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"21.02.2017 21:05:30" europe.autonews.com BMW, Mobileye in deal to collect map data for self-driving cars BMW and Mobileye signed an agreement to install Mobileye's data generation technology in BMW cars starting with 2018 models.
"21.02.2017 17:47:22" europe.autonews.com PSA says it will honor existing Opel job guarantees PSA Group told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that it would uphold Opel and Vauxhall job guarantees if it buys the GM's European arm, though some analysts say thousands of job losses are likely eventually.
"21.02.2017 16:38:49" autonews.com Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. Automotive News Print Editor RIck Johnson was there when it happened.
"21.02.2017 15:44:59" europe.autonews.com Daimler will open Russia plant in 2019 Daimler will establish its first factory in Russia to build SUVs and the E-class sedan. The factory, located northwest of Moscow, will open in 2019, the automaker said. #Daimler to open plant in Russia:
"21.02.2017 15:44:19" europe.autonews.com VW softens some cost cut demands, workers say VW Group has rowed back on some demands for larger cost cuts than previously agreed with unions at its core VW brand, the company's labor bosses works, as both sides seek to end a dispute over implementing a turnaround plan.
"21.02.2017 12:55:35" europe.autonews.com Geely, PSA will bid for Lotus owner Proton, reports say Chinese automaker Geely and France's PSA Group are expected for struggling Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings, owner of the UK sports-car maker Lotus, reports said.
"21.02.2017 12:53:57" europe.autonews.com China's Techrules will debut Giugiaro-styled supercar Chinese startup Techrules will debut a supercar at the Geneva auto show next month styled by Italian designers Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio. The as yet unnamed car will be the production version of the 1,030-hp GT96 concept unveiled in Geneva #Giugiaro-styled supercar about to debut:
"21.02.2017 12:53:05" europe.autonews.com British buyers jump into pickups The vacuum left by the death last year of Land Rover's utilitarian Defender has been quickly filled in the UK by one of the country's fastest-growing segments: the pickup. Pickups hot in Britain:
"21.02.2017 12:52:26" europe.autonews.com Incentive squeeze zaps Netherlands' electrified sales What happens if a government yanks generous incentives to buy electrified cars? Sales crash. At least they do in the Netherlands.
"21.02.2017 12:51:51" europe.autonews.com PSA willing to stick to labor agreements at Opel PSA said it would adhere to labor agreements at Opel. It also expressed its willingness to cooperate with Opel's works council to safeguard jobs if the French automaker buys the business from GM. #PSA willing to stick to labor agreements at #Opel:
"21.02.2017 09:52:20" europe.autonews.com VW may face UK emissions probe after politicians plan German fact-finding trip Volkswagen Group could face a government investigation over its diesel scandal in the UK after British government ministers plan to travel to Germany next month to quiz their opposite numbers over the emissions cheating.
"20.02.2017 17:45:45" europe.autonews.com VW, unions make headway in talks over turnaround plan VW's labor bosses and top executives are making headway in talks to resolve a dispute over the implementation of a turnaround plan. Labor leaders earlier this month halted cooperation with management on issues including overtime work and accused
"20.02.2017 17:45:23" europe.autonews.com Audi fires 4 engineers from diesel division Audi, which has been caught up in parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, has fired four engineers from its diesel division. The dismissed engineers include the automaker's engine development chief and a former head of emissions in the U.S., a UPDATED Story:
"20.02.2017 16:13:18" europe.autonews.com Audi fires 4 engineers from diesel unit Audi, which has been caught up in parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, has fired four engineers from its diesel division. The dismissed engineers include the automaker's engine development chief and a former head of emissions in the U.S., a #Audi fires 4 engineers from diesel unit:
"20.02.2017 16:12:37" europe.autonews.com China's Geely to bid for Lotus owner Proton, report says Chinese automaker Geely is expected to bid as early as this week for a strategic partnership with struggling Malaysian carmaker Proton, owner of the UK sports-car maker Lotus, Reuters reported.
"20.02.2017 13:50:04" europe.autonews.com UK union fears grow over future of GM's Vauxhall plants, report says PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares will meet union chiefs amid growing concerns over the future of Vauxhall plants if the French automaker buys the business from GM, Reuters reported. German media reports suggested PSA will continue production at Opel's German
"20.02.2017 13:49:10" europe.autonews.com Ford's big Russia gamble pays off as sales finally rise Ford has become the first major foreign automaker in Russia to see sales grow after three bad years, potentially vindicating its decision to double down on a notoriously volatile market when rivals including General Motors decided to quit. #Ford's sales in Russia rise:
"20.02.2017 13:48:33" europe.autonews.com How Ford found a recipe for profits in Europe GM hasn't made money in Europe since former U.S. President Bill Clinton was in office. If the world's third-largest automaker fails to unload its European division on PSA, it could look to its rival Ford for an example of how to make things work in the
"20.02.2017 13:48:08" europe.autonews.com VW Group sales rise 5% in January despite China, Brazil losses VW Group's global vehicle sales rose 5 percent last month as growth in Europe and the U.S. helped offset steep declines in China and Brazil.
"20.02.2017 13:47:47" europe.autonews.com Marchionne: Alfa to get 2 more crossovers Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says Alfa Romeo will soon have two more crossovers positioned below and above the Stelvio, the brand's first SUV. #Marchionne; #Alfa; two more crossovers planned:
"20.02.2017 13:45:37" europe.autonews.com PSA's takeover plan has analysts puzzled Carlos Tavares, PSA Group's energetic CEO, made a promise when he took over the struggling automaker in 2014: Let us fix the business, then we can look to forge partnerships that foster our growth. He's done the first part. Analysts puzzled y #PSA takeover plan:
"19.02.2017 15:58:44" europe.autonews.com PSA may vow to maintain Opel sites as CEO Tavares tours for support PSA CEO Carlos Tavares will meet with UK and France government leaders this week to discuss the potential purchase of GM's Opel and Vauxhall brands. To win support for the takeover, PSA will pledge to maintain Opel's independence, honor existing
"19.02.2017 15:58:16" europe.autonews.com PSA's Tavares will meet British PM about planned Vauxhall takeover PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss the automaker's planned acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall. Vauxhall plants in the UK are at risk if the takeover goes ahead and Britain has offered PSA assurances on
"18.02.2017 13:23:57" europe.autonews.com Why leave Europe's car market? So many reasons. Why is GM looking for a way out of Europe? That's easy. While home to many of the oldest and most venerable car brands in the world, Europe may also be the most brutally competitive and demanding market, with a complicated patchwork of regulations under
"18.02.2017 13:23:15" europe.autonews.com Once Buick's lifeline, Opel isn't so crucial anymore GM has already gotten more out of Opel for Buick than many ever would have imagined eight years ago -- the last time the automaker nearly sold the German carmaker.
"18.02.2017 13:22:43" europe.autonews.com Opel CEO sees PSA takeover as creating 'European champion,' paper says A takeover of GM's European arm, Opel, by PSA would make sense from an industrial point of view, a German newspaper reported, citing comments by Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann in a letter to employees. #Opel CEO sees #PSA takeover as creating a European champion; according to paper:
"18.02.2017 13:21:33" europe.autonews.com Nissan gives Micra a diesel to better battle VW Polo, Ford Fiesta Despite falling demand for diesels, Nissan decided to offer the powertrain in its new Micra in Europe. Nissan's head of planning, Philippe Klein, explained why in an interview with Automotive News Europe. #Nissan gives #Micra a diesel:
"17.02.2017 19:39:14" europe.autonews.com GM, PSA said to value Opel at $2 billion as talks advance GM and PSA are discussing a valuation for GM's Opel unit of about $2 billion as the automakers push to reach an agreement as soon as the end of next week, sources told Bloomberg.
"17.02.2017 16:32:33" autonews.com Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers? As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old idea -- becoming one-stop cockpit integrators.
"17.02.2017 16:30:38" europe.autonews.com Opel CEO says sale to PSA would start new chapter, report says A takeover of GM's European arm, Opel, by PSA would make sense from an industrial point of view, a German newspaper reported, citing comments by Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann in a letter to employees.
"17.02.2017 16:30:07" europe.autonews.com PSA's bid for Opel offers chance to thrive in tough Europe PSA's bid to create a European auto giant by acquiring GM's European unit may be the best chance Peugeot, Citroen and Opel have to thrive as high-volume, low-margin manufacturers.
"17.02.2017 13:38:28" europe.autonews.com PSA will be allowed to license GM's EV technology, report says General Motors will make available its electric-car technology to PSA if a deal to sell GM's Opel/Vauxhall business to the French automaker goes through, a German magazine reported.
"17.02.2017 13:37:58" europe.autonews.com France pledges daily contacts with UK, Germany on PSA-Opel deal France says it will evaluate the proposed sale of General Motors' Opel division to PSA in close daily consultation with the German and UK governments after saying it too learned of the announcement in the press.
"17.02.2017 13:37:28" europe.autonews.com Audi China dealers demand $4 billion to cover sales losses Audi dealers in China are demanding 28 billion yuan ($4 billion) to cover losses over the past three years that they blame on the automaker adding too many distributors, potentially worsening a sales decline that saw BMW and Mercedes overtake the luxury
"17.02.2017 13:37:04" europe.autonews.com BMW could shift car production to U.S. from Germany to avoid tariff BMW could conceivably shift some car production from Germany to its U.S. crossover plant if President Donald Trump follows through on threats to erect high barriers to trade.
"17.02.2017 13:36:32" europe.autonews.com Aston Martin looks to leverage Daimler technology without being bought Cooperation with a larger automaker and gaining access to large automaker technologies is Aston Martin's path to future success, CEO Andy Palmer told the first Automotive News Canada Congress Story includes correction:
"17.02.2017 10:58:01" europe.autonews.com Vauxhall future uncertain after GM-PSA deal and Brexit vote Less than 12 months after the UK's vote to leave the EU, Vauxhall's future is uncertain as GM mulls the sale of its European arm to PSA -- a move that may have been triggered by the Brexit vote.
"17.02.2017 10:16:33" europe.autonews.com Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 years and to improve the hatchback's competitiveness in the compact segment, the automaker has added so many extras to the latest model that it claims the
"17.02.2017 10:14:51" europe.autonews.com Aston Martin looks to leverage Daimler technology without being bought Cooperation with a larger automaker and gaining access to large automaker technologies is Aston Martin's path to future success, CEO Andy Palmer told the first Automotive News Canada Congress
"17.02.2017 10:14:28" europe.autonews.com Kia steps up product offensive in Europe Kia is stepping up its product offensive in Europe with the launches of new models such as a small SUV, a sporty sedan and replacements for its Rio and Picanto cars. The brand plans to introduce 22 new or replacement models, facelifts and derivatives in
"17.02.2017 10:14:07" europe.autonews.com Brexit puts Vauxhall at risk after PSA deal Less than 12 months after the UK's vote to leave the EU, Vauxhall's future is uncertain as owner General Motors mulls the sale of its unprofitable European arm to France's PSA -- a move that may have been triggered by the Brexit vote.
"17.02.2017 10:13:39" europe.autonews.com UK says PSA wishes to build on Vauxhall's success PSA has told the UK government it would seek to build on the strengths of the Vauxhall business if the company buys it. However two sources close to PSA said plant cuts were part of discussions to buy GM's Opel and Vauxhall brands, with UK sites in the
"16.02.2017 19:20:06" europe.autonews.com German economy minister expects PSA/Opel deal to go through German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries expects a deal between PSA and GM's Opel unit. German officials had held talks with senior managers in the two companies, she said.
"16.02.2017 18:45:00" europe.autonews.com GM tries to reassure UK, Germany over PSA-Opel talks GM played down the possibility of large-scale factory closures in Germany and Britain following any deal to sell its European brands to PSA, according to officials in both countries. However, PSA sources said plant closures were part of the automaker's
"16.02.2017 15:50:58" europe.autonews.com GM will not British business minister Greg Clark said he had been reassured by GM that the automaker did not intend to 'rationalize' its Vauxhall operations. Clark made the comments after meeting with GM to discuss its plan to sell Opel/Vauxhall to PSA Group.
"16.02.2017 15:50:24" autonews.com Ferrari will unveil fastest series car to date Ferrari will debut the 812 Superfast, its most powerful series production car to date. The mid-front-engine sports car is an updated version of the F12 berlinetta fitted with an enlarged variant of that model's naturally aspirated V-12 engine that
"16.02.2017 12:44:58" Automotive News Europe's cover photo
"16.02.2017 12:41:13" europe.autonews.com VW said to reduce Passat output in Germany due to parts shortage VW has been forced to reduce production of Passat cars at its Emden plant in Germany because of a shortage of components caused by a fire at one of its suppliers, a report said.
"16.02.2017 11:10:14" europe.autonews.com Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possible purchase of the GM unit by the French automaker. Europe registrations rose 10 percent last month, driven by extra selling days and robust demand in
"16.02.2017 11:09:53" europe.autonews.com Hyundai, Kia launch captive finance arm in Germany Hyundai and Kia plan to support their new-car sales in Europe by launching a captive financial services business, breaking away from partner Santander and starting with the foundation of a bank in Germany.
"16.02.2017 11:09:33" europe.autonews.com Aston Martin expects return to profitability in 2018 Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer expects a return to profitability in 2018 as the money-losing automaker invests heavily to update existing models and develop several new vehicles through 2019.
"16.02.2017 11:09:09" europe.autonews.com PSA buys Ambassador nameplate to win in India PSA has bought the rights to the Ambassador nameplate as part of its plan to return to India after a 20-year absence and win over local car buyers who are unfamiliar with the Peugeot marque. The Ambassador brand is best known for the Hindustan sedan,
"16.02.2017 11:08:31" europe.autonews.com PSA intends to keep Opel as a German brand, reports say PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares intends to keep Opel as a German company if the French automaker acquires the brand from GM, reports said. Tavares also is open to maintaining Opel's current management structure, the reports said. #PSA wants #Opel to remain a German brand, according to reports:
"16.02.2017 11:07:32" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler shares jump on GM speculation; Barra still not interested Fiat Chrysler shares have outpaced GM in the initial aftermath of a potential Opel sale, amid fresh speculation the two could combine. The problem: GM CEO Mary Barra still isn't interested.
"15.02.2017 17:38:30" europe.autonews.com GM, PSA bosses defend Opel deal under political fire GM and PSA mobilized their CEOs to defend the PSA's planned acquisition of GM's Opel against a German-led backlash that could derail the deal even before its terms are finalized. UPDATED Story:
"15.02.2017 16:47:01" europe.autonews.com Toyota sees plug-in hybrids catching on faster than conventional hybrids Toyota's chairman, who led the development of the Toyota Prius, expects the latest plug-in hybrid vehicles will catch on with consumers far more rapidly than the original Prius did. #Toyota sees plug-in hybrids catching on faster than conventional ones:
"15.02.2017 14:08:28" europe.autonews.com GM, PSA bosses try to sell Europe deal amid German, UK worries General Motors and PSA Group bosses are striving to calm worried governments in Germany and the UK over their plans for the French automaker to buy GM's European business Opel/Vauxhall. A hard sell...
"15.02.2017 14:07:29" europe.autonews.com Opel CEO mulls making the automaker into a pure electric brand, report says Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has been working on a strategy to turn the automaker into an electric car only brand in parallel to parent GM discussing a potential sale of the division to PSA, a German business magazine reported, citing company sources. #Opel CEO considers making the automaker into a pure electric brand, report says:
"15.02.2017 11:13:10" europe.autonews.com PSA's Tavares shifts to expansion mode with eye on Opel deal The auto racer leading PSA is entering the passing lane. CEO Carlos Tavares is exploring an acquisition of GM's Opel/Vauxhall European operations, a step that would vault PSA past Renault into the No. 2 spot among the region's automakers, behind VW Group. UDATE: Possible Merkel meeting:
"15.02.2017 10:45:47" europe.autonews.com GM CEO Barra at Opel HQ for talks with management General Motors CEO Mary Barra and President Dan Ammann are at Opel's headquarters in Ruesselsheim, Germany, after PSA and GM on Tuesday said they were exploring a potential deepening of strategic initiatives, including a sale of Opel to the French
"15.02.2017 09:48:49" europe.autonews.com Barra's move to sell Opel signals deeper change at GM If General Motors CEO Mary Barra succeeds in concluding a deal with PSA, she will have delivered in an unexpected way on her promise to have GM “disrupt ourselves” rather than wait to be jolted by outside forces.
"15.02.2017 09:47:56" europe.autonews.com PSA's Tavares shifts to expansion mode with eye on Opel deal The auto racer leading PSA is entering the passing lane. CEO Carlos Tavares is exploring an acquisition of GM's Opel/Vauxhall European operations, a step that would vault PSA past Renault into the No. 2 spot among the region's automakers, behind VW Group.
"14.02.2017 21:44:59" europe.autonews.com How a GM sale of Opel could open door to purchase of FCA Removing Opel from GM's brand offerings could, ironically, make it more attractive for GM to purchase all or parts of FCA, which is still actively seeking a merger partner. That is, if GM were interested.
"14.02.2017 21:44:28" europe.autonews.com GM looks to sell European unit to PSA seven years after aborted deal GM and PSA said they are discussing a potential sale of Opel to PSA. GM had a deal to unload its money-losing European division in 2009 before backing out at the last minute, saying its prospects there had improved.
"14.02.2017 21:44:07" europe.autonews.com PSA's plan to acquire Opel hits potential German hurdle PSA's proposal to buy Opel ran into a potential hurdle in Germany, with politicians and labor leaders vowing to protect jobs and the unit's manufacturing footprint in the country. However France voiced support for PSA's plan.
"14.02.2017 21:43:40" autonews.com GM's talks to sell Opel are a blow to best management team in years GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow for Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann and the best management team the unit has had in years.
"14.02.2017 21:43:06" europe.autonews.com VW, Bosch diesel settlements receive preliminary court approval A U.S. judge granted preliminary approval of a VW settlement to pay at least $1.22 billion to fix or buy back nearly 80,000 polluting 3.0 liter diesel-engine vehicles. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer also granted preliminary approval to Bosch's
"14.02.2017 16:57:40" europe.autonews.com Daimler to focus on electric Smart cars in U.S., Canada Daimler will stop selling combustion engine Smart cars in the U.S. and Canada and focus the brand on electric versions of the Smart ForTwo models in the two markets as sales at the brand fell 16 percent in the U.S. last year.
"14.02.2017 16:57:17" europe.autonews.com Tata Motors posts 96% profit plunge as Land Rover sales decline Tata Motors has reported a 96 percent fall in net profit for its third quarter, citing sharply lower earnings at its Jaguar Land Rover unit and losses in its domestic business.
