WAP ANE Breaking

Aston Martin CEO sees short-term Brexit gain

July 1, 2016 09:06 CET

Aston Martin will see a short-term financial gain from the crash in the pound's value following the UK's decision to leave the EU, CEO Andy Palmer said. “A weak pound obviously helps our exports in terms of profit-per-unit,” Palmer told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Germany weighs pollution goal that would spur EV, hybrid sales

June 30, 2016 15:49 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is working on targets to cut pollution on Germany's roads that may effectively set a deadline for the car industry to shift a large portion of production to electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.... Read More »

Citroen hopes new C3 will help attract young buyers

June 30, 2016 16:00 CET

Citroen hopes that the "punchy" styling of its new C3 will help it attract younger buyers as the automaker returns to its roots with a design that distinguishes it from rivals in Europe's highly competitive subcompact segment.... Read More »

Leoni to cut 1,100 jobs at car-wiring division

June 30, 2016 15:04 CET

Leoni will cut about 1,100 jobs this year at its division that makes cable harnesses and wiring systems for the auto industry and expects the retrenchments to boost annual earnings from 2017, the company said.... Read More »

Diesels will have just 9% of Europe market by 2030, study says

June 30, 2016 12:00 CET

Diesel engines will account for 9 percent of new-car sales in Europe by 2030 – down from about half today -- because automakers will rely more on electrified powertrains to meet new emissions rules, according to a study. This shift will cause automakers to overhaul their manufacturing footprint in the region.... Read More »

GM exec sees little Brexit effect for automaker in U.S.

June 30, 2016 11:54 CET

GM's chief economist, Mustafa Mohatarem, says it is too soon to measure the effect of the UK vote to leave the EU on the automaker, but the outcome will likely have little impact in the U.S. Mohatarem added that a continued weakness of the pound could lead to additional production at GM's two UK plants.... Read More »

UK car output rises 26% in May, but industry group sees Brexit threat

June 30, 2016 12:18 CET

UK car production rose by 26 percent in May thanks to particularly strong demand for exports, but momentum could be halted by a loss of tariff-free access to Europe after last week's Brexit vote, a leading industry group warned today.... Read More »

UK minister says tariff-free EU access for automakers is a top priority

June 30, 2016 12:54 CET

The UK's business minister, Sajid Javid, who is seeking to become the country's next finance minister, said he is focused on securing uninhibited access to European markets for UK car exports in EU divorce talks following last week's vote to leave the bloc.... Read More »

BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye on self-driving tech, report says

June 30, 2016 11:04 CET

BMW will meet on Friday to discuss its development partnership for self-driving technology with software maker Mobileye and chipmaker Intel, people familiar with the matter said today.... Read More »

VW's biggest shareholder welcomes $15 billion U.S. settlement

June 29, 2016 15:45 CET

VW Group's biggest shareholder said the $15.3 billion settlement with U.S. authorities over its cheating on emissions tests will remove a major roadblock toward a recovery from the scandal once final approval has been granted.... Read More »

Toyota recalls 3.4 million cars over faulty airbags, fuel tanks

June 29, 2016 16:37 CET

Toyota said it is recalling about 3.4 million vehicles to repair separate flaws involving leaky fuel tanks and curtain airbag inflators from Autoliv that may crack and injure occupants.... Read More »

UK car sales not hit by Brexit vote yet, auto group says

June 29, 2016 15:56 CET

UK car dealerships saw the same number of customers over the weekend as before Britons voted to exit the EU last week, Britain's car industry association said, adding that it would not change its forecast for sales to rise slightly this year.... Read More »

Daimler's pension fund gets 1.8 billion euro Renault-Nissan stake

June 29, 2016 17:07 CET

Daimler topped up its German pension scheme by transferring a stake in Renault-Nissan worth about 1.8 billion euros ($2 billion) to the fund.... Read More »

Porsche CEO expects boost from new Panamera

June 29, 2016 10:08 CET

Porsche expects the new Panamera to give a boost to the weakest performing model line in its portfolio. CEO Oliver Blume told Automotive News Europe he hopes to sell about 20,000 or more Panameras a year globally, up from 17,200 last year.... Read More »

Renault may raise UK car prices to weather Brexit storm

June 29, 2016 15:20 CET

Renault may increase prices in the UK to counter the pound's slump following Britain's vote to leave the EU, Reuters reported. The UK accounted for 8 percent of Renault's sales in Europe last year.... Read More »

