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Citroen seeks boost from new wave of quirky cars

June 28, 2016 09:24 CET

Citroen went from oozing elegance and quirky charm to producing vehicles that lacked the panache of their ancestors. The arrival of the C4 Cactus rekindled Citroen's spark. CEO Linda Jackson aims to capitalize on this momentum with new design that's somewhere "between different and bizarre."... Read More »

Takata boss says he'll step down once 'new regime' is in place

June 28, 2016 11:12 CET

Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada said he will resign after a "new management regime" is found, finally heeding calls for change so that the auto parts supplier can move ahead in dealing with a multibillion dollar airbag recall.... Read More »

UK will not get 'special treatment,' Merkel ally says

June 27, 2016 13:56 CET

The UK should not receive special treatment in negotiations over its EU exit, said the leader of the German Chancellor's CDU party. But Volker Kauder added that the UK's significance as a trading partner for Germany, especially in the auto industry, meant that both countries should maintain good relations.... Read More »

China may lift cap on foreign carmaker stakes in JVs

June 27, 2016 14:13 CET

China's government is considering the removal of caps on stakes foreign carmakers can own in joint ventures with local partners, potentially loosening a policy criticized for shielding state-owned companies from competition and building their own brands.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least because one of the executives on the podium is the official target of an investigation into criminal misconduct.... Read More »

VW may back away from management endorsement, report says

June 21, 2016 12:45 CET

Volkswagen Group's supervisory board may back away from its recommendation that top management's actions be endorsed by shareholders after German prosecutors launched a probe against executives including VW brand chief Herbert Diess, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Benteler launches China plant to supply BMW

June 21, 2016 12:30 CET

German supplier Benteler Automotive opened a factory in the northeast China city of Shenyang to supply suspension parts to BMW Group's Chinese joint venture.... Read More »

PSA will build new Citroen SUV at French plant

June 21, 2016 09:36 CET

PSA will build a new SUV for Citroen in Rennes, France, giving the brand a more distinct offering in a booming segment.... Read More »

BMW seeks partners in race to build self-driving car's brain

June 21, 2016 12:11 CET

BMW is accelerating plans to acquire technology expertise in the form of startups, partnerships with tech companies and talent as it races companies such as Apple and Google to build electronic brains for next-generation autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

Mitsubishi expects annual loss due to mileage-cheating scandal, report says

June 21, 2016 11:21 CET

Mitsubishi Motors expects to post a net loss this financial year over its mileage-cheating scandal as it is hit by compensation costs and a slide in vehicle sales, a report said today.... Read More »

VW brand chief Diess in probe over market manipulation, reports say

June 20, 2016 16:08 CET

VW brand chief Herbert Diess and former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn are under investigation over suspected market manipulation related to the automaker's diesel-emissions scandal, reports said.... Read More »

ANALYSIS

Investors seeking VW reform may be disappointed at annual meeting

June 20, 2016 14:08 CET

Investors hungry for reform at Volkswagen Group after its emissions scandal may be disappointed at the carmaker's annual meeting on Wednesday.... Read More »

Nissan to take legal action against Brexit campaign for logo use

June 20, 2016 16:19 CET

Nissan said it would take legal action against the official campaign for the UK to leave the EU after the group used the automaker's logo in leaflets calling for voters to back Brexit on June 23.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller

June 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which the brand expects to become its No. 1 seller.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

BMW exec says industry ready to battle hackers and make move to 5G

June 14, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW's top executive for electronics sees car hacking as a threat the industry can deal with. The German automaker has hired talent not just to build systems resilient to hacking, but also people who are good at it.... Read More »

Mitsubishi Heavy to keep car stake amid fuel-testing crisis

June 14, 2016 11:08 CET

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, currently the biggest shareholder in Mitsubishi Motors, will hold onto its stake in the automaker that Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is seeking to turn around following a fuel-economy test scandal.... Read More »

Continental plans new brake plant, r&d center in China

June 14, 2016 11:19 CET

Continental will build a $91 million brake plant and technical center in Chongqing to establish a presence in western China, a report said.... Read More »

Takata says it is selling automakers' shares to raise cash

June 14, 2016 10:41 CET

Takata, the embattled airbag maker behind the industry's biggest ever automotive safety recall, said it's selling shares it owns in automakers to raise funds as it faces compensation claims for its defective devices.... Read More »

Germany needs emissions-free car fleet by 2030, deputy economy minister says

June 13, 2016 16:04 CET

All new cars registered in Germany need to be emissions free by 2030 at the latest to help meet pollution reduction goals, a deputy minister in Angela Merkel's government has said.... Read More »

Brexit opposed by Japan Inc. as $59 billion rides on referendum

June 7, 2016 08:47 CET

The UK benefits more from Japanese investment than any other country outside Europe apart from the U.S. Toyota and Nissan are among companies that have a lot at stake on the June 23 referendum when Britons vote to either leave or stay in the EU.... Read More »

Germany pushes EU to ban shut-off software to cut emissions

June 7, 2016 12:01 CET

Germany wants the EU to tighten a loophole in vehicle-emissions rules that allows carmakers to turn off pollution controls in certain conditions, part of the heightened scrutiny in the wake of Volkswagen's diesel-cheating scandal.... Read More »

Carmakers tap Nvidia's supercomputer to make leap toward self-driving cars

June 7, 2016 06:01 CET

Nvidia is a key player in automakers' plans to bring self-driving vehicles to market. The U.S. supplier has introduced a supercomputer that utilizes so-called "deep learning" to enable self-driving capabilities. Nvidia Director of Automotive Danny Shapiro discussed the device with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

BMW's Robertson urges fellow Britons not to take EU for granted

June 6, 2016 15:39 CET

Ian Robertson, BMW's board member for sales, has dispensed with the automaker's customary discretion and urged fellow Britons to vote to remain in the EU.... Read More »

Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May

June 6, 2016 14:09 CET

Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain.... Read More »

VW's Skoda brand mulls U.S. sales

June 6, 2016 16:43 CET

VW Group's Skoda unit is considering whether to sell cars in the U.S. where its parent is mired in a diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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