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Daimler sues SKF in wake of EU competition settlement

July 4, 2017 09:31 CET

Sweden's SKF said it is being sued by Daimler in the wake of a 2014 EU settlement for violations of competition rules in the European bearings sector.... Read More »

PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa

July 4, 2017 06:01 CET

PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing efforts in the Middle East and Africa. PSA aims to sell 1 million vehicles in the region by 2025.... Read More »

French sales rise nearly 2% in June

July 3, 2017 11:16 CET

Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Ford recording the strongest gains.... Read More »

Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen

July 3, 2017 20:41 CET

New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry association ANFAC. It was Spain's best June result since 2007, but market watchers see reasons to be concerned.... Read More »

Knorr-Bremse offers concessions in bid for EU approval for Haldex deal

July 3, 2017 12:16 CET

Knorr-Bremse has offered concessions in a bid to win EU antitrust approval for its takeover of Haldex as the German supplier continues its pursuit of the Swedish peer despite the lack of Haldex management's support.... Read More »

Musk says Tesla Model 3 passes U.S. regulatory tests

July 3, 2017 11:47 CET

Tesla investors and customers got some much-anticipated news on the Model 3 timeline when CEO Elon Musk announced that the mission-critical model has passed all its U.S. regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule.... Read More »

GM now expects $5.5B charge from its sale of Opel

June 27, 2017 10:30 CET

Additional costs mean GM now expects the charge for its sale of Opel to PSA to reach $5.5 billion, GM finance chief Chuck Stevens said.... Read More »

VW will reduce management ranks in cost-cutting move

June 27, 2017 10:39 CET

VW brand plans to thin out its management ranks using the same early retirement schemes offered to shop floor workers, as part of a broader transformation at the marque following VW Group's costly diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

Germany will set up new emissions-testing body after VW scandal

June 27, 2017 09:49 CET

Germany said it will set up a new organization to test vehicle emissions after the VW Group scandal revealed an industrywide pollution problem. The body will test vehicles in real road conditions rather than in laboratory conditions.... Read More »

Aston Martin scales back plans for Tesla rival after losing Chinese backing

June 27, 2017 07:45 CET

Aston Martin has scaled back production plans for its first electric model, the RapidE, after investment partner LeEco pulled out of the project.... Read More »

Automakers seek Brexit certainty

June 27, 2017 06:01 CET

Automakers are frustrated at the lack of clarity over the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union and are looking for signs that will allow them to make decisions on long-term investments for their British operations.... Read More »

Ghosn's Nissan pay rises 2.5% to $9.8 million

June 27, 2017 11:49 CET

Nissan paid former CEO Carlos Ghosn 1.09 billion yen ($9.81 million) in the year ended March, up 2.5 percent from the previous year. Ghosn stepped down as Nissan CEO at the end of March, but remains chairman of the automaker.... Read More »

VW, Nvidia to cooperate on artificial intelligence

June 27, 2017 10:53 CET

Volkswagen will cooperate with U.S. chipmaker Nvidia on deep learning software that could be used to manage future mobility projects or make it easier for humans to work with robots.... Read More »

Volvo, Autoliv deepen self-driving ties with Nvidia

June 27, 2017 07:45 CET

Volvo and Autoliv are deepening their ties with chipmaker Nvidia to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars. The relationship between Volvo and Nvidia, which have been working together on research and development, now expands to a production-level venture.... Read More »

Berlin demands costly German recall of 12 million diesel cars, report says

June 26, 2017 14:27 CET

The German government is in talks with automakers about updating the engine management software in up to 12 million diesel vehicles to cut NOx pollution, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Seat unveils Arona, its second SUV, as it seeks to profit from SUV boom

June 26, 2017 18:50 CET

VW Group's Seat unit unveiled the Arona, the second model in the brand's plan to ride the SUV/crossover boom to sustainable profitability.... Read More »

Ghosn sees Renault-Nissan passing VW, Toyota as global No. 1 this year

June 20, 2017 08:56 CET

Carlos Ghosn says the Renault-Nissan alliance, which added Mitsubishi last year, could soon pass VW Group and Toyota to become the best-selling global car company.... Read More »

UK car industry warns hard Brexit could permanently damage sector

June 20, 2017 11:23 CET

The UK's car industry has set out a list of Brexit demands to the British government, warning that a return to World Trade Organization rules following a possible departure from the single market could permanently damage the sector.... Read More »

Honda exec warns loss of EU customs union access could hit UK supply chains

June 20, 2017 12:06 CET

Honda's senior vice president in Europe, Ian Howells, says the UK's departure from the EU's customs union after Brexit would raise costs for small and medium-sized suppliers to such an extent that supply chains could seize up.... Read More »

VW's Slovak workers strike over pay

June 20, 2017 11:46 CET

Workers at VW Group's Slovak factory have gone on strike to win a higher pay rise than the company has offered. VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models are built at the plant, as well as Porsche and Bentley bodies-in-white.... Read More »

Tata denies plan to list Jaguar Land Rover

June 20, 2017 09:34 CET

Tata Motors says it has no plans to list Jaguar Land Rover after Bloomberg reported that the company was considering an initial public offering of JLR.... Read More »

Continental joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye platform for self-driving cars

June 20, 2017 10:09 CET

Continental will join a self-driving platform developed by BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye with the supplier handling integration of components and software. Continental said it would play a key role in commercializing the new platform, which is to be sold to other auto manufacturers.... Read More »

Citroen seeks global appeal with lineup renewal

June 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Citroen is thinking on a global scale as it embarks on a big renewal of its lineup, which started with the C3 subcompact hatchback last autumn and continues with the C3 Aircross and C5 Aircross SUV/crossovers.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were too weak to compete with global giants. But in the past two years, several Chinese brands have snatched market share from foreign rivals.... Read More »

BMW 5-series plug-in hybrid will be built by Magna Steyr

June 19, 2017 14:40 CET

Magna International's Magna Steyr unit will build BMW's new 5-series plug-in hybrid at its Austrian factory. Magna sees contract manufacturing of electrified vehicles as a "near-term opportunity" as automakers invest heavily in fully-electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles.... Read More »

 
German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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