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Geely design boss gets Volvo's sister brand to think big

May 17, 2016 15:11 CET

The Briton who smoothed out Volvo's boxy lines is aiming to give China's Geely global appeal by ditching its utilitarian image. Peter Horbury is central to efforts by Volvo's sister brand to push upmarket and go international by tapping European design and technology.... Read More »

Renault Kwid scores zero stars in Indian crash tests

May 17, 2016 13:08 CET

For the second time since its introduction in India last year, Renault's Kwid crossover scored zero stars for adult passenger protection in the country, a leading auto safety group said.... Read More »

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Opel tweaks OnStar in Europe to balance privacy and convenience

May 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Opel has adapted parent GM's OnStar system to address privacy concerns in Europe while still allowing access to the online services that customers demand. David Voss, Opel's manager for connected customers, explained how to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Opel CEO rejects allegations of emissions cheating

May 17, 2016 12:24 CET

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann rejected allegations by German media and an environmental advocacy group that the GM unit's diesel engines use software that may breach regulations by turning off emissions controls in certain situations.... Read More »

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Conti powertrain boss confident about meeting EU's tougher emissions limits

May 17, 2016 06:01 CET

VW Group's admission to cheating emissions tests means that regulators plan stricter testing, but that doesn't worry Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila. Affordable solutions exist to help reduce emissions for diesel and gasoline engines, Avila told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Norway's wealth fund to sue VW over emissions scandal

May 16, 2016 11:02 CET

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, said it plans to join the class-action lawsuits filed against Volkswagen Group over the automaker's emissions scandal.... Read More »

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Mazda expects to maintain Europe growth

May 15, 2016 06:01 CET

Mazda has been on a hot streak in Europe after vehicle sales jumped 21 percent last year. The automaker expects a further boost from the CX-3 crossover, Mazda Europe CEO Jeff Guyton told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Russia's Detroit blames Renault-Nissan for its decline

May 14, 2016 06:01 CET

In the heartland of Russia's struggling auto industry, people blame Renault-Nissan, the majority owner of AvtoVAZ, for their economic hardship, not their country's rulers.... Read More »

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Why Ford picked ex-crane engineering student to lead Europe mobility push

May 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford of Europe shunned Silicon Valley talent to launch its latest digital service that is so ambitious it's billed as "doing for car owners what iTunes did for music." The automaker tasked Joerg Ullrich, a former crane engineering student, with launching FordPass in its European markets.... Read More »

German court bans Airscarf seat heating in Mercedes cars

May 13, 2016 15:55 CET

Mercedes has been banned from selling its Airscarf headrest heating system for convertible cars in Germany because of a dispute over patents.... Read More »

Fiat, Opel summoned by German regulators to emissions meeting

May 13, 2016 15:38 CET

German regulators investigating car emissions summoned representatives of Fiat Chrysler and Opel for a meeting next week.... Read More »

VW gets ready to move on U.S. comeback plan

May 13, 2016 10:38 CET

VW hopes to reach a final settlement with U.S. authorities over its diesel-emissions scandal next month so that it can get moving on a recovery plan which will include the launch of new crossover and electric vehicles, its global sales chief, Juergen Stackmann, said.... Read More »

Nissan faces challenges with Mitsubishi but won't impose management, Ghosn says

May 13, 2016 11:16 CET

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said restoring Mitsubishi's credibility with consumers will be his top challenge after the company announced plans to take a controlling stake in the smaller automaker. Nissan will not impose its management on Mitsubishi, Ghosn said.... Read More »

BMW has no plan B if UK quits EU

May 13, 2016 11:51 CET

BMW CEO Harald Krueger said it's too early to plan for possible changes that could affect the automaker if Britons vote to leave the EU. BMW builds Mini and Rolls-Royce cars in the UK.... Read More »

BMW, Toyota roadster will be built by Magna Steyr, report says

May 13, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW and Toyota have picked Magna Steyr to build their upcoming roadster developed from a joint platform, according to a report.... Read More »

COMMENTARY

Nissan move for Mitsubishi will be Ghosn's biggest test

May 12, 2016 12:51 CET

Nissan's investment in Mitsubishi is a bold way of inoculating Nissan against the fallout from 25 years of false testing data at its smaller partner. The approach resembles the deal that enabled Renault to buy control of Nissan.... Read More »

BMW's new electric flagship lags Audi, Mercedes

May 12, 2016 12:16 CET

BMW's iNext electric, self-driving car is set to enter showrooms in 2021, years after Audi and Mercedes plan to roll out their own long-range electric vehicles. With Tesla planning to enter the mainstream of the luxury-vehicle market with the Model 3 next year, BMW is scrambling to regain an innovation edge. The brand's response is the iNext.... Read More »

Audi's diesel scandal continues to weigh on automaker

May 12, 2016 11:43 CET

Audi expects the fallout from rigged diesel-engine emissions systems to continue to weigh on the company this year, but the automaker is still sticking to plans to increase sales and generate operating profit in a range of 8 percent to 10 percent of revenue.... Read More »

Audi CEO sees new models driving sales despite tough conditions

May 12, 2016 11:14 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said he expects new models to push the automaker's sales to a new record this year despite "extremely challenging" business conditions.... Read More »

VW asks shareholders to back management at annual meeting

May 11, 2016 14:33 CET

VW Group is recommending that shareholders ratify the actions of its management board at its annual meeting since an investigation into the company's emissions scandal has so far failed to turn up wrongdoing by senior managers.... Read More »

Audi sales rise 7% in April on strong SUV demand

May 11, 2016 16:03 CET

Audi's global vehicle sales rose 7.5 percent last month, boosted by gains in Europe, the U.S. and China and higher demand for its SUVs.... Read More »

Automakers reduce CO2 emissions by exploiting 'lax' test rules, study shows

May 11, 2016 14:07 CET

Automakers exploit lax tests in Europe to improve official CO2 emissions results for their cars, an environmental group said after it compared the real-world road loads of 19 passenger cars to official road loads from the French and German type-approval agencies. Road loads refer to forces of inertia, friction, and aerodynamic resistance affecting a vehicle on the road.... Read More »

VW labor boss says bonuses should be for everyone or no one

May 11, 2016 12:24 CET

Bernd Osterloh, Volkswagen's works council chief, said workers and managers alike should be paid a bonus, flatly rejecting the idea that the automaker's German workforce is inefficient and paid too much.... Read More »

Mitsubishi says improper data may have been used for more models

May 11, 2016 12:07 CET

Mitsubishi said that improper data for fuel usage calculations might have been used for other models in addition to those it has already disclosed.... Read More »

PSA, Dongfeng will develop electric cars together

May 11, 2016 11:12 CET

PSA and Dongfeng said they will create a common platform to build compact and subcompact electric cars for the Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Dongfeng brands.... Read More »

 
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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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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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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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
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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
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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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
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
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