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Donald Trump does a favor for BMW and Mercedes

May 23, 2018 09:26 CET

Two of the biggest beneficiaries of U.S .president Donald Trump's drive to get China to "play fair" on trade are wealthy Chinese people and German automakers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz who import expensive high-end sedans and SUVs.... Read More »

SKF feels power of China's EV drive

May 22, 2018 15:35 CET

Sweden's SKF is seeing increasing demand for its bearings from China, where demand for EVs means it is winning at least one new contract a month, as suppliers adapt to changing automobile technology.... Read More »

BMW becomes first foreign automaker to gain China approval for autonomous testing

May 22, 2018 15:07 CET

BMW became the first foreign automaker to be approved to test its automated vehicles in China after it was granted two licenses from the city of Shanghai last week.... Read More »

China cuts car import duty to 15% in boost for BMW, Tesla, Mercedes, Porsche

May 22, 2018 10:58 CET

China will cut the import duty on passenger cars to 15 percent. The move will boost automakers that import high-end cars including BMW, Tesla, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

UK's Pivot Power to build EV battery network

May 22, 2018 11:27 CET

The UK company Pivot Power plans to develop a 2-gigawatt network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle charging stations in Britain.... Read More »

VW Group's China sales rose 12% in April on Audi, Skoda demand

May 22, 2018 12:22 CET

Volkswagen Group's China sales rose nearly 12 percent in April, led by demand at the Audi and Skoda brands.... Read More »

BMW, Toyota, Ford at odds with S. Africa over production boost plan

May 22, 2018 10:13 CET

BMW, Toyota and Ford are at odds with South Africa over its plans for them to more than double output and double their workforces in return for tax breaks.... Read More »

Aston Martin gears up for more growth ahead of possible flotation

May 21, 2018 16:19 CET

Aston Martin remained in the black in the first quarter, although pretax profit fell due to a weaker dollar and investment on new models.... Read More »

Canadian businessman Latifi buys into McLaren

May 21, 2018 16:02 CET

Canadian businessman Michael Latifi has bought a stake of about 10 percent in the McLaren Group that includes a Formula One team and a supercar business... Read More »

The Brexit bottleneck: How freight could get stuck at the border

May 21, 2018 10:01 CET

Zeebrugge port calls itself the world's biggest hub for shipments of new cars. The threat of delays for freight shipped to and from Britain from the port highlights the economic risks of Brexit.... Read More »

At $78,000, Tesla moves mass-market Model 3 beyond masses

May 21, 2018 08:31 CET

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled specifications for a faster and more powerful version of the Model 3 in tweets over the weekend. It will cost $78,000, more than double the $35,000 base-model starting price.... Read More »

Infineon to invest $1.9 billion in Austrian chip plant

May 19, 2018 11:19 CET

Infineon will spend 1.6 billion euros ($1.9 billion) over six years to build a new factory in Austria, in a bet on rising demand for semiconductors that go in everything from electric cars to wind turbines.... Read More »

BMW expands UK vehicle recall to 390,000 cars

May 19, 2018 11:09 CET

BMW is expanding a recall of vehicles in Britain by 88,000 cars to a total of 390,000. The move comes in the wake of a BBC investigation that found some vehicles could cut out completely while being driven.... Read More »

German cities free to ban older diesel cars immediately

May 19, 2018 10:52 CET

German cities are entitled to ban older diesel vehicles from streets with immediate effect to bring air pollution levels in line with EU rules, Germany's top administrative court confirmed.... Read More »

Mercedes will build compact EV at Smart factory in France

May 18, 2018 14:13 CET

Daimler will invest $589 million into its plant in France to start producing a compact electric car for Mercedes. The new car, which will be part of Mercedes' EQ electric subbrand, will be built alongside the battery-powered Smart ForTwo.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler said to plan huge production shift in Italy

May 18, 2018 13:36 CET

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is preparing to unveil a sweeping transformation of production in Italy that will see the automaker stop building the Fiat Punto and Alfa Romeo MiTo small cars in favor of Maserati and Jeep models, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

