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Jaguar Land Rover CEO foresees continued struggles for EVs

June 19, 2015 06:01 CET

Car buyers continue to shun full-electric cars but that could change with the next generation of battery technology, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth said. “Customers are not impressed with it currently,” he said.... Read More »

Car retailers face big changes, deep cuts to regain profitability

June 18, 2015 06:01 CET

Dealers can't make money by solely focusing on new cars any more, Audi's director of sales strategy says. Meanwhile, the head of analyst group ICDP says that Western Europe's car retail network needs to shrink by 20,000 stores. Both shared their views during a panel on the future of vehicle retailing.... Read More »

Citroen mulls Mehari revival to add fun to the brand

June 16, 2015 06:01 CET

Citroen is considering a revival of its iconic Mehari lightweight utility car to help give the brand a “fun” image, CEO Linda Jackson said.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Most Russian car plants are uncompetitive, AvtoVAZ CEO says

June 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Most car plants in Russia are not cost competitive because they are not producing enough vehicles, AvtoVAZ chief Bo Andersson said.... Read More »

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Auto execs warn UK exit from EU would be 'bad for both'

June 12, 2015 09:33 CET

Multiple automotive bosses -- including the heads of four iconic British brands -- urged the UK to remain in the European Union in the interest of both sides during the Automotive News Europe Congress.... Read More »

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Volvo cuts complexity to stand out from German rivals

June 11, 2015 06:01 CET

Volvo will make less complexity a selling point against its German premium rivals, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said. He used the example to show how Volvo is being revived after China's Zhejiang Geely Holding bought the Swedish automaker from Ford.... Read More »

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Smart has no plans for crossover, CEO Winkler says

June 10, 2015 19:36 CET

Daimler's Smart subsidiary will not expand its lineup with an SUV/crossover in the near future, the brand's CEO, Annette Winkler, said.... Read More »

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Aston Martin will decide on new plant in third quarter

June 10, 2015 13:06 CET

Aston Martin will decide on the location of its new plant to build the upcoming DBX crossover in the third quarter, CEO Andy Palmer said. Potential sites in the U.S. and the UK are under consideration, Palmer said.... Read More »

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Mini still mulling Superleggera roadster production

June 10, 2015 15:04 CET

Mini is still examining whether it can make a business case for its Superleggera Vision roadster, a senior BMW executive said.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Andersson is set to speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015

Bo Andersson, CEO of Russian automaker AvtoVAZ and General Motors' former head of global purchasing, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 10 in Birmingham, England.... Read More »

Francois to speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015

Olivier Francois, FCA's chief marketing officer who has been the driving force behind several highly praised and high-impact advertising campaigns in Europe and the United States, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 10 in Birmingham, England.... Read More »

Mini and Rolls leader to speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015

BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer, who is leading Mini and Rolls-Royce through periods of major change, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 10 in Birmingham, England.... Read More »

Smart CEO to speak at Europe Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015

Smart CEO Annette Winkler, the first woman to lead an automotive brand in Europe, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 10 in Birmingham, England.... Read More »

Aston Martin's Palmer to address congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, who took over at the luxury sports car maker in September after holding one of Nissan's top global jobs, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 10 in Birmingham, England.... Read More »

JLR chief Speth to keynote U.K. congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, will be keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 10 in Birmingham, U.K.... Read More »

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Experts disagree on how to handle massive data from self-driving cars

July 16, 2014 06:01 CET

Experts have differing views on what to do with the mountain of data that is likely to be generated by autonomous vehicles when computers control much of our cars' functions in the future.... Read More »

BMW, M-B, Porsche open to ideas, suppliers say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche were named the top three automakers in terms of openness to supplier innovation, according to the 2014 European Supplier Choice Survey.... Read More »

Opel exec: EU regs make car design tougher

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Europe's increasingly stringent emissions standards are putting more pressure on vehicle designers. "In the last five to 10 years designing cars has gotten a hell of a lot tougher," Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams said at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Brussels.... Read More »

M-B: Simple design lures new buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Mercedes-Benz' styling chief Gorden Wagener says the automaker has attracted younger buyers by adopting styling themes such as simplicity, authenticity and craftsmanship.... Read More »

L.E.A.D.E.R. winners: Volvo, Audi, Continental

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Volvo, Audi and Continental are the 2014 winners of the Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center Leaders in European Automotive Development, Excellence, and Research awards, which recognize innovations in product development, environmental technology, supplier technology and retailing.... Read More »

PSA will defend position as No. 2 carmaker in Europe, Tavares says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014

PSA Peugeot Citroen will defend its position as Europe's No. 2 carmaker after Volkswagen Group, CEO Carlos Tavares said at last week's Automotive News Europe Congress. "We want to keep a strong No. 2 position in Europe."... Read More »

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Wagener says simplicity is key part of his Mercedes design philosophy

June 6, 2014 16:43 CET

Mercedes has transitioned from traditional to modern luxury by adopting styling themes such as simplicity, authenticity and craftsmanship, said Gorden Wagener, the brand's design chief.... Read More »

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Volvo, Conti, Audi are 2014 L.E.A.D.E.R. winners

June 6, 2014 13:33 CET

Volvo, Continental and Audi are the 2014 winners of the fifth annual Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center L.E.A.D.E.R. awards.... Read More »

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

EU rules up pressure on car design, Opel exec says

June 5, 2014 06:01 CET

Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams told the Automotive News Europe Congress that car designers are facing increasing pressure to meet the demands of tougher EU rules on CO2 and pedestrian protection.... Read More »

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Gov't interference clouding outlook for automakers, says UBS exec

June 5, 2014 08:56 CET

The outlook for the global auto industry is fairly bright, but government interference is clouding the picture in Europe and China, Philippe Houchois, UBS Head of European Automotive Research, told the Automotive News Europe Congress.... Read More »

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