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"23.01.2017 17:40:46" autonews.com Trump tells automakers, manufacturers U.S. will cut regulations, taxes President Trump met with a dozen prominent American manufacturers, such as Ford and Tesla, and promised them he would slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warned them again of penalties if they move production outside the country. http://www.autonews.com/article/20170123/OEM/170129960/trump-tells-automakers-manufacturers-u-s-will-cut-regulations-taxes
"23.01.2017 17:32:30" europe.autonews.com PSA said to return to India through joint venture PSA Group will announce a return to India this week through a manufacturing venture with New Delhi-based CK Birla Group, a French press report said. The joint venture deal will include a Chennai assembly plant, Les Echos said. #PSA #India PSA said to return to India:
"23.01.2017 17:31:43" europe.autonews.com VW EVs will debut 5G connectivity services Volkswagen plans to equip its family of I.D. electric cars with next-generation 5G mobile connectivity and vehicle-to-everything communication standards as the brand prepares to offer full autonomous driving functionality in 2025. #VW #EV #ConnectivityServies
"23.01.2017 17:30:29" autonews.com Mitsubishi crossover expected in Geneva Mitsubishi will launch a compact crossover at the Geneva auto show, according to reports. The vehicle may be styled after the XR-PHEV concept first shown at the 2013 Tokyo auto show. #Mitsubishi #Geneva
"23.01.2017 17:29:40" europe.autonews.com PSA's China sales fall 16% in 2016 on lack of crossovers PSA Group's deliveries in China declined 16 percent last year, as the company's two Chinese joint ventures were hobbled by a lack of crossovers. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170123/ANE/170129965/psas-china-sales-fall-16-in-2016-on-lack-of-crossovers
"23.01.2017 17:29:09" Automotive News Europe's cover photo
"23.01.2017 10:02:45" autonews.com Automakers, others battle for position in lucrative connected car sector Cars are rapidly being transformed into connectivity centers constantly linked to the outside world as automakers, suppliers and service providers try to benefit from a multi-billion-dollar sector forecast to grow at a double-digit rate for the rest of #ConnectedCarSector
"22.01.2017 16:09:10" europe.autonews.com Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis Kalanick and help grow the company's self-driving car program. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/COPY/301209945/uber-hires-google-veteran-singhal-to-aid-self-driving-engineering
"22.01.2017 16:08:21" autonews.com Ford, London partner to test plug-in hybrid commercial vans Ford is teaming up with city officials in London to launch a year-long test of 20 Transit Custom plug-in hybrid vans. The vans will be available for commercial purchase in Europe in 2019. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/COPY/301209944/ford-london-partner-to-test-plug-in-hybrid-commercial-vans
"22.01.2017 16:07:51" europe.autonews.com Ghosn says Nissan will review UK investment once Brexit terms clear Nissan will review the case for future investment in the UK when the terms of the country's departure from the European Union finally become clear, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/ANE/170129992/ghosn-says-nissan-will-review-uk-investment-once-brexit-terms-clear
"20.01.2017 17:14:11" europe.autonews.com Nissan is the only automaker to receive Brexit letter, UK minister says Nissan is the only automaker to be sent a letter about the UK's policies toward the auto industry after the country quits the EU, Britain's Industry Minister, Nick Hurd said. #Brexit #Nissan #UK
"20.01.2017 17:12:53" europe.autonews.com Ghosn says Nissan will review UK investment once Brexit terms clear Nissan will review the case for future investment in the UK when the terms of the country's departure from the European Union finally become clear, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. #Ghosn #Nissan #Brexit
"20.01.2017 12:47:47" autonews.com Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2015. Output is expected to peak at more than 80,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/CUTAWAY01/161229953/suppliers-to-the-new-mercedes-c-class-coupe?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
"20.01.2017 12:42:50" europe.autonews.com BMW said to plan more purchasing with Daimler BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components, the automaker's new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, told a German newspaper. BMW will have to alter its procurement to meet the trend for EVs and autonomous driving, Duesmann http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/ANE/170129998/bmw-said-to-plan-more-purchasing-with-daimler
"20.01.2017 12:42:23" europe.autonews.com Bollore's EV venture hits investors French billionaire Vincent Bollore's push into electric vehicles has been a huge success, at least in terms of publicity and eye-catching contracts. For investors, it hasn't worked out so well. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/ANE/170129997/bollores-ev-venture-hits-investors
"20.01.2017 12:42:01" autonews.com Ghosn pushes commonization at measured pace Renault- Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn would like the alliance partners to pick up the pace on commonizing their platforms and technologies. But not too fast. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/COPY/301209998/ghosn-pushes-commonization-at-measured-pace
"20.01.2017 12:40:51" europe.autonews.com UK looks to ensure best EU market access for 'key' auto industry Britain says its car industry is a key part of the economy and it is seeking the best possible EU market access for automakers. The comments were in response to a newspaper interview with Toyota's chairman,Takeshi Uchiyamada, in which he said he would http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170120/ANE/170129995/uk-looks-to-ensure-best-eu-market-access-for-key-auto-industry
"20.01.2017 12:40:22" europe.autonews.com Daimler will begin building first Russia plant in 2018, report says Daimler will begin building a Mercedes car plant in Russia next year, the country's trade and industry minister told a business publication. The automaker confirmed last year that it was in talks with authorities to build cars in the country. #Daimler to build first Russia plant in 2018:
"20.01.2017 12:39:25" europe.autonews.com BMW design boss Habib is quitting automaker BMW's design boss, Karim Habib, is leaving the automaker, a company source said. Habib's departure follows the exit of two other key designers, exacerbating a period of upheaval in BMW's design department. #BMW design boss Habib quits:
"20.01.2017 07:35:22" autonews.com VW joins Ford, BMW to offer Amazon's 'Alexa' voice service Volkswagen will offer the first embedded application of Amazon's Alexa voice service in a vehicle, as the growing focus on network-connected appliances and other home devices inspires collaborations between automakers and technical service providers. #VW #Ford #BMW #Amazon
"20.01.2017 07:34:25" europe.autonews.com French state will keep stake in PSA Group The French government will keep its stake in PSA Group, the office of president Francois Hollande tweeted. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170119/ANE/170119733/french-state-will-keep-stake-in-psa-group
"19.01.2017 14:39:50" autonews.com Winterkorn denies early knowledge of VW diesel emissions cheating Former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn told German lawmakers he did not know about the company's systematic emissions cheating earlier than VW has officially admitted. UPDATE: #VW
"19.01.2017 14:32:00" europe.autonews.com Volkswagen to make first cars with China's JAC by 2018 Volkswagen Group plans to make its first cars with China's JAC by 2018 and hopes the joint venture will get government approval in the first half of this year. In September, VW and JAC signed a preliminary deal to explore making electric vehicles. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170119/ANE/170119748/volkswagen-to-make-first-cars-with-chinas-jac-by-2018
"19.01.2017 12:03:13" europe.autonews.com Kia Stinger aims for halo effect in Europe Kia will launch its Stinger four-door fastback model in Europe in the fourth quarter. The brand hopes the rwd Stinger will serve as a halo model and will offer the car with a 3.3-liter engine variant that will be Kia's fastest production car to date. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170119/ANE/170119752/kia-stinger-aims-for-halo-effect-in-europe
"19.01.2017 12:02:33" autonews.com Winterkorn denies early knowledge of VW diesel emissions cheating Former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn told German lawmakers he did not know about the company's systematic emissions cheating earlier than VW has officially admitted. Update: #VW
"19.01.2017 10:32:18" autonews.com Winterkorn denies early knowledge of VW diesel emissions cheating Former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn told German lawmakers he did not know about the company's systematic emissions cheating earlier than VW has officially admitted. Former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn denies early knowledge of VW diesel emission cheating: #VW
"19.01.2017 09:31:12" europe.autonews.com Germany's Merkel seen putting EU values ahead of car lobby in Brexit talks Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to put EU principles ahead of the German car industry's interests in her dealings with the UK over Brexit, the head of the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Ulrich Hoppe, said. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170119/ANE/170119753/germanys-merkel-seen-putting-eu-values-ahead-of-car-lobby-in-brexit
"19.01.2017 09:03:03" europe.autonews.com Nissan, Toyota back UK plants despite 'hard Brexit' plan Toyota and Nissan say they will continue to build cars in the UK despite Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to leave the EU's single market, which could make exporting from British factories less lucrative. UPDATE: Nissan and Toyota back UK plants: #Brexit
"18.01.2017 21:17:58" europe.autonews.com U.S. to remain Germany's top export destination despite Trump German industry expects the U.S. to remain its most important export destination this year despite protectionist threats from President-elect Donald Trump, Germany's Chamber of Commerce and Industry said. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170118/COPY/301189949/u-s-to-remain-germanys-top-export-destination-despite-trump
"18.01.2017 17:53:37" europe.autonews.com Nissan will maintain UK investment despite 'hard Brexit' plan Nissan's deal to invest in a UK plant that exports most of its cars remains on track after Prime Minister Theresa May signaled plans to leave the EU's single market, the automaker's CEO, Carlos Ghosn, said. Nissan plans to maintain UK investment despite hard Brexit: #Nissan #Brexit
"18.01.2017 15:41:24" europe.autonews.com Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with help from Renault. At 160 km, the Daimler subsidiary's electric drivetrain has a 10 percent longer range under the European testing regime than the #Smart #ForTwo #ForFour
"18.01.2017 15:37:44" autonews.com Germany's auto industry warns 'hard Brexit' will stifle UK investment Germany's automakers warned that uncertainty about future tariffs in the wake of a 'hard Brexit' could deter investment in Britain over a number of years, hampering their largest export market. German auto industry issues warning: #Brexit
"18.01.2017 15:35:22" europe.autonews.com VW Group ordered to take back emissions-cheating Skoda by German court Volkswagen Group has been ordered by a German court to take back a Skoda Yeti caught up in its emissions scandal and pay the buyer the full price of his car. German court orders VW Group to take back emissions-cheating Skoda: #VW #Skoda
"18.01.2017 15:34:11" europe.autonews.com Opel will unveil Crossland X next month Opel/Vauxhall will debut the Crossland X, a small crossover that replaces its Meriva minivan, in Berlin on Feb. 1 as part of the General Motors unit's latest product offensive. Opel will unvail Crossland X next month: #OpelCrosslandX
"18.01.2017 09:36:25" europe.autonews.com VW delays China Audi, SAIC deal until 2018 Volkswagen Group says it will not produce or sell any Audi cars with SAIC in China until at least 2018, seeking first to strengthen ties with existing Audi partner FAW. Audi's joint venture with FAW plans to introduce five more electric cars in China in VW delays deal in China: #VW
"17.01.2017 19:32:42" autonews.com BMW urges Britain to retain tariff-free access to EU single market BMW said it was best for business for the UK to be in the EU single market and urged London to ensure the country retained tariff-free access to the bloc. BMW's comments were made after the government said the UK would no longer be a full member of UPDATE: BMW urges Britain to retain tariff-free access to EC:
"17.01.2017 16:19:41" europe.autonews.com VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119991/vw-golf-other-volume-compacts-lose-share-to-premium-rivals-suvs
"17.01.2017 16:19:13" europe.autonews.com Renault reports record 2016 sales, expects further growth Renault Group sales rose 13 percent in 2016 to a record 3.18 million vehicles thanks to growth in Europe and in overseas markets such as India and Iran, as the automaker expects more progress this year. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119812/renault-reports-record-2016-sales-expects-further-growth
"17.01.2017 16:18:43" europe.autonews.com Audi, FAW sign China EV deal Audi said it will expand its model portfolio in China to include five additional electric e-tron models in the next five years that will be built by FAW VW. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119810/audi-faw-sign-china-ev-deal
"17.01.2017 16:18:16" europe.autonews.com Volkswagen will copy Apple's User-ID strategy VW brand is copying a strategy from tech companies such as Apple by introducing its own 'Volkswagen User-ID.' This will allow customers to take their favorite music, screen configurations and pre-programmed seat positions with them when they use different http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119947/volkswagen-will-copy-apples-user-id-strategy
"17.01.2017 16:17:38" europe.autonews.com VW charges in U.S. breach German constitution says defendant's lawyer A lawyer for Heinz-Jakob Neusser, one of the Volkswagen executives charged last week by U.S. prosecutors over the company's diesel emissions scandal said the way authorities handled the legal process would have been unconstitutional under German law. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119814/vw-charges-in-u-s-breach-german-constitution-says-defendants-lawyer
"17.01.2017 16:17:06" europe.autonews.com Italy rejects Germany's emissions allegations against Fiat Chrysler Tests conducted on Fiat Chrysler vehicles show they are compliant with regulations and contain no emissions defeat devices as alleged by Germany, Italy's transport ministry said. Germany last year claimed certain FCA diesel models contained hidden http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119815/italy-rejects-germanys-emissions-allegations-against-fiat-chrysler
"17.01.2017 16:16:37" europe.autonews.com UK car sector warns Britain needs custom union to help retain EU trade Britain needs to participate in the EU's customs union to help retain trade, the SMMT auto industry body warned after the government said the UK would no longer be a full member of Europe's tariff-free zone after Brexit,. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119807/uk-car-sector-warns-britain-needs-custom-union-to-help-retain-eu
"17.01.2017 16:16:02" europe.autonews.com Citroen C4 diesel exceeds emissions limits, report says A Citroen C4 Cactus diesel model produced emissions that are much higher than allowed under EU law, according to a study by the Joint Research Center, a French newspaper reported on Tuesday. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170117/ANE/170119811/citroen-c4-diesel-exceeds-emissions-limits-report-says
"17.01.2017 14:57:33" europe.autonews.com Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016 European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was driven by growth across the region's key markets. December registrations were up 3.2 percent. European sales increase for the third year in a row.
