Automotive News Europe News Feed News, blogs and commentary from the leader in European automotive news en-us Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST ZF says TRW takeover creates supplier ready for self-driving ageTue, 16 Sep 2014 08:19:53 ESTZF wants to purchase TRW to create a global supplier ready for an age of self-driving cars. "The major motivation for this transaction is technology driven, in the field of electromobility and ... autonomous driving," ZF CEO Stefan Sommer said. Mahindra said to be in talks to buy PSA's scooter unitTue, 16 Sep 2014 10:32:08 ESTIndian SUV and tractor maker Mahindra and Mahindra is said to be in advanced talks to buy PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's scooter unit, after PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said the group was looking to offload the business. Bosch benefits from ZF's bid to buy TRWTue, 16 Sep 2014 06:45:24 ESTRobert Bosch is an unexpected beneficiary of ZF's plans to purchase TRW. Bosch is poised to take full control of a steering joint venture it co-founded with ZF that makes systems that are key to creating driverless cars. Opel shakes up Russia operations Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:30:32 ESTOpel will reorganize its Russian operations in response to difficult market conditions amid the crisis over Ukraine. The GM subsidiary will reduce output at its St. Petersburg plant to one shift. VW boosts German brands' market share in ChinaTue, 16 Sep 2014 04:32:17 ESTVW Group's lead in China's compact sedan market this year has helped boost German automakers' share of the overall car market to 24 percent in July from 21 percent at the end of 2013. 2014 Eurostar winner Ralf SpethTue, 16 Sep 2014 00:01:00 ESTThe executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars rose above the rest by pushing their companies to new heights. Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth is this year's winner for Brand CEO. ZF to purchase TRW for $105.60 a shareMon, 15 Sep 2014 10:02:27 ESTZF has reached a deal to buy TRW Automotive for $105.60 per share. The transaction will create the world's second-largest auto supplier with combined revenue of about 30 billion euros ($41 billion). Ford will debut new S-Max at Paris showMon, 15 Sep 2014 11:28:27 ESTFord will debut the new S-Max at the Paris auto show on Oct. 2 ahead of the minivan's sales launch in Europe next summer. ZF to sell steering-venture stake to Bosch to help TRW dealMon, 15 Sep 2014 03:11:41 ESTZF will sell its stake in a joint venture to partner Robert Bosch. The deal paves the way for ZF to buy TRW to create the world's No. 2 automotive supplier. EU asks WTO to rule on dispute with Russia over van exportsMon, 15 Sep 2014 10:15:53 ESTThe EU wants the World Trade Organization to rule on its dispute with Russia after Moscow imposed tariffs on vans imported from Germany and Italy. The EU said Russia is illegally protecting its own producers.%]