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Asia's new car hubs fueled by rising incomes

July 15, 2017 06:01 CET

The Philippines and Vietnam will be the two fastest-growing auto production hubs from 2017 to 2021, according to BMI Research. PSA and Toyota are among automakers swooping in to take advantage of both nations' increasingly richer populations.... Read More »

Daimler ready to fight cheating accusations

July 14, 2017 12:48 CET

Daimler said it will push back against allegations that it manipulated emissions in its Mercedes-Benz engines, as a German government probe into the premium automaker deepens.... Read More »

VW in, Mercedes out as German soccer team sponsor

July 14, 2017 13:32 CET

Volkswagen is replacing Mercedes as the main sponsor of Germany's national soccer team. VW has signed a five-year contract that start in January 2019.... Read More »

Europe car sales growth slows on Brexit effect

July 14, 2017 09:35 CET

European car demand rose at a slower pace in June as fewer selling days in Germany and Brexit-related concerns in the UK weighed on a peaking vehicle market. Industrywide registrations increased 2 percent from a year earlier to 1.54 million vehicles last month.... Read More »

VW taps electric Golf to help meet China's EV quota

July 14, 2017 06:01 CET

VW is looking to build the full-electric Golf in China next year -- using for the first time locally sourced battery cells from the country's main supplier -- to meet a controversial quota system for electrified vehicles.... Read More »

Jaguar expects E-Pace to become its top-seller

July 13, 2017 21:00 CET

Jaguar predicts that its new E-Pace premium compact SUV will become its top-seller, overtaking the larger F-Pace crossover because it will more attainable than its big brother. The E-Pace will start at 28,500 pounds in the UK and 34,950 euros in the rest of Europe.... Read More »

Daimler to make batteries at German Mercedes plant

July 13, 2017 14:37 CET

Daimler has struck a deal with workers to make EV components and batteries at a Mercedes factory in Germany. Employees at the Untertuerkheim plant went on strike this month over worries that jobs could be at risk as the automaker moves toward EVs.... Read More »

Faurecia opens 2nd Moroccan factory, plans 3rd

July 13, 2017 16:51 CET

Faurecia plans to open a third Moroccan plant to build car interiors and emissions control parts for customers including its parent, PSA. The supplier announced the plant while inaugurating its second Moroccan production site, which will build seats.... Read More »

Carmakers want China to soften electric car quota

July 13, 2017 16:31 CET

The world's four biggest automotive industry associations have written to China's government to demand it change its plans for strict sales quotas for electrically powered vehicles.... Read More »

Audi A8 poised to benefit from new self-driving law

July 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi's new A8 is poised to be the first production car to take advantage of a law passed late last month in Germany that allows drivers to cede full or partial control should their cars have Level 3 or Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities.... Read More »

PSA's Europe, China sales decline offset by Iran

July 13, 2017 08:43 CET

PSA said first-half sales dipped in Europe and continued to plunge in China, although the carmaker's return to the Iranian market kept its global numbers in positive territory, with a 2.3 percent overall sales gain.... Read More »

Tollbooths become key for autonomous car success

July 13, 2017 06:01 CET

An unlikely battleground has emerged in the race to develop autonomous vehicles: tollbooths. Renault and PSA are working with partners to make sure their models can handle the exchanges without help from the driver.... Read More »

Diesel decline risks reversing Germany's CO2 gains

July 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Declining demand for diesels has put Germany on track to post its first rise in CO2 from its new-car fleet since EU policymakers began regulating tailpipe pollution in the late 1990s.... Read More »

Audi labor boss criticizes management over plant plan

July 12, 2017 19:23 CET

Audi's labor boss has criticized top management for lacking a roadmap for production as workers at the luxury carmaker's core German plants fear they could be left behind in the race for orders and projects.... Read More »

Mercedes widens global sales lead over BMW

July 12, 2017 14:19 CET

Mercedes' registrations rose 11 percent to 209,309 in June as demand for the new E class and the German automaker's SUVs helped widen its global luxury-car sales lead over BMW in the first half of the year.... Read More »

Billions at risk to be first with self-driving cars

July 12, 2017 10:07 CET

The race to produce the first fully autonomous car will be a process of elimination, with more than 50 major competitors spending billions of dollars, only for the field to be reduced to a handful of winners over the next decade, according to a new study.... Read More »

VW, ex-engine chief reach deal over bonus

July 12, 2017 06:01 CET

VW has agreed to pay former engine chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser an undisclosed sum after he took the automaker to court over his unpaid 2015 performance bonus, the DPA news agency reported.... Read More »

Valeo eyes selling unit to win EU OK for FTE deal

July 12, 2017 10:29 CET

Valeo is considering selling a hydraulic actuator business to Italian company Raicam to get regulatory clearance for its planned takeover of German clutch maker FTE.... Read More »

London's Black Cab Co. rebrands for electric shift

July 11, 2017 17:10 CET

Hundreds of London's black cabs will start appearing on the roads of Amsterdam next year, powered by batteries instead of diesel fuel. Rotterdam Mobility Center agreed to a 225-vehicle deal for the new all-electric cab from Zhejiang Geely's UK taxi making subsidiary.... Read More »

Nissan Europe exec sees 20% EV share by 2020

July 11, 2017 12:13 CET

Gareth Dunsmore, Nissan's European electric vehicle chief, expects that zero-emissions cars will make up to 20 percent of the automaker's sales in the region by 2020.... Read More »

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 »

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DS CEO Bonnefont sends dealers to 'boot camp'

July 11, 2017 06:01 CET

DS CEO Yves Bonnefont aims to revitalize the marque by creating separate showrooms for the brand and sending dealers to a "DS boot camp" as he strives to stem slumping sales ahead of a product offensive.... Read More »

BMW's UK workers end pension dispute

July 11, 2017 09:50 CET

British workers at BMW's Mini and Rolls-Royce operations have overwhelmingly accepted a new offer from the carmaker over the closure of its final salary pension scheme, ending a disagreement which had led to strikes.... Read More »

Audi counts on new A8 to appease critics

July 11, 2017 17:39 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, under fire for the luxury automaker's role in parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, is counting on the new-generation A8 and other new models to appease his critics.... Read More »

Renault, partner seek to fix highway trouble spots for self-driving cars

July 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault is partnering with Sanef, a French highway operator, to develop a communications network between autonomous vehicles and the road infrastructure, starting with a pilot project to help self-driving cars navigate through construction and toll zones.... Read More »

 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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Italy June sale surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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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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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Ford's European design boss promoted to global role, source says
Ford of Europe's design director, Joel Piaskowski, has been promoted to global head of design for ca ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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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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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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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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