Luca Ciferri

LUCA CIFERRI

What's next for Tavares, Ghosn and Renault?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2013
Carlos Tavares and Renault had no choice but to part ways. Tavares is 55 and wants to be the CEO at a global automaker sooner rather than later.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

What's next for Tavares, Ghosn and Renault?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2013
Carlos Tavares and Renault had no choice but to part ways. Tavares is 55 and wants to be the CEO at a global automaker sooner rather than later.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Ferrari's next big challenge: Talk more, e-mail less

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2013
To encourage more talking and less e-mailing Ferrari introduced a rule that e-mails sent by employees can have no more than three internal recipients.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Ferrari's next big challenge: Talk more, e-mail less

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
To encourage more talking and less e-mailing Ferrari introduced a rule that e-mails sent by employees can have no more than three internal recipients.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Ralph Lauren's Bugatti shows fascination with cars definitely is not dying

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
We keep hearing that the iPod generation doesn't care as much about cars. That theory was proved wrong over the weekend during the Concourse d'Elegance in Como, Italy. Fashion designer Ralph Lauren's classic Bugatti was voted Best in Show by visitors to the event -- including those under 16 years old.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

U.S. and Brazil bright spots for Fiat-Chrysler as Europe declines

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2013
Global April sales for Fiat-Chrysler show how much the Americas, especially the U.S. and Brazil, are supporting the automaker as deliveries in Europe fall.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

U.S. and Brazil bright spots for Fiat-Chrysler as Europe declines

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2013
Global April sales for Fiat-Chrysler show how much the Americas, especially the U.S. and Brazil, are supporting the automaker as deliveries in Europe fall.... Read More »

 

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Europe will end 18-month sales slump with positive April

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2013
Strong April UK car sales and a solid rebound in Germany last month will help western Europe end 18 consecutive months of year-on-year declines, analysts predict. Despite this, market watchers have stopped short of saying Europe is on the verge of an extended turnaround.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

European execs see hope in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
The Shanghai auto show proved again that China is the promised land for automakers, particularly European companies bracing for a sixth straight year of declining car sales in their home region. As a result, automakers are adding products, entering new segments and increasing their dealer networks to keep pace Luca Ciferri is editor-in-chief for Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Why even a weak China is good news for European automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2013
The Shanghai auto show proved once again that China is the promised land for automakers, particularly Europeans bracing for a sixth straight year of declining car sales in their home region.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Looking for a Chinese car in Shanghai

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2013
If I were an executive at a Chinese domestic automaker, I would be very worried. Why? Because it is difficult to find a Chinese-brand car on the streets of Shanghai.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Looking for a Chinese car in Shanghai

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2013
If I were an executive at a Chinese domestic automaker, I would be very worried. Why? Because it is difficult to find a Chinese-brand car on the streets of Shanghai.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Germany stumbles in global sales race

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2013
Germany knows just how powerful the BRIC nations have become. Once the world’s third-largest vehicle-sales market, Germany is at risk of falling to seventh in the global ranking this year because of the rise of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China).... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

BMW, Audi show off rival visions

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2013
The escalating rivalry among Germany's premium automakers was fully on show at the annual financial results conferences of Audi and BMW.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

BMW, Audi show off rival visions

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2013
The escalating rivalry among Germany's premium automakers was fully on show at the annual financial results conferences of Audi and BMW.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

BMW needs to adapt its retirement policy to changing times

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2013
BMW plans to raise the mandatory retirement age for its top management to 62 from 60 but the company isn't going far enough if it wants to keep the expertise of long-serving executives.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

In Geneva, so long to the classic sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2013
The Geneva auto show signaled that the classic four-door, three-box sedan with a true trunk is out of fashion, particularly in Europe. Two examples of this trend come from automakers with long traditions of sedan making: BMW and Mercedes-Benz Luca Ciferri is editor-in-chief for Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Design message from Geneva: Bye-bye classic sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2013
The Geneva auto show signaled that the classic four-door, three-box sedan with a true trunk is out of fashion, particularly in Europe. Two examples of this trend come from automakers with long traditions of sedan making: BMW and Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

The LaFerrari is a Ferrari first

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2013
The LaFerrari supercar is the first model entirely designed by the company's styling center. Ferrari says it is not a bad sign for longtime partner Pininfarina.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

The LaFerrari is a Ferrari first

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2013
The LaFerrari supercar is the first model entirely designed by the company's styling center. Ferrari says it is not a bad sign for longtime partner Pininfarina.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Is this really a different Note?

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2013
When I saw the new Nissan Note today I asked myself: Am I at the right auto show? Is this really the all-new Note that Nissan said would be dramatically different from the first-generation car? No chance.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Ghosn: Too early to revise European sales predictions downward

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2013
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn believes it is too early to revise downward sales predictions for Europe this year. Ghosn acknowledged that January and February sales in the region had been very bad with a combined decline of about 9 percent, but he added that sales can't continue to decline forever.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Mercedes A class suffers decisive defeat

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2013
The Mercedes-Benz A class suffered a surprisingly decisive defeat in the 2013 European Car of the Year contest won easily by the Volkswagen Golf.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Don't mess with Ferrari

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2013
Give credit to the organizers of the Geneva auto show, they know better than to mess with Ferrari.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Why Daimler should have more faith in Italy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2013
Daimler is one of the companies bracing itself against Italy's possible exit from the euro. The controversial move comes at a tense time for the country.... Read More »

 

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