Obama says U.S.-EU trade talks are moving forward

March 28, 2014 09:44 CET
President Barack Obama said his administration is moving forward on establishing a trade pact between the U.S. and EU. Automakers are lobbying hard for the pact to end import tariffs and adopt standard safety and environmental regulations.... Read More »


Europe car sales up for 5th month in January on economic rebound

Feb. 18, 2014 08:19 CET
European new-car sales rose for a fifth consecutive month in January as the start of an economic recovery in countries sharing the euro encouraged purchases. Registrations increased 5 percent, industry association ACEA said.... Read More »


Growth of 2% forecast for Europe car market

Jan. 28, 2014 17:04 CET
Europe's car market will probably expand 2 percent this year as demand recovers, ACEA said.... Read More »


European December car sales jump 13%, boosted by discounting

Jan. 16, 2014 08:34 CET
European new-car sales surged 13 percent in December, boosted by price cuts. Full-year sales fell by nearly 2 percent to 12.3 million, the lowest number since 1995 but a more modest decline than feared.... Read More »


Ford of Europe chief sees replacement demand driving car sales in 2014

Jan. 14, 2014 15:28 CET
Ford of Europe chief Stephen Odell said new-car sales in the automaker's 19 main European markets may rise almost 6 percent this year as customers replace aging vehicles.... Read More »


PSA's Varin will succeed Marchionne as ACEA president

Dec. 6, 2013 16:21 CET
PSA CEO Philippe Varin will succeed Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne as the president of ACEA, the European automakers lobby group.... Read More »


European new-car sales rise 5% in October

Nov. 19, 2013 08:34 CET
European car registrations rose 5 percent in October, marking the first back-to-back gains in monthly sales in two years, as a government scrappage program helped push a delivery surge in Spain.... Read More »



Fiat drops out of Europe's top ten brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2013
Last month, Fiat sold just 15 more cars in Europe than Skoda. The Italian marque is no longer one of Europe's top 10 brands by vehicle sales.... Read More »


ACEA's new chief Jonnaert takes up office

Oct. 1, 2013 13:38 CET
Erik Jonnaert started as the new secretary general of ACEA today. He succeeds Ivan Hodac.... Read More »



Audi's amazing August provides parent VW Group some relief

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
Audi made history last month. It is the first premium brand to rank as high as No. 2 in total European monthly sales. That good news, however, was offset by bad news at sister brand Volkswagen.... Read More »


European car sales fall 6% in June

July 16, 2013 08:19 CET
European car sales fell by just over 6% in June to a two-decade monthly low as the region's weak economy hurt demand at Volkswagen, Opel, Fiat and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen. Bright spots were Ford, Dacia and Seat.... Read More »



ACEA appoints new top official

June 21, 2013 11:45 CET
ACEA, the European automakers lobby group, named former Proctor & Gamble executive Erik Jonnaert as its secretary general to succeed Ivan Hodac... Read More »


Europe plant capacity crisis to extend to 2016

June 21, 2013 06:01 CET
Europe's worsening car factory overcapacity is not expected to improve for at least another three years, according to IHS Automotive. To deal with the problem automakers have been closing plants or making radical changes to fill capacity in Europe.... Read More »


European car sales sink to 20-year low in May

June 18, 2013 11:15 CET
European car sales fell to a 20-year low in May as rising joblessness caused by a recession in the euro region reduced demand. Registrations dropped 6 percent to 1.08 million vehicles with all volume automakers reporting sales declines.... Read More »


EU-China trade dispute could put European carmakers' sales at risk

June 7, 2013 12:31 CET
A trade dispute between the EU and China could hit European automakers' sales in China. A tariff on cars with larger engines would hurt German premium automakers BMW, Mercedes and Audi.... Read More »


Europe car sales rise for first time in 19 months

May 17, 2013 08:34 CET
European car sales rose for the first time in 19 months on strong demand in the UK and a rebound in Germany. Registrations in April increased 2 percent to 1.08 million vehicles from 1.06 million cars a year earlier, industry association ACEA said.... Read More »


Valeo Q1 sales edge higher as China, N.A. demand offsets Europe weakness

April 25, 2013 06:01 CET
French supplier Valeo said first-quarter sales rose slightly as demand in China and North America helped offset a slump in Europe's car markets.... Read More »


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