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Toyota plans long-range, fast-charging electric cars, paper says

July 25, 2017 08:34 CET

Toyota is working on an electric car that will use solid-state batteries to significantly increase driving range and reduce charging time, a Japanese newspaper reported.... Read More »

VW Group diesel cars lacking refit will lose their registration, report says

July 25, 2017 08:06 CET

Owners of VW Group cars with rigged diesel engines in Germany including VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models will have their vehicles de-registered if they refuse to get a software update, a magazine reported.... Read More »

EU regulators to investigate Knorr-Bremse, Haldex deal

July 24, 2017 18:11 CET

EU antitrust authorities opened an investigation into Knorr-Bremse's bid for Haldex, saying the deal would remove a major competitor from a market with few players.... Read More »

VW calls crisis meeting to discuss EU cartel probe, report says

July 24, 2017 13:41 CET

VW Group will hold a supervisory board meeting to discuss allegations that German automakers operated a cartel, Reuters reported.... Read More »

VW, Daimler workers step up pressure to come clean on collusion

July 24, 2017 14:10 CET

Germany's automakers are coming under pressure from their employees to come clean on allegations that they colluded on technology for decades, as investors continued to sell the stocks on concern the industry faces another major scandal following the diesel emissions crisis.... Read More »

Germany wrestles with diesel's future as large cities plan bans

July 18, 2017 12:46 CET

Germany is wrestling over the future of the diesel, with local courts considering action to compel cities to enact driving bans as pollution limits are breached. Diesels accounted for 46 percent of German new-car sales last year.... Read More »

Honda will import SUVs into Europe from Japan

July 18, 2017 10:07 CET

Honda will import the two SUVs it sells in Europe, the CR-V and the HR-V, from Japan to help boost capacity utilization at factories in its home market.... Read More »

Haldex says Knorr-Bremse bid uncertainty is hurting its business

July 18, 2017 09:56 CET

Haldex cautioned on profits after reporting a fall in second-quarter earnings and said uncertainty created by a takeover sought by rival Knorr-Bremse was hurting business... Read More »

BMW lifer brings steady hand to electric-car maker Faraday

July 17, 2017 17:37 CET

Ulrich Kranz, the former head of BMW's Project i electric vehicle team, has joined Faraday Future after a more than 30-year career at the German luxury automaker.... Read More »

UK lawmakers call on government to release Toyota investment reassurances

July 17, 2017 18:17 CET

Two British parliamentary committees said the government should reveal what post-Brexit reassurances it offered Toyota ahead of a $313 million investment in its English plant.... Read More »

Audi says A8 reaches next level of autonomous driving

July 11, 2017 12:34 CET

Audi's new A8 is the company's first production car capable of Level 3 autonomous driving, which allows hands-off capability but requires the driver to take back control at any time.... Read More »

Fiat's Serbia workers urged by PM to end strike

July 11, 2017 10:09 CET

Workers at Fiat's plant in Serbia have been urged by the country's prime minister to end a strike which has entered its second week, a local news agency reported. Workers have demanded better wages and a reduced workload from the automaker.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

DS CEO Bonnefont sends dealers to 'boot camp'

July 11, 2017 06:01 CET

DS CEO Yves Bonnefont aims to revitalize the marque by creating separate showrooms for the brand and sending dealers to a "DS boot camp" as he strives to stem slumping sales ahead of a product offensive.... Read More »

BMW's UK workers end pension dispute

July 11, 2017 09:50 CET

British workers at BMW's Mini and Rolls-Royce operations have overwhelmingly accepted a new offer from the carmaker over the closure of its final salary pension scheme, ending a disagreement which had led to strikes.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: Renault design boss knows which line matters most

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker has his own take on the word.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in Dingolfing, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 180,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

Renault, partner seek to fix highway trouble spots for self-driving cars

July 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault is partnering with Sanef, a French highway operator, to develop a communications network between autonomous vehicles and the road infrastructure, starting with a pilot project to help self-driving cars navigate through construction and toll zones.... Read More »

Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV

July 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. The Russian executive succeeds Mark Ovenden, who Ford has been promoted to head of sales and marketing for the Asia Pacific region.... Read More »

Italy June sales surge 13%

July 4, 2017 11:56 CET

Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures from the country's transport ministry. “It is the best June since 2009,” said Gianmarco Giorda, director of auto industry association ANFIA.... Read More »

Bosch predicts 7% sales gain for auto division

July 4, 2017 10:00 CET

Robert Bosch expects its automotive division to increase revenue by 7 percent this year to about 47 billion euros. That growth rate would be nearly three times faster than the estimated rise for global passenger-car production.... Read More »

Haldex exec doubts Knorr-Bremse takeover deal will get EU approval

July 4, 2017 10:00 CET

German supplier Knorr-Bremse's proposed takeover of brake systems maker Haldex stands only a slim chance of gaining anti-trust approval, given detailed feedback from EU, Jorgen Durban, the Swedish company's chairman, says.... Read More »

Daimler sues SKF in wake of EU competition settlement

July 4, 2017 09:31 CET

Sweden's SKF said it is being sued by Daimler in the wake of a 2014 EU settlement for violations of competition rules in the European bearings sector.... Read More »

PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa

July 4, 2017 06:01 CET

PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing efforts in the Middle East and Africa. PSA aims to sell 1 million vehicles in the region by 2025.... Read More »

French sales rise nearly 2% in June

July 3, 2017 11:16 CET

Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Ford recording the strongest gains.... Read More »

Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen

July 3, 2017 20:41 CET

New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry association ANFAC. It was Spain's best June result since 2007, but market watchers see reasons to be concerned.... Read More »

 
A peek inside's VW's secret fortress

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10 2017

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VW opened up to reporters its secretive proving grounds near Wolfsburg where the company's brightest ...
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German diesel summit must succeed in restoring confidence in fuel

Christiaan Hetzner
5:25 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1 2017

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What VW Group's emissions fraud failed to achieve, Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn may accomplish: turn G ...
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German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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German sales rise 1.5% in July despite diesel slump
German registrations rose by 1.5 percent in July despite a 13 percent fall in diesel car sales. ...
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Spanish sales rise nearly 3%, boosted by tourism
Spanish new-car sales grew by 2.5 percent in July as business registrations continued to offset fall ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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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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Skoda names VW Group veteran Stefani as design chief
Skoda has named Oliver Stefani as its new design head. Stefani replaces Jozef Kaban, who left Skoda ...
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Aston Martin names Maserati exec as powertrain boss
Aston Martin has named Maserati's Joerg Ross as its new head of powertrain. ...
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VW brand confirms Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core passenger ...
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VW brand names Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core Volkswage ...
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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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