"16.01.2017 17:46:50" europe.autonews.com Toyota exec sees tariffs depressing U.S. auto industry President-elect Donald Trump's threatened border tax on autos and auto parts coming into the U.S. would depress the entire industry, said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170116/COPY/301169901/1625
"16.01.2017 14:08:17" europe.autonews.com BMW to push on with Mexico plant despite Trump tariff threat BMW plans to finish construction of a new $1 billion plant in Mexico undeterred by threats from President-elect Donald Trump that he will impose a 35 percent tariff on cars imported into the U.S. from its southern neighbor. UPDATE: BMW pushes on with Mexico plant despite Trump's tariff threat:
"16.01.2017 11:51:52" europe.autonews.com UK to test Jeep model after U.S. emissions accusations The UK said it will carry out tests on the Jeep Grand Cherokee model following U.S. accusations that carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles mislead regulators on diesel emissions. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170116/ANE/170119820/uk-to-test-jeep-model-after-u-s-emissions-accusations
"16.01.2017 11:51:04" europe.autonews.com Trump warns BMW it faces 35% border tax on Mexican-built 3 series, report says President-elect Donald Trump has warned BMW that the United States will impose a border tax of 35 percent on 3-series cars that the automaker plans to build at a new plant in Mexico and export to the U.S. market, a report said. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170116/ANE/170119821/bmw-to-push-on-with-mexico-plant-despite-trump-tariff-threat
"15.01.2017 20:06:13" europe.autonews.com Germany seeks recall of Fiat cars with 'illegal' shut-off devices, report says German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt wants the European Commission to ensure that Fiat cars that break pollution rules are taken off the market, a newspaper reported. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170115/ANE/170119824/germany-seeks-recall-of-fiat-cars-with-illegal-shut-off-devices
"15.01.2017 20:05:29" europe.autonews.com French emission probes could widen beyond Renault, minister says A judicial investigation into diesel emissions testing in France could widen beyond Renault after tests showed other carmakers had exceeded the authorized levels, the French environment minister said. Probes in France could widen beyond Renault:
"14.01.2017 12:49:06" europe.autonews.com Diesel emissions inquiries widen to Renault and Fiat Chrysler European carmakers were drawn into a widening probe of diesel emissions testing, with French prosecutors examining Renault and British authorities seeking answers from Fiat Chrysler. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170113/ANE/170119857/diesel-emissions-inquiries-widen-to-renault-and-fiat-chrysler
"14.01.2017 12:48:20" europe.autonews.com VW pulled out of Daimler deal before embarking on diesel cheat VW Group might have stayed clear of the diesel cheating that led to the worst business crisis in its history had the company not pulled out of a promising deal with Daimler more than a decade ago. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170114/ANE/170119828/vw-pulled-out-of-daimler-deal-before-embarking-on-diesel-cheat
"13.01.2017 16:22:01" autonews.com Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world' Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by batteries and that can drive themselves.
"13.01.2017 12:04:50" europe.autonews.com Russia sales fall 11% in 2016; outlook brighter for 2017 New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year, according to data from the AEB, but the industry group and some of the market's leading automakers predict the country's four-year slump will end in 2017. Russia sales fall - outlook might be better for 2017:
"13.01.2017 12:03:38" autonews.com Renault faces investigation by Paris prosecutor over emissions cheating, report says The Paris prosecutor has launched a judicial investigation into possible cheating on exhaust emissions at Renault, a source at the prosecutor's office said. The news comes about two months after the government passed to the prosecutor the findings of an Renault faces investigation:
"13.01.2017 12:02:50" europe.autonews.com Takata to plead guilty, pay victims and automakers in $1 billion deal, reports say Takata is expected to agree to plead guilty to fraud charges as early as Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve the government's investigation into deadly airbag ruptures, sources said. Takata to plead guilty to fraud - see plea details:
"13.01.2017 12:00:08" europe.autonews.com VW exec detained in U.S. faces possible life sentence A U.S. judge ordered a Volkswagen executive charged in the Justice Department's diesel-emissions investigation should be held without bail pending trial. The Justice Department has said he faces up to 169 years in prison if convicted. Possible life sentence for VW exec detained in US:
"13.01.2017 09:08:54" autonews.com EU expects answers from Italy over alleged Fiat Chrysler emissions cheating The EU called on Italy to provide proof against Germany's allegation that Fiat Chrysler used exhaust emissions defeat devices, stepping up pressure on the group amid accusations from U.S. authorities that the automaker illegally using hidden software in Europe wants Italy to answer over alleged Fiat Chrysler emissions cheating:
"13.01.2017 08:41:44" autonews.com The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, according to a man who has direct contact with both. The CEO of Bentley and Bugatti, Wolfgang Duerheimer, provided an interesting snapshot of the "typical" buyers of the two superluxury brands that he leads.
"12.01.2017 19:45:23" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler accused by U.S. of excess diesel emissions The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler of using software that allowed excess diesel emissions in just over 104,000 U.S. pickups and SUVs sold since 2014. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170112/COPY/301129915/fiat-chrysler-accused-by-u-s-of-excess-diesel-emissions
"12.01.2017 19:44:32" europe.autonews.com VW shareholders call for reforms in wake of U.S. settlement, indictments Volkswagen investors demanded greater transparency and reforms at the carmaker after it admitted to criminal offences in rigging U.S. emissions tests and U.S. prosecutors indicted six current and former managers over the scandal. VW investors demand greater transparency and reforms:
"12.01.2017 14:25:54" europe.autonews.com VW officials destroyed files, emails as diesel cheating unraveled, U.S. prosecutors say Volkswagen's plot to cheat U.S. emissions tests was quickly unraveling by 2015. On August 19, an employee told regulators for the first time that VW's diesel cars were designed to behave differently during tests, leading some executives and engineers to http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170112/ANE/170119912/vw-officials-destroyed-files-emails-as-diesel-cheating-unraveled-u-s
"12.01.2017 07:25:21" europe.autonews.com VW faces reforms, oversight for 3 years under U.S. settlement VW Group, as part of a $4.3 billion settlement with U.S. regulators, on Wednesday agreed to sweeping reforms, new audits and oversight by an independent monitor for three years to resolve diesel emissions cheating investigations. VW faces reforms, oversight for 3 years under US settlement:
"11.01.2017 19:37:13" europe.autonews.com VW confirms $4.3 billion U.S. settlement over diesel emissions VW Group has negotiated a concrete draft of a criminal and civil settlement worth $4.3 billion with the U.S. Justice Department. Analysts said the settlement will mark a milestone in VW's efforts to overcome its diesel emissions scandal. VW's deal includes a guilty plea by the automaker regarding certain U.S. criminal law provisions and a statement of facts on the basis of which the fines have to be made. The guilty plea is in contrast to Justice Department deferred prosecution agreements
"11.01.2017 19:31:59" europe.autonews.com U.S. Department of Justice indicts six VW employees The U.S. Department of Justice said six high-ranking Volkswagen employees had been indicted in connection with a conspiracy to cheat emissions tests. More VW executives will face charges related to the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal.
"11.01.2017 12:44:22" europe.autonews.com PSA sales rise 6% in 2016 on European recovery, Iran PSA's global deliveries rose by nearly 6 percent last year, propelled by a European market recovery and strong sales of Peugeot cars in Iran. China and southeast Asia was a problem region for the automaker with sales falling 16 percent. PSA sales up:
"11.01.2017 12:43:31" europe.autonews.com VW confirms $4.3 billion U.S. settlement over diesel emissions VW Group has negotiated a concrete draft of a criminal and civil settlement worth $4.3 billion with the U.S. Justice Department. Analysts said the settlement will mark a milestone in VW's efforts to overcome its diesel emissions scandal. UPDATE:
"11.01.2017 12:42:37" europe.autonews.com Volkswagen execs, staff indicted by S. Korea prosecutors South Korean prosecutors indicted seven current and former executives and employees of Volkswagen Group's local unit for alleged violation of the Clean Air Conservation Act and other charges as part of a year-long investigation into possible emissions VW execs & staff indicted by S. Korea presecutors:
"11.01.2017 12:41:31" europe.autonews.com BMW, VW, Daimler, Ford hope to catch Tesla with faster EV chargers BMW, VW, Daimler and Ford have begun talks with partners to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations in Europe that can charge vehicles in minutes rather than hours as they look to stoke demand for EVs and break Tesla's stranglehold on the market. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170111/ANE/170119951/bmw-vw-daimler-ford-hope-to-catch-tesla-with-faster-ev-chargers
"11.01.2017 08:03:07" europe.autonews.com VW confirms $4.3 billion U.S. settlement over diesel emissions VW Group has negotiated a concrete draft of a criminal and civil settlement worth $4.3 billion with the U.S. Justice Department. Analysts said the settlement will mark a milestone in VW's efforts to overcome its diesel emissions scandal. VW confirms settlement:
"10.01.2017 17:14:46" europe.autonews.com VW board set to agree to $4B penalty, independent oversight in U.S. diesel settlement, report says VW Group's board is set to approve a civil and criminal settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over the automaker's diesel scandal that will include a penalty of about $4 billion, sources told Reuters. As part of a settlement, VW would agree to This deal is expected to include a guilty plea by the Volkswagen or one of its corporate entities for its conduct in misleading regulators about diesel emissions.
