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Bilingual staff just the start to success

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Spanish advertising, a bilingual staff and a refined sales strategy have helped Downey Nissan lead the brand in new-vehicle sales to Hispanic customers so far in 2017.... Read More »

Nissan dangles factory-to-salesperson incentive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Nissan is steering cash spiffs to dealership sales personnel this month in a bid to sell off 2017 models.... Read More »

Lexus still in rearview of luxury crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Mercedes-Benz will take its third-straight U.S. luxury sales crown in 2017. So why isn't Lexus in the running?... Read More »

Industry right-sizes its stocks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Automakers have worked off a yearlong surplus of inventory and enter the busy December selling season with stocks slightly below normal for this time of year.... Read More »

Parsons, Meyers join Automotive News sales team

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Matt Parsons and Mary Meyers have joined Automotive News as regional sales managers.... Read More »

MIKE BURGISS

The dealership is not dead - just the way we buy vehicles is

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Dealerships need to build bridges that connect the online and in-store experience, says Mike Burgiss, vice president of digital retailing at Cox Automotive.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record

Dec. 10, 2017 06:01 CET

Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the compact SUV segment by more than a quarter.... Read More »

Ford will test Internet sales models in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2017

Ford is using the world's largest vehicle market as a test bed for alternatives to traditional dealer showrooms.... Read More »

NOVEMBER SALES

VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%

Dec. 8, 2017 15:44 CET

New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent.... Read More »

German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says

Dec. 7, 2017 09:31 CET

New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will likely decline next year because of falling demand for diesels, the VDA industry association said.... Read More »

KAR's TradeRev adds features

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2017

A new version of TradeRev's used-vehicle purchasing mobile app, from KAR Auction Services, has added dealer-support features.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Calif. dealerships in the line of wildfires

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2017

Calif. dealerships in line of wildfires; ZF CEO steps down; Nissan exec on spiffs: 'You have to stay in the game'; Audi 'Apollo 45' salute; Budweiser reserves 40 Tesla semis.... Read More »

Average U.S. fuel economy falls 0.1 mpg in November

2:56 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2017

The average fuel economy of new light vehicles in the U.S. in November fell to 25.0 mpg, down 0.1 mpg from October.... Read More »

Ford, Alibaba sign deal that could allow automaker to sell cars online in China

4:18 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2017

Ford and China's Alibaba have signed a deal to explore cooperation in areas such as cloud computing, connectivity and retail which could involve the sale of Ford cars on Alibaba's online retail platform.... Read More »

Jaguar I-Pace likely to beat Audi, Porsche rivals to showrooms

Dec. 6, 2017 13:11 CET

Jaguar looks set to beat Audi and Porsche to become the first premium automaker to sell a credible all-electric Tesla rival after announcing that it will unveil a production version of its I-Pace in March.... Read More »

PSA expects electrification boost with motor JV

Dec. 6, 2017 15:13 CET

PSA says its joint venture to design and build electric motors with Nidec will put the automaker in a stronger position as the car industry transitions to electrification from internal combustion.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Mini boss predicts new sales high; calls EV move 'natural evolution' for brand

Dec. 6, 2017 06:01 CET

Mini is gearing up to launch an electric variant in 2019 and predicts record sales once again this year. The brand's boss, Peter Schwarzenbauer, discussed this and other subjects in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

NOVEMBER SALES

German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard

Dec. 5, 2017 11:04 CET

New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. Diesel sales fell by 17 percent.... Read More »

NOVEMBER SALES

UK sales fall 11% in 8th month of decline

Dec. 5, 2017 12:11 CET

UK new-car registrations slumped 11 percent in November as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the future of diesel put the market on course for its first annual fall since 2011.... Read More »

NOVEMBER SALES

Western European car sales rise 5% despite UK woes

Dec. 5, 2017 15:57 CET

Western European car registrations rose 5.4 percent in November, with the key French and German markets outpacing the rise as demand in the UK sagged, data showed.... Read More »

Mercedes expects successful 2018 in China after edging out Audi

Dec. 5, 2017 13:02 CET

Mercedes expects 2018 to be another bumper year in China after the brand edged past Audi in vehicle sales in the first 10 months.... Read More »

NISSAN: A Nov. high behind crossover, pickup surge

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

U.S. sales at Nissan North America jumped 18 percent to 135,985 in November -- a record for the month -- behind a surge in light trucks and steady rise in car sales.... Read More »

L.A.'s hot new model? Subscriptions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

Automakers took the opportunity at the Los Angeles Auto Show to promote alternatives to the basic retail sales model and the American tradition of personal car ownership.... Read More »

NOVEMBER SALES

Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise

Dec. 4, 2017 12:29 CET

New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's volume and declining demand from private customers. In the first 11 months, registrations were up 8.7 percent to 1.85 million.... Read More »

NOVEMBER SALES

Renault, Peugeot gain in Spain while diesel, VW sales fall

Dec. 4, 2017 10:08 CET

Renault and Peugeot were among the winners as sales of new cars in Spain rose 12 percent in November. In the first 11 months, registrations were up 7.8 percent to 1.13 million.... Read More »

 
BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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China's BYD has built up a production network in Europe to make electric buses. ...
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Schmidt's statement showed a broken man with misplaced faith in VW

Larry P. Vellequette
3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Oliver Schmidt's vacant almost defiant stare has been the face of VW's $30 billion diesel emissions ...
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Why an electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. ...
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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. ...
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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12 2017

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent. ...
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German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will li ...
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German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard
New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. ...
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UK sales fall 11% in 8th month of decline
UK new-car registrations slumped 11 percent in November as weaker consumer confidence and uncertaint ...
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Western European car sales rise 5% despite UK woes
Western European car registrations rose 5.4 percent in November, with the key French and German mark ...
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Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's v ...
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Renault, Peugeot gain in Spain while diesel, VW sales fall
Renault and Peugeot were among the winners as sales of new cars in Spain rose 12 percent in November ...
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Skoda, Peugeot SUVs help French market grow by 10% in Nov.
Skoda and Peugeot were among winners as French new-car registrations increased 10 percent in Novembe ...
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Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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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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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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PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer
PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chie ...
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Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand
Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. ...
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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the autom ...
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VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand. ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
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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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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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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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