"14.02.2017 16:56:54" europe.autonews.com Zetsche's Daimler pay drops 21% in 2016 Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche's total pay including bonuses dropped 21 percent to 7.6 million euros last year. Including share awards, his total compensation was 13.8 million euros.
"14.02.2017 16:56:31" europe.autonews.com Nissan, BMW, Porsche face fuel economy probes in S. Korea South Korea has filed a complaint against Nissan alleging the automaker manipulated the fuel economy test results of its Infiniti Q50. BMW and Porsche are also being investigated. The latest action comes after sales of some Nissan, BMW and Porsche cars
"14.02.2017 16:55:56" europe.autonews.com Nissan, BMW, Porsche face fuel economy probes in S. Korea South Korea has filed a complaint against Nissan alleging the automaker manipulated the fuel economy test results of its Infiniti Q50. BMW and Porsche are also being investigated. The latest action comes after sales of some Nissan, BMW and Porsche cars
"14.02.2017 16:55:32" europe.autonews.com Daimler strikes EV agreement with workers at German plant Daimler has struck an agreement with workers at Mercedes's biggest transmission factory in Germany, under which work on electric vehicles will be based at the plant. The Untertuerkheim transmission site, which employs 19,000 people, would be particularly
"14.02.2017 16:55:10" europe.autonews.com Grammer to sell stake to Ningbo Jifeng Germany's Grammer said it plans to sell a 9.2 percent stake to China's Ningbo as the automotive interiors maker looks to counter activist shareholders the Hastor family, who have campaigned for seats on the supervisory board.
"14.02.2017 16:54:48" autonews.com EU clears German plan for EV charging network The European Commission said it had approved German plans for an EV charging network across the country. The plan, at a total cost of 300 million euros over four years, will require that the electricity comes from renewable energy sources, with contracts
"14.02.2017 16:54:23" europe.autonews.com Daimler invests in U.S. vehicle finance app Daimler is investing a double-digit million-euro amount into AutoGravity, a smartphone-based U.S. vehicle leasing and financing app as part of a broader push by the carmaker to build a digital platform for financial services.
"14.02.2017 16:53:47" europe.autonews.com GM, PSA confirm talks for PSA to buy Opel General Motors and PSA said they are discussing a potential sale of Opel to PSA as part of an initiative aimed at improving profitability and operational efficiency.
"14.02.2017 09:23:37" europe.autonews.com Land Rover Defender's spirit to be revived by chemical company Jaguar Land Rover halted production of the original Land Rover Defender over a year ago, but now Ineos Group, a company better known for chemical production, is bankrolling an attempt at reviving the rugged model's heritage. #LandRover #Defender might be back:
"13.02.2017 20:35:29" autonews.com Chevy's 2017 Cruze diesel hits milestone with 52 mpg highway rating The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel will achieve the highest highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid/electric vehicle on the market. http://www.autonews.com/article/20170213/OEM04/170219954/chevys-2017-cruze-diesel-hits-milestone-with-52-mpg-highway-rating?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
"13.02.2017 20:34:17" europe.autonews.com PSA sees Trump's Iran stance boosting market lead PSA is pushing ahead with an Iranian plant investment and production ramp-up in the face of a hardened U.S. stance against Tehran under President Donald Trump that could play to the automaker's advantage, a senior executive said. #PSA pushes ahead with Iranian plant investment & production ramp-up:
"13.02.2017 14:43:57" europe.autonews.com VW CEO slams infighting as spat escalates over worker agreement VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller sought to calm nerves at the automaker as festering disputes with labor leaders and allegations from former Chairman Ferdinand Piech threatened to disrupt efforts to overcome its diesel-cheating scandal. #VW CEO slams infighting; spat escalates over worker agreement:
"13.02.2017 13:28:38" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler scraps plans for Alfa Romeo Giulia Sport Wagon Fiat Chrysler has scrapped plans for an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sport Wagon after deciding that the model would be a little too much like the brand's first-ever crossover, the Stelvio. No #AlfaRomeo Giulia sport wagon after all; #FiatChrysler:
"13.02.2017 12:02:18" autonews.com VW works council says talks over strategy pact broken off without results VW Group's cost-cutting deal with unions was left in limbo after talks between labor leaders and top executives over the implementation of the turnaround plan were broken off without an agreement. #VW works council says talks over strategy pact broken off - no results:
"13.02.2017 12:01:08" europe.autonews.com Audi reaches two-year wage deal with Hungary workers Audi's Hungarian unit has reached an agreement with its workers' union on wage rises for the next two years. The automaker will increase base salaries by 30,000 forints ($103) per month as of January this year, and by another 30,000 forints from the start #Audi reaches 2-year wage deal with Hungary workers:
"13.02.2017 12:00:23" europe.autonews.com Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites New-car sales in Ireland fell in January as the British pound's sharp decline after the Brexit vote caused a surge in used-car imports from the UK. Irish new-car sales down in January; #Brexit:
"13.02.2017 08:37:06" europe.autonews.com Ex-VW chairman Piech refuses to testify in German emissions inquiry Former VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech has refused to testify to German lawmakers investigating a possible government's role in the VW emissions scandal. Ex-VW chairman Piech refuses to testify in German emissions inquiry:
"11.02.2017 14:10:11" europe.autonews.com AvtoVAZ will make money next year, Ghosn says Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn said Friday that he expected its Russian unit, AvtoVAZ, to be profitable next year, even if the Lada maker's home market remains volatile. Ghosn is bullish about AvtoVAZ because of the company's midterm recovery plan that includes #Ghosn predicts Ato VAZ will make money next year:
"11.02.2017 14:08:36" europe.autonews.com Ghosn outlines Brexit, NAFTA uncertainties facing Renault-Nissan Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn acknowledged that uncertainties surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union and a possible renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement under President Donald Trump posed “risks” for Renault and its Japanese #Ghosn talks about #Brexit, #NAFTA - uncertainties facing Renault-Nissan:
"11.02.2017 14:07:14" europe.autonews.com Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads' Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. To stand out in the crowded sector the automaker has done something out of character -- it has given the C-HR a polarizing design. #Toyota gives C-HR quirky design:
"10.02.2017 17:52:08" europe.autonews.com Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche will be interim trucks boss Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to CEO Dieter Zetsche, will leave the company 'at his own request and for personal reasons.' Zetsche will take over Bernhard's duties until a successor is Bernhard quits #Daimler; #Zetsche will be interim trucks boss:
"10.02.2017 13:34:13" europe.autonews.com Renault sets new midterm goals after strong earnings Renault set itself ambitious new midterm goals after operating profit surged 38 percent to 3.28 billion euros in 2016 on 51.2 billion euros in revenue. Renault's new goals include a 7 percent operating margin and 70 billion euros in revenue by 2022. UPDATED Story: #Renault sets new midterm goals after strong earnings.
"10.02.2017 13:32:23" europe.autonews.com Ghosn says France stake hinders deeper Renault ties with Nissan Renault and alliance partner Nissan are ready to forge closer capital ties but will only do so if France sells its Renault stake, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. With little warning to Ghosn or the French automaker's board, the government increased its stake in #Ghosn says France stake hinders deeper #Renault ties with #Nissan:
"10.02.2017 10:32:08" europe.autonews.com PSA referred to French prosecutors over diesel emissions PSA has been referred to prosecutors over suspected diesel emissions cheating in France. The automaker, which has until now largely avoided scrutiny, is the fourth carmaker to be referred for possible prosecution by authorities, after Volkswagen, Renault
"10.02.2017 08:59:15" europe.autonews.com Peugeot delays 5008 to protect hot-selling 3008 Peugeot has delayed the launch of its 5008 large SUV by two months to protect output of its strong-selling 3008 compact crossover. Both models were affected by a fire at supplier Recticel's plant in the Czech Republic. The 5008 will now arrive in late #Peugeotto delay 5008 to protect hot-selling 3008:
"10.02.2017 08:57:39" europe.autonews.com Renault sets new midterm goals after record earnings Renault posted record full-year sales and profit and set itself ambitious new midterm goals. Operating profit surged 38 percent to 3.28 billion euros in 2016 on a 51.2 billion euros in revenue, lifting operating margin to 6.4 percent from 5.2 percent. After record earnings #Renault sets new midterm goals:
"10.02.2017 08:56:58" europe.autonews.com Former front-runner for CEO role Bernhard to leave Daimler, report says Daimler trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a maverick manager once seen as a successor to CEO Dieter Zetsche, has made clear he does not want his contract extended, German magazine Der Spiegel said. Report: Former front-runner for CEO role at #Daimler to leave:
"10.02.2017 08:55:58" europe.autonews.com Why Renault's investment in Dacia keeps paying big dividends Renault's investment in Dacia continues to pay off in the showroom and on the balance sheet. The low-frills brand set new sales records worldwide, maintaining the marque as a money-maker for its parent. #Renault's investment in #Dacia keeps paying dividends - here's why:
"09.02.2017 17:07:59" europe.autonews.com EU will be tougher on gov'ts soft on emissions cheating The EU plans more legal action soon against governments that have failed to police emissions test cheating by automakers in the wake of the VW Group diesel scandal, EU industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said. UPDATE to this story:
"09.02.2017 17:07:11" europe.autonews.com Nissan used defeat device in Qashqai, S. Korean court rules A South Korean court ruled against Nissan in an emissions case, siding with the government in its accusations that the automaker had used a so-called defeat device in some diesel variants of its Qashqai SUV. The models were produced at Nissan's UK plant S. Korean court rules: #Nissan used defeat device in #Qashqai
"09.02.2017 13:27:18" europe.autonews.com Piech returns to settle old scores in diesel scandal Ferdinand Piech abruptly departed Volkswagen Group nearly two years ago. Now the former VW chairman is looking to settle old scores and has rekindled accusations that top managers knew about falsified emissions tests months before publicly admitting to #DieselScandal: Piech returns to settle old scores:
"09.02.2017 12:40:39" europe.autonews.com EU to take more legal action against nations soft on automakers The European Union will soon take more legal action against governments who have failed to crack down on car industry cheating, Elzbieta Bienkowska, Europe's industry commissioner said, accusing them of obstructing the EU's own efforts.
"09.02.2017 12:40:16" europe.autonews.com EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year's 6.8 percent gain, said European auto industry association ACEA.'Uncertainty is expected to overshadow 2017,' ACEA said, citing political developments #ACEA reports #EU car sales growth expected to slow:
"09.02.2017 12:39:00" europe.autonews.com McLaren will move chassis output to UK from Austria McLaren Automotive will invest nearly 50 million pounds ($62 million) to bring production of its carbon fiber chassis to northern England from Austria, a move it said was initiated long before the Brexit vote. McLaren will begin building the facility in #McLaren moves chassis output to UK from Austria:
"09.02.2017 12:37:56" europe.autonews.com Nissan's quarterly profit drops 15% on yen, incentives Nissan reported a 15 percent drop in operating profit to 163.51 billion yen ($1.40 billion) in the latest quarter as foreign exchange losses, falling revenue and rising incentives sapped earnings. #Nissan's quarterly profit drops 15% on yen, incentives:
"09.02.2017 09:46:26" europe.autonews.com UK plans to remove insurance barriers for self-driving cars The UK plans to introduce new insurance rules to ensure victims of accidents involving self-driving cars are compensated quickly in a bid to remove a major obstacle for a growing branch of the industry. The British government expects the global market for UK plans to remove insurance barriers for self-drivin cars:
"09.02.2017 09:45:32" europe.autonews.com Citroen sees small SUV concept replacing C3 Picasso Citroen will reveal a small SUV concept at the Geneva auto show next month that previews a future rival to the Renault Captur and Fiat 500X as well as a replacement for the C3 Picasso in the shrinking subcompact minivan segment. #Citroen about to reveal small SUV concept to replace C3 Picasso:
"09.02.2017 09:44:14" Automotive News Europe's cover photo
"08.02.2017 20:05:30" europe.autonews.com BMW taps turbos to make new 7 series more powerful BMW's new 7-series sedan will get a gasoline-powered twin-turbo variant with 610 hp, a boost of 70 hp on the flagship model's most powerful predecessor. The upgrade means the new 7 series can go 0 to 100 kph in 3.7 seconds compared with 4.6 seconds for #BMW taps turbos to make new 7 series more powerful:
"08.02.2017 20:03:16" europe.autonews.com VW mulls steps against Piech over diesel claims against board VW said it was weighing steps against ex-Chairman Ferdinand Piech after media reports that Piech had accused supervisory board members of inaction after learning of VW's diesel-emissions cheating in the U.S. #VW mulls legal steps against Piech over diesel claims against board:
"08.02.2017 18:05:19" europe.autonews.com Russia sales fall 5% despite expected market rebound New-car sales in Russia fell 5 percent last month, despite predictions from the country's industry association and other market watchers that registrations would begin to rebound. The market is expected to recover after a four-year decline and grow by up New-car sales in Russia fall 5%:
"08.02.2017 18:04:03" europe.autonews.com VW union accuses Diess of undermining cost-cutting deal VW Group's works council has accused executives including brand chief Herbert Diess of undermining a cost-cutting deal forged late last year. Labor leaders said the managers had breached the November pact by ruling out possible hirings in the first half #VW union accuses Diess of undermining cost-cutting deal:
"08.02.2017 15:52:25" autonews.com The Volvo numbers that stood out Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5.55 billion in liquidity and a net cash position of $2.13 billion. Latest ANE blog: #Volvo numbers stand out.
"08.02.2017 15:51:14" europe.autonews.com Renault-Nissan nears GM global sales after Mitsubishi rescue The Renault-Nissan alliance came just short of matching General Motors and joining the ranks of the three biggest automakers by global sales, after CEO Carlos Ghosn rescued a Japanese peer last year. Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi combined delivered 9.96
"08.02.2017 15:38:40" europe.autonews.com BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills the hole left by Karim Habib's departure last month and helps address some of the upheaval at the luxury carmaker's styling department. Jozef Kaban's stellar career at VW Group has includes stops at Bugatti, Audi and Skoda.
"08.02.2017 10:05:14" europe.autonews.com Volvo upbeat on 2017 after 66% earnings jump Volvo Cars reported double-digit improvements in 2016 earnings and revenue on Wednesday and forecast a fourth consecutive year of record sales for 2017. Operating profit rose 66 percent to 11 billion Swedish crowns ($1.24 billion) and revenue increased 10 #Volvo upbeat on 2017 after 66% earnings jump:
"08.02.2017 10:03:18" europe.autonews.com Volvo CEO predicts 4th straight year of record sales Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson expects the automaker to build on recent success and set a new all-time sales record for a fourth consecutive year in 2017. The executive explained to Automotive News Europe that he is bullish in part because Volvo will debut #Volvo CEO predicts 4th straight year of record sales:
"08.02.2017 10:01:06" europe.autonews.com Italian diesel probe omitted key tests for Fiat Chrysler models Fiat Chrysler vehicles were allowed to skip key tests for illegal engine software during Italy's main emissions-cheating investigation following the VW Group scandal, according to the transport ministry's own report.
"07.02.2017 17:20:56" europe.autonews.com BMW will pay $478 million to fix water-damaged vehicles BMW has agreed to pay up to $477.7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit covering about 318,000 U.S. luxury car owners who may have suffered water damage harming electrical components in vehicle trunks. #BMW
"07.02.2017 15:52:45" europe.autonews.com E.ON, Clever team up to build fast EV charging network in Europe German energy group E.ON has entered a strategic partnership with Denmark's Clever to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles in Europe at a time when automakers are gearing up to rollout a range of long-range EVs in the next
"07.02.2017 15:52:15" europe.autonews.com GM's Q4 profits hit by weak pound following Brexit vote GM said on Tuesday that fourth-quarter net income fell in part due to $500 million in foreign exchange losses, caused mainly by the decline of the British pound after the UK's vote to leave the EU. GM's European arm, which prior to the Brexit vote #GM's profits hit during Q4; #Brexit
"07.02.2017 12:54:48" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler emissions case referred to French prosecutors French investigators have referred Fiat Chrysler for possible prosecution after alleging some of the automaker's diesels produce NOx emissions that are several times higher than regulatory limits. FCA is the the third manufacturer after VW Group and #FiatChrysler emissions case referred to French prosecutors:
"07.02.2017 12:53:43" europe.autonews.com Opel makes new Insignia wagon lighter, longer Opel/Vauxhall has made the new Insignia wagon 200kg lighter and longer than rivals from Mercedes and Audi while borrowing heavily from its 2013 Monza concept to give the midsize model a sleek look. The Insignia Sports Tourer will debut at next month's New look for #Opel #Insignia wagon:
"06.02.2017 19:02:02" europe.autonews.com Lear to buy Grupo Antolin's seating unit for 286 million euros Lear said it agreed to buy Grupo Antolin's automotive seating unit for 286 million euros in a bid to expand sales abroad. For Antolin, the sale will let the Spain-based interiors specialist improve its production capabilities, open new factories and
"06.02.2017 19:01:31" europe.autonews.com VW to cap CEO pay at 10 million euros, report says VW is planning to cap the annual pay package of its CEO at 10 million euros and keep wages for other management board members below that, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. #VW plans to cap CEO pay, report says:
"06.02.2017 19:00:31" europe.autonews.com Luxembourg opens criminal case over VW emissions scandal Luxembourg has started criminal proceedings in response to the VW Group diesel-emissions scandal, saying that regulators had been cheated by car manufacturers. The EU country's infrastructure minister said it was lodging a complaint with prosecutors #VW Group faces more charges as Luxembourg opens criminal case:
"06.02.2017 18:02:20" europe.autonews.com Check out the ANE monthly magazine for February The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at whether Russia sales are ready to rebound after a four-year drought during which sales halved. Check out our #ANE monthly magazine for February!
"06.02.2017 18:00:14" europe.autonews.com Toyota's global profit declines 39%, but Europe earnings rise 11% Toyota reported a 39 percent decline in global operating profit in the latest quarter as foreign exchange losses and higher expenses offset an increase in worldwide sales. Operating profit plunged to 438.5 billion yen ($3.76 billion) in the fiscal third #Toyota's global profit declines 39%; Europe earlings rise 11%, according to reports:
"06.02.2017 17:59:09" europe.autonews.com Western European car sales show strong start to 2017 Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy and Spain, according to industry data compiled by LMC Automotive. Strong start to car sales in 2017 for Western Europe:
"06.02.2017 17:58:09" europe.autonews.com Russia sales slump forecast to end, but rapid recovery unlikely After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimistic that 2017 will bring signs of recovery for a market with the potential to become Europe's biggest for new-car sales. Russia sales slump forecast to end; not rapid recovery expected:
"06.02.2017 11:53:30" europe.autonews.com UK new-car sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, spurred on by the first increase in demand from private consumers since March last year. The rise came despite fears a vote to leave the EU in June would hit private car sales.
