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2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Mercedes taps ultraluxury SUV trend with Maybach G class

March 6, 2017 21:02 CET

Mercedes is tapping into the popularity of ultraluxury crossovers, with a new Maybach SUV that can ferry passengers over desert dunes with an open top and thermal cupholders. The Mercedes-Maybach G-class 650 will be the world's most expensive SUV.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW targets upscale buyers with Arteon flagship

March 6, 2017 20:43 CET

Volkswagen Group is launching a new four-door fastback that will replace the failed Phaeton luxury sedan as its namesake brand's flagship model.... Read More »

Specter of no Brexit deal haunts UK automakers

March 6, 2017 22:08 CET

When UK Brexit Secretary David Davis told his cabinet colleagues last week that they should brace for "the unlikely scenario in which no mutually satisfactory agreement" is reached on Brexit, it set off alarm bells in one industry in particular -- the auto industry.... Read More »

Fiat may move Panda production to Poland to free capacity for Alfa Romeo in Italy, report says

March 6, 2017 14:01 CET

Fiat Chrysler is considering shifting manufacturing of its Panda to low-wage Poland to free capacity to build more Alfa Romeos in Italy, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

PSA OPEL TIE-UP

UK focused on Astra production after PSA buyout

March 6, 2017 17:48 CET

The UK government and the country's biggest trade union are focused on securing long-term production of the Astra after PSA confirmed it would buy the Vauxhall brand from General Motors. GM had committed to build the model until about 2021 in northern England and PSA has said it will honor existing agreements.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Renault reveals name of its new sports car: A110

Feb. 28, 2017 11:46 CET

Renault will call its Alpine sports car the A110. The coupe will rival the Porsche 718 Cayman and Audi TT, and provide a halo effect across Renault's lineup.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hybrid Kinetic, Pininfarina will unveil 'eco' car

Feb. 28, 2017 06:01 CET

Chinese startup Hybrid Kinetic will reveal a Pininfarina-designed concept in Geneva that previews a potential future rival to the Tesla Model S.... Read More »

Self-driving Nissan car takes to Europe's streets

Feb. 28, 2017 09:34 CET

Nissan has started European road tests of a self-driving vehicle in London using a modified Leaf EV. Britain hopes that by having a flexible approach to testing autonomous vehicles it will grab a slice of the lucrative self-driving car sector.... Read More »

Valeo raises its midterm sales and profit targets

Feb. 28, 2017 10:32 CET

Valeo set higher midterm sales and profit targets as the supplier seeks to reassure investors that they need not wait too long for returns on its investments in hybrid, electric and self-driving cars. The company pledged to lift sales to 27 billion euros in 2021 from 16.5 billion euros last year.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Volvo's new XC60 pushes it closer to 2 key goals

Feb. 28, 2017 10:33 CET

Volvo will use the new XC60 to move closer to two of its midterm goals: having a fully autonomous car on the road in 2021 and making sure no one is killed or seriously injured in one of its new vehicles by 2020. The second generation of Volvo's global best-seller will have three new advanced driver assistance features.... Read More »

Germany's Merkel lobbies China over EV quotas

Feb. 28, 2017 11:16 CET

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has discussed China's plan to set quotas for the number of electric vehicles it wants on its roads in a phone call with Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Germany has been a sharp critic of China's proposed carbon credit trading program, which requires carmakers to raise EV production or face severe penalties.... Read More »

GKN sees growth outpacing markets after profit rises 12%

Feb. 28, 2017 10:52 CET

UK engineering group GKN reported a 12 percent rise in adjusted pretax profit and said it would grow ahead of both its main autos and aerospace markets in 2017.... Read More »

VW's Seat sees strong 2017 sales

Feb. 27, 2017 17:00 CET

VW Group's Seat brand expects strong sales this year after deliveries grew by double-digit percentages in the first two months, thanks to new models and demand from southern Europe.... Read More »

PSA says it will honor existing Opel job guarantees

Feb. 21, 2017 11:19 CET

PSA Group told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that it would uphold Opel and Vauxhall job guarantees if it buys the GM's European arm, though some analysts say thousands of job losses are likely eventually.... Read More »

VW may face UK emissions probe

Feb. 21, 2017 10:14 CET

VW Group could face a UK government investigation over its diesel scandal. British politicians will decide after holding talks next month with their German counterparts.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

China's Techrules will debut Giugiaro-styled supercar

Feb. 21, 2017 11:40 CET

Chinese startup Techrules will debut a supercar at the Geneva auto show next month styled by Italian designers Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio. The as yet unnamed car will be the production version of the 1,030-hp GT96 concept unveiled in Geneva last year.... Read More »

Geely, PSA will bid for Lotus owner Proton, reports say

Feb. 20, 2017 15:05 CET

Chinese automaker Geely and France's PSA Group are expected to bid for struggling Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings, owner of the UK sports-car maker Lotus, reports said.... Read More »

VW, unions make headway in talks over turnaround plan

Feb. 20, 2017 17:12 CET

VW's labor bosses and top executives are making headway in talks to resolve a dispute over the implementation of a turnaround plan. Labor leaders earlier this month halted cooperation with management on issues including overtime work and accused executives of trying to squeeze out greater savings than previously agreed.... Read More »

UK union fears grow over future of GM's Vauxhall plants, report says

Feb. 20, 2017 14:34 CET

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares will meet union chiefs amid growing concerns over the future of Vauxhall plants if the French automaker buys the business from GM, Reuters reported. German media reports suggested PSA will continue production at Opel's German sites, adding to concern in the UK about Vauxhall.... Read More »

Audi fires 4 engineers from diesel division

Feb. 20, 2017 14:40 CET

Audi, which has been caught up in parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, has fired four engineers from its diesel division. The dismissed engineers include the automaker's engine development chief and a former head of emissions in the U.S., a report said.... Read More »

VW Group sales rise 5% in January despite China, Brazil losses

Feb. 20, 2017 12:26 CET

VW Group's global vehicle sales rose 5 percent last month as growth in Europe and the U.S. helped offset steep declines in China and Brazil.... Read More »

GM looks to sell European unit to PSA seven years after aborted deal

Feb. 14, 2017 12:04 CET

GM and PSA said they are discussing a potential sale of Opel to PSA. GM had a deal to unload its money-losing European division in 2009 before backing out at the last minute, saying its prospects there had improved.... Read More »

Grammer looks to counter Hastor family with stake sale to China's Ningbo

Feb. 14, 2017 11:07 CET

German automotive interiors maker Grammer plans to sell a stake to China's Ningbo as the supplier looks to counter activist shareholders, the Hastor family. Carmakers have grown concerned about the family's attempts to expand their influence over Grammer since a dispute between two other companies controlled by the family and VW Group resulted in stoppages of VW's Golf assembly line.... Read More »

Daimler invests in U.S. vehicle finance app

Feb. 14, 2017 11:42 CET

Daimler is investing a double-digit million-euro amount into AutoGravity, a smartphone-based U.S. vehicle leasing and financing app as part of a broader push by the carmaker to build a digital platform for financial services.... Read More »

Daimler to focus on electric Smart cars in U.S., Canada

Feb. 14, 2017 10:06 CET

Daimler will stop selling combustion engine Smart cars in the U.S. and Canada and focus the brand on electric vehicles in the two markets.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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