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VW says production will resume after deal agreed with suppliers

Aug. 23, 2016 09:08 CET

VW said the two suppliers with which it has been at loggerheads over a contract dispute had agreed to start delivering parts again and that plants hit by production stoppages would gradually resume output.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

VW production stoppages caused by defiant Bosnian supplier

Aug. 23, 2016 10:50 CET

In a year of almost non-stop crises following revelations of cheating on emissions tests, the force that brought VW factories to a halt wasn't regulators or a court ruling, but a defiant parts supplier from Bosnia-Herzegovina protesting at the cancellation of a contract.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 250,000 units in 2017.... Read More »

Bosch calls VW owners' diesel-cheating claims in U.S. 'wild and unfounded'

Aug. 23, 2016 11:24 CET

Bosch rejected as "wild and unfounded" car owners' claims in the U.S. that 38 of its employees conspired with VW Group to develop technology that enabled diesel vehicles to evade pollution-control tests.... Read More »

PSA-Dongfeng's China sales plunge 17% through July

Aug. 23, 2016 11:59 CET

Sales of Peugeot and Citroen vehicles built by PSA Group's China joint venture, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Co., slumped 17 percent in the first seven months, a report said.... Read More »

Daimler fights $45M compensation claim from supplier in VW dispute

Aug. 22, 2016 16:19 CET

Daimler is fighting a $45 million compensation claim from the supplier Prevent Group, which is also seeking damages from Volkswagen Group.... Read More »

Mercedes says China H2 sales may slow as new E-class output is raised

Aug. 22, 2016 15:35 CET

Mercedes says sales in China may slow in the second half of 2016 while the company ramps up production of its new E-class long-wheelbase model. The automaker's China chief, Hubertus Troska, said he does not expect local production of the new E class to reach full capacity until the fourth quarter of 2016.... Read More »

Audi, China's luxury leader, continues to lose market share to BMW, Mercedes

Aug. 16, 2016 10:39 CET

Audi, the largest luxury brand in China, is losing market share to its two German rivals, BMW and Mercedes.... Read More »

VW Group outsells GM to regain top spot in Chinese market

Aug. 16, 2016 10:55 CET

VW Group outsold GM in July as well as in the first seven months of the year to reclaim its position as China's largest automaker.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Infiniti will unveil gasoline engine that matches diesel for power and economy

Aug. 16, 2016 09:15 CET

Nissan's Infiniti brand will debut the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine at the Paris auto show next month. The automaker says the engine matches diesels for power and fuel efficiency.... Read More »

VW cuts working hours at Passat plant on seat supply problem

Aug. 15, 2016 13:49 CET

VW plans to reduce working hours at a German plant making Passat cars because of problems with supplies from its in-house seat manufacturer Sitech.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

MG's planned mainland Europe sales start in doubt after UK's vote to quit EU

Aug. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

MG has struggled for years to convince UK buyers to take a chance on the Chinese-owned brand. Now it has a new problem: Britain's exit from the EU could hit its long-delayed plan to expand sales into mainland Europe.... Read More »

PSA increases UK car prices after Brexit vote

Aug. 9, 2016 10:51 CET

PSA has increased prices for its new cars in the UK after the pound plunged following the country's decision to leave the EU. Other automakers including Fiat and Nissan have warned that car prices will have to rise.... Read More »

Porsche plans less powerful Cayman, Boxster models in China

Aug. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche hopes to win reluctant sports car buyers in China with cheaper and less powerful versions of its latest Boxster and Cayman models.... Read More »

German court to speed up VW investor lawsuits

Aug. 9, 2016 10:37 CET

A German court will adopt a rarely used class-action style procedure to more efficiently process up to 170 claims by investors seeking damages from VW Group over the automaker's emissions scandal.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

BorgWarner CEO expects growth despite VW crisis, China slowdown

Aug. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

BorgWarner predicts low- to mid-single-digit growth for the powertrain specialist in 2016, despite having to overcome challenges such as the fallout from Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal and China's slowdown, the supplier's CEO, James Verrier, explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief

Aug. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary. Periam, a UK national, moves to the role from his previous job as No. 2 at Ford's Turkish joint venture.... Read More »

VW fined $5.5 million by Italy over emissions results

Aug. 8, 2016 19:37 CET

Italy's anti-trust agency fined VW Group $5.54 million for misinforming car buyers about diesel emissions results. VW said it plans to challenge the fine at an administrative court.... Read More »

German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit

Aug. 2, 2016 10:25 CET

New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffering steep declines.... Read More »

BMW CEO says it's too early to draw up Brexit plans, no impact so far

Aug. 2, 2016 11:52 CET

BMW CEO Harald Krueger said it was too early to consider a plan B after the UK voted to quit the EU. He said the company had not noticed a significant change in car sales.... Read More »

BMW second-quarter profit rises nearly 8%

Aug. 2, 2016 08:42 CET

BMW's second-quarter profit climbed nearly 8 percent as the automaker kept a tight hold on costs to offset a reliance on less-expensive vehicles. BMW's car division profit margin remained above 8 percent for the 25th quarter in a row.... Read More »

Honda quarterly profit hit by higher tax bill

Aug. 2, 2016 09:25 CET

Honda's operating profit climbed 12 percent in the latest quarter as cost cutting efforts and a better mix of higher margin vehicles offset foreign exchange losses and the impact of an earthquake in Japan. A higher tax bill ate into net income, which slid 11 percent.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for August

Aug. 1, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at why automakers such as Audi, Mercedes and Volvo are re-thinking their automation plans.... Read More »

Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward

Aug. 1, 2016 15:40 CET

Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former design chief, Anders Warming, as its head of design. Warming was Mini's styling boss for the past six years. He gets a management board post at Borgward.... Read More »

Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July

Aug. 1, 2016 21:48 CET

New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in each of the previous six months. Fewer discounts and incentives created less demand as automakers sought to put an end to a price war that ate into their margins... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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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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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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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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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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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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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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