"06.02.2017 10:40:55" europe.autonews.com Toyota, Suzuki outline plans to deepen collaboration Toyota and Suzuki announced Monday that they have agreed to start concrete talks about collaborating in environmentally friendly technologies, safety systems, information technology and the mutual supply of products and components.
"06.02.2017 10:40:34" autonews.com PSA will assemble Peugeot 3008, 508 in Kenya PSA will begin assembling the Peugeot 3008 and 508 models in Kenya with local partner URYSIA, its long-standing Kenyan importer and distributor. The automaker previously assembled vehicles in the east African country between 1974 and 2002.
"06.02.2017 09:07:09" europe.autonews.com VW sued by first major German customer over diesel scandal Volkswagen Group is being sued by German fish distributor Deutsche See for misrepresenting a fleet of vehicles it leased as environmentally friendly, making the company the first major German customer to sue VW over its emissions-cheating scandal.
"06.02.2017 09:06:44" europe.autonews.com Jaguar, Honda, Jeep rose fastest in 2016 by tapping crossover craze Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall vehicle sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million, easily exceeding initial analyst expectations that the region's volume would increase by a maximum of 4
"06.02.2017 09:06:19" europe.autonews.com VW exec predicts a fast rollout for group's EV lineup Christian Senger, director of VW Group's electric model line, is predicting a fast model rollout with the launch of the VW I.D. in 2020. Audi, Skoda and Seat will also build models on the new MEB EV platform at an early stage, Senger said.
"06.02.2017 09:05:56" europe.autonews.com Thieves take 2 trailer loads of JLR engines in minutes Thieves in central England stole two trailer loads of new engines from the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull, England, this week. JLR will not say how many or which engines were stolen, but they are valued at 3 million pounds ($3.75 million).
"06.02.2017 09:05:27" autonews.com Maserati recalls nearly 40,000 U.S. vehicles on fire risk Maserati North America is recalling at least 39,381 Quattroporte, Ghibli, and Levante vehicles in the U.S. after discovering two defects that could lead to fires.
"03.02.2017 18:47:25" europe.autonews.com Ex-VW chairman Piech testifies in Winterkorn probe VW Group's former Chairman, Ferdinand Piech, who left the company following a showdown with ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn in 2015, has testified to prosecutors investigating Winterkorn's involvement in the carmaker's diesel-emission cheating scandal, according #VW's ex-chairman Ferdinand Piech testifies in Wintekorn probe; #DieselEmisionCheatingScandal
"03.02.2017 18:44:00" europe.autonews.com Range Rover will launch Porsche Macan, BMW X6 rival, report says Land Rover will launch a sporty Range Rover to rival the Porsche Macan and BMW X6, a report said. The SUV will sit between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport and will be called the Velar, according to the report. #RangeRover plans launch for #PorscheMacan, #BMWX6 rival; according to report:
"03.02.2017 11:49:42" europe.autonews.com Hastor family says it's not seeking a hostile takeover of Grammer Bosnia's Hastor family said its demand to replace nearly half of Grammer's supervisory board should not be construed as an aggressive move to gain control of the company.
"03.02.2017 11:48:50" europe.autonews.com Tata's Tamo brand will unveil halo sports car to help shed budget image Tata Motors will unveil a concept at the Geneva auto show next month that could preview the first model sold under its new, upscale Tamo brand. Tata, which owns Jaguar Land Rover, is seeking to shed its budget image with the brand. #Tata's #Tamo: Racy times ahead:
"03.02.2017 08:56:28" europe.autonews.com ANE's February issue goes live Monday The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 6. The new edition looks at whether Russia sales are ready to rebound after a four-year drought during which sales halved. ANE's February issue goes live Monday!
"03.02.2017 08:54:58" youtube.com Audi #DriveProgress Big Game Commercial – “Daughter” Progress is in every decision we make, every technology we invent, every vehicle we build. It's our past, our future, our reason to exist. Audi of America is... #Audi Super Bowl commercial with a message: #PayEquality
"03.02.2017 08:51:10" europe.autonews.com Honda earnings surge 27% on North America, China Robust sales in North America and China, along with lower recall costs, powered a 27 percent surge in operating profit at Honda in the latest quarter. The sales increase and falling costs more than offset huge foreign exchange losses. #Honda earings up by 27%; robust sales in North America and China:
"02.02.2017 18:46:43" autonews.com Daimler, Nissan reviewing collaboration at Mexico auto plant Daimler and Nissan are re-examining the scope of collaboration at their planned Mexican factory that's set to make Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti cars. #Daimler, #Nissan review collaboration at Mexico auto plant:
"02.02.2017 18:45:23" autonews.com Suppliers to the new Renault Megane Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's factory in Palencia, Spain. Output is expected to peak at more than 210,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170202/CUTAWAY01/161229952/suppliers-to-the-new-renault-megane?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
"02.02.2017 14:39:29" youtube.com KIA Super Bowl Commercials 2017 Melissa McCarthy “Hero's Journey” MOST FUNNY AD EVER! More Funny Super Bowl 2017 Commercials. Subscribe Now. Super Bowl 2017, 2017 Super Bowl Ads, Super Bowl 2017 Commercial 2017 Super Bowl Ads, Top Super Bowl C... This will brighten your day! #Kia
"02.02.2017 14:34:39" europe.autonews.com Alfa's relaunch costs will be recouped by platform-sharing with Maserati, Dodge, Jeep, Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has said the automaker will offset the high costs of relaunching Alfa Romeo by sharing the brand's Giorgio platform with Maserati, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. Marchionne talks about Alfa's relaunch costs: #Marchionne #FiatChrysler #Alfa #Maserati #Dodge
"02.02.2017 14:33:10" europe.autonews.com Opel expects Crossland X to win more women buyers Opel/Vauxhall's decision to use a crossover design for its new Crossland X minivan will help the automaker to win more women buyers, executives said, citing the high seating position and the OnStar 24-hour concierge service as some of the features favored #Opel expects #CrosslandX to win over more women:
"02.02.2017 14:32:25" europe.autonews.com Ferrari Q4 earnings rise 38%, expectations for 2017 rise Ferrari reported a 38 percent rise in fourth-quarter adjusted core earnings and gave a strong guidance for 2017. #Ferrari Q4 earnings up by 38%:
"02.02.2017 11:29:23" europe.autonews.com Thyssenkrupp to produce springs, stabilizers at new plant in China German supplier Thyssenkrupp will build a factory in the east China city of Pinghu to produce springs and stabilizers for a variety of automaking customers. ThyssenKrupp's plans for new plant in China:
"02.02.2017 11:27:38" europe.autonews.com Auto demand lifts chipmaker Infineon's first-quarter profit by 12% German chipmaker Infineon reported a 12 percent rise in first-quarter profit on strong demand for its chips from automakers and stuck to its full-year forecast for revenue growth and profit margin. Chipmaker Infineon's first quarter profits up due to auto demand:
"02.02.2017 11:26:49" europe.autonews.com Mazda profit falls 71% on foreign exchange losses Mazda's operating profit tumbled 71 percent in the latest quarter, as foreign exchange rate losses hit earnings and offset small sales gains. Mazda profit falls 71% on foreign exchange losses: #Mazda
"02.02.2017 08:55:45" Automotive News Europe's cover photo
"02.02.2017 08:54:18" europe.autonews.com Italy's January sales best since 2010 New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, with Citroen, Dacia and Toyota among brands showing big gains. Italy's January new-car sales best since 2010:
"02.02.2017 08:53:23" europe.autonews.com Daimler earnings rise 3% in Q4: cautious outlook for 2017 Daimler reported a third-quarter earnings increase of 3 percent year-on-year and gave a tepid earnings outlook for 2017 as aggressive spending to develop next-generation cars holds back gains at Mercedes and heavy truck demand slumps Daimler earnings up in Q4: cautious 2017 outlook: #Daimler #Outlook2017
"01.02.2017 14:53:49" autonews.com Why China's new EV policy could cause a rift with Germany Germany's ambassador to China, Michael Clauss, is a vocal opponent of Beijing's environmental plans to force foreign automakers to develop and build EVs under local joint ventures. With Germany as the biggest foreign investor in China's auto industry, New Blog:
"01.02.2017 14:49:04" europe.autonews.com Daimler will build electric cars in existing Mercedes plants Daimler will build its new electric vehicles in existing Mercedes plants by integrating them with serial production of cars with combustion engines. The company has said its Mercedes and Smart brands will launch more than 10 electric cars by 2025. Daimler plans to build electric cars in existing Mercedes plants: #Daimler #ElectricCars
"01.02.2017 14:48:13" europe.autonews.com VW's Seat brand mulls compact EV Seat says it could launch a compact-sized EV in 2019, backtracking on the Volkswagen unit's previous strategy to shun electric cars because they would cost too much for its mainly young customer base. VW's Seat brand mulls compact EV: #Seat #VW #EV
"01.02.2017 14:47:17" europe.autonews.com Spanish sales gain 11% as Seat, Dacia and Fiat show strong growth Spanish new-car sales rose 11 percent in January, with Seat, Dacia and Fiat brands leading gains among volume makers, while registrations were flat at Volkswagen brand. Spanish sales gain:
"01.02.2017 12:46:52" europe.autonews.com EV, hybrid, fuel-cell sales rose 10% in Europe Sales of electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell cars rose nearly 10 percent in Europe last year. Plug-in hybrid sales increased 17 percent and registrations of EVs were up 3 percent. EV, hybrid, fuel-cell sales up 10% in Europe:
"01.02.2017 12:46:11" europe.autonews.com BMW will stick to investment plans despite Trump threats, CEO says BMW will stick to its investment plans for Mexico and the U.S. despite warnings from President Trump to impose border taxes on cars imported into the U.S., CEO Harald Krueger said. Last month, the automaker said it plans to finish construction of a new $1 BMW sticks to U.S. investment plans for now despite Trump threats: #BMW
"01.02.2017 12:45:10" europe.autonews.com Audi reviews provisions for diesel emissions scandal Audi is reviewing whether it needs to put aside more money to cover the costs of a settlement in the U.S. over parent Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal. VW has agreed to pay at least $1.26 billion to fix or buy back and compensate owners of #Audi #DieselEmissions
"01.02.2017 12:44:24" europe.autonews.com VW, Bosch agree to pay $1.6 billion to settle U.S. diesel claims Volkswagen and Bosch have agreed to pay at least $1.6 billion to fix or buy back and compensate owners of about 80,000 polluting 3.0-liter diesel vehicles. The settlement is the last major hurdle to VW moving beyond its emissions scandal. #VW #Bosch #DieselSettlementUS
"31.01.2017 18:52:40" europe.autonews.com PSA halts 3008 production after supplier plant fire A fire at Recticel International's factory in Most, Czech Republic, has forced PSA to halt the production of the Peugeot 3008 at its plant in Sochaux, France. Story Update:
"31.01.2017 18:52:07" europe.autonews.com PSA will give DS brand separate showrooms to reverse sales slide PSA Group will pull its DS cars out of Citroen showrooms as the automaker builds a smaller, distinct sales network in an effort to revive the upscale brand's sliding sales. #PSA #DS
Separate showroos for PSA's DS brand to keep sales from sliding.
"31.01.2017 18:50:45" autonews.com VW's Seat says the new Ibiza is a major step forward VW Group's Seat unit said its new Ibiza is a major step forward for the brand in safety, design, performance and comfort, thanks to its new platform. The fifth-generation of the subcompact is the 'best Ibiza ever,' Seat said. #VW #Seat #SeatIbiza
"31.01.2017 17:14:34" europe.autonews.com PSA halts 3008 production after supplier plant fire A fire at Recticel International's factory in Most, Czech Republic, has forced PSA to halt the production of the Peugeot 3008 at its plant in Sochaux, France. Supplier's plant fire halts Peugeot 3008 production: #PSA #3008Production #Peugeot
"31.01.2017 17:12:55" autonews.com Daimler, Uber strike partnership for self-driving vehicles Daimler, the owner Mercedes-Benz, has struck an agreement with Uber to include the automaker's self-driving vehicles on Uber's ride-hailing network. #Daimler #Uber: Partnership for self-driving cars planned:
"31.01.2017 17:12:04" europe.autonews.com German automakers see no way around post-Brexit tariffs Germany's auto industry is losing hope that trade tariffs with the UK can be avoided, despite warnings from British Prime Minister Theresa May that an overly tough stance on post-Brexit commerce would seriously harm the country's EU partners. Hope is fading when it comes to fending off trade tariffs after Brexit: #Ford #Brexit
"31.01.2017 12:15:07" europe.autonews.com VW compliance chief will receive payout of up to 15 million euros, reports say VW Group's outgoing compliance chief, Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt will receive a payout of up to 15 million euros after quitting the automaker over policy differences, German press reports said. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170131/ANE/170139961/vw-compliance-chief-will-receive-payout-of-up-to-15-million-euros
"31.01.2017 12:14:34" europe.autonews.com VW seeks boost with Arteon flagship Volkswagen brand is seeking an upscale boost with its new flagship, the Arteon, which will debut at the Geneva auto show next month. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170131/ANE/170139998/vw-seeks-boost-with-arteon-flagship
"31.01.2017 12:14:12" europe.autonews.com Mitsubishi's quarterly profit plunges 81% on fuel economy scandal Mitsubishi's operating profit tumbled 81 percent in the latest quarter, hit by falling sales, foreign exchange rate losses and costs from a fuel economy scandal. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170131/ANE/170139962/mitsubishis-quarterly-profit-plunges-81-on-fuel-economy-scandal
"31.01.2017 12:13:47" autonews.com BMW's Mini brand may build new EV outside UK after Brexit, report says BMW's Mini brand may build its first electric car in the Netherlands and not at its main plant in Oxford, England, a German press report said. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170131/ANE/170139997/bmws-mini-brand-may-build-new-ev-outside-uk-after-brexit-report-says
"31.01.2017 09:04:51" autonews.com VW designers explore new shapes for EVs VW is developing a fresh design language for its purpose-built electric vehicles. The EVs will be taller and have shorter hoods, longer wheelbases and bigger passenger compartments. VW designers looking at new shapes for EVs: #VW #EVs #Designs
"31.01.2017 09:03:36" europe.autonews.com Saab owner NEVs cleared to build EVs in China National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which acquired the assets of bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab, has received permission from China to start producing EVs at a plant being built in the country that is expected to produce up to 200,000 cars annually. Saab owner cleared to build EVs in China: #Saab #NEV #ChinaEVs
"30.01.2017 18:43:59" europe.autonews.com Valmet gets Chinese investor in EV push Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology has bought a 22 percent stake in Finnish contract manufacturer to expand in the European electric car market. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170130/ANE/170139994/valmet-gets-chinese-investor-in-ev-push
"30.01.2017 14:51:34" europe.autonews.com Valmet gets Chinese investor in EV push Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology has bought a 22 percent stake in Finnish contract manufacturer to expand in the European electric car market. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170130/ANE/170139994/valmet-gets-chinese-investor-in-ev-push
"30.01.2017 13:16:24" autonews.com VW compliance chief's departure is chairman Poetsch's failure The departure of Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt as VW Group's compliance chief suggests her appointment was a cynical publicity stunt to profit from her 'brand' as a former judge and from her success in helping to clean up a corruption scandal at Daimler. Blog:
"30.01.2017 13:15:11" europe.autonews.com Toyota loses global sales crown to VW as U.S. trade barriers loom Toyota lost its title as the world's best-selling automaker to VW Group, ending the Japanese company's four-year reign, as demand for its flagship Camry sedan waned in the U.S. and sales in China expanded at a slower pace than the overall market. Toyota loses global sales crown to VW - U.S. trade barriers loom: #Toyota #VW #USTradeBarriers
"30.01.2017 07:05:04" autonews.com Audis, VWs recalled for airbag defects, coolant-pump fire risks Volkswagen is recalling hundreds of thousands of cars and SUVs in the U.S., almost all of them Audi models, to fix two airbag defects and coolant pumps that may overheat and cause fires. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170128/COPY/301289951/audis-vws-recalled-for-airbag-defects-coolant-pump-fire-risks
"30.01.2017 07:04:41" europe.autonews.com VW's Seat brand bets on elegant simplicity to stand out Seat, VW Group's once-struggling Spanish subsidiary, is enjoying a boost thanks to the popularity of the Leon and Ibiza cars and the arrival of the Ateca, the brand's first SUV. Design boss Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos spoke about the brand's future styling #VW #Seat
"30.01.2017 07:04:04" europe.autonews.com German watchdog suspected VW cheat on CO2 emissions, report says Germany's motor authority raised suspicions that VW was using prototype vehicles to lower CO2 emissions in tests in 2015, soon after VW's manipulation of diesel emissions tests was uncovered, a German newspaper reported. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170128/ANE/170129834/german-watchdog-suspected-vw-cheat-on-co2-emissions-report-says
"30.01.2017 07:03:36" europe.autonews.com Schaeffler sees 48-volt mild hybrids displacing diesels as fuel-saving choice Schaeffler and Continental have created a 48-volt hybrid prototype that can greatly reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in compact cars. Schaeffler CTO Peter Gutzmer explained why he believes the technology could become dominant in Europe at the Schaeffler sees 48-volt mild hybrids displacing diesels:
#Hybrid #Diesel #FuelSaving
"28.01.2017 13:27:26" autonews.com Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the automaker. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170126/COPY/301269912/tesla-sues-former-head-of-autopilot-former-google-exec-urmson
"28.01.2017 13:26:15" europe.autonews.com VW's compliance head quit automaker after being sidelined in emissions scandal, report says Volkswagen Group's compliance chief, Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, who has quit the company, was sidelined as the automaker negotiated with U.S. authorities to resolve its emissions scandal, sources told Reuters. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170126/ANE/170129880/vws-compliance-head-quit-automaker-after-being-sidelined-in?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
"28.01.2017 13:24:29" autonews.com EU gets tougher over defeat devices after VW scandal The European Commission issued guidance on how EU countries should enforce a ban on defeat devices. EU officials said the move would likely lead to legal action against countries that fail to clamp down on cheating of diesel emissions regulations. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170126/ANE/170129877/eu-gets-tougher-over-defeat-devices-after-vw-scandal
"28.01.2017 13:24:00" europe.autonews.com Mitsubishi fined $4.2 million over mileage cheating by Japan watchdog Japan's consumer watchdog ordered Mitsubishi to pay a 480 million yen ($4.2 million) fine for false advertising of its vehicles sold in the domestic market, after the automaker last year admitted to overstating their mileage readings. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170127/ANE/170129864/mitsubishi-fined-4-2-million-over-mileage-cheating-by-japan-watchdog
"28.01.2017 13:23:29" autonews.com Mercedes begins product overhaul with A class Mercedes will overhaul its lineup beginning with the A-class, which will feature a 'predator faced' grille. The styling revamp comes after the automaker overtook BMW and Audi to become the world's biggest luxury-car brand, and now aims to avoid the http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170127/ANE/170129865/mercedes-begins-product-overhaul-with-a-class
"28.01.2017 13:22:59" europe.autonews.com Bosch's 2016 profit slides 7% on EV investments Operating profit at Bosch fell 6.5 percent in 2016 as the company invested in the development of products for electric vehicles. Bosch has been investing in technologies such as intelligent systems that cut down on how much power electric cars use, while http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170127/ANE/170129860/boschs-2016-profit-slides-7-on-ev-investments
"28.01.2017 13:22:25" europe.autonews.com Former VW CEO Winterkorn investigated for fraud by German prosecutors German prosecutors are investigating former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn on suspicion of fraud as they expand a probe into the automaker's emissions scandal. Prosecutors said 28 homes and offices were searched this week in connection with the Winterkorn investigation:
"28.01.2017 13:21:45" europe.autonews.com Bosch will disclose provisions related to VW diesel scandal in May Bosch will disclose provisions in May for costs related to its involvement in VW Group's diesel scandal as the supplier continues its probe into possible misconduct by employees. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170127/ANE/170129857/bosch-will-disclose-provisions-related-to-vw-diesel-scandal-in-may
"28.01.2017 13:21:07" europe.autonews.com Ford of Europe bracing for $600 million Brexit currency hit Ford's 2017 earnings will be hit by a delayed currency impact of at least $600 million from Britain's vote to leave the EU, the automaker said, putting last year's record European profit levels beyond reach. Ford of Europe braces for Brexit hit: #Ford #Brexit
"28.01.2017 13:20:17" europe.autonews.com Expanded VW probe in Germany not prompted by new U.S. evidence German investigators did not rely on evidence provided by U.S. prosecutors when deciding this week to expand a probe into former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn to include potential fraud charges related to VW's diesel emissions scandal. #VW
"26.01.2017 16:58:39" autonews.com EU gets tougher over defeat devices after VW emissions scandal The European Commission issued guidance on how EU countries should enforce a ban on defeat devices. EU officials said the move would likely lead to legal action against countries that fail to clamp down on cheating of diesel emissions regulations. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170126/ANE/170129877/eu-gets-tougher-over-defeat-devices-after-vw-emissions-scandal
"26.01.2017 13:35:10" europe.autonews.com FCA Q4 adjusted earnings rise 1%; company pledges to cut debt nearly in half Fiat Chrysler said its fourth-quarter earnings before interest and taxes rose 1 percent to 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) Revenue during the quarter also gained 1 percent to 29.7 billion euros ($31.9 billion). http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170126/COPY/301269976/fca-q4-adjusted-earnings-rise-1-company-pledges-to-cut-debt-nearly
"26.01.2017 13:34:44" europe.autonews.com Ford posts record 2016 profit in Europe Ford finished 2016 with a $10.4 billion pre-tax profit, down slightly from 2015. Fourth-quarter pre-tax profit was $2.1 billion, down $500 million. The company posted a record $1.2 billion pre-tax profit for 2016 in Europe. Fourth-quarter pretax profit in http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170126/COPY/301269965/ford-posts-record-2016-profit-in-europe
"26.01.2017 13:33:39" europe.autonews.com VW's compliance chief leaves automaker after disagreement VW Group's compliance chief, Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, will leave the automaker after clashing with other senior people at the automaker over her responsibilities. Hohmann-Dennhardt was tasked with helping to clean up VW's diesel-emissions scandal.
