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"21.10.2016 15:00:01" europe.autonews.com Daimler quarterly profit jumps 10% on Mercedes car demand Daimler AG reported a 10 percent rise in third-quarter profit, buoyed by robust demand for Mercedes-Benz cars in China as the brand rolls out the new E-class sedan.
"21.10.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com 11th U.S. death related to Takata airbags reported by Honda The death adds to the mounting human costs of what has… U.S. regulators and Honda have confirmed the 11th U.S. fatality linked to a ruptured Takata Corporation airbag inflator.
"21.10.2016 13:00:01" europe.autonews.com Nissan will decide next month whether to build next Qashqai in UK Production of the new Qashqai is expected to begin around 2018 or 2019. The time it takes to bring a new car into production means Nissan needs to decide on the location of its next-generation model soon. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the automaker will make a decision next month on whether to build the new #Qashqai in the UK following the country's decision to leave the EU.
"21.10.2016 12:25:52" europe.autonews.com Tesla says it will roll out Uber-style ride services program News of the Tesla Network was in a disclaimer about the self-driving functionality on new Model S vehicles. Tesla is planning to roll out a ride-hailing program and will announce details next year
"21.10.2016 07:00:00" europe.autonews.com Continental tried to buy stake in Osram, report says Continental tried to buy Siemens' stake in lighting group OSRAM in the summer but was turned down, a German business magazine reported, citing company sources.
"20.10.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW said to target $4B savings in turnaround plan About 3 billion euros of cost cuts would affect VW's operations in Germany, the sources said. #Volkswagen Group wants to cut costs by about $4.1 billion at its core VW brand by 2021, leaving it at odds with labor leaders over the automaker's turnaround plan, sources said.
"20.10.2016 16:30:01" autonews.com Geely Lynk & Co. 01 SUV -- Automotive News Europe Geely's Lynk 01 compact SUV has European-inspired design with a wide grille to give it a 'distinctive face.' [GALLERY] New Geely Lynk & Co. 01 SUV
"20.10.2016 16:06:27" europe.autonews.com German transport minister calls for tougher rules to stop automakers gaming emissions regulations Dobrindt was addressing a European Parliament inquiry in Brussels on Thursday set up to examine vehicle-emissions testing in Europe after Volkswagen Group admitted using "defeat" software to cheat tests measuring harmful NOx emissions. German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told an EU inquiry that legislation should be made clearer to prevent automakers gaming #emissions regulations by installing switch-off devices.
"20.10.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler tech boss defends defeat-device claims before EU inquiry Wester welcomes real-world emissions tests that will offer "greater transparency for both consumers and the industry." Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Technical Officer Harald Wester defended the automaker before an EU inquiry against claims that a Fiat 500X diesel car cheated emissions tests.
"20.10.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Nissan takes control of Mitsubishi with Ghosn as chairman and new COO Mitsubishi announced the changes after Nissan completed its 237 billion yen ($2.29 billion) purchase of a controlling 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi today. Carlos Ghosn officially folded troubled Mitsubishi Motors into the Renault-Nissan alliance and put himself at the helm.
"20.10.2016 10:30:00" autonews.com Mini sees electric power as big plus for brand Mini's first plug-in hybrid will be offered next year as the Countryman SUV, with an electric car following in 2019. MINI sees the fast acceleration that electric motors give to vehicles as helping it promote the models as fun-to-drive, in keeping with the brand's image.
"20.10.2016 10:00:00" autonews.com Tesla plans to equip new vehicles with self-driving hardware CEO Elon Musk expects that by the end of… Tesla ratcheted up its self-driving efforts by equipping all models with hardware that could enable fully autonomous driving.
"20.10.2016 09:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW says labor talks progressing; settlement yet to be reached Both sides agree that the VW marque must "reinvent itself" to be competitive in the long run, the carmaker's management and works council said Wednesday in a joint internal memo distributed to employees. #Volkswagen Group said management and labor representatives made significant progress toward an agreement to reduce costs and boost efficiency at its namesake passenger-car brand, but final details still need to be ironed out.
"20.10.2016 08:43:02" europe.autonews.com Geely's Lynk brand sets 2018 Europe debut, seeks to redefine car ownership Lynk says its design language is European-inspired. The 01 has a wide grille to give it a "distinctive face," the brand says. Geely Automobile's new global brand, Lynk & Co., will start European sales of its first model, an SUV developed with Volvo Cars, in 2018.
"19.10.2016 17:00:01" europe.autonews.com VW suppliers keen to avoid disputes despite price squeeze Volkswagen suppliers seem keen to avoid more disputes with the company even as they face growing pressure from the automaker to accept price cuts in the wake of its diesel-emissions scandal. Volkswagen Group suppliers seem keen to avoid more disputes with the company even as they face growing pressure from the automaker to accept price cuts.
"19.10.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW works council denies it has agreed cost-cutting deal Volkswagen labor leaders said they had not yet struck a deal with management on cost cuts at the VW brand, denying a report in a German business magazine.
"19.10.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Audi, Mercedes face labor shortage in Hungary Audi and Mercedes executives say a shortage of labor in Hungary is presenting problems for the automakers, which have both invested heavily to build cars in the country. Efforts should be made to improve worker mobility and local infrastructure to help AUDI AG and Mercedes-Benz are under strain from a labor shortage in Hungary.
"19.10.2016 15:30:01" europe.autonews.com Ghosn set to add Mitsubishi chairman role, reports say Ghosn, 62, would become the first executive to head three different automakers at the same… Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, is set to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors when Nissan takes a controlling stake in the smaller automaker, reports said.
"19.10.2016 14:55:31" europe.autonews.com VW challenges sister brand Audi with new China-only model VW will launch the Phideon sedan in China on Friday. The $53,273 model will compete directly with sister brand Audi. The sedan is aimed at buyers looking for luxurious yet less-flashy cars amid a nationwide crackdown on conspicuous consumption. Volkswagen will launch the Phideon sedan in China on Friday, a top-end model that will compete directly with sister brand Audi.
"19.10.2016 08:30:00" europe.autonews.com Audi, Mercedes make big changes to European car assembly footprint Audi and Mercedes have been busy adapting their European production footprints, Automotive News Europe's new Guide to European Assembly Plants shows. The changes are to make room for new models as both push to be the world's top-selling premium automaker Check out the latest update to our Interactive Assembly Map!
"19.10.2016 07:43:15" europe.autonews.com U.S. judge 'strongly inclined' to approve VW emissions settlement A U.S. judge said he is 'strongly inclined' to approve #Volkswagen Group's $10.03 billion settlement with owners of diesel vehicles that don't meet U.S. emissions laws.
"18.10.2016 17:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW said to seek final approval of U.S. emissions deal without agreed fix #Volkswagen Group is asking for a final sign-off on its $14.7 billion settlement with drivers as it continues to seek regulators' approval of a fix for 482,000 vehicles still on U.S. roads.
"18.10.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW labor boss demands commitment to battery production, report says VW should commit to investing in the development and production of batteries for electric cars, the automaker's works council chief Bernd Osterloh told a German newspaper. VW is under pressure to make cuts at high-cost operations in Germany as it funds a #Volkswagen's labor leaders want the automaker to build inhouse batteries for EVs.
"18.10.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com Volkswagen avoids UK consumer probe over emissions scandal The UK's antitrust watchdog said it won't pursue VW Group over its diesel-emissions scandal, joining European regulators in being more reluctant to extract concessions from the carmaker than counterparts in the U.S. The UK's antitrust watchdog said it won't pursue #Volkswagen Group for admitting the use of software to cheat vehicle emissions tests.
"18.10.2016 16:00:01" autonews.com Infiniti mulls first EV with eye on China Infiniti now offers nine models in China, of which five are SUVs and the remaining sedans. Six of the vehicles run on gasoline and the others are hybrid models. INFINITI is mulling when to introduce a pure #EV to its lineup and says the model will be designed with the Chinese market in mind.
"18.10.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Audi said to delay tech projects as it cuts costs Audi, VW Group's profit engine, has said it will scale back its conventional car program to fund a strategic shift to green vehicles and digital services through 2025 as competition with German rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz heats up. #Audi will delay technology projects to cut costs, sources at the company said, as it grapples with parent Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal and the need for big investments in electric cars and autonomous driving.
"18.10.2016 15:00:58" autonews.com Continental cuts profit guidance on warranty cases, supply disruptions Continental trimmed its profit forecast for the year, citing warranty cases and possible expenses for antitrust proceedings as well as supply disruptions following earthquakes in Japan.
"18.10.2016 14:42:43" autonews.com Renault-Nissan creates tech division to accelerate mobility push Renault-Nissan wants to become a leader in self-driving cars and plans to launch more than 10 vehicles with autonomous-drive technology by 2020. Nissan is forming a 300-person in-house startup division with partner Renault to focus on software development, cloud engineering and big-data analytics.
"17.10.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW will accelerate savings in wake of diesel scandal Mueller is seeking to reduce costs by 10 percent next year compared with the automaker's 2016 spending, Automobilwoche sources said. #Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller is accelerating cost cuts at the embattled automaker to cope with the diesel emissions scandal and to finance VW's shift toward electric vehicles and digital services.
"17.10.2016 15:30:01" europe.autonews.com How Apple scaled back its titanic plan to take on Detroit Apple has dramatically scaled back its automotive ambitions, leading to hundreds of job cuts and a new direction that, for now, no longer includes building its own car, people familiar with the project told Bloomberg. Remember Apple's Project Titan? It's not that titanic anymore...
"17.10.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Volvo sees Microsoft HoloLens speeding up car development The technology could dramatically affect car development, which… Volvo Cars says it is the first automaker to test Microsoft's #HoloLens augmented-reality goggles as a tool.
"17.10.2016 14:35:07" autonews.com Automakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions era Tougher European car-emissions tests being introduced in the wake of the Volkswagen Group scandal are about to bring surprising consequences: bigger engines.
"17.10.2016 12:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW Group's global sales rise 7% in Sept. boosted by China, Europe #Volkswagen Group said its global vehicle sales rose 7.1 percent last month, the biggest rise since its diesel-emissions scandal broke a year ago.
"17.10.2016 12:00:01" europe.autonews.com Europe could be leader in EVs, lobby group says More than 500,000 battery electric and plug-in hybrids will be on European roads by the end of this year, according to Brussels-based lobby group Transport &… Europe is 'well placed' to take a leading position in electrified vehicles, a green transport group said.
"17.10.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Renault to unveil Alpine sports car before year-end The automaker will launch sales of a two-seat, mid-engine sports car next year to compete with the likes of the… Renault will unveil the production version of its Alpine Vision sports car by the end of the year, reviving a nameplate that was popular in the 1960s.
"17.10.2016 10:00:01" europe.autonews.com Tesla told by German gov't not to use 'Autopilot' in advertising Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) had written to Tesla to make the request, a transport ministry spokeswoman said on Sunday, confirming a report in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has asked Tesla to stop advertising its vehicles as having an #Autopilot function because this might suggest drivers' attention is not needed.
"17.10.2016 09:30:00" europe.autonews.com BMW will add plug-in hybrid i8 roadster in 2018 The car was first seen as a concept at the 2012 Beijing auto show. BMW i will add a plug-in hybrid i8 Roadster to its lineup in 2018, BMW CEO Harald Kruger said.
"17.10.2016 08:33:11" europe.autonews.com Conti autonomous driving chief cautious about tech's rollout Continental has been testing its automated driving systems on public roads in Japan since 2014 after opening an r&d center in Mombetsu. Continental's systems and technology chief, Ralph Lauxmann, says fully automated driving will be available by 2020 but its use will be severely restricted.
"14.10.2016 17:17:21" europe.autonews.com Nissan's Ghosn confident UK will remain competitive after Brexit meeting with Prime Minister Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said he was confident the UK would remain a competitive place to do business after meeting Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday in the wake of his warning that Nissan could halt investment in its car plant after Brexit. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said he was confident the UK would remain a competitive place to do business after meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May.
"14.10.2016 12:00:01" autonews.com GM opens new engine testing facility in Germany The move represents a further investment in GM's second-largest r&d site. General Motors opened a new Global Propulsion Center at the headquarters of its Opel unit in Ruesselsheim, Germany.
"14.10.2016 10:30:07" autonews.com Volvo owner Geely prepares launch of new car brand The brand's cars are expected to go on sale first in China and later in Europe and the U.S. Chinese automaker Geely is set to launch a new car brand - Lynk & Co - on Oct. 20 using a platform developed with Volvo, sources said.
"14.10.2016 09:25:08" europe.autonews.com Europe car sales grew 7% but VW, PSA lose ground VW Group, hit by its diesel emissions scandal, continued to lose ground. New-car sales in Europe grew by 7.3 percent last month with most major brands except PSA Group gaining volume.
"14.10.2016 07:00:02" europe.autonews.com Daimler on 'very good track' to hit 2016 profit goal, Zetsche says Daimler AG expects to hit targets for a small increase in earnings this year, CEO Dieter Zetsche said, counting on profitable growth at its Mercedes-Benz unit.
"13.10.2016 18:00:26" autonews.com BMW sees EVs pushing into mainstream in race against Mercedes, Tesla BMW CEO Harald Krueger expects sales of the automaker's plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars to surge to between 15 percent and 25 percent of the company's vehicle sales as the technology hits the mainstream, putting the automaker in a race against rivals BMW expects sales of its electrified cars to surge in the next decade as the technology hits the mainstream, putting it in a race against Tesla and Mercedes-Benz.
"13.10.2016 17:30:48" europe.autonews.com Mini readies bigger Countryman The new MINI #Countryman crossover due early next year will grow in size to better compete in the U.S., said Sebastian Mackensen, Mini's global brand chief.
"13.10.2016 17:00:04" europe.autonews.com Electric cars could dominate roads in wealthy cities by 2030, study says Electric vehicles could account for two-thirds of all cars on the road by 2030 in wealthy cities such as London and Singapore due to stricter emissions regulations, falling technology costs and more consumer interest, a study says.
"13.10.2016 16:30:02" europe.autonews.com Mercedes extends luxury sales lead over BMW After nine months, Mercedes is ahead of BMW in global new-car sales by 57,985 units. Mercedes-Benz extended its lead in a race with BMW for the luxury-car sales crown, as a series of new models position it to overtake its rival for the first time in a decade.
"13.10.2016 16:00:02" europe.autonews.com PSA sees new Peugeot 3008 as a match for VW Tiguan and BMW X1 Peugeot's new 3008 has a level of sophistication not seen on any previous model from the French brand, Groupe PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said.
"13.10.2016 15:30:01" europe.autonews.com France will end diesel-gasoline tax gap for companies' car fleets France will offer companies the same tax credit for gasoline cars as for diesel cars, removing a key incentive that has boosted sales of diesel models.
"13.10.2016 15:00:01" autonews.com Daimler to rein in investments after EVs prompt surge Daimler AG will scale back investments in plants, equipment and new technology from a peak this year stemming in part from its creation of the EQ electric-car sub-brand, amid a push to maintain profitability.
