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Bosch, Faurecia, ZF grow in 2013; combined Europe sales for top 30 rise 7%
Aug. 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Europe's biggest suppliers rebounded last year as the region showed signs of recovery in the final months of 2013. Overall 2013 European sales by suppliers in the top 30 ...


Ford Fiesta, VW Polo make big moves in Web world
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15
The Ford Fiesta and VW Polo were big Web winners during the second quarter. Other stars were the Land Rover Discovery, BMW X6 and Toyota Yaris, according to study. ...


Europe's slump creates new opportunities at the top
Aug. 13, 2014 06:01 CET | UPDATED: Aug. 14 13:50 CET -- Volvo data updated in PDF
Europe's car sales slump took its toll on the executive ranks at automakers active in the region. Just 13 of the 37 executives who topped their organizational charts befo ...


Lamborghini's special power to punctuate popularity
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13 | UPDATED: Aug. 13 17:40 CET -- corrects height of front lift
Nothing can prepare you for the sudden popularity that comes with driving a Lamborghini. One minute you're as average as white bread, the next minute you're being photogr ...


Volkswagen, Renault are Europe's engine plant leaders
Aug. 1, 2014 06:01 CET
Automotive News Europe's Guide to Powertrains shows the 83 locations where 19 automakers and suppliers produce the engines and transmissions that help drive the au ...


Gesture recognition makes dials, buttons obsolete
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1
Buttons and dials may become obsolete to control your car's radio, heater and navigation system. That's because those functions can now be managed with the wave of the ha ...


Gesture recognition makes dials, buttons obsolete
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1
Buttons and dials may become obsolete to control your car's radio, heater and navigation system. That's because those functions can now be managed with the wave of the ha ...


BMW's iDrive earns high marks, but doesn't match Apple
7:37 am U.S. ET | June 27
BMW's iDrive system ranked highest in Germany and Italy for user experience in a recent test, but the automaker and its peers have a long way to go to match Apple. ...


Toyota exec ready to 'help' Nissan in Europe
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23
Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy says he's ready to “help” Nissan achieve its stated goal of becoming the top-selling Japanese automaker in the region. ...


Nissan wants e-NV200 to win sales from diesels
June 20, 2014 09:57 CET
Nissan wants fleet managers in Europe to turn away from diesel-powered delivery vans in favor of its new battery-powered e-NV200. ...


BMW, M-B, Porsche open to ideas, suppliers say
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche were named the top three automakers in terms of openness to supplier innovation, according to the 2014 European Supplier Choice Survey. ...


L.E.A.D.E.R. winners: Volvo, Audi, Continental
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Volvo, Audi and Continental are the 2014 winners of the Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center Leaders in European Automotive Development, Excellence, and ...


BMW, JLR, Daimler turn plant efficiency into profit
June 10, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Daimler ranked one, two and three in European plant capacity usage last year, according to data from research firm Inovev. All three automakers ...


Volvo, Conti, Audi are 2014 L.E.A.D.E.R. winners
June 6, 2014 13:33 CET
Volvo, Continental and Audi are the 2014 winners of the fifth annual Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center L.E.A.D.E.R. awards. ...


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