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"26.01.2017 11:26:23" europe.autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead its sales in China. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170126/ANE/170129964/jaguar-land-rover-appoints-wittemann-as-china-sales-chief?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
"26.01.2017 11:24:56" europe.autonews.com Audi workers strike at Hungary engine plant Audi workers at the automaker's engine plant in Hungary stopped work for two hours on Thursday in a protest over pay. Audi workers on strike at Hungary engine plant: #Audi
"26.01.2017 11:24:10" europe.autonews.com Kia drafts Trump contingency plan Kia said it is drawing up a contingency plan to cope with the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, reflecting growing wariness by Asian exporters about the prospect of U.S. protectionism. Kia works on contingency plan to cope with pending new U.S. policies:
"26.01.2017 11:22:53" europe.autonews.com UK production hits 17-year high but investment tumbles UK car production reached a 17-year high last year, but the country's vote to leave the EU contributed to a roughly 33 percent drop in investment in the sector, a leading industry body said. UK production on 17-year high - but investment tumbles, says report:
"26.01.2017 11:22:03" europe.autonews.com Kia will launch small SUV this year Kia will debut a subcompact SUV later this year as the automaker bids to enter a booming segment and challenge models such as the Nissan Juke Kia's new SUV:
"26.01.2017 07:57:48" europe.autonews.com German carmakers warn U.S. against launching trade curbs German automakers warned that the United States would suffer significant economic damage from imposing trade curbs, after President Donald Trump put renewed pressure on U.S. carmakers to build more vehicles at home. German carmakers warn US against launching trade curbs:
"25.01.2017 19:30:55" europe.autonews.com Ford Mustang gets low safety rating in Europe Ford will add automatic emergency braking to Mustang cars sold in Europe after the model received two stars out of a maximum of five from the Euro NCAP safety organization. #Ford #Mustan #LowSafetyRating:
"25.01.2017 16:26:50" europe.autonews.com New York prosecutor drops charges against Fiat heir Lapo Elkann New York prosecutors have dropped charges that Lapo Elkann, grandson of late Fiat patriarch Gianni Agnelli, falsely reported that he had been kidnapped in an effort to get ransom money.
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"25.01.2017 15:34:35" europe.autonews.com PSA's return to India after 20 years will have modest start PSA will return to India by 2020, the automaker said after unveiling a modest production investment with CK Birla Group, the New Delhi-based conglomerate. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170125/ANE/170129916/psas-return-to-india-after-20-years-will-have-modest-start
"25.01.2017 15:34:03" europe.autonews.com Subaru will debut new XV Subaru released a teaser photo of its second-generation XV and confirmed that the crossover will debut in March at the Geneva auto show. Look what's new at Subaru: #Subaru #NewXV
"25.01.2017 15:33:12" europe.autonews.com Discounts drive Hyundai profit to 5-year low; uncertain 2017 ahead Hyundai Motor posted its lowest quarterly profit in about five years, hurt by the cost of steep discounts on small sedans. The automaker cautioned it expected more uncertainty ahead as competition and protectionism increase. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170125/ANE/170129915/discounts-drive-hyundai-profit-to-5-year-low-uncertain-2017-ahead
"25.01.2017 15:32:39" europe.autonews.com Mitsubishi seeks to benefit from SUV boom with new sporty model Misubishi looks to benefit from SUV boom: #Mitsubishi #SUV
"25.01.2017 15:31:06" europe.autonews.com Citroen expected to give C3 Picasso successor crossover looks Citroen is expected to show a crossover styling for its C3 Picasso successor at the Geneva auto show. The new model may take the name C3 Aircross already used in some global markets to distance it from the current model. New look expected for Citroen's C3 Picasso: #Citroen #C3Picasso
"25.01.2017 09:19:06" europe.autonews.com BMW details plan to build X1 at Dutch contract manufacturer BMW will build its X1 SUV at a Dutch contract manufacturer that also produces some of the automaker's Mini models. X1 production will begin in August at the VDL Nedcar plant, BMW said. Strong demand in the United States is one of the reasons why BMW has contracted VDL Nedcar to produce the X1.
The Dutch plant will supplement output at the X1's main factory in Regensberg, Germany.
"24.01.2017 20:25:28" europe.autonews.com Fire at Recticel's Czech plant may impact suppliers globally A serious fire at Recticel's factory in Most, Czech Republic, has forced the company to halt production of a urethane auto interior skin product used by global auto suppliers. Fire at Czech plant might impact suppliers worldwide:
"24.01.2017 20:24:32" europe.autonews.com Schaeffler sees sales growth picking up this year Schaeffler expects its sales growth to accelerate this year after rising car demand and cost cuts helped push up revenues and profit in 2016. #Schaeffler #SalesGrowth
"24.01.2017 20:20:56" europe.autonews.com VW's Passat plant in Germany extends production stop VW will halt production at its factory in Emden, Germany, on more days than originally planned because of shrinking demand for Passat sedans and wagons. #VW #Passat #GermanyProductionStop
"24.01.2017 15:53:05" europe.autonews.com German auto supplier SHW plunges on loss of electric car order German automotive supplier SHW Automotive said a maker of electric cars had cancelled a $107 million order, sending its shares down to a four-month low. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170124/ANE/170129934/german-auto-supplier-shw-plunges-on-loss-of-electric-car-order
"24.01.2017 13:04:38" autonews.com Automotive News Europe Congress Home Page The Congress was established in 1997 and provides a comprehensive perspective of the industry's big issues through a series of keynote addresses, top-level presentations and panel discussions. It answers critical questions from the best in the business. Early Bird Registration Now Open:
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"24.01.2017 13:02:40" europe.autonews.com Paris introduces color-coded stickers to reduce car pollution Paris launched a new color-coded sticker scheme to restrict diesel car use in its latest attempt to reduce air pollution many citizens blame for coughing fits, eye irritation and runny noses. Paris tackels pollution:
"24.01.2017 13:02:03" europe.autonews.com Audi workers threaten strike at A3, TT plant in Hungary Audi workers at a plant in Hungary that builds the A3 and TT models have set up a strike committee to push for higher salaries in the latest sign of how labor shortages in the country are driving up wage expectations. #Audi Audi workers threaten strike at A3, TT plant in Hungary:
"24.01.2017 13:01:09" europe.autonews.com Ford's new Omnicraft brand will sell parts to fix competitors' vehicles Ford is expanding its customer service division with a new Omnicraft brand of aftermarket parts to cover non-Ford vehicles. Omnicraft parts will be sold at 10,500 dealerships globally. Ford expects the global business for automotive parts and service will #Ford #Omnicraft
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"23.01.2017 17:40:46" autonews.com Trump tells automakers, manufacturers U.S. will cut regulations, taxes President Trump met with a dozen prominent American manufacturers, such as Ford and Tesla, and promised them he would slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warned them again of penalties if they move production outside the country. http://www.autonews.com/article/20170123/OEM/170129960/trump-tells-automakers-manufacturers-u-s-will-cut-regulations-taxes
"23.01.2017 17:32:30" europe.autonews.com PSA said to return to India through joint venture PSA Group will announce a return to India this week through a manufacturing venture with New Delhi-based CK Birla Group, a French press report said. The joint venture deal will include a Chennai assembly plant, Les Echos said. #PSA #India PSA said to return to India:
"23.01.2017 17:31:43" europe.autonews.com VW EVs will debut 5G connectivity services Volkswagen plans to equip its family of I.D. electric cars with next-generation 5G mobile connectivity and vehicle-to-everything communication standards as the brand prepares to offer full autonomous driving functionality in 2025. #VW #EV #ConnectivityServies
"23.01.2017 17:30:29" autonews.com Mitsubishi crossover expected in Geneva Mitsubishi will launch a compact crossover at the Geneva auto show, according to reports. The vehicle may be styled after the XR-PHEV concept first shown at the 2013 Tokyo auto show. #Mitsubishi #Geneva
"23.01.2017 17:29:40" europe.autonews.com PSA's China sales fall 16% in 2016 on lack of crossovers PSA Group's deliveries in China declined 16 percent last year, as the company's two Chinese joint ventures were hobbled by a lack of crossovers. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170123/ANE/170129965/psas-china-sales-fall-16-in-2016-on-lack-of-crossovers
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"23.01.2017 10:02:45" autonews.com Automakers, others battle for position in lucrative connected car sector Cars are rapidly being transformed into connectivity centers constantly linked to the outside world as automakers, suppliers and service providers try to benefit from a multi-billion-dollar sector forecast to grow at a double-digit rate for the rest of #ConnectedCarSector
"22.01.2017 16:09:10" europe.autonews.com Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis Kalanick and help grow the company's self-driving car program. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/COPY/301209945/uber-hires-google-veteran-singhal-to-aid-self-driving-engineering
"22.01.2017 16:08:21" autonews.com Ford, London partner to test plug-in hybrid commercial vans Ford is teaming up with city officials in London to launch a year-long test of 20 Transit Custom plug-in hybrid vans. The vans will be available for commercial purchase in Europe in 2019. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/COPY/301209944/ford-london-partner-to-test-plug-in-hybrid-commercial-vans
"22.01.2017 16:07:51" europe.autonews.com Ghosn says Nissan will review UK investment once Brexit terms clear Nissan will review the case for future investment in the UK when the terms of the country's departure from the European Union finally become clear, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/ANE/170129992/ghosn-says-nissan-will-review-uk-investment-once-brexit-terms-clear
"20.01.2017 17:14:11" europe.autonews.com Nissan is the only automaker to receive Brexit letter, UK minister says Nissan is the only automaker to be sent a letter about the UK's policies toward the auto industry after the country quits the EU, Britain's Industry Minister, Nick Hurd said. #Brexit #Nissan #UK
"20.01.2017 17:12:53" europe.autonews.com Ghosn says Nissan will review UK investment once Brexit terms clear Nissan will review the case for future investment in the UK when the terms of the country's departure from the European Union finally become clear, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. #Ghosn #Nissan #Brexit
"20.01.2017 12:47:47" autonews.com Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2015. Output is expected to peak at more than 80,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/CUTAWAY01/161229953/suppliers-to-the-new-mercedes-c-class-coupe?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
"20.01.2017 12:42:50" europe.autonews.com BMW said to plan more purchasing with Daimler BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components, the automaker's new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, told a German newspaper. BMW will have to alter its procurement to meet the trend for EVs and autonomous driving, Duesmann http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/ANE/170129998/bmw-said-to-plan-more-purchasing-with-daimler
"20.01.2017 12:42:23" europe.autonews.com Bollore's EV venture hits investors French billionaire Vincent Bollore's push into electric vehicles has been a huge success, at least in terms of publicity and eye-catching contracts. For investors, it hasn't worked out so well. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/ANE/170129997/bollores-ev-venture-hits-investors
"20.01.2017 12:42:01" autonews.com Ghosn pushes commonization at measured pace Renault- Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn would like the alliance partners to pick up the pace on commonizing their platforms and technologies. But not too fast. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/COPY/301209998/ghosn-pushes-commonization-at-measured-pace
"20.01.2017 12:40:51" europe.autonews.com UK looks to ensure best EU market access for 'key' auto industry Britain says its car industry is a key part of the economy and it is seeking the best possible EU market access for automakers. The comments were in response to a newspaper interview with Toyota's chairman,Takeshi Uchiyamada, in which he said he would http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/ANE/170129995/uk-looks-to-ensure-best-eu-market-access-for-key-auto-industry
"20.01.2017 12:40:22" europe.autonews.com Daimler will begin building first Russia plant in 2018, report says Daimler will begin building a Mercedes car plant in Russia next year, the country's trade and industry minister told a business publication. The automaker confirmed last year that it was in talks with authorities to build cars in the country. #Daimler to build first Russia plant in 2018:
"20.01.2017 12:39:25" europe.autonews.com BMW design boss Habib is quitting automaker BMW's design boss, Karim Habib, is leaving the automaker, a company source said. Habib's departure follows the exit of two other key designers, exacerbating a period of upheaval in BMW's design department. #BMW design boss Habib quits:
"20.01.2017 07:35:22" autonews.com VW joins Ford, BMW to offer Amazon's 'Alexa' voice service Volkswagen will offer the first embedded application of Amazon's Alexa voice service in a vehicle, as the growing focus on network-connected appliances and other home devices inspires collaborations between automakers and technical service providers. #VW #Ford #BMW #Amazon
"20.01.2017 07:34:25" europe.autonews.com French state will keep stake in PSA Group The French government will keep its stake in PSA Group, the office of president Francois Hollande tweeted. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170119/ANE/170119733/french-state-will-keep-stake-in-psa-group
"19.01.2017 14:39:50" autonews.com Winterkorn denies early knowledge of VW diesel emissions cheating Former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn told German lawmakers he did not know about the company's systematic emissions cheating earlier than VW has officially admitted. UPDATE: #VW
"19.01.2017 14:32:00" europe.autonews.com Volkswagen to make first cars with China's JAC by 2018 Volkswagen Group plans to make its first cars with China's JAC by 2018 and hopes the joint venture will get government approval in the first half of this year. In September, VW and JAC signed a preliminary deal to explore making electric vehicles. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170119/ANE/170119748/volkswagen-to-make-first-cars-with-chinas-jac-by-2018
"19.01.2017 12:03:13" europe.autonews.com Kia Stinger aims for halo effect in Europe Kia will launch its Stinger four-door fastback model in Europe in the fourth quarter. The brand hopes the rwd Stinger will serve as a halo model and will offer the car with a 3.3-liter engine variant that will be Kia's fastest production car to date. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170119/ANE/170119752/kia-stinger-aims-for-halo-effect-in-europe
"19.01.2017 12:02:33" autonews.com Winterkorn denies early knowledge of VW diesel emissions cheating Former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn told German lawmakers he did not know about the company's systematic emissions cheating earlier than VW has officially admitted. Update: #VW
"19.01.2017 10:32:18" autonews.com Winterkorn denies early knowledge of VW diesel emissions cheating Former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn told German lawmakers he did not know about the company's systematic emissions cheating earlier than VW has officially admitted. Former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn denies early knowledge of VW diesel emission cheating: #VW
"19.01.2017 09:31:12" europe.autonews.com Germany's Merkel seen putting EU values ahead of car lobby in Brexit talks Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to put EU principles ahead of the German car industry's interests in her dealings with the UK over Brexit, the head of the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Ulrich Hoppe, said. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170119/ANE/170119753/germanys-merkel-seen-putting-eu-values-ahead-of-car-lobby-in-brexit
"19.01.2017 09:03:03" europe.autonews.com Nissan, Toyota back UK plants despite 'hard Brexit' plan Toyota and Nissan say they will continue to build cars in the UK despite Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to leave the EU's single market, which could make exporting from British factories less lucrative. UPDATE: Nissan and Toyota back UK plants: #Brexit
"18.01.2017 21:17:58" europe.autonews.com U.S. to remain Germany's top export destination despite Trump German industry expects the U.S. to remain its most important export destination this year despite protectionist threats from President-elect Donald Trump, Germany's Chamber of Commerce and Industry said. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170118/COPY/301189949/u-s-to-remain-germanys-top-export-destination-despite-trump
"18.01.2017 17:53:37" europe.autonews.com Nissan will maintain UK investment despite 'hard Brexit' plan Nissan's deal to invest in a UK plant that exports most of its cars remains on track after Prime Minister Theresa May signaled plans to leave the EU's single market, the automaker's CEO, Carlos Ghosn, said. Nissan plans to maintain UK investment despite hard Brexit: #Nissan #Brexit
"18.01.2017 15:41:24" europe.autonews.com Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with help from Renault. At 160 km, the Daimler subsidiary's electric drivetrain has a 10 percent longer range under the European testing regime than the #Smart #ForTwo #ForFour
"18.01.2017 15:37:44" autonews.com Germany's auto industry warns 'hard Brexit' will stifle UK investment Germany's automakers warned that uncertainty about future tariffs in the wake of a 'hard Brexit' could deter investment in Britain over a number of years, hampering their largest export market. German auto industry issues warning: #Brexit
"18.01.2017 15:35:22" europe.autonews.com VW Group ordered to take back emissions-cheating Skoda by German court Volkswagen Group has been ordered by a German court to take back a Skoda Yeti caught up in its emissions scandal and pay the buyer the full price of his car. German court orders VW Group to take back emissions-cheating Skoda: #VW #Skoda
"18.01.2017 15:34:11" europe.autonews.com Opel will unveil Crossland X next month Opel/Vauxhall will debut the Crossland X, a small crossover that replaces its Meriva minivan, in Berlin on Feb. 1 as part of the General Motors unit's latest product offensive. Opel will unvail Crossland X next month: #OpelCrosslandX
"18.01.2017 09:36:25" europe.autonews.com VW delays China Audi, SAIC deal until 2018 Volkswagen Group says it will not produce or sell any Audi cars with SAIC in China until at least 2018, seeking first to strengthen ties with existing Audi partner FAW. Audi's joint venture with FAW plans to introduce five more electric cars in China in VW delays deal in China: #VW
"17.01.2017 19:32:42" autonews.com BMW urges Britain to retain tariff-free access to EU single market BMW said it was best for business for the UK to be in the EU single market and urged London to ensure the country retained tariff-free access to the bloc. BMW's comments were made after the government said the UK would no longer be a full member of UPDATE: BMW urges Britain to retain tariff-free access to EC:
"17.01.2017 16:19:41" europe.autonews.com VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119991/vw-golf-other-volume-compacts-lose-share-to-premium-rivals-suvs
"17.01.2017 16:19:13" europe.autonews.com Renault reports record 2016 sales, expects further growth Renault Group sales rose 13 percent in 2016 to a record 3.18 million vehicles thanks to growth in Europe and in overseas markets such as India and Iran, as the automaker expects more progress this year. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119812/renault-reports-record-2016-sales-expects-further-growth
"17.01.2017 16:18:43" europe.autonews.com Audi, FAW sign China EV deal Audi said it will expand its model portfolio in China to include five additional electric e-tron models in the next five years that will be built by FAW VW. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119810/audi-faw-sign-china-ev-deal
"17.01.2017 16:18:16" europe.autonews.com Volkswagen will copy Apple's User-ID strategy VW brand is copying a strategy from tech companies such as Apple by introducing its own 'Volkswagen User-ID.' This will allow customers to take their favorite music, screen configurations and pre-programmed seat positions with them when they use different http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119947/volkswagen-will-copy-apples-user-id-strategy
"17.01.2017 16:17:38" europe.autonews.com VW charges in U.S. breach German constitution says defendant's lawyer A lawyer for Heinz-Jakob Neusser, one of the Volkswagen executives charged last week by U.S. prosecutors over the company's diesel emissions scandal said the way authorities handled the legal process would have been unconstitutional under German law. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119814/vw-charges-in-u-s-breach-german-constitution-says-defendants-lawyer
"17.01.2017 16:17:06" europe.autonews.com Italy rejects Germany's emissions allegations against Fiat Chrysler Tests conducted on Fiat Chrysler vehicles show they are compliant with regulations and contain no emissions defeat devices as alleged by Germany, Italy's transport ministry said. Germany last year claimed certain FCA diesel models contained hidden http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119815/italy-rejects-germanys-emissions-allegations-against-fiat-chrysler
"17.01.2017 16:16:37" europe.autonews.com UK car sector warns Britain needs custom union to help retain EU trade Britain needs to participate in the EU's customs union to help retain trade, the SMMT auto industry body warned after the government said the UK would no longer be a full member of Europe's tariff-free zone after Brexit,. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119807/uk-car-sector-warns-britain-needs-custom-union-to-help-retain-eu
"17.01.2017 16:16:02" europe.autonews.com Citroen C4 diesel exceeds emissions limits, report says A Citroen C4 Cactus diesel model produced emissions that are much higher than allowed under EU law, according to a study by the Joint Research Center, a French newspaper reported on Tuesday. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119811/citroen-c4-diesel-exceeds-emissions-limits-report-says
"17.01.2017 14:57:33" europe.autonews.com Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016 European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was driven by growth across the region's key markets. December registrations were up 3.2 percent. European sales increase for the third year in a row.
