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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster

May 3, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine.... Read More »

BMW Q1 profit falls nearly 3% on currency, development spending

May 3, 2016 08:36 CET

BMW's first-quarter operating profit slid nearly 3 percent due to currency headwinds and higher investment in new technologies such as self-driving cars.... Read More »

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Audi will invest heavily in technology despite emissions scandal costs, development boss Knirsch says

May 3, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi will not stop or delay investing in future technology despite being hit by parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, the brand's new development chief Stefan Knirsch said. Knirsch shared his views on the future of diesels, e-motors and autonomous cars with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

FCA's Marchionne adds Ferrari CEO title

May 2, 2016 10:36 CET

Ferrari appointed Sergio Marchionne as CEO in a move that will accelerate the brand's expansion into non-auto luxury goods.... Read More »

Ferrari raises forecast after Q1 profit jumps 19%

May 2, 2016 16:41 CET

Ferrari said its net profit rose 19 percent to 78 million euros ($90 million) in the first quarter, its first as an independent company.... Read More »

VW could face worker protests if wage talks delayed, union warns

May 2, 2016 16:38 CET

Volkswagen was warned by Germany's biggest trade union that it could face protests from workers if it sought to delay talks about wage rises for 120,000 staff who work for the carmaker in western Germany.... Read More »

VW passes Toyota as production stoppages threaten 4-year sales reign

April 26, 2016 08:53 CET

Volkswagen pulled ahead of Toyota in global deliveries during the first quarter, a trend that could continue as a series of production stoppages threaten the Japanese automaker's four-year reign atop auto industry sales charts.... Read More »

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Renault says Koleos completes upper-range renewal

April 26, 2016 09:36 CET

Renault said the renewal of its upper range will be complete following the introduction of its second-generation Koleos large SUV.... Read More »

Mitsubishi says fuel test misconduct dates back to 1991

April 26, 2016 11:37 CET

Mitsubishi said it has improperly tested the fuel economy of its cars for 25 years, deepening a crisis that has already wiped out half its market value. The automaker has formed an external panel of three former prosecutors to investigate falsification of fuel-efficiency data.... Read More »

BMW will help Mini owners rent out their cars

April 26, 2016 11:55 CET

Mini plans to help its customers turn idle downtime into cash by allowing them to rent out their cars when they are not using them. New Minis will soon be available with devices that track the vehicle and accept payments from renters.... Read More »

VW has not fixed a single diesel car in UK, minister says

April 26, 2016 11:05 CET

Volkswagen has not fixed any of the 1.2 million cars in the UK affected by its diesel-emissions scandal, the British transport minister said, despite the company having said it had begun software modifications to some models.... Read More »

Japan to probe car-testing methods after Mitsubishi scandal

April 26, 2016 11:28 CET

Japan will set up a task force to look into measures to prevent irregularities in vehicle testing after Mitsubishi admitted it falsified fuel-economy data to get better ratings for some of its models.... Read More »

Hyundai first-quarter profit dips 12% on weakness in SUV segment

April 26, 2016 10:04 CET

Hyundai posted its ninth straight quarterly profit drop as it trailed rivals in tapping soaring demand for SUVs in China, its biggest market.... Read More »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Porsche gives new Cayman downsized turbo engine

April 25, 2016 13:25 CET

Porsche debuted the third generation of its mid-engine Cayman sports coupe at the Beijing show, unveiling a model with virtually the same performance specs as its Boxster roadster sibling, including a new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that has a turbocharger to achieve both better output and lower CO2 emissions.... Read More »

VW labor chief calls for managers to waive bonuses, paper says

April 19, 2016 11:29 CET

Bernd Osterloh, Volkswagen Group's top labor boss, believes the automaker's management board members should volunteer to waive their bonus payments ahead of an April 22 decision on the subject, a German paper reported.... Read More »

Pressure mounts as VW faces crucial deadlines

April 19, 2016 09:04 CET

Normally Volkswagen would be gearing up to publish its first-quarter results this week. But the automaker hasn't known "normal" since it admitted in late September that up to 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide had been rigged to cheat emissions tests.... Read More »

Cheating code words said to complicate VW Group's emissions-rigging probe

April 19, 2016 10:56 CET

Investigators probing Volkswagen's diesel-emissions cheating are struggling to make headway through information secured from more than 1,500 laptops that includes obscure company code words, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

BMW execs defect to Chinese EV company, report says

April 19, 2016 12:50 CET

A Chinese electric-vehicle company has hired a team of managers from BMW Group's i subbrand, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

Faurecia signs 'definitive' deal to sell auto exteriors business to Plastic Omnium

April 19, 2016 12:04 CET

Faurecia said it has signed a "definitive" agreement to sell its automotive exteriors business to Plastic Omnium for an enterprise value of 665 million euros ($753 million) to reduce debt.... Read More »

Jaguar unlikely to offer XE wagon, design boss says

April 18, 2016 16:26 CET

Jaguar is unlikely to offer a station wagon version of its new XE sedan because of falling demand for the body style in Europe.... Read More »

Ghosn will give up AvtoVAZ chairmanship amid restructuring

April 18, 2016 14:36 CET

Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of Renault and Nissan, will give up the chairmanship of AvtoVAZ, a further sign that the alliance's hold on the Russian automaker, in which it holds a majority share, has been weakened by recent tensions over AvtoVAZ's restructuring.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. Output is expected to peak at more than 40,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

Toyota's wooden roadster concept explores emotional links to the automobile

April 12, 2016 11:27 CET

Toyota used one of the world's biggest design events to showcase the Setsuna concept for a roadster made from wood.... Read More »

Mercedes sales climb twice as fast as BMW in the first quarter

April 12, 2016 11:23 CET

Mercedes boosted sales twice as fast as BMW in the first quarter, moving the brand closer to clinching the lead in the world's luxury-car market for the first time in a decade.... Read More »

VW agrees to safeguard German jobs to quell labor unrest

April 11, 2016 14:46 CET

Volkswagen sought to defuse mounting tension with labor leaders by agreeing to negotiations to safeguard factories as it faces billions of euros in costs for its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

 
Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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