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BMW, Daimler say their diesels comply with U.S. clean air rules

Sept. 21, 2015 13:27 CET

BMW and Daimler say their diesel-powered vehicles comply with U.S. clean air rules. Their comments come after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that fellow German automaker Volkswagen used software to deceive regulators measuring emissions from VW and Audi diesels.... Read More »

BMW CEO Krueger collapses on stage at Frankfurt show

Sept. 15, 2015 08:48 CET

BMW Group CEO Harald Krueger collapsed on stage at the Frankfurt auto show. Krueger is recovering well after a "moment of dizziness," BMW said.... Read More »

Europe new-car sales rise 11% in August on SUV demand

Sept. 15, 2015 10:53 CET

European car sales increased by 11 percent in August, the second-largest gain this year, as rising economic confidence boosted demand for SUVs. Eight-month volume was up 8.6 percent to 9.38 million.... Read More »


Porsche unveils fast-charging Mission E, a potential Tesla rival

Sept. 15, 2015 10:07 CET

Porsche unveiled its answer to Tesla -- the Mission E electric four-seat sports car. The concept provides a glimpse at the brand's first battery-powered model, which could arrive by the end of the decade.... Read More »

VW will transform its cars into 'smartphones on wheels,' Winterkorn says

Sept. 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Volkswagen plans to enable its cars to send and receive data as well as drive on their own. "By 2020, we will have transformed all of our new cars into smartphones on wheels," CEO Martin Winterkorn said.... Read More »


Infiniti will sell tall Q30 to tempt SUV/crossover buyers

Sept. 14, 2015 11:54 CET

Infiniti will add a version of its Q30 hatchback with a raised height in a bid to attract some of the increasing numbers of buyers choosing cars with SUV styling. Presented in two variants, called the SE and Premium, the models are 20mm taller than the Sport version.... Read More »


Volkswagen unveils bigger, lighter Tiguan

Sept. 14, 2015 06:01 CET

Volkswagen has made its new-generation Tiguan compact SUV longer, wider and lower than than the current model and will add a long-wheelbase variant for the U.S. and Chinese markets.... Read More »


Jaguar says F-Pace will set benchmark for ride and handling

Sept. 14, 2015 13:29 CET

Jaguar says the new F-Pace crossover is an "all-weather, all-surface Jaguar sports car" that will set a new benchmark for ride and handling compared with rivals. The car will compete against SUVs such as the Porsche Macan, BMW X4 and Audi Q5.... Read More »

BMW is open to partnerships with tech firms, report says

Sept. 14, 2015 13:12 CET

BMW CEO Harald Krueger is open to exploring deeper partnerships with software and computer companies such as Apple, but says both partners need to profit from the cooperation, otherwise it will not last, a German paper reported.... Read More »


BLOG: Yanfeng-JCI's vision shows smooth move to self-driving reality

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Interiors suppliers Yanfeng and Johnson Controls have developed a futuristic concept car that, among other things, shows how a motorist will smoothly and safely hand over control of the vehicle. The ID16 concept will be on display in Frankfurt this week.... Read More »

Toyota sees European sales marginally lower in 2015

Sept. 14, 2015 22:05 CET

Toyota expects sales in Europe to fall slightly by 1 to 2 percent this year as higher deliveries in the western part of the region are unlikely to offset a sharp drop in Russia. The automaker said 2016 sales growth could be around 1 percent.... Read More »

VW uses new Tiguan to shift focus back to cars after boardroom battles

Sept. 14, 2015 15:09 CET

VW is using the redesigned Tiguan, its top-selling SUV, to put the focus back on its vehicles after being plagued by leadership issues since the departure of former Chairman Ferdinand Piech.... Read More »


Nissan teases crossover concept

Sept. 8, 2015 10:41 CET

Nissan has released a teaser picture showing a crossover concept that will be unveiled next week at the Frankfurt auto show. Reports say the concept will preview a new direction for the automaker's Z sports car subbrand.... Read More »


Renault aims to push Megane upscale with new design

Sept. 8, 2015 11:03 CET

Renault has given its new Megane a distinctive design as part of its ambition to make the model more upscale and help it stand out in the competitive compact market against rivals such as the VW Golf and Peugeot 308.... Read More »

Mahindra said to be close to purchasing Pininfarina

Sept. 8, 2015 11:33 CET

India's Mahindra is said to be close to an agreement to purchase Italian car designer Pininfarina after talks stalled earlier this year. The companies are seeking to complete negotiations in the next few days, sources said.... Read More »


Audi sales boss explains luxury brand's shifting 'center of gravity'

Sept. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi ranks as Europe's sixth-largest brand, outselling volume automakers such as Citroen and Fiat. Sales boss Luca De Meo explained to Automotive News Europe how the automaker is maintaining its premium-ness despite its rising volume.... Read More »

Porsche adds turbocharging to make the 911 greener

Sept. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

Porsche has added turbocharged engines to its iconic 911 sports car range to help meet increasingly tougher fuel economy and CO2 emissions rules.... Read More »

Continental confirms profit margin forecast for 2015

Sept. 8, 2015 11:54 CET

Continental says it is on track to reach its recently raised full-year target despite a seasonal downturn in summer. The supplier raised its full-year profit forecast in August and now targets an adjusted profit margin of around 11 percent for 2015 after previously guiding for more than 10.5 percent.... Read More »

2015 Eurostar winner Jerome Stoll

Sept. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2015 Automotive News Europe Eurostars outworked and outmaneuvered their rivals. Renault Chief Performance Officer Jerome Stoll is this year's Eurostar winner for Sales & Marketing Executive.... Read More »

2015 Eurostar winner Gorden Wagener

Sept. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2015 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Gorden Wagener, Daimler vice president of design, is this year's Eurostar winner for Design Executive.... Read More »

2015 Eurostar winner Richard Palmer

Sept. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2015 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Fiat Chrysler CFO Richard Palmer is this year's Eurostar winner for Chief Financial Officer.... Read More »

Nissan Juke will be first model based on new small-car platform

Sept. 7, 2015 14:03 CET

The next Nissan Juke will be the first car to be built on Renault-Nissan's CMF-B small-car modular architecture. The subcompact SUV also will continue to be built at Nissan's plant in England, securing the factory's future.... Read More »

Tesla names new Germany chief amid slow sales

Sept. 1, 2015 06:01 CET

Tesla named a new top executive in Germany, where the U.S. electric car maker is struggling to gain a foothold.... Read More »

Germany's Kiekert buys out Chinese partner

Sept. 1, 2015 13:02 CET

Kiekert, a global supplier of automotive locks, has acquired full ownership of China's Henan North Xingguang Locking Systems Co., a manufacturer of door, hood and trunk locks.... Read More »

French new-car sales rise 10% percent on extra selling day

Sept. 1, 2015 11:05 CET

French new-car sales rose 9.7 percent in August, traditionally a slow holiday month, boosted by an extra selling day. All major brands increased sales except Toyota and Ford.... Read More »

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