"16.01.2017 17:46:50" europe.autonews.com Toyota exec sees tariffs depressing U.S. auto industry President-elect Donald Trump's threatened border tax on autos and auto parts coming into the U.S. would depress the entire industry, said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170116/COPY/301169901/1625
"16.01.2017 14:08:17" europe.autonews.com BMW to push on with Mexico plant despite Trump tariff threat BMW plans to finish construction of a new $1 billion plant in Mexico undeterred by threats from President-elect Donald Trump that he will impose a 35 percent tariff on cars imported into the U.S. from its southern neighbor. UPDATE: BMW pushes on with Mexico plant despite Trump's tariff threat:
"16.01.2017 11:51:52" europe.autonews.com UK to test Jeep model after U.S. emissions accusations The UK said it will carry out tests on the Jeep Grand Cherokee model following U.S. accusations that carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles mislead regulators on diesel emissions. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170116/ANE/170119820/uk-to-test-jeep-model-after-u-s-emissions-accusations
"16.01.2017 11:51:04" europe.autonews.com Trump warns BMW it faces 35% border tax on Mexican-built 3 series, report says President-elect Donald Trump has warned BMW that the United States will impose a border tax of 35 percent on 3-series cars that the automaker plans to build at a new plant in Mexico and export to the U.S. market, a report said. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170116/ANE/170119821/bmw-to-push-on-with-mexico-plant-despite-trump-tariff-threat
"15.01.2017 20:06:13" europe.autonews.com Germany seeks recall of Fiat cars with 'illegal' shut-off devices, report says German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt wants the European Commission to ensure that Fiat cars that break pollution rules are taken off the market, a newspaper reported. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170115/ANE/170119824/germany-seeks-recall-of-fiat-cars-with-illegal-shut-off-devices
"15.01.2017 20:05:29" europe.autonews.com French emission probes could widen beyond Renault, minister says A judicial investigation into diesel emissions testing in France could widen beyond Renault after tests showed other carmakers had exceeded the authorized levels, the French environment minister said. Probes in France could widen beyond Renault:
"14.01.2017 12:49:06" europe.autonews.com Diesel emissions inquiries widen to Renault and Fiat Chrysler European carmakers were drawn into a widening probe of diesel emissions testing, with French prosecutors examining Renault and British authorities seeking answers from Fiat Chrysler. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170113/ANE/170119857/diesel-emissions-inquiries-widen-to-renault-and-fiat-chrysler
"14.01.2017 12:48:20" europe.autonews.com VW pulled out of Daimler deal before embarking on diesel cheat VW Group might have stayed clear of the diesel cheating that led to the worst business crisis in its history had the company not pulled out of a promising deal with Daimler more than a decade ago. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170114/ANE/170119828/vw-pulled-out-of-daimler-deal-before-embarking-on-diesel-cheat
"13.01.2017 16:22:01" autonews.com Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world' Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by batteries and that can drive themselves.
"13.01.2017 12:04:50" europe.autonews.com Russia sales fall 11% in 2016; outlook brighter for 2017 New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year, according to data from the AEB, but the industry group and some of the market's leading automakers predict the country's four-year slump will end in 2017. Russia sales fall - outlook might be better for 2017:
"13.01.2017 12:03:38" autonews.com Renault faces investigation by Paris prosecutor over emissions cheating, report says The Paris prosecutor has launched a judicial investigation into possible cheating on exhaust emissions at Renault, a source at the prosecutor's office said. The news comes about two months after the government passed to the prosecutor the findings of an Renault faces investigation:
"13.01.2017 12:02:50" europe.autonews.com Takata to plead guilty, pay victims and automakers in $1 billion deal, reports say Takata is expected to agree to plead guilty to fraud charges as early as Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve the government's investigation into deadly airbag ruptures, sources said. Takata to plead guilty to fraud - see plea details:
"13.01.2017 12:00:08" europe.autonews.com VW exec detained in U.S. faces possible life sentence A U.S. judge ordered a Volkswagen executive charged in the Justice Department's diesel-emissions investigation should be held without bail pending trial. The Justice Department has said he faces up to 169 years in prison if convicted. Possible life sentence for VW exec detained in US:
"13.01.2017 09:08:54" autonews.com EU expects answers from Italy over alleged Fiat Chrysler emissions cheating The EU called on Italy to provide proof against Germany's allegation that Fiat Chrysler used exhaust emissions defeat devices, stepping up pressure on the group amid accusations from U.S. authorities that the automaker illegally using hidden software in Europe wants Italy to answer over alleged Fiat Chrysler emissions cheating:
"13.01.2017 08:41:44" autonews.com The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, according to a man who has direct contact with both. The CEO of Bentley and Bugatti, Wolfgang Duerheimer, provided an interesting snapshot of the "typical" buyers of the two superluxury brands that he leads.
"12.01.2017 19:45:23" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler accused by U.S. of excess diesel emissions The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler of using software that allowed excess diesel emissions in just over 104,000 U.S. pickups and SUVs sold since 2014. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170112/COPY/301129915/fiat-chrysler-accused-by-u-s-of-excess-diesel-emissions
"12.01.2017 19:44:32" europe.autonews.com VW shareholders call for reforms in wake of U.S. settlement, indictments Volkswagen investors demanded greater transparency and reforms at the carmaker after it admitted to criminal offences in rigging U.S. emissions tests and U.S. prosecutors indicted six current and former managers over the scandal. VW investors demand greater transparency and reforms:
"12.01.2017 14:25:54" europe.autonews.com VW officials destroyed files, emails as diesel cheating unraveled, U.S. prosecutors say Volkswagen's plot to cheat U.S. emissions tests was quickly unraveling by 2015. On August 19, an employee told regulators for the first time that VW's diesel cars were designed to behave differently during tests, leading some executives and engineers to http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170112/ANE/170119912/vw-officials-destroyed-files-emails-as-diesel-cheating-unraveled-u-s
"12.01.2017 07:25:21" europe.autonews.com VW faces reforms, oversight for 3 years under U.S. settlement VW Group, as part of a $4.3 billion settlement with U.S. regulators, on Wednesday agreed to sweeping reforms, new audits and oversight by an independent monitor for three years to resolve diesel emissions cheating investigations. VW faces reforms, oversight for 3 years under US settlement:
"11.01.2017 19:37:13" europe.autonews.com VW confirms $4.3 billion U.S. settlement over diesel emissions VW Group has negotiated a concrete draft of a criminal and civil settlement worth $4.3 billion with the U.S. Justice Department. Analysts said the settlement will mark a milestone in VW's efforts to overcome its diesel emissions scandal. VW's deal includes a guilty plea by the automaker regarding certain U.S. criminal law provisions and a statement of facts on the basis of which the fines have to be made. The guilty plea is in contrast to Justice Department deferred prosecution agreements
"11.01.2017 19:31:59" europe.autonews.com U.S. Department of Justice indicts six VW employees The U.S. Department of Justice said six high-ranking Volkswagen employees had been indicted in connection with a conspiracy to cheat emissions tests. More VW executives will face charges related to the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal.
"11.01.2017 12:44:22" europe.autonews.com PSA sales rise 6% in 2016 on European recovery, Iran PSA's global deliveries rose by nearly 6 percent last year, propelled by a European market recovery and strong sales of Peugeot cars in Iran. China and southeast Asia was a problem region for the automaker with sales falling 16 percent. PSA sales up:
"11.01.2017 12:43:31" europe.autonews.com VW confirms $4.3 billion U.S. settlement over diesel emissions VW Group has negotiated a concrete draft of a criminal and civil settlement worth $4.3 billion with the U.S. Justice Department. Analysts said the settlement will mark a milestone in VW's efforts to overcome its diesel emissions scandal. UPDATE:
"11.01.2017 12:42:37" europe.autonews.com Volkswagen execs, staff indicted by S. Korea prosecutors South Korean prosecutors indicted seven current and former executives and employees of Volkswagen Group's local unit for alleged violation of the Clean Air Conservation Act and other charges as part of a year-long investigation into possible emissions VW execs & staff indicted by S. Korea presecutors:
"11.01.2017 12:41:31" europe.autonews.com BMW, VW, Daimler, Ford hope to catch Tesla with faster EV chargers BMW, VW, Daimler and Ford have begun talks with partners to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations in Europe that can charge vehicles in minutes rather than hours as they look to stoke demand for EVs and break Tesla's stranglehold on the market. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170111/ANE/170119951/bmw-vw-daimler-ford-hope-to-catch-tesla-with-faster-ev-chargers
"11.01.2017 08:03:07" europe.autonews.com VW confirms $4.3 billion U.S. settlement over diesel emissions VW Group has negotiated a concrete draft of a criminal and civil settlement worth $4.3 billion with the U.S. Justice Department. Analysts said the settlement will mark a milestone in VW's efforts to overcome its diesel emissions scandal. VW confirms settlement:
"10.01.2017 17:14:46" europe.autonews.com VW board set to agree to $4B penalty, independent oversight in U.S. diesel settlement, report says VW Group's board is set to approve a civil and criminal settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over the automaker's diesel scandal that will include a penalty of about $4 billion, sources told Reuters. As part of a settlement, VW would agree to This deal is expected to include a guilty plea by the Volkswagen or one of its corporate entities for its conduct in misleading regulators about diesel emissions.
"10.01.2017 15:33:01" Timeline Photos The deadline for European Rising Star nominations is Friday. Submit yours today! www.anerisingstars.com
"10.01.2017 15:16:09" europe.autonews.com VW posts record 2016 sales despite diesel-cheat crisis VW Group's global sales, including its Audi and Porsche brands, jumped 3.8 percent last year to a record 10.3 million as higher demand in China and Europe offset declines in the U.S. and South America. The figure should put VW ahead of Toyota as the Record sales, says VW, despite diesel-cheat crisis:
"10.01.2017 11:09:19" europe.autonews.com Marchionne sees possible Trump support for FCA, GM merger Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne suggested that President-elect Donald Trump might support the idea of General Motors merging with his company. Marchionne has said previously that GM would be the best partner for a tie-up, but the U.S. automaker has Marchionne sees possible Trump support for FCA, GM merger:
"10.01.2017 11:08:04" europe.autonews.com Auto executives, with eye on Trump, highlight U.S. investments Executives from global automakers including Fiat Chrysler, Ford, VW and Daimler are highlighting their investments in the U.S., mindful of President-elect Donald Trump's attacks on carmakers for building vehicles in Mexico. Auto executives, with eye on Trump, highlight U.S. investments:
"10.01.2017 11:07:01" europe.autonews.com France's Le Pen says she would seek Trump-style repatriation of car plants French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she would seek to repatriate production of French vehicles and other industrial goods if she wins office, potentially threatening Renault and PSA plants in low cost countries. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170110/ANE/170119995/frances-le-pen-says-she-would-seek-trump-style-repatriation-of-car
"10.01.2017 11:05:54" europe.autonews.com VW managers warned to stay in Germany as U.S. charges near Volkswagen Group's top executives may find it risky to leave Germany as U.S. prosecutors prepare to charge more company officials after VW manager Oliver Schmidt was arrested in Florida while returning from a vacation. A court ordered that Schmidt be held Update on VW exec arrest and what it could mean to other high-ranking VW managers:
"09.01.2017 22:20:41" autonews.com Audi Q8 concept heralds full-size crossover due in 2018 Audi's sportback Q8 concept is a near production-ready version of a new full-size luxury crossover the brand will launch in 2018. AUDI AG plans to reach a new customer group in the U.S. with its flagship Q8 SUV.
"09.01.2017 22:08:54" europe.autonews.com Mercedes takes luxury sales crown from BMW BMW lost its crown as the world's biggest luxury-car brand to Mercedes, ending its reign after more than a decade amid a cluttered lineup of aging models. Mercedes-Benz back to the top four years ahead of its 2020 goal.
"09.01.2017 13:51:16" europe.autonews.com FBI arrests Volkswagen exec on fraud charges, report says The FBI arrested a VW Group executive on charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., the New York Times reported. Oliver Schmidt, who headed the company's regulatory compliance office in the U.S., was arrested on Saturday by federal investigators in UPDATE on FBI arrest of Volkswagen exec:
"09.01.2017 11:56:44" autonews.com VW could launch Uber-challenging Microbus in 2022 Volkswagen could launch a self-driving electric minivan in five years if there is enough interest in the retro-styled I.D. Buzz concept, whose design harks back to the iconic hippie-era Microbus but also previews a potential ride-sharing people-mover to #DetroitAutoShow2017
"03.01.2017 14:15:00" Timeline Photos Time is running out to nominate a European Rising Star!
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"29.12.2016 18:00:00" europe.autonews.com Female designers want more done to lure next wave of women stylists The field remains male dominated, they say.
This isn't because women are being discouraged from entering the profession. Women such as Martina Starke at BMW and Agneta Dahlgren at Renault are shaping the designs of today's vehicles, but they are the exception.
"29.12.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Mini says bigger, bolder Countryman will lure wider range of customers The added length moves the car into the premium compact SUV segment to compete against cars such as the Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q2 and Q3. Moving the MINI #Countryman SUV up a segment in size while also making its exterior more rugged looking will put the automaker on the list of buyers who might have otherwise ignored it, the brand's chief said.
"29.12.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Premium brands on track to win battle for midsize segment European sales of premium midsize models jumped by 8 percent to 652,000 through November while sales of mainstream midsize cars rose by just 1 percent to 582,000, according to JATO Dynamics market researchers. Sales of #luxury midsize cars in Europe are on track to top sales of mass-market rivals this year for the first time.
"29.12.2016 12:03:27" europe.autonews.com Toyota's hybrid bet in Europe finally pays off The automaker is on track for a 40 percent jump in annual sales of gasoline-electric vehicles in Europe and hybrids are set to account for more than half of Toyota's deliveries for the region by the end of the… #Toyota's hybrids push in Europe is finally paying off.
"22.12.2016 16:00:01" europe.autonews.com Kia drops 3-door model for new Picanto #Kia will debut its next #Picanto minicar at the Geneva auto show.
Geneva International Motor Show #GenevaMotorShow
"22.12.2016 15:06:41" europe.autonews.com VW will unveil Uber-challenging electric minibus #Volkswagen will unveil a concept for a self-driving electric minibus at the Detroit auto show as the automaker prepares to challenge #Uber with its new mobility services division.
