Automotive News Europe News Feed News, blogs and commentary from the leader in European automotive news en-us Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:00:00 EST Bentley names VW veteran as new human resources chiefWed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 ESTBentley named VW Group executive Marlies Rogait as its new head of human resources. Brakes supplier Brembo to build new U.S. plantWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:05:37 ESTItalian brakes manufacturer Brembo will build a new foundry in Michigan to expand its manufacturing capability in the United States, betting on the continued strength of the country's automotive sector. Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler tie-up with VW was never on agendaWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:27:23 ESTFiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne quashed all speculation of a possible tie-up with Volkswagen Group today, saying the idea had never been on the agenda. VW 'urgently' needs higher profit to fund future growth, Winterkorn tells staffWed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 ESTVW CEO Martin Winterkorn told workers today that the automaker "urgently" needs higher profit to help fund future expansion. Winterkorn plans to cut costs by 5 billion euros ($6. New head-up displays could change views for drivers and the industryWed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 ESTHead-up displays with "augmented reality," the technology that employs much of the windshield as a display area for data and images, is poised to significantly change how drivers see the road. Daimler quarterly earnings rise 12% on sales of S classWed, 23 Jul 2014 02:25:37 ESTDaimler said second-quarter profit rose 12 percent as Mercedes S class sales doubled and the company scaled back spending. Sogefi reports first-half loss on restructuring costs, Brazil downturnTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:29:03 ESTItalian supplier Sogefi reported a first-half net loss, hit by restructuring costs, the negative impact of the strong euro on South American currencies and a sharp slowdown in the Brazilian market. Opel/Vauxhall to woo budget clients with low-end cars, report saysTue, 22 Jul 2014 03:09:52 ESTOpel plans to build a range of entry-level cars to recapture the type of budget customers who in the past bought Chevrolets, a report said. Rolls-Royce names new China bossTue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 ESTRolls-Royce has named BMW veteran Leon Li as regional director for its China operations. China demand helped to boost the ultraluxury brand's global vehicle sales to a record 3,630 last year. Smart to offer EV, convertible variants of new ForTwoTue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 ESTDaimler's Smart division will offer electric and convertible versions of the redesigned ForTwo it unveiled in Berlin last week.