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BMW fights back against Mercedes with biggest model launch to date

March 21, 2017 11:26 CET

BMW plans the biggest rollout of new and revamped models in its history as the automaker fights back after losing the luxury sales crown to Mercedes. Over the next two years, BMW will unveil 40 variants as CEO Harald Krueger seeks to revitalize growth after profitability fell to a six-year low in 2016.... Read More »

Porsche SE posts profit as owner family plans to buy out Piech

March 21, 2017 12:29 CET

Porsche Holding SE, Volkswagen Group's majority shareholder, returned to profit last year after a loss in 2015 triggered by VW's emissions scandal. A buyout of Ferdinand Piech's stake would have no impact on the holding company's ownership structure, CEO Hans Dieter Poetsch said.... Read More »

VW hurries new EVs to meet CO2 targets

March 21, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen must have the first of its I.D. purpose-built electric cars on sale by 2020 to achieve CO2 reduction targets in Europe and China, company executives said. VW plans to approve in August the design of the first vehicle, a Golf-sized hatchback based on the I.D. concept.... Read More »

BMW reviews UK options post-Brexit but presses ahead with Mexico plant

March 21, 2017 11:52 CET

BMW said it is reviewing its UK factories ahead of Brexit and that construction of its new Mexico plant is "proceeding according to plan."... Read More »

Panasonic will take control of Spanish supplier Ficosa

March 21, 2017 10:52 CET

Panasonic will become the majority owner of Spanish supplier Ficosa as it bolsters its push into the automotive sector. The Japanese company, which already holds 49 percent of Ficosa, will buy an additional 20 percent of the Spanish firm.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Mini maxes out with Countryman

March 21, 2017 06:01 CET

The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes in the compact class, the first Mini to do so.... Read More »

VW clan aims for quick deal over Ferdinand Piech's shares, report says

March 20, 2017 16:55 CET

The Porsche and Piech families are looking to strike a swift deal to buy Ferdinand Piech's shares in Porsche SE, the holding company that controls 52 percent of VW Group's shares, Reuters reported.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Renault faces tough task staying Europe's No. 2 brand as product push slows

March 19, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault has overtaken Ford and Opel to become the second-largest brand in Europe by unit sales, but analysts say that success will be harder to maintain in 2017 as growth in the overall European market slows and the product pipeline empties out.... Read More »

Mitsubishi management changes remake automaker in Nissan's image

March 14, 2017 10:33 CET

Nissan is increasing its mark on new alliance partner Mitsubishi though a new management shuffle that puts more foreigners and a woman into top executive slots.... Read More »

Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief

March 14, 2017 11:16 CET

Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the brand's new chief designer.... Read More »

VW Group targets strong 2017 even as Audi and VW brands struggle

March 14, 2017 11:04 CET

Volkswagen Group said it was capable of shouldering the costs of its diesel-emissions crisis even as its core VW brand continues to struggle and profitability is falling at Audi, the automaker's biggest earnings contributor.... Read More »

VW's Seat brand swung to profit in 2016

March 14, 2017 10:56 CET

VW Group's Seat brand finally contributed to group earnings in 2016 as its operating result jumped to 153 million euros, after posting a loss of 10 million euros last year. The result nearly matched the return at the group's core VW unit.... Read More »

Pressure builds on Piech to sever VW links

March 14, 2017 10:10 CET

Ferdinand Piech, the longtime strong man of the billionaire clan behind Volkswagen Group, is under pressure to give up his last links to the automaker, a move that could mark the inglorious end to a storied career.... Read More »

Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled

March 14, 2017 12:18 CET

Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 years of pursuing cutting-edge looks that put the automaker on the map for its styling. Nakamura steps down amid a wider design shuffle that promotes a new generation of stylists, one from inside the company, another from German luxury rival BMW.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10

March 14, 2017 06:01 CET

Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest and most competitive segment after its predecessor slipped to a disappointing No. 18.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Schreyer's passion to make a sports car became the Kia Stinger

March 14, 2017 06:01 CET

Peter Schreyer has dreamed of designing a true sports car for Kia since joining the Korean automaker from VW in 2006. The result is the Kia Stinger. Schreyer discussed the sport sedan's genesis with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Volvo makes new XC60 bigger, smarter, safer

March 7, 2017 11:00 CET

Volvo is counting on its bigger, safer, more technologically advanced XC60 to match or exceed the success of its predecessor, which is the brand's global best-seller as well as Europe's No. 1 premium midsize SUV.... Read More »

VW expects to discipline more employees

March 7, 2017 08:31 CET

VW Group expects to broaden disciplinary action beyond the two dozen employees the carmaker has already suspended as part of its emissions-cheating scandal, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW focuses on profit over wow factor as product lull persists

March 7, 2017 09:39 CET

BMW's cars at the Geneva auto show include a wagon version of the 5 series sedan and the 4-series coupe with an upgraded interior -- hardly the stuff to make a car lover swoon. This is in stark contrast to the flashy models on show from its rivals.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Huracan Performante is the most powerful V-10 Lamborghini ever

March 7, 2017 10:20 CET

Lamborghini unveiled the latest in its line of Huracan variants, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. The new, lighter Huracan model is the most powerful V-10 car in Lamborghini's lineup.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Tata's Racemo sports car shows brand's global ambitions

March 7, 2017 10:43 CET

Tata showcased a preproduction version of the Racemo sports car from its new upscale subbrand, TAMO. The company said the model signals its aim to sell cars outside India. The automaker did not rule out eventually offering the car in Europe.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: For engineering, the good and the bad of GM's move to unload Opel

2:55 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

GM's sale of Opel/Vauxhall to PSA will have wide-ranging effects on the U.S. automaker as an engineering organization.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Opel buy boosts PSA in German, UK markets

2:30 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

PSA's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall gives it a sizeable share of Europe's two biggest car markets, Germany and the UK. This is an immediate prize the French automaker didn't have before the deal, as customers in the two countries don't buy cars from its Peugeot and Citroen brands in any great volume.... Read More »

PSA OPEL TIE-UP

VW CEO sees no immediate trouble from PSA-Opel deal

March 7, 2017 07:51 CET

PSA's purchase of GM's Opel/Vauxhall division will cause no immediate problems for VW Group's core autos division, which is undergoing major restructuring, VW CEO Matthias Mueller said.... Read More »

PSA OPEL TIE-UP

New Opel Corsa delayed as PSA pushes technical convergence

March 6, 2017 13:04 CET

The new Opel/Vauxhall Corsa will be delayed as new owner PSA moves to shift the brand's next-generation cars onto the French automaker's platforms.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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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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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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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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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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