"13.10.2016 14:30:00" autonews.com BMW aims to top Mercedes on tech front with new 5 series BMW says its new 5 series will become the most advanced midsize sedan on the market with technical and communications systems borrowed from its flagship 7-series sedan.
"13.10.2016 14:00:02" europe.autonews.com Toyota recalls 340,000 Priuses globally to fix parking brake issue Toyota Global said it is recalling around 340,000 of its latest #Prius gasoline hybrid model in Japan and other global markets, including Europe, to fix a parking brake issue.
"13.10.2016 13:34:42" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler, Samsung talks said to stall amid Galaxy smartphone crisis Fiat Chrysler's talks with Samsung Electronics over a partnership with its Magneti Marelli unit have stalled because Samsung is focused on resolving the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone crisis, Bloomberg reported.
"12.10.2016 15:00:01" autonews.com GM sets sights on China car sharing with new venture General Motors aims to expand its car sharing business through a new tie-up with a Chinese technology company to explore new mobility in the world's biggest car market.
"12.10.2016 13:00:00" autonews.com Two finalists expected to be named in Takata bid process The Japanese supplier has been hammered by the largest recall in automotive history... The list of suitors for #Takata is expected to be reduced to two following a meeting in New York or Detroit at the end of this month.
"12.10.2016 12:00:00" autonews.com Toyota raises concerns about California self-driving oversight A Toyota official raised concerns about California's plans to require compliance with a planned U.S. autonomous vehicle safety check list, calling it 'preposterous.'
"12.10.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Volvo aims for safe, self-driving luxury, CEO Samuelsson says Volvo Cars' year-on-year global sales have increased 16 months in a row. That's driven… Hakan Samuelsson is leading a company where things are arguably going very, very well. But the Volvo Cars CEO is not resting on the laurels. He's looking ahead to the world of autonomous driving and mobility.
"12.10.2016 10:00:01" europe.autonews.com Ford idles Mustang factory for a week after sales plunge 32% Ford is idling its Mustang factory in Michigan for a week after the iconic sports car suffered a 32 percent sales decline in the U.S. last month and was outsold by the Chevrolet Camaro for the first time in almost two years. Not enough muscle car fans out there: #Ford is idling its #Mustang factory for a week.
"12.10.2016 09:00:00" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler production cuts prompt Faurecia to close U.S. plants Faurecia plans to close two U.S. plants as a result of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discontinuing production of its Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart models.
"12.10.2016 07:51:57" europe.autonews.com Toyota, Suzuki explore green car, technology partnership The collaboration would try to leverage Suzuki's strengths in low-cost, compact cars and Toyota's strengths in advanced r&d and larger vehicles,… Toyota and Suzuki have agreed to explore collaboration in green cars, safety and information technology.
"11.10.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Driverless car tested on UK streets for the first time The UK aims to be more flexible in its approach to driverless testing compared with countries such as Germany. A driverless vehicle carrying passengers is being tested on the UK's public roads for the first time.
"11.10.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW, Renault, Toyota boost sales in Russia as market falls 11% New-car sales in Russia fell 10.9 percent in September, although Lada, Renault, Volkswagen and Toyota bucked the downward trend by boosting their sales.
"11.10.2016 13:16:11" europe.autonews.com VW's Seat expects 'special year' in 2017 as product offensive gains traction Seat says the Arona is part of the brand's biggest ever product offensive. Other upcoming launches include... Volkswagen Group's SEAT brand expects its second SUV, the Arona, to play a big role in its goal to achieve long-term profitability.
"11.10.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Delphi chief hails U.S. autonomous rules The Obama administration's regulatory proposals for advanced safety systems and driverless car technology means the U.S. will finally start playing catch-up with Europe after long lagging behind, says Delphi Automotive CEO Kevin Clark. Delphi CEO expects regulatory proposals for driverless car technology to free up supplier r&d
"11.10.2016 10:30:00" autonews.com BMW, Hyundai top study on technology usability BMW and Hyundai both earned top marks on technology usability in a new report out by J.D. Power, signifying that luxury and mass-market vehicles can do equally well satisfying customers with new technology.
"11.10.2016 09:30:00" autonews.com Ghosn's 'massive' Mitsubishi business plan Nissan and Renault will announce a “massive” business plan this year with their new partner, Mitsubishi Motors, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said.
"11.10.2016 09:00:01" autonews.com Tesla Autopilot is a 'traffic hazard,' Germany's transport agency finds Experts in the Federal Highway Research Institute carried out tests on the electric car and criticized it on a number of points, a German magazine reported. The #Autopilot function on Tesla Motors' Model S car represents a "considerable traffic hazard," according to an internal report for Germany's Transport Ministry
"11.10.2016 07:49:00" europe.autonews.com Renault's bailout of Lada raises bet on Russia The French carmaker may be the sole cash contributor as alliance partner Nissan is not expected to take part. Renault is poised to raise its bet on Russia, voting with other shareholders in troubled AvtoVAZ to launch a 1.2 billion euro recapitalization.
"10.10.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW CEO Mueller had no knowledge of diesel scandal, paper says VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller had no knowledge of the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal, Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper said, citing a report by Jones Day, the law firm tasked with investigating the scandal. Former Porsche CEO Mueller learned of scandal after U.S. regulators went public
"10.10.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com Takata hires law firm with bankruptcy among options, report says Takata, whose defective airbag inflators triggered the biggest recall in auto industry history, hired law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges to help it weigh options that could include bankruptcy or a sale, Bloomberg reported. #Takata hires law firm with bankruptcy among options, report says
"10.10.2016 15:30:01" europe.autonews.com Zetsche: Daimler traditional technology still a focus despite EV push Daimler's Mercedes unit is speeding toward a future defined by autonomous vehicles, car sharing, connectivity and electric vehicles. But CEO Dieter Zetsche say the automaker will continue to invest in internal combustion engine technology, new models and At the Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel on Sept. 29 Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche spoke with five of our best journalists. Here's the result of that interview. Spoiler: it's very interesting.
"10.10.2016 15:00:01" autonews.com Deutsche Post upsets VW 'beyond measure' by dropping Caddy for its own electric van Deutsche Post has designed and built its own electric delivery van, exploiting changes in manufacturing technology that simplify the process. Volkswagen is not happy about it.
"10.10.2016 14:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW, Audi recall 334,000 vehicles in N. America due to fuel leaks #Volkswagen Group is recalling about 334,000 Volkswagen and #Audi vehicles in the United States and Canada in three separate recalls
"10.10.2016 13:40:26" europe.autonews.com Zetsche leads Mercedes into 'unknown territory' Dieter Zetsche's long and varied career is far from finished. At 63, Zetsche has launched an intense effort to remake Mercedes -- focusing on the distant future of a company whose founder invented the automobile. Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche has launched an intense effort to remake Mercedes-Benz
"09.10.2016 18:07:10" europe.autonews.com VW CEO Mueller had no knowledge of diesel scandal, paper says VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller had no knowledge of the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal, Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper said, citing a report by Jones Day, the law firm tasked with investigating the scandal. Volkswagen CEO Mueller had no knowledge of diesel scandal, paper says
"09.10.2016 07:22:47" europe.autonews.com German push to ban combustion-engine cars by 2030 wins support A proposal to stop sales of new cars with combustion engines by 2030 to reduce climate-warming emissions has gained cross-party political support in Germany. German push to ban combustion-engine cars by 2030 wins support
"07.10.2016 17:30:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes styling chief explains how his design philosophy has boosted sales Mercedes-Benz is on track to pass BMW to become the world's No. 1 premium automaker this year. Styling chief Gorden Wagener spoke to Automotive News Europe about the role design has played in the sales surge.
"07.10.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com Nissan Europe EV boss on why bad air is good for battery-powered cars Renault-Nissan has invested billions to create a five-car electric vehicle lineup for Europe. Interest in the range is rising as anti-diesel sentiment gathers pace and air quality in major European cities deteriorates, Gareth Dunsmore, Nissan Europe EV Nissan Europe EV boss Gareth Dunsmore believes poor air quality in major cities is helping to improve consumer attitudes to electric cars.
"07.10.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com New C3 shows Citroen's 'laid back' styling, design chief Malval says Citroën design chief Alexandre Malval says the brand plans to offer cars with “laid back” designs inspired by iconic models such as the 2CV and Mehari.
"07.10.2016 16:00:46" autonews.com Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488 Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. Output is expected to peak this year at more than 4,000 units, according to IHS Automotive. Discover the suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
"07.10.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes gives itself an electric makeover The challenge now for styling chief Gorden Wagener is to create a bold design identity for the lineup that takes into account a radical change in the vehicles' powertrain… Mercedes-Benz plans a total of 10 electric vehicles by 2025 as part of its new EQ subbrand.
"07.10.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Deutsche Post van signals new entrant threat to auto industry German logistics giant Deutsche Post has designed and built its own electric delivery van, exploiting sweeping changes in manufacturing technology which could upend the established order in the auto industry.
"07.10.2016 14:24:45" europe.autonews.com VW has no plans to sell brands, Poetsch tells paper VW did not need to increase the $19.8 billion it has set aside to pay for costs related to… Volkswagen Group will not sell any of its brands or seek a capital increase to meet the costs of its emissions scandal, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch told a German newspaper.
"07.10.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Daimler unit to pay $28.5 million to settle U.S. Clean Air Act claims Detroit Diesel, a unit of Daimler, will spend $14.5 million to reduce pollutants and pay a $14 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the U.S. Clean Air Act.
"07.10.2016 09:00:00" autonews.com Google makes progress on self-driving cars, hits 2 million mile mark Google's self-driving vehicles are mastering complex situations on public roads, from cars going the wrong way to bicycles darting in front of traffic, as the technology company strives to win the high-profile race to achieve full vehicle automation,
"07.10.2016 08:00:00" autonews.com FCA's Comau eyed by Shanghai Electric, other Chinese buyers, report says Chinese firms including Shanghai Electric have approached Fiat Chrysler to express an interest in buying its Comau robotics business, sources told Reuters.
"07.10.2016 07:00:01" europe.autonews.com LG Chem taps electric-car boom with battery plant in Poland South Korea's LG Chem is seeking to tap Europe's booming electric-car market by setting up a battery plant in Poland to supply automakers.
"07.10.2016 06:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW names new U.S. crossover 'Atlas' #Volkswagen has given the name “Atlas” to the new midsize crossover that will shoulder the burden of reviving the brand's fortunes in the U.S.
"07.10.2016 05:47:24" Automotive News Europe's cover photo BMW to expand crossover lineup with sporty X2 - http://www.autonews.com/article/20160929/COPY/309299860
"06.10.2016 17:30:00" europe.autonews.com Audi workers call for job guarantee in Germany beyond 2018 Audi's labor boss has called on the automaker's top management to build more electric models in Germany and extend a job guarantee for workers in its home market beyond 2018.
"06.10.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com Nissan Micra will help cover gap after Note is axed Nissan will end production of the Note next spring as the new Micra rolls out across Europe. Nissan's bigger Micra will help to cover the product gap left after the automaker axes the Note minivan in Europe.
"06.10.2016 16:23:18" europe.autonews.com Western Europe market grows 7% in September but Brexit worries cloud outlook Western European car sales rose 6.6 percent last month on a rebounding southern Europe, strong German growth and a UK market not yet affected by Brexit.
"06.10.2016 12:00:25" europe.autonews.com Renault to test self-driving Zoe EVs in China Renault plans to test a fleet of self-driving Zoe electric cars in Wuhan, China, in November to demonstrate its autonomous-driving technology. Renault to test self-driving Zoe EVs in China
"06.10.2016 11:00:20" europe.autonews.com Ford, Vauxhall, Nissan raise UK car prices after Brexit Ford, Vauxhall and Nissan are among automakers that have raised prices for their new cars in the UK in response to the pound's collapse following the country's vote to leave the EU. Ford, Vauxhall, Nissan raise UK car prices after Brexit
"06.10.2016 10:00:00" autonews.com Continental buys fleet management tech provider Zonar Continental has agreed to buy smart fleet management technology provider Zonar to expand its mobility services and strengthen its position in the U.S.
"06.10.2016 09:00:01" europe.autonews.com Brexit puts Nissan Juke production in UK under threat Nissan declined to give assurances that Juke output will continue at the automaker's factory in England as the company considers where to build a new… #Nissan could end production of its Juke in the UK after the country voted to leave the EU.
"06.10.2016 07:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW will build budget EVs with China's JAC under new brand #Volkswagen will assemble low-priced electric cars with China's Jianghuai Automobile under a new brand, VW China chief Jochem Heizmann told Chinese media.
"05.10.2016 18:00:02" europe.autonews.com Haldex asks for clarity from Knorr after ZF drops out of bidding contest Haldex asked Knorr-Bremse to clarify its intentions towards the Swedish brake systems maker after ZF dropped out of a bidding contest with its rival German supplier.
"05.10.2016 17:13:29" europe.autonews.com Mercedes reserves Formula E slot for 2018-19 Formula One champions #Mercedes could enter the #FormulaE electric motor racing series in 2018-19 after taking an option to be one of two new teams.
"05.10.2016 07:00:53" autonews.com BMW plans electric Mini, X3 to counter Mercedes BMW will roll out a battery-powered Mini as part of a broader push to make electric cars more mainstream and counter ambitious plans from rivals. The new Mini is set to hit the market in 2019 and will be followed in 2020 by a battery-powered version of BMW plans electric Mini, X3 to counter Mercedes
"04.10.2016 19:30:10" europe.autonews.com Zetsche, Ghosn bullish on pickups Dieter Zetsche has big plans to put Mercedes-Benz into the premium pickup business, and he is relying on Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn to help make it happen. Zetsche, Ghosn bullish on pickups
"04.10.2016 19:00:32" autonews.com Tesla sets quarterly sales record as shipments move closer to 2016 goal Tesla delivered a record 24,500 vehicles in the third quarter, assuring investors that it will meet its 2016 targets ahead of a crucial plan to raise more capital. Tesla sets quarterly sales record as shipments move closer to 2016 goal
"04.10.2016 18:30:54" autonews.com Execs expect smaller role for diesel in Europe Senior auto executives they expect the role of diesel engines in Europe to wane in the coming years amid government scrutiny and rising costs to comply with toughening regulations. Execs expect smaller role for diesel in Europe
"04.10.2016 17:30:51" autonews.com Ghosn still eyes global top 3 spot despite setbacks Carlos Ghosn's goal to make Renault-Nissan one of the top three global automakers has suffered setbacks but rising EV sales, a rebound in India and the acquisition of Mitsubishi will boost the French-Japanese alliance. Ghosn still eyes global top 3 spot despite setbacks
"04.10.2016 17:00:15" autonews.com BMW's DriveNow is profitable, sales chief says Contrary to the reputation of automaker mobility projects as unprofitable experiments, BMW's DriveNow car-sharing program is making money, the automaker's top marketer says. BMW's DriveNow is profitable, sales chief says
"04.10.2016 16:30:47" europe.autonews.com The next wave of electric vehicles Automakers learned the pool of green consumers who would tolerate low ranges and high prices was limited. Now they're bringing out a batch of EVs that are more consumer-friendly. The next wave of electric vehicles
"04.10.2016 16:00:06" europe.autonews.com Henrik Fisker relaunches namesake car company Henrik Fisker, formerly a top designer at BMW Group and Aston Martin, says he has relaunched his namesake company and will present an electric vehicle next year. Henrik Fisker relaunches namesake car company
"04.10.2016 15:31:00" europe.autonews.com Volvo to debut car-to-car communication in Europe this year Volvo will launch car-to-car communication in its top model line in Europe before the end of the year, joining Mercedes and Toyota in offering systems that allow vehicles to exchange information with other cars to improve safety. Volvo to debut car-to-car communication in Europe this year
"04.10.2016 14:41:31" europe.autonews.com Toyota to sell small cars developed with Daihatsu Toyota and its Daihatsu minicar subsidiary are forming a new company to focus on compact vehicles for emerging markets, as Toyota prepares for new battlegrounds in regions expected to see rapidly growing demand. Toyota to sell small cars developed with Daihatsu
"03.10.2016 10:46:38" europe.autonews.com Check out the ANE monthly magazine for October The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's hits and misses as he tries to push the alliance partners into the top three in global vehicle sales. The October issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view.
