Vehicle Sales

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 »

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 »

Faurecia targets steady rise in sales by 2020

May 15, 2018 09:41 CET

Faurecia plans to increase its sales by more than 7 percent per year to reach 20 billion euros ($23.8 billion) by 2020 through growth in areas such as autonomous driving. Last year, the supplier had 16.96 billion euros in revenue.... Read More »

JLR sticks to Brazil on promise of luxury rebound

May 14, 2018 15:46 CET

Jaguar Land Rover can churn out 24,000 cars a year in Brazil, but last year fewer than 5,000 rolled out of its Rio de Janeiro factory. Despite this, the automaker isn't leaving anytime soon.... Read More »

Inventories creep up as summer approaches

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

Total inventory was up on May 1, but the industrywide days supply retreated slightly from a year ago thanks to a strong selling rate.
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Volkswagen sees Nigeria sales recovering on economy

May 14, 2018 12:13 CET

VW Group expects a rebound in vehicle sales in Nigeria as the economy in Africa's biggest oil producer recovers, the head of the company's South African operations Thomas Schaefer, said.... Read More »

Profit drop in once reliable N.A. drags down Subaru

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

North America, long the earnings engine for Subaru, suddenly turned into a drag on global profits amid spiraling incentives due to increased crossover competition.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Everyone finds the hidden jewels

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

My guess is that it has been going on for years — new-car dealers have been making more money on used cars than new. It has been the industry's great secret.... Read More »

Ferrari dealership in Michigan completes $5 million expansion

8:34 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2018

The only Ferrari dealership in Michigan showed off a $5 million expansion when it opened for business Monday inside a 53,000-square-foot store in the Detroit suburbs.... Read More »

Cadillac's virtual reality project has 'no limits,' innovation head says

3:43 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2018

Dealers can get a head start marketing Cadillac's XT4 compact premium crossover not with traditional on-site inventory, but instead with virtual reality.... Read More »

Audi aims to double China sales, boosted by second JV

May 11, 2018 15:22 CET

Audi hopes a second joint venture and new SUVs will help it to remain China's top luxury brand, fighting off strong challenges from BMW and Mercedes.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

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

China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. In a country where size not horsepower counts, Porsche is trying to make the Chinese love the iconic model.... Read More »

Used-car retailer Carvana Q1 net loss expands

1:53 pm U.S. ET | May 10, 2018

Online used-car retailer Carvana's first-quarter net loss widened to nearly $53 million, while revenue and vehicle sales both more than doubled to records.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales

May 10, 2018 06:01 CET

Europe's premium automakers are diversifying drivetrain and body style choices in the core midsize segment to keep customers engaged as buyers increasingly opt for SUVs.... Read More »

PSA pins hopes on EU after Trump quits Iran deal

May 9, 2018 09:40 CET

European leaders sought to salvage the nuclear pact with Iran after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the accord, threatening investments in the Iranian market by companies including PSA and Renault.... Read More »

Toyota quarterly profit jumps 43% on cost cutting, lower expenses

May 9, 2018 10:38 CET

Toyota profit surged 43 percent in the latest quarter as cost cutting, lower incentives and falling warranty expenses offset unfavorable foreign exchange rates and helped pilot the automaker to a record full-year net income.... Read More »

Audi targets 800,000 electric and hybrid sales in 2025

May 8, 2018 20:00 CET

Audi said it plans to sell about 800,000 battery-electric and hybrid-powered cars in 2025, when it also expects to generate an operating profit of 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion).... Read More »

ADESA's parent posts 30% Q1 profit gain

5:45 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2018

Net income at KAR Auction Services, parent of ADESA auctions, jumped 30 percent in the first quarter largely on a sharp drop in income taxes.... Read More »

Conventional fuel providers say EV incentives put them at disadvantage

12:59 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2018

Representatives for the oil, biofuel and fuel retail industries told a House panel that state and federal governments are giving the EV market preferential treatment -- at their expense.... Read More »

U.S. market settles into a comfort zone

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

While the overall light-vehicle market may look relatively stable, some underlying currents may be conspiring to bring the party to an end.... Read More »

Ultraluxury, exotic marques embrace SUVs and variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

In the past year, several notable ultraluxury and exotic nameplates have been freshened or redesigned as automakers look to drive sales and expand brand presence.... Read More »

At ultra high end, it's build-it-yourself

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

Given the sheer amount of eye-popping colors, rare materials and the ability to hand-pick how a vehicle looks, feels and drives, a customer is right at home by making it their own.... Read More »

Volvo offers incentives to Costco members

5:27 pm U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

Volvo Car USA has unveiled special incentives in partnership with the Costco Auto Program that mirror ones it offered last summer.... Read More »

Lexus' workmanlike ES gets image makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

With car sales falling across all segments in the U.S. and luxury sedans scrambling to differentiate themselves from competitors, Lexus' "executive sedan" is getting its star turn.... Read More »

 
VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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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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VW Group's China sales rose 12% in April on Audi, Skoda demand
Volkswagen Group's China sales rose nearly 12 percent in April, led by demand at the Audi and Skoda ...
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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
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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
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
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Porsche Canada gets new marketing director with digital focus
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Tesla hires Snapchat exec to head engineering
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Continental appoints chief technology officer for China
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Ex-AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier
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Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business
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PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel
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Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board
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Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design
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Mazda names Americas head Marumoto next CEO
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Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
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