#NAIAS North American International Auto Show #DetroitAutoShow
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"21.12.2016 16:30:00" autonews.com Citroen C3 -- Automotive News Europe Citroen has continued its reinvention as a quirky brand with its latest C3. The subcompact model comes with optional airbumps, large crossover-style wheels, two-tone paintwork and a range of multimedia and safety features. [GALLERY] New #Citroen C3
"21.12.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com Merkel said to close off banks-for-cars Brexit deal In a closed-door meeting with German lawmakers, Merkel said some industries might press for such accords with the UK government and that political leaders should oppose them, according to two people who attended. Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking to stiffen German resolve on #Brexit, singling out the car industry as vulnerable to any British attempt to strike market-access deals ahead of the UK's exit from the EU.
"21.12.2016 15:03:41" europe.autonews.com Smart ForTwo engine fires probed by U.S. safety watchdog The agency received eight complaints about the rear engine compartment in 2008 and 2009 ForTwos, according to a NHTSA document. Mercedes-Benz, which makes Smart cars, said it is unaware of any injuries related to the incidents. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation of complaints that Smart ForTwo vehicle engines catch fire and quickly consume the cars.
"21.12.2016 11:33:24" autonews.com VW gets final clearance for European diesel fixes Under EU regulations, the fixes are valid for cars sold by VW and its Audi, Skoda and Seat brands across the 28-nation bloc. #Volkswagen said it has received all clearances from Germany's motor vehicle authority to fix diesel cars fitted with rigged software.
"20.12.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com EU parliament critical of delays to new car emissions rules The draft conclusions of the parliament's investigation into the Volkswagen emissions testing scandal also blamed delays on the EU executive's desire to protect Europe's powerful car industry following the 2008 financial crisis. Several EU countries have delayed the adoption of stricter car #emissions tests, despite evidence that this has allowed #pollution to go above legal limits, a report by the European Parliament said.
"20.12.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com Faurecia CEO eyes acquisitions to help supplier to create the 'cockpit of the future' Faurecia is looking to grow through acquisitions following the recent sale of its exterior parts business. The supplier is particularly interested in solutions that improve the human-machine interface because its knows that autonomous driving will Faurecia CEO Patrick Koller: "We are designing new architectures and interfaces for drivers to enable them to use the extra time they will have in their cars."
"20.12.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgrades to its technology, equipment and perceived quality to make it more upscale than the model it replaces. The new #Peugeot 3008 is an "extraordinary vehicle" with a level of sophistication not seen in any previous model from the French brand, PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares said.
"20.12.2016 10:03:27" europe.autonews.com Volvo raises $532 million in step toward IPO Swedish institutional investors bought newly-issued preference shares that will have a dilutive effect on Zhejiang Geely Holdings' current 100 percent ownership of the automaker. #Volvo has raised $532 million in a step toward a listing of the company.
"19.12.2016 11:00:01" europe.autonews.com Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi will share electric car platform, paper says The Nissan Leaf will share key components with Renault and Mitsubishi EVs, the Nikkei said. #Nissan, #Renault and #Mitsubishi will combine their electric vehicle platforms to reduce prices down to levels comparable to conventional gasoline cars.
"19.12.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW gets weekend for 'intense' talks on diesel-cheating case A federal judge said Volkswagen Group has made "substantial progress" toward a settlement to get about 80,000 Audi, VW and Porsche vehicles with emissions-cheating 3.0-liter diesel engines fixed or off U.S. roads. Lawyers for the carmaker, consumers and the Justice Department have assured the court that negotiations are ongoing, but the #Volkswagen Group may be headed to trial if an agreement isn't reached.
"19.12.2016 10:00:00" europe.autonews.com Daimler CEO Zetsche doesn't expect Trump to disadvantage European carmakers Zetsche shrugged off concerns over the president-elect's protectionist rhetoric during his campaign. #Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche does not expect Donald #Trump to favor U.S. automakers over their European counterparts.
"19.12.2016 09:23:34" europe.autonews.com Ferrari, Aston Martin face penalties for missing EU CO2 reduction goals In its annual report, the EEA said new cars sold in the EU in 2015 emitted on average 119.5 grams of CO2 per km, 8 percent below their target of 130 g/km and a 3.1 percent decrease over the previous year. Automakers selling cars in Europe did better than the EU-mandated goal for CO2 #emissions in 2015 but two - Ferrari and Aston Martin - face penalties for failing to hit their individual goals.
"16.12.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com BMW teams with IBM's Watson on driver-assist technology A team of BMW engineers will work with IBM researchers and developers at IBM's new Watson Internet of Things headquarters in Munich. #IBM has partnered with #BMW to research how the technology company's Watson artificial intelligence system can help with driver-assist functions.
"16.12.2016 11:30:00" autonews.com GM will launch production, testing of self-driving Bolts GM CEO Mary Barra also said the company will start testing autonomous Bolts on public roads near the GM Technical Center in suburban Detroit “immediately,” in response to state legislation enacted last week that allows wider use of the vehicles. She General Motors said it will be the first company to mass-produce autonomous vehicles, with test versions of #Chevrolet Bolts equipped with self-driving technology planned to start rolling out of a Michigan plant in January.
"16.12.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation The car's product director, Thierry Blanchard, listed three reasons why Citroen is confident that the latest-generation C3 will regain its place among Europe's most popular subcompacts: its "audacious" styling, technology offerings and highly... #Citroen is aiming its new #C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such as a camera that takes pictures for sharing on social media.
"16.12.2016 10:13:14" europe.autonews.com Audi A3 suspected of excessive NOx emissions after EU tests The lab tests run by the European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC) in August showed the latest Euro 6 diesel generation A3 emitted 163mg of NOx per km, double the statutory 80mg cap. The #Audi A3 released excessive NOx emissions in results from lab tests run by the European Commission, raising suspicions of wrongdoing at #Volkswagen Group's luxury division.
"14.12.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Uber expands Volvo XC90, Ford Focus self-driving pilot program to San Francisco The program -- which was first introduced in Pittsburgh in September -- will launch in San Francisco with a handful of Volvo XC90 SUVs and Ford Focus sedans equipped with autonomous driving systems. #Uber has expanded its self-driving pilot program to San Francisco.
"14.12.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Opel prices Ampera-e above BMW i3, Nissan Leaf in its first European market Following the delivery of the first vehicles in Norway in spring, the next countries in line for the Ampera-e' are Germany, France the Netherlands and Switzerland. Most other European countries will follow in late 2017 or during 2018 as production vo #Opel has priced its Ampera-e battery electric vehicle higher than the BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf #EVs in Norway.
"14.12.2016 14:46:03" autonews.com Toyota banks on C-HR's design, driving dynamics to win conquest customers Hiroyuki Koba, general manager of the C-HR, said its polarizing design is key to Toyota's love-it-or-leave-it formula for turning heads and breaking the brand's reputation for boring cars. #Toyota was late to the subcompact crossover party, but it wants to take a big bite out of the segment with the bold design and driving dynamics of its in-your-face C-HR.
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"14.12.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Google, Fiat Chrysler plan ride-sharing service with Pacifica minivans, report says The new Chrysler Pacifica was unveiled during the 2016 Detroit auto show. The Pacifica is also the model that FCA and Google are using to jointly develop self-driving vehicle systems. #Google parent Alphabet plans to start a ride-sharing service with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles minivans as part of a reorganization of the tech company's automotive unit.
"14.12.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Infiniti plans to preview crossover push at Detroit show The new crossover will preview Infiniti's push to bolster its light-truck lineup, which accounted for 61.3 percent of its U.S. sales through November. #Infiniti has a new crossover on the way for next month's Detroit auto show and is considering "very concrete" options for an electric vehicle.
"14.12.2016 10:00:00" autonews.com Google creates autonomous car unit called Waymo Google's self-driving car project is now its own company called Waymo and is headed by former Ford and Hyundai executive John Krafcik. The company exists under Google parent company Alphabet and will operate like a 'venture-backed startup,' Krafcik said. Google's self-driving car project is now its own company called #Waymo, led by CEO John Krafcik.
"14.12.2016 09:30:00" autonews.com Volvo XC60 spy shots show ties to larger sibling XC90 The XC60 will use Volvo's scalable product architecture that is designed for gasoline engines as well as plug-in hybrid and electric powertrains. Currently, it underpins the XC90 and S90. The next-generation #Volvo #XC60 has been spotted by photographers testing in Sweden and, not surprisingly, it looks like its larger sibling, the XC90.
"14.12.2016 08:59:59" autonews.com GM begins deliveries of Chevrolet Bolt GM started building saleable Bolts at its plant in Orion Township, Mich., in late October. It's building about 100 Bolts a day. [VIDEO] General Motors made its first sales of the Chevrolet #Bolt EV Tuesday, beginning a new era of more affordable, longer-range electric vehicles and fulfilling its promise to launch the vehicle before the end of 2016.
"13.12.2016 14:00:07" europe.autonews.com Renault and Nissan will use common platform for EVs The cars will have different exterior styling but will share underpinnings and electric motors, said Arnaud Deboeuf, a senior alliance executive. #Renault and #Nissan will build the next Zoe and Leaf electric cars on a new common platform.
"13.12.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Zetsche sees Mercedes' late arrival to EV race as an advantage Mercedes' future EV lineup will include the production version of the Generation EQ concept, which has a 500km range. The production car will be the first model from the EQ subbrand. #Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche isn't worried that Mercedes-Benz might be one of the last major premium brands to debut a high-volume full-electric vehicle.
"13.12.2016 12:30:00" europe.autonews.com Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for toward record sales this year.
"13.12.2016 11:58:21" autonews.com Mercedes teases the E-class coupe The 21-second clip, which focuses on the car's headlights, dash and taillights, says the car will make its first appearance tomorrow. #Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser video of its soon-to-be unveiled E-class coupe.
"12.12.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes poised to take premium sales crown back from BMW Through November, Mercedes has sold… #Mercedes is on track to overtake rival #BMW as the world's largest premium brand this year, sales figures show.
"12.12.2016 16:00:01" autonews.com Lexus gives halo car another try with the LC For Lexus to make its popular LF-LC concept work as a production car, it had to keep the cost in check -- for the automaker and for consumers. Lexus' new LC coupe is the halo car that almost never happened.
"12.12.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks "As a designer, it's no secret that the styling of such a large vehicle is the biggest challenge," Porsche designer Thorsten Klein said. #Porsche is hoping its second-generation #Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's sportier appearance, which gives the car a silhouette more typical of the brand's iconic 911 coupe.
"12.12.2016 14:38:31" europe.autonews.com How Lynk & CO aims to conquer European buyers with direct sales Lynk & CO plans to challenge European volume brands by offering models designed and engineered in Sweden, built in China and sold at extremely competitive prices because of direct distribution. Lynk & CO sales chief Alain Visser shared his plans with "We want to challenge every link in the distribution chain to enrich and simplify car ownership by redefining how cars are bought, owned, connected, serviced and used."
"12.12.2016 10:36:18" europe.autonews.com Honda Europe counts on Civic to help end sales drought Honda's top executive for the region, Jean-Marc Streng, shared the automaker's future plans with Automotive News Europe. After nearly a decade of falling or stagnant demand, #Honda is on track to increase European sales in 2016.
"12.12.2016 09:44:37" europe.autonews.com Aston Martin revives the DB4 GT, 60 years later for $1.9 million The 3.7-liter, six-cylinder sports car, which was built from 1959 to 1963, was widely regarded as Britain's fastest passenger car. Aston Martin is bringing back the DB4 GT!
"09.12.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com Opel/Vauxhall Insigna Grand Sport -- Automotive News Europe The new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia has a longer and lower look than the current model. Its wheelbase has been extended by 92 mm, giving it a more spacious interior. The midsize car will be called the Insignia Grand Sport. [GALLERY] New Opel/Vauxhall #Insignia Grand Sport
"09.12.2016 15:30:01" europe.autonews.com Daimler will become 2016's biggest luxury automaker, Zetsche says Achieving the target would put Mercedes back on top for the… #Daimler will become the biggest and most profitable #luxury carmaker this year, CEO Dieter Zetsche said.
"09.12.2016 14:49:37" autonews.com Land Rover sets sail on epic quest New America's Cup sailboats have less than 1 percent of their surface in the water and are powered by a big wing rather than by a mainsail. Like in car racing, success is based on aerodynamics, which is why Land Rover's engineering team is involved. Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One team principal in a 110-million-pound bid to win the America's Cup, the world's most prestigious #sailing trophy.
"09.12.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW's lost, destroyed phones justify more scrutiny, U.S. consumer protection agency says "In the context of the massive scandal at the center of this case, 23 lost or bricked phones is a bright red flag, especially when they include phones that belonged to important individuals,'' FTC attorneys said in a court filing Thursday. The agency The Federal Trade Commission consumer protection watchdog is seeking to further question #Volkswagen Group's U.S. officials about whether evidence including mobile phones was destroyed amid the probe of diesel vehicles rigged to cheat emissions
"09.12.2016 12:22:37" europe.autonews.com NextEV's Tesla fighter will arrive in Europe after U.S. launch Next EV did not give a date for the SUV's European launch, saying only it will come after the U.S. introduction. Chinese electric vehicle specialist #NextEV will target the U.S as the first foreign market for its SUV rival to the Tesla Model X.
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"08.12.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com German emissions probe widens to Porsche Germany's Transport Ministry and Federal Motor Transport Authority are examining whether Porsche installed devices allowing its cars to sense whether they were being tested for fuel consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions. German regulators are investigating whether #Porsche illegally manipulated fuel economy data on its vehicles, potentially opening a new front in parent Volkswagen Group's #emissions-cheating scandal.
"08.12.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com EU launches legal case against Germany, UK over VW scandal Germany, Britain, Spain and Luxembourg stand accused of not imposing the same kind of penalties VW faced in the United States over its use of illegal software to mask emissions of health-harming nitrogen oxide (NOx) on tests. The EU has opened legal action against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police emissions cheating by automakers after the #Volkswagen scandal.
"08.12.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Opel counts on high-tech to give new Insignia a lift "No other car in the Insignia class can boast as many ultra-modern technologies," Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said in a statement. The Opel Vauxhall #Insignia Grand Sport will be the most high-tech car in its segment, the automaker said today after releasing the first pictures of the Volkswagen Passat rival.
"08.12.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Citroen CEO explains why French brand will offer an 'SUV with a twist' Linda Jackson has pushed to reinvent Citroen since taking the brand's helm two years ago. The executive has acheived this by emphasizing the marque's unique character in relation to other mass-market brands, as she explained in an interview with Q&A - #Citroen CEO Jackson: "We want people to feel the brand is young, modern and vibrant."
"08.12.2016 12:30:00" autonews.com Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real About 15 engineers are already using the HoloLens goggles to help them speed up the development of new models, new components and new in-car features. Volvo Cars, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. Confused? So was I until I strapped a $5,000 computer on my head and entered into the world of augmented reality (AR).
"08.12.2016 11:42:07" europe.autonews.com How VW is being reshaped by a former GM Europe boss When Matthias Mueller took over the top job at #Volkswagen Group, he inherited a company in turmoil over its emissions-cheating scandal. Mueller turned to industry veteran Thomas Sedran, who restructured GM's European operations.
"06.12.2016 18:00:00" autonews.com Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E racing. So why are Porsche and Toyota still interested in endurance racing? #Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric FIA Formula E racing. So why are #Porsche and #Toyota still interested in endurance racing?
"06.12.2016 17:30:00" autonews.com Volkswagen Arteon spy shots -- Automotive News Europe Volkswagen's new Arteon was pictured during road tests in Spain. The four-door, coupelike model will replace the Passat-based CC. The Arteon's roofline will be flatter than the CC but it will be roomier inside thanks a 50mm longer wheelbase. Photo credit: [GALLERY] New #Volkswagen Arteon spied!
"06.12.2016 17:00:01" europe.autonews.com Why Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth changed his view on EVs Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth gave the impression last year that the automaker would be one of the last premium brands to add an EV. Last month, Jaguar previewed the I-Pace electric SUV. Speth explained to Automotive News Europe why he changed his mind Q&A - CEO Ralf Speth said Jaguar Land Rover wanted to have something to show before disclosing its #EV plans.
"06.12.2016 16:10:56" europe.autonews.com VW's Moia brand will challenge Uber Establishing Moia, the group's 13th brand, is part of VW Group's aggressive push into electric… #Volkswagen Group will challenge ride-hailing company Uber with a new mobility services brand called #Moia that eventually will have its own electric passenger vehicle.
"05.12.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Rolls-Royce previews its first SUV as road tests start Rolls-Royce Motor Cars released pictures of the prototype that will be used to develop the brand's first SUV-styled vehicle that will to launch in 2018.
"05.12.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com BMW accelerates EV, self-driving strategy BMW is now entering Phase 2 of its electrification strategy after launching its i subbrand for battery powered and plug-in vehicles three years ago, CEO Harald Krueger said. #BMW will accelerate its shift toward autonomous and electrified vehicles by opening a self-driving test center in Germany and developing flexible platforms for conventional, plug-hybrid and all-electric cars.
"05.12.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com Mini Countryman grows to take on new rivals in compact crossover segment Riding on a new front-wheel-drive platform shared with BMW, the Countryman is about 203mm (8 inches) longer than the prior generation. It joins the redesigned Clubman in moving from a subcompact to a compact. The redesigned MINI #Countryman has grown enough in size to compete in the compact crossover segment with premium and volume players.
"05.12.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Why the next wave of Chinese cars could shake up European sales Chinese automakers have hard tried to establish themselves in Europe but failed with outdated designs and technology. Now new brands such as #Borgward and #Lynk could succeed.
"05.12.2016 10:00:00" autonews.com BMW's X7 large crossover takes shape The seven-seat model will compete with Land Rover's Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz's GLS. Spy photos of an #X7 prototype show the seven-seat model that will be based on the same platform as #BMW's range-topping 7-series sedan.
"05.12.2016 09:30:00" autonews.com Apple signals a readiness to join the self-driving car race CEO Tim Cook has suggested that Apple wants to move beyond integration of Apple smartphones into vehicle infotainment systems. #Apple is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles.
"05.12.2016 08:40:23" europe.autonews.com Check out the ANE monthly magazine for December The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at what Chinese automakers have done to put themselves in position to succeed in Europe after a decade of failures. The December issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view.
The new edition looks at what Chinese automakers have done to put themselves in position to succeed in Europe after a decade of failures.
