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VW will hire ex-FBI chief Freeh for U.S. role, report says

Jan. 19, 2016 09:36 CET

Volkswagen plans to hire Louis Freeh, a former FBI chief, to help the automaker deal with authorities in the U.S. investigating its emissions scandal, a German newspaper said. Freeh had a similar role at Daimler.... Read More »

Former Daimler exec named as Tata Motors CEO

Jan. 18, 2016 15:06 CET

Tata Motors has appointed former Daimler executive Guenter Butschek as its new CEO, two years after the death of previous chief Karl Slym.... Read More »

Shareholders plan to sue VW in Germany over emissions scandal

Jan. 18, 2016 14:10 CET

Dozens of large shareholders in Volkswagen plan to sue the automaker in a German court, seeking compensation for the plunge in its shares due to its emissions test cheating scandal.... Read More »

Renault faces criticism over late disclosure of raids

Jan. 18, 2016 14:25 CET

Renault is facing criticism over the length of time it took to reveal that French investigators had raided the automaker on Jan. 7 in relation to rigged emissions testing. The raids remained a secret for nearly a week until a trade union mentioned the news almost as an afterthought in a leaflet about jobs.... Read More »

Porsche sees slower growth after Macan boost

Jan. 12, 2016 10:51 CET

Porsche expects global sales growth to slow this year as newly arriving models fall short of the lift generated in 2015 by the addition of the Macan compact SUV.... Read More »


VW says 6.7 billion euros is enough to cover diesel fixes

Jan. 12, 2016 11:11 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker expects 6.7 billion euros ($7.28 billion) will be enough to cover fixes for about 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide involved in an emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

PSA sales gain hit by China slowdown, weak Citroen

Jan. 12, 2016 09:00 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's global vehicle sales rose by just 1.2 percent last year as a China slowdown and emerging-markets slump almost cancelled out the benefit of a European auto recovery.... Read More »

BMW fights off Mercedes to keep luxury crown

Jan. 11, 2016 14:27 CET

BMW retained the title of world's top-selling premium brand last year while Mercedes overtook Audi to claim the No. 2 spot.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler 2015 performance 'at top end' of guidance, Marchionne says

Jan. 11, 2016 17:38 CET

Fiat Chrysler's performance last year came in at the top end of the company's own forecasts, CEO Sergio Marchionne said. "The year has gone well, above expectations," Marchionne told reporters on the sidelines of the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

German carmakers see steady U.S. sales in 2016

Jan. 11, 2016 14:24 CET

U.S. sales from German carmakers including Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW may hold steady this year, the VDA auto industry association said, although it acknowledged that it was not yet possible to see the full consequences of VW's diesel emissions crisis.... Read More »

Continental expects slower growth this year after 14% revenue rise in 2015

Jan. 11, 2016 13:14 CET

Continental expects a sales revenue increase of about 5 percent this year after a 14 percent jump in 2015.... Read More »

Aston Martin mulls Macedonia for car plant, report says

Jan. 11, 2016 14:01 CET

Aston Martin is considering a car plant in Macedonia to build its DBX crossover after the former Yugoslav republic made an improved offer to the carmaker, Reuters reported.... Read More »


BLOG: Ghosn on why Renault-Nissan really needs 2 CEOs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Globetrotting Carlos Ghosn, the time-zone traveling dual CEO of Renault and Nissan, is no stranger to the misery of jet lag -- splitting his time between Europe and Asia -- and everywhere in between. But what time trip really sets his head spinning? “The worst jet lag is Tokyo-New York or Tokyo-Detroit,” Ghosn says.... Read More »

2016 Rising Star nominations sought

Jan. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe needs your help to identify the Rising Stars in the European automotive industry. The award honors executives with a pan-European profile who have driven change, fostered innovation and made courageous decisions.... Read More »


Infiniti's 'big bang' starts with Q30

Jan. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Infiniti expects the Q30 hatchback and its sibling model, the QX30 crossover, to give the brand a huge sales boost in Europe. Infiniti has struggled to make an impact since it launched in the region in 2008.... Read More »

Germany, France, Italy, Spain report robust car sales in December

Jan. 5, 2016 11:33 CET

European new-car sales are showing a strong finish to 2015 as December registrations rose in the key markets of Germany, France, Italy and Spain.... Read More »

VW's top executives plan U.S. visit as diesel woes mount

Jan. 5, 2016 10:52 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller and VW brand chief Herbert Diess will visit the U.S. this week and next week for the first time since the emissions cheating scandal broke last year, as the automaker shows few signs of progress in resolving the crisis there.... Read More »


Volvo is first customer for new autonomous driving computer, Nvidia says

Jan. 5, 2016 12:13 CET

U.S. chipmaker Nvidia, which is looking to expand its reach in the automotive market, says Volvo will be the first customer for a new computer designed for autonomous vehicles. Volvo will use the Drive PX 2 in public trials of its autonomous vehicles in 2017, Nvidia said.... Read More »

Hyundai's Czech factory expects to increase production by 2% in 2016

Jan. 4, 2016 17:01 CET

Hyundai's Czech unit aims to boost output by 2.3 percent to 350,000 cars in 2016 after beating production targets last year.... Read More »

2016 Rising Star nominations sought

Jan. 4, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe needs your help to identify the Rising Stars in the European automotive industry. The award honors executives with a pan-European profile who have driven change, fostered innovation and made courageous decisions.... Read More »

Russian car sales plunge 43% in November

Dec. 8, 2015 12:47 CET

Russian car sales plunged 43 percent in November, the biggest monthly drop this year, as a weakening ruble continued to hit demand. Ford, GM and Toyota each saw volume decline more than the overall market last month.... Read More »

Renault will pay Lotus team's Formula One debts

Dec. 8, 2015 11:50 CET

Renault aims to complete its takeover of the Lotus Formula One team on Dec. 16 and pay creditors, including the UK's tax authorities, by the end of the year, the High Court in London was told.... Read More »


Audi CEO Stadler re-confirms tough 2020 goals despite diesel scandal

Dec. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi's involvement in parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal has not deterred the luxury brand from its goal to increase sales to 2 million by 2020, CEO Rupert Stadler told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Ford mulls expanding Russian exports to eastern Europe

Dec. 8, 2015 11:01 CET

Ford may export cars from Russia to eastern Europe to offset the Russian market's deep slump caused by the country's economic crisis. The automaker can produce as many as 350,000 cars a year in Russia and has considerable potential to ramp up exports.... Read More »

Citroen seeks image boost with modern-day Mehari

Dec. 7, 2015 17:32 CET

Citroen unveiled a modern version of its iconic 1960s Mehari convertible that it hopes will give the brand an image boost. The E-Mehari will go on sale in Europe next year as an all-electric car.... Read More »

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