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Knorr-Bremse raises Haldex stake to nearly 15%

Sept. 23, 2016 14:09 CET

German braking systems firm Knorr-Bremse says it has raised its stake in competitor Haldex to 14.9 percent, further intensifying an on-going bidding war over the Swedish firm with Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen. ZF owns a 21.2 percent stake in Haldex.... Read More »

Postal Service names six finalists to design next delivery vehicle

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service has named six companies as finalists in a competition to design its delivery vehicle of the future. A total of $37.4 million will be divided among the six companies, which will produce about 50 prototypes.... Read More »

ZF says offer for Haldex might not be its last

Sept. 22, 2016 11:14 CET

German Supplier ZF has not ruled out a further improvement in its offer for Swedish braking systems maker Haldex in view of German rival Knorr-Bremse's higher bid, CEO Stefan Sommer said.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Ariane Reinhart

Sept. 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Ariane Reinhart of Continental.... Read More »

McLaren says 'no discussions' are taking place with Apple

11:07 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

McLaren damped down a report that Apple had made an approach for the British Formula One team owner and supercar maker. "We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment," a McLaren spokesman said.... Read More »

U.S. indicts two Japanese supplier executives for obstruction of justice

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

A federal grand jury has indicted two Japanese executives on charges of conspiring to obstruct justice in a major escalation of the Department of Justice's ongoing price fixing investigation within the auto parts industry.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Unifor weighs next Detroit 3 target

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

Unifor weighs next Detroit 3 target; McLaren denies Apple investment talks; Private data no more?; Mazda, Bentley, Lambo skipping Paris show; Tesla model not 'insane' enough?... Read More »

Bosch teams up with SAP on Internet of Things

6:59 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

Europe's biggest software firm SAP and German car parts maker Robert Bosch have signed an agreement to partner to connect everything from screwdrivers to cars to the Internet.... Read More »

Takata receives 5 bids with Autoliv, Daicel among suitors, report says

Sept. 21, 2016 11:45 CET

Takata has received five bids from potential suitors including fellow suppliers Autoliv and Daicel and buyout firm KKR as the troubled company faces mounting liabilities related to its record recalls, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

Automakers head to Japan to decide Takata's fate

12:18 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

Global automakers are expected to descend on Tokyo at the end of the month to decide the fate of embattled supplier Takata Corp. Executives from customers, including GM and Ford, will review offers from several bidders for the company... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Unifor: GM Canada deal 'turns the tide'

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

GM Canada deal 'turns the tide,' Unifor says; Bankruptcy for Takata?; Feds seek greater scrutiny of autonomous cars; Bolt to start at $37,495; Ad agency taps warmer side of Lincoln.... Read More »

Chinese web-video tycoon raises $1.08 billion for electric car

7:26 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

China's Le Holdings Co. has raised $1.08 billion to develop its electric sports car that has drawn comparisons to the Batmobile, the latest in a series of alternative energy vehicle investments even as the industry is set for a Chinese government shake-up.... Read More »

Leoni buys Chinese harness maker

Sept. 20, 2016 11:58 CET

Germany's Leoni acquired a 51 percent stake in Wuhan Hengtong Automotive Wiring Harness Co., a Chinese manufacturer of wire harnesses.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Katrin Papenfuss

Sept. 20, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Katrin Papenfuss of GKN Driveline.... Read More »

Did Apple bite off more than it could chew?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

A few years ago, Apple Inc.'s celebrity chiefs, including the late Steve Jobs, could get pretty snarky when discussing the auto industry. It's hard to tell, given Apple's secretive ways, but the tech giant's own efforts in the auto business don't appear to be going well these days.... Read More »

Haldex picks ZF's $647 million bid over higher Knorr-Bremse offer

6:43 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Swedish braking systems maker Haldex has backed a 5.53 billion crowns ($647 million) takeover offer from German car parts firm ZF Friedrichshafen, even though it is less than a rival bid from Germany's Knorr-Bremse.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM, Unifor down to wire

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

GM, Unifor work to avert strike; Report: Audi development chief suspended; Magna Steyr to build for Toyota, JLR; Takata auction plan advancing; Building brand image for Genesis.... Read More »

Takata pushes ahead with sale by taking bids this week, report says

Sept. 19, 2016 10:56 CET

Takata is said to be moving forward with an auction of the company as private equity groups and suppliers line up offers. Bidders for the troubled firm have been asked to submit their proposals by early this week, with Takata aiming to shortlist two to three candidates by October, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

Lawsuit adds to scrutiny of Tesla's Autopilot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

News of a second crash involving Tesla Motors' semiautonomous driving system has raised questions about how early Tesla knew drivers may have been misusing the technology.... Read More »

New Nexteer chief promises steady hand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Chinese-controlled Nexteer Automotive's management has undergone considerable churn.... Read More »

Choosing the right used cars for leasing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

As off-lease vehicles return to the market and expand used-vehicle inventory, some dealers and lenders are leasing those vehicles.... Read More »

Autoliv staffs up for leap into autonomous

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Now that Autoliv Inc. has partnered with Volvo Car Corp. to develop self-driving cars, Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson says he plans to hire 1,000 engineers over the next year to beef up r&d. It's part of the airbag giant's big push into active safety.... Read More »

Lighweighting prompts heavy investment in aluminum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

The pressure for industry lightweighting is triggering aluminum-parts factory investment around the United States.... Read More »

Lear's cyber cop on high alert

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2016

Cybersecurity jumped to the top of the auto industry's agenda last year when two professional hackers took control of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee as it was driven by a journalist. The hackers exploited a vulnerability in some versions of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Uconnect infotainment system.... Read More »

Magna Steyr to build cars for Mercedes, BMW, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover

5:27 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2016

Austrian contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will produce six models for four different automakers at a plant in Graz, Austria, starting in 2018, Automobilwoche, an affiliate of Automotive News, reported.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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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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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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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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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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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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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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