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Porsche defeats Audi at 83rd Le Mans endurance race

June 15, 2015 12:32 CET

Porsche won the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race for the first time since 1998, defeating Audi, which triumphed in 10 of the 11 prior contests. Porsche's 919 Hybrid car took first and second places, while Audi's R18 e-tron came in third....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Execs oppose a British exit from EU

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

The German heads of two iconic English car brands urged Great Britain to remain in the European Union during last week's Automotive News Congress here....
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Aston will decide plant site in third quarter

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Aston Martin will decide on the location of its planned new plant to build the upcoming DBX crossover in the third quarter, CEO Andy Palmer said....
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Porsche, Audi, Nissan, Toyota hybrids battle at Le Mans

June 13, 2015 06:15 CET

Audi's R18 e-tron Quattro has won the Le Mans LMP1 race every year since the new hybrid powertrain rules were established in 2012, but this year it will face stiff competition from Porsche, Toyota, and Nissan....
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Czech car industry revenue rises 15% to new record in 2014

June 12, 2015 21:05 CET

The Czech car sector's revenue rose 15 percent to a record 991 billion crowns ($41 billion) in 2014, the country's Automotive Industry Association (AutoSAP) said, helped by a big increase in overall local production by automakers such as Skoda, Hyundai, Toyota and PSA....
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European carmakers urge change of tack on CO2 rules

June 12, 2015 20:39 CET

European carmakers warned that further tightening of carbon emission rules for new vehicles risked damaging their global competitiveness, as EU officials begin work on a new wave of CO2 targets....
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VW Group sales fall for 2nd consecutive month

June 12, 2015 20:26 CET

VW Group sales fell for a second month in May and at a faster pace than in April, highlighting the German carmaker's difficulties in weak emerging markets. Deliveries at the 12-brand group slid by 2.6 percent to 858,000 vehicles in May, VW said....
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Faurecia to close French seat-frame plant

June 11, 2015 12:11 CET

French supplier Faurecia said today that it plans to close a plant producing seat frames in eastern France on falling demand from domestic carmakers....
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UK niche carmaker Bristol to use BMW power for new model

June 10, 2015 06:01 CET

UK niche automaker Bristol Cars said its first new car since it was bought out of bankruptcy in 2011 will be a grand tourer that uses a BMW hybrid engine. The model will launch in the autumn, Bristol said....
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Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi working on final details of pickup alliance

June 10, 2015 06:01 CET

Fiat Chrysler and Mitsubishi are working out the last details of supply contract in which the Japanese automaker will provide the Fiat brand with a version of the L200 midsize pickup. Fiat plans to sell the pickup in Europe and Latin America....
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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....
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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....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Europe's convertible market poised for rebound

June 10, 2015 06:01 CET

Europe's convertible market will gain sales as aging models from BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Mazda and Mini are replaced, analysts expect....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: The incredible power of praise

1:55 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2015

The industry's up-and-coming executives require something their old-school bosses are often reluctant to give: praise. This deficiency can be the difference in losing or keeping a game-changing team member....
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Automotive News Europe honors the 2015 Rising Stars winners

June 9, 2015 21:30 CET

Fourteen young and talented automotive executives have been honored as Rising Stars within the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe....
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Russian car sales fell 38% in May as ruble gains eased pressure

June 8, 2015 16:33 CET

Russian car sales slumped 38 percent in May, but the drop was not as bad as the country's 42 percent decline in April as government measures to assist the industry start to provide some help....
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Japanese launch plan for cars to help power electric grid

8:11 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Japanese automakers aim to solidify their global leadership in electric-vehicle charging standards by extending the technology to vehicle-to-infrastructure energy transfers....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Remote Swedish spot is a frozen paradise for automakers and suppliers

June 8, 2015 06:15 CET

During the peak season between January and March, Arjeplog, a remote area just 100km south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, becomes a hot spot for automakers and suppliers looking to test their latest models and technology against the area's brutal winter conditions....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Lexus, Infiniti pick potentially polarizing designs for Europe

June 8, 2015 06:15 CET

Japanese premium automakers including Lexus and Infiniti are counting on bold and potentially polarizing designs for their forthcoming small cars to lure customers in Europe from rivals BMW, Mercedes and Audi....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Automakers, regulators and green campaigners set for CO2 battle

June 7, 2015 06:01 CET

Automakers will meet with EU officials and green campaigners this month to open discussions on a 2030 target for the reduction of CO2 emissions from new cars sold in Europe. The meeting will likely will be tense as car companies say they are reaching the limit of what is doable....
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Automotive News Europe salutes the 2015 Rising Stars

June 5, 2015 06:01 CET

Fourteen young and talented automotive executives have been selected as Rising Stars within the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe....
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Ford GT maker will build new London black cab

June 5, 2015 06:01 CET

Canada's Multimatic, which specializes in building niche cars such as the Ford GT and Aston Martin One-77, will start production in the UK next year of the Metrocab plug-in hybrid taxi to meet growing demand for low-emission cabs....
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Western European sales rebound slowed in May

June 4, 2015 13:59 CET

Western European car registrations rose 0.2 percent in May as the region's stop-go recovery faltered in some markets and sales were hit by fewer working days....
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UK new-car registrations up 2.4% in May

June 4, 2015 11:08 CET

UK new-car registrations in May rose by 2.4 percent, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), said today. Sales were up 5.7 percent in the first five months, boosted by a fourfold increase in ultra-low emission vehicles, the organization said....
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2015 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Horst Hanschur

June 4, 2015 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2015 Rising Stars awards. Every day through today one of the 14 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Sales OEM is Horst Hanschur of Audi....
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