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AvtoVAZ faces challenge from Hyundai, Kia for No. 1 position in Russia

June 19, 2016 06:01 CET

Hyundai and Kia are using the decline of Russia's car industry to boost market share as they maintain production levels and keep prices low during an economic downturn. This is putting pressure on Renault-Nissan's Russian venture AvtoVAZ.... Read More »

BMW says Vietnam is a top growth market as economy expands

June 19, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW said its car sales in Vietnam are expanding at the fastest pace among markets in Southeast Asia as the nation's economic growth spurs demand.... Read More »

Marchionne mulls Maserati electric sports car as Tesla competitor

June 18, 2016 15:43 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is considering adding full-electric vehicles to the carmaker's lineup including the Maserati Alfieri sports car and a small city car.... Read More »

VW Group to phase out more than 40 car models, report says

June 18, 2016 21:10 CET

Volkswagen Group will stop producing more than 40 car models as part of a new strategy, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

Ford overhauls small car strategy in Europe

June 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford is repositioning itself in Europe's small car market by abandoning the minicar segment and focusing on subcompact customers with a larger Ka and a more upscale Fiesta.... Read More »

Italian appeals court accepts class action against VW, report says

June 17, 2016 16:47 CET

An Italian consumer group said an appeals court in Venice had accepted a class action suit against Volkswagen over allegations dating back to 2014 that the automaker exaggerated the fuel-saving credentials of its Golf model.... Read More »

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Schaeffler sees e-clutch as key to making manual gearboxes more frugal

June 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Schaeffler is counting on the electrification of the clutch to boost the fuel economy and driving comfort of manual transmissions without a significant increase in the cost of the world's most popular gearbox.... Read More »

Rolls-Royce's concept presents brand's vision of autonomous mobility

June 17, 2016 11:30 CET

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a concept vehicle that embodies the automaker's vision of the future of luxury, autonomous mobility.... Read More »

Mitsubishi takes $480 million charge for mileage fraud

June 17, 2016 10:45 CET

Mitsubishi said it will book a charge of 50 billion yen ($480 million) this fiscal year to compensate buyers for manipulating fuel-efficiency ratings, as it admits to falsifying test data for 20 models that it sold in the past decade.... Read More »

Porsche-Piech clan close ranks ahead of VW annual meeting

June 16, 2016 23:01 CET

The Piech and Porsche families who control Volkswagen displayed unity ahead of next week's annual shareholder meeting, just as the carmaker is reshaping its business following a diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »

Mini concept prepares for future without car ownership

June 16, 2016 15:39 CET

BMW's Mini brand unveiled a concepts that show their ideas for future self-driving cars.... Read More »

VW shifts to electric cars, robo-taxis in strategy overhaul

June 16, 2016 12:39 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller mapped out a sweeping strategy overhaul focused on electric cars, automated driving and services such as ride-hailing in an effort to emerge from a diesel-cheating scandal that's dominated the company for months.... Read More »

European sales rise 16% in May but VW share decline continues

June 16, 2016 09:17 CET

European new-car sales rose 16 percent last month with most volume brands except scandal-hit VW showing strong growth. Renault and Fiat had big gains as economic stimulus measures in the eurozone boosted consumer confidence.... Read More »

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Smart CEO Winkler outlines plan to keep Daimler brand profitable, 'unique'

June 16, 2016 06:01 CET

The fortunes of Daimler's Smart brand have rebounded after some tough times with the latest ForTwo and ForFour models that are built in partnership with Renault-Nissan. Smart CEO Annette Winkler explained to Automotive News Europe about how she sees the brand's future.... Read More »

Brembo boss says brake maker's strong growth will continue

June 16, 2016 06:01 CET

Italian brake manufacturer Brembo's profits are growing at a faster rate than its sales. It finished 2015 with earnings before interest and taxes up 41 percent to 251 million euros on a sales growth of 15 percent to 2.1 billion euros. Alberto Bombassei, the supplier's chairman, told Automotive News Europe why he thinks the growth spurt isn't over.... Read More »

Audi plans to make electric version of Q5 in Mexico, report says

June 16, 2016 11:23 CET

Audi plans to build an electric version of its Q5 at its new plant in Mexico, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler to lay off 30% of workforce at 500L plant in Serbia, union says

June 15, 2016 17:49 CET

Fiat Chrysler's Serbian unit will lay off nearly 30 percent of its workforce, ending one of its three shifts producing 500L models, a union leader said.... Read More »

EU plans stricter emissions tests to plug loopholes

June 15, 2016 14:49 CET

European Union regulators plan stricter checks on car fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions to plug loopholes in testing.... Read More »

Daimler confirms talks with Russia for car plant

June 15, 2016 11:04 CET

Daimler confirmed it is in talks with Russian authorities to build Mercedes cars in the country after reports said the automaker plans to build SUVs from kits at a new plant near Moscow.... Read More »

Mitsubishi used improper mileage data for other models, reports say

June 15, 2016 12:56 CET

Mitsubishi used improper fuel economy data for additional models that are no longer being sold and plans to report on the matter soon to Japan's transport ministry, local media reported today. The automaker admitted in April to overstating the fuel economy on four vehicles, including two produced for Nissan.... Read More »

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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 »

Jaguar Land Rover opens plant in Brazil

June 14, 2016 15:46 CET

Jaguar Land Rover opened a new plant in Brazil, its first fully owned facility outside of the UK. The company will build the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque SUVs at the factory.... Read More »

VW's controlling clan to discuss whether to block dividend, report says

June 14, 2016 16:14 CET

Porsche SE, which controls Volkswagen Group, will hold a board meeting on Monday to discuss its strategy for VW's annual meeting and may decide to block its plans to pay a dividend, Reuters reported.... Read More »

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BMW exec says industry ready to battle hackers and make move to 5G

June 14, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW's top executive for electronics sees car hacking as a threat the industry can deal with. The German automaker has hired talent not just to build systems resilient to hacking, but also people who are good at it.... Read More »

AvtoVAZ CEO rules out profits before 2018

June 14, 2016 14:52 CET

AvtoVAZ, the Russian automaker controlled by Renault and Nissan, will not return to profit until at least 2018, CEO Nicolas Maure told a Russian business daily.... Read More »

 
Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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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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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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