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"10.01.2017 15:16:09" europe.autonews.com VW posts record 2016 sales despite diesel-cheat crisis VW Group's global sales, including its Audi and Porsche brands, jumped 3.8 percent last year to a record 10.3 million as higher demand in China and Europe offset declines in the U.S. and South America. The figure should put VW ahead of Toyota as the Record sales, says VW, despite diesel-cheat crisis:
"10.01.2017 11:09:19" europe.autonews.com Marchionne sees possible Trump support for FCA, GM merger Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne suggested that President-elect Donald Trump might support the idea of General Motors merging with his company. Marchionne has said previously that GM would be the best partner for a tie-up, but the U.S. automaker has Marchionne sees possible Trump support for FCA, GM merger:
"10.01.2017 11:08:04" europe.autonews.com Auto executives, with eye on Trump, highlight U.S. investments Executives from global automakers including Fiat Chrysler, Ford, VW and Daimler are highlighting their investments in the U.S., mindful of President-elect Donald Trump's attacks on carmakers for building vehicles in Mexico. Auto executives, with eye on Trump, highlight U.S. investments:
"10.01.2017 11:07:01" europe.autonews.com France's Le Pen says she would seek Trump-style repatriation of car plants French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she would seek to repatriate production of French vehicles and other industrial goods if she wins office, potentially threatening Renault and PSA plants in low cost countries. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170110/ANE/170119995/frances-le-pen-says-she-would-seek-trump-style-repatriation-of-car
"10.01.2017 11:05:54" europe.autonews.com VW managers warned to stay in Germany as U.S. charges near Volkswagen Group's top executives may find it risky to leave Germany as U.S. prosecutors prepare to charge more company officials after VW manager Oliver Schmidt was arrested in Florida while returning from a vacation. A court ordered that Schmidt be held Update on VW exec arrest and what it could mean to other high-ranking VW managers:
"09.01.2017 22:20:41" autonews.com Audi Q8 concept heralds full-size crossover due in 2018 Audi's sportback Q8 concept is a near production-ready version of a new full-size luxury crossover the brand will launch in 2018. AUDI AG plans to reach a new customer group in the U.S. with its flagship Q8 SUV.
"09.01.2017 22:08:54" europe.autonews.com Mercedes takes luxury sales crown from BMW BMW lost its crown as the world's biggest luxury-car brand to Mercedes, ending its reign after more than a decade amid a cluttered lineup of aging models. Mercedes-Benz back to the top four years ahead of its 2020 goal.
"09.01.2017 13:51:16" europe.autonews.com FBI arrests Volkswagen exec on fraud charges, report says The FBI arrested a VW Group executive on charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., the New York Times reported. Oliver Schmidt, who headed the company's regulatory compliance office in the U.S., was arrested on Saturday by federal investigators in UPDATE on FBI arrest of Volkswagen exec:
"09.01.2017 11:56:44" autonews.com VW could launch Uber-challenging Microbus in 2022 Volkswagen could launch a self-driving electric minivan in five years if there is enough interest in the retro-styled I.D. Buzz concept, whose design harks back to the iconic hippie-era Microbus but also previews a potential ride-sharing people-mover to #DetroitAutoShow2017
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"29.12.2016 18:00:00" europe.autonews.com Female designers want more done to lure next wave of women stylists The field remains male dominated, they say.
This isn't because women are being discouraged from entering the profession. Women such as Martina Starke at BMW and Agneta Dahlgren at Renault are shaping the designs of today's vehicles, but they are the exception.
"29.12.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Mini says bigger, bolder Countryman will lure wider range of customers The added length moves the car into the premium compact SUV segment to compete against cars such as the Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q2 and Q3. Moving the MINI #Countryman SUV up a segment in size while also making its exterior more rugged looking will put the automaker on the list of buyers who might have otherwise ignored it, the brand's chief said.
"29.12.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Premium brands on track to win battle for midsize segment European sales of premium midsize models jumped by 8 percent to 652,000 through November while sales of mainstream midsize cars rose by just 1 percent to 582,000, according to JATO Dynamics market researchers. Sales of #luxury midsize cars in Europe are on track to top sales of mass-market rivals this year for the first time.
"29.12.2016 12:03:27" europe.autonews.com Toyota's hybrid bet in Europe finally pays off The automaker is on track for a 40 percent jump in annual sales of gasoline-electric vehicles in Europe and hybrids are set to account for more than half of Toyota's deliveries for the region by the end of the… #Toyota's hybrids push in Europe is finally paying off.
"22.12.2016 16:00:01" europe.autonews.com Kia drops 3-door model for new Picanto #Kia will debut its next #Picanto minicar at the Geneva auto show.
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"22.12.2016 15:06:41" europe.autonews.com VW will unveil Uber-challenging electric minibus #Volkswagen will unveil a concept for a self-driving electric minibus at the Detroit auto show as the automaker prepares to challenge #Uber with its new mobility services division.
#NAIAS North American International Auto Show #DetroitAutoShow
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"21.12.2016 16:30:00" autonews.com Citroen C3 -- Automotive News Europe Citroen has continued its reinvention as a quirky brand with its latest C3. The subcompact model comes with optional airbumps, large crossover-style wheels, two-tone paintwork and a range of multimedia and safety features. [GALLERY] New #Citroen C3
"21.12.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com Merkel said to close off banks-for-cars Brexit deal In a closed-door meeting with German lawmakers, Merkel said some industries might press for such accords with the UK government and that political leaders should oppose them, according to two people who attended. Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking to stiffen German resolve on #Brexit, singling out the car industry as vulnerable to any British attempt to strike market-access deals ahead of the UK's exit from the EU.
"21.12.2016 15:03:41" europe.autonews.com Smart ForTwo engine fires probed by U.S. safety watchdog The agency received eight complaints about the rear engine compartment in 2008 and 2009 ForTwos, according to a NHTSA document. Mercedes-Benz, which makes Smart cars, said it is unaware of any injuries related to the incidents. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation of complaints that Smart ForTwo vehicle engines catch fire and quickly consume the cars.
"21.12.2016 11:33:24" autonews.com VW gets final clearance for European diesel fixes Under EU regulations, the fixes are valid for cars sold by VW and its Audi, Skoda and Seat brands across the 28-nation bloc. #Volkswagen said it has received all clearances from Germany's motor vehicle authority to fix diesel cars fitted with rigged software.
"20.12.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com EU parliament critical of delays to new car emissions rules The draft conclusions of the parliament's investigation into the Volkswagen emissions testing scandal also blamed delays on the EU executive's desire to protect Europe's powerful car industry following the 2008 financial crisis. Several EU countries have delayed the adoption of stricter car #emissions tests, despite evidence that this has allowed #pollution to go above legal limits, a report by the European Parliament said.
"20.12.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com Faurecia CEO eyes acquisitions to help supplier to create the 'cockpit of the future' Faurecia is looking to grow through acquisitions following the recent sale of its exterior parts business. The supplier is particularly interested in solutions that improve the human-machine interface because its knows that autonomous driving will Faurecia CEO Patrick Koller: "We are designing new architectures and interfaces for drivers to enable them to use the extra time they will have in their cars."
"20.12.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgrades to its technology, equipment and perceived quality to make it more upscale than the model it replaces. The new #Peugeot 3008 is an "extraordinary vehicle" with a level of sophistication not seen in any previous model from the French brand, PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares said.
"20.12.2016 10:03:27" europe.autonews.com Volvo raises $532 million in step toward IPO Swedish institutional investors bought newly-issued preference shares that will have a dilutive effect on Zhejiang Geely Holdings' current 100 percent ownership of the automaker. #Volvo has raised $532 million in a step toward a listing of the company.
"19.12.2016 11:00:01" europe.autonews.com Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi will share electric car platform, paper says The Nissan Leaf will share key components with Renault and Mitsubishi EVs, the Nikkei said. #Nissan, #Renault and #Mitsubishi will combine their electric vehicle platforms to reduce prices down to levels comparable to conventional gasoline cars.
"19.12.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW gets weekend for 'intense' talks on diesel-cheating case A federal judge said Volkswagen Group has made "substantial progress" toward a settlement to get about 80,000 Audi, VW and Porsche vehicles with emissions-cheating 3.0-liter diesel engines fixed or off U.S. roads. Lawyers for the carmaker, consumers and the Justice Department have assured the court that negotiations are ongoing, but the #Volkswagen Group may be headed to trial if an agreement isn't reached.
"19.12.2016 10:00:00" europe.autonews.com Daimler CEO Zetsche doesn't expect Trump to disadvantage European carmakers Zetsche shrugged off concerns over the president-elect's protectionist rhetoric during his campaign. #Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche does not expect Donald #Trump to favor U.S. automakers over their European counterparts.
"19.12.2016 09:23:34" europe.autonews.com Ferrari, Aston Martin face penalties for missing EU CO2 reduction goals In its annual report, the EEA said new cars sold in the EU in 2015 emitted on average 119.5 grams of CO2 per km, 8 percent below their target of 130 g/km and a 3.1 percent decrease over the previous year. Automakers selling cars in Europe did better than the EU-mandated goal for CO2 #emissions in 2015 but two - Ferrari and Aston Martin - face penalties for failing to hit their individual goals.
"16.12.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com BMW teams with IBM's Watson on driver-assist technology A team of BMW engineers will work with IBM researchers and developers at IBM's new Watson Internet of Things headquarters in Munich. #IBM has partnered with #BMW to research how the technology company's Watson artificial intelligence system can help with driver-assist functions.
"16.12.2016 11:30:00" autonews.com GM will launch production, testing of self-driving Bolts GM CEO Mary Barra also said the company will start testing autonomous Bolts on public roads near the GM Technical Center in suburban Detroit “immediately,” in response to state legislation enacted last week that allows wider use of the vehicles. She General Motors said it will be the first company to mass-produce autonomous vehicles, with test versions of #Chevrolet Bolts equipped with self-driving technology planned to start rolling out of a Michigan plant in January.
"16.12.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation The car's product director, Thierry Blanchard, listed three reasons why Citroen is confident that the latest-generation C3 will regain its place among Europe's most popular subcompacts: its "audacious" styling, technology offerings and highly... #Citroen is aiming its new #C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such as a camera that takes pictures for sharing on social media.
"16.12.2016 10:13:14" europe.autonews.com Audi A3 suspected of excessive NOx emissions after EU tests The lab tests run by the European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC) in August showed the latest Euro 6 diesel generation A3 emitted 163mg of NOx per km, double the statutory 80mg cap. The #Audi A3 released excessive NOx emissions in results from lab tests run by the European Commission, raising suspicions of wrongdoing at #Volkswagen Group's luxury division.
"14.12.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Uber expands Volvo XC90, Ford Focus self-driving pilot program to San Francisco The program -- which was first introduced in Pittsburgh in September -- will launch in San Francisco with a handful of Volvo XC90 SUVs and Ford Focus sedans equipped with autonomous driving systems. #Uber has expanded its self-driving pilot program to San Francisco.
"14.12.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Opel prices Ampera-e above BMW i3, Nissan Leaf in its first European market Following the delivery of the first vehicles in Norway in spring, the next countries in line for the Ampera-e' are Germany, France the Netherlands and Switzerland. Most other European countries will follow in late 2017 or during 2018 as production vo #Opel has priced its Ampera-e battery electric vehicle higher than the BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf #EVs in Norway.
"14.12.2016 14:46:03" autonews.com Toyota banks on C-HR's design, driving dynamics to win conquest customers Hiroyuki Koba, general manager of the C-HR, said its polarizing design is key to Toyota's love-it-or-leave-it formula for turning heads and breaking the brand's reputation for boring cars. #Toyota was late to the subcompact crossover party, but it wants to take a big bite out of the segment with the bold design and driving dynamics of its in-your-face C-HR.
"14.12.2016 14:10:00" Timeline Photos Free Supplement: Wondering about the future of autonomous cars, electrification, the European market and more? Find out what the world's leading auto executives have to say about these and many other topics in the Automotive News Europe Talk From The Top
"14.12.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Google, Fiat Chrysler plan ride-sharing service with Pacifica minivans, report says The new Chrysler Pacifica was unveiled during the 2016 Detroit auto show. The Pacifica is also the model that FCA and Google are using to jointly develop self-driving vehicle systems. #Google parent Alphabet plans to start a ride-sharing service with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles minivans as part of a reorganization of the tech company's automotive unit.