The new edition looks at Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's hits and misses as he tries to push the alliance partners into the top three in global vehicle sales.
"30.09.2016 14:30:49" europe.autonews.com VW brand boss Diess sees several tough years of restructuring ahead Volkswagen Group will take years to overhaul its namesake brand tarnished by the diesel-cheating scandal, VW brand chief Herbert Diess said. However, he expects sales of VW-brand cars to rise this year. Volkswagen brand boss Diess sees several tough years of restructuring ahead
"30.09.2016 14:00:49" europe.autonews.com After Nissan ultimatum, Jaguar Land Rover says Brexit must be fair for all Jaguar Land Rover said it will 'realign its thinking' on investment after Britain's vote to leave the EU. The automaker also said that If Nissan gets a Brexit compensation deal, then other automakers would need a level playing field. After Nissan ultimatum, Jaguar Land Rover says Brexit must be fair for all
"30.09.2016 13:20:47" europe.autonews.com Renault seeks to build on design success with Trezor Renault launched the first step in a fresh design direction with the Trezor concept for a Grand Tourer-style electric coupe. Renault seeks to build on design success with Trezor
"30.09.2016 10:00:00" autonews.com Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta -- Automotive News Europe Ferrari's open-top version of the $1.1 million, limited-edition LaFerrari hybrid is called the LaFerrari Aperta (Italian for 'open'). The convertible has the same performance figures as the LaFerrari coupe, unleashing 949 hp from its 789-hp V-12 engine [GALLERY] Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
"30.09.2016 08:30:00" europe.autonews.com Lexus hints at expanded crossover family with small UX Concept The UX Concept serves as “Lexus' vision for a compact SUV of the… Lexus used the Paris auto show on Thursday to unveil its next move in crossovers: a small one.
"30.09.2016 07:00:00" autonews.com Nissan Micra -- Automotive News Europe The latest-generation Micra will be bigger than the current model and gets a higher-quality interior to make it a better competitor to models such as the Ford Fiesta. Nissan will build European versions of the Micra at alliance partner Renault's plant in [GALLERY] New Nissan Micra
"30.09.2016 06:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ferrari sells out open-top Aperta before public debut Ferrari sold out an open-top version of the 1 million-euro ($1.1 million) LaFerrari supercar before its public debut, underscoring the marque's allure even as the former unit of Fiat Chrysler widens its line-up with more affordable models.
"29.09.2016 21:30:01" europe.autonews.com Mercedes-AMG will add hybrid 'hypercar' In launching its own hypercar, Mercedes would join F1 rivals Ferrari and McLaren in offering an ultimate performance road car using hybrid… Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance arm says it will build a hybrid supercar that uses Formula One technology.
"29.09.2016 21:00:00" europe.autonews.com Renault Defends EV headstart with longer-range Zoe Renault is nearly doubling the range of the battery-powered Zoe subcompact to keep ahead of competitors as they ramp up electric-vehicle offerings in the wake of Volkswagen's diesel-cheating scandal.
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"29.09.2016 18:30:40" europe.autonews.com Nissan seeks Brexit compensation deal as condition for UK investment Nissan wants a UK deal offering compensation for any eventual trade costs resulting from Britain's exit from the European Union before committing to more investment in its Sunderland plant, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. Nissan seeks Brexit compensation deal as condition for UK investment
"29.09.2016 17:51:40" europe.autonews.com BMW to expand crossover lineup with sporty X2 BMW, aiming to capitalize on the hot market for crossovers, is hinting at plans to expand its crossover lineup, once again, with a model based on the X2 concept. BMW to expand crossover lineup with sporty X2
"29.09.2016 12:30:18" autonews.com Toyota drops new diesel for C-HR crossover Toyota has decided not to sell a new diesel engine it is developing in its C-HR crossover because demand for the powertrain technology is falling. Toyota drops new diesel for C-HR crossover
"29.09.2016 11:52:44" europe.autonews.com Daimler confirms EQ subbrand for electric cars Mercedes will launch 10 new electric vehicles by 2025 under a new sub-brand called EQ. The automaker aims to become the global leader in EV technology, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said. Daimler confirms EQ subbrand for electric cars
"29.09.2016 10:30:32" europe.autonews.com VW hopeful for emissions deal with U.S. by year end, Mueller says Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says he is hopeful the company can reach agreement by the end of the year with the U.S. government on the size of a fine to settle a criminal investigation of the company's alleged violations of U.S. clean air laws. Volkswagen hopeful for emissions deal with U.S. by year end, Mueller says
"29.09.2016 09:51:41" europe.autonews.com Nissan debuts 'revolutionary' new Micra Nissan said its new Micra will compete against the best subcompacts in the segment because it will offer class-leading technology, more space and low-emissions engines. Nissan debuts 'revolutionary' new #Micra at the #ParisMotorShow
"29.09.2016 08:00:01" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Hildegard Wortmann, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"29.09.2016 07:00:00" autonews.com Next-gen Land Rover Discovery -- Automotive News Europe Land Rover's new Discovery SUV offers more interior room, a smaller diesel engine to attract European buyers, and an array of high-tech gadgets. [GALLERY] New Land Rover Discovery
Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel #MondialAuto #ParisMotorShow
"29.09.2016 06:00:00" europe.autonews.com Paris Auto Show -- Automotive News Europe Coverage from the biennial Paris auto show, which occurs every September, one of the largest international shows in the world. Paris Motor Show - Automotive News Europe's coverage from Paris
#MondialAuto #ParisMotorShow #ParisAutoShow Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel
"28.09.2016 20:00:01" europe.autonews.com Land Rover makes Discovery more high tech and roomier Land Rover expects to win more customers for its new #Discovery SUV by offering high-tech gadgets, more interior room and a smaller diesel engine for European buyers.
Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel #MondialAuto #ParisMotorShow #ParisAutoShow
"28.09.2016 19:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW faces continued scrutiny from EU on diesel fixes #Volkswagen Group faces continued scrutiny from the European Union over how it implements a pledge to give consumers more information about repairs linked to its diesel-emissions scandal.
"28.09.2016 19:00:00" autonews.com Volkswagen mulls launch of robo-taxi service #Volkswagen Group is considering launching a fleet of robo-taxis for ride-hailing in the future as part of its plans to expand its mobility services business, which will become the 13th brand for the group.
"28.09.2016 18:34:26" Automotive News Europe's cover photo Paris Motor Show - Automotive News Europe's coverage from Paris
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"28.09.2016 18:28:13" europe.autonews.com VW previews long-range electric car The automaker said the model, called the ID, 'starts the countdown to a new era' for the automaker. Volkswagen has previewed an electric car due in 2020 that it says will have a range of between 400 to 600km (250 to 370 miles).
Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel #MondialAuto #ParisAutoShow #ParisMotorShow
"28.09.2016 17:30:00" europe.autonews.com ZF will walk away from Haldex bid unless it gets 50% stake ZF says it will walk away from its bid for Swedish braking systems firm Haldex if it fails to get a 50 percent stake at its current offer of 120 crowns per share.
"28.09.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com Peugeot family to diversify further, invest outside France France's #Peugeot family, which owns a 14 percent stake in automaker Groupe PSA, will further diversify its investments and expand outside of France to strengthen its holding company and offset the weight of its shareholding in the car manufacturer.
"28.09.2016 16:19:30" europe.autonews.com Automakers' EV plans may challenge early pioneers Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal and falling battery costs have persuaded executives and… Electric-car pioneers including Renault, Nissan and Tesla are facing a challenge from their peers as EV concepts are set to dominate the #ParisAutoShow
Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel #MondialAuto #ParisMotorShow
"28.09.2016 10:00:01" autonews.com EVs and SUVs set to dominate in Paris Automakers will focus on electric cars and the booming market for SUV/crossovers at the Paris auto show. VW, Mercedes and Opel will be among companies showing battery-powered cars with long driving ranges. Peugeot, Skoda and Land Rover debut SUV and Check ANE's guide to the key launches at the 2016 #ParisAutoShow
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"28.09.2016 08:59:42" autonews.com Marchionne cancels Paris auto show appearance Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has cancelled his appearance at the #ParisAutoShow, a spokesperson for the carmaker said without giving any details.
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"28.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Katherine Worthen, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"27.09.2016 15:00:00" autonews.com Honda Civic -- Automotive News Europe Honda's 10th-generation Civic hatchback is longer, wider and lower than the current car, with more interior space. [GALLERY] New Honda Civic
Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel #ParisAutoShow #MondialAuto #ParisMotorShow
"27.09.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson? Vacuum maker Dyson will be at the event amid reports that the company is developing an electric car. The list of exhibitors for this week's Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast.
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"27.09.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com U.S. mulls how big a diesel penalty VW can withstand, report says The U.S. Justice Department is assessing how big a criminal fine it can extract from #Volkswagen Group over its emissions-cheating scandal without putting the automaker out of business, Bloomberg reported.
"27.09.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival It will be difficult to fulfill orders for the new cars while keeping pace with demand for the XC90. 'It's a very positive problem,' a senior executive said. Volvo Cars expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms.
"27.09.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com U.S. official says inadequate EU emissions testing was widely known Europe's car-emissions tests have been seen as inadequate for decades, a top U.S. regulator told EU lawmakers.
"27.09.2016 10:59:24" europe.autonews.com VW scandal spreading to Audi risks hitting automaker's top profit generator #Volkswagen Group's attempts to contain the fallout from the emissions-cheating scandal suffered setbacks after #Audi, the group's biggest profit generator, lost a key engineer tainted by the scandal and a media report suggested its CEO, Rupert Stadler,
"27.09.2016 09:00:01" autonews.com Magna to acquire German automotive closures manufacturer BÖCO supplies latches, hinges and strikers to automakers including Audi, BMW and… Magna International's closures unit agreed to acquire the BÖCO Group of Companies.
"27.09.2016 08:30:00" europe.autonews.com Volkswagen, Bosch oppose request for diesel documents Volkswagen and Bosch Global have asked a U.S. federal judge to reject requests from European investors and vehicle owners to access more than 20 million pages of records turned over in VW's emissions cheating scandal.
"27.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Annette Winkler, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"26.09.2016 16:00:01" autonews.com VW's year of turmoil and turnover #Volkswagen Group's emissions-cheating scandal forced the departure of several key executives, pushed others into new roles and brought new leadership both globally and regionally.
"26.09.2016 15:00:00" autonews.com Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models from #Audi, Jaguar and BMW. The sector is likely to remain hot for years to come, according to a top analyst.
"26.09.2016 14:30:00" europe.autonews.com PSA, Renault, Suzuki eye stake in Malaysia's Proton The brand's owner is seeking to sell a stake in a company that once commanded a 74 percent market share in the country. Groupe PSA, Renault and Suzuki have signaled interest in a deal with ailing Malaysian automaker Proton Cars, Reuters reported.
"26.09.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com AvtoVAZ's new CEO takes softer line on job cuts #AvtoVAZ has a civic responsibility to preserve Russian jobs, Nicolas Maure, the company's new CEO told Reuters, rowing back on a politically sensitive policy of redundancies in the face of plummeting sales and record losses.
"26.09.2016 13:30:00" autonews.com MG Motor will end UK production SAIC will continue to design and engineer MG cars in Longbridge. #MG Motor will stop making cars in the UK this year after its owner, SAIC Motor, decided to move final assembly of the MG3 to China from Longbridge, England.
"26.09.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW emissions inquiry has found no evidence against Audi CEO, report says Investigators looking into #Volkswagen Group's diesel-emissions scandal have found no suspicious facts against Rupert Stadler, the head of Audi, Reuters reported.
"26.09.2016 12:30:00" europe.autonews.com Bentley's first diesel to debut in early 2017 The Bentayga diesel will start at 146,500 euros in Germany, well below the 208,500 euro starting price for… Bentley Motors' first diesel-powered car – which arrives in early 2017 – will also be the most affordable and most economical version of its new #Bentayga SUV.
"26.09.2016 11:53:48" europe.autonews.com Audi r&d head Knirsch will leave company BREAKING NEWS - #Audi's head of technical development, Stefan Knirsch, will quit his post effective immediately and leave the carmaker, the #Volkswagen Group brand said today.
"26.09.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com Kia sees new Rio as its potential No. 1-seller in Europe With an anticipated volume of more than 100,000 in its full year on the market, the Rio would challenge Kia's current… Kia Motors Worldwide expects its new Rio subcompact hatchback to become one of its best-selling models in Europe after it goes on sale next year.
"26.09.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Austria brothers aim to help BMW, VW, others tackle Tesla Auto executives are traveling to a remote Austrian town where three brothers are designing electric cars they say can go faster and further than anything made by Tesla Motors Inc.
"26.09.2016 10:30:00" autonews.com Smart to offer electric powertrains across entire lineup Smart will debut the fourth generation of its electric powertrain at the… Mercedes' smart small-car brand will become the only major auto brand to offer its entire model lineup with both combustion engines and battery-electric drives, the automaker said.
"26.09.2016 10:00:00" europe.autonews.com Female execs make big gains in Europe's auto sector Eight years ago no woman ran a European automotive brand – now there are two – and there were just a handful… The European automotive industry has also undergone big changes since 2008, especially when it comes to the rise of female executives.
"26.09.2016 09:30:00" europe.autonews.com Turkish firm finalist to make U.S. Postal delivery vehicle A total of $37.4 million will be divided among the six companies,… Turkish commercial vehicle maker Karsan Otomotive is one of the six companies named as finalists by the U.S. Postal Service in a competition to design its delivery vehicle of the future.
"26.09.2016 09:00:00" europe.autonews.com Automakers tap new partners to bridge tech gap Automakers are increasingly turning to non-traditional suppliers to bridge the knowledge gap they face as they try to keep pace with rising demand for in-car connectivity and autonomous driving.
"26.09.2016 08:30:00" autonews.com VW vows to fix all diesels with defeat device in Europe by '17 #Volkswagen Group pledged to fix all diesel cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe by autumn 2017, the European Commission said after talks with the carmaker.
