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VW scandal spreading to Audi risks hitting automaker's top profit generator

Sept. 27, 2016 09:35 CET

Volkswagen Group's attempts to contain the fallout from the emissions-cheating scandal suffered setbacks after Audi, the group's biggest profit generator, lost a key engineer tainted by the scandal and a media report suggested its CEO, Rupert Stadler, knew about the cheating back in 2010.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. Vacuum maker Dyson will be at the event amid reports that the company is developing an electric car.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival

Sept. 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. It will be difficult to fulfill orders for the new cars while keeping pace with demand for the XC90. "It's a very positive problem," a senior executive said.... Read More »

U.S. official says inadequate EU emissions testing was widely known

Sept. 27, 2016 10:07 CET

Europe's car-emissions tests have been seen as inadequate for decades, a top U.S. regulator told EU lawmakers. Much stronger enforcement will be needed to stop cheating by automakers such as Volkswagen Group, the European parliament was told.... Read More »

2016 Eurostar winner Joachim Milberg

Sept. 27, 2016 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2016 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Joachim Milberg, who is the former CEO and chairman of BMW Group, is this year's Eurostar winner for Lifetime Achievement.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Annette Winkler

Sept. 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Annette Winkler of Daimler.... Read More »

Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss

Sept. 26, 2016 11:45 CET

Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will move over from Infiniti's sister brand, Nissan, where he was vice president of sales for Europe.... Read More »

Renault, Nissan partner with Microsoft for connected car technology

Sept. 26, 2016 16:40 CET

Renault and Nissan are partnering with Microsoft to develop cloud-based services for cars, a step toward the automakers' plans to build self-driving automobiles by 2020.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan buys French tech firm to develop mobility services

Sept. 20, 2016 11:36 CET

Renault-Nissan said today it would buy French software development company Sylpheo, a move that will help the alliance partners better compete with rival automakers and tech firms in areas such as ride-hailing and car-sharing.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traffic, but it requires some driver input to keep it going. ProPilot comes to Europe in the Qashqai crossover next year.... Read More »

Brexit hit feared by Slovak gov't before auto-output boost in 2019

Sept. 20, 2016 11:07 CET

The UK's decision to leave the EU may curb some demand for Slovak exports and constrain the market's economic growth, but this will be offset by a boost in auto production due in 2019, the Slovak government said.... Read More »

Leoni buys Chinese harness maker

Sept. 20, 2016 11:58 CET

Germany's Leoni acquired a 51 percent stake in Wuhan Hengtong Automotive Wiring Harness Co., a Chinese manufacturer of wire harnesses.... Read More »

2016 Eurostar winner Andy Goss

Sept. 20, 2016 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2016 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Andy Goss, who is Jaguar Land Rover's sales operations director, is this year's Sales and Marketing Eurostar. ... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Katrin Papenfuss

Sept. 20, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Katrin Papenfuss of GKN Driveline.... Read More »

BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV

Sept. 19, 2016 14:19 CET

BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 joint venture between BMW and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings.... Read More »

VW has fixed less than 10% of rigged diesel cars in Europe

Sept. 19, 2016 15:59 CET

VW Group is making slow progress on fixing cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe, having repaired less than 10 percent of the 8.5 million affected models, the company said.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Opel says Ampera-e's 400 km range will 'democratize' EVs

Sept. 13, 2016 10:39 CET

Opel said its Ampera-e battery-powered car will eliminate range anxiety for customers because it can travel more than 400 km (249 miles) on a single charge. "Opel is democratizing the electric car with the Ampera-e," the brand's CEO, Karl‑Thomas Neumann, said.... Read More »

Porsche expected to show first station wagon in Geneva next year

Sept. 13, 2016 13:02 CET

Porsche will unveil a Panamera wagon at next year's Geneva auto show, Bloomberg reported. It will compete with the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake to appeal to buyers seeking a mix of luxury and practicality.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016

One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's second foray into electrified powertrains. Yet the brand's marketing chief revealed that the model came close to getting a different name.... Read More »

2016 Eurostar winner Hakan Samuelsson

Sept. 13, 2016 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2016 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Hakan Samuelsson, who is CEO of Volvo Car Group, is this year's Eurostar winner for Car Division CEO.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Elizabeth Hill

Sept. 13, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Elizabeth Hill of Jaguar Land Rover.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Peugeot expects to benefit from making new 3008 'a real SUV'

Sept. 12, 2016 06:01 CET

Peugeot is counting on the new 3008 and face-lifts of other models to boost sales in the midterm despite headwinds such as slowing sales in China, stiff competition in Europe and declining demand for diesels. Maxime Picat, PSA's brand new Europe chief, outlined the automaker's plans for its biggest brand in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

PSA plans U.S. car-sharing operation with Bollore, Tavares says

Sept. 12, 2016 23:09 CET

PSA plans to launch car-sharing services in Los Angeles in partnership with Bollore Group, as the maker of Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars diversifies into mobility services.... Read More »

UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit

Sept. 6, 2016 08:41 CET

UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 percent.... Read More »

Volvo to export Chinese-built S90 sedan to Europe, U.S.

Sept. 6, 2016 11:49 CET

A Volvo executive said that the automaker will export the Chinese-built, long-wheelbase S90 sedan to Europe and the U.S. while also offering it in the domestic market. Volvo already ships the stretched S60 from China to the U.S.... Read More »

 
MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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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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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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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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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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