Luca Ciferri

LUCA CIFERRI

Fiat's loveless marriage to Alfa

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
There has always been bad chemistry between Fiat and Alfa. Fiat's mass-market focus simply does not sit well with Alfa's great history of technical innovation and extreme performance. But Fiat refuses to dispose of it, despite strong interest from Volkswagen.... Read More »

 

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Audi CEO Stadler aims at next target: 2 million sales

Dec. 3, 2013 06:15 CET
Despite tough conditions in Europe, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says the brand is determined to reach annual global sales of 2 million vehicles by 2020 and take the lead in the premium segment.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Fiat's loveless marriage to Alfa

12:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
There has always been bad chemistry between Fiat and Alfa. Fiat's mass-market focus simply does not sit well with Alfa's great history of technical innovation and extreme performance. But Fiat refuses to dispose of it, despite strong interest from Volkswagen.... Read More »

 

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BMW: wagons for Europe, GTs for the rest of the world

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
BMW's GT models are aimed at countries such as the U.S. and China, while Europe is the main market for the automaker's station wagons.... Read More »

 

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Maserati Quattroporte sales boosted by young female executives in China

Nov. 18, 2013 06:15 CET
Maserati CEO Harald Wester says Quattroporte sales in China are being boosted by young businesswomen. In China, the average age of Maserati buyers is about 37 years old compared with 55 for Europe and the United States.... Read More »

 

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Citroen CEO outlines brand's strategy for upscale and affordable car lines

Nov. 7, 2013 06:15 CET
Citroen wants its new C-line to match the success of its DS upscale subbrand. CEO Frederic Banzet told Automotive News Europe how the automaker aims to position its affordable, practical model line.... Read More »

 

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Peugeot CEO outlines plan to boost profit

Nov. 6, 2013 06:15 CET
Peugeot plans to boost profits by adding new high-end variants to its existing lineup, rather than developing new upscale model lines, its CEO says.... Read More »

 

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Fiat builds on its strength – minicars – to revive slumping sales

Nov. 5, 2013 06:15 CET
Fiat aims to win back customers to its core brand with the likely expansion of its Panda and 500 model lines to 12 derivatives that will cover the minicar, subcompact and compact segments.... Read More »

 

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Fiat drops out of Europe's top ten brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2013
Last month, Fiat sold just 15 more cars in Europe than Skoda. The Italian marque is no longer one of Europe's top 10 brands by vehicle sales.... Read More »

 

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Audi's amazing August provides parent VW Group some relief

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
Audi made history last month. It is the first premium brand to rank as high as No. 2 in total European monthly sales. That good news, however, was offset by bad news at sister brand Volkswagen.... Read More »

 

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Marchionne 3.0 – the Alfa patriot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Sergio Marchionne's mantras are like liquid, meaning they – like the Fiat-Chysler CEO – continually change as the global auto business evolves.... Read More »

 

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Germans get positive endorsement; PSA looks poised to surprise

4:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
On the eve of their massive domestic auto show, German automakers received another strong endorsement, this time from the Fitch Ratings agency, which might be underestimating PSA's potential for a strong rebound.... Read More »

 

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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 »

 

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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 »

 

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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 »

 

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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 »

 

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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 »

 

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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 »

 

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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 »

 

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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 »

 

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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 »

 

 
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