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Fiat's Serbia workers urged by PM to end strike

July 11, 2017 10:09 CET

Workers at Fiat's plant in Serbia have been urged by the country's prime minister to end a strike which has entered its second week, a local news agency reported. Workers have demanded better wages and a reduced workload from the automaker.... Read More »

Italy June sales surge 13%

July 4, 2017 11:56 CET

Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures from the country's transport ministry. “It is the best June since 2009,” said Gianmarco Giorda, director of auto industry association ANFIA.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo won't use incentives as brand puts panache over sales

12:24 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2017

Alfa Romeo's global brand chief says he won't cut prices to meet lofty U.S. sales goals, because he insists FCA isn't setting such targets.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio

June 9, 2017 06:01 CET

Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of what is expected to become the brand's best-seller. The Stelvio is the first SUV from the Fiat Chrysler brand.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for June

June 5, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the big challenges that automakers face on the road to fully autonomous driving.... Read More »

Alfa crossover critical to Marchionne's turnaround

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2017

Alfa Romeo's global turnaround has been a tough road. A new crossover could help.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Alfa counts on Stelvio to reach ambitious targets

June 3, 2017 06:01 CET

Fiat Chrysler will need the Stelvio to be a success for Alfa Romeo to reach its ambitious sales target and turn a profit.... Read More »

ANE's June issue goes live Monday

June 2, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, June 5. The new edition looks at the big challenges that automakers face on the road to fully autonomous driving.... Read More »

FCA: 9th straight decline as Jeep struggles

1:45 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2017

FCA's May sales fell 0.9 percent as Jeep slid, but Ram topped Chevy's Silverado for the third straight month.... Read More »

FCA could face more U.S. litigation over diesel emissions

10:28 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2017

The Justice Department is preparing to file a civil suit against Fiat Chrysler for selling 104,000 vehicles that emit excess diesel emissions, according to several reports.... Read More »

Elon Musk's following helps Tesla lead Twitter engagement among brands in April

3:21 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2017

Tesla Motor's anticipated electric semi truck helped the company grab first place in Twitter engagement among brands for April, according to ListenFirst Media.... Read More »

EU starts legal action against Italy over Fiat Chrysler emissions

May 17, 2017 12:18 CET

The European Commission launched legal action against Italy for failing to respond to allegations of emissions-test cheating by Fiat Chrysler. EU officials claim Italy failed to properly deal with an accusation from Germany that the automaker used an illegal device in Fiat and Jeep models.... Read More »

In bleak car market, small and sporty still has some sizzle

5:45 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

U.S. sales of true sports cars are accelerating this spring, leaving cars in other segments in the rearview mirror.... Read More »

FCA: Ram tops Silverado again; total falls 6.6%

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

The Ram pickup kept Fiat Chrysler's sales from sliding further than 6.6 percent in April as Jeep sales continued to tumble.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Ferrari, Aston Martin, Maserati sales soar in China as rich snub austerity push

April 20, 2017 11:13 CET

Sales of high-end sports cars from automakers including Ferrari, Aston Martin, Maserati and McLaren are soaring in China, despite a government crackdown on conspicuous consumption.... Read More »

A rock star and his other calling

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

If not for his sideline as a rock star, John “Jay” Geils, who died last week at age 71, might have made his name as a car guy.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Genesis plots crossover course

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2017

From NY: Genesis plots CUV course with GV80 concept, a 'sure-footed' Hyundai Sonata, double win for Jaguar F-Pace, 707-hp Jeep; GM retooling downtime; Maserati U.S. HQ move?... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Maserati Levante

April 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Assembly of the all-new Maserati Levante began in March 2016 at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' facility in Mirafiori, near Turin, Italy, using FCA's LX/LY platform. Output is expected to peak at more than 18,400 units this year, according to IHS Markit Automotive.... Read More »

Maserati's U.S. HQ said to be moving to defunct Chrysler museum in Michigan

12:16 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2017

Fiat Chrysler will move the U.S. headquarters for Maserati from New Jersey to the former Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Mich., two sources familiar with the plan said.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Peugeot, Fiat and Nissan among brands skipping IAA

April 6, 2017 12:36 CET

Peugeot, Fiat, Nissan and at least six other brands will skip the biennial Frankfurt auto show this autumn as automakers continue to shift their marketing spending into new areas.... Read More »

U.S. March Sales

Sales slip 1.7% despite higher discounts

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales dropped 1.7 percent in March as decreases at Ford, Honda, Toyota, FCA, Hyundai and Kia overshadowed gains at Nissan and GM, even amid higher spending on discounts. The results signal the industry -- despite strong truck demand -- is losing momentum heading into the key spring selling season.... Read More »

FCA: Jeep weak in 7th straight monthly loss

11:45 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales declined for a seventh consecutive month in March, dropping 4.6 percent despite sales gains from Ram and Dodge.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Will Jeep Wrangler pickup be forged from a Ram platform?

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

Might Fiat Chrysler's long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup show up on dealer lots as a Ram in Jeep's clothing?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Threat to Ford hybrid imports

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

Patent dispute threatens Ford hybrid imports; Uber tries to make nice with officials; WikiLeaks: QNX software potential CIA hack target; BMW profit rises; Fiat EV for $69 a month.... Read More »

Fiat may move Panda production to Poland to free capacity for Alfa Romeo in Italy, report says

March 6, 2017 14:01 CET

Fiat Chrysler is considering shifting manufacturing of its Panda to low-wage Poland to free capacity to build more Alfa Romeos in Italy, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

 
Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

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

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

Luca Ciferri
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26 2017

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Toyota Executive Vice President Didier Leroy showed a much bolder Toyota at the Tokyo auto show with ...
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Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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UK sales slump 12% in Oct. in 7th monthly decline
UK registrations in October fell by 12 percent, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline. Vaux ...
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Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
Spain's new-car sales increased 14 percent in October even as tensions over Catalonia's bid to gain ...
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Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales ...
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German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back
PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent l ...
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French sales jump 14% with Nissan, Toyota among winners
French new-car sales rose 14 percent in October, with Nissan and Toyota among the winners. ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
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Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part ...
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Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Ole ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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