"14.12.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Infiniti plans to preview crossover push at Detroit show The new crossover will preview Infiniti's push to bolster its light-truck lineup, which accounted for 61.3 percent of its U.S. sales through November. #Infiniti has a new crossover on the way for next month's Detroit auto show and is considering "very concrete" options for an electric vehicle.
"14.12.2016 10:00:00" autonews.com Google creates autonomous car unit called Waymo Google's self-driving car project is now its own company called Waymo and is headed by former Ford and Hyundai executive John Krafcik. The company exists under Google parent company Alphabet and will operate like a 'venture-backed startup,' Krafcik said. Google's self-driving car project is now its own company called #Waymo, led by CEO John Krafcik.
"14.12.2016 09:30:00" autonews.com Volvo XC60 spy shots show ties to larger sibling XC90 The XC60 will use Volvo's scalable product architecture that is designed for gasoline engines as well as plug-in hybrid and electric powertrains. Currently, it underpins the XC90 and S90. The next-generation #Volvo #XC60 has been spotted by photographers testing in Sweden and, not surprisingly, it looks like its larger sibling, the XC90.
"14.12.2016 08:59:59" autonews.com GM begins deliveries of Chevrolet Bolt GM started building saleable Bolts at its plant in Orion Township, Mich., in late October. It's building about 100 Bolts a day. [VIDEO] General Motors made its first sales of the Chevrolet #Bolt EV Tuesday, beginning a new era of more affordable, longer-range electric vehicles and fulfilling its promise to launch the vehicle before the end of 2016.
"13.12.2016 14:00:07" europe.autonews.com Renault and Nissan will use common platform for EVs The cars will have different exterior styling but will share underpinnings and electric motors, said Arnaud Deboeuf, a senior alliance executive. #Renault and #Nissan will build the next Zoe and Leaf electric cars on a new common platform.
"13.12.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Zetsche sees Mercedes' late arrival to EV race as an advantage Mercedes' future EV lineup will include the production version of the Generation EQ concept, which has a 500km range. The production car will be the first model from the EQ subbrand. #Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche isn't worried that Mercedes-Benz might be one of the last major premium brands to debut a high-volume full-electric vehicle.
"13.12.2016 12:30:00" europe.autonews.com Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for toward record sales this year.
"13.12.2016 11:58:21" autonews.com Mercedes teases the E-class coupe The 21-second clip, which focuses on the car's headlights, dash and taillights, says the car will make its first appearance tomorrow. #Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser video of its soon-to-be unveiled E-class coupe.
"12.12.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes poised to take premium sales crown back from BMW Through November, Mercedes has sold… #Mercedes is on track to overtake rival #BMW as the world's largest premium brand this year, sales figures show.
"12.12.2016 16:00:01" autonews.com Lexus gives halo car another try with the LC For Lexus to make its popular LF-LC concept work as a production car, it had to keep the cost in check -- for the automaker and for consumers. Lexus' new LC coupe is the halo car that almost never happened.
"12.12.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks "As a designer, it's no secret that the styling of such a large vehicle is the biggest challenge," Porsche designer Thorsten Klein said. #Porsche is hoping its second-generation #Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's sportier appearance, which gives the car a silhouette more typical of the brand's iconic 911 coupe.
"12.12.2016 14:38:31" europe.autonews.com How Lynk & CO aims to conquer European buyers with direct sales Lynk & CO plans to challenge European volume brands by offering models designed and engineered in Sweden, built in China and sold at extremely competitive prices because of direct distribution. Lynk & CO sales chief Alain Visser shared his plans with "We want to challenge every link in the distribution chain to enrich and simplify car ownership by redefining how cars are bought, owned, connected, serviced and used."
"12.12.2016 10:36:18" europe.autonews.com Honda Europe counts on Civic to help end sales drought Honda's top executive for the region, Jean-Marc Streng, shared the automaker's future plans with Automotive News Europe. After nearly a decade of falling or stagnant demand, #Honda is on track to increase European sales in 2016.
"12.12.2016 09:44:37" europe.autonews.com Aston Martin revives the DB4 GT, 60 years later for $1.9 million The 3.7-liter, six-cylinder sports car, which was built from 1959 to 1963, was widely regarded as Britain's fastest passenger car. Aston Martin is bringing back the DB4 GT!
"09.12.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com Opel/Vauxhall Insigna Grand Sport -- Automotive News Europe The new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia has a longer and lower look than the current model. Its wheelbase has been extended by 92 mm, giving it a more spacious interior. The midsize car will be called the Insignia Grand Sport. [GALLERY] New Opel/Vauxhall #Insignia Grand Sport
"09.12.2016 15:30:01" europe.autonews.com Daimler will become 2016's biggest luxury automaker, Zetsche says Achieving the target would put Mercedes back on top for the… #Daimler will become the biggest and most profitable #luxury carmaker this year, CEO Dieter Zetsche said.
"09.12.2016 14:49:37" autonews.com Land Rover sets sail on epic quest New America's Cup sailboats have less than 1 percent of their surface in the water and are powered by a big wing rather than by a mainsail. Like in car racing, success is based on aerodynamics, which is why Land Rover's engineering team is involved. Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One team principal in a 110-million-pound bid to win the America's Cup, the world's most prestigious #sailing trophy.
"09.12.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW's lost, destroyed phones justify more scrutiny, U.S. consumer protection agency says "In the context of the massive scandal at the center of this case, 23 lost or bricked phones is a bright red flag, especially when they include phones that belonged to important individuals,'' FTC attorneys said in a court filing Thursday. The agency The Federal Trade Commission consumer protection watchdog is seeking to further question #Volkswagen Group's U.S. officials about whether evidence including mobile phones was destroyed amid the probe of diesel vehicles rigged to cheat emissions
"09.12.2016 12:22:37" europe.autonews.com NextEV's Tesla fighter will arrive in Europe after U.S. launch Next EV did not give a date for the SUV's European launch, saying only it will come after the U.S. introduction. Chinese electric vehicle specialist #NextEV will target the U.S as the first foreign market for its SUV rival to the Tesla Model X.
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"08.12.2016 16:00:00" autonews.com German emissions probe widens to Porsche Germany's Transport Ministry and Federal Motor Transport Authority are examining whether Porsche installed devices allowing its cars to sense whether they were being tested for fuel consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions. German regulators are investigating whether #Porsche illegally manipulated fuel economy data on its vehicles, potentially opening a new front in parent Volkswagen Group's #emissions-cheating scandal.
"08.12.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com EU launches legal case against Germany, UK over VW scandal Germany, Britain, Spain and Luxembourg stand accused of not imposing the same kind of penalties VW faced in the United States over its use of illegal software to mask emissions of health-harming nitrogen oxide (NOx) on tests. The EU has opened legal action against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police emissions cheating by automakers after the #Volkswagen scandal.
"08.12.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Opel counts on high-tech to give new Insignia a lift "No other car in the Insignia class can boast as many ultra-modern technologies," Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said in a statement. The Opel Vauxhall #Insignia Grand Sport will be the most high-tech car in its segment, the automaker said today after releasing the first pictures of the Volkswagen Passat rival.
"08.12.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Citroen CEO explains why French brand will offer an 'SUV with a twist' Linda Jackson has pushed to reinvent Citroen since taking the brand's helm two years ago. The executive has acheived this by emphasizing the marque's unique character in relation to other mass-market brands, as she explained in an interview with Q&A - #Citroen CEO Jackson: "We want people to feel the brand is young, modern and vibrant."
"08.12.2016 12:30:00" autonews.com Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real About 15 engineers are already using the HoloLens goggles to help them speed up the development of new models, new components and new in-car features. Volvo Cars, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. Confused? So was I until I strapped a $5,000 computer on my head and entered into the world of augmented reality (AR).
"08.12.2016 11:42:07" europe.autonews.com How VW is being reshaped by a former GM Europe boss When Matthias Mueller took over the top job at #Volkswagen Group, he inherited a company in turmoil over its emissions-cheating scandal. Mueller turned to industry veteran Thomas Sedran, who restructured GM's European operations.
"06.12.2016 18:00:00" autonews.com Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E racing. So why are Porsche and Toyota still interested in endurance racing? #Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric FIA Formula E racing. So why are #Porsche and #Toyota still interested in endurance racing?
"06.12.2016 17:30:00" autonews.com Volkswagen Arteon spy shots -- Automotive News Europe Volkswagen's new Arteon was pictured during road tests in Spain. The four-door, coupelike model will replace the Passat-based CC. The Arteon's roofline will be flatter than the CC but it will be roomier inside thanks a 50mm longer wheelbase. Photo credit: [GALLERY] New #Volkswagen Arteon spied!
"06.12.2016 17:00:01" europe.autonews.com Why Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth changed his view on EVs Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth gave the impression last year that the automaker would be one of the last premium brands to add an EV. Last month, Jaguar previewed the I-Pace electric SUV. Speth explained to Automotive News Europe why he changed his mind Q&A - CEO Ralf Speth said Jaguar Land Rover wanted to have something to show before disclosing its #EV plans.
"06.12.2016 16:10:56" europe.autonews.com VW's Moia brand will challenge Uber Establishing Moia, the group's 13th brand, is part of VW Group's aggressive push into electric… #Volkswagen Group will challenge ride-hailing company Uber with a new mobility services brand called #Moia that eventually will have its own electric passenger vehicle.
"05.12.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Rolls-Royce previews its first SUV as road tests start Rolls-Royce Motor Cars released pictures of the prototype that will be used to develop the brand's first SUV-styled vehicle that will to launch in 2018.
"05.12.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com BMW accelerates EV, self-driving strategy BMW is now entering Phase 2 of its electrification strategy after launching its i subbrand for battery powered and plug-in vehicles three years ago, CEO Harald Krueger said. #BMW will accelerate its shift toward autonomous and electrified vehicles by opening a self-driving test center in Germany and developing flexible platforms for conventional, plug-hybrid and all-electric cars.
"05.12.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com Mini Countryman grows to take on new rivals in compact crossover segment Riding on a new front-wheel-drive platform shared with BMW, the Countryman is about 203mm (8 inches) longer than the prior generation. It joins the redesigned Clubman in moving from a subcompact to a compact. The redesigned MINI #Countryman has grown enough in size to compete in the compact crossover segment with premium and volume players.
"05.12.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Why the next wave of Chinese cars could shake up European sales Chinese automakers have hard tried to establish themselves in Europe but failed with outdated designs and technology. Now new brands such as #Borgward and #Lynk could succeed.
"05.12.2016 10:00:00" autonews.com BMW's X7 large crossover takes shape The seven-seat model will compete with Land Rover's Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz's GLS. Spy photos of an #X7 prototype show the seven-seat model that will be based on the same platform as #BMW's range-topping 7-series sedan.
"05.12.2016 09:30:00" autonews.com Apple signals a readiness to join the self-driving car race CEO Tim Cook has suggested that Apple wants to move beyond integration of Apple smartphones into vehicle infotainment systems. #Apple is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles.
"05.12.2016 08:40:23" europe.autonews.com Check out the ANE monthly magazine for December The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at what Chinese automakers have done to put themselves in position to succeed in Europe after a decade of failures. The December issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view.
The new edition looks at what Chinese automakers have done to put themselves in position to succeed in Europe after a decade of failures.
"01.12.2016 14:30:01" autonews.com Ford Fiesta -- Automotive News Europe Ford's new Fiesta gets a more upscale styling, higher quality interior and advanced safety technology to help it compete in Europe's hard-fought subcompact segment. [GALLERY] New Ford #Fiesta
"01.12.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com Peugeot lobbied to replace Audi in Le Mans series, source says Currently, only two vehicle manufacturers have committed to participating in the WEC next season: two-time defending title holder Porsche and Toyota. #Peugeot is being asked to re-join the #WEC to fill the hole left by Audi's departure from the race series.
