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EU seeks clarity on VW emissions after U.S. 'cheat' probe widens

Nov. 3, 2015 12:20 CET

The European Commission said it wanted clarity on the full extent of diesel emissions cheating by VW Group after U.S. regulators widened their probe to include larger engines used in some Audi and Porsche models.... Read More »

Volvo sales rise 13% in October on strong U.S. demand

Nov. 3, 2015 13:24 CET

Volvo's vehicle sales rose 13 percent in October, boosted by demand in the U.S. for the new XC90.... Read More »


VW prepares to fight latest diesel cheating allegations

Nov. 3, 2015 09:24 CET

VW has denied new diesel-cheating allegations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that include Porsche for the first time. VW could be forced to recall 1 million more cars, analysts say.... Read More »


Tavares outlines PSA's product, technology offensive

Nov. 3, 2015 06:01 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares is convinced that the good times at the automaker have only just begun as the company readies a product and technology offensive that will help counteract Russia's sales slump and China's slowdown.... Read More »

BMW boosts Q3 profit as Europe offsets slow China

Nov. 3, 2015 08:55 CET

BMW posted a 4.3 percent increase in third-quarter profit as strong sales in higher-margin core European markets outweighed weak demand in China.... Read More »


Magna makes new VW Passat lighter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Magna shaved weight off of the body stampings it provides to the eighth-generation VW Passat, which is 20 percent more fuel efficient than the vehicle it replaces, the automaker says.... Read More »

2016 Rising Star nominations sought

Nov. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe needs your help to identify the Rising Stars in the European automotive industry. The award honors executives with a pan-European profile who have driven change, fostered innovation and made courageous decisions.... Read More »

Nissan seeks end to Renault control in power struggle

Oct. 27, 2015 12:50 CET

Nissan has drawn up proposals to exit Renault control by purchasing a larger stake in its French alliance partner, sources told Reuters. The move comes amid a power struggle between Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and the French state, Renault's biggest shareholder.... Read More »

VW set to post first loss in more than 15 years

Oct. 27, 2015 13:07 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller is set to unveil the company's first quarterly loss in more than 15 years. He also will face his first public grilling from investors as he tries to gain their trust during the automaker's diesel-emissions crisis.... Read More »


BLOG: Nissan makes autonomous driving look easy

3:31 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

The Nissan Intelligent Driving prototype vehicle handled a test drive in Tokyo morning traffic nearly flawlessly, giving a clear indication that the future looks bright for autonomous driving technology.... Read More »


Germany invites U.S. experts to observe diesel tests after VW scandal

Oct. 27, 2015 11:43 CET

German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has invited U.S. experts to Germany to observe checks on vehicles with diesel engines ordered as a result of VW's emissions scandal.... Read More »


VW hires former Opel CEO as strategy chief

Oct. 26, 2015 14:51 CET

VW named former Opel CEO Thomas Sedran as head of strategy. Sedran is a highly experienced restructuring strategist who devised the latest turnaround plan for GM's money losing European operations.... Read More »

Audi will keep hiring despite parent VW's emissions cheating scandal

Oct. 26, 2015 16:53 CET

Audi says it plans to keep hiring and affirmed a jobs guarantee through 2018, even as parent Volkswagen Group is rocked by a scandal over rigged emissions tests.... Read More »

2016 Rising Star nominations sought

Oct. 26, 2015 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe needs your help to identify the Rising Stars in the European automotive industry. The award honors executives with a pan-European profile who have driven change, fostered innovation and made courageous decisions.... Read More »


VW's 12-brand empire under scrutiny as costs of emissions scandal mount

Oct. 20, 2015 10:43 CET

Faced with billions of euros in costs for its emissions cheating scandal, VW may have to consider overhauling its 12-brand empire. Robust profits from Porsche and Audi may no longer be enough to fund financially struggling divisions such as Seat and Bugatti, industry watchers say.... Read More »

PSA uses French elegance to push upscale DS brand in Iran

Oct. 20, 2015 11:20 CET

PSA will launch its upscale DS brand in Iran to capitalize on the country's association of France with luxury and elegance. The move follows a deal to end Western sanctions against Iran.... Read More »


VW diesel owners in U.S. face lost value and uncertainty

Oct. 20, 2015 11:52 CET

As the resale value of their diesel cars drops, VW owners in the U.S. are stuck, unwilling to sell their vehicles at a loss but lacking information on what fixes may be needed.... Read More »


BLOG: FCA design gets more international as non-Italians take key jobs

9:26 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

The appointments of a German to head Fiat Chrysler's European design operations and an American as Alfa Romeo's exterior styling chief are the latest examples that Italians are playing a lesser role in the top design positions at the automaker.... Read More »


VW cars still considered 'outstanding' by 65% of Germans, survey says

Oct. 19, 2015 14:09 CET

Two-thirds of Germans still believe VW builds "outstanding" cars despite the high-profile emissions-test cheating scandal that has damaged the company's image, a survey found.... Read More »


Spain's public prosecutor pushes for VW investigation

Oct. 19, 2015 18:06 CET

Spain's public prosecutor has asked the country's high court to investigate VW and the scandal surrounding the automaker's rigging of diesel emissions tests. Nearly 700,000 cars, mostly linked to the Seat brand, may have been fitted with illegal software at the heart of the scandal.... Read More »

VW will cut spending by $1 billion, launch all-electric Phaeton in EV push

Oct. 13, 2015 11:19 CET

VW Group said it will reduce investment spending at the VW brand by $1.1 billion a year, switch to a different diesel emissions treatment technology and launch an all-electric Phaeton sedan as the flagship for a new focus on electrification.... Read More »

UK car production forecast cut on sluggish Europe

Oct. 13, 2015 11:25 CET

Automakers will build about 1.8 million cars in 2017 in the UK, less than the 1.95 million originally expected, due to more sluggish growth in Europe, an industry body said.... Read More »

Volvo will debut compact SUV in 2018, sources say

Oct. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Volvo will debut its compact SUV, expected to be called the XC40, in early 2018, sources said. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said a compact SUV is a priority for Volvo but he declined to confirm the name of the model or the timing of its arrival.... Read More »


Europe's dealer groups adopt U.S. model to better handle downturns

Oct. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Dealer groups in Germany and the Nordic countries are starting to adopt the same centralized U.S. model that has helped make large auto retailers in the UK so resilient to downturns, according to a UK-based analyst.... Read More »

VW seeks $3.4 billion in savings from suppliers, report says

Oct. 12, 2015 19:06 CET

VW wants to extract $3.41 billion in price cuts from its suppliers as part of a broader cost-cutting program to help mitigate the costs of the emissions scandal that has rocked the company, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

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