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VW passes Toyota as production stoppages threaten 4-year sales reign

April 26, 2016 08:53 CET

Volkswagen pulled ahead of Toyota in global deliveries during the first quarter, a trend that could continue as a series of production stoppages threaten the Japanese automaker's four-year reign atop auto industry sales charts.... Read More »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Renault says Koleos completes upper-range renewal

April 26, 2016 09:36 CET

Renault said the renewal of its upper range will be complete following the introduction of its second-generation Koleos large SUV.... Read More »

Mitsubishi says fuel test misconduct dates back to 1991

April 26, 2016 11:37 CET

Mitsubishi said it has improperly tested the fuel economy of its cars for 25 years, deepening a crisis that has already wiped out half its market value. The automaker has formed an external panel of three former prosecutors to investigate falsification of fuel-efficiency data.... Read More »

BMW will help Mini owners rent out their cars

April 26, 2016 11:55 CET

Mini plans to help its customers turn idle downtime into cash by allowing them to rent out their cars when they are not using them. New Minis will soon be available with devices that track the vehicle and accept payments from renters.... Read More »

VW has not fixed a single diesel car in UK, minister says

April 26, 2016 11:05 CET

Volkswagen has not fixed any of the 1.2 million cars in the UK affected by its diesel-emissions scandal, the British transport minister said, despite the company having said it had begun software modifications to some models.... Read More »

Japan to probe car-testing methods after Mitsubishi scandal

April 26, 2016 11:28 CET

Japan will set up a task force to look into measures to prevent irregularities in vehicle testing after Mitsubishi admitted it falsified fuel-economy data to get better ratings for some of its models.... Read More »

Hyundai first-quarter profit dips 12% on weakness in SUV segment

April 26, 2016 10:04 CET

Hyundai posted its ninth straight quarterly profit drop as it trailed rivals in tapping soaring demand for SUVs in China, its biggest market.... Read More »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Porsche gives new Cayman downsized turbo engine

April 25, 2016 13:25 CET

Porsche debuted the third generation of its mid-engine Cayman sports coupe at the Beijing show, unveiling a model with virtually the same performance specs as its Boxster roadster sibling, including a new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that has a turbocharger to achieve both better output and lower CO2 emissions.... Read More »

VW labor chief calls for managers to waive bonuses, paper says

April 19, 2016 11:29 CET

Bernd Osterloh, Volkswagen Group's top labor boss, believes the automaker's management board members should volunteer to waive their bonus payments ahead of an April 22 decision on the subject, a German paper reported.... Read More »

Pressure mounts as VW faces crucial deadlines

April 19, 2016 09:04 CET

Normally Volkswagen would be gearing up to publish its first-quarter results this week. But the automaker hasn't known "normal" since it admitted in late September that up to 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide had been rigged to cheat emissions tests.... Read More »

Cheating code words said to complicate VW Group's emissions-rigging probe

April 19, 2016 10:56 CET

Investigators probing Volkswagen's diesel-emissions cheating are struggling to make headway through information secured from more than 1,500 laptops that includes obscure company code words, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

BMW execs defect to Chinese EV company, report says

April 19, 2016 12:50 CET

A Chinese electric-vehicle company has hired a team of managers from BMW Group's i subbrand, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

Faurecia signs 'definitive' deal to sell auto exteriors business to Plastic Omnium

April 19, 2016 12:04 CET

Faurecia said it has signed a "definitive" agreement to sell its automotive exteriors business to Plastic Omnium for an enterprise value of 665 million euros ($753 million) to reduce debt.... Read More »

Jaguar unlikely to offer XE wagon, design boss says

April 18, 2016 16:26 CET

Jaguar is unlikely to offer a station wagon version of its new XE sedan because of falling demand for the body style in Europe.... Read More »

Ghosn will give up AvtoVAZ chairmanship amid restructuring

April 18, 2016 14:36 CET

Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of Renault and Nissan, will give up the chairmanship of AvtoVAZ, a further sign that the alliance's hold on the Russian automaker, in which it holds a majority share, has been weakened by recent tensions over AvtoVAZ's restructuring.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. Output is expected to peak at more than 40,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

Toyota's wooden roadster concept explores emotional links to the automobile

April 12, 2016 11:27 CET

Toyota used one of the world's biggest design events to showcase the Setsuna concept for a roadster made from wood.... Read More »

Mercedes sales climb twice as fast as BMW in the first quarter

April 12, 2016 11:23 CET

Mercedes boosted sales twice as fast as BMW in the first quarter, moving the brand closer to clinching the lead in the world's luxury-car market for the first time in a decade.... Read More »

VW agrees to safeguard German jobs to quell labor unrest

April 11, 2016 14:46 CET

Volkswagen sought to defuse mounting tension with labor leaders by agreeing to negotiations to safeguard factories as it faces billions of euros in costs for its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

Ferrari CEO said to plan retirement when new board named

April 11, 2016 21:40 CET

Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa plans to retire as the Agnelli family tightens its grip on the recently listed company, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

PSA triples profit target to 6%; plans product offensive

April 5, 2016 09:37 CET

PSA tripled its profit goal to 6 percent of sales by 2021 and revealed plans to roll out 26 new cars including seven plug-in hybrids and four EVs as part of the Push to Pass strategy unveiled today. The automaker's growth program also targets revenue increasing 10 percent by 2018 and an additional 15 percent by 2021.... Read More »

Volvo sales rise 12% in March on U.S., China demand

April 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo's global sales rose 12 percent in March as demand for the automaker's SUVs helped boost deliveries in the key U.S. and China markets. First-quarter sales were up 12 percent.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

VW not alone in defending excessive NOx output

April 4, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen isn't alone in having to explain excessive nitrogen oxide emissions from its models, especially in Europe, where even Euro 6 vehicles emit seven times more NOx than allowed when on the road, Vicente Franco, senior researcher at the ICCT, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

German car sales flat in March; Q1 volume up 4%

April 4, 2016 20:02 CET

German car sales were flat in March at 323,000 vehicles, marking the first month in almost a year that volume did not grow in Europe's biggest auto market. The German auto industry association (VDA) said the result was effected by fewer selling days and the Easter holidays.... Read More »

PSA chief Tavares' pay increase opposed by French government, paper says

March 29, 2016 08:40 CET

French government representatives on PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's board oppose the sharp increase in remuneration of the automaker's CEO Carlos Tavares, a French newspaper reported. Tavares received $5.9 million last year.... Read More »

 
Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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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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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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