"01.12.2016 13:00:00" autonews.com BMW 8 series -- Automotive News Europe BMW's potential new flagship, likely to be called the 8 series, was spotted undergoing road tests in coupe and convertible guises. The car shares its platform with the 7-series sedan and could go on sale late next year. Photo credit: Automedia [GALLERY] New #BMW 8 series spied
"01.12.2016 12:30:00" autonews.com BMW said to plans performance version of its i3 electric car The i3S -- if that is its real name -- will be revealed alongside a restyled version of the regular model. BMW i plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that is calling it an 'electric hot hatch.'
"01.12.2016 12:00:00" autonews.com Mercedes CLS successor to come in 2018 The next-generation CLS is expected to ride on the company's Modular Rear Architecture, or MRA, which also underpins the redesigned E-class sedan that went on sale this year. The successor to the Mercedes-Benz #CLS, a four-door sedan with coupelike styling, will arrive in 2018 on a new platform that's lighter, longer and roomier.
"01.12.2016 11:13:45" europe.autonews.com China slaps 10% tax on Ferrari, Bentley cars to curb luxury Buyers of autos costing 1.3 million yuan ($189,000) or more will be hit with the tax starting today, according to the Ministry of Finance. The levy on "super luxury" vehicles is meant to "guide reasonable consumption," lower emissions and save energy China is introducing a 10 percent tax on super luxury cars in a bid to combat conspicuous consumption and promote more fuel-efficient vehicles.
"30.11.2016 14:00:01" europe.autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover will build Discovery in Slovakia JLR currently builds the Discovery at a capacity-constrained plant in Solihull, central England. Jaguar Land Rover will build its next-generation Land Rover #Discovery in Slovakia, the first model chosen for a $1.25 billion plant which is due to open in 2018.
"30.11.2016 13:30:00" autonews.com Nissan to offer maintenance alerts in foray into connected cars Japan's second-largest automaker said it will begin rolling out the service in Japan and India in 2017, followed by other countries through 2020. Nissan will make its first major foray into Internet-connected cars by offering an option that will use big data to notify drivers when vehicle #maintenance is required.
"30.11.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ford, BMW, Daimler, VW Group plan fast-charging EV network The move will be an important step toward facilitating the mass-market adoption of EVs, the companies said in a joint statement. Ford, Volkswagen Group, BMW and Daimler plan to set up charging stations for electric vehicles in Europe.
"30.11.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ford expects $1 billion profit in Europe for 2016 Farley: "We are overachieving because of our people." #Ford of Europe boss Jim Farley said the automaker expects to make a $1 billion profit in Europe this year, an increase over the $259 million it earned there in 2015.
"30.11.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com BMW hides tech under the hood in tepid 5-series revamp While BMW has packed one of its biggest profit makers with its latest technology, the styling is far more traditional. Taking cues from the underwhelming 7-series flagship, the car sports a broad grille, chrome-framed side air vents and squinting dou BMW's new 5-series sedan can drive itself at speeds as fast as 210 kph (130 mph) per hour, turn up the radio with the wave of a hand and warn other cars of fog.
"30.11.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Ford's new Fiesta goes upmarket, adds safety tech Ford is adding upscale features to the Fiesta in Europe to distance it from its new Ka+, which now targets budget subcompact customers after moving out of the minicar segment. #Ford is taking the #Fiesta upscale and adding advanced safety equipment to improve the car's profitability and competitiveness in Europe's tough subcompact segment.
"30.11.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Fiat heir Lapo Elkann arrested in New York over false reporting of incident A police spokesman said there was an investigation into an "unlawful imprisonment" which turned out to be false information. He said Elkann, 39, had been released following the charge and the matter was now in court. He had no other details. Lapo Elkann, grandson of the late Fiat patriarch Gianni Agnelli, was arrested and charged in New York with falsely reporting an incident.
"30.11.2016 09:54:58" europe.autonews.com Brexit duty could lift UK car prices by 1,500 pounds, trade group says A so-called hard Brexit could cost the British industry and consumers as much as 4.5 billion pounds annually, the SMMT said in a statement. #Brexit could lift the average price of imported cars in the UK by as much as 1,500 pounds (1,762 euros) if the country loses tariff-free access to the European Union.
"29.11.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com GM details self-driving vehicle system in U.S. letter GM's semi-autonomous 'Super Cruise' system will allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods, but will stop the vehicle automatically if drivers are not attentive, according to a government letter. General Motors says Super Cruise self-driving technology will debut sometime in 2017.
"29.11.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com Volvo exec: 'Sometimes, technology is smarter' than us Volvo U.S. boss Lex Kerssemakers says that one reason the automaker's aims to bring fully autonomous vehicles to the market in the early 2020s is to reduce accidents. 'I think we have to accept that sometimes, #technology is smarter than we are.'
"29.11.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com BMW X3 spy shots -- Automotive News Europe BMW's lightly camouflaged third-generation X3 SUV has been spotted undergoing road tests in Germany. The new crossover is longer than the current model with bigger rear windows suggesting extra luggage space. Pictures: Automedia [GALLERY] New #BMW X3 spied
"29.11.2016 10:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW says CC successor Arteon will debut new design language The four-door, coupe-like car will be positioned above the Passat midsize… Volkswagen brand said its new top model, the #Arteon, will introduce its new 'progressive' design language.
#Volkswagen #VolkswagenArteon #Design
"29.11.2016 09:30:00" europe.autonews.com Daimler to invest 10 billion euros in EVs, r&d boss says German firms are investing heavily in EVs, which are benefiting from recent advances in battery… #Daimler is planning to invest up to 10 billion euros ($11 billion) in developing electric vehicles, r&d head Thomas Weber told a German daily newspaper.
"29.11.2016 08:50:25" europe.autonews.com VW extends 20 billion euro loan to weather diesel fall-out The move is part of the automaker's efforts to maintain its financial strength while it counts the full cost of its diesel-emissions scandal. #Volkswagen Group has agreed to extend a 20-billion-euro ($21.2 billion) bank credit line.
"28.11.2016 16:40:01" Timeline Photos Nominations are open for the 2017 Rising Stars Award. Do you know a leader of tomorrow in the European automotive industry? Nominate them today: www.anerisingstars.com
"25.11.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover wants to build electric cars in UK Jaguar Land Rover has said it wants to build electric cars at home in the UK. The automaker previewed its first EV, the I-Pace SUV, at the Los Angeles auto show this month. The I-Pace will be built by Magna Steyr in Austria. Jaguar Land Rover said it wants to build electric cars in the UK in what would be a further boost to the UK automotive sector after the #Brexit vote.
"25.11.2016 16:00:01" europe.autonews.com Only a few in U.S. will get Mercedes-Maybach cabrio Working with its dealers, Mercedes-Benz USA has started to talk to its VIP buyers about the V-12-powered Maybach convertible introduced last week at the auto show here, CEO Dietmar Exler said. With 379 U.S. dealerships and only 75 units of the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet, how will Mercedes-Benz pass the vehicles around?
"25.11.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Voice recognition's rough road Voice recognition features remain a big quality snag for automakers -- despite years of advances on cellphones. Years after voice recognition was introduced in vehicles, why is this technology still beset by glitches?
"25.11.2016 14:41:46" autonews.com Ford will reveal next-generation Fiesta Also at the event, the company plans to update its smart mobility strategy and fuel-saving technology developments. #Ford will introduce the next-generation Ford #Fiesta at an event in Germany on Tuesday.
"25.11.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com Marchionne urges Italians to back constitutional reform referendum "Italy is a country that deserves better," Marchionne told reporters, saying a "No" vote risked damaging market perceptions and might scare off foreigner investors. #FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne warned that #Italy could face serious damage to its image if voters rejected constitutional reform in a forthcoming referendum
"25.11.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com France has not ruled out banning some VW, Renault diesel sales Royal: "We will be asking the consumer fraud investigators and prosecutors to communicate any findings that will enable us to establish whether it's necessary to withdraw sales authorizations." France will seek more information from criminal investigations into #Renault and #Volkswagen diesel emissions before deciding whether to ban any of their cars from sale
"25.11.2016 10:29:54" europe.autonews.com Alfa may share platform with other Fiat Chrysler models The Giorgio platform was designed as an exclusive Alfa Romeo platform to help the underperforming Italian luxury brand better compete with the likes of BMW. However, brand's head Reid Bigland told journalists... Alfa Romeo's new rear-wheel-drive platform underpinning the #Giulia sedan and #Stelvio crossover is likely to be used on other Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles
"24.11.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW challenges Ford, Fiat, Mercedes with new Crafter The new factory is expected to build 100,000 units of its entirely redesigned Crafter annually when all body style and powertrain derivatives are available in 2018. #Volkswagen aims to grab a greater share of the lucrative segment for large cargo vans after investing a record 800 million euros in a new Polish plant to make its #Crafter.
"24.11.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com UK car output falls 1% on slower domestic demand The drop prompted the industry's lobby group, the SMMT, to renew its call for the government to maintain free trade as Britain prepares to leave the EU. The UK made fewer cars last month for the first time in more than a year as output fell 1 percent, driven by slower domestic demand.
"24.11.2016 15:30:01" europe.autonews.com VW adapts key design center for autonomous driving The automaker wants designers at its massive facility in Potsdam, Germany, to focus on improving in-car user experience… #Volkswagen Group is restructuring one of its most important design centers to prepare for the rapid move toward autonomous vehicles.
"24.11.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Toyota works to develop advanced EV battery The automaker has said it is aiming to launch an EV by about 2020. Toyota Global says it aims to develop a more advanced #EV battery "in a few years" that will allow it to build vehicles with a greater range.
"24.11.2016 14:07:50" autonews.com Porsche will not add 'cheaper Porsche,' sales boss says 'We have nothing to gain by creating a cheaper Porsche in the future,' sales boss Detlev von Platen said. Porsche will not introduce any vehicles smaller than the #Macan crossover and #Boxster convertible in the current product lineup.
"23.11.2016 17:00:01" autonews.com Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen As Group CEO Matthias Mueller admitted in an interview with a German newspaper on Sunday, the VW brand “packed on fat during the boom years.” Volkswagen Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has nothing to do with the #Dieselgate
"23.11.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes weighs discontinuing diesels in U.S. With consumer demand dwindling, Mercedes-Benz is questioning whether to continue offering diesel vehicles in the U.S.
"23.11.2016 15:00:01" autonews.com BMW X7 takes shape BMW is planning two versions of the X7 large crossover: a seven-seat entry model and a four-seat ultraluxury variant. Spy photos of a BMW #X7 prototype show the seven-seat model that will be based on the same platform as BMW's flagship 7-series sedan.
"23.11.2016 14:36:18" europe.autonews.com VW will not re-start U.S. diesel sales, brand boss says Volkswagen will no longer offer diesel vehicles in the U.S., its global brand chief said on Tuesday, ending speculation the company might return to the technology after its emissions scandal fades from memory. Volkswagen will no longer offer diesel vehicles in the U.S., brand boss Herbert Diess said.
"22.11.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW will sell U.S.-sourced Altas SUV in Russia The executive said the Altas will be offered in Russia with a 2.0-liter diesel engine. The source said it is… Volkswagen will export the Atlas large SUV to Russia from the U.S. starting at the end of next year
"22.11.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover plans surge of EVs, plug-in hybrids Jaguar's I-Pace Concept compact crossover electric vehicle unveiled at the Los Angeles show is the first vehicle on the brand's new EV platform. Up to half of Jaguar Land Rover's lineup will be plug-in hybrids or electric vehicles by 2020, but none will be self-driving, said Ralf Speth, the automaker's CEO.
"22.11.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW revives Dresden plant with new electric Golf Previously the site was used to build the slow-selling Phaeton luxury sedan. Volkswagen Group has given new life to its dormant factory in Dresden, Germany, by adding production of the new electric Golf at the plant.