Brexit may cost carmakers 2.8 million global sales, IHS says

June 29, 2016 09:52 CET

The UK's vote to leave the EU may cost automakers about 2.8 million light-vehicle sales worldwide through 2018, researcher IHS Automotive said. The UK is expected to be hit hardest. Instead of expanding 3.2 percent this year, the UK may grow by just 1 percent followed by declines in the next two years.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover says 'short-term' Brexit impact will not affect Slovak plant

June 29, 2016 11:49 CET

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's biggest automaker, said the short-term effects of Britain's decision to leave the EU will not affect plans to build a new plant in Slovakia, where production is slated to begin in 2018.... Read More »

PSA, Dongfeng JV reshuffles China management amid sales slump

June 29, 2016 11:24 CET

PSA's joint venture with Dongfeng in China has appointed a new executive vice president and a new general manager after suffering a sales slump in the first five months of the year.... Read More »

Why VW owners get $10,000 in U.S., but a bit of pipe in the EU

June 28, 2016 22:24 CET

If you own a Volkswagen with a diesel engine in the U.S., the company will buy back your car and give you as much as $10,000. If you drive one in Europe, you may only get a piece of pipe. The reason for the wide disparity is the big differences in each region's legal and regulatory structures.... Read More »

Auto sector to gain from Brexit, business minister says

June 28, 2016 17:43 CET

There will be midterm and long-term opportunities from the UK's vote to leave the EU for the auto industry, business minister Sajid Javid said, adding that Britain should start "embracing" the opportunities provided by Brexit.... Read More »

Citroen seeks boost from new wave of quirky cars

June 28, 2016 09:24 CET

Citroen went from oozing elegance and quirky charm to producing vehicles that lacked the panache of their ancestors. The arrival of the C4 Cactus rekindled Citroen's spark. CEO Linda Jackson aims to capitalize on this momentum with new design that's somewhere "between different and bizarre."... Read More »

UK will not get 'special treatment,' Merkel ally says

June 27, 2016 13:56 CET

The UK should not receive special treatment in negotiations over its EU exit, said the leader of the German Chancellor's CDU party. But Volker Kauder added that the UK's significance as a trading partner for Germany, especially in the auto industry, meant that both countries should maintain good relations.... Read More »

China may lift cap on foreign carmaker stakes in JVs

June 27, 2016 14:13 CET

China's government is considering the removal of caps on stakes foreign carmakers can own in joint ventures with local partners, potentially loosening a policy criticized for shielding state-owned companies from competition and building their own brands.... Read More »

Aston Martin's financial losses nearly double

June 27, 2016 11:54 CET

Aston Martin made a pre-tax loss of 127.9 million pounds in 2015, the fifth consecutive year the company has failed to make a profit, as the number of cars it sold fell and as it invests in expansion. Last year, the automaker reported a pre-tax loss of 71.8 million pounds.... Read More »

VW should pay Europeans same compensation as U.S. drivers, EU commissioner says

June 26, 2016 16:24 CET

VW Group should offer European drivers similar compensation to what the German carmaker is expected to pay U.S. customers, Europe's Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska told a newspaper.... Read More »

 
Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

image
Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
 Read More ›

Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

image
I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
 Read More ›

Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

image
Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
 Read More ›

VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

image
As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
 Read More ›

Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

image
When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
 Read More ›

How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

image
Ford of Europe's 6. ...
 Read More ›

Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

image
Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
 Read More ›

Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

image
Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
 Read More ›

McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

image
McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
 Read More ›

Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

image
No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
 Read More ›

2015 Assembly map
 
Newsletters & Alerts
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
image
VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
 Read More ›
image
VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
 Read More ›
image
Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
 Read More ›
image
Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
 Read More ›
image
Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
 Read More ›
image
VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
 Read More ›
image
French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
 Read More ›
image
VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
 Read More ›
image
European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
 Read More ›
image
Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
 Read More ›
image
Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
 Read More ›
image
VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
 Read More ›
image
Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
 Read More ›
image
GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
 Read More ›
image
Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
 Read More ›
image
Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
 Read More ›
image
Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
 Read More ›
image
Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
 Read More ›
image
Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
 Read More ›
image
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, ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
 Read More ›
image
F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
 Read More ›
image
Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
 Read More ›
image
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. ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
 Read More ›