"26.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Sue Slaughter, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"26.09.2016 07:11:48" europe.autonews.com Skoda eyes South Korea entry in 2017 VW Group's Czech subsidiary wants to expand its global footprint as it launches the new Kodiaq large SUV, which makes its debut at… ŠKODA will “most likely” start sales in South Korea next year, a company spokeswoman told Automotive News Europe.
"25.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Mouna Sepehri, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"24.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Barb Samardzich, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"23.09.2016 11:00:01" autonews.com Tesla fixes software bug that exposed hacking vulnerabilities Tesla released a software update to fix bugs that allowed Chinese "white-hat hackers" to remotely break into the Model S' control system and disrupt actions including turn signals, seat positions, displays and the door lock system.
"23.09.2016 09:00:00" europe.autonews.com UK car output rises 9% in August, but Brexit worries remain UK car production rose 9.1 percent in August, but a leading industry group has cautioned that future growth will depend on Britain continuing to trade competitively after its vote to leave the EU.
"23.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Judith Richardson, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"23.09.2016 07:00:00" europe.autonews.com Audi, Obama, others react to new U.S. policy on self-driving cars Here's how automakers, executives and President Barack Obama are reacting to the U.S. Department of Transportation's new policy for the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles.
"22.09.2016 17:07:42" europe.autonews.com VW pledges to fix all diesel cars in Europe by late 2017, EU says #Volkswagen Group pledged to fix all cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe by autumn 2017, the European Commission said after talks with the carmaker.
"22.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Ariane Reinhart, a 2016 Leading Woman! http://www.autonews.com/article/20160904/ANE02/309059983
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"20.09.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 joint venture between BMW and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings.
"20.09.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving ProPilot comes to Europe in the Qashqai crossover next year. Nissan's #ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traffic, but it requires some driver input to keep it going.
"20.09.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving ProPilot comes to Europe in the Qashqai crossover next year. Nissan's #ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traffic, but it requires some driver input to keep it going.
"20.09.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Brexit hit feared by Slovak gov't before auto-output boost in 2019 The UK's decision to leave the EU may curb some demand for Slovak exports and constrain the market's economic growth, but this will be offset by a boost in auto production due in 2019, the Slovak government said.
"20.09.2016 14:30:00" europe.autonews.com U.S. guidelines set clearer path for autonomous cars Automakers and tech companies working on self-driving car systems can expect greater scrutiny from U.S. regulators before they can put those cars on the road under a new federal policy that represents a significant shift in how vehicle technologies and Automakers will bear tougher burden as regulators change approach to automated driving technologies.
"20.09.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Renault-Nissan buys French tech firm to develop mobility services Renault–Nissan Alliance said today it would buy French software development company Sylpheo, a move that will help the partners better compete with rival automakers and tech firms in areas such as ride-hailing and car-sharing.
"20.09.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Leoni buys Chinese harness maker Germany's Leoni acquired a 51 percent stake in Wuhan Hengtong Automotive Wiring Harness Co., a Chinese manufacturer of wire harnesses.
"20.09.2016 12:40:54" europe.autonews.com VW has fixed less than 10% of rigged diesel cars in Europe #Volkswagen Group is making slow progress on fixing cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe, having repaired less than 10 percent of the 8.5 million affected models, the company said.
"20.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Katrin Papenfuss, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"19.09.2016 16:30:00" autonews.com Takata pushes ahead with sale by taking bids this week, report says Bidders for the troubled firm have been asked to… Takata is said to be moving forward with an auction of the company as private-equity groups and suppliers line up offers.
"19.09.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover drops Ford engine as it expands Ingenium family Jaguar Land Rover has a taken a big step in reducing its dependence on engines from Ford, its former owner, by launching its own new four-cylinder gasoline unit.
"19.09.2016 15:30:01" europe.autonews.com VW teases EV concept that it says heralds 'new era' for brand Volkswagen released teaser pictures of an electric car that it hopes will lead the automaker out of its diesel scandal and into an electrified future.
"19.09.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce among automakers skipping Paris show as glitz fades in Web age Ford Motor Company, Volvo Cars and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars are among the automakers skipping the Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel as the once-unmissable event succumbs to changes sweeping the auto industry.
"19.09.2016 14:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW sued by German states of Hesse, Baden-Wuerttemberg over diesel scandal VW shares plunged last September after the automaker admitted to cheating U.S. diesel-emissions tests, hitting the state coffers and pension funds of German states among other investors. The German states of Hesse and Baden-Wuerttemberg will sue Volkswagen Group for damages caused by its emissions scandal.
"19.09.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler recalling 1.9M vehicles for airbag defect linked to 3 deaths The recall is to resolve a defect that may prevent… Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 1.9 million vehicles worldwide for an airbag defect that is linked to three deaths and five injuries.
"19.09.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Cost-cutting deal with unions key to VW's recovery #Volkswagen Group's ability to agree a big cost-cutting plan with its powerful labor unions in the coming weeks could determine whether the automaker makes a full recovery from its emissions scandal.
"19.09.2016 13:00:00" autonews.com Volvo touts V90 Cross Country's 'adventurous' spirit It will compete against the Audi A6 allroad quattro and a… Volvo Cars unveiled the 'adventurous' V90 Cross Country high-riding station wagon, the latest model in its $11 billion revival under Chinese ownership that has resulted in record global vehicle sales.
"19.09.2016 12:00:01" autonews.com Why Tesla is a different story Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what Apple has been able to do. European rivals can only look on with envy.
"19.09.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com Mitsubishi to showcase plug-in SUV with long electric range Mitsubishi Motors' GT-PHEV concept showcases the automaker's latest ideas for a new family of SUVs with electrified powertrains.
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"19.09.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW's year on the edge and how the automaker is clawing back #Volkswagen Group plunged into its worst business crisis a year ago after the automaker admitted rigging millions of diesel cars to cheat emissions tests. While the scandal is far from over, here are four facts that show how Volkswagen is weathering the
"19.09.2016 10:00:00" autonews.com Magna considering new car plants after getting BMW 5-series deal Magna International is contemplating a new assembly plant after securing a deal to build luxury sedans for BMW, which will help fill capacity at the contract manufacturer's flagship factory in Graz, Austria.
"19.09.2016 09:30:01" europe.autonews.com VW diesel-cheat probe widens in U.S. to include Bosch, report says U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether #Bosch, which provided software to #Volkswagen, conspired with the automaker to engineer diesel cars that would cheat U.S. emissions testing.
"19.09.2016 09:00:00" europe.autonews.com PSA signs 3D printing deal aimed at cutting production costs Groupe PSA has agreed a partnership with a 3D printing startup to develop metal printing processes for the automaker's production lines.
"19.09.2016 08:30:00" europe.autonews.com EU plans take action against states over car emissions Action would be taken in several weeks, she said, declining to name which EU nations would be… The EU will take legal action against some member states for failing to police car emission rules, its industry commissioner, Elzbieta Bienkowska, said.
"19.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Tina Mueller, a 2016 Leading Woman!
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"17.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Monica Perez Lobo, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"16.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Imelda Labbe, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"15.09.2016 13:00:00" autonews.com Mercedes-AMG adds 2 roadster variants to GT family The AMG GT Roadster and GT C Roadster will be powered by 4.0-liter V-8 engines with twin turbochargers, direct injection and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Mercedes-AMG is adding two open-air variants to its high-performance GT lineup.
"15.09.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Automotive News Europe Eurostars The executives chosen as 2016 Eurostars have soared above their rivals by exceeding expectations. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has Mercedes-Benz poised to overtake BMW brand as the world's top-selling premium carmaker four years ahead of schedule, rega Meet the 2016 ANE Eurostars!
The executives chosen as 2016 Eurostars have soared above their rivals by exceeding expectations. Automotive News Europe and PwC will honor the winners in Paris.
"15.09.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW hopes for deal soon with labor on jobs, investments Volkswagen hopes to reach a deal with labor leaders in coming weeks that will set concrete targets for investments, products and jobs as it restructures the business following its diesel emissions scandal a year ago.
"15.09.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler explores China JV with BAIC, report says It would be the Italian carmaker's second partnership in China after its tie-up with Guangzhou, according to Bloomberg. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and China's BAIC Group are exploring a joint venture that would allow #FCA to broaden its offerings of locally produced models beyond the Jeep and #Fiat brands.
"15.09.2016 10:30:00" autonews.com Tesla was 'pushing the envelope in terms of safety,' Mobileye says Mobileye broke ties with Tesla Motors because the Silicon Valley firm was "pushing the envelope in terms of safety" with the design of its #Autopilot driver-assistance system, Mobileye's chairman said.
"15.09.2016 09:48:30" europe.autonews.com European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month with Fiat Chrysler, Renault, Daimler, Toyota and Kia beating the market average with double-digit growth while VW Group, mired in an emissions scandal, continued to lose ground. In Europe FCA, Renault gain while VW loses share
"15.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Linda Jackson, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"14.09.2016 17:30:00" autonews.com Mercedes extends luxury sales lead over BMW in August Both automakers benefited from booming demand for SUVs. Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand extended its global sales lead over rival BMW after its August registrations increased at a faster pace.
"14.09.2016 17:00:00" autonews.com Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK And while the decision might make good financial sense, the Vauxhall brand won't be applauding its parent's caution. General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid.
"14.09.2016 16:30:01" autonews.com VW sets up cybersecurity firm with ex-Israeli spy chief Volkswagen is forming a company with the former head of Israel's Shin Bet intelligence agency to develop #cybersecurity systems for Internet-connected cars and self-driving vehicles.
"14.09.2016 16:00:01" europe.autonews.com SsangYong previews new Rexton SUV SsangYong Global will unveil the LIV-2 concept at the #ParisAutoShow. The concept previews the new Rexton large SUV that will launch next year.
Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel #MondialAuto
"14.09.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Imaginary VW deadline prompts flood of investor lawsuits in Germany Shareholders who want to sue are… #Volkswagen Group investors are rushing to file more lawsuits in Germany to meet a deadline that lawyers say may be imaginary.
"14.09.2016 14:54:27" europe.autonews.com SKF bets on automated production to stay ahead Sweden's SKF, the world's largest maker of industrial bearings, is betting on automated manufacturing to help it stay ahead, with its first fully automated assembly line set to be running by early 2017.
"14.09.2016 11:57:16" europe.autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover breaks ground for Slovak plant Jaguar Land Rover has started work on its new factory in Slovakia that will build a range of all-new aluminum #JLR vehicles.
"14.09.2016 10:30:01" europe.autonews.com Investors sue Porsche SE over VW scandal Porsche SE, the main shareholder of #Volkswagen Group, is facing lawsuits from investors claiming the firm did not disclose the financial risks of VW's emissions scandal.
"14.09.2016 08:30:01" autonews.com Alfa Stelvio makes brief appearance in FCA video The crossover is expected to be officially revealed at the Los Angeles auto show in… In a video posted on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' YouTube channel, the ALFA ROMEO - The official page #Stelvio made an appearance at the company's Cassino plant in Italy, where it is being built.
"14.09.2016 08:00:01" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"13.09.2016 16:30:00" autonews.com Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel will be the Ampera-e, Opel's second foray into electrified powertrains. Yet the brand's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, revealed that the model came close to getting a
"13.09.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Porsche will unveil Panamera wagon at Geneva show, report says It will compete with the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake to appeal to buyers… Porsche will unveil a #Panamera wagon at next year's Geneva International Motor Show, Bloomberg reported.
"13.09.2016 14:30:00" autonews.com Opel Karl Rocks -- Automotive News Europe The Opel Karl Rocks is an SUV-styled version of the automaker's Karl minicar, which is sold by Vauxhall in the UK as the Viva. [GALLERY] Opel Karl Rocks
Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel #MondialAuto #ParisAutoShow
"13.09.2016 13:40:03" europe.autonews.com Opel says Ampera-e's 400 km range will 'democratize' EVs "Opel is democratizing the electric car with the Ampera-e," the brand's CEO, Karl‑Thomas Neumann, said in a statement. Opel said its Ampera-e battery powered car will eliminate range anxiety for customers because it can travel more than 400 km (249 miles) on a single charge.
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"13.09.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Honda preps sporty Civic for Paris debut Honda will unveil the European version of its new Civic hatchback at the Paris auto show. The automaker previewed the car with a concept at the Geneva show in March when it said the latest generation will be its sportiest version of the car to date. Honda has started exporting U.S. versions of the new #Civic hatchback. It has not yet released pictures of the European version, which is expected to be very similar.
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"13.09.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com U.S. plea deal could unravel VW emissions plot The U.S. indictment of a Volkswagen engineer -- and his agreement to cooperate with prosecutors under a plea deal -- could finally unravel the mystery of how #Volkswagen managed to fool the world about its 'clean diesel' engines for at least seven
"13.09.2016 10:00:01" autonews.com Apple lays off 'dozens' of employees working on self-driving cars, report says The report said the company has shut down parts of… Apple has laid off “dozens” of employees working on its autonomous driving project, The New York Times reported.
"13.09.2016 09:30:00" europe.autonews.com PSA plans U.S. car-sharing operation with Bollore, Tavares says Groupe PSA plans to launch car-sharing services in Los Angeles in partnership with Bollore Group, as the maker of Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars diversifies into #mobility services.
"13.09.2016 08:45:58" europe.autonews.com Google car project loses leaders -- and advantage -- as rivals gain Once considered a leader in the field, Google has lost its first-mover advantage to other companies pursuing more practical, less-ambitious self-driving car services, experts say.
"13.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Elizabeth Hill, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"12.09.2016 18:00:00" europe.autonews.com Nissan, Hyundai named in China's green car subsidy scandal China has accused more than 20 additional carmakers, including #Nissan Motor and #Hyundai Motor, of breaking rules on green-car subsidies, according to a state media report, widening a scandal over a $4.5 billion annual payout program.
"12.09.2016 17:30:00" europe.autonews.com Automotive News Europe #Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl wants the C-HR 'to show a different face' for a brand not known for its risk-taking designs.
"12.09.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com Tesla's Musk says new Autopilot would likely have prevented death Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said the automaker was updating its semi-autonomous driving system Autopilot with new limits on hands-off driving and other improvements that likely would have prevented a fatality in May. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the new #Autopilot will make "much more effective use of radar" than the current version.
"12.09.2016 16:30:01" europe.autonews.com Audi steps up collaboration with Chinese tech groups The automaker and FAW-Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group's joint venture with FAW, have signed letters of intent with… #Audi has agreed to deepen collaboration with Chinese internet-technology companies to offer more digital services in the market.
"12.09.2016 16:00:01" autonews.com Liberty Media takeover offers a longer-term vision for F1 Liberty Media's takeover of F1 promises a long-term strategy for the cash-rich sport with a sharper focus on new media markets and another attempt to expand in North America.
"12.09.2016 15:30:01" europe.autonews.com VW CFO's task: Fund innovation while taking a $20 billion hit As #Volkswagen CFO, it falls to Witter to figure out how to fund the innovation needed to succeed in a rapidly changing auto market while digesting an unprecedented 18 billion-euro hit ($20 billion) from fines and other costs related to the emissions
"12.09.2016 15:00:02" europe.autonews.com Peugeot expects to benefit from making new 3008 'a real SUV' Peugeot is counting on the new 3008 and face-lifts of other models to boost sales in the midterm despite headwinds such as slowing sales in China, stiff competition in Europe and declining demand for diesels.
