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Smaller Opel/Vauxhall dealer network will focus on performance, customer satisfaction

April 17, 2018 10:00 CET

Opel/Vauxhall may lose up to a third of its dealerships in Europe after new owner PSA cancelled dealer contracts as part of a performance review.... Read More »

Audi joins quest for biofuels that don't challenge food supply

April 17, 2018 11:41 CET

Audi has joined forces with a French biotech company to solve the two big problems that have been holding back biofuels. The aim is to prove large-scale biofuel production is possible without major deforestation or the use of food or animal feeds.... Read More »

Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses

April 17, 2018 10:37 CET

Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain as managing director of Dacia, replacing Yves Caracatzanis, who becomes CEO of AvtoVAZ, which makes the Lada cars.... Read More »

Ghosn confirms review of Renault-Nissan capital structure

April 17, 2018 09:35 CET

Carlos Ghosn said he is open to all options as Renault and Nissan explore deeper ties. The two automakers are in talks to merge, according to reports.... Read More »

PSA, union in standoff over Opel's Eisenach plant

April 16, 2018 19:42 CET

PSA has postponed a decision on whether to build a new electrified vehicle at Opel's Eisenach factory in Germany after workers rejected wage concessions.... Read More »

Daimler investor Li says automakers must talk or face oblivion

April 16, 2018 16:09 CET

Geely owner Li Shufu, who in February became Daimler's biggest shareholder, said traditional automakers need a business model based more on sharing technology to generate acceptable returns in future.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector

April 10, 2018 06:01 CET

Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in a bid to slow the steady sales decline in Europe's second-largest segment.... Read More »

BMW, Toyota get tariff pledge amid U.S.-China trade war

April 10, 2018 09:16 CET

BMW and Toyota were among global automakers that received some good news from China after President Xi Jinping reiterated a pledge to reduce import tariffs on vehicles this year, heeding decades-long pleas from companies seeking better access to the world's biggest auto market.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Ford GT

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2018

Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. Output peaked at more than 200 units in 2017, according to IHS Markit.... Read More »

Volume brands losing ground in Europe CO2 race

April 9, 2018 13:48 CET

Mass-market automakers lost more ground in CO2 emissions last year than did premium brands, a worrisome trend with less than two years before tougher European pollution standards start to take effect.... Read More »

JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit

April 9, 2018 10:57 CET

Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to lead its performance and bespoke division. Van der Sande will replace John Edwards, who will take up another role within JLR.... Read More »

MARCH SALES

Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%

April 3, 2018 11:35 CET

French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording strong gains from SUVs and crossovers.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the future of diesel. Some believe the diesel engine's time is coming to an end, the European car industry cannot back away from diesels, which are crucial to reaching the EU's CO2 targets.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Delphi, Autoliv turn to specialization in search of big gains from new tech

April 2, 2018 06:01 CET

As the automotive industry moves toward its high-tech future, consolidation is out and specialization is in as some of the industry's largest suppliers including Delphi, Johnson Controls, Autoliv, Honeywell and Faurecia have sold or spun off entire divisions. Others, including Continental and GKN, are pondering similar moves.... Read More »

Skoda eyes new target customer for higher-priced EVs

March 31, 2018 06:01 CET

Skoda will need to find customers willing to paying more for its cars when it rolls out its first electric models, including a full-electric SUV due in 2020.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

GKN exec sees signs of electrification going mainstream

March 31, 2018 06:01 CET

As GKN Driveline's senior vice president for engineering, Ray Kuczera is at the forefront of the supplier's electrification plans as the industry moves toward mainstream acceptance of the technology. Kuczera discussed this and other topics with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Skoda mulls new plant to meet record demand

March 30, 2018 06:01 CET

Skoda may need to build another plant in Europe to keep pace with its record-breaking sales, CEO Bernhard Maier said.... Read More »

German finance minister aims to avoid diesel bans

March 29, 2018 15:25 CET

Germany must do all it can to avert driving bans for diesel cars, Olaf Scholz, the country's new finance ministers, said, urging cities and local communities to boost investments in charging stations for EVs.... Read More »

Tesla returned to German EV subsidies list, ending row

March 29, 2018 14:11 CET

Tesla buyers in Germany can apply for subsidies again because a government agency has ended its dispute with the U.S. automaker over whether its Model S was too expensive to qualify for an EV incentives scheme.... Read More »

Uber disabled Volvo SUV's safety system before self-driving fatality

March 27, 2018 11:23 CET

Uber disabled the standard collision avoidance technology in the Volvo XC90 SUV that struck and killed a woman in the U.S. last week during self-driving tests, according to Aptiv, the partsmaker that supplied the vehicle's radar and camera.... Read More »

Skoda has 'ambitious' sales target for small SUV

March 27, 2018 11:06 CET

Skoda says it has "ambitious sales targets" for its new small SUV, which will arrive next year. The Czech brand said new model will account for much of the planned 80,000 capacity increase at its main factory, quickly making it the brand's No. 2-selling SUV after the compact-sized Karoq.... Read More »

GKN promises quick cash for investors as takeover battle comes to a head

March 26, 2018 13:34 CET

GKN promised a quick cash handout for its shareholders if they back an improved takeover offer for its auto business, in a bid to see off a hostile bid for the whole company from turnaround specialist Melrose.... Read More »

Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss

March 26, 2018 20:10 CET

Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. De Ficchy will replace Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox, who is leaving the company for personal reasons, the automaker said.... Read More »

Lynk & CO expands crossover lineup with 02

March 26, 2018 17:00 CET

Lynk & CO has unveiled its latest model, the 02, and announced plans to begin sales of the crossover in Europe in 2020. The 02 will share its underpinnings with the 01 crossover and the Volvo XC40.... Read More »

PSA to sell stake in logistics arm Gefco

March 26, 2018 20:44 CET

PSA will sell its 25 percent stake in its former logistics division, Gefco, The automaker put its minority holding in Gefco on sale after a five-year commitment to retain the company expired last December, French financial newspaper Les Echos reported.... Read More »

 
Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Jeep overshadows Fiat brand with bigger Geneva spotlight

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2018

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Fiat Chrysler's display at this year's Geneva auto show highlights how diminished the once-dominant ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent i ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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