"22.11.2016 11:04:03" europe.autonews.com VW brand targets operating margin above 6% by 2025 The operating margin at the marque is expected to reach 2 percent this year and 4 percent in 2020. #Volkswagen Group aims to raise the profitability of its core Volkswagen brand, which lags those of major rivals, to above 6 percent by 2025.
"21.11.2016 18:00:00" autonews.com Jaguar XKSS [GALLERY] The Jaguar Classic engineering team created the first genuine #XKSS in almost 60 years.
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"21.11.2016 16:00:00" europe.autonews.com Toyota to sharpen focus on EVs via new in-house unit The new unit will consist of just four people -- each from a separate Toyota Group company -- in a bid to accelerate decision-making and get the cars to market faster. A week after conceding it needs electric vehicles, longtime EV-skeptic Toyota Global said it is forming a streamlined “in-house venture company” next month to start developing battery-powered eco-cars in a speedy, innovative way.
"21.11.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Seat Ibiza -- Automotive News Europe The new Seat Ibiza has sharp styling and the brand's new X-shaped family face. The subcompact is pictured undergoing road tests. It will debut at the Geneva auto show in March. Photos: Automedia [GALLERY] SEAT Ibiza spied
"21.11.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW loses more European market share in October Much of the decline has coincided with the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal that erupted in September 2015, giving competitors a… In October Volkswagen Group lost market share in Europe for the 14th straight month
"21.11.2016 14:30:00" autonews.com BMW X2 -- Automotive News Europe Photo Gallery BMW plans to extend its SUV lineup with the X2, a sporty crossover based on the automaker's UKL front-wheel-drive platform. The X2 was spotted undergoing road tests in Germany. [GALLERY] New BMW X2 spied
"21.11.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Jaguar rebuilds a 1957 legend - the XKSS supercar As well as a vintage look, the XKSS has vintage features to boot. Jaguar's new supercar has been 60 years in the making. Don't expect paddle shifters, ABS, or even the luxury of electric windows.
#LAautoshow Los Angeles Auto Show
"21.11.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW packs e-Golf with bigger battery, more range The bigger battery boosts driving range to up to 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge, compared with 133 km… Volkswagen's revised e-Golf receives a new 36 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, compared with the 24 kWh system in the outgoing model.
#LAautoshow Los Angeles Auto Show
"21.11.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Jeep boss sees new Compass as potential record breaker The new Jeep Compass will outsell the popular Renegade in Europe and globally, brand CEO Mike Manley said while launching the compact SUV at the auto show here. Jeep CEO Mike Manley: “The Compass has every opportunity to be the biggest-selling Jeep ever”
Los Angeles Auto Show #LAautoshow
"21.11.2016 12:30:01" autonews.com Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone AUDI AG, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact #premium segment because of their commitment to expanding their offerings in a part of the European market that used to be dominated by models such as the
"21.11.2016 12:00:00" autonews.com How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely Six years later, Li finally has revealed his plan to build a global business empire on the foundation of the two car companies. And the key to that plan is the integration of Volvo and Geely. Shortly after Geely Worldwide founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo Cars in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marque's independence so that its image would not be tarnished. But in private, he soon started pushing the two brands to work together.
"21.11.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com Audi sees potential for just one diesel model in U.S. Audi USA envisions the potential of just one diesel model in its U.S. product mix in the wake of diesel emissions violations that have embroiled its parent company Volkswagen Group, Audi's U.S. head says.
"21.11.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com VW to avoid German tax hit related to emissions-cheating scandal Last year, VW Group promised to make up for tax revenue losses in Germany related to the wrong classification of vehicles, but it now expects the government to refrain from seeking back taxes, the spokesman said, confirming a report in German weekly Volkswagen Group does not expect the German government to make tax demands to cover revenue losses related to the carmaker's diesel-emissions cheating scandal, a company spokesman said.
"21.11.2016 10:30:00" autonews.com Daimler, BMW, VW said to discuss extending EV charging network with German service station operator Tank & Rast, which is playing a key role in creating more charging points for EVs, is open to working with interested parties on developing the network further, the Bild Zeitung reported on Tuesday, citing industry sources. Daimler AG, BMW and Volkswagen are in discussions with a German autobahn service station operator about setting up a nationwide network of charging stations in the country.
"21.11.2016 09:52:45" autonews.com Mueller sees case for building VW's own battery factory, report says "If more than a quarter of our cars are to be electronic vehicles in the foreseeable future then we are going to need approximately three million batteries a year," Mueller told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. "Then it makes sense to build ou #Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller sees the production of vehicle batteries for #EVs and plug-in #hybrids as a logical move
"18.11.2016 16:00:06" europe.autonews.com McLaren to add limited-edition hybrid hypercar McLaren will build a limited-edition hypercar with the same three-seat arrangement as its iconic F1, the British company said. Production will be limited to 106 units, the same number as the F1. All 106 are sold already, McLaren said, adding that #McLaren to add limited-edition hybrid hypercar
"18.11.2016 15:30:08" europe.autonews.com Jaguar will build I-Pace electric SUV with Magna Steyr, CEO says Jaguar will build its forthcoming I-Pace full-electric crossover with contract manufacturer Magna Steyr in Austria, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth told Automotive News Europe. The British automaker previewed its first electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Jaguar will build I-Pace electric SUV with Magna Steyr, CEO says
#Jaguar #JaguarIPace #LAautoshow
"18.11.2016 14:33:03" europe.autonews.com VW will cut 30,000 jobs to revive core brand VW Group will cut 30,000 jobs globally -- with 23,000 coming in Germany -- to help achieve 3.7 billion euros ($3.92 billion) in annual savings by 2020 to turn around its core brand and help fund a shift to electric and self-driving cars following its #Volkswagen will cut 30,000 jobs to revive core brand
"17.11.2016 08:00:00" europe.autonews.com Mercedes-Maybach drops top with limited-edition S-class cabriolet Mercedes-Benz is expanding its #Maybach line with a new limited-edition S-class convertible, the third entry in the company's Mercedes-Maybach subbrand.
"16.11.2016 22:50:41" europe.autonews.com Alfa says Stelvio's performance will be 'staggering' Although the brand has not provided figures, it described the ride and handling of Quadrafoglio version of the… ALFA ROMEO says the #Stelvio, its first SUV, will offer performance and driving dynamics that top rivals such as the Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace.
#LAautoshow #AlfaRomeo #AlfaRomeoStelvio
"16.11.2016 07:44:43" europe.autonews.com Alfa's first crossover takes aim at Germany's best The 2018 ALFA ROMEO Stelvio -- the first crossover from the resurrected brand and a key to Fiat Chrysler's hopes of restoring Alfa Romeo to global relevance -- features a trim lineup that puts German competitors squarely in its sights.
"15.11.2016 13:00:00" europe.autonews.com Audi in talks for second China tie-up, dealers uneasy Audi has been slow to introduce new products, hurting sales growth, so Audi dealers are generally losing money, existing Audi dealers said in a letter to the automaker in response to the talks. "The interests of Audi dealers will be further damaged.. AUDI AG said it was in talks with China's #SAIC Motor Corp. for a long-term collaboration, which dealers for its existing joint venture say would cause them "potentially fatal damage."
"15.11.2016 12:30:01" europe.autonews.com BMW wants 100,000 electric-car sales in 2017, report says BMW expects to increase deliveries of vehicles from its "i" subbrand to around 60,000 units this year, Krueger said in an interview published today. Sales of battery-powered BMW models have totaled about 100,000 cars since 2013, Kruger said. BMW wants to boost sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars from its BMW i subbrand by two-thirds next year to 100,000 vehicles.
"15.11.2016 11:30:00" europe.autonews.com Samsung to buy Harman for $8 billion in connected-car push #Samsung has agreed to buy #Harman for about $8 billion to expand its connected-car business and reduce its reliance on a slowing smartphone market.
"15.11.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com Renault unions order stoppages over fleixble working demands Unions at Renault have called for protests and work stoppages at the automaker's Flins plant in France as they resist demands for greater working time flexibility.
"15.11.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Zetsche tells German Green party he shares vision of zero-emission cars Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche braved a frosty reception as the guest speaker at a party congress held by Germany's Green party, where he told delegates he too wants emissions-free cars on the roads. Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche: "The old way of thinking pitting those obsessed with high-powered cars ... against joyless anti-car ecologists has been overtaken by reality."
"15.11.2016 09:46:23" europe.autonews.com Jaguar joins EV race with I-Pace SUV Jaguar previewed its first full-electric car with the I-Pace concept for a sporty midsize SUV.
#LAautoshow #Jaguar #IPace #JaguarIPace #JaguarElectrifies
"14.11.2016 18:59:53" europe.autonews.com Alfa's new SUV among key L.A. debuts L.A. will offer a variety of crucial model debuts including the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV. After several years of C-list debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 iteration is back with a vengeance -- and some relevance.
"11.11.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Volkswagen Golf -- Automotive News Europe Volkswagen has unveiled a refreshed version of its Golf with high-tech features such as gesture controls and semi-autonomous driving. The automaker says this helps put the compact model 'at eye-level” with premium brands. [GALLERY] Volkswagen Golf
"11.11.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com Audi sales chief outlines how digitalization is changing the rules of the game With key arrivals such as the new A4 now available, Audi expects a boost. AUDI AG has fallen back into third place in global premium car sales behind Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Sales boss Dietmar Voggenreiter says, however, that today's success in the automotive industry is measured by a lot more than volume.
"11.11.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com BMW labor chief urges management to accelerate EV rollout "Management has been slow to decide on investing in more electric models," Manfred Schoch, who's also deputy chairman of BMW's supervisory board, said in an interview on Thursday. BMW Group's top labor representative offered a rare public rebuke of the company's leadership, warning that the automaker risks falling behind rivals in the race to develop battery-powered cars.
"11.11.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Tesla will seek sites for European factory next year The move follows Tesla's announcement earlier this week that it has agreed to buy German robotics and automated… Tesla will begin looking for locations in Europe next year to site a 'gigafactory' to make cars and the battery cells to power them.
"11.11.2016 13:00:00" autonews.com BMW expects second-generation i3 BMW i expects to launch a second generation of its slow-selling i3 electric car even though global sales of the subcompact have been below expectations.
"11.11.2016 12:13:19" europe.autonews.com VW gives Golf advanced tech to challenge BMW, Mercedes Volkswagen unveiled the refreshed version of its #Golf that offers new features including gesture controls and semi-autonomous driving, both introduced for the first time in the compact class.
"10.11.2016 17:00:00" autonews.com Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now Renault has given the Zoe a more powerful battery that almost doubles its driving range on a single charge to 400km (249 miles), up from 240 km. General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and its Opel Ampera-e sibling but for now Renault is ahead with its Zoe, which is Europe's best-selling EV.
"10.11.2016 16:32:47" europe.autonews.com Ghosn sees time-saving perks in autonomous driving The most exciting part of autonomous-driving technology will be the extra two hours drivers will gain on average per day when they no longer have to sit behind the wheel, the CEO of Renault-Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, said. Renault–Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn: "The car becomes a mobile space, connected, where you can have a video conference, see a movie, talk to your kids or consult your doctor."
"10.11.2016 16:00:53" europe.autonews.com VW accused in U.S. lawsuit of concealing emissions cheating in Audi gasoline cars Audi executives encouraged use of the devices in gasoline-powered vehicles as recently as May, eight months after the diesel cheating was publicly disclosed, according to the complaint filed Tuesday in Chicago federal court. Volkswagen Group's plan to cheat emissions tests by installing so-called defeat devices in its vehicles wasn't limited to diesel cars, but also included at least six models with AUDI AG 3.0-liter gasoline engines, according to a U.S. consumer lawsuit.
"10.11.2016 14:30:00" autonews.com Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer Wagener's styling of Mercedes cars has played a key role in boosting the brand so that it is now likely to pass BMW as the top-selling global premium brand. Daimler AG has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design officer.