"01.12.2016 14:30:01" autonews.com Ford Fiesta -- Automotive News Europe Ford's new Fiesta gets a more upscale styling, higher quality interior and advanced safety technology to help it compete in Europe's hard-fought subcompact segment. [GALLERY] New Ford #Fiesta
"01.12.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com Peugeot lobbied to replace Audi in Le Mans series, source says Currently, only two vehicle manufacturers have committed to participating in the WEC next season: two-time defending title holder Porsche and Toyota. #Peugeot is being asked to re-join the #WEC to fill the hole left by Audi's departure from the race series.
"01.12.2016 13:00:00" autonews.com BMW 8 series -- Automotive News Europe BMW's potential new flagship, likely to be called the 8 series, was spotted undergoing road tests in coupe and convertible guises. The car shares its platform with the 7-series sedan and could go on sale late next year. Photo credit: Automedia [GALLERY] New #BMW 8 series spied
"01.12.2016 12:30:00" autonews.com BMW said to plans performance version of its i3 electric car The i3S -- if that is its real name -- will be revealed alongside a restyled version of the regular model. BMW i plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that is calling it an 'electric hot hatch.'
"01.12.2016 12:00:00" autonews.com Mercedes CLS successor to come in 2018 The next-generation CLS is expected to ride on the company's Modular Rear Architecture, or MRA, which also underpins the redesigned E-class sedan that went on sale this year. The successor to the Mercedes-Benz #CLS, a four-door sedan with coupelike styling, will arrive in 2018 on a new platform that's lighter, longer and roomier.
"01.12.2016 11:13:45" europe.autonews.com China slaps 10% tax on Ferrari, Bentley cars to curb luxury Buyers of autos costing 1.3 million yuan ($189,000) or more will be hit with the tax starting today, according to the Ministry of Finance. The levy on "super luxury" vehicles is meant to "guide reasonable consumption," lower emissions and save energy China is introducing a 10 percent tax on super luxury cars in a bid to combat conspicuous consumption and promote more fuel-efficient vehicles.
"30.11.2016 14:00:01" europe.autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover will build Discovery in Slovakia JLR currently builds the Discovery at a capacity-constrained plant in Solihull, central England. Jaguar Land Rover will build its next-generation Land Rover #Discovery in Slovakia, the first model chosen for a $1.25 billion plant which is due to open in 2018.
"30.11.2016 13:30:00" autonews.com Nissan to offer maintenance alerts in foray into connected cars Japan's second-largest automaker said it will begin rolling out the service in Japan and India in 2017, followed by other countries through 2020. Nissan will make its first major foray into Internet-connected cars by offering an option that will use big data to notify drivers when vehicle #maintenance is required.
"30.11.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ford, BMW, Daimler, VW Group plan fast-charging EV network The move will be an important step toward facilitating the mass-market adoption of EVs, the companies said in a joint statement. Ford, Volkswagen Group, BMW and Daimler plan to set up charging stations for electric vehicles in Europe.
"30.11.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ford expects $1 billion profit in Europe for 2016 Farley: "We are overachieving because of our people." #Ford of Europe boss Jim Farley said the automaker expects to make a $1 billion profit in Europe this year, an increase over the $259 million it earned there in 2015.
"30.11.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com BMW hides tech under the hood in tepid 5-series revamp While BMW has packed one of its biggest profit makers with its latest technology, the styling is far more traditional. Taking cues from the underwhelming 7-series flagship, the car sports a broad grille, chrome-framed side air vents and squinting dou BMW's new 5-series sedan can drive itself at speeds as fast as 210 kph (130 mph) per hour, turn up the radio with the wave of a hand and warn other cars of fog.
"30.11.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ford's new Fiesta goes upmarket, adds safety tech Ford is adding upscale features to the Fiesta in Europe to distance it from its new Ka+, which now targets budget subcompact customers after moving out of the minicar segment. #Ford is taking the #Fiesta upscale and adding advanced safety equipment to improve the car's profitability and competitiveness in Europe's tough subcompact segment.
"30.11.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Fiat heir Lapo Elkann arrested in New York over false reporting of incident A police spokesman said there was an investigation into an "unlawful imprisonment" which turned out to be false information. He said Elkann, 39, had been released following the charge and the matter was now in court. He had no other details. Lapo Elkann, grandson of the late Fiat patriarch Gianni Agnelli, was arrested and charged in New York with falsely reporting an incident.
"30.11.2016 09:54:58" europe.autonews.com Brexit duty could lift UK car prices by 1,500 pounds, trade group says A so-called hard Brexit could cost the British industry and consumers as much as 4.5 billion pounds annually, the SMMT said in a statement. #Brexit could lift the average price of imported cars in the UK by as much as 1,500 pounds (1,762 euros) if the country loses tariff-free access to the European Union.
"29.11.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com GM details self-driving vehicle system in U.S. letter GM's semi-autonomous 'Super Cruise' system will allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods, but will stop the vehicle automatically if drivers are not attentive, according to a government letter. General Motors says Super Cruise self-driving technology will debut sometime in 2017.
"29.11.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com Volvo exec: 'Sometimes, technology is smarter' than us Volvo U.S. boss Lex Kerssemakers says that one reason the automaker's aims to bring fully autonomous vehicles to the market in the early 2020s is to reduce accidents. 'I think we have to accept that sometimes, #technology is smarter than we are.'
"29.11.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com BMW X3 spy shots -- Automotive News Europe BMW's lightly camouflaged third-generation X3 SUV has been spotted undergoing road tests in Germany. The new crossover is longer than the current model with bigger rear windows suggesting extra luggage space. Pictures: Automedia [GALLERY] New #BMW X3 spied
"29.11.2016 10:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW says CC successor Arteon will debut new design language The four-door, coupe-like car will be positioned above the Passat midsize… Volkswagen brand said its new top model, the #Arteon, will introduce its new 'progressive' design language.
#Volkswagen #VolkswagenArteon #Design
"29.11.2016 09:30:00" europe.autonews.com Daimler to invest 10 billion euros in EVs, r&d boss says German firms are investing heavily in EVs, which are benefiting from recent advances in battery… #Daimler is planning to invest up to 10 billion euros ($11 billion) in developing electric vehicles, r&d head Thomas Weber told a German daily newspaper.
"29.11.2016 08:50:25" europe.autonews.com VW extends 20 billion euro loan to weather diesel fall-out The move is part of the automaker's efforts to maintain its financial strength while it counts the full cost of its diesel-emissions scandal. #Volkswagen Group has agreed to extend a 20-billion-euro ($21.2 billion) bank credit line.
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"25.11.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover wants to build electric cars in UK Jaguar Land Rover has said it wants to build electric cars at home in the UK. The automaker previewed its first EV, the I-Pace SUV, at the Los Angeles auto show this month. The I-Pace will be built by Magna Steyr in Austria. Jaguar Land Rover said it wants to build electric cars in the UK in what would be a further boost to the UK automotive sector after the #Brexit vote.
"25.11.2016 16:00:01" europe.autonews.com Only a few in U.S. will get Mercedes-Maybach cabrio Working with its dealers, Mercedes-Benz USA has started to talk to its VIP buyers about the V-12-powered Maybach convertible introduced last week at the auto show here, CEO Dietmar Exler said. With 379 U.S. dealerships and only 75 units of the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet, how will Mercedes-Benz pass the vehicles around?
"25.11.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Voice recognition's rough road Voice recognition features remain a big quality snag for automakers -- despite years of advances on cellphones. Years after voice recognition was introduced in vehicles, why is this technology still beset by glitches?
"25.11.2016 14:41:46" autonews.com Ford will reveal next-generation Fiesta Also at the event, the company plans to update its smart mobility strategy and fuel-saving technology developments. #Ford will introduce the next-generation Ford #Fiesta at an event in Germany on Tuesday.
"25.11.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com Marchionne urges Italians to back constitutional reform referendum "Italy is a country that deserves better," Marchionne told reporters, saying a "No" vote risked damaging market perceptions and might scare off foreigner investors. #FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne warned that #Italy could face serious damage to its image if voters rejected constitutional reform in a forthcoming referendum
"25.11.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com France has not ruled out banning some VW, Renault diesel sales Royal: "We will be asking the consumer fraud investigators and prosecutors to communicate any findings that will enable us to establish whether it's necessary to withdraw sales authorizations." France will seek more information from criminal investigations into #Renault and #Volkswagen diesel emissions before deciding whether to ban any of their cars from sale
"25.11.2016 10:29:54" europe.autonews.com Alfa may share platform with other Fiat Chrysler models The Giorgio platform was designed as an exclusive Alfa Romeo platform to help the underperforming Italian luxury brand better compete with the likes of BMW. However, brand's head Reid Bigland told journalists... Alfa Romeo's new rear-wheel-drive platform underpinning the #Giulia sedan and #Stelvio crossover is likely to be used on other Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles
"24.11.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW challenges Ford, Fiat, Mercedes with new Crafter The new factory is expected to build 100,000 units of its entirely redesigned Crafter annually when all body style and powertrain derivatives are available in 2018. #Volkswagen aims to grab a greater share of the lucrative segment for large cargo vans after investing a record 800 million euros in a new Polish plant to make its #Crafter.
"24.11.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com UK car output falls 1% on slower domestic demand The drop prompted the industry's lobby group, the SMMT, to renew its call for the government to maintain free trade as Britain prepares to leave the EU. The UK made fewer cars last month for the first time in more than a year as output fell 1 percent, driven by slower domestic demand.
"24.11.2016 15:30:01" europe.autonews.com VW adapts key design center for autonomous driving The automaker wants designers at its massive facility in Potsdam, Germany, to focus on improving in-car user experience… #Volkswagen Group is restructuring one of its most important design centers to prepare for the rapid move toward autonomous vehicles.
"24.11.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Toyota works to develop advanced EV battery The automaker has said it is aiming to launch an EV by about 2020. Toyota Global says it aims to develop a more advanced #EV battery "in a few years" that will allow it to build vehicles with a greater range.
"24.11.2016 14:07:50" autonews.com Porsche will not add 'cheaper Porsche,' sales boss says 'We have nothing to gain by creating a cheaper Porsche in the future,' sales boss Detlev von Platen said. Porsche will not introduce any vehicles smaller than the #Macan crossover and #Boxster convertible in the current product lineup.
"23.11.2016 17:00:01" autonews.com Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen As Group CEO Matthias Mueller admitted in an interview with a German newspaper on Sunday, the VW brand “packed on fat during the boom years.” Volkswagen Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has nothing to do with the #Dieselgate
"23.11.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes weighs discontinuing diesels in U.S. With consumer demand dwindling, Mercedes-Benz is questioning whether to continue offering diesel vehicles in the U.S.
"23.11.2016 15:00:01" autonews.com BMW X7 takes shape BMW is planning two versions of the X7 large crossover: a seven-seat entry model and a four-seat ultraluxury variant. Spy photos of a BMW #X7 prototype show the seven-seat model that will be based on the same platform as BMW's flagship 7-series sedan.
"23.11.2016 14:36:18" europe.autonews.com VW will not re-start U.S. diesel sales, brand boss says Volkswagen will no longer offer diesel vehicles in the U.S., its global brand chief said on Tuesday, ending speculation the company might return to the technology after its emissions scandal fades from memory. Volkswagen will no longer offer diesel vehicles in the U.S., brand boss Herbert Diess said.
"22.11.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW will sell U.S.-sourced Altas SUV in Russia The executive said the Altas will be offered in Russia with a 2.0-liter diesel engine. The source said it is… Volkswagen will export the Atlas large SUV to Russia from the U.S. starting at the end of next year
"22.11.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover plans surge of EVs, plug-in hybrids Jaguar's I-Pace Concept compact crossover electric vehicle unveiled at the Los Angeles show is the first vehicle on the brand's new EV platform. Up to half of Jaguar Land Rover's lineup will be plug-in hybrids or electric vehicles by 2020, but none will be self-driving, said Ralf Speth, the automaker's CEO.
"22.11.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW revives Dresden plant with new electric Golf Previously the site was used to build the slow-selling Phaeton luxury sedan. Volkswagen Group has given new life to its dormant factory in Dresden, Germany, by adding production of the new electric Golf at the plant.
"22.11.2016 11:04:03" europe.autonews.com VW brand targets operating margin above 6% by 2025 The operating margin at the marque is expected to reach 2 percent this year and 4 percent in 2020. #Volkswagen Group aims to raise the profitability of its core Volkswagen brand, which lags those of major rivals, to above 6 percent by 2025.
"21.11.2016 18:00:00" autonews.com Jaguar XKSS [GALLERY] The Jaguar Classic engineering team created the first genuine #XKSS in almost 60 years.
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"21.11.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Toyota to sharpen focus on EVs via new in-house unit The new unit will consist of just four people -- each from a separate Toyota Group company -- in a bid to accelerate decision-making and get the cars to market faster. A week after conceding it needs electric vehicles, longtime EV-skeptic Toyota Global said it is forming a streamlined “in-house venture company” next month to start developing battery-powered eco-cars in a speedy, innovative way.
"21.11.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Seat Ibiza -- Automotive News Europe The new Seat Ibiza has sharp styling and the brand's new X-shaped family face. The subcompact is pictured undergoing road tests. It will debut at the Geneva auto show in March. Photos: Automedia [GALLERY] SEAT Ibiza spied
"21.11.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW loses more European market share in October Much of the decline has coincided with the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal that erupted in September 2015, giving competitors a… In October Volkswagen Group lost market share in Europe for the 14th straight month
"21.11.2016 14:30:00" autonews.com BMW X2 -- Automotive News Europe Photo Gallery BMW plans to extend its SUV lineup with the X2, a sporty crossover based on the automaker's UKL front-wheel-drive platform. The X2 was spotted undergoing road tests in Germany. [GALLERY] New BMW X2 spied
"21.11.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Jaguar rebuilds a 1957 legend - the XKSS supercar As well as a vintage look, the XKSS has vintage features to boot. Jaguar's new supercar has been 60 years in the making. Don't expect paddle shifters, ABS, or even the luxury of electric windows.
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"21.11.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW packs e-Golf with bigger battery, more range The bigger battery boosts driving range to up to 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge, compared with 133 km… Volkswagen's revised e-Golf receives a new 36 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, compared with the 24 kWh system in the outgoing model.
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"21.11.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Jeep boss sees new Compass as potential record breaker The new Jeep Compass will outsell the popular Renegade in Europe and globally, brand CEO Mike Manley said while launching the compact SUV at the auto show here. Jeep CEO Mike Manley: “The Compass has every opportunity to be the biggest-selling Jeep ever”
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"21.11.2016 12:30:01" autonews.com Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone AUDI AG, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact #premium segment because of their commitment to expanding their offerings in a part of the European market that used to be dominated by models such as the
"21.11.2016 12:00:00" autonews.com How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely Six years later, Li finally has revealed his plan to build a global business empire on the foundation of the two car companies. And the key to that plan is the integration of Volvo and Geely. Shortly after Geely Worldwide founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo Cars in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marque's independence so that its image would not be tarnished. But in private, he soon started pushing the two brands to work together.
"21.11.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com Audi sees potential for just one diesel model in U.S. Audi USA envisions the potential of just one diesel model in its U.S. product mix in the wake of diesel emissions violations that have embroiled its parent company Volkswagen Group, Audi's U.S. head says.
"21.11.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com VW to avoid German tax hit related to emissions-cheating scandal Last year, VW Group promised to make up for tax revenue losses in Germany related to the wrong classification of vehicles, but it now expects the government to refrain from seeking back taxes, the spokesman said, confirming a report in German weekly Volkswagen Group does not expect the German government to make tax demands to cover revenue losses related to the carmaker's diesel-emissions cheating scandal, a company spokesman said.
"21.11.2016 10:30:00" autonews.com Daimler, BMW, VW said to discuss extending EV charging network with German service station operator Tank & Rast, which is playing a key role in creating more charging points for EVs, is open to working with interested parties on developing the network further, the Bild Zeitung reported on Tuesday, citing industry sources. Daimler AG, BMW and Volkswagen are in discussions with a German autobahn service station operator about setting up a nationwide network of charging stations in the country.
"21.11.2016 09:52:45" autonews.com Mueller sees case for building VW's own battery factory, report says "If more than a quarter of our cars are to be electronic vehicles in the foreseeable future then we are going to need approximately three million batteries a year," Mueller told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. "Then it makes sense to build ou #Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller sees the production of vehicle batteries for #EVs and plug-in #hybrids as a logical move
"18.11.2016 16:00:06" europe.autonews.com McLaren to add limited-edition hybrid hypercar McLaren will build a limited-edition hypercar with the same three-seat arrangement as its iconic F1, the British company said. Production will be limited to 106 units, the same number as the F1. All 106 are sold already, McLaren said, adding that #McLaren to add limited-edition hybrid hypercar
"18.11.2016 15:30:08" europe.autonews.com Jaguar will build I-Pace electric SUV with Magna Steyr, CEO says Jaguar will build its forthcoming I-Pace full-electric crossover with contract manufacturer Magna Steyr in Austria, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth told Automotive News Europe. The British automaker previewed its first electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Jaguar will build I-Pace electric SUV with Magna Steyr, CEO says
#Jaguar #JaguarIPace #LAautoshow
"18.11.2016 14:33:03" europe.autonews.com VW will cut 30,000 jobs to revive core brand VW Group will cut 30,000 jobs globally -- with 23,000 coming in Germany -- to help achieve 3.7 billion euros ($3.92 billion) in annual savings by 2020 to turn around its core brand and help fund a shift to electric and self-driving cars following its #Volkswagen will cut 30,000 jobs to revive core brand
"17.11.2016 08:00:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes-Maybach drops top with limited-edition S-class cabriolet Mercedes-Benz is expanding its #Maybach line with a new limited-edition S-class convertible, the third entry in the company's Mercedes-Maybach subbrand.
"16.11.2016 22:50:41" europe.autonews.com Alfa says Stelvio's performance will be 'staggering' Although the brand has not provided figures, it described the ride and handling of Quadrafoglio version of the… ALFA ROMEO says the #Stelvio, its first SUV, will offer performance and driving dynamics that top rivals such as the Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace.
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"16.11.2016 07:44:43" europe.autonews.com Alfa's first crossover takes aim at Germany's best The 2018 ALFA ROMEO Stelvio -- the first crossover from the resurrected brand and a key to Fiat Chrysler's hopes of restoring Alfa Romeo to global relevance -- features a trim lineup that puts German competitors squarely in its sights.
"15.11.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Audi in talks for second China tie-up, dealers uneasy Audi has been slow to introduce new products, hurting sales growth, so Audi dealers are generally losing money, existing Audi dealers said in a letter to the automaker in response to the talks. "The interests of Audi dealers will be further damaged.. AUDI AG said it was in talks with China's #SAIC Motor Corp. for a long-term collaboration, which dealers for its existing joint venture say would cause them "potentially fatal damage."