Maxime Picat, #PSA's brand new Europe chief,
"12.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Marie-Francoise Damesin, a 2016 Leading Woman! http://www.autonews.com/article/20160904/ANE02/309059992
"11.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Agneta Dahlgren, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"10.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Linda Cash, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"09.09.2016 18:00:00" europe.autonews.com Bosch sought VW legal cover for defeat device in 2008, plaintiffs charge Bosch demanded eight years ago that Volkswagen Group indemnify it for using the emissions-cheating defeat device that it helped the automaker create for its diesel engines, U.S. car owners said in a new version of their lawsuit against both companies.
"09.09.2016 17:30:01" europe.autonews.com Dutchman dies in Tesla crash; firefighters feared electrocution A Dutchman died after his Tesla collided with a tree. Firefighters took hours to remove his body from the vehicle due to fears they could be electrocuted.
"09.09.2016 17:00:02" autonews.com Daimler will sell Mercedes EVs in China, market boss says Daimler plans to sell Mercedes-Benz electric cars in China as the automaker capitalizes on government initiatives aimed at boosting demand for new-energy vehicles (NEVs).
"09.09.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW targets East Africa with Kenya car production VW will join Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi assembling cars in the East African country. Volkswagen is returning to Kenya after a four-decade production break.
"09.09.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Hyundai to launch fastback i30, drop three-door variant Company executives hope the model will deliver a more upmarket and sporty appeal to the model's range and have dubbed the variant the 'baby… Hyundai will launch a four-door fastback version of its i30 to replace the slow-selling three-door variant.
"09.09.2016 15:30:01" europe.autonews.com VW, JAC sign preliminary JV deal on electric cars in China Volkswagen Group has signed a preliminary deal with China's Jianghuai Automobile to explore making electric and plug-in hybrid cars in a new joint venture.
"09.09.2016 15:00:00" autonews.com Fiat Chrysler's rising star executive swept up in criminal probe, report says Reid Bigland, head of U.S. sales for Fiat Chrysler and CEO of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, is at the center of U.S. criminal and regulatory investigations into whether the company fraudulently hyped its monthly sales numbers. This should've been Reid Bigland's year.
"09.09.2016 14:30:00" europe.autonews.com PSA CEO praises China's 50% foreign stake limit PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said he wouldn't increase the company's stake in its Chinese joint venture even if the 50 percent foreign ownership cap is lifted, signaling international manufacturers aren't united in seeking the policy change.
"09.09.2016 13:30:01" europe.autonews.com VW's Mueller says he cannot rule out further production delays Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller said he cannot rule out further production delays due to problems with single suppliers.
"09.09.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com PSA plans Southeast Asia factory as its global push widens Groupe PSA plans to build a factory in Southeast Asia as it widens its international reach to reduce its reliance on a challenging European home market.
"09.09.2016 12:30:00" europe.autonews.com Volvo and Autoliv team up in autonomous driving The new company will work on developing advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous drive systems for Volvo cars. Volvo and Autoliv plan a joint venture to develop autonomous driving software.
"09.09.2016 12:00:00" autonews.com Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to make a film that plays on how many different ways a minivan can be used.
"09.09.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Land Rover expected to offer Discovery with smaller diesel engine Land Rover is expected to offer a smaller diesel engine in its new Discovery SUV as part of the industry's downsizing trend to improve fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.
"09.09.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Peugeot gives 5008 an SUV makeover Peugeot has given its new 5008 an SUV design, moving away from the minivan styling of the current model to meet rising demand for high-riding vehicles.
"09.09.2016 10:00:00" europe.autonews.com Renault sees diesel disappearing from its lineup, report says #Renault expects diesel engines to disappear from most of its European lineup after the automaker reviewed the costs of meeting tighter emissions standards following Volkswagen Group's cheating scandal.
"09.09.2016 09:30:01" autonews.com Lexus hints at small crossover with UX concept Lexus is thought to be interested in a small crossover for the global market. Lexus revealed a muscular looking crossover concept -- the UX -- prior to its debut at the #ParisAutoShow
"09.09.2016 09:00:00" europe.autonews.com Volvo to export Chinese-built S90 sedan to Europe, U.S. The automaker already ships the stretched S60 from China to the U.S. #Volvo says it will export the Chinese-built, long-wheelbase S90 sedan to Europe and the U.S. while also offering it in the domestic market.
"09.09.2016 08:28:35" autonews.com VW says it did not break EU consumer rules in emissions scandal #Volkswagen has rejected suggestions it may have breached EU consumer rules in connection with its emissions cheating scandal.
"09.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Milagros Caina Carreiro-Andree, a 2016 Leading Woman! http://www.autonews.com/article/20160904/ANE02/309059994
"08.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Brigitte Cantaloube, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"07.09.2016 13:00:18" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Renata Jungo Bruengger, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"06.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Danella Bagnall, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"05.09.2016 16:00:02" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Maria Helena Antolin Raybaud, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"05.09.2016 15:30:01" autonews.com Mercedes to transform cars into roving parking space finders To help end the blind search for a parking space in crowded city streets, Mercedes-Benz cars will start giving each other a heads-up when a space is free.
"05.09.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com European Union finds VW broke consumer laws in 20 countries, report says The European Commission has found that #Volkswagen Group broke consumer laws in 20 European Union countries by cheating on emissions tests.
"05.09.2016 14:30:59" autonews.com Daimler plans at least six electric car models, report says Mercedes-Benz's owner #Daimler plans to roll out at least six, and possibly as many as nine, electric car models as part of its push to compete with Tesla, BMW and Audi.
"05.09.2016 14:00:01" europe.autonews.com VW sued for millions in patent royalties by former Bentley CEO Schreiber, report says Former #Volkswagen Group executive and #Bentley CEO Wolfgang Schreiber is suing VW for hundreds of millions of euros in royalty payments for his role in developing a dual clutch gearbox.
"05.09.2016 13:30:45" autonews.com Aston Martin shifts beyond James Bond with boats, baby strollers Aston Martin, known for sports cars used in James Bond films, is expanding with a push into yachts, apartments and handbags, as the UK automaker shifts its sights from rival Ferrari to the likes of Hermes.
"05.09.2016 13:01:24" autonews.com A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly BLOG - A year ago #Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engines to fool emissions tests. Two weeks later, VW's cheat was made public. The time in between cost some investors dearly.
"05.09.2016 12:30:31" europe.autonews.com Germany requests EU mediation in Fiat emissions dispute The European Commission said Germany requested that it mediate a dispute with Italy over whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' vehicles breached emissions rules.
"05.09.2016 12:02:01" autonews.com Ford shelves compact car program for emerging markets, report says Ford Motor Company has shelved plans to produce a new compact vehicle family designed mainly for emerging markets such as India and China.
"05.09.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com Audi A4, Ford S-Max rise to top of key European segments The change was largely due to the arrival of models such as the latest generations of the Audi A4, Ford S-Max and Mazda MX-5. Ten market segments in Europe had new leaders in the first half.
"05.09.2016 10:00:00" autonews.com ZF prepares sale of body control unit to pay down debt, report says ZF Friedrichshafen AG is preparing to sell its body control systems unit in a potential $1 billion deal as it continues to shed non-core units following the takeover of TRW.
"05.09.2016 09:30:02" autonews.com German premium giants race to catch Tesla The Silicon Valley-based upstart has made BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche look woefully behind the times in an area they typically dominate: technology. Europe's premium automakers are investing heavily to match Tesla.
"05.09.2016 08:30:01" europe.autonews.com Check out the ANE e-magazine for September The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at why Tesla has Europe's top premium automakers racing to debut full-electric models to challenge the Silicon Valley-based company's Model S. The September issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view.
This month's edition looks at why #Tesla has Europe's top premium automakers racing to debut full-electric models to challenge the Silicon Valley-based company's Model
"05.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Maria Helena Antolin, a 2016 Leading Woman!
"02.09.2016 17:00:01" europe.autonews.com ANE's September e-magazine goes live Monday This month's edition looks at why Tesla has Europe's top premium automakers racing to debut full-electric models to challenge the Silicon Valley-based company's Model S. The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Sept. 5.
"02.09.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com Skoda Kodiaq -- Automotive News Europe The Skoda Kodiaq will be the brand's first large SUV and its first model to offer a seven-seat option. [GALLERY] New #Skoda Kodiaq
#ParisAutoShow #MondialAuto Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel
"02.09.2016 15:00:00" autonews.com French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent.
"02.09.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com California's VW diesel-cheating agreement approved by judge #Volkswagen Group's agreement with California to resolve unfair competition claims tied to the company's emissions-cheating scandal won final approval from the federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits in the U.S.
"02.09.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW to build pickups with JAC in China, report says #Volkswagen Group will partner with Jianghuai Auto to produce pickups in China, according to a Chinese media report.
"02.09.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW GROUP: Audi posts record August, led by Q3; VW slides again Record Q3 crossover sales helped #Audi of America notch its second-best U.S. sales month ever in August. The #Volkswagen brand's losing streak continued.
"02.09.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com German car sales rise 8 percent in August, report says New-car sales in Germany jumped by more than 8 percent in August, rebounding from a decline in the previous month, Reuters reported, citing an industry source.
"02.09.2016 10:00:01" autonews.com Kia Rio -- Automotive News Europe The new Kia Rio is slightly wider, lower and longer than the current car. It has design changes such as a thinner and wider grille, a longer hood and a shorter rear overhang. [GALLERY] New #Kia Rio
#ParisAutoShow #MondialAuto Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel
"02.09.2016 09:06:52" europe.autonews.com Mitsubishi Motors raided after fuel-economy scandal widens #Mitsubishi headquarters and Nagoya plant were raided by Japanese government officials today, deepening the crisis for the automaker that is struggling to recover from a mileage manipulation scandal.
"01.09.2016 16:01:58" autonews.com Tesla plans to raise additional cash this year #Tesla plans to raise additional cash this year to help fund development and production of its new Model 3 sedan and build out a giant battery factory.
"01.09.2016 15:00:00" autonews.com VW recalls 30,000 natural-gas vehicles to fix tanks The automaker said it found that regular check-ups of gas tanks were currently not possible in… #Volkswagen is recalling nearly 30,000 natural-gas-powered vehicles in Europe to replace tanks because they cannot be properly checked for corrosion.
"01.09.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com French car sales rise nearly 7% in August Renault, Fiat and Hyundai showed strong gains while demand for VW Group cars fell. French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains.
"01.09.2016 13:00:00" autonews.com Tesla to release Autopilot update 'in weeks,' Musk says #Tesla plans to release an update of its partly automated self-driving system 'in a few weeks,' CEO Elon Musk tweeted.
"01.09.2016 12:00:00" autonews.com Australia sues VW over alleged emissions fraud The Australian consumer watchdog said it sued the Australian arm of #Volkswagen for intentionally selling more than 57,000 vehicles with software designed to skirt emissions rules.
"01.09.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW faces tougher UK scrutiny as lawmakers call for action VW is only just beginning to recall cars in the UK, where about 1.1 million vehicles were found to contain software that rigged emissions tests, parliament's environmental audit committee said in a report. The UK must set strict timelines for #Volkswagen to recall rigged diesel vehicles and compensate their owners, a parliamentary committee said.
"01.09.2016 10:30:00" autonews.com Updated Tesla Model X falcon wing door frustrates owners A software update of the complex computer-controlled gullwing doors on #Tesla's Model X may have created a bigger problem than the one it solved.
"01.09.2016 09:42:46" autonews.com Fiat Chrysler accused by Germany of using illegal device in diesel engines, report says Germany has written a letter to the European Commission accusing #Fiat #Chrysler of using an illegal device to switch off exhaust treatment systems in #diesel engines, German magazine WirtschaftsWoche reported.
"31.08.2016 17:01:19" europe.autonews.com Uber plans to have 50 fully electric cars in London by the end of September Ride service Uber said some UK customers would soon be travelling in electric cars, in keeping with London's drive to lower emissions.
"31.08.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com U.S. startup aims to take autonomous cars to next level Drive.ai, a U.S.- based technology company has become the latest entrant in the autonomous-vehicle race, with an assist from former GM senior executive and Opel chairman Steve Girsky.
"31.08.2016 15:30:01" autonews.com Lamborghini will target women and families with SUV Forget what you know about raging bulls. Lamborghini wants to show you a softer side of Italian supercars with its forthcoming SUV as it seeks to attract more women and families to the brand.
"31.08.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Harman CEO Paliwal predicts continued strong gains from infotainment #Harman, which supplies infotainment systems to premium brands, is looking for more business from luxury automakers' volume models and from other automakers such as VW and GM.
"31.08.2016 14:30:00" europe.autonews.com Audi considers extending rent-by-hour service to mainland China The VW Group unit has introduced its Audi at Home program in Hong Kong following debuts in San Francisco and Miami and may extend it to mainland Chinese cities. Beijing residents may soon be able to rent #Audi cars by the hour with the tap of a smartphone.
"31.08.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com Google expands nascent ride-sharing service, report says Google plans to open its ride-sharing program to Waze app users in San Francisco this fall, pitting itself against Uber, The Wall Street Journal reported.
"31.08.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover's autonomous plan has a twist Jaguar Land Rover will create a fleet of 100 self-driving cars over the next four years, but will limit the technology initially to systems that merely assist drivers.
"31.08.2016 13:00:42" europe.autonews.com China's BAIC to open South Africa plant that could export to Europe Vehicles could be exported to Europe from the factory, which will have an annual capacity of 100,000 and will build four models. China's #BAIC plans a $759 million plant in South Africa, the biggest investment in a vehicle-production facility in the country in four decades.
"31.08.2016 09:30:00" autonews.com Ford gains on GM in executive diversity #Ford's promotion of veteran executive Joy Falotico as the first woman to lead its credit unit puts the company a step closer to gender parity with #GM among the U.S. automakers' inner circles.
"31.08.2016 08:50:46" europe.autonews.com VW could agree 3.0-liter emissions settlement in U.S. by October, Audi sales chief says #Volkswagen Group could reach a final settlement with U.S. authorities as early as October over its 3.0-liter diesel engine with emissions-cheating software in VW, Audi and Porsche cars, said Dietmar Voggenreiter, Audi's global sales chief.
"30.08.2016 17:00:01" europe.autonews.com Citroen concept hints at upscale styling for large cars The plug-in hybrid has the brand's new suspension technology and advanced interior features. #Citroen is hinting at a fresh upscale styling for its large cars with the Cexperience concept.
"30.08.2016 16:30:00" autonews.com VW scraps plans to sue South Korea over sales ban #Volkswagen decided against suing South Korea, which last month suspended sales of most of its models and fined the automaker $15.93 million for emissions and other violations.
"30.08.2016 16:00:01" europe.autonews.com Great Wall to complete Russian plant despite shaky economy Great Wall Motor, China's largest SUV/crossover maker, is moving ahead with construction of a full-scale assembly plant in Russia even though sales are slow there.
