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Germany to retest 30 cars showing 'inexplicably high' CO2 levels

May 24, 2016 06:01 CET

A German government committee has asked for further tests on 30 cars it says have "inexplicably high" CO2 emissions. The results came to light after officials tested cars from most major brands for defeat devices.... Read More »

Nissan may sell Calsonic Kansei stake to help fund EV research, report says

May 24, 2016 10:51 CET

Nissan is mulling selling its 41 percent stake in supplier Calsonic Kansei to raise cash for research and development in electric cars and artificial intelligence, the Nikkei newspaper reported.... Read More »

MG will start GS crossover sales in UK in second half

May 24, 2016 06:01 CET

China's SAIC Motor will launch sales of the locally built MG GS compact crossover in the UK in the second half.... Read More »

2016 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Carolin Gleichmann

May 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2016 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 6 one of the 15 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Human Resources is Carolin Gleichmann of Hilite International.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Peugeot gives the 3008 a radical restyling

May 23, 2016 14:01 CET

Peugeot has completely changed the look of its new 3008, giving the car a more aggressive design to help the model stand out in the compact SUV/crossover segment.... Read More »

Ghosn salary debate intensifies in France

May 17, 2016 12:52 CET

The Renault board's decision to defy shareholder rejection of CEO Carlos Ghosn's 7.2 million euro payout for 2015 has caused the French government to take action. France may make shareholder votes on executive pay binding, President Francois Hollande said today.... Read More »

Renault Kwid scores zero stars in Indian crash tests

May 17, 2016 13:08 CET

For the second time since its introduction in India last year, Renault's Kwid crossover scored zero stars for adult passenger protection in the country, a leading auto safety group said.... Read More »

2016 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Florence Bailleul

May 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2016 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 6 one of the 15 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Aftersales and Service is Florence Bailleul of Johnson Controls.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Opel tweaks OnStar in Europe to balance privacy and convenience

May 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Opel has adapted parent GM's OnStar system to address privacy concerns in Europe while still allowing access to the online services that customers demand. David Voss, Opel's manager for connected customers, explained how to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Opel CEO rejects allegations of emissions cheating

May 17, 2016 12:24 CET

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann rejected allegations by German media and an environmental advocacy group that the GM unit's diesel engines use software that may breach regulations by turning off emissions controls in certain situations.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW pays out high rewards for failure

6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euros ($455 million) in salary and bonuses since 2011, a sum it condemned as "corporate excess on an epic scale."... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Conti powertrain boss confident about meeting EU's tougher emissions limits

May 17, 2016 06:01 CET

VW Group's admission to cheating emissions tests means that regulators plan stricter testing, but that doesn't worry Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila. Affordable solutions exist to help reduce emissions for diesel and gasoline engines, Avila told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

How Renault and Daimler CEOs are helping women rise

May 10, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault-Nissan's Carlos Ghosn and Daimler's Dieter Zetsche have committed to empowering women executives at their companies. A big benefit could be winning more female customers.... Read More »

Renault's India sales get boost from Kwid

May 10, 2016 12:15 CET

Renault's sales in India more than doubled last month on demand for its locally built Kwid small crossover. Overall, deliveries of passenger vehicles and vans, climbed 11 percent.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

VW Group's small SUV push expected to help double segment's volume by 2022

May 10, 2016 10:29 CET

Volkswagen Group's late arrival to Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is expected to make one of the region's fastest-growing sectors even stronger. Analysts see sales doubling by 2022 as brands such as VW, Seat, Skoda, Hyundai and Kia add models.... Read More »

London's delivery firms tackle pollution with EVs

May 10, 2016 11:21 CET

London's delivery companies are experimenting with electric vehicles to reduce the pollution produced by vans distributing goods purchased on the Internet as authorities expect a 20 percent increase in such traffic within the next 15 years linked to online sales.... Read More »

German supplier Hornschuch for sale, report says

May 10, 2016 10:55 CET

German artificial leather maker Konrad Hornschuch has been put up for sale by buyout group Equistone in a potential 400 million euro deal, people familiar with the transaction said.... Read More »

VW will break ground on China plant despite market slowdown

May 10, 2016 09:07 CET

Volkswagen and joint venture partner FAW Group will begin construction in Tianjin, China, next week on a plant with capacity to produce 300,000 cars annually.... Read More »

Bosch returns to Iran

May 9, 2016 13:21 CET

Bosch is opening an office in Tehran and plans to hire 50 people by the end of this year as the group's automotive division sees growing potential in Iran's car market following the lifting of international sanctions.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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 »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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 »

 
Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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EU governments have refused to tighten auto industry oversight despite pleas from environmental grou ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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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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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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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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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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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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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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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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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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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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