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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year

Feb. 18, 2018 06:01 CET

Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives will cause sales in Europe's compact premium segment to fall for a second consecutive year, according to predictions.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

VW surges in mixed Q4 for European auto sector

Feb. 16, 2018 06:01 CET

VW, Norwegian parts supplier Kongsberg and UK car retailer Vertu Motors were the best performers in terms of delivering value to their shareholders during the final quarter of 2017. The automotive sector as a whole, however, had mixed results.... Read More »

Faurecia profit rises 34% in 2017

Feb. 16, 2018 10:30 CET

Faurecia's net income in 2017 climbed 34 percent to 714.5 million euros ($896.4 million), as the supplier saw strong growth across all its main markets.... Read More »

Global auto sales poised to set record in 2018

11:49 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Light-vehicle sales are on track to rise to a record of more than 97 million units globally this year, despite a second straight annual decline in North America, according to an LMC forecast.... Read More »

European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs

Feb. 15, 2018 08:44 CET

Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automakers posted gains, helped by booming sales of SUVs.... Read More »

Fed rate hikes squeezing even the hottest automaker in the U.S.

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

The Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes are making it costlier for even the hottest automaker in the United States to sell cars.... Read More »

PSA says new Peugeot, Citroen and Opel vans will set benchmark for segment

Feb. 13, 2018 10:54 CET

PSA aims to boost its position in Europe's lucrative light van sector by launching three new models for its Peugeot, Citroen and Opel/Vauxhall brands.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hyundai takes Santa Fe upscale to help boost SUV's weak European sales

Feb. 13, 2018 06:01 CET

Hyundai hopes a roomier, more upscale interior and new technology will help to give its Santa Fe a boost in Europe, which has less appetite for large SUVs than other major markets such as the U.S.... Read More »

Pendragon profit falls 20% as UK market plunges

Feb. 13, 2018 11:49 CET

UK car dealer Pendragon will focus on selling more used vehicles after full-year profit slumped 20 percent as demand for new vehicles in the market dropped sharply last year.... Read More »

Suzuki expects SUVs to drive its European growth

Feb. 13, 2018 06:01 CET

Suzuki expects is vehicle sales to grow in Europe this year, helped by a strong SUV lineup. The automaker targets sales of 280,000 in 2018 in its European region, 10,000 more than last year.... Read More »

Underdog Subaru turns 50

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Subaru of America, the Japanese automaker celebrating its 50th anniversary in the U.S. this year, may appear to be unstoppable at the moment. But that hasn't always been the case.... Read More »

Hard-driving Nissan: Time to ease up on the pressure

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa has given the automaker's new North American boss some 60 days to devise a plan that may ease off the company's hard-driving reliance on incentives and fleet sales to deliver volume.... Read More »

Ford rushes to build more SUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Ford and Lincoln dealers can't get enough of their biggest, most expensive SUVs to keep up with customer demand, so the automaker is investing $25 million to speed up the assembly line in Kentucky.... Read More »

Luxe turns to trucks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

When the majority of sales for the German luxury leaders become crossovers and SUVs, the luxury market's shift to truck dominance will be complete.... Read More »

Inventory mix nearly matches market demand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

The mix of light trucks and cars in inventory on Feb. 1 closely matched what shoppers want to buy.... Read More »

Subaru in the U.S. through the years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Here's a timeline of notable events, sales figures, advertising campaigns and vehicle launches during Subaru of America's first 50 years in the U.S.... Read More »

Subaru and the Bochs: Always in concert

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2018

Boch Enterprises, Subaru's powerhouse distributor in New England, has been along for a great ride.... Read More »

Nissan plan envisions China eclipsing U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2018

Nissan is plotting aggressive growth in China that may catapult the country ahead of the United States as the Japanese carmaker's top market.... Read More »

Toyota looks to ride improved car-truck mix

11:31 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2018

Toyota's U.S. sales surge in January reflected some one-off factors, but positive trends should continue, executives say.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2018

GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting strong sales in January. But the automaker best positioned for robust growth in 2018 is VW.... Read More »

PSA will buy controlling stake in Chinese supplier Jian Xin

Feb. 9, 2018 11:12 CET

PSA has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Chinese automotive spare parts distributor Jian Xin, with the automaker looking to improve its performance in the lucrative Chinese market.... Read More »

Tesla's Model 3 production goal depends on equipment still in Germany

Feb. 9, 2018 10:28 CET

Tesla, which has pushed back its Model 3 production targets several times, is waiting for a new automated system for module production to be sent from Germany and installed at its U.S. battery factory.... Read More »

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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests

Feb. 9, 2018 06:01 CET

Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot of new ground for the automaker while it simultaneously wins customers from rivals such as the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.... Read More »

Subaru quarterly operating profit slips, weighed by lower-margin sales, U.S. incentives

6:44 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2018

Subaru reported a slide of more than 4 percent in quarterly operating profit, weighed by sales of lower-margin models and increased discounting in the United States, the Japanese automaker's biggest market.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

German premium brands count on EVs, new niches to keep record momentum

Feb. 8, 2018 13:26 CET

German premium brands are bracing themselves for the potentially treacherous transition to autonomous, electric and shared vehicles but Audi, BMW and Mercedes have the advantage of starting from a position of strength.... Read More »

 
Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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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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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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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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