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BMW's new Mexico plant will build up to 150,000 cars a year, report says

July 1, 2014 12:37 CET
A new BMW car plant in Mexico will build 150,000 vehicles annually, a source said. BMW said it will make an announcement in Mexico on Thursday, although the company did not confirm it will be about a new factory.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Gesture recognition makes dials, buttons obsolete

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Buttons and dials may become obsolete to control your car's radio, heater and navigation system. That's because those functions can now be managed with the wave of the hand.... Read More »

 

Fiat Chrysler shareholders to vote on merger in early August

June 30, 2014 17:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler shareholders will meet early August to vote on the merger between the Italian carmaker and its U.S. unit, CEO Sergio Marchionne said on the sidelines of an event in Turin.... Read More »

 

BMW examines cars for potential airbag problems

June 24, 2014 09:16 CET
BMW is analyzing a limited number of its cars in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as part of a broader investigation into the safety of airbags supplied by Japan's Takata.... Read More »

 

Ghosn set to top Japan pay rankings with $10 million pay

June 24, 2014 09:39 CET
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn earned more than $10 million last year, putting him on track to become the best-paid Japan executive for the fourth time in five years.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

At PSA, Tavares echoes Renault's management template

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares's new executive committee structure is very much like the one he left behind at Renault when he was Carlos Ghosn's No. 2.... Read More »

 

Ferrari plans 20% CO2 cut by 2021

June 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Ferrari wants to reduce its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2021 while simultaneously boosting performance. To do this the supercar maker will use turbochargers on V-8 engines and hybrid systems on V-12s, a top executive said.... Read More »

 

Europe car sales rise for ninth month

June 17, 2014 09:32 CET
Europe's car sales rose 4 percent in May as growing consumer confidence encouraged purchases of new models. Volume brands such as Renault, Opel, Peugeot and Skoda gained while Ford, Fiat and Hyundai lost ground.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Auto companies continue gains in Q1

June 17, 2014 06:01 CET
European automakers, suppliers and retailers increased their value in the first quarter of this year, according to the Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers Transaction Services Shareholder Value Indices.... Read More »

 

Vodafone targets connected cars with acquisition of Cobra Automotive

June 17, 2014 06:01 CET
Vodafone plans to expand into automotive telematics by acquiring Cobra Automotive Technologies, an Italian provider of security, telecommunications and vehicle tracking data.... Read More »

 

Volvo plans to export China-made cars to U.S., Russia next year, executive says

June 17, 2014 11:26 CET
Volvo plans to start exporting Chinese-made cars to the United States and Russia as early as next year, a company executive said. The S60L sedan will be exported to the United States and the XC90 SUV to Russia.... Read More »

 

IAC promotes veteran exec to head European commercial operations

June 17, 2014 06:01 CET
Luxembourg-based supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has promoted Marcus Nyman to senior vice president of commercial operations for the European region.... Read More »

 

Opel reaches severance deal with workers at Bochum, Germany, plant

June 16, 2014 17:18 CET
Opel has reached a severance deal with workers at its factory in Bochum, Germany, a crucial step in the GM unit's restructuring to return to profitability.... Read More »

 

Dutch plan for self-driving trucks could boost introduction of driverless cars

June 16, 2014 17:40 CET
A plan to allow self-driving trucks to deliver goods in the Netherlands could accelerate the introduction of driverless cars onto public roads.... Read More »

 

VW brand sales rise 4% in May on western Europe, China

June 10, 2014 12:56 CET
Volkswagen said sales of its core VW brand rose 4 percent in May on strong demand from China and western Europe.... Read More »

 

Renault and Caterham drop sports car venture

June 10, 2014 12:04 CET
Renault said it has scrapped plans to build a high-performance model for British specialist sports car brand Caterham and will pursue plans to launch its own Alpine model alone.... Read More »

 

BMW holds off Audi as A3 sedan tightens race for luxury car lead

June 10, 2014 12:51 CET
BMW Group held on to the lead in global luxury car sales as demand for 5-series sedans and X5 SUVs helped edge out Audi. BMW delivered about 1,000 more vehicles than Audi in May as the race for the top spot in the segment tightened.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

PSA, Honda have factories at risk of closure, analysts say

June 10, 2014 06:01 CET
A number of car factories are at risk of closure because of overcapacity in the European auto industry. PSA's factory in Rennes, France, and Honda's plant in Gebze, Turkey, are highest on the list, according researchers.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

BMW, JLR, Daimler turn plant efficiency into profit

June 10, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Daimler ranked one, two and three in European plant capacity usage last year, according to data from research firm Inovev. All three automakers turned that efficiency into profitability.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

European plant capacity usage improves, but breakeven still years away

June 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Capacity utilization at Europe's vehicle plants should reach 70 percent this year. A return to the 2007 high of 85 percent is not expected until 2020 – if ever – forecasters say.... Read More »

 

European growth helps push Skoda to best-ever May sales

June 9, 2014 14:50 CET
Skoda's global sales rose 15 percent in May to a record 91,200 vehicles, powered by growth in western Europe.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Zetsche's risky bet on an expanded compact lineup pays off for Mercedes

June 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche's decision to expand Mercedes's compact lineup into a five-model range is capturing new customers for the brand -- and at minimal risk of diluting its premium positioning.... Read More »

 

Osram opens LED plant in China

June 3, 2014 09:47 CET
German supplier Osram has opened a plant in Wuxi, eastern China, to package LEDs in housings for automotive customers.... Read More »

 

VW labor chief promises continued support for UAW union in U.S.

June 3, 2014 06:01 CET
The UAW union will “start anew” at VW Group's Chattanooga assembly plant in the U.S. to represent workers there, Frank Patta, the chief labor representative to VW's works councils worldwide said.... Read More »

 

2014 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Robert Schnell

June 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2014 Rising Stars awards. Every day through today a pair of the 14 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Sales non-OEM is Robert Schnell of Faurecia.... Read More »

 

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