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AvtoVAZ plans 85-billion-ruble recapitalization

Sept. 5, 2016 12:09 CET

AvtoVAZ plans a $1.31 billion recapitalization as part of efforts to meet weighing financial commitments. Russia's biggest automaker has been hit by plunging demand at home that drove it to a record loss last year.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Citroen concept hints at upscale styling for large cars

Aug. 30, 2016 11:51 CET

Citroen is hinting at a fresh upscale styling for its large cars with the Cxperience concept. The plug-in hybrid has the brand's new suspension technology and advanced interior features.... Read More »

Volvo will hire 400 engineers in high-tech push

Aug. 30, 2016 11:29 CET

Volvo will recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification.... Read More »

VW reviews its procurement strategy

Aug. 30, 2016 10:21 CET

Volkswagen is reviewing its supplier and procurement strategy to avoid another dispute such as the one that caused production slowdowns and stoppages this month, CEO Matthias Mueller said.... Read More »

Mitsubishi suffers sales ban after overstating fuel economy for 8 more models

Aug. 30, 2016 12:45 CET

Japan's transport ministry today ordered Mitsubishi to stop domestic sales of eight vehicles including the Pajero, Outlander and RVR models after an investigation found the automaker overstated their fuel economy. The ban follows the disclosure earlier this year that mileage was also overstated on four mini vehicles.... Read More »

Samsung SDI will build EV battery plant in Hungary

Aug. 30, 2016 11:13 CET

Samsung SDI plans a factory in Hungary to make electric-vehicle batteries, joining the race to tap European demand. The company produces batteries for the BMW i3.... Read More »

Great Wall to complete Russian plant despite shaky economy

Aug. 29, 2016 19:38 CET

Great Wall Motor, China's largest SUV/crossover maker, is moving ahead with construction of a full-scale assembly plant in Russia even though sales are slow there.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Delphi, Mobileye deal may hasten decline of car brands

7:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

How do you create a meaningful brand experience when driving becomes only a means to an end? That is the question facing automakers as Mobileye and Delphi announced a technology deal that could accelerate the arrival of automated cars for the masses.... Read More »

PSA-Dongfeng's China sales plunge 17% through July

Aug. 23, 2016 11:59 CET

Sales of Peugeot and Citroen vehicles built by PSA Group's China joint venture, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Co., slumped 17 percent in the first seven months, a report said.... Read More »

VW says production will resume after deal agreed with suppliers

Aug. 23, 2016 09:08 CET

VW said the two suppliers with which it has been at loggerheads over a contract dispute had agreed to start delivering parts again and that plants hit by production stoppages would gradually resume output.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

VW production stoppages caused by defiant Bosnian supplier

Aug. 23, 2016 10:50 CET

In a year of almost non-stop crises following revelations of cheating on emissions tests, the force that brought VW factories to a halt wasn't regulators or a court ruling, but a defiant parts supplier from Bosnia-Herzegovina protesting at the cancellation of a contract.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 250,000 units in 2017.... Read More »

Bosch calls VW owners' diesel-cheating claims in U.S. 'wild and unfounded'

Aug. 23, 2016 11:24 CET

Bosch rejected as "wild and unfounded" car owners' claims in the U.S. that 38 of its employees conspired with VW Group to develop technology that enabled diesel vehicles to evade pollution-control tests.... Read More »

Daimler fights $45M compensation claim from supplier in VW dispute

Aug. 22, 2016 16:19 CET

Daimler is fighting a $45 million compensation claim from the supplier Prevent Group, which is also seeking damages from Volkswagen Group.... Read More »

Mercedes says China H2 sales may slow as new E-class output is raised

Aug. 22, 2016 15:35 CET

Mercedes says sales in China may slow in the second half of 2016 while the company ramps up production of its new E-class long-wheelbase model. The automaker's China chief, Hubertus Troska, said he does not expect local production of the new E class to reach full capacity until the fourth quarter of 2016.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Infiniti will unveil gasoline engine that matches diesel for power and economy

Aug. 16, 2016 09:15 CET

Nissan's Infiniti brand will debut the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine at the Paris auto show next month. The automaker says the engine matches diesels for power and fuel efficiency.... Read More »

Audi, China's luxury leader, continues to lose market share to BMW, Mercedes

Aug. 16, 2016 10:39 CET

Audi, the largest luxury brand in China, is losing market share to its two German rivals, BMW and Mercedes.... Read More »

VW Group outsells GM to regain top spot in Chinese market

Aug. 16, 2016 10:55 CET

VW Group outsold GM in July as well as in the first seven months of the year to reclaim its position as China's largest automaker.... Read More »

VW cuts working hours at Passat plant on seat supply problem

Aug. 15, 2016 13:49 CET

VW plans to reduce working hours at a German plant making Passat cars because of problems with supplies from its in-house seat manufacturer Sitech.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

MG's planned mainland Europe sales start in doubt after UK's vote to quit EU

Aug. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

MG has struggled for years to convince UK buyers to take a chance on the Chinese-owned brand. Now it has a new problem: Britain's exit from the EU could hit its long-delayed plan to expand sales into mainland Europe.... Read More »

PSA increases UK car prices after Brexit vote

Aug. 9, 2016 10:51 CET

PSA has increased prices for its new cars in the UK after the pound plunged following the country's decision to leave the EU. Other automakers including Fiat and Nissan have warned that car prices will have to rise.... Read More »

Porsche plans less powerful Cayman, Boxster models in China

Aug. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche hopes to win reluctant sports car buyers in China with cheaper and less powerful versions of its latest Boxster and Cayman models.... Read More »

German court to speed up VW investor lawsuits

Aug. 9, 2016 10:37 CET

A German court will adopt a rarely used class-action style procedure to more efficiently process up to 170 claims by investors seeking damages from VW Group over the automaker's emissions scandal.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

BorgWarner CEO expects growth despite VW crisis, China slowdown

Aug. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

BorgWarner predicts low- to mid-single-digit growth for the powertrain specialist in 2016, despite having to overcome challenges such as the fallout from Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal and China's slowdown, the supplier's CEO, James Verrier, explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief

Aug. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary. Periam, a UK national, moves to the role from his previous job as No. 2 at Ford's Turkish joint venture.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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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