"30.08.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com VW CEO vows to overcome resistance to push technology overhaul #Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller is pushing forward with a technological and organizational revamp of the automaker despite internal opposition.
"30.08.2016 15:00:01" europe.autonews.com Volvo will hire 400 engineers to spearhead high-tech push #Volvo will recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification.
"30.08.2016 14:30:01" autonews.com Chevrolet Bolt on track for a late '16 debut The Chevrolet #Bolt battery-electric hatchback is on track to be launched late this year, #Chevrolet confirmed, countering recent reports that the car would be delayed for six months.
"30.08.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW diesel owners in U.S. quick to pick buyback over emissions fix Almost half of the 475,000 drivers of VW… Given the choice of fixing diesel-cheating #Volkswagen models or getting their money back, car owners in the U.S. are lining up for the cash.
"30.08.2016 13:34:30" europe.autonews.com Japan ministry finds Mitsubishi overstated mileage for 8 more models Japan's transport ministry ordered #Mitsubishi to stop domestic sales of eight vehicle models after an investigation found the automaker overstated their fuel economy.
"30.08.2016 10:38:36" europe.autonews.com Samsung SDI will build EV battery plant in Hungary The company produces batteries for the BMW i3. #Samsung SDI plans a factory in Hungary to make electric-vehicle batteries, joining the race to tap European demand.
"30.08.2016 09:03:55" europe.autonews.com VW reviews its procurement strategy in wake of supplier dispute #Volkswagen is reviewing its supplier and procurement strategy to avoid another dispute such as the one that caused production slowdowns and stoppages this month, CEO Matthias Mueller said.
"29.08.2016 17:00:01" autonews.com Google hires Airbnb exec to commercialize self-driving cars #Google's self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from #Airbnb.
"29.08.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW labor boss suggests taking stakes in suppliers #Volkswagen Group should consider taking stakes in key suppliers after two parts makers brought production at six of the automakers factories in Germany to a standstill by refusing to deliver components, VW's labor boss said.
"29.08.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com Fiat Chrysler tries to protect vehicle security codes #Fiat #Chrysler is threatening serious repercussions to anyone who uses its internal DealerCONNECT software and provides outsiders with 'key codes, radio codes and other anti-theft or security measures.'
"29.08.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW's U.S. dealer accord said to add $1.2 billion to diesel-scandal costs #Volkswagen Group's agreement to pay U.S. dealerships for losses caused by its diesel scandal could cost the automaker about $1.2 billion, Bloomberg reported.
"29.08.2016 15:00:00" autonews.com Mercedes, Infiniti owners most likely to let car do driving If you drive a #Mercedes-Benz or an #Infiniti luxury vehicle, you're probably more willing than most drivers to give up the wheel to a robot, according to a survey.
"29.08.2016 14:30:01" europe.autonews.com Land Rover's slower sales growth, Brexit hit drag down Tata, JLR profits Foreign exchange losses after Britain's decision to leave the… Quarterly profit at Tata Motors and its #Jaguar #LandRover unit decreased as demand fell for Range Rover SUVs.
"29.08.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com China startup recruits Italian expertise for GT96 supercar China's #Techrules has recruited Italian design and engineering partners to help it launch the country's first supercar.
"29.08.2016 13:30:00" autonews.com Amazon, expanding automotive business, launches vehicle research portal Amazon has launched Amazon Vehicles, a car research portal where consumers will have access to vehicle detail pages and reviews of thousands of new and classic cars, while being able to upload photos and videos of their own rides. Amazon has been steadily #Amazon, in its latest move into the automotive space, is getting into the vehicle research business.
"29.08.2016 13:00:00" autonews.com Marchionne sees Samsung as 'potential strategic partner' He declined to comment on whether Samsung would eventually make a bid for Marelli. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne sees Samsung as a potential partner amid interest from several potential buyers of its Magneti Marelli parts unit.
"29.08.2016 12:30:00" europe.autonews.com Uber lost at least $1.2 billion in first half of 2016, report says The ride-hailing giant is not a public company, but its finance chief briefs investors on… #Uber's losses in the first half of 2016 totaled at least $1.27 billion, Bloomberg reported.
"29.08.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com The man who brought Volkswagen to a halt Nijaz Hastor began his career building Volkswagens in a factory in Slovenia. Last week, he brought #Volkswagen to its knees when he refused to back down on a contract dispute between the automaker and his diverse parts company.
"29.08.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com BMW plans 7-series coupe to boost sales of its top model line report says #BMW plans to launch a sporty two-door version of its 7-series flagship sedan.
"29.08.2016 09:48:37" autonews.com Piech queried Winterkorn on VW scandal, paper says Former #Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech tried unsuccessfully to query ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn about the automaker's emissions scandal a month before the two had a public falling out, a German newspaper reported.
"26.08.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Schaeffler to build 2 new plants in China #Schaeffler plans to build a production complex housing two new plants in Xiangtan in central China's Hunan province to make bearings for customers in south and southwest China.
"26.08.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com Faurecia recasts interiors for self-driving cars With self-driving cars expected on the road within three to five years, #Faurecia is focusing on the cabin of future autonomous cars.
"26.08.2016 10:00:01" europe.autonews.com VW and U.S. dealers reach compensation pact #Volkswagen has reached an agreement to compensate its 650 U.S. retailers for damages sustained by their businesses in the wake of the automaker's diesel emissions scandal.
"26.08.2016 09:30:00" europe.autonews.com Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero The Ioniq will be offered as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or a full-electric car, the first time an automaker has offered those three green… #Hyundai sees its new #Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales will be relatively small.
"26.08.2016 08:29:47" europe.autonews.com German prosecutors review stolen Bosch data for VW diesel scandal clues Prosecutors in Stuttgart are examining a trove of stolen #Bosch data to see whether it contains clues about how #Volkswagen cheated diesel emissions tests.
"25.08.2016 17:00:01" autonews.com Land Rover Discovery spy photos -- Automotive News Europe The new Land Rover Discovery gets a softer, more fluid look than the current boxy model. The fifth generation of the seven-seat SUV was pictured during road tests. Photo credit: Automedia [GALLERY] New #LandRover #Discovery spied
"25.08.2016 16:00:01" europe.autonews.com First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its 'robo-taxi' in a western Singapore hi-tech business district. The first driverless taxi began work today in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore.
"25.08.2016 15:00:01" autonews.com Daimler adopts Silicon Valley tactics to counter new rivals CEO Dieter Zetsche is sweeping away layers of bureaucracy and encouraging a more experimental approach to new products. #Daimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower staff and fend off new rivals such as electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors.
"25.08.2016 14:00:30" europe.autonews.com France denies it omitted elements in Renault emissions report France's Environment Ministry denied it had omitted key elements concerning some #Renault cars in a report on vehicle pollution it commissioned following the Volkswagen emissions-rigging scandal.
"25.08.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW sees car output back to normal by Monday after supplier deal #Volkswagen said production of cars at its German plants should be back to normal by next Monday after it resolved a dispute with parts suppliers over contract terms.
"25.08.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com UK car production rises nearly 8% in July, but growth slows UK car production rose in 7.6 percent in July, at a slower pace than the 10.4 percent jump in June, as the industry contemplates the repercussions of the #Brexit vote.
"25.08.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ford to recall 114,000 vehicles worldwide to fix fuel-pump issue, power windows #Ford said it was recalling about 91,000 vehicles worldwide to replace faulty fuel-pump parts that could potentially cause a car to stall without warning.
"25.08.2016 10:06:49" europe.autonews.com Opel touts Ampera-e's performance, long range and roomy interior Opel will debut the Ampera-e, a sister model to the Chevrolet Bolt, at the Paris auto show. #Opel says its Ampera-e hatchback, the brand's first full electric vehicle, will have acceleration and overtaking times equal to the performance of its sporty OPC models.
"24.08.2016 16:00:30" europe.autonews.com Kia gives new Rio a sporty look #Kia is giving its #Rio subcompact hatchback a sporty look to help it compete better against rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 208.
"24.08.2016 15:01:15" europe.autonews.com Lamborghini sees worldwide sales doubling by 2019 after SUV launch #Lamborghini expects to at least double annual production to 7,000 vehicles by 2019 once it rolls out its new SUV, CEO Stefano Domenicali said.
"24.08.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW's crippling supplier feud shows limits of cost-cutting push NEWS ANALYSIS - #Volkswagen Group's agreement with a resistant supplier shows the limits of the automaker's push to reduce spending in the wake of record fines over the emissions-cheating scandal.
"24.08.2016 13:00:00" autonews.com Tesla adds more powerful battery option #Tesla is giving its fans another thing to get charged up about with the introduction of a 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack for both the #ModelS sedan and #ModelX crossover.
"24.08.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ssangyong considers U.S., China as Brexit hits UK sales #Ssangyong will look to markets such as the U.S. and China to make up for an expected decline in shipments to the UK following the #Brexit referendum.
"24.08.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com Delphi, Mobileye to partner on autonomous driving system #Delphi and #Mobileye have partnered to produce systems for autonomous vehicles that could be put into production as soon as 2019.
"24.08.2016 09:58:40" europe.autonews.com VW said to pay nearly $15 million compensation to supplier to end standoff #Volkswagen agreed to compensate Prevent Group to end a parts supply dispute that halted Golf and Passat production in Germany, sources said.
"23.08.2016 15:06:19" autonews.com Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 250,000 units in 2017. Discover all the suppliers to the new #Volkswagen Tiguan
"23.08.2016 14:02:58" europe.autonews.com PSA-Dongfeng's China sales plunge 17% through July Sales of #Peugeot and #Citroen vehicles built by Groupe PSA's #China joint venture, #Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Co., slumped 17 percent in the first seven months, a report said.
"23.08.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Bosch calls VW owners' diesel-cheating claims in U.S. 'wild and unfounded' #Bosch rejected as "wild and unfounded" car owners' claims that 38 of its employees conspired with #Volkswagen Group to develop technology that enabled diesel vehicles to evade pollution-control tests.
"23.08.2016 12:00:00" autonews.com Opel Meriva spy photos -- Automotive News Europe The new Opel Meriva will have crossover styling to help the subcompact model benefit from booming sales of such vehicles in a departure from the current model's boxy minivan look. The Meriva was pictured with camouflage during road tests. Photo credit: [GALLERY] New #Opel Meriva spied
"23.08.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes says China H2 sales may slow as new E-class output is raised #Mercedes-Benz says sales in #China may slow in the second half of 2016 while the company ramps up production of its new E-class long-wheelbase model.
"23.08.2016 09:39:15" europe.autonews.com VW says production will resume after deal agreed with suppliers #Volkswagen said the two suppliers with which it has been at loggerheads over a contract dispute had agreed to start delivering parts again and that plants hit by production stoppages would gradually resume output.
"22.08.2016 13:56:43" europe.autonews.com VW says 6 plants hit by production stoppages Golf and Passat production has been hit by the dispute. #Volkswagen is extending production cuts to six factories in Germany after a supplier dispute halted delivery of car seats and transmission parts.
"20.08.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Lamborghini's $2.3 million Centenario Roadster sold out before debut #Lamborghini's $2.3 million Centenario Roadster is so exclusive that it sold out before its debut at #MontereyCarWeek
"20.08.2016 15:00:00" autonews.com VW eyes transportation deals to boost self-driving car plans #Volkswagen Group is planning further acquisitions in the market for new transportation technologies and services.
"20.08.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com Ford to extend GT production two more years The initial run included 500 GTs, with 250 being built a year at a facility in Canada. #Ford is extending production of its GT supercar for two more years.
"20.08.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW plans to suspend Golf production in Oct., Dec. #Volkswagen plans to suspend production of its Golf model at its Wolfsburg factory in October and December to balance earlier over production.
"20.08.2016 12:31:57" europe.autonews.com Aston Martin launches Vanquish Zagato Volante roadster Aston Martin announced the addition of a sister car to the Vanquish Zagato coupe it debuted earlier this year: the Vanquish Zagato Volante.
"19.08.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes unveils Maybach concept that harks back to classic aero coupes #Mercedes revealed a #Maybach concept that is heavily influenced by the “aero coupes” of yesteryear but with a modern electric engine and high-tech interior.
"19.08.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW ready to seize withheld parts from supplier plants, report says #Volkswagen Group is preparing to seize components from two suppliers that are withholding parts in a payment dispute, Germany's Bild newspaper reported.
"19.08.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Europe's auto sector slips again in Q2 For the second quarter in a row, all of Europe's publicly traded vehicle manufacturers recorded declines in shareholder value. The values of Europe's automotive manufacturers, parts suppliers and retailers fell during the second quarter of this year, as measured by the ANE/PwC Transaction Services Shareholder Value Indices.
"19.08.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW to halt Golf production as supplier dispute hits 4 German plants #Volkswagen Group is stopping Golf production at its main German factory in Wolfsburg as a dispute with two key suppliers escalates, reports said.
"19.08.2016 14:09:34" europe.autonews.com Opel cuts working hours at two German plants following Brexit vote #Opel is cutting working hours at two German plants due to lower demand for its Corsa and Insignia models after the UK's vote to leave the EU.
"19.08.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com Volkswagen Polo SUV spy shots -- Automotive News Europe Volkswagen plans to launch an SUV/crossover based on its next Polo subcompact hatchback. The Polo SUV likely will have a more daring design than the conventionally styled Polo. It will compete against models such as the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur. [GALLERY] New #Volkswagen Polo SUV spied
"19.08.2016 09:00:00" autonews.com Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. Output is expected to peak at more than 5,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive. Discover all the suppliers to the new #Bentley #Bentayga
"19.08.2016 07:00:00" autonews.com Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability #Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen its balance sheet by launching the #Ateca into Europe's booming SUV/crossover market.
"18.08.2016 17:00:00" autonews.com Kia Rio SUV spy shots -- Automotive News Europe Kia is readying a small SUV/crossover based on its Rio subcompact hatchback. The SUV will rival models such as the Nissan Juke in a booming segment and will give buyers a more conventional alternative to Kia's Soul crossover. Photo credit: Automedia [GALLERY] New #Kia Rio SUV spied
"18.08.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com UK car sales holding up despite Brexit vote, dealer group Lookers says UK car dealership Lookers said Britain's vote to leave the EU has had little impact on demand for new and used cars.
"18.08.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com Volkswagen Polo spy shots -- Automotive News Europe The Volkswagen Polo subcompact hatchback will be the first VW Group car to switch to the smallest version of the MQB platform, called A0. The Polo's wheelbase likely will be stretched by up to 90mm to boost rear cabin space. Shorter front and rear [GALLERY] New #Volkswagen Polo spied
"18.08.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Hyundai says it's discussing partnerships with Google The two companies have some common areas that may require cooperation, Hyundai Motor President Jeong Jin Haeng said. #Hyundai is in discussions with #Google about partnerships as the automaker seeks external expertise to remain competitive.
"18.08.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Tesla cooperating with French authorities investigating car fire #Tesla is cooperating with French local authorities investigating a fire involving one of its Model S cars during a test drive.
