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VW Chairman Poetsch under pressure in diesel crisis as probe widens

Nov. 8, 2016 11:00 CET

VW Group Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch has survived internal purges and scandals for more than a decade at the automaker. Now his position at the top of the manufacturer is coming under strain as he becomes directly involved in the diesel-emissions scandal for the first time.... Read More »

EU queries UK Brexit assurances to Nissan

Nov. 7, 2016 21:49 CET

The European Commission has asked the UK government for details of assurances it gave to Nissan that new investment would not suffer when Britain leaves the bloc.... Read More »

Nissan says UK gave assurances before making new investments

Nov. 7, 2016 13:58 CET

Nissan's co-CEO, Hiroto Saikawa, said the automaker was given assurances by the UK government that the auto industry would be kept competitive after Brexit prior to the automaker's announcement last month that it would make new investments in the country.... Read More »

Ferrari raises earnings outlook after strong Q3

Nov. 7, 2016 16:45 CET

Ferrari raised its outlook for the year after reporting a 10 percent rise in third-quarter earnings to 234 million euros.... Read More »

Mercedes' October sales rise 12% on Europe, China demand

Nov. 7, 2016 15:53 CET

Sales of Mercedes cars jumped 12 percent in October as strong demand in Europe and China helped offset a fall in the U.S.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly

Nov. 7, 2016 14:34 CET

Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of giving SUV styling to people movers. With the fourth-generation Scenic, Renault stays focused on winning family buyers by emphasizing the vehicle’s roominess, comfort and practicality.... Read More »

2017 Rising Star nominations sought

Nov. 7, 2016 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 »

Honda commits to UK despite Brexit

Nov. 1, 2016 09:59 CET

Honda Executive Vice President Seiji Kuraishi said the Japanese automaker has "no intention" of withdrawing from the UK despite the country's vote to quit the European Union.... Read More »

French car sales fall 4% in October as Renault, PSA demand drops

Nov. 1, 2016 12:29 CET

French new-car registrations fell 4 percent in October after sales fell at domestic automakers Renault and PSA.... Read More »

Audi's A3, Q4 launches hit by VW emissions scandal, report says

Nov. 1, 2016 06:01 CET

The launches of Audi's new A3 and Q4 models have been delayed because the brand's engineers are busy updating vehicles fitted with manipulated software, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses

Nov. 1, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany,... Read More »

UK gov't resists calls to publish Brexit letter to Nissan

Oct. 31, 2016 23:40 CET

UK Business Secretary Greg Clark resisted calls from the opposition Labour Party to publish a letter he sent to Nissan that provided the automaker with the reassurance on Brexit it needed to continue production at its plant in England.... Read More »

2017 Rising Star nominations sought

Oct. 31, 2016 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, BMW, Ford, Nissan seek Africa car-industry fixes

Oct. 25, 2016 09:56 CET

VW, BMW, Ford and Nissan are among automakers seeking to work with Kenyan authorities to develop an auto-manufacturing industry in the east African country, building on talks with Nigerian lawmakers about their own market.... Read More »

Schaeffler launches new engine-parts operation in China

Oct. 25, 2016 10:29 CET

German supplier Schaeffler has launched an operation to manufacture engine parts at its factory complex in the east China city of Nanjing.... Read More »

Map provider Here forms partnership with Alibaba

Oct. 25, 2016 10:16 CET

Here, a major automotive provider of maps for onboard navigation systems owned by BMW, Mercedes and Audi, says it has formed a partnership with China's Alibaba to offer maps, traffic updates and navigation to Alibaba's customers.... Read More »

Tata management shake-up could slow group's debt reduction process

Oct. 25, 2016 11:07 CET

Tata Sons' shock move to oust Cyrus Mistry and his core team of advisors and bring back Ratan Tata as chairman of the conglomerate could lead to delays in the group's bid to reduce its debt load across its businesses, analysts say.... Read More »

EU official urges VW to do more for European customers hit by emissions scandal

Oct. 24, 2016 18:07 CET

EU consumer champion Vera Jourova has sought to ramp up pressure on VW Group to compensate European owners of diesel vehicles rigged to cheat pollution controls. She has asked VW for guarantees that its technical fix will work.... Read More »

VW said to seek final approval of U.S. emissions deal without agreed fix

Oct. 18, 2016 11:05 CET

Volkswagen Group is asking for a final signoff on its $14.7 billion U.S. settlement with drivers caught up in its emissions-cheating scandal even as the automaker continues to seek regulators' approval for a fix for vehicles with so-called defeat devices.... Read More »

Volkswagen avoids UK consumer probe over emissions scandal

Oct. 18, 2016 12:10 CET

The UK's antitrust watchdog said it won't pursue VW Group over its diesel-emissions scandal, joining European regulators in being more reluctant to extract concessions from the carmaker than counterparts in the U.S.... Read More »

VW labor boss demands commitment to battery production, report says

Oct. 18, 2016 11:38 CET

VW should commit to investing in the development and production of batteries for electric cars, the automaker's works council chief Bernd Osterloh said. VW is said to be mulling an $11 billion battery plant to rival Tesla's "Gigafactory."... Read More »

Audi said to delay tech projects as it cuts costs

Oct. 18, 2016 09:23 CET

Audi will delay technology projects to cut costs, sources at the company said, as it grapples with parent Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal and the need for big investments in electric cars and autonomous driving.... Read More »

Volvo sees Microsoft HoloLens speeding up car development

Oct. 17, 2016 15:00 CET

Volvo says it is the first automaker to test Microsoft's HoloLens augmented-reality goggles as a tool. The technology could dramatically affect car development, which would help the automaker meet its goal of reducing the time it takes to develop a new model to 20 months from 30 months.... Read More »

PSA aims to double used-car sales to 800,000

Oct. 17, 2016 11:55 CET

PSA is creating a used-car business unit and buying a stake in a French online retailer as it seeks to double its second-hand car sales to 800,000 within five years.... Read More »

Dutch regulator weighs Tesla's use of 'Autopilot' name

Oct. 17, 2016 16:08 CET

The Dutch agency that approved Tesla's "Autopilot" driver assistance system for use throughout Europe is considering what action to take on the name after several German organizations said it could be misleading.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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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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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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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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