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UK car sales holding up despite Brexit vote, dealer group Lookers says

Aug. 17, 2016 11:32 CET

UK car dealership Lookers said Britain's vote to leave the EU has had little impact on demand for new and used cars.... Read More »

Hyundai says it's discussing partnerships with Google

Aug. 17, 2016 11:00 CET

Hyundai is in discussions with Google about partnerships as the automaker seeks external expertise to remain competitive. The two companies have some common areas that may require cooperation, Hyundai Motor President Jeong Jin Haeng said.... Read More »

Norway denies report that it plans to ban gasoline and diesel cars

Aug. 16, 2016 16:47 CET

Norway denied a media report that the country planned to outlaw the sale of all gasoline and diesel cars starting 2025.... Read More »

Wiring supplier Leoni defrauded of 40 million euros

Aug. 16, 2016 15:47 CET

German wiring systems maker Leoni has been the subject of a fraud which has cost the supplier 40 million euros ($45 million). Leoni said fraudsters had used falsified documents and identities to funnel company funds abroad.... Read More »

Tesla cooperating with French authorities investigating car fire

Aug. 16, 2016 17:25 CET

Tesla is cooperating with French local authorities investigating a fire involving one of its Model S cars during a test drive.... Read More »

Audi, China's luxury leader, continues to lose market share to BMW, Mercedes

Aug. 16, 2016 10:39 CET

Audi, the largest luxury brand in China, is losing market share to its two German rivals, BMW and Mercedes.... Read More »

VW Group outsells GM to regain top spot in Chinese market

Aug. 16, 2016 10:55 CET

VW Group outsold GM in July as well as in the first seven months of the year to reclaim its position as China's largest automaker.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Infiniti will unveil gasoline engine that matches diesel for power and economy

Aug. 16, 2016 09:15 CET

Nissan's Infiniti brand will debut the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine at the Paris auto show next month. The automaker says the engine matches diesels for power and fuel efficiency.... Read More »

VW cuts working hours at Passat plant on seat supply problem

Aug. 15, 2016 13:49 CET

VW plans to reduce working hours at a German plant making Passat cars because of problems with supplies from its in-house seat manufacturer Sitech.... Read More »

VW gets approval for another 460,000 diesel-car fixes in Europe

Aug. 15, 2016 10:50 CET

VW Group has won German regulatory approval for fixes on another 460,000 diesel cars with illicit emissions software. The agreement, covering vehicles fitted with 1.2-liter engines, raises the number of vehicles cleared for repair to over 5 million in Europe from a total of 8.5 million affected cars.... Read More »

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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe

Aug. 13, 2016 06:01 CET

Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Renault and Toyota lift the sector. The upward trend is likely to be halted as SUVs become more popular.... Read More »

VW Group sales fall nearly 1% in July on lower demand in Europe, U.S.

Aug. 12, 2016 16:28 CET

VW Group's global sales fell 0.6 percent in July as volume gains in China failed to offset drops in Europe and the U.S. The automaker's VW and Porsche brands reported declines while sales rose at Audi, Skoda and Seat.... Read More »

Plastic Omnium gets OK to buy Faurecia's exteriors business but must sell factories

Aug. 12, 2016 14:25 CET

French supplier Plastic Omnium won approval from EU regulators to acquire Faurecia's bumpers and front-end modules business on the condition that it sells seven Faurecia plants. Faurecia is selling its exteriors business to eliminate its debt and enable it to accelerate investment in technologies for sustainable mobility and connectivity.... Read More »

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Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales says brand is poised to return to profit this year

Aug. 12, 2016 06:01 CET

Jean-Marc Gales was forced to cut costs in a bid to achieve his goal of making Lotus profitable when he became CEO just over two years ago. Now, as he explained to Automotive News Europe, the executive expects that goal to be realized in the current fiscal year.... Read More »

Schaeffler Q2 profit jumps on strong component demand, cost cuts

Aug. 11, 2016 14:30 CET

Schaeffler's second-quarter profit rose 14 percent helped by growing demand for its auto components and cost savings at its industrial division.... Read More »

Mercedes outpaces BMW, Audi in July to keep luxury sales lead

Aug. 11, 2016 11:25 CET

Mercedes brand kept its lead among luxury automakers last month after vehicle sales increased at a faster pace than its close German rivals, thanks to strong demand in China.... Read More »

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Bosch will have 'significant share' of connected car business, top exec says

Aug. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Bosch predicts that half of all new cars sold in Europe will have some level of connectivity by 2020. The supplier expects to have a substantial share of this business, the executive in charge of this technology, Dirk Hoheisel, explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VW unit chief questioned by Korean prosecutors over emissions probe

Aug. 11, 2016 10:51 CET

South Korean prosecutors said they questioned the head of VW Group's local unit in connection with allegations that the automaker fabricated emissions test results for cars sold in the country.... Read More »

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Nissan Europe sales boss sees SUVs outselling traditional body styles before 2020

Aug. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Nissan is one of the big winners in Europe from booming demand for SUVs and crossovers. Nissan Europe sales boss Guillaume Cartier believes the body style will soon outsell traditional models.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Hyundai gives the i30 a fresh look

Aug. 10, 2016 15:27 CET

Hyundai has taken a fresh design direction with the new i30 compact car, one of the brand's key models in Europe. The latest-generation i30 will debut at the upcoming Paris auto show with sales starting early next year.... Read More »

Suzuki will expand European lineup with Ignis crossover

Aug. 10, 2016 11:23 CET

Suzuki will continue its product offensive in Europe by launching the Ignis small crossover. The Ignis will have its European debut at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

Toyota expands European r&d

Aug. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

Toyota is expanding its development and engineering in Europe to help launch cars that are better suited to local tastes. The automaker plans to add a second styling center and expand the engineering capabilities of its r&d center in Belgium.... Read More »

Renault's sevenfold surge extends India's run of auto-sales gains

Aug. 10, 2016 11:57 CET

Renault's sevenfold surge in vehicle sales fueled growth in India's auto market in July, extending the industry's streak of gains to 13th consecutive months.... Read More »

With new Panamera, Porsche's Leipzig plant pushes against its capacity limits

Aug. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche plans to build up to 30,000 units of its new Panamera during 2017, its first full sales year. The added output at VW group's Liepzig plant is expected to put pressure on a factory.... Read More »

VW's U.S. settlement worries EV charging companies

Aug. 10, 2016 11:14 CET

Electric vehicle charging companies want independent oversight of the $2 billion Volkswagen is required to invest in clean car infrastructure in the U.S. They say VW should not have the power to shape the developing EV charging system.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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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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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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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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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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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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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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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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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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