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PSA sets first-half profitability record on pricing gains

July 26, 2017 08:37 CET

PSA increased sales and profit in the first half, setting a profitability record at its automotive division, after the automaker boosted sales of new, more expensive cars such as the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUVs.... Read More »

BMW halts project talks after Daimler disclosed alleged collusion to authorities, report says

July 26, 2017 09:39 CET

BMW has suspended talks with Daimler on future cooperation projects after its rival disclosed alleged collusion among German automakers to cartel authorities, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported... Read More »

German conservative calls for phase-out of gasoline and diesel cars

July 26, 2017 11:42 CET

Germany should soon start phasing out gasoline and diesel cars because it was unacceptable to let Britain lead the way while the home of major automakers such as VW, Daimler and BMW lags behind, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats said.... Read More »

UK will ban sales of gasoline, diesel cars starting 2040

July 26, 2017 07:59 CET

Britain will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040. The UK is the latest European country after France to focus on electric vehicles for future transportation.... Read More »

Daimler says strategy review may result in legally separate entities

July 26, 2017 10:22 CET

Daimler is reviewing its company structure and may legally separate some divisions if it helps to make the company more customer focused.... Read More »

Daimler earnings rise 15% as cartel allegations cloud sales gains

July 26, 2017 08:09 CET

Daimler, reeling from allegations of decades-long collusion with other German automakers, reported a 15 percent jump in second-quarter profit as its Mercedes brand delivered another double-digit boost to revenue.... Read More »

BMW will build Mini EV in UK despite Brexit risk

July 25, 2017 15:10 CET

BMW will build a full-electric Mini in Oxford, England, despite risks associated with Brexit. The car will be a variant of the brand's core three-door model, BMW said.... Read More »

VW CEO raps Porsche labor boss over Audi criticism

July 25, 2017 07:50 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller criticized Porsche's labor chief over public remarks about Audi's management in a sign of growing tensions within the automaker.... Read More »

Toyota plans long-range, fast-charging electric cars, paper says

July 25, 2017 08:34 CET

Toyota is working on an electric car that will use solid-state batteries to significantly increase driving range and reduce charging time, a Japanese newspaper reported.... Read More »

VW Group diesel cars lacking refit will lose their registration, report says

July 25, 2017 08:06 CET

Owners of VW Group cars with rigged diesel engines in Germany including VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models will have their vehicles de-registered if they refuse to get a software update, a magazine reported.... Read More »

EU regulators to investigate Knorr-Bremse, Haldex deal

July 24, 2017 18:11 CET

EU antitrust authorities opened an investigation into Knorr-Bremse's bid for Haldex, saying the deal would remove a major competitor from a market with few players.... Read More »

Fiat, unions agree on wage rise at 500L plant in Serbia

July 24, 2017 12:08 CET

Fiat Chrysler's Serbian unit has reached an agreement to increase wages following a strike that hit production of Fiat 500L models.... Read More »

Opel defends inclusion of employee leases in sales data

July 23, 2017 12:23 CET

Opel defended the inclusion in its sales data of cars pre-registered by the company and leased by company workers, retirees and their families.... Read More »

Four Audi board members face dismissal, report says

July 21, 2017 15:30 CET

Audi is considering dismissing four top executives including its sales and production chiefs as it wrestles with an emissions-cheating crisis, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported.... Read More »

Diesel rescue plan reached in Germany, report says

July 21, 2017 12:26 CET

Automakers and politicians in Germany have agreed to clean up diesel vehicles through software updates as part of a rescue plan for avoiding diesel bans in cities, Reuters reported, citing industry and government sources.... Read More »

Audi to recall 850,000 diesel cars to update emissions software

July 21, 2017 11:48 CET

Audi will recall up to 850,000 diesel cars to update software controlling emissions in a bid to avoid potential driving bans. Porsche and VW cars with Audi engines are also part of the recall.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover opens first overseas engine plant

July 21, 2017 08:09 CET

Jaguar Land Rover opened its first overseas engine plant, picking China for the investment. China was JLR's fastest growing market in 2016, accounting for 20 percent of global sales.... Read More »

Valeo profit up 20% on LED lights, thermal systems

July 20, 2017 20:51 CET

Valeo's first-half profit rose 20 percent as demand for LED lighting and fuel-efficient engine systems helped sales to outpace global auto markets... Read More »

Volvo to take stake in Lynk & CO

July 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo will take a stake in sibling brand Lynk & CO, which will rely heavily on Volvo as it prepares to start European and U.S. sales. Volvo also will set up a joint venture with its Chinese parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding, to help speed up the development of new electrified vehicles.... Read More »

Lynk & CO's quest to build a brand from scratch

July 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Former GM and Toyota executive Alain Visser has been tasked with building Lynk & CO from scratch. The new brand intends to focus on connectivity and sharing as core features, Visser told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Driverless shuttles tested in Paris in training for U.S. push

July 20, 2017 11:09 CET

Navya Technologies, a French maker of driverless shuttles, is training its robot-driven machines to navigate around bankers and corporate directors in Paris, ahead of a push to sell vehicles in the U.S.... Read More »

Volvo posts best first-half profit in 6 years on new models

July 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo reported its biggest operating profit and best operating margin for a first half since 2011. Profit increased 21 percent to $820 million while its margin improved to 6.8 percent from 6.6 percent during the first six months.... Read More »

BMW favors UK over Dutch, German plants to build electric Mini, report says

July 19, 2017 17:04 CET

BMW favors its UK plant for production of an electric Mini over factories in the Netherlands or Germany, Reuters reported. The UK production site was thrown into doubt after Britain's decision to quit the EU.... Read More »

PSA, French government resolve supplier bailout dispute

July 19, 2017 21:18 CET

PSA has reached agreement with the French government over the carmaker's contribution to a rescue plan for struggling supplier GM&S, defusing their public stand-off ahead of a key bankruptcy hearing.... Read More »

Faurecia takes majority stake in Jiangxi Coagent Electronics

July 19, 2017 21:06 CET

Faurecia has taken a majority stake in Chinese in-car entertainment and technology company Jiangxi Coagent Electronics for 193 million euros.... Read More »

 
German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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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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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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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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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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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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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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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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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 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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