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Opel puts dealer network under scrutiny

Nov. 15, 2017 12:17 CET

Opel plans to change the incentive system used by its European dealers to promote sales of higher-priced vehicles. The plan includes introducing a new top trim line called Ultimate.... Read More »

PSA partners with Huawei in connected-car software

Nov. 14, 2017 19:50 CET

PSA will develop a secure connected vehicle system in partnership with Chinese telecoms company Huawei Technologies.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

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

PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 35 percent last month. But reassuring words from PSA CEO Carlos Tavares and the arrival of two new SUVs will likely ensure Vauxhall's survival.... Read More »

Challenges loom for Opel recovery plan

Nov. 13, 2017 09:57 CET

Opel's plan to return to profit has similar goals to PSA's recovery road map. But Opel may have a hard time bouncing back as it faces weak demand in key markets and the high costs of funding new technologies.... Read More »

Opel's production shift to Europe worries S. Korean workers

Nov. 13, 2017 09:32 CET

Opel's plan to stop importing cars from South Korea is worrying workers at GM's Korean unit, which is already grappling with slumping sales.... Read More »

Opel's ambitions put China, Russia, even U.S., on radar

Nov. 10, 2017 06:01 CET

Opel's global export push could mean production of its cars in PSA's plants in China, Russia and Iran and even sales in the U.S., home market of former owner GM.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

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

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 in.... Read More »

Opel teases new SUV that will come with 7 seats and plug-in hybrid version

Nov. 10, 2017 10:46 CET

Opel teased a new SUV that will go into production in 2019 with seven-seat and plug-in hybrid variants. The model will join the Crossland X and Grandland X in the automaker's SUV/crossover lineup as parent PSA moves to underpin all Opel vehicles with its platforms.... Read More »

PSA fails to benefit from Chinese love of French brands, seeks reboot with SUVs

Nov. 10, 2017 06:01 CET

PSA is betting that bigger, better vehicles -- such as the DS7 Crossback SUV and Citroen C5 Aircross -- will bolster margins and improve China sales, which fell by almost half in the first nine months.... Read More »

Opel bets on electric power in bid for profitability

Nov. 9, 2017 08:24 CET

Opel said it will launch a full-electric version of its Corsa subcompact and avoid mass layoffs as part of its first business plan under new owner PSA.... Read More »

Opel turnaround plan will seek to end years of losses under GM

Nov. 8, 2017 14:40 CET

Opel's first business plan under its new French owners, PSA, will set out how the German automaker will reach profitability that has eluded the former GM division since 1999.... Read More »

Citroen seeks boost for C4 Cactus by ditching quirky styling

Nov. 7, 2017 06:01 CET

Citroen has given its C4 Cactus a more conventional hatchback styling, taking the car once billed as "quirky" away from its crossover roots and aiming it at the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, Renault Megane and Opel Astra.... Read More »

Opel's restructuring plan to cut models, boost EV competence

Nov. 6, 2017 12:40 CET

Opel will reduce the number of models it sells to concentrate on high-margin segments and will also develop electric expertise for parent PSA, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for November

Nov. 6, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks why the European pickup market is set to take off.... Read More »

ANE's November issue goes live Monday

Nov. 3, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, November 6. The new edition looks why the European pickup market is set to take off.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

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

PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be one too many, with Citroen seen by some as the the odd man out.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE ASSEMBLY PLANT MAP

PSA-Opel fusion shakes up European production footprint

Nov. 1, 2017 06:01 CET

PSA's takeover of GM's Opel was a game-changer for Europe's vehicle assembly footprint. Automotive News Europe's latest Guide to European Assembly Plants shows how the acquisition has boosted PSA's capacity so it can better challenge VW and Renault-Nissan.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup

Oct. 31, 2017 06:01 CET

Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular compact SUV segment, which is dominated by the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan.... Read More »

PSA third-quarter revenue rises 31% on Opel acquisition

Oct. 25, 2017 08:38 CET

PSA's quarterly revenue rose by almost a third, as the automaker added Opel-Vauxhall sales numbers for the first time and increased deliveries in Europe and Latin America. PSA continued to lose ground in China.... Read More »

Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team

Oct. 24, 2017 10:51 CET

Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Oleg is currently design boss at the PSA's DS subbrand.... Read More »

PSA CEO Tavares signals possible cost cuts at Opel

Oct. 20, 2017 16:30 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares has signaled possible cost cuts at Opel, noting in a newspaper interview that production costs were at least 50 percent higher than at the company's French factories.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why PSA is axing jobs at Vauxhall's Astra plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2017

Vauxhall and PSA have cited declining sales in the compact segment as a reason for cutting 400 jobs at the UK factory that builds Astra cars, which would make sense if customers were turning away from cars such as the Astra Sports Tourer built there. But the fact is they are not.... Read More »

Former Opel development chief Forst will help monitor VW

Oct. 19, 2017 09:28 CET

VW Group's U.S.-court appointed monitor, Larry Thompson, has recruited former Opel development chief Rita Forst to help him oversee the automaker following its diesel-emissions cheating.... Read More »

Union calls for talks after PSA cuts Vauxhall jobs

Oct. 16, 2017 13:06 CET

Union leaders at PSA's Ellesmere Port factory, which builds Opel/Vauxhall Astras, are calling for talks with the French automaker after PSA said it would cut a quarter of the UK plant's workforce.... Read More »

PSA will cut 400 Vauxhall jobs in UK; says production not competitive compared with France

Oct. 13, 2017 20:41 CET

PSA is cutting a quarter of the workforce at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port factory in England. The plant builds Opel and Vauxhall Astra cars for European markets.... 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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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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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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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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