"18.08.2016 14:30:00" europe.autonews.com AvtoVAZ's Togliatti plant to move to shorter week The factory builds Lada, Nissan and Renault cars. #AvtoVAZ said its Togliatti plant will move to a four-day week from October to February as the Russian market continues to be hit by sluggish demand.
"18.08.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com Ford to make autonomous cars for ride-hailing, ride-sharing by 2021 Ford said the vehicle would be “specifically designed for commercial… #Ford plans to introduce an autonomous vehicle by 2021 for use in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.
"18.08.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes, BMW hit as Korea widens emissions probe after VW scandal South Korea expanded an investigation into the fabrication of #emissions and noise-level test results to all foreign car brands after fining Volkswagen Group for violations.
"18.08.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ford to double Silicon Valley staff, makes investment in advanced radar supplier #Ford is accelerating its development of self-driving cars by more than doubling the size of its Silicon Valley lab and taking a stake in #Velodyne Lidar.
"18.08.2016 12:30:00" europe.autonews.com Bosch had key role in VW emissions fraud, lawyers claim #Bosch began playing a key role in developing #Volkwagen's emission-cheating technology as early as the late 1990s, lawyers for VW owners said in a U.S. court filing that includes detailed allegations against the German supplier.
"18.08.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Norway denies report that it plans to ban gasoline and diesel cars Norway denied a media report that the country planned to outlaw the sale of all gasoline and diesel engine cars starting 2025.
"18.08.2016 11:11:47" europe.autonews.com VW's Wolfsburg plant hit by parts shortage in supplier row #Volkswagen said production at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, had been affected by a components shortage caused by a supplier refusing to keep to delivery commitments.
"16.08.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com Audi vehicles, in first for industry, to talk to U.S. traffic signals #Audi is rolling out technology that will allow its vehicles in the U.S. to communicate with traffic signals, allowing for a more stress-free ride.
"16.08.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW gets approval for another 460,000 diesel-car fixes in Europe #Volkswagen Group has won German regulatory approval for technical fixes on another 460,000 diesel cars with illicit emissions-control software.
"16.08.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Tesla removes 'self-driving' from China website after Beijing crash #Tesla removed a Chinese term for "self-driving" from its China website after a driver in Beijing who crashed in #Autopilot mode complained that the company overplayed the function's capability and misled buyers.
"16.08.2016 15:00:01" autonews.com China's luxury leader Audi continues to lose market share to BMW, Mercedes #Audi, the largest luxury brand in #China, is losing market share to its two German rivals, #BMW and #Mercedes-Benz.
"16.08.2016 14:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW cuts working hours at Passat plant on seat supply problem #Volkswagen plans to reduce working hours at a German plant making #Passat cars because of problems with supplies from its in-house seat manufacturer #Sitech.
"16.08.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW Group outsells GM to regain top spot in Chinese market #Volkswagen Group outsold #GM in July as well as in the first seven months of the year to reclaim its position as #China's largest automaker.
"16.08.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Automotive News Europe Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Renault and Toyota lift the sector.
"16.08.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Nissan's Infiniti brand will unveil new gasoline engine that matches diesel for power and economy The automaker says the engine matches diesels for power and fuel efficiency. Nissan's #Infiniti brand will debut the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine at the #ParisAutoShow next month.
"16.08.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com JLR performance shop is no boys club Jaguar Land Rover is searching for an edge as it develops a performance line that it hopes one day will be as strong as BMW's M and Mercedes' AMG.
#JLR #Jaguar #LandRover #SVO
"16.08.2016 10:55:45" europe.autonews.com VW, U.S. hold talks to settle criminal probe over diesel emissions, report says #Volkswagen and the U.S. Justice Department have held preliminary settlement talks about resolving a criminal probe into the automaker's diesel emissions violations, sources told Reuters.
"12.08.2016 16:30:00" autonews.com Mercedes gives luxury Maybach coupe a spin ahead of California show #Mercedes-Benz gave a sneak preview of a new ultra #luxury #Maybach coupe in a sign that parent Daimler is continuing its push upmarket to turn up the heat on BMW, which owns the Rolls-Royce brand.
"12.08.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com Plastic Omnium gets OK to buy Faurecia's exteriors business but must sell factories French supplier Plastic Omnium won approval from EU regulators to acquire Faurecia's bumpers and front-end modules business on the condition that it sells seven Faurecia plants.
"12.08.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Keyless systems of older VW Group cars can be hacked, researchers say Tens of millions of #Audi, #Volkswagen, #Seat and #Skoda cars sold over the past 20 years are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European researchers.
"12.08.2016 15:00:01" europe.autonews.com VW plaintiffs' lawyers to seek up to $332.5 million in fees, costs from emissions settlement Plaintiffs' lawyers will seek up to $332.5 million in fees and costs for their work in a $10 billion settlement over claims #Volkswagen Group outfitted vehicles with software to cheat on emissions testing, according to a court filing.
"12.08.2016 14:30:01" europe.autonews.com Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales says brand is poised to return to profit this year When Jean-Marc Gales took over as CEO of Lotus, there was no money to replace the automaker's aging three-model range, so the executive was forced to cut costs in a quest to acheive his goal of making the company profitable, a target he expects to reach #Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales: "This year is the year of profitability."
"12.08.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July #Volkswagen brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to suffer from its emissions-rigging scandal.
"12.08.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Self-driving cars spur supplier takeovers The total value of automotive supplier deals in 2015 and 2016 was $74.4 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The industry's self-driving revolution has spurred the biggest two years of automotive supplier takeovers in a decade.
"12.08.2016 11:00:01" autonews.com Tesla reports Autopilot crash in China #Tesla said one of its cars had crashed in Beijing while in #Autopilot mode, with the driver contending sales staff sold the function as 'self-driving,' overplaying its actual capabilities.
"12.08.2016 09:00:00" europe.autonews.com Nissan Europe sales boss sees SUVs outselling traditional body styles before 2020 #Nissan is one of the big winners in Europe from booming demand for #SUVs and #crossovers. Nissan Europe sales boss Guillaume Cartier believes the body style will soon outsell hatchbacks, sedans and station wagons in the region. He explained why in an
"12.08.2016 07:00:00" autonews.com Mitsubishi's rival to Hyundai Tucson spotted in tests #Mitsubishi's newest crossover has been spotted undergoing tests in the California desert, signaling that the automaker is moving ahead with plans to launch a model to compete against the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, among others.
"11.08.2016 17:00:00" autonews.com Bosch will have 'significant share' of connected car business, top exec says The supplier expects to have a substantial share of this business, the executive in charge of this technology, Dirk Hoheisel, explained to Automotive News Europe. #Bosch predicts that half of all new cars sold in Europe will have some level of #connectivity by 2020.
"11.08.2016 16:30:45" autonews.com Schaeffler Q2 profit jumps on strong component demand, cost cuts #Schaeffler's second-quarter profit rose 14 percent helped by growing demand for its auto components and cost savings at its industrial division.
"11.08.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com Mercedes outpaces BMW, Audi in July to keep luxury sales lead #Mercedes-Benz brand kept its lead among #luxury automakers in July after vehicle sales increased at a faster pace than its German rivals.
"11.08.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Hyundai gives the i30 a fresh look The automaker says the car showcases an evolution of its design language that reflects natural flowing lines, refined surfaces and a sculpted… #Hyundai has taken a fresh design direction with the new i30 compact car, one of the brand's key models in Europe.
"11.08.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Korean prosecutors question VW unit head over emissions probe South Korean prosecutors said they questioned the head of #Volkswagen Group's local unit in connection with allegations that the automaker fabricated emissions test results for cars sold in the country.
"11.08.2016 14:22:33" europe.autonews.com Suzuki will expand European lineup with Ignis crossover #Suzuki will continue its product offensive in Europe by launching the Ignis small crossover at the #ParisAutoShow
"10.08.2016 17:00:00" autonews.com Audi A7's fastback styling evolves Spy photos of a camouflaged next-generation A7 caught testing show how… The #Audi A7's fastback silhouette will remain intact when the second-generation sedan is retooled, though much of the detail work on the A6-based sedan will see evolutionary changes.
"10.08.2016 16:30:01" autonews.com BMW 3 series spy shots -- Automotive News Europe BMW's next 3 series likely will have a sportier stance than the current car, spy pictures of the camouflaged sedan show. The latest generation of BMW's best-selling model is due in 2018. Credit: Automedia [GALLERY] New #BMW 3 series spied!
"10.08.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Toyota expands European r&d The automaker plans to add a second styling center and expand the engineering capabilities of its r&d center in Belgium. #Toyota is expanding its development and engineering in Europe to help develop cars better suited to local tastes.
"10.08.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover to use external PR company to help boost U.S. growth #Jaguar #LandRover has hired Havas Formula for automotive and lifestyle public relations in the U.S. as its seeks to boost sales in the key market.
"10.08.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW's U.S. settlement worries EV charging companies Electric vehicle charging companies are calling for independent oversight of the $2 billion #Volkswagen is required to invest in clean car infrastructure in the U.S., saying the automaker should not have the power to shape the developing EV charging
"10.08.2016 13:49:22" europe.autonews.com Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars The brand said demand for its new Vesta and XRay… #Lada bucked the #Russia market's deep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 percent.
"09.08.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ghosn bets on Brazil's recovery during Rio Olympics Like so many things in Rio de Janeiro, Carlos Ghosn's turn in the Olympic Torch Relay on Friday didn't go as planned, but the Renault-Nissan CEO has his eye firmly on other goals as bets on the future recovery of the country's battered economy in a bid to For #Renault #Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, the #Rio2016 Olympics are more than a homecoming.
"09.08.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Audi A7 spy photos -- Automotive News Europe The new Audi A7 will have a more muscular look than the current version, these photographs of the camouflaged car undergoing road tests show. The coupelike sedan will be Audi's second model after the Q7 to be based on the brand's new MLB Evo platform, [GALLERY] New #Audi A7 spied!
"09.08.2016 15:00:00" autonews.com PSA increases UK car prices after Brexit vote Other automakers including Fiat and Nissan have warned that car prices will have to rise to counter sterling's fall. Groupe PSA has increased prices for its new cars in the UK after the pound plunged following the country's decision to leave the EU.
"09.08.2016 14:30:00" europe.autonews.com Porsche plans less powerful Cayman, Boxster models in China #Porsche hopes to win reluctant sports car buyers in China with cheaper and less powerful versions of its latest #Boxster and #Cayman models.
"09.08.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Karma owner plans $375 million China electric car plant The owner of Karma Automotive, Wanxiang Group, plans to produce electric cars in #China, becoming the latest company to flag ambitions to build new-energy vehicles in the world's largest auto market.
"09.08.2016 13:13:09" europe.autonews.com German court to speed up VW investor lawsuits A German court will adopt a rarely used class-action style procedure to more efficiently process up to 170 claims by investors seeking damages from #Volkswagen over the automaker's diesel-emissions scandal, according to a ruling.
"08.08.2016 17:00:00" autonews.com UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell for the fourth month in a row suggesting a hit to confidence.
"08.08.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com Land Rover design chief OK with imitators He's focusing on the next Defender and the launch of the new Discovery. Gerry McGovern, #LandRover's design director, couldn't care less about other automakers copying the brand's design DNA.
"08.08.2016 15:00:01" autonews.com Nissan in talks to divest stake in EV battery business, report says #Nissan is discussing with Panasonic and other companies, including Chinese firms, the possible sale of its controlling stake in a car battery manufacturing venture.
"08.08.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover recalls 54,000 vehicles with Takata airbags #Jaguar #LandRover is recalling 54,000 vehicles in the U.S. in the latest round of #Takata airbag recalls.
"08.08.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Renault's new SUVs push brand past Ford to become No. 2 in Europe #Renault's push into hot-selling SUV/crossover segments has paid off after the brand overtook Ford to become Europe's No. 2 brand by vehicle sales.
"08.08.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Magna Q2 profit rises on strong vehicle output, sales in N.A., Europe #Magna International reported a 3.7 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong vehicle output and sales in North America and Europe.
"08.08.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Lower Saxony has no plans to sue VW over emissions scandal The German state of Lower Saxony, #Volkswagen's second-largest shareholder, has no plans to sue the automaker for damages caused by its emissions-test cheating scandal, prime minister Stephan Weil said.
"08.08.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ford makes Edge its European flagship The automaker says the European version of the large SUV will be more upscale than the model sold in the U.S. LATEST LAUNCH - #Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European flagship, the Edge.
"08.08.2016 10:00:00" europe.autonews.com U.S. finds unapproved emissions software in VW Group 3.0-liter diesel engine, report says U.S. authorities have found three unapproved software programs in 3.0-liter diesel engines made by #Volkswagen Group's Audi unit, a German newspaper reported.
"08.08.2016 09:30:00" autonews.com Kiekert brings electronics to door latches #Kiekert, a German supplier of door latches and locking systems, has developed a technology to solve the age-old problem of door dents.
"08.08.2016 08:28:09" europe.autonews.com Audi, Daimler, Volvo re-think automation Automakers are testing production methods that would see flexible robots working alongside humans on the assembly line. Future "smart" factories will still need humans on the shop floor because their problem solving capability can better deal with the complexity of individualization options.
"05.08.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com Takata profit slides after $35M special loss over U.S. airbag lawsuits #Takata posted a one-third drop in quarterly profit after booking a special loss of $35 million for lawsuits in the U.S. related to the massive global recall of its airbags.
"05.08.2016 16:30:00" autonews.com Faurecia wants drivers to feel a little better The car seat of the future will know if you're stressed out or groggy by measuring your heartbeat and other vital signs, Faurecia says.
"05.08.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes said to plan electric-car subbrand to challenge BMW, Tesla The automaker plans to add two electric SUVs and two sedans, sources said. #Mercedes-Benz will create a subbrand for its own distinct line of electric vehicles.
"05.08.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Continental to introduce dynamic mapping program e-Horizon #Continental plans to introduce e-Horizon -- a dynamic map that helps motorists save fuel and avoid road hazards -- in 2018 or 2019.
"05.08.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com UK car prices will rise due to pound's Brexit slump, Fiat warns UK car prices will rise next year as a result of the pound's slump following the country's decision to exit the EU, said #Fiat brand's UK chief, Sebastiano Fedrigo.
"05.08.2016 14:30:00" europe.autonews.com Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013 New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, on lower demand in France and Germany and one less selling day.
"05.08.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com Nissan says Brexit deal will determine future UK plant investment #Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said future investment decisions about Britain's biggest car plant will depend on the terms of a #Brexit deal struck with the EU on customs, trade and free movement of goods.
"05.08.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Samsung's Lee weighs car technology move with talks for Fiat Chrysler's Magneti Marelli After #Samsung Electronics' success in selling components for rivals' smartphones, Vice Chairman Lee Jae Yong is considering a similar strategy for the world of automobiles.
"05.08.2016 12:56:30" europe.autonews.com Germany's new electric car discount scheme draws nearly 2,000 applicants Nearly 2,000 people in Germany have applied for the government's electric car discount scheme, introduced on July 1, and a third of them are buyers of #BMW models.
"04.08.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW says end of tax breaks likely to hit China sales next year The expiry of tax breaks for small engine cars will hit #Volkswagen's Chinese sales next year, said the automaker's China CEO, Jochem Heizmann.