"10.11.2016 14:00:00" autonews.com BMW's minivan bet pays off BMW deliberated about entering a sector dominated by mass-market brands and far removed from the premium marque's sporty rear-wheel-drive models that promise the 'Joy of Driving.' BMW's decision to launch a front-wheel-drive minivan outraged many brand purists but the gamble seems to be paying off in terms of sales.
"10.11.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government incentives to encourage vehicle purchases.
"10.11.2016 13:00:01" europe.autonews.com Renault referred to prosecutors over diesel emissions The French government said that the DGCCRF consumer fraud watchdog had sent prosecutors the findings of its inquiry into possible emissions test manipulation by Renault. Renault faces a criminal investigation over its #diesel #emissions after French officials passed a file to prosecutors detailing suspicions that the automaker's engine technologies broke the law.
"10.11.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Continental eyes strong final quarter after Q3 profit plunges Continental expects strong earnings in the fourth quarter after profit plunged 40 percent in the July-to-September period because of special effects.
"10.11.2016 11:27:33" europe.autonews.com Daimler CEO credits better design, product offensive for Mercedes' rise He discussed these in an interview while also explaining why he's bullish about electric cars, autonomous vehicles and the diesel engine. Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche says there are three key elements to Mercedes-Benz's success.
"09.11.2016 16:41:37" europe.autonews.com VW wary that Trump election may disrupt diesel-settlement talks "I hope the election result won't have more negative consequences for Volkswagen," CEO Matthias Mueller said Wednesday at a conference hosted by German daily Handelsblatt in Munich. #Volkswagen Group expressed concern that Donald #Trump's election as U.S. president could disrupt talks to reach a settlement with U.S. authorities over the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal.
"09.11.2016 15:30:00" autonews.com Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV -- Automotive News Europe Alfa Romeo's new Stelvio SUV was pictured with camouflage undergoing testing in northern Italy. The car is set to go on sale in Europe early next year and in the U.S. soon after as a rival to the Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace. Photos: Automedia [GALLERY] New Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV
"09.11.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com German carmakers concerned U.S. could damage global trade Over the past year, Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on imports of cars from Mexico to protect factory jobs in the U.S., potentially forcing German automakers to rethink heavy investments to expand car factories in Mexico. Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller and Germany's VDA auto industry association expressed concerns that the election of Donald #Trump as U.S. President could have a negative effect on automakers.
"09.11.2016 14:22:38" autonews.com Alfa Romeo will unveil its first crossover Fiat Chrysler's 2010 plan for Alfa Romeo's first crossover promised U.S. production beginning in 2012. Four years later the Italian-built vehicle is finally ready to take its bow. ALFA ROMEO will unveil a midsize crossover, its first SUV, at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, according to a company source.
"09.11.2016 11:30:00" autonews.com Toyota begins production of C-HR SUV in Turkey The C-HR was unveiled in production form at this year's Geneva auto show. The crossover is the first model based on Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA) to be built outside Japan. #Toyota launched production of its small C-HR SUV in Turkey today and said the model would be exported to all global markets including North America.
"09.11.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Marchionne sees hybrid tech as way to boost Ferrari's volume Marchionne said all Ferraris sold from 2019 will have some hybrid elements. This could open the way to go beyond the brand's volume limit, which is constrained by CO2 regulations. Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne sees hybrid technology as a way to boost the brand's profits by lifting sales above 10,000 a year.
"09.11.2016 10:30:01" europe.autonews.com Trump scores an improbable victory in U.S. election Not the industry that is reporting record profits, but the one that shed dozens of plants and thousands of jobs in the years leading to the 2008-09 crisis. Donald #Trump's improbable victory over Hillary Clinton signals that the country's auto industry was on the mind of the American voter.
"08.11.2016 16:16:29" europe.autonews.com VW Chairman Poetsch under pressure in diesel crisis as probe widens VW Group Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch has survived internal purges and scandals for more than a decade at the automaker. Now his position at the top of the manufacturer is coming under strain as he becomes directly involved in the diesel-emissions scandal German prosecutors said they had enough evidence to name Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch as the third suspect in a probe into whether Volkswagen Group was too slow to inform the market about the diesel-emissions scandal.
"08.11.2016 11:00:00" autonews.com Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint venture plant with Tofas in Bursa, Turkey. Output is expected to peak at more than 170,000 units in 2017, according to IHS Automotive. Discover the suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
"08.11.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly The redesign of the Scenic, and the Grand Scenic, its seven-seat variant, completes the renewal of Renault brand cars that started with the Clio in 2012. The Scenic is made at the automaker's factory in Douai, France. LATEST LAUNCH - With the fourth-generation #Scenic, Renault has resisted the trend of giving SUV styling to its people mover and has focused on winning family buyers by emphasizing the compact minivan's roominess, comfort and practicality.
"08.11.2016 09:50:44" europe.autonews.com EU queries UK Brexit assurances to Nissan The EU executive has asked the British government for details of assurances it gave to Nissan that new investment would not suffer when Britain leaves the bloc.
"07.11.2016 18:30:01" europe.autonews.com BMW to await Brexit outcome before making UK investment decisions on Mini BMW CEO Harald Krueger said the automaker is not under pressure to decide about making further investments in its Mini factory in the UK until the country has concluded negotiations on leaving the EU. BMW Group CEO Harald Krueger said the automaker is not under pressure to decide about making further investments in its MINI factory in Oxford until the UK has concluded negotiations about leaving the EU.
"07.11.2016 18:00:00" europe.autonews.com Nissan says UK gave assurances before making new investments Nissan announced last month that it would start making the X-Trail SUV and the next-generation Qashqai at its Sunderland car plant, the UK's largest, only a month after warning that possible post-Brexit tariffs could damage investment. The sudden shi Co-CEO Hiroto Saikawa said Nissan was given assurances by the UK government that the auto industry would be kept competitive after #Brexit prior to the automaker's announcement last month that it would make new investments in the country.
"07.11.2016 17:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW says defeat device conforms with European law The European Commission has been raising the pressure on VW to compensate owners of rigged cars in Europe, where the majority of affected vehicles are registered. Volkswagen Group said the software allowing its diesel vehicles to evade emissions rules does not violate European law.
"07.11.2016 17:00:00" autonews.com VW will use tweaked modular platform for two generations VW Group expects to be able to use its tweaked MQB modular platform for the next two generations of cars and light trucks, creating substantial cost savings, VW brand chief Herbert Diess says. Volkswagen brand chief Diess: "We will achieve more in the future with fewer investments to respond to competition."
"07.11.2016 16:30:00" europe.autonews.com Toyota may mass-produce long-range EVs, report says It would be a dramatic reversal of strategy for the automaker, which has always favored hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles in the race to make greener cars. Toyota Global is looking at mass-producing long-range electric vehicles that would hit the market around 2020, the Nikkei newspaper reported.
"07.11.2016 15:58:45" europe.autonews.com German prosecutors widen market manipulation probe to VW chairman The investigation, which relates to Poetsch's time as VW Group's finance chief, is the latest fallout from the automaker's admission last year that it cheated on diesel emissions tests. German prosecutors have widened an investigation into suspected market manipulation at Volkswagen Group to include supervisory board Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch.
"07.11.2016 13:00:31" autonews.com Ghosn says mini-hybrids could compete in Europe Carmakers are racing into electrification as Volkswagen's emissions test-cheating scandal hastens diesel's decline and stiffens regulatory resolve. Renault and Toyota are among those signalling a faster retreat from diesel in small cars. Renault–Nissan Alliance's new gasoline-electric hybrid technology would be competitive in Europe, CEO Carlos Ghosn said, as carmakers turn away from diesel for smaller vehicles.
"07.11.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com U.S. regulator found another cheat device in Audi cars, report says The California Air Resources Board (CARB) discovered the software in an Audi with an automatic transmission last summer, the German weekly newspaper said, without citing any sources. The California Air Resources Board found software in some Audi USA vehicles that lowered CO2 emissions under test conditions, a German newspaper reported.
"07.11.2016 11:30:00" autonews.com Jaguar Land Rover agrees on inflation-beating UK pay deal Jaguar Land Rover agreed an inflation-beating pay deal with its workers in a sign of the pressure facing companies as the cost of living rises after the #Brexit vote.
"07.11.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Opel readies product offensive with 7 new models Three variants of the new-generation Insignia will be part of Opel's product launches next year. The new Insignia gets a more athletic look than the current car. Opel Vauxhall will launch its biggest product offensive to date with seven new or replacement models next year including a successor to its Meriva minivan that will be called the Crossland X.
"07.11.2016 10:18:36" europe.autonews.com How Zetsche put Mercedes in position to overtake BMW in global luxury race The problem now is maintaining this success. The launch of the latest S class in 2013 was a game changer for Mercedes-Benz and for CEO Dieter Zetsche. Three years later Mercedes is on the brink of passing BMW to reclaim the title of world's top-selling #premium brand and sales and profits have never
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"03.11.2016 18:00:00" europe.autonews.com VW CEO targets U.S. settlement before government changeover Mueller: "Of course we have to tighten the belt, but at the current point in time I'm confident that we can achieve this." #Volkswagen Group aims to reach a settlement with the U.S. government over a criminal investigation before a new president takes office on Jan. 20.
"03.11.2016 17:30:00" europe.autonews.com Strong business demand boosts Italian sales Italian new-car registrations rose 9.8 percent in October as strong demand from business buyers exceeded the drop of sales to private customers.
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"03.11.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Renault-Nissan's Ghosn eyes $8,000 EV for China The alliance has said it will develop an affordable EV for China because it's current offering, the rebadged… Renault–Nissan Alliance's low-cost electric-car program is aiming for a price tag of $8,000 or less after Chinese incentives, CEO Carlos Ghosn said.
"03.11.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Spanish sales rise 4% but private demand drops as subsidies end Spanish new-car sales rose 4 percent in October but sales to private buyers dropped by 2.4 percent during the month after a program offering discounts for owners to swap their old cars for new ones ended.
"03.11.2016 13:00:01" europe.autonews.com UK's Brexit subsidies for automakers could top wage bills Compensating carmakers in the UK for any post-Brexit tariffs on exports to Europe could see the government subsidize the companies more money than they need to pay the salaries of all their British workers, Reuters says. Compensating carmakers in the UK for any post-Brexit tariffs on exports to Europe could see the government hand the companies more money than they need to pay the salaries of all their British workers.
"03.11.2016 12:14:33" europe.autonews.com VW confirms Friday board meeting to discuss overhaul Volkswagen Group's supervisory board will meet on Friday to discuss restructuring of the automaker, the premier of the German state of Lower Saxony, VW's second-biggest shareholder, confirmed today. Volkswagen Group's supervisory board will meet on Friday to discuss restructuring of the automaker.
"02.11.2016 15:00:00" europe.autonews.com French car sales fall 4% in October as Renault, PSA demand drops French new-car registrations fell 4 percent in October after sales fell at domestic automakers Renault and PSA.
"02.11.2016 14:30:00" europe.autonews.com Honda commits to UK despite Brexit Honda Executive Vice President Seiji Kuraishi said the Japanese automaker has 'no intention' of withdrawing from the UK despite the country's vote to quit the European Union. Honda will continue its operations in the UK despite the country's vote to quit the European Union.
"02.11.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com After Mitsubishi, Ghosn plots next targets Carlos Ghosn has been pushing Nissan Motor Co. to be a leader in electrified cars and autonomous driving. Now he is spurring more industry consolidation through Nissan's acquisition of a controlling stake in Japanese rival Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Q&A - Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is five months from the conclusion of his multiyear Power 88 business plan, with its targets for increased profitability and bigger market share. He now has to decide what his next targets will be.
