Matthias Wissmann

Exiting VDA boss says German automakers have 'learned from mistakes'

Jan. 30, 2018 20:45 CET
German automakers have "learned from past mistakes," said Matthias Wissmann, the departing president of the country's main auto lobby group. Wissmann was referring to how the industry has responded to a new scandal related to diesel emissions.

German automakers eye U.S. market share gains

Jan. 15, 2018 14:58 CET
German automakers expect to continue increasing their U.S. market share this year, even as demand in the country is seen falling again.

German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says

Dec. 7, 2017 09:31 CET
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will likely decline next year because of falling demand for diesels, the VDA industry association said.

VW, Daimler, BMW set for record production on demand from Asia

Nov. 21, 2017 15:26 CET
German automakers including VW, Daimler and BMW may increase output significantly this year from record 2016 levels, powered by Asian demand, the VDA said.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2017
Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through the next decade. Privately, however, it's a good bet that they are breaking out the champagne. They shouldn't, since it would be short sighted mistake to view this as a victory.

Former Ford Germany chief favorite to head VDA auto lobby, report says

Oct. 30, 2017 10:39 CET
Ford's former Germany boss, Bernhard Mattes, is the favorite to head Germany's VDA auto industry lobby, a German newspaper reported. Mattes is regarded highly because he is viewed as independent of VW, BMW, and Daimler.

Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says

Oct. 5, 2017 10:26 CET
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older diesel models, the VDA auto industry lobby said. Registrations may increase 4 percent compared with a previous forecast that they would be flat, the VDA said.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017
The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissions has been to blame others. Now the target is the legislation itself.

Germany's VDA and IG Metall union seek gov't support for EV shift

Sept. 20, 2017 12:14 CET
Germany's VDA industry association and the country's biggest union, IG Metall, urged politicians to help with a shift to EVs and not force a phasing out of the combustion engine.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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