"04.08.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Continental working on self-driving partnerships to rival BMW #Continental is working with U.S. and European automakers on self-driving car projects that could compete with the coalition between BMW, camera-software company Mobileye and chipmaker Intel.
"04.08.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Volkswagen seeks dismissal of U.S. investor class-action lawsuit #Volkswagen Group asked a U.S. district court to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of investors, arguing the tribunal cannot hear disputes over shares trading mostly in Germany.
"04.08.2016 15:00:00" autonews.com Renault CEO Ghosn sees recession-hit Brazil stabilizing #Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn sees the Brazilian auto market stabilizing after steep sales reductions amid the country's worst recession in decades.
"04.08.2016 14:30:00" autonews.com Toyota will delay launch of new plug-in Prius in Japan #Toyota said it would delay the Japan launch of its new-generation plug-in #Prius gasoline #hybrid model to winter from an initial schedule of fall.
"04.08.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com VW details plans for 3 EV platforms, more SUVs As #Volkswagen works toward resolving its diesel emissions scandal, it is mobilizing “Strategy 2025,” which includes as many as three dedicated platforms for electric vehicles, more utility vehicles and several new budget vehicles.
"04.08.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler may sell Magneti Marelli parts unit to Samsung in $3B deal, report says #Samsung is in advanced talks to buy some or all of the operations of Fiat Chrysler's Magneti Marelli parts unit.
"04.08.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Continental predicts European production slowdown, lower UK car demand on Brexit #Continental predicted a slowdown in European car production and a fall in UK demand in the second half due to the British vote to leave the EU.
"04.08.2016 12:30:00" autonews.com Confessions of a diesel junkie Why? Because by 2030, diesel sales are forecast to plunge to 9 percent of new-car sales in Europe from about 50 percent today as automakers... BLOG - "My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a #diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career as a motoring journalist may no longer be realistic," writes ANE Editor Luca Ciferri.
"04.08.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Suzuki profit rises 7% on higher India, Europe sales #Suzuki posted a 7.2 percent rise in operating profit, as increased sales in India and Europe offset the negative impact of currency fluctuations.
"04.08.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com UK car sales flat in July, industry urges gov't action after Brexit British new-car registrations rose 0.1 percent in July, according to data for the first full month since Britons voted to leave the EU.
"04.08.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Subaru parent profit falls 24% on currency, Takata recall costs Fuji Heavy, the maker of #Subaru vehicles, reported a 24 percent profit decline in the latest quarter as the company booked big hits from unfavorable foreign exchange rates and the spiraling costs of recalling defective #Takata airbags.
"04.08.2016 10:00:00" europe.autonews.com Toyota operating profit falls 15% as strong yen hurts earnings #Toyota said operating profit in the latest quarter fell 15 percent to $6.33 billion as a strong yen weighed on earnings.
"04.08.2016 09:30:00" autonews.com Tesla executive calls competitor cars 'appliances' Automakers might think they're making exciting electric cars, but they're really doing nothing more than building boring appliances. At least that's what Diarmuid O'Connell, #Tesla vice president of business development, says.
"04.08.2016 09:00:12" autonews.com Haldex board recommends ZF takeover offer, rejects SAF-Holland bid Swedish brake systems supplier #Haldex has recommended shareholders to approve a $515 million cash offer by ZF and reject a separate takeover bid by SAF-Holland.
"03.08.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Mitsubishi blames 'collective failure' for fuel economy fraud, 'starting from the management' An investigation of practices at #Mitsubishi found a corporate culture where workers couldn't push back against management demands and infighting between departments contributed to a fuel-economy manipulation scandal that's led to a rescue from Nissan
"03.08.2016 09:00:00" europe.autonews.com Honda quarterly profit hit by higher tax bill A higher tax bill ate into net income, which slid 11… #Honda's operating profit climbed 12 percent in the latest quarter as cost cutting efforts and a better mix of higher margin vehicles offset foreign exchange losses and the impact of an earthquake in Japan.
"03.08.2016 07:00:00" autonews.com Ford's Samardzich named to board of JCI spinoff, Adient Barb Samardzich, who last month announced plans to retire as COO at Ford of Europe, has been named to the board of Adient, the seating and interiors company being spun off from supplier Johnson Controls Inc.
"02.08.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com BMW second-quarter profit rises nearly 8% #BMW's second-quarter profit gained nearly 8 percent as the automaker boosted sales of its new X1 compact SUV and kept a tight grip on costs.
"02.08.2016 16:00:01" autonews.com Automakers exploit EU loophole to use legal 'defeat' devices In the wake of the #Volkswagen #emissions-rigging scandal, it has become clear that automakers in Europe are using officially sanctioned devices that cause #diesel cars to emit nearly as many toxins as VW's.
"02.08.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com BMW CEO says it's too early to draw up Brexit plans, no impact so far Krueger said the company had not noticed a significant change in car sales. #BMW CEO Harald Krueger said it was too early to consider a plan B after the UK voted to quit the EU.
"02.08.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com GM sees Chinese market reaching 30 million vehicles by 2020 #GM is 'quite bullish' about the recovering auto market in China and is responding to a shift in growth toward utilitarian models in smaller cities, said China chief Matt Tsien.
"02.08.2016 13:22:29" europe.autonews.com German state of Bavaria will sue VW over emissions scandal A Bavarian state pension fund lost $783,580 after VW shares… The German state of Bavaria will sue #Volkswagen for damages caused by the automaker's emissions scandal.
"02.08.2016 07:00:00" europe.autonews.com Tesla to buy SolarCity for $2.6 billion in plan to create clean-energy powerhouse #Tesla will buy solar panel installer #SolarCity for $2.6 billion in shares to form a one-stop clean-energy shop.
"01.08.2016 17:30:01" autonews.com Check out the ANE e-magazine for August The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at why automakers such as Audi, Mercedes and Volvo are re-thinking their automation plans. The August issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view.
This month's edition looks at why automakers such as #Audi, #Mercedes-Benz and #Volvo are re-thinking their automation plans.
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"01.08.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW 'regrets' Washington state's $176M fine for polluting diesels #Volkswagen said it regretted the U.S. state of Washington's decision to fine it $176 million over the automaker's emissions scandal.
"01.08.2016 16:30:00" autonews.com VW is top-selling carmaker in first half as Toyota slips #Volkswagen Group was the world's top-selling automaker in the first six months despite its emissions scandal as sales of rival #Toyota were hit by production stoppages and slumping Prius sales in the U.S.
"01.08.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Audi will miss profitability goal as VW scandal, Takata hit earnings #Audi will miss its benchmark for profitability this year as costs for parent Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal and possible recalls of cars fitted with #Takata airbags hit results.
"01.08.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Opel diesels with shut-off device cleared by German authorities, paper says Germany's KBA motor transport authority has approved #Opel #diesel engines that were suspected of using 'defeat' software to hide high #emissions, a paper reported.
"01.08.2016 14:30:00" autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover conducts off-road autonomous-driving tests #Jaguar #LandRover is developing connected-car technologies improve vehicle safety in off-road conditions.
"01.08.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge Europe's first-half vehicle deliveries grew by just over 9 percent, and June marked the 34th consecutive month of auto sales growth in the region, but despite this, there are big questions marks over whether the upward trend will continue this year as the
"01.08.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Ford takes $60M Brexit hit, says all options open for European cost cuts #Ford CFO Bob Shanks said "all options are on the table" for cost cuts in Europe because of Britain's vote to leave the EU but said the company is not ready to announce any plant shutdowns in the UK.
"01.08.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Delphi plans to test self-driving cars in Singapore #Delphi has agreed to form a consortium to operate six self-driving vehicles in Singapore, part of an Uber-style ride-hailing service that will allow the supplier to test its technology on busy city streets.
"01.08.2016 12:30:00" europe.autonews.com Ex-Porsche CEO Wiedeking finally in the clear over VW takeover charges German prosecutors dropped an appeal against a court ruling that acquitted former #Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking of market manipulation during a 2008-2009 takeover battle with #Volkswagen.
"01.08.2016 12:00:00" autonews.com Daimler increases stake in Blacklane, a rival to Uber, as ride-share market heats up #Daimler led the biggest funding round yet in Blacklane, a Berlin-based competitor to #Uber that plans to expand in Asia and the Middle East.
"01.08.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July Seven-month registrations are up 6 percent and a recovery in sales is forecast in the second half. French new-car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days.
"01.08.2016 10:30:00" autonews.com Mercedes pulls 'misleading' self-driving car ad #Mercedes-Benz USA is pulling an ad for the new E-class sedan after consumer and safety advocates called the spot misleading in its depiction of the vehicle's driver-assist systems.
"01.08.2016 09:35:44" autonews.com Automakers exploit EU loophole to use legal 'defeat' devices The shut-off devices mean that real-world NOx emissions are far higher than official figures. In the wake of the #Volkswagen emissions-rigging scandal, it has become clear that automakers in Europe make liberal use of officially sanctioned devices in #diesel cars that emit nearly as many toxins as VW's.
#Dieselgate #emissions #CO2 #NOx
"28.07.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com German prosecutors widen VW emissions probe to 21 staff German prosecutors have widened their probe into #Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions cheating, with 21 current and former staff under investigation.
"28.07.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com Renault cuts Ghosn's bonus by 20 percent #Renault has cut the bonus of CEO Carlos Ghosn by 20 percent following pressure from French government, which urged the automaker to rein in Ghosn's pay after shareholders opposed his $7.92 million payout in 2015.
"28.07.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com UK car output rises in June but industry warns on Brexit British car production rose 10 percent in June but the SMMT industry association said growth was in jeopardy if the UK failed to secure unfettered access to the EU's single market.
"28.07.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Valeo first-half profit rises 23% on intuitive driving, low-emissions tech Valeo reported a 23 percent rise in first-half profit as its intuitive driving and fuel-saving technology outpaced broader automotive industry growth in key markets.
"28.07.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com Ferrari teams up with software partner for flagship vehicle derivatives #Ferrari is teaming up with design, engineering and software partner Altair ProductDesign to create the company's next-generation vehicle platform.
"28.07.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Renault first-half profit rises 41% on new models, Europe recovery #Renault's first-half operating profit jumped 41 percent to $1.7 billion, thanks to a refreshed model lineup and a rebounding European auto market.
"28.07.2016 13:00:01" autonews.com Porsche will skip 2017 Detroit auto show #Porsche will skip the Detroit North American International Auto Show next year as part of plans to focus on trade shows in New York and its most important U.S. market for sports cars, Los Angeles.
"28.07.2016 12:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW brand Q2 profit falls 12% on emissions scandal effects #Volkswagen Group's namesake brand posted a 12 percent drop in second-quarter profit, after cost cuts and streamlining fell short amid rising costs of the company's diesel scandal.
"28.07.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Hyundai quarterly profit slips 3%; automaker sees tougher U.S. market ahead Shrinking demand for its sedans in the U.S. and South Korea hit earnings. #Hyundai's quarterly profit slipped 3 percent to $1.46 billion, the 10th consecutive decline.
"28.07.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Mitsubishi Q1 operating profit tumbles 75% after mileage-cheating scandal Mitsubishi Motors reported a 75 percent plunge in fiscal first-quarter operating profit as domestic sales slumped after it admitted to overstating the fuel economy of some of its vehicles.
"28.07.2016 09:00:01" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler restates U.S. sales, says winning streak ended 3 years ago As a result of the change, FCA said its 75-month sales streak actually ended at 41 months, in September 2013. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is changing the way it reports monthly U.S. sales to make the process more transparent.
"28.07.2016 07:00:00" europe.autonews.com Nissan profit declines 9% as stronger yen hits earnings #Nissan reported a 9.2 percent slide in global operating profit in the latest quarter as foreign exchange losses bit hard into earnings.
"27.07.2016 18:30:01" europe.autonews.com Tesla Model 3 could generate $20 billion in annual revenue, Musk says #Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company's Model 3 could generate $20 billion in revenue per year and an annual gross profit of about $5 billion.
"27.07.2016 18:00:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes challenges Tesla with electric heavy truck #Mercedes-Benz outlined plans to start selling an electric heavy-duty truck, a week after Tesla's initial sketch on battery-powered commercial vehicles failed to impress investors.
"27.07.2016 17:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW's $14.7B diesel U.S. emissions settlement clears hurdle #Volkswagen Group's $14.7 billion settlement of its U.S. diesel emissions cheating scandal cleared another legal hurdle, as a federal judge gave the automaker preliminary approval to buy back up to 475,000 vehicles.
"27.07.2016 17:00:01" europe.autonews.com PSA unveils record first-half earnings, downplays Brexit impact Chief Financial Officer Jean-Baptiste de Chatillon said negative headwinds such as the UK's decision to quit the EU will be an "opportunity for us to demonstrate our agility." Groupe PSA unveiled record first-half profits on productivity gains and a European market rebound.
"27.07.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com U.S. report says Tesla driver speeding in fatal Autopilot crash A driver killed in the May 7 crash of a Tesla car while using #Autopilot driving-assist software was speeding, U.S. highway safety investigators said in a preliminary report that did not state a probable cause.
"27.07.2016 15:43:28" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler Q2 profit boosted by Jeep, Europe rebound Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said adjusted operating profit for the April-June period rose 16 percent to 1.63 billion euros ($1.79 billion).
"26.07.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com Faurecia lifts 2016 profit guidance after strong first half Operating income rose to $539 million, the French supplier said. Faurecia raised its full-year guidance after reporting a stronger first-half performance in Europe.
"26.07.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Hyundai quarterly profit slips 3%; automaker sees tougher U.S. market ahead #Hyundai's quarterly profit slipped 3 percent to $1.46 billion, the 10th consecutive decline. Shrinking demand for its sedans in the U.S. and South Korea hit earnings.
"26.07.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Higher GM, Volvo shipments to U.S. boost Chinese vehicle exports #China's passenger vehicle exports rose 13 percent in June as General Motors and Volvo Cars boosted exports to North America.
"26.07.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Porsche to create more than 1,400 jobs for Mission E electric car Porsche has raised the number of jobs it will create for the production of its first all-electric car to more than 1,400 from more than 1,000 previously.
#Porsche #MissionE #EV
"26.07.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe [LATEST LAUNCHES] Cadillac Europe aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new #XT5 below German premium rivals such as the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, and by offering more equipment.
"26.07.2016 12:00:01" europe.autonews.com Daimler's mytaxi will merge with Hailo to take on Uber Daimler's mytaxi said it will merge with British rival HAILO. The Taxi Magnet, creating Europe's largest smartphone-based taxi-hailing business.
"26.07.2016 11:00:01" europe.autonews.com McLaren sees Brexit vote benefit from weaker pound #McLaren Automotive said the fall in the value of sterling since Britons voted to leave the EU was benefiting the company financially.
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"26.07.2016 10:00:01" europe.autonews.com Samardzich looks beyond Ford The head of Ford South America will replace her. Now that #Ford of Europe is profitable again, COO Barb Samardzich is retiring and returning to the U.S. before deciding on the next step in her career.