VW Group's April sales up 10% on Europe, China gains

May 18, 2018 14:06 CET

VW Group said its global vehicle registrations rose 10 percent last month on strong demand in all its major markets, including western Europe and China.... Read More »

Porsche to recall diesel SUVs over manipulated engines

May 18, 2018 14:50 CET

Porsche will recall almost 60,000 Cayenne and Macan diesel SUVs in Europe to fix manipulated engines after Germany's auto industry regulator, the KBA, found software functions that are illegal.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Volvo CEO says now is the time for brand to 'perform'

May 18, 2018 06:01 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson expects the Swedish brand to capitalize on what he calls the strongest product lineup in the company's history. He outlined his ambitious targets during interviews with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April

May 17, 2018 11:47 CET

VW, Toyota and Dacia all saw their European sales rise sharply in April, outpacing a market that grew 9.6 percent on increased demand in the region's five biggest markets.... Read More »

BMW bets on iNext in sales race with Mercedes

May 17, 2018 14:56 CET

BMW offered a glimpse of its futuristic self-driving iNext car as the automaker seeks to gain momentum in the race to overtake rival Mercedes in luxury car sales.... Read More »

VW brand pulls out of Paris auto show

May 17, 2018 10:39 CET

VW brand will skip the Paris auto show this year, the company said. VW joins Ford, Nissan and Infiniti on the list of brands that will ditch the biennial industry gathering in the French capital.... Read More »

MAN to speed cost cuts to back VW's trucks drive

May 17, 2018 09:10 CET

VW Group truck maker MAN said it will push for greater savings in production, development and administration this year to support the group's drive to become a major force in global truck making.... Read More »

Swiss prosecutors investigate fatal Tesla crash

May 17, 2018 09:59 CET

Swiss prosecutors have begun looking into the circumstances of a fatal crash of a Tesla last week that firefighters think may have set off a fire in the vehicle's battery.... Read More »

Hamburg prepares Germany's first big city diesel ban

May 17, 2018 09:38 CET

Hamburg said it had begun putting up signs to enforce what will be the first ban on older diesel vehicles in a major German city, after a court ruled in February that cities were entitled to impose such bans.... Read More »

 
Why BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April
VW, Toyota and Dacia all saw their European sales rise sharply in April, outpacing a market that gre ...
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Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
New-car sales in Russia rose 18 percent in April, as consumers hastened purchases anticipating that ...
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UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump
UK registrations rose 10 percent in April, reflecting a poor performance in the same month last year ...
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VW brand continues to recover in German market up 8%
VW brand continued to recover in its German home market last month with a 15 percent increase in reg ...
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Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among winners as Spanish sales rise 12%
New-car registrations in Spain increased 12 percent in April, with Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among the ...
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Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth
New-car sales in Italy rose 6. ...
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Hyundai, Fiat, Dacia gain as French sales rise 9%
French registrations rose 9 percent in April, led by strong gains at Dacia, Hyundai, Kia, Fiat and D ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
Europe's premium automakers are diversifying drivetrain and body style choices in the core midsize s ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Continental appoints chief technology officer for China
Continental has named veteran executive Ming Jing to fill the newly created post of head of innovati ...
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Ex-AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier
Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yaz ...
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Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business
Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe ...
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PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel
PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purcha ...
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Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board
U.S. economic sanctions imposed on Russia will postpone former Magna International boss Siegfried Wo ...
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Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design
Aston Martin has recruited Tobias Suehlmann from VW Group's Bugatti brand as its chief exterior desi ...
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Mazda names Americas head Marumoto next CEO
Mazda named Americas chief Akira Marumoto its new CEO as the automaker -- with its limited r&d budge ...
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Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward
Borgward appointed Philip Koehn, former director of engineering at Rolls-Royce, as its chief technol ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge
Hyundai sees Europe as a key market for its Nexo fuel cell car because the region has more advanced ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
Assembly of the all-new Seat Ateca began in April 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group's plant in Kvasiny ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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