"15.11.2016 12:30:01" europe.autonews.com BMW wants 100,000 electric-car sales in 2017, report says BMW expects to increase deliveries of vehicles from its "i" subbrand to around 60,000 units this year, Krueger said in an interview published today. Sales of battery-powered BMW models have totaled about 100,000 cars since 2013, Kruger said. BMW wants to boost sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars from its BMW i subbrand by two-thirds next year to 100,000 vehicles.
"15.11.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com Samsung to buy Harman for $8 billion in connected-car push #Samsung has agreed to buy #Harman for about $8 billion to expand its connected-car business and reduce its reliance on a slowing smartphone market.
"15.11.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com Renault unions order stoppages over fleixble working demands Unions at Renault have called for protests and work stoppages at the automaker's Flins plant in France as they resist demands for greater working time flexibility.
"15.11.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Zetsche tells German Green party he shares vision of zero-emission cars Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche braved a frosty reception as the guest speaker at a party congress held by Germany's Green party, where he told delegates he too wants emissions-free cars on the roads. Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche: "The old way of thinking pitting those obsessed with high-powered cars ... against joyless anti-car ecologists has been overtaken by reality."
"15.11.2016 09:46:23" europe.autonews.com Jaguar joins EV race with I-Pace SUV Jaguar previewed its first full-electric car with the I-Pace concept for a sporty midsize SUV.
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"14.11.2016 18:59:53" europe.autonews.com Alfa's new SUV among key L.A. debuts L.A. will offer a variety of crucial model debuts including the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV. After several years of C-list debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 iteration is back with a vengeance -- and some relevance.
"11.11.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Volkswagen Golf -- Automotive News Europe Volkswagen has unveiled a refreshed version of its Golf with high-tech features such as gesture controls and semi-autonomous driving. The automaker says this helps put the compact model 'at eye-level” with premium brands. [GALLERY] Volkswagen Golf
"11.11.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Audi sales chief outlines how digitalization is changing the rules of the game With key arrivals such as the new A4 now available, Audi expects a boost. AUDI AG has fallen back into third place in global premium car sales behind Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Sales boss Dietmar Voggenreiter says, however, that today's success in the automotive industry is measured by a lot more than volume.
"11.11.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com BMW labor chief urges management to accelerate EV rollout "Management has been slow to decide on investing in more electric models," Manfred Schoch, who's also deputy chairman of BMW's supervisory board, said in an interview on Thursday. BMW Group's top labor representative offered a rare public rebuke of the company's leadership, warning that the automaker risks falling behind rivals in the race to develop battery-powered cars.
"11.11.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Tesla will seek sites for European factory next year The move follows Tesla's announcement earlier this week that it has agreed to buy German robotics and automated… Tesla will begin looking for locations in Europe next year to site a 'gigafactory' to make cars and the battery cells to power them.
"11.11.2016 13:00:00" autonews.com BMW expects second-generation i3 BMW i expects to launch a second generation of its slow-selling i3 electric car even though global sales of the subcompact have been below expectations.
"11.11.2016 12:13:19" europe.autonews.com VW gives Golf advanced tech to challenge BMW, Mercedes Volkswagen unveiled the refreshed version of its #Golf that offers new features including gesture controls and semi-autonomous driving, both introduced for the first time in the compact class.
"10.11.2016 17:00:00" autonews.com Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now Renault has given the Zoe a more powerful battery that almost doubles its driving range on a single charge to 400km (249 miles), up from 240 km. General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and its Opel Ampera-e sibling but for now Renault is ahead with its Zoe, which is Europe's best-selling EV.
"10.11.2016 16:32:47" europe.autonews.com Ghosn sees time-saving perks in autonomous driving The most exciting part of autonomous-driving technology will be the extra two hours drivers will gain on average per day when they no longer have to sit behind the wheel, the CEO of Renault-Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, said. Renault–Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn: "The car becomes a mobile space, connected, where you can have a video conference, see a movie, talk to your kids or consult your doctor."
"10.11.2016 16:00:53" europe.autonews.com VW accused in U.S. lawsuit of concealing emissions cheating in Audi gasoline cars Audi executives encouraged use of the devices in gasoline-powered vehicles as recently as May, eight months after the diesel cheating was publicly disclosed, according to the complaint filed Tuesday in Chicago federal court. Volkswagen Group's plan to cheat emissions tests by installing so-called defeat devices in its vehicles wasn't limited to diesel cars, but also included at least six models with AUDI AG 3.0-liter gasoline engines, according to a U.S. consumer lawsuit.
"10.11.2016 14:30:00" autonews.com Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer Wagener's styling of Mercedes cars has played a key role in boosting the brand so that it is now likely to pass BMW as the top-selling global premium brand. Daimler AG has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design officer.
"10.11.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com BMW's minivan bet pays off BMW deliberated about entering a sector dominated by mass-market brands and far removed from the premium marque's sporty rear-wheel-drive models that promise the 'Joy of Driving.' BMW's decision to launch a front-wheel-drive minivan outraged many brand purists but the gamble seems to be paying off in terms of sales.
"10.11.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government incentives to encourage vehicle purchases.
"10.11.2016 13:00:01" europe.autonews.com Renault referred to prosecutors over diesel emissions The French government said that the DGCCRF consumer fraud watchdog had sent prosecutors the findings of its inquiry into possible emissions test manipulation by Renault. Renault faces a criminal investigation over its #diesel #emissions after French officials passed a file to prosecutors detailing suspicions that the automaker's engine technologies broke the law.
"10.11.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Continental eyes strong final quarter after Q3 profit plunges Continental expects strong earnings in the fourth quarter after profit plunged 40 percent in the July-to-September period because of special effects.
"10.11.2016 11:27:33" europe.autonews.com Daimler CEO credits better design, product offensive for Mercedes' rise He discussed these in an interview while also explaining why he's bullish about electric cars, autonomous vehicles and the diesel engine. Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche says there are three key elements to Mercedes-Benz's success.
"09.11.2016 16:41:37" europe.autonews.com VW wary that Trump election may disrupt diesel-settlement talks "I hope the election result won't have more negative consequences for Volkswagen," CEO Matthias Mueller said Wednesday at a conference hosted by German daily Handelsblatt in Munich. #Volkswagen Group expressed concern that Donald #Trump's election as U.S. president could disrupt talks to reach a settlement with U.S. authorities over the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal.
"09.11.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV -- Automotive News Europe Alfa Romeo's new Stelvio SUV was pictured with camouflage undergoing testing in northern Italy. The car is set to go on sale in Europe early next year and in the U.S. soon after as a rival to the Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace. Photos: Automedia [GALLERY] New Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV
"09.11.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com German carmakers concerned U.S. could damage global trade Over the past year, Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on imports of cars from Mexico to protect factory jobs in the U.S., potentially forcing German automakers to rethink heavy investments to expand car factories in Mexico. Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller and Germany's VDA auto industry association expressed concerns that the election of Donald #Trump as U.S. President could have a negative effect on automakers.
"09.11.2016 14:22:38" autonews.com Alfa Romeo will unveil its first crossover Fiat Chrysler's 2010 plan for Alfa Romeo's first crossover promised U.S. production beginning in 2012. Four years later the Italian-built vehicle is finally ready to take its bow. ALFA ROMEO will unveil a midsize crossover, its first SUV, at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, according to a company source.
"09.11.2016 11:30:00" autonews.com Toyota begins production of C-HR SUV in Turkey The C-HR was unveiled in production form at this year's Geneva auto show. The crossover is the first model based on Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA) to be built outside Japan. #Toyota launched production of its small C-HR SUV in Turkey today and said the model would be exported to all global markets including North America.
"09.11.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Marchionne sees hybrid tech as way to boost Ferrari's volume Marchionne said all Ferraris sold from 2019 will have some hybrid elements. This could open the way to go beyond the brand's volume limit, which is constrained by CO2 regulations. Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne sees hybrid technology as a way to boost the brand's profits by lifting sales above 10,000 a year.
"09.11.2016 10:30:01" europe.autonews.com Trump scores an improbable victory in U.S. election Not the industry that is reporting record profits, but the one that shed dozens of plants and thousands of jobs in the years leading to the 2008-09 crisis. Donald #Trump's improbable victory over Hillary Clinton signals that the country's auto industry was on the mind of the American voter.
"08.11.2016 16:16:29" europe.autonews.com VW Chairman Poetsch under pressure in diesel crisis as probe widens VW Group Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch has survived internal purges and scandals for more than a decade at the automaker. Now his position at the top of the manufacturer is coming under strain as he becomes directly involved in the diesel-emissions scandal German prosecutors said they had enough evidence to name Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch as the third suspect in a probe into whether Volkswagen Group was too slow to inform the market about the diesel-emissions scandal.
"08.11.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint venture plant with Tofas in Bursa, Turkey. Output is expected to peak at more than 170,000 units in 2017, according to IHS Automotive. Discover the suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
"08.11.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly The redesign of the Scenic, and the Grand Scenic, its seven-seat variant, completes the renewal of Renault brand cars that started with the Clio in 2012. The Scenic is made at the automaker's factory in Douai, France. LATEST LAUNCH - With the fourth-generation #Scenic, Renault has resisted the trend of giving SUV styling to its people mover and has focused on winning family buyers by emphasizing the compact minivan's roominess, comfort and practicality.
"08.11.2016 09:50:44" europe.autonews.com EU queries UK Brexit assurances to Nissan The EU executive has asked the British government for details of assurances it gave to Nissan that new investment would not suffer when Britain leaves the bloc.
"07.11.2016 18:30:01" europe.autonews.com BMW to await Brexit outcome before making UK investment decisions on Mini BMW CEO Harald Krueger said the automaker is not under pressure to decide about making further investments in its Mini factory in the UK until the country has concluded negotiations on leaving the EU. BMW Group CEO Harald Krueger said the automaker is not under pressure to decide about making further investments in its MINI factory in Oxford until the UK has concluded negotiations about leaving the EU.
"07.11.2016 18:00:00" europe.autonews.com Nissan says UK gave assurances before making new investments Nissan announced last month that it would start making the X-Trail SUV and the next-generation Qashqai at its Sunderland car plant, the UK's largest, only a month after warning that possible post-Brexit tariffs could damage investment. The sudden shi Co-CEO Hiroto Saikawa said Nissan was given assurances by the UK government that the auto industry would be kept competitive after #Brexit prior to the automaker's announcement last month that it would make new investments in the country.
"07.11.2016 17:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW says defeat device conforms with European law The European Commission has been raising the pressure on VW to compensate owners of rigged cars in Europe, where the majority of affected vehicles are registered. Volkswagen Group said the software allowing its diesel vehicles to evade emissions rules does not violate European law.
"07.11.2016 17:00:00" autonews.com VW will use tweaked modular platform for two generations VW Group expects to be able to use its tweaked MQB modular platform for the next two generations of cars and light trucks, creating substantial cost savings, VW brand chief Herbert Diess says. Volkswagen brand chief Diess: "We will achieve more in the future with fewer investments to respond to competition."
"07.11.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com Toyota may mass-produce long-range EVs, report says It would be a dramatic reversal of strategy for the automaker, which has always favored hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles in the race to make greener cars. Toyota Global is looking at mass-producing long-range electric vehicles that would hit the market around 2020, the Nikkei newspaper reported.
"07.11.2016 15:58:45" europe.autonews.com German prosecutors widen market manipulation probe to VW chairman The investigation, which relates to Poetsch's time as VW Group's finance chief, is the latest fallout from the automaker's admission last year that it cheated on diesel emissions tests. German prosecutors have widened an investigation into suspected market manipulation at Volkswagen Group to include supervisory board Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch.
"07.11.2016 13:00:31" autonews.com Ghosn says mini-hybrids could compete in Europe Carmakers are racing into electrification as Volkswagen's emissions test-cheating scandal hastens diesel's decline and stiffens regulatory resolve. Renault and Toyota are among those signalling a faster retreat from diesel in small cars. Renault–Nissan Alliance's new gasoline-electric hybrid technology would be competitive in Europe, CEO Carlos Ghosn said, as carmakers turn away from diesel for smaller vehicles.
"07.11.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com U.S. regulator found another cheat device in Audi cars, report says The California Air Resources Board (CARB) discovered the software in an Audi with an automatic transmission last summer, the German weekly newspaper said, without citing any sources. The California Air Resources Board found software in some Audi USA vehicles that lowered CO2 emissions under test conditions, a German newspaper reported.
"07.11.2016 11:30:00" autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover agrees on inflation-beating UK pay deal Jaguar Land Rover agreed an inflation-beating pay deal with its workers in a sign of the pressure facing companies as the cost of living rises after the #Brexit vote.
"07.11.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Opel readies product offensive with 7 new models Three variants of the new-generation Insignia will be part of Opel's product launches next year. The new Insignia gets a more athletic look than the current car. Opel Vauxhall will launch its biggest product offensive to date with seven new or replacement models next year including a successor to its Meriva minivan that will be called the Crossland X.
"07.11.2016 10:18:36" europe.autonews.com How Zetsche put Mercedes in position to overtake BMW in global luxury race The problem now is maintaining this success. The launch of the latest S class in 2013 was a game changer for Mercedes-Benz and for CEO Dieter Zetsche. Three years later Mercedes is on the brink of passing BMW to reclaim the title of world's top-selling #premium brand and sales and profits have never
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"03.11.2016 18:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW CEO targets U.S. settlement before government changeover Mueller: "Of course we have to tighten the belt, but at the current point in time I'm confident that we can achieve this." #Volkswagen Group aims to reach a settlement with the U.S. government over a criminal investigation before a new president takes office on Jan. 20.
"03.11.2016 17:30:00" europe.autonews.com Strong business demand boosts Italian sales Italian new-car registrations rose 9.8 percent in October as strong demand from business buyers exceeded the drop of sales to private customers.
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"03.11.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Renault-Nissan's Ghosn eyes $8,000 EV for China The alliance has said it will develop an affordable EV for China because it's current offering, the rebadged… Renault–Nissan Alliance's low-cost electric-car program is aiming for a price tag of $8,000 or less after Chinese incentives, CEO Carlos Ghosn said.
"03.11.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Spanish sales rise 4% but private demand drops as subsidies end Spanish new-car sales rose 4 percent in October but sales to private buyers dropped by 2.4 percent during the month after a program offering discounts for owners to swap their old cars for new ones ended.
"03.11.2016 13:00:01" europe.autonews.com UK's Brexit subsidies for automakers could top wage bills Compensating carmakers in the UK for any post-Brexit tariffs on exports to Europe could see the government subsidize the companies more money than they need to pay the salaries of all their British workers, Reuters says. Compensating carmakers in the UK for any post-Brexit tariffs on exports to Europe could see the government hand the companies more money than they need to pay the salaries of all their British workers.
"03.11.2016 12:14:33" europe.autonews.com VW confirms Friday board meeting to discuss overhaul Volkswagen Group's supervisory board will meet on Friday to discuss restructuring of the automaker, the premier of the German state of Lower Saxony, VW's second-biggest shareholder, confirmed today. Volkswagen Group's supervisory board will meet on Friday to discuss restructuring of the automaker.
"02.11.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com French car sales fall 4% in October as Renault, PSA demand drops French new-car registrations fell 4 percent in October after sales fell at domestic automakers Renault and PSA.
"02.11.2016 14:30:00" europe.autonews.com Honda commits to UK despite Brexit Honda Executive Vice President Seiji Kuraishi said the Japanese automaker has 'no intention' of withdrawing from the UK despite the country's vote to quit the European Union. Honda will continue its operations in the UK despite the country's vote to quit the European Union.
"02.11.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com After Mitsubishi, Ghosn plots next targets Carlos Ghosn has been pushing Nissan Motor Co. to be a leader in electrified cars and autonomous driving. Now he is spurring more industry consolidation through Nissan's acquisition of a controlling stake in Japanese rival Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Q&A - Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is five months from the conclusion of his multiyear Power 88 business plan, with its targets for increased profitability and bigger market share. He now has to decide what his next targets will be.
"02.11.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Volvo will export S90 flagship to Europe, U.S. from China The move is a key part of Volvo's effort to lead the way among premium automakers in establishing a global manufacturing and export hub in China. Volvo Cars will move production of its #S90 flagship sedan to #China from Sweden and export the car to global markets including Europe and the U.S.
"02.11.2016 13:00:01" europe.autonews.com VW considers Crafter commercial van for U.S. Volkswagen is weighing whether to enter the U.S. commercial van market with its all-new Crafter, sources at the automaker say.
"02.11.2016 12:00:01" autonews.com Honda reverses plan to export Canada-made CR-Vs to Europe Honda no longer plans to capitalize on a newly signed free-trade agreement between Canada and the European Union to increase the number of vehicles it exports from its factory in Alliston, Ontario. Honda will focus CR-V production in Canada for North America.
"02.11.2016 11:30:01" europe.autonews.com UK gov't resists calls to publish Brexit letter to Nissan Clark addressed lawmakers in Parliament on Monday, a day after saying in an interview on BBC television that he'd spelled out four key pledges in the letter, including a promise to seek tariff-free access to the European Union after Britain has... UK Business Secretary Greg Clark resisted calls from the opposition Labour Party to publish a letter he sent to Nissan that provided the automaker with the reassurance on #Brexit it needed to boost production at its plant in England.
"02.11.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Profit at Subaru maker Fuji Heavy falls 29% Unfavorable foreign exchange rates, increased incentive spending and rising quality costs for recalling faulty Takata airbag inflators offset rising sales. Fuji Heavy, the maker of SUBARU GLOBAL vehicles, reported a 29 percent drop in operating profit in the latest quarter.
"02.11.2016 10:30:01" autonews.com Ford, BlackBerry in software deal to advance driverless, connected car efforts BlackBerry signed a deal to work directly with #Ford to expand the carmaker's use of its QNX secure operating system, as Ford develops increasingly automated vehicles.
"02.11.2016 09:46:43" europe.autonews.com Audi's A3, Q4 launches hit by VW emissions scandal, report says "We are behind in time planning with the next stage of vehicles to be based on the MQB architecture," auto motor und sport quoted a company source as saying. The launches of AUDI AG's new A3 and Q4 models have been delayed because the brand's engineers are busy updating vehicles fitted with manipulated software.
"02.11.2016 08:14:05" europe.autonews.com Volvo debuts range-topping, China-made S90 The S90 variant also will have a heated and cooled cupholder and a built-in refrigeration compartment. Volvo Cars' S90 Excellence, the range-topping version of its flagship sedan, will have no front passenger seat to give its chauffeur-driven owners plenty of space to work or relax.
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"31.10.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW expects five-digit number of job cuts, personnel chief tells paper Blessing said VW will need to cut the number of jobs in production as assembly of electric drivetrains requires fewer workers than making combustion engines, the newspaper said, citing an interview to be published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung's Volkswagen Group expects the company's shift to electric cars to cost a five-digit number of jobs in coming years,the automaker's human resources chief said.