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Mazda expects to maintain Europe growth

May 15, 2016 06:01 CET

Mazda has been on a hot streak in Europe after vehicle sales jumped 21 percent last year. The automaker expects a further boost from the CX-3 crossover, Mazda Europe CEO Jeff Guyton told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Russia's Detroit blames Renault-Nissan for its decline

May 14, 2016 06:01 CET

In the heartland of Russia's struggling auto industry, people blame Renault-Nissan, the majority owner of AvtoVAZ, for their economic hardship, not their country's rulers.... Read More »

VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline

May 13, 2016 15:17 CET

VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in deliveries at the scandal-hit VW brand.... Read More »

Ford's latest GT a fast sell-out

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

About 6,000 people who want to buy a $400,000-plus Ford GT will get a rejection letter instead. Ford said it received 6,506 completed applications for the first 500 GTs.... Read More »

European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth

May 13, 2016 09:01 CET

European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases and Volkswagen brand back to growth despite its diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

VW gets ready to move on U.S. comeback plan

May 13, 2016 10:38 CET

VW hopes to reach a final settlement with U.S. authorities over its diesel-emissions scandal next month so that it can get moving on a recovery plan which will include the launch of new crossover and electric vehicles, its global sales chief, Juergen Stackmann, said.... Read More »

Russia car sales fall to 10-year low

May 12, 2016 15:14 CET

New-car sales in Russia fell 8.5 percent in April to their lowest level in 10 years as the market continued to feel the pressure of an economic crisis fueled by lower oil prices and Western sanctions over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.... Read More »

Nissan quarterly operating profit surges 20% on N.A. gains

8:52 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

North America powered Nissan to a 20 percent surge in global operating profit in the latest quarter thanks to hot-selling crossovers.... Read More »

Audi CEO sees new models driving sales despite tough conditions

May 12, 2016 11:14 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said he expects new models to push the automaker's sales to a new record this year despite "extremely challenging" business conditions.... Read More »

Audi sales rise 7% in April on strong SUV demand

May 11, 2016 16:03 CET

Audi's global vehicle sales rose 7.5 percent last month, boosted by gains in Europe, the U.S. and China and higher demand for its SUVs.... Read More »

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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller

May 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sales for the automaker's first crossover.... Read More »

Manheim expands vehicle inspections to meet selling dealers' needs

4:19 pm U.S. ET | May 10, 2016

Manheim is expanding its vehicle inspection services -- and testing enhancements to those services -- to accommodate the growing number of dealers who want condition reports on vehicles they buy and sell at auction, the company said today.... Read More »

Renault's India sales get boost from Kwid

May 10, 2016 12:15 CET

Renault's sales in India more than doubled last month on demand for its locally built Kwid small crossover. Overall, deliveries of passenger vehicles and vans, climbed 11 percent.... Read More »

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VW Group's small SUV push expected to help double segment's volume by 2022

May 10, 2016 10:29 CET

Volkswagen Group's late arrival to Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is expected to make one of the region's fastest-growing sectors even stronger. Analysts see sales doubling by 2022 as brands such as VW, Seat, Skoda, Hyundai and Kia add models.... Read More »

Bosch returns to Iran

May 9, 2016 13:21 CET

Bosch is opening an office in Tehran and plans to hire 50 people by the end of this year as the group's automotive division sees growing potential in Iran's car market following the lifting of international sanctions.... Read More »

Mercedes sales rise 11% in April on robust Europe, China demand

May 9, 2016 11:19 CET

Sales of Mercedes vehicles rose 11 percent in April, boosted by strong demand in Europe and China and the launch of several new models, which helped offset flat deliveries in the U.S. Four-month brand sales were up 12 percent.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Employees stay, and the business takes off

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

Keeping employee turnover low is key to Bomnin Chevrolet's success. Doing so contributes to its repeat and customer referral business which accounts for 30 to 40 percent of its sales. That in turn helped the dealership increase new-vehicle sales by 29 percent last year.... Read More »

Borgward counts on German engineering to woo Chinese buyers

May 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Borgward is the latest automaker to try and crack the China market. The company, which last produced a car in 1961, is hoping to make up for its lack of local brand recognition by trading on China's reverence for German engineering to spur sales.... Read More »

Hyundai boosts incentives for sagging Elantra

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

Fresh styling has failed to keep the Hyundai Elantra in its plum spot in the compact-car segment.... Read More »

Monster month for truck sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2016

Roomy and fuel-efficient crossovers, pickups, vans and SUVs ran car sales off U.S. roads in April. Trucks accounted for 59.3 percent of light vehicles sold in April - the highest level ever for the month. Last April, trucks represented 55.2 percent of the market.... Read More »

Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April

May 6, 2016 14:50 CET

Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain, although sales momentum is slowing, according to data from a leading industry group.... Read More »

UK car sales rise 2% in April

May 6, 2016 11:58 CET

UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling brands - Ford, VW and Vauxhall - fell.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Self-driving: More needed than wanted?

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

Self-driving: More needed than wanted?; Marchionne on FCA-Google deal; Hyundai ramps up Elantra incentives; Horses, Rams, and the Run for the Roses.... Read More »

Toyota sees China sales on target, aided by cut in inventories, tax

7:06 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2016

Toyota, after posting a 9.2 percent rise in China sales last month, is on course to meet its full-year sales target for the world's largest auto market, driven by lower retail inventories and a tax cut on small-engine cars.... Read More »

AutoCanada's Q1 net jumps 46%, but dealership group cuts dividend

10:12 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2016

AutoCanada's first-quarter net surged 46 percent to $7.3 million Canadian ($5.6 million U.S.) as revenue rose 5.3 percent to C$666.9 million, due largely to dealership acquisitions over the past year.... Read More »

 
Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

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

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EU governments have refused to tighten auto industry oversight despite pleas from environmental grou ...
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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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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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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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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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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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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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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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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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