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PSA increases Peugeot 2008 production to meet rising demand

April 1, 2014 10:49 CET
PSA said it will increase daily production of the Peugeot 2008 by 25 percent after receiving 120,000 orders for the model.... Read More »

 

French new-car sales rise 9% but market still in 'crisis mode'

April 1, 2014 11:07 CET
French car sales rose 9 percent in March -- helped by strong gains for Renault and PSA -- but the CCFA industry association remains cautious, warning: "We're still in crisis mode."... Read More »

 

JENNIFER CLARK

End of an era at Fiat

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Fiat held its last annual shareholder's meeting in Turin. The next one will be in the Netherlands, which is like Ford Motor holding its annual assembly in Canada.... Read More »

 

Chrysler will remain a U.S. legal entity

March 31, 2014 14:05 CET
Chrysler will remain a United States legal entity also after the completion of the Fiat Chrysler merger later this year, Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said.... Read More »

 

Leoni says CEO Probst will leave in June 2015

March 25, 2014 11:26 CET
German supplier Leoni said that CEO Klaus Probst will leave the company at his own request at the end of June 2015.... Read More »

 

Ferrari appoints new board members; chairman and CEO stay on

March 25, 2014 12:17 CET
Ferrari has reappointed Luca Cordero di Montezemolo as chairman and Amedeo Felisa as CEO, while appointing four new members to the board.... Read More »

 

Renault will revive Alpine brand alone after ending Caterham tie-up, reports say

March 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault will revive its Alpine brand on its own after ending a partnership with UK specialist sports car maker Caterham, reports said.... Read More »

 

SKF to supply transmission seals to China's Geely

March 25, 2014 11:45 CET
Swedish supplier SKF says it has signed a five-year deal to supply transmission seals to China's Zhejiang Geely Holding.... Read More »

 

Daimler, Bosch question Tesla's go-it-alone plan for German EV charging network

March 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler has joined German supplier Bosch in questioning Tesla's decision to build so-called ''supercharger'' stations in Germany that only cater to the U.S. electric carmaker's vehicles.... Read More »

 

Russia to limit state procurement of imported cars, report says

March 24, 2014 16:17 CET
Russia plans to restrict state procurement of imported cars in a move aimed at helping domestic carmakers to weather a slump in demand, a report said.... Read More »

 

European car sales rise 8% in February as region's economy revives

March 18, 2014 10:34 CET
European car sales rose by nearly 8 percent percent in February, the sixth consecutive monthly gain, as a gradual economic revival in southern Europe and price cuts helped to boost demand for new models.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen restructures production; new Polish factory to open in 2016

March 18, 2014 14:33 CET
Volkswagen is shuffling its European production, adding a new van plant in Poland and rearranging output of the VW Tiguan, Porsche Panamera and Porsche Cayenne models.... Read More »

 

PSA board set to name French industry veteran Gallois as chairman

March 18, 2014 14:39 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is set to name senior French civil servant Louis Gallois as its next chairman, sources said.... Read More »

 

VW recalls 160,351 Passats in North America to fix low-beam headlights

March 18, 2014 12:11 CET
Volkswagen said it is recalling about 160,351 Passat sedans in the United States and Canada because a low-beam headlight could become inoperable.... Read More »

 

Scania committee recommends rejection of Volkswagen's bid

March 18, 2014 13:40 CET
A Scania board committee recommended minority owners reject Volkswagen's bid for the rest of the Swedish truckmaker, saying the $9.33 billion offer for the stock VW doesn't own is too low.... Read More »

 

Fiat recalls 500L cars in U.S. over auto-transmission issue

March 18, 2014 12:56 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the United States because drivers may not be able to shift out of park, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators.... Read More »

 

70% of Twingo's components -- but not styling -- come from Smart cars

March 18, 2014 06:01 CET
The new Smart ForTwo and ForFour will share up to 70 percent of their components with the redesigned Renault Twingo, but they will bear no resemblance to the new Twingo.... Read More »

 

Bentley forecasts reversal of China slump on new Flying Spur

March 18, 2014 11:17 CET
Bentley expects to reverse last year's 3 percent decline in China deliveries after introducing a new V-8 variation of its all-new Flying Spur sedan next month.... Read More »

 

VW nears decision on producing Skoda, Seat SUVs, union leader says

March 11, 2014 12:58 CET
Volkswagen is close to deciding on whether to produce new SUVs for Skoda and Seat in the Czech Republic or in Spain, a union leader said.... Read More »

 

Kia will start building Soul EV next month

March 11, 2014 13:30 CET
Kia will start building a battery-powered version of its Soul in Korea next month. The car will be Hyundai-Kia's first battery-powered EV export, with destinations including Europe.... Read More »

 

Audi passes BMW in global sales to take lead in luxury-car race

March 11, 2014 11:49 CET
Audi delivered more cars than BMW brand through the first two months of 2014 to claim the title of the world's best-selling premium brand.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

C4 Cactus design chief on how the Citroen combines quirkiness and simplicity

March 11, 2014 06:15 CET
Mark Loyd, the designer behind the unique styling of the Citroen C4 Cactus, thinks the car fits well into the French automaker's history.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Hackenberg's next Audi R8 could rock the EV world

7:27 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Audi technology boss Ulrich Hackenberg believes the R8 E-tron supercar's 450km range could change the way people think of electric cars.... Read More »

 

Western European 2014 sales forecast revised upwards

March 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Six consecutive months of year-on-year growth in western European car sales has some market watchers revising their sales forecasts upwards.... Read More »

 

BMW i8 demand outstrips initial production run

March 10, 2014 22:37 CET
BMW said there is strong demand for its i8 plug-in hybrid supercar which will begin rolling out to customers in June.... Read More »

 

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