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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Seat races to meet demand for affordable connectivity

Nov. 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Seat's global head of connected car, Leyre Olavarria, told Automotive News Europe that her team was once made up mostly of hardware specialists. Now it is predominately software engineers as the VW Group brand concentrates on satisfying tech-savvy buyers who want high-end, but affordable connectivity.... Read More »

VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe

Nov. 11, 2016 15:29 CET

VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a flat Europe and plunging demand in South America and the U.S.... Read More »

VW Group's global sales rise 7% in Sept. boosted by China, Europe

Oct. 14, 2016 11:58 CET

VW Group said its global sales rose 7.1 percent increase last month, boosted by China and Europe demand, in the biggest rise since its diesel-emissions scandal broke a year ago.... Read More »

VW's Seat expects 'special year' in 2017 as product offensive gains traction

Oct. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group's Seat brand expects its second SUV, the Arona, to play a big role in its goal to achieve long-term profitability. Seat says the Arona is part of the brand's biggest ever product offensive.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability

Aug. 15, 2016 06:01 CET

Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen its balance sheet by launching the Ateca into Europe's booming SUV/crossover market.... 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 »

ANE's August e-magazine goes live Monday

July 29, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Aug. 1. This month's edition looks at why automakers such as Audi, Mercedes and Volvo are re-thinking their automation plans.... 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 »

VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi

July 15, 2016 06:01 CET

VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss. He succeeds Andreas Offermann.... Read More »

VW gets approval for fixes on another 1 million diesel cars

June 22, 2016 12:07 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker has received regulatory approval for technical fixes on another 1 million diesel cars, mainly Golf models, and expects the number to keep growing.... Read More »

2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

VW's Seat sees home advantage for its connectivity focus

June 15, 2016 06:01 CET

Seat's home city of Barcelona will play a key role in the VW Group brand's strategy of offering easy and affordable connectivity to its young customer base, CEO Luca de Meo said.... Read More »

Crash test dummies get in back seat to make Uber riders safer

7:16 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Crash test dummies, who have dutifully endured thousands of simulated accidents from the front seat, are about to get a ride in the back.... Read More »

VW's Seat confirms small SUV will launch next year

March 23, 2016 16:59 CET

VW Group's Seat brand confirmed it will launch an entry into the booming subcompact SUV sector next year.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2016

When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Seat brand. Earlier this month the Spanish unit said it made its first profit since 2008, but on closer inspection, this isn't as impressive as it seems.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Why new Seat boss wants the VW subsidiary to lure more mainstream buyers

March 10, 2016 06:01 CET

Seat is now targeting a wider customer base after years of trying to lure young buyers looking for sporty models at a budget price. Luca de Meo, the automaker's new CEO, discussed his road map for change with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW's Seat counts on driving dynamics to boost Ateca sales

March 2, 2016 10:03 CET

VW Group's Seat is touting driving dynamics to give its new Ateca a competitive edge in Europe's highly competitive compact SUV segment.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Auto shows need reboot to fight off digital challenge, de Meo says

7:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 29, 2016

Increasing numbers of automakers are skipping auto shows because the "wow" factor is no longer there in today's digital age, says Luca de Meo, CEO of Volkswagen Group's Seat brand.... Read More »

Seat Ateca takes aim at booming SUV market

Feb. 10, 2016 23:12 CET

VW Group's Seat unit unveiled its first SUV, the Ateca, as the brand seeks to benefit from booming demand for high-riding vehicles.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW's Seat readies unveiling of its first SUV

Feb. 7, 2016 06:01 CET

VW Group's Seat brand this week will unveil its first SUV as the struggling brand seeks to benefit from a booming segment in Europe.... Read More »

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will recall 2.46 million cars with illegal software in Germany, report says

Nov. 30, 2015 11:03 CET

Volkswagen Group will recall 2.46 million diesel vehicles in Germany fitted with illegal emissions-cheating software, including VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models, a newspaper report said.... Read More »

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW's Seat brand in focus as group seeks cost cuts

Nov. 12, 2015 14:40 CET

Volkswagen has stood by its Seat brand through years of losses, but the spreading diesel-emissions scandal will test the group's loyalty to the Spanish unit as CEO Matthias Mueller seeks to make cuts.... Read More »

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Spanish court begins proceedings against Volkswagen over rigged engines

Oct. 28, 2015 17:08 CET

Spain's high court has opened initial proceedings against Volkswagen Group following the scandal surrounding its rigging of diesel emissions tests.... Read More »

Lear reports 28% gain in Q3 earnings as acquisitions take root

11:02 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

Automotive seating and electronics supplier Lear reported a 28 percent gain in net income as the impact of key acquisitions in the last year took root in the company's balance sheets.... Read More »

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW's 12-brand empire under scrutiny as costs of emissions scandal mount

Oct. 20, 2015 10:43 CET

Faced with billions of euros in costs for its emissions cheating scandal, VW may have to consider overhauling its 12-brand empire. Robust profits from Porsche and Audi may no longer be enough to fund financially struggling divisions such as Seat and Bugatti, industry watchers say.... Read More »

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Spain's public prosecutor pushes for VW investigation

Oct. 19, 2015 18:06 CET

Spain's public prosecutor has asked the country's high court to investigate VW and the scandal surrounding the automaker's rigging of diesel emissions tests. Nearly 700,000 cars, mostly linked to the Seat brand, may have been fitted with illegal software at the heart of the scandal.... Read More »

 
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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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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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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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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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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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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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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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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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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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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