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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: U.S. sales expected to drop in Aug.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

U.S. sales expected to drop in Aug.; Talent drought is drying up buy-sell deals, experts say; VW brand product pipeline; Volkswagen out, Audi in?; Report: BMW plans 7-series coupe.... Read More »

VW closes Santa Monica design studio

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Volkswagen Group's Design Center California in Santa Monica will close in November. Meanwhile, Audi plans to open its first U.S. design studio in Malibu, Calif.... Read More »

BMW plans 7-series coupe to boost sales of its top model line, report says

Aug. 29, 2016 11:10 CET

BMW plans to launch a sporty two-door version of its 7-series flagship sedan, Bloomberg reported. The luxury coupe could be the first of several new 7-series derivatives to boost sales of the brand's most expensive model line.... Read More »

Audi makes its move into the electric era

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Fast, sporty small cars and fresh new sedans will define the next several years of Audi's product plan, along with a push toward electrified powertrains.... Read More »

Audi begins production of dual-clutch transmissions for A4 in China

Aug. 26, 2016 11:41 CET

Audi opened a transmission plant in Tianjin, China, to produce seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions for the Audi A4 sedan.... Read More »

Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit

Aug. 25, 2016 12:40 CET

Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electronics. Mueller succeeds Ricky Hudi, who is leaving Audi to lead his own technology and consulting firm.... Read More »

Audi replaces top exec ahead of new Mexico plant opening, reports say

Aug. 18, 2016 15:32 CET

Audi has replaced Mattias Rust, the human resources chief at its new Mexico factory, shortly before the plant's opening, German media reports said. Rust was replaced because of "irregularities," the reports said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota, GM pickup-production plays

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

Toyota, GM get creative to boost pickup output; In Louisiana, bracing for floods' impact; Kia, VW crossovers spied, CC seen; Mazda, Lexus auto show makeovers; Audi ad raises eyebrows.... Read More »

Audi, China's luxury leader, continues to lose market share to BMW, Mercedes

Aug. 16, 2016 10:39 CET

Audi, the largest luxury brand in China, is losing market share to its two German rivals, BMW and Mercedes.... Read More »

Audi vehicles, in first for industry, to talk to U.S. traffic signals

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Audi is rolling out technology that will allow its vehicles in the United States to communicate with traffic signals, allowing for a more stress-free ride in what it says is the car industry's first commercial use of the nascent technology.... Read More »

Reining in the robots

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Automakers are trying to find the right balance of human and robot workers.... Read More »

Audi A7 styling shows design chief's influence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Spy photos of a camouflaged next-generation Audi A7, expected to arrive in the U.S. in 2019, show how Audi design chief Marc Lichte has applied styling ideas from the Prologue series of concept cars.... 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 »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: NHTSA's Southern safety stump

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2016

NHTSA chief stumps the South to promote car safety; Mazda6, Mazda3 updated for '17, CX-5 spotted; More cash for car vending-machine company; Tesla opens S.F. flagship store; Karma Revero spy shots.... Read More »

Audi A7's fastback styling evolves

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

The Audi A7's fastback silhouette will remain intact when the second-generation sedan is retooled, though much of the detail work on the A6-based sedan will see evolutionary changes. It is expected to arrive stateside in 2019. Spy photos of a camouflaged next-generation A7 caught testing show how Audi design chief Marc Lichte is applying the styling ideas first seen on the Prologue series of concept cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Triple cheat at Audi?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Triple cheat at Audi?; Backlash against Cadillac's 'Project Pinnacle'; Chris Urmson quits Google car project; Ghosn carries a torch; Chevy Bolt tricky task for designers in S. Korea.... Read More »

Beer, a brass band -- and now the bill

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler has been ordered to reimburse the company for the costs of a party that featured a beer-drinking competition.... Read More »

U.S. finds unapproved emissions software in VW Group 3.0-liter diesel engine, report says

1:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2016

U.S. authorities have found three unapproved software programs in 3.0-liter diesel engines made by Volkswagen Group's Audi unit, a German weekly newspaper reported, without saying where it obtained the information.... Read More »

AUDI/VW: Another record, another decline

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Key redesigned models drove Audi to another monthly record while sales at sibling brand Volkswagen continued to fall in July.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for August

Aug. 1, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at why automakers such as Audi, Mercedes and Volvo are re-thinking their automation plans.... Read More »

S. Korea suspends sale of most VW, Audi, Bentley models in emissions probe

10:05 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

South Korea today suspended sales of most Volkswagen AG models in a fresh blow to the German automaker as it struggles to overcome the global repercussions of its emissions-test cheating scandal and rebuild its tattered image.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lower sales, profits at AutoNation

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2016

AutoNation profit drops amid lower sales; Penske, Asbury down, Group 1, Sonic, Lithia up; Mazda profit dips, Audi lowers outlook; VW fined; Mercedes pulls ad; Nissan future product.... Read More »

Audi will miss profitability goal as VW scandal, Takata hit earnings

July 29, 2016 09:49 CET

Audi will miss its profitability target this year as costs for parent VW Group's diesel emissions scandal and possible recalls of cars fitted with Takata airbags hit earnings.... Read More »

VW brand Q2 profit falls 12% on emissions scandal effects

July 28, 2016 09:24 CET

VW Group's namesake brand posted a 12 percent drop in second-quarter profit, after cost cuts and streamlining fell short amid rising costs of the company's diesel scandal.... Read More »

Audi prices A4 allroad from $44,950

9:30 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

When the 2017 Audi A4 allroad reaches dealership lots this fall, it will start at $44,950, including a $950 shipping charge. The A4 allroad, the second wagon in Audi's U.S. lineup, is powered by a 2.0-liter engine that produces 252 hp and 273 pounds-feet of torque.... 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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