Automotive News Europe News Feed News, blogs and commentary from the leader in European automotive news en-us Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST Takata's air-bag crisis may spur automaker shift to Autoliv, DaicelFri, 24 Oct 2014 05:49:39 ESTThe defect in Takata Corp. air bags that has led to millions of recalls and has been linked to four deaths in Honda cars opens the supplier to risk of losing business to rivals including Autoliv and Daicel. Plant revamps push UK car production down 3% in SeptemberFri, 24 Oct 2014 04:47:54 ESTUK car production fell by nearly 3 percent in September as plants prepared for new models, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said, adding that output in 2014 is still on course to hit its highest level in six years. GM to auction equipment from Opel's Bochum factoryFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:00 ESTGeneral Motors' Opel unit will auction tooling from its factory in Bochum, Germany. The plant's 50 presses will be sold along with 80 percent of the robots in the body shop. Wagener: Mercedes-Benz S-class coupe a design 'revolution'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:00 ESTGorden Wagener has been transforming Mercedes design since he became chief designer in mid-2008. His latest creation is the S-class coupe, which embodies what Wagener calls 'sensual purity' and 'modern luxury.' Mercedes G class to continue with '70s stylingFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:00 ESTThe Mercedes G class will be among the last old-school SUVs in production after the planned demise next year of the Land Rover Defender. G class sales are higher than ever. Rolls-Royce names BMW exec interior design chiefFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:00 ESTDaniel Starke is the new interior design head at Rolls-Royce brand, a role he previously held at BMW's i electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle subbrand. Japanese automakers drive UK car industry's reboundFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:00 ESTThe UK's car industry staging a big comeback. And it's mostly due to some not-so English names: Nissan, Toyota and Honda. Autoliv lowers sales outlook but says Takata woes are helping its businessThu, 23 Oct 2014 10:55:52 ESTAutoliv posted a surprise fall in third quarter earnings and lowered its outlook for 2014 sales growth while saying it has seen positive effects on its business in the wake of recent issues with Japanese parts maker Takata's air bags. Audi will recall 850,000 A4 cars globally over airbag problemsThu, 23 Oct 2014 09:42:01 ESTAudi will recall 850,000 A4 models worldwide due to airbag problem that could prevent front airbags from deploying. Audi said its faulty airbags are not made by Takata, which is at the center of a growing number of U.S. airbag recalls. Land Rover production will continue to boom in UK despite new China plantThu, 23 Oct 2014 03:39:52 ESTRange Rover Evoque production in China will not reduce output at the UK factory where the SUV is also built. The Evoque is the first model produced in Jaguar Land Rover's new factory in Changshu, northwest of Shanghai.%]