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VW Marketing VP on how automaker keeps its products fresh in customers' minds

April 14, 2014 06:15 CET
VW is determined to keep improving how it launches vehicles and how it uses the massive amount of analytical data it gathers as it strives to reach 10 million vehicle sales this year, Simon Thomas, VW's marketing VP, told Automotive New Europe.... Read More »

 

BMW breaks with traditional German luxury as models shrink

April 12, 2014 06:01 CET
Chris Bangle, BMW's former design chief, once likened the German carmaker's lineup to a bratwurst in three different lengths. Now, there's a lot more on offer, including convenience sizes.... Read More »

 

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Bentley to highlight hybrid technology on a Mulsanne concept

April 11, 2014 09:55 CET
Bentley is using the Beijing auto show to reveal a hybrid concept based on its flagship Mulsanne sedan. The brand's first plug-in powertrain is expected in a Bentley SUV debuting in 2017.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Lexus aims NX crossover at German premium brands in China

April 11, 2014 14:45 CET
Lexus will debut the NX crossover at the Beijing auto show as it tries to compete with German premium rivals in China. The NX will be the brand's first compact crossover and will be sold in global markets including Europe and the United States.... Read More »

 

BMW widens recall for engine-bolt defect to 489,000 vehicles

April 11, 2014 16:42 CET
BMW is recalling 489,000 vehicles worldwide due to a possible engine-bolt defect, widening a repair program that was initiated in China.... Read More »

 

Renault unions seek clarification on Flins plant cuts

April 11, 2014 08:14 CET
Renault unions demanded clarification over production and job cuts being considered at the carmaker's Flins plant near Paris. The plant builds the Clio subcompact and Zoe elecrtic car.... Read More »

 

VW Group sales rise 8% in March as Europe recovers

April 11, 2014 11:20 CET
VW Group increased vehicle sales 8 percent in March, with gains in Europe and China offsetting declines in the United States and Brazil. First-quarter sales rose 6 percent to a record 2.4 million.... Read More »

 

Ghosn spurs Renault-Nissan to greater U.S. clout

April 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Fifteen years after its launch, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is targeting the United States in earnest as CEO Carlos Ghosn pushes his companies into common product architectures, manufacturing and r&d.... Read More »

 

European car market rebound on track, but discounting persists

April 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Western Europe's 7 percent first-quarter rise in new-car sales has some market watchers adjusting their full-year forecasts upward, but economic risks remain and profit-robbing car discounting continues.... Read More »

 

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Lamborghini CEO predicts record results for newest supercar

April 11, 2014 06:15 CET
Lamborghini's newest supercar, the Huracan, will have the best sales year of any model in the automaker's 51-year history in 2015, CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

Skoda posts best-ever March sales

April 10, 2014 15:32 CET
Skoda's global sales rose 15 percent in March to a record 96,100 vehicles, powered by robust demand for the Rapid, Yeti and Octavia.... Read More »

 

Toyota unveils new generation of fuel-efficient engines

April 10, 2014 11:56 CET
Toyota has unveiled two fresh fuel-efficient powerplants that will underpin 14 new gasoline engine variants to be introduced globally through next year.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Audi teases potential Q4 crossover

April 10, 2014 10:29 CET
Audi has released sketches of a new TT-inspired crossover concept that will debut in Beijing later this month and may preview the upcoming Q4.... Read More »

 

Daimler CEO Zetsche likely to have contract extended, executives say

April 10, 2014 11:14 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is poised to have his contract extended beyond 2016 as current product momentum and improving profits work in his favor, senior company sources said.... Read More »

 

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Land Rover plans 3-pronged attack

April 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Land Rover says it plans to better distinguish its SUV offerings by creating three distinct model lines.... Read More »

 

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Jaguar counts on XE, first crossover to reach ambitious sales goal

April 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Jaguar is counting on the new XE sedan and a forthcoming crossover to help boost Jaguar Land Rover's global vehicle sales to 750,000 by the end of the decade, up from an all-time high of 425,000 last year.... Read More »

 

Toyota recalls more than 6 million vehicles

April 9, 2014 09:51 CET
Toyota recalled 6.39 million vehicles worldwide for a range of glitches, from faulty airbags and seat rails to defective windshield wipers. The action affects about 2.34 million vehicles in North America and 810,000 in Europe.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Mercedes to debut BMW X6 rival

April 9, 2014 15:41 CET
Mercedes will preview an upcoming rival to the BMW X6 with the Concept Coupe SUV, which debuts at the Beijing auto show. The concept is a coupe version of the ML SUV and is set to go on sale as a production model next year badged as the MLC.... Read More »

 

Daimler to increase cost cuts to narrow profit gap with BMW, Audi

April 9, 2014 15:39 CET
Daimler will continue to cut costs at Mercedes-Benz to help its premium brand narrow the profitability gap with rivals BMW and Audi.... Read More »

 

VW orders U.S. dealers to stop selling cars with new Mexico-built engine

April 9, 2014 15:55 CET
Citing the risk of a leak in the transmission oil cooler, Volkswagen ordered dealers in the United States to stop selling newer cars equipped with an automatic transmission and VW's most common engine, the 1.8-liter EA888.... Read More »

 

Russia's car sales may be stabilizing after flat March

April 9, 2014 08:20 CET
Russian car sales were flat in March, showing some sign of stabilization after two months of declines, according to the AEB automakers lobby group.... Read More »

 

BMW cements lead in global luxury sales race with 17% March surge

April 9, 2014 09:30 CET
BMW has reported a 17 percent jump in March brand sales, helping the carmaker cement its hold on the top spot in global premium car deliveries.... Read More »

 

Daimler predicts profit growth on expanded lineup

April 9, 2014 11:48 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said his expansion of Mercedes model offerings will enable the carmaker to beat competitors' sales growth and increase operating profit.... Read More »

 

Ford unveils upscale S-Max concept with Vignale badge

April 9, 2014 13:19 CET
Ford has unveiled a concept previewing an upscale Vignale variant of its S-Max large minivan, the second vehicle to receive the trim line after the Mondeo sedan.... Read More »

 

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Renault aims to be Europe's 2nd-largest brand by 2017

April 9, 2014 06:15 CET
Renault aims to be Europe's No. 2 brand by unit sales after Volkswagen, the automaker's Europe boss, Stefan Mueller, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

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