Vehicle Sales

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's ethanol fuel cell

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Nissan develops ethanol-powered fuel cell; Takata sheds auto stocks; BMW remarketing site open to other dealers; GMC acts to prevent hot-car deaths; Steering wheel's last go-round?... Read More »

Non-BMW dealers can buy off-lease vehicles from BMW Financial

4:48 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

BMW Financial, assisted by Cox Automotive, is making its off-lease vehicles available to non-BMW dealers. The move comes in anticipation of many years of growth in the number of off-lease vehicles.... Read More »

Volvo's hopes for S90 flagship

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Volvo Car USA expects to sell about 15,000 of its new S90 flagship in a full year and capture about 5 percent of the midsize import sedan segment.... Read More »

Germany needs emissions-free car fleet by 2030, deputy economy minister says

June 13, 2016 16:04 CET

All new cars registered in Germany need to be emissions free by 2030 at the latest to help meet pollution reduction goals, a deputy minister in Angela Merkel's government has said.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Brace for change, BMW's sales chief warns

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

BMW sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson warned that the marketplace for transportation is evolving at a far faster pace than only recently believed by the car industry, likening incumbent automakers to frogs in a pot slowly cooking to a boil.... Read More »

IHS: U.S. to lead in self-driving car sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

The United States is expected to lead the way to cumulative global sales of 76 million fully and semiautonomous vehicles by 2035, IHS Automotive forecasts.... Read More »

Industry trims stocks in May

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Although May U.S. auto sales sagged 6.1 percent and missed analysts' expectations, the industry managed to rein in vehicle supplies that were starting to bulge.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Americans want their new cars now

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Getting rid of inventory is a great idea, but build-to-order is not going to work and the dealer who keeps his inventory will get the business.... Read More »

Big fleet volume cushions May loss

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Fleet activity powered U.S. auto sales in May for major automakers as retail volume weakened.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline

June 12, 2016 06:01 CET

Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-sized SUVs and crossovers slowly starts to erode sales in the region's most popular segment.... Read More »

McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience

June 12, 2016 06:01 CET

McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily with the racetrack in mind. The reason is that McLaren wants to lure new buyers to the UK brand by offering an elegant, comfortable luxury sports car that provides plenty of power but in a more understated package.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

JLR aims to capitalize on Jaguar's first SUV and hard lessons learned in China

June 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar is poised to boost sales this year with the arrival of its first crossover, the F-Pace, which the automaker believes will become its best-seller of all time. JLR sales boss Andy Goss talked about this and other topics with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

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

Ford of Europe's 6.3 operating margin in the first quarter and its $434 million pre-tax profit were impressive after the automaker lost $42 million during the same period last year.... Read More »

BMW May sales rise but Mercedes' China growth keeps it ahead

June 10, 2016 11:27 CET

BMW delivered nearly 6 percent more brand vehicles in May on strong demand for SUVs and its flagship 7-series sedan, but slipped behind Mercedes, which keeps thriving on record momentum in China.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

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

Ford of Europe's 6.3 operating margin in the first quarter and its $434 million pre-tax profit were impressive after the automaker lost $42 million during the same period last year.... Read More »

Audi sales rise 7% in May, boosted by SUV demand

June 9, 2016 11:49 CET

Audi's global vehicle sales rose 6.7 percent last month, boosted by gains in Europe and China and increased demand for its SUVs.... Read More »

Leasing hits high in Q1 with gains across the credit spectrum

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

Automotive leasing levels hit an all-time high in the first quarter, with consumers of all credit tiers more inclined to lease, Experian says. Leasing, which historically has been a product mostly for prime consumers, has increased among nonprime and subprime borrowers too.... Read More »

Russia car sales fall 15% in May

June 8, 2016 16:01 CET

New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8.5 percent fall in April, but an industry body believes the economy may have reached its lowest point and might even grow in 2017.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA in Uber, Amazon talks?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

FCA in talks with Uber, Amazon - report; Suzuki chair to quit CEO job; Nissan ads ditch glitz; Toyota tops brand-value list, Tesla cracks top 10; Mercedes targets U.S. sales record.... Read More »

Supply puts a drag on used prices, but Manheim index rises

5:48 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

An increase in used-vehicle supply has put a drag on used-vehicle prices. But dealers' skills and efficiencies lifted Manheim's monthly Used Vehicle Value Index despite that supply pressure.... Read More »

BMW's Robertson urges fellow Britons not to take EU for granted

June 6, 2016 15:39 CET

Ian Robertson, BMW's board member for sales, has dispensed with the automaker's customary discretion and urged fellow Britons to vote to remain in the EU.... Read More »

Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May

June 6, 2016 14:09 CET

Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Lincoln marketing chief's next role

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Lincoln marketing chief to take Europe post; Skoda mulls U.S. sales; Munoz: Nissan won't stop at 10%; '17 Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Discovery spied; Peek at Benz E-class wagon.... Read More »

VW's Skoda brand mulls U.S. sales

June 6, 2016 16:43 CET

VW Group's Skoda unit is considering whether to sell cars in the U.S. where its parent is mired in a diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »

In the grips of a 'sedan recession'

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Automakers reported a plethora of ugly, negative numbers in May. But despite an implosion in demand for sedans, the industry's selling rate rose slightly from April, keeping 2016 on track to break last year's U.S. sales record.... Read More »

 
Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

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

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

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

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

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

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

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

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

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

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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... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


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

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

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

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

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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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 ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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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
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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