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BMW expands car-sharing program to China

Nov. 24, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW says it is bringing premium element to car-sharing in China with its ReachNow program that uses a fleet of electric i3 models.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Bosch is preparing for autonomous cars

Nov. 24, 2017 06:01 CET

As Bosch seeks groundbreaking solutions for autonomous vehicles, the supplier's culture is changing to allow failure, as long as it provides a valuable lesson.... Read More »

SHAREHOLDER VALUE INDEX

Auto sector surges in Q3

Nov. 24, 2017 06:01 CET

Europe's listed automakers gained 11.5 percent in shareholder value in the third quarter, the latest Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers Transaction Services Shareholder Value Indices shows, a figure matched by the supplier sectors. Auto retailers were close behind, up 11.1 percent, during the quarter.... Read More »

Mitsubishi Materials says units falsified product data for cars

Nov. 23, 2017 10:06 CET

Mitsubishi Materials said its subsidiaries falsified data about products, including parts for cars, for at least a year. It is the latest in a series of quality assurance scandals involving Japanese manufacturers including Nissan, Subaru and Kobe Steel.... Read More »

EU fines 5 airbag, seat belt suppliers over cartel

Nov. 22, 2017 12:23 CET

EU antitrust regulators fined five suppliers including Autoliv and Takata a total of 34 million euros ($40 million) for taking part in cartels to fix prices for seat belts, airbags and steering wheels sold to Japanese automakers.... Read More »

Key Safety Systems signs deal to acquire Takata for $1.6 billion

8:47 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2017

Key Safety Systems said it signed the long awaited definitive agreement to acquire Takata for $1.6 billion. The announcement comes weeks after the formal deal was submitted in bankruptcy court.... Read More »

Ford, Mahindra open to teaming up on EVs in India

7:39 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2017

Ford and its Indian partner Mahindra & Mahindra could create their own EV line in India to help battle pollution from the vehicles clogging the nation's roads.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

ZF's partnerships help it keep pace with megatrends

Nov. 21, 2017 06:01 CET

ZF has spent the year aggressively building up expertise and partnerships to help it capitalize on the move toward autonomous driving. Board member Peter Lake explained to Automotive News Europe how the company has been progressing.... Read More »

Mahindra prepares 'brand journey' to launch passenger vehicles in U.S.

4:35 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

India's Mahindra & Mahindra, preparing to launch an off-road vehicle in the US, will take a "thoughtful" approach to marketing on-road passenger vehicles next, company officials said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Uber buying 24,000 self-driving Volvos

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Uber buying 24,000 Volvos for robotaxi fleet; Mahindra details Detroit factory plans; Safety group urges Pacifica probe; Honda enlists Facebook tech; Ford plans plug-in cop car.... Read More »

Mercedes steps up e-van push to counter Ford's StreetScooter

Nov. 20, 2017 12:18 CET

Mercedes is ramping up its offering of electric delivery vans to counter the StreetScooter, a no-frills competitor from Deutsche Post and Ford.... Read More »

Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

9:24 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Honda will use Facebook's custom-audiences tool to find car owners with defective Takata airbags.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan to send U.S.-built Titan to China

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Nissan to export Titan from Miss. to China, exec hints at need for new U.S. plant; VW factory shuffle; Ford phasing out C-Max in U.S.; Honda Odyssey recall; Why Adient is adapting.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

End the wait for safety technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

If an automaker has developed automatic braking and can install it as an option, then it can make the same technology standard on all its vehicles.... Read More »

New technology shakes up the purchasing department

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

As automakers look for advanced technologies, their unfamiliar suppliers are bringing new ideas to old purchasing departments.... Read More »

Why is this catalytic converter supplier smiling?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Tougher fuel economy and emissions regulations will require new engine designs, and more work for the company.... Read More »

At Bosch, to err can be divine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Bosch wants to stimulate creative new ideas for the coming era of autonomous vehicles. To get there, it's willing to accept a few unsuccessful efforts.... Read More »

Autoliv goes back to school on lean manufacturing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Autoliv adopted lean manufacturing practices years ago -- and then found out that it needed a refresher course.... Read More »

Ghosn's ace for growth: Suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2017

Carlos Ghosn has big visions for the growth of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. And to make it happen, he knows he must lean on parts suppliers like never before.... Read More »

Two-thirds of U.S. vehicles with Takata airbags still not fixed

5:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2017

Nearly two-thirds of vehicles in the United States with defective Takata airbag inflators remain unrepaired as automakers have made varying degrees of progress addressing the largest recall ever.... Read More »

U.S. rejects Ford, Mazda petitions to delay recall of Takata airbags

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2017

NHTSA turned down a petition by Ford and Mazda to delay -- for additional testing -- the recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective airbag inflators made by Takata.... Read More »

Toyota preps another small crossover concept

11:24 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Toyota will unwrap a small crossover concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show geared toward outdoor enthusiasts and urban dwellers. It will be the third crossover concept introduced this year based on the company's new modular platform.... Read More »

Lear CEO Simoncini resigns; seating boss Ray Scott is successor

7:03 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Lear CEO Matt Simoncini is stepping down, effective Feb. 28, ending a six-year run in the company's top job. Ray Scott, president of the supplier's seating unit, will replace Simoncini.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lear CEO Simoncini stepping down

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Lear CEO Simoncini resigns; Infiniti's radical engine design; Hyundai's CUV plans include diesel, EV, fuel cell; Split-tailgate Ram 1500 spied; Robo rock-climber in Ford's future?... Read More »

EU will fine seat belt, airbag cartel, report says

Nov. 16, 2017 11:54 CET

The EU is set to fine a group of car seat belt and airbag makers in the coming weeks, Reuters reported, in the latest regulatory crackdown on price fixing in the sector.... Read More »

 
Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

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

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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UK sales slump 12% in Oct. in 7th monthly decline
UK registrations in October fell by 12 percent, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline. Vaux ...
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Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
Spain's new-car sales increased 14 percent in October even as tensions over Catalonia's bid to gain ...
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Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales ...
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German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back
PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent l ...
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French sales jump 14% with Nissan, Toyota among winners
French new-car sales rose 14 percent in October, with Nissan and Toyota among the winners. ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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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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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the autom ...
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VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand. ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
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Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part ...
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Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Ole ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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