a major automotive provider of maps for onboard navigation systems owned by BMW, Mercedes and Audi, says it has formed a partnership with China's Alibaba to offer maps, traffic updates and navigation to Alibaba's customers.... Read More »

BMW reviving 8 series, sources say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2016

BMW is reviving the 8 series, the big coupe built from 1989 to 1999, sources tell Automobilwoche, a German sibling publication of Automotive News.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Morale booster: Letting workers call it a day

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2016

When Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines reviewed its operating hours, it found it was missing business in the morning, when customers came in for service, and selling few cars in the evening. So it closed an hour earlier. Employee morale improved, and job applicants increased.... Read More »

Daimler quarterly profit jumps 10% on Mercedes car demand

Oct. 21, 2016 08:59 CET

Daimler reported a 10 percent rise in third-quarter profit, buoyed by robust demand for Mercedes cars in China as the brand rolls out the new E-class sedan.... Read More »

Audi, Mercedes face labor shortage in Hungary

Oct. 19, 2016 14:40 CET

Audi and Mercedes executives say a shortage of labor in Hungary is presenting problems for the automakers, which have both invested heavily to build cars in the country. Efforts should be made to improve worker mobility and local infrastructure to help solve the issue, they said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Setting a course for U.S. shores

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2016

Overseas automakers set a course for U.S. shores; Benz spy shots; Mini's EV plans; Tesla partners with Panasonic, delays product reveal; Why Toyota's not rushing to ride-sharing.... Read More »

Cue the '18 Mercedes E-class coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2016

Mercedes-Benz will follow up its high-tech 2017 E-class sedan with a redesigned coupe next year.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2016

A look at dealer anniversaries around the country, including anniversaries with Ford, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Volvo.... Read More »

BMW won't chase sales to keep U.S. luxury crown

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2016

It's only mid-October, but BMW is conceding the highly contested race for top-selling premium brand in the United States. BMW's U.S. sales will drop this year from a record 346,023 vehicles in 2015 because the German brand doesn't have enough crossovers to meet hot demand.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Tesla's surge in luxury sedan sales

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2016

Tesla's surge in luxury sedan sales; Benz-BMW battle; Peek at redesigned Honda CR-V; Ford, Nissan, Volvo among Texas truck winners; From Ford's bees to FCA's birds.... Read More »

 
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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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Why Brexit could be bad news for self-driving cars


12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2016

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Brexit should be a wake up call to proponents of autonomous driving, said a researcher from a London-based think tank. ...
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Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years
New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market sinc ...
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UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand wil ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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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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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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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 Henrik Green 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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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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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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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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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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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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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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