Vehicle Sales

Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.

Oct. 9, 2017 16:23 CET

Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last month thanks to an improving economy. Kia and Ford were among the monthly winners, while Toyota lost ground.... Read More »

Canadian union blasts GM over tweet, Equinox

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017

President Donald Trump isn't the only one who can take to Twitter and call automakers on the carpet.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Great Wall, Chery, other Chinese brands push to gain foothold in Europe

Oct. 9, 2017 11:57 CET

Chinese automakers are setting their sights higher in their latest attempt to enter Europe by creating high-end brands, emphasizing their technical advancements, collaborating with global megasuppliers and building design and management teams stocked with former European auto executives.... Read More »

After September sales surge, what's next?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017

Like a bolt from the blue, the U.S. auto selling pace in September turned hotter than any month in the last 12 years. Automakers and analysts have a number of reasons why it happened. The more important question: Will it continue?... Read More »

JESSE SNYDER

A post-storm lesson in working smart

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017

Houstonians and other Texans simply skipped the traditional post-hurricane sales lull and rushed to dealerships to replace flooded-out rides in September, sparking 2017's first monthly U.S. auto sales gain.... Read More »

THE VIEW AFTER Q3

Winners and losers in 2017

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017

A look at where 2017 stands with one quarter remaining.... Read More »

Why Honda is spending on shrinking segment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017

Midsize sedan sales may be slipping, but that didn't stop Honda from investing $267 million on Accord production in Ohio.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Pull of a $100,000 pickup? Luxury plus extreme capability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017

Detroit's automakers have discovered that extreme capability is a luxury consumers are willing to pay for in a big way.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Cadillac House is not so Cadillac

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017

I’ve been following Cadillac for 15 years and note that sales for 2017 will be below 2014, so I need not ask what all the "Cadillac House" buzz has done for sales.... Read More »

Subaru's new Impreza: Compact car, big sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2017

Strong demand for Subaru's Impreza indicates the automaker's move to a global modular platform is on the right track.... Read More »

Hurricanes send Manheim used-car price index higher

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2017

Hurricane-driven demand sent the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index higher last month. Cox Automotive sees used-car prices and sales remaining high through November.... Read More »

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Aston Martin boss seeks Brexit clarity

Oct. 6, 2017 06:01 CET

Aston Martin is going from strength to strength due to strong sales of its new DB11 supercar, but a cloud remains on the horizon in the form of the UK's pending split from the EU. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer discussed these topics and more with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Renault raises 2022 revenue, profitability goals

Oct. 6, 2017 09:21 CET

Renault will boost annual revenue through 2022 to more than a previous target of 70 billion euros ($82 billion) and its margin that year will exceed an earlier prediction of 7 percent of sales, the automaker said.... Read More »

German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries

Oct. 5, 2017 16:01 CET

German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered cars hit demand. Registrations of diesel models fell 21 percent to a market share of 36.3 percent, while gasoline cars jumped 8.7 percent to a share of 59.7 percent.... Read More »

Germany, UK lead W. European sales lower

Oct. 5, 2017 14:04 CET

Western European car sales dropped 2.8 percent in September due to weakening German and UK demand, LMC Automotive said. Registrations fell to 1.36 million from 1.4 million a year earlier.... Read More »

Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says

Oct. 5, 2017 10:26 CET

Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older diesel models, the VDA auto industry lobby said. Registrations may increase 4 percent compared with a previous forecast that they would be flat, the VDA said.... Read More »

UK sales set for first annual decline since 2011 after 9% Sept. slump

Oct. 5, 2017 11:03 CET

UK new-car registrations fell 9.3 percent in September, a key month of the year that normally accounts for up to 20 percent of annual demand, making it highly likely that sales this year will be down for the first time since 2011.... Read More »

Ford will move new Focus upmarket

Oct. 5, 2017 09:35 CET

Ford says it will take the Focus upmarket when it launches the new model in Europe next year. Volumes for the compact car would be "slightly lower" than they are currently and will include high-spec Vignale and crossover-inspired Active versions for the first time, the automaker said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: In Harvey's wake, a Sept. sales surge

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2017

Hurricane recovery's big role in Sept. sales bounce, Snyder's top takeaways, Lexus closing in on BMW; Robo-car bill advances; Vegas auto dealers helping pay victims' medical bills.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Sept. U.S. sales winners, losers

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2017

Sept. U.S. sales winners, losers; Hackett's plan to transform Ford; PSA's U.S. mobility app; Texas dealer Gilchrist in line to lead NADA in '19; Lear puts down stakes in Buick City.... Read More »

SEPTEMBER SALES

U.S. sales rise for first gain of year; SAAR soars to 18.58 million

9:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 6.3 percent in September, the first gain of the year, on strong truck demand and fatter deals. The robust results -- underscored by a SAAR of 18.58 million for the month -- blew well past the most optimistic forecasts.... Read More »

Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand

Oct. 3, 2017 16:01 CET

Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace sluggish demand from private customers. In the first nine months, volume rose 6.7 percent.... Read More »

Italy's September sales increase 8%

Oct. 3, 2017 14:13 CET

Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the country has had for the month since 2009. The strong gain helped lift the country's nine-month sales by 9 percent.... Read More »

HONDA: A September high behind light trucks

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

Healthier inventories of light trucks and strong demand for the Civic helped propel American Honda to record September sales.... Read More »

SUBARU: Streak rolls on

6:11 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

Subaru of America eked out a 0.4 percent U.S. sales increase to produce the automaker's best September ever.... Read More »

 
Land Rover design chief dangles more clues on next Defender

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20 2017

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Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's chief design officer, said the design work for the new Defender is comp ...
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Why PSA is axing jobs at Vauxhall's Astra plant

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2017

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Vauxhall and PSA have cited declining sales in the compact segment as a reason for cutting 400 jobs ...
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Auto industry cold on UK joining NAFTA post-Brexit

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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The UK joining the North American Free Trade Agreement is an idea reportedly being floated as an alt ...
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Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

Luca Ciferri
4:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. ...
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No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand
Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace slugg ...
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Italy's September sales increase 8%
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the ...
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French sales rise 1% in September
New-car sales rose 1.1 percent in France in September, as the fall selling season began with mixed r ...
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Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
Diesel's European market share fell to 46.3 percent of new-car registrations in the first half, the ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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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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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle ch ...
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle program ...
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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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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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