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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for May

May 2, 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 how CEO Carlos Tavares plans to turn PSA Group the world's most efficient carmaker.... Read More »

ANE's May e-magazine goes live Monday

April 29, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, May 2. This month's edition looks at how CEO Carlos Tavares plans to turn PSA Group the world's most efficient carmaker.... Read More »

Girsky to leave GM board

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Steve Girsky, the onetime Wall Street analyst and UAW adviser who ascended to one of the top executive spots at General Motors during its recovery from bankruptcy, will retire from GM’s board in June.... Read More »

VW, Opel, Audi, Mercedes to recall 630,000 diesel cars to fix emissions

April 22, 2016 13:43 CET

VW, Opel, Audi, Mercedes and Porsche will recall 630,000 vehicles to tweak diesel engine software technology blamed for causing high NOx emissions.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Options for VW diesel owners

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

VW deal: Buybacks, fixes among options; 'substantial compensation,' remediation fund planned; Study: Uber tops business car rentals; GM on mend in Europe; Mitsubishi raid; BMW supermodel shell game.... Read More »

Opel reports best Q1 sales in 5 years on Astra demand

April 8, 2016 05:00 CET

Demand for the new Opel Astra helped propel the GM subsidiary to its best quarterly result in five years as volume rose 8 percent to about 303,000 vehicles during the period. The strong start is good news for Opel as it tries to break even after more than a decade of losses.... Read More »

PSA, Opel look to offset damage caused by VW scandal

April 2, 2016 11:26 CET

PSA and Opel are expanding their plans to publish real-world fuel economy figures to help win back consumer trust hit by VW's emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

Greenpeace, German regulator clash over vehicle test data

March 18, 2016 17:33 CET

Greenpeace and Germany's autos regulator clashed over some data from vehicle tests, highlighting the tensions over car pollution in the wake of Volkswagen's emissions test-cheating scandal.... Read More »

GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief

March 13, 2016 06:01 CET

GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Bertagni will help drive forward Opel's product offensive.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo sees XC90's loss as a win

9:00 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2016

Volvo sees the XC90's close second-place finish to the Opel/Vauxhall Astra in the 2016 European Car of the Year contest as a victory.... Read More »

Automakers say tighter EU border controls over refugees could hit production

March 2, 2016 08:54 CET

The auto industry's lean manufacturing system is vulnerable to any tightening of Europe's border controls in the wake of the region's refugee crisis, Ford, Opel and Daimler executives said at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: How Opel caught the eye of Ferrari's former boss

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 29, 2016

Opel has earned high praise from Ferrari's former chairman. “I am impressed with Opel. They have a clear position and good products. They are German but also European,” Luca Cordero di Montezemolo said.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Opel should partner with MG to build a GT roadster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2016

Opel/Vauxhall's GT Concept ticks all the boxes for European sports car enthusiasts and offers the GM unit a perfect halo car. But the automaker says the GT Concept is purely a design study and it will not be built. One possibility could be joint production with MG, which is owned by GM's Chinese partner SAIC.... Read More »

GM eyes Russia production restart

Feb. 26, 2016 10:38 CET

General Motors can envision a day when it restarts vehicle production in Russia, although the company is unlikely to relaunch Opel in the market, GM's top European executive said.... Read More »

Buick's next-gen Regal to get bigger footprint

11:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2016

The next-generation Buick Regal sedan is likely to be longer than its predecessor but won't adopt the fastback styling of its corporate cousin, the Opel Insignia, according to new spy photos.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: BMW to revive 8 series in 2020, report says

11:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2016

It looks like we finally know what the 2013 BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe concept was all about; Autocar reports that BMW will resurrect the 8 series, dormant since 1999, in four years.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

Automakers target hot-selling SUV segment

Feb. 21, 2016 06:01 CET

Three VW Group brands, along with Maserati and Toyota, are among automakers that will debut their latest SUVs and crossovers at this year's Geneva auto show in an effort to win more sales in Europe's fastest-growing segment.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

High-performance vehicles will be on parade at Geneva

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2016

Supercars and SUVs will take center stage at this year's Geneva auto show, with the Bugatti Chiron -- billed as the world's fastest production sports car -- likely to be the showstopper.... Read More »

Opel's Ampera-e electric car will be built in the U.S., report says

Feb. 15, 2016 14:43 CET

Opel's Ampera-e electric car will be built in the U.S. alongside its sibling, the Chevrolet Bolt, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: GM's rising faith in Opel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016

GM CFO Chuck Stevens expects the U.S. automaker's long-struggling European arm will break even in 2016. Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann is more cautious.... Read More »

Opel will launch long-range, affordable electric car

Feb. 11, 2016 10:19 CET

GM CEO Mary Barra said Opel/Vauxhall will launch a long-range, affordable electric car called the Ampera-e in 2017. It will share the Chevrolet Bolt's underpinnings.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: GM's rising faith in Opel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

GM CFO Chuck Stevens expects the U.S. automaker's long-struggling European arm will break even in 2016. Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann is more cautious.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Is this what the 2017 Buick Encore will look like?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016

The 2017 Buick Encore will debut at the New York Auto Show in April, but before that its European-market Opel Mokka X twin will premiere at the Geneva motor show.... Read More »

Diesel Fiat 500X has excess emissions, German lobby group claims

9:16 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016

German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto industry pollution today, accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 500X compact SUV of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions.... Read More »

Q&A: OPEL'S KARL-THOMAS NEUMANN

At last, Opel sees breakeven on the horizon

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

This year Opel expects to break even financially after more than a decade of losses, finally rewarding parent General Motors' huge investment in its European division. Karl-Thomas Neumann, who next month begins his fourth year as Opel CEO, says the automaker has beaten all internal targets since he arrived.... 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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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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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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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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