"02.11.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Volvo will export S90 flagship to Europe, U.S. from China The move is a key part of Volvo's effort to lead the way among premium automakers in establishing a global manufacturing and export hub in China. Volvo Cars will move production of its #S90 flagship sedan to #China from Sweden and export the car to global markets including Europe and the U.S.
"02.11.2016 13:00:01" europe.autonews.com VW considers Crafter commercial van for U.S. Volkswagen is weighing whether to enter the U.S. commercial van market with its all-new Crafter, sources at the automaker say.
"02.11.2016 12:00:01" autonews.com Honda reverses plan to export Canada-made CR-Vs to Europe Honda no longer plans to capitalize on a newly signed free-trade agreement between Canada and the European Union to increase the number of vehicles it exports from its factory in Alliston, Ontario. Honda will focus CR-V production in Canada for North America.
"02.11.2016 11:30:01" europe.autonews.com UK gov't resists calls to publish Brexit letter to Nissan Clark addressed lawmakers in Parliament on Monday, a day after saying in an interview on BBC television that he'd spelled out four key pledges in the letter, including a promise to seek tariff-free access to the European Union after Britain has... UK Business Secretary Greg Clark resisted calls from the opposition Labour Party to publish a letter he sent to Nissan that provided the automaker with the reassurance on #Brexit it needed to boost production at its plant in England.
"02.11.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com Profit at Subaru maker Fuji Heavy falls 29% Unfavorable foreign exchange rates, increased incentive spending and rising quality costs for recalling faulty Takata airbag inflators offset rising sales. Fuji Heavy, the maker of SUBARU GLOBAL vehicles, reported a 29 percent drop in operating profit in the latest quarter.
"02.11.2016 10:30:01" autonews.com Ford, BlackBerry in software deal to advance driverless, connected car efforts BlackBerry signed a deal to work directly with #Ford to expand the carmaker's use of its QNX secure operating system, as Ford develops increasingly automated vehicles.
"02.11.2016 09:46:43" europe.autonews.com Audi's A3, Q4 launches hit by VW emissions scandal, report says "We are behind in time planning with the next stage of vehicles to be based on the MQB architecture," auto motor und sport quoted a company source as saying. The launches of AUDI AG's new A3 and Q4 models have been delayed because the brand's engineers are busy updating vehicles fitted with manipulated software.
"02.11.2016 08:14:05" europe.autonews.com Volvo debuts range-topping, China-made S90 The S90 variant also will have a heated and cooled cupholder and a built-in refrigeration compartment. Volvo Cars' S90 Excellence, the range-topping version of its flagship sedan, will have no front passenger seat to give its chauffeur-driven owners plenty of space to work or relax.
"31.10.2016 17:00:00" europe.autonews.com Automotive News Europe Rising Stars Automotive News Europe Rising Stars is an annual program honoring those automotive executives in middle and upper management whom are likely to become the stars of tomorrow, together with the companies who are nurturing that future leadership talent. The 2017 Rising Stars nominations are now open! Click here to make your nomination.
"31.10.2016 15:30:00" europe.autonews.com VW expects five-digit number of job cuts, personnel chief tells paper Blessing said VW will need to cut the number of jobs in production as assembly of electric drivetrains requires fewer workers than making combustion engines, the newspaper said, citing an interview to be published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung's Volkswagen Group expects the company's shift to electric cars to cost a five-digit number of jobs in coming years,the automaker's human resources chief said.
"31.10.2016 15:00:00" autonews.com Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo -- Automotive News Europe The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo was pictured undergoing tests at the Nuerburgring track in Germany. The car is a wagon version of the Panamera sedan and will broaden the appeal of Porsche's non-SUV range to family buyers. It will compete against the [GALLERY] New Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo spied
"31.10.2016 14:30:03" europe.autonews.com UK wants tariff-free trade for auto industry after Brexit Last month, Nissan's CEO Carlos Ghosn said he would need a guarantee of compensation to offset any tariffs imposed when the UK leaves the European Union, before deciding whether to build new models at the Sunderland factory in northeast England. The UK government told Nissan it would aim for tariff-free trade with Europe for the auto industry after #Brexit, persuading the automaker to invest in the country's biggest car plant, a minister said.
"31.10.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Renault's top female exec predicts more industry consolidation Renault's Mouna Sepehri, a key adviser to Carlos Ghosn, sees transactions such as Nissan's purchase of a controlling stake in Mitsubishi as adding much-needed economies of scale. Sepehri, who specializes in mergers and acquisitions, said consolidation Renault's Mouna Sepehri: "In five to 10 years, we will have giants."
"31.10.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com Nissan said to have informed UK that car plant would be closed The Japanese automaker announced Thursday it would start making the X-Trail SUV and the next-generation Qashqai at its plant in Sunderland, northeast England. But only a month ago it warned that possible tariffs could damage investment in the country Nissan's decision to keep investing in Britain came after the carmaker told the government it might shut down manufacturing in the country after #Brexit.
"31.10.2016 13:00:01" europe.autonews.com Honda earnings surge 38% as higher vehicle sales offset currency hit Honda's quarterly profit surged 38 percent as rising vehicle sales, a pension plan adjustment and cost cuts offset exchange rate losses.
"31.10.2016 12:09:50" europe.autonews.com VW denies diesel fixes could damage engines The European Commission fears software updates carried out by VW could inflict greater stress on engine components, a German… Volkswagen Group denied that its fixes for diesel cars in Europe with rigged software may damage the vehicles' engines.
"28.10.2016 15:00:55" europe.autonews.com VW on track to top Toyota for global sales lead Toyota's worldwide deliveries rose 0.4 percent to 7.53 million vehicles through September while VW… Volkswagen Group leads Toyota Global in global sales after nine months, putting the Japanese automaker's four-year reign as the world's largest carmaker at risk.
"28.10.2016 14:00:01" europe.autonews.com Ford says UK gov't Brexit help should apply across industry Farley's comments came after Nissan said that it would build the next Qashqai SUV at its plant in Sunderland, England, and add X-Trail production there. Ford's European chief, Jim Farley, said any help offered by the UK government to companies that export from Britain to the European Union should apply across the industry.
"28.10.2016 13:30:00" europe.autonews.com BMW limits carbon fiber use to protect profits Although carbon fiber is stiffer and lighter than aluminum, it is more expensive, and BMW faces tough choices on how to remain profitable as competitors close in with their own lightweight electric car offerings. BMW Group is limiting its use of costly lightweight carbon fiber and turning to cheaper alternative materials such as aluminum and steel for its biggest-selling cars to keep profit margins high.
"28.10.2016 13:02:37" europe.autonews.com Toyota expects to keep production in UK despite Brexit Speaking to reporters in Tokyo, Leroy said he had trust in the UK government that it will offer "fair treatment" for all companies when negotiating agreements to mitigate... Britain's decision to leave the EU may dent Toyota Global's competitiveness in the region, but the Japanese automaker did not see it as a trigger to shift production away from the country, Chief Competitive Officer Didier Leroy said.
"28.10.2016 12:30:00" europe.autonews.com BMW says no Brexit decision on Mini production in UK is needed Britain's vote in June to leave the European Union has raised doubts on whether it can keep tariff-free access to the European common market, prompting various automakers with factories in the UK to review their production plans. BMW Group production chief Oliver Zipse said there is no need to decide yet whether the #Brexit vote is a reason to shift manufacturing of MINI cars away from the UK.
"28.10.2016 12:01:05" europe.autonews.com Volkswagen brand Q3 profit plunges, Porsche lifts group Volkswagen Group said third-quarter operating profit at its core Volkswagen brand plunged more than half, adding weight to management calls for cutbacks at the the automaker's biggest division.
"28.10.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com UK support for Nissan may be costly, hard to calculate Nissan said Thursday it would build the new Qashqai and the X-Trail SUV in Sunderland, England, after saying in September it would only commit to new UK investment if it got a promise of compensation should Britain's move to leave the European Union The support that the UK government has promised Nissan in return for building new models in Britain could prove expensive, but the Japanese carmaker's complex structure makes it hard to estimate.
"28.10.2016 10:30:00" europe.autonews.com China's Borgward plans 10,000-unit capacity car plant in Germany The company, once Germany's third-biggest automaker, is returning to its former home, the north German city of Bremen, where it plans to build its BX7 electric car from semi-knocked-down kits starting in 2018. BORGWARD, a German brand that is being revived with Chinese backing, plans to open a factory in Germany to build 10,000 cars a year.
"28.10.2016 10:00:55" europe.autonews.com VW's Atlas crossover will be key to U.S. turnaround Executives say the seven-seat crossover is proof of the automaker's commitment to success in the United States after years of bungled tries amid interference from Germany. Volkswagen unveiled the #Atlas crossover aimed at U.S. family buyers.
"27.10.2016 16:02:52" autonews.com Opel Insignia Grand Sport -- Automotive News Europe Opel is giving its Insignia a new name - the Insignia Grand Sport - when the new generation goes on sale in 2018. The midsize car will have a new platform with a wheelbase 90mm longer than the current car. Opel released camouflaged pictures showing what [GALLERY] New Opel Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport
"27.10.2016 14:00:17" autonews.com Tesla records 2nd profit as public company The company attributed the gains to record production, deliveries and revenue. For just the second time in its history as a public company, Tesla reported net income, making $22 million net for the third quarter.
"27.10.2016 13:00:31" europe.autonews.com Audi quits Le Mans to focus on electric car racing Audi, which is seeking to boost the share of zero-emission vehicles to at least a quarter of its global sales by 2025, said it will start competing next year in the Formula E electric-car racing championship. Audi Sport will end its involvement in the prestigious 24 Heures du Mans sports-car race next year after almost two decades to focus on racing electric cars.
"27.10.2016 12:00:00" europe.autonews.com Audi pilots corporate car-sharing fleet in U.S. Called Audi Shared Fleet, the service is being piloted now with three Audi A4 sedans shared by tenants… Audi USA is expanding its mobility services with a national corporate car-sharing fleet service it plans to roll out next year.
"27.10.2016 10:30:00" autonews.com New Countryman is Mini's biggest model in brand's history Mini has added a plug-in hybrid variant to the Countryman family, a first for the brand. The new MINI Countryman may have 'Mini' on the hood, but it's actually the biggest vehicle in the brand's history.
"27.10.2016 09:30:00" europe.autonews.com Opel Insignia gets new name, loses weight and grows in length The car is based on General Motor's new second-generation Epsilon platform, or E2, that also underpins the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Regal from the two GM sibling brands. The new Opel Vauxhall Insignia will be lighter and more spacious than the current car and will be called Insignia Grand Sport.
"27.10.2016 08:45:56" europe.autonews.com Audi cuts earnings outlook as VW Group scandal costs rise Audi now forecasts that the full-year operating return on sales will be "considerably below" a target corridor of 8 to 10 percent, rather than missing that range slightly. Excluding special items the margin is anticipated to reach the target corridor AUDI AG cut its earnings outlook and said it expects substantial additional costs triggered by parent Volkswagen Group's diesel-emissions scandal.
"26.10.2016 17:01:14" europe.autonews.com Schaeffler launches new engine-parts operation in China German supplier Schaeffler Group has launched an operation to manufacture engine parts at its factory complex in the east China city of Nanjing.
"26.10.2016 16:30:00" autonews.com Geely's Lynk brand targets Germany as key European market The Lynk 01 will be followed by at least five other models. Geely Worldwide Automobile's new global brand, LYNK & CO, has picked Germany as its key target market in Europe.
"26.10.2016 16:03:42" autonews.com Mercedes plans two powerful E-class variants Both models, Mercedes said, are the most powerful E-class variants of all time. Mercedes-Benz's latest E-class sedans went on sale in June and now the automaker has shed light on two high-performance variants.
"26.10.2016 15:30:30" europe.autonews.com Toyota recalls nearly 1.5 million cars in Europe over Takata airbags The recall includes Yaris and… Toyota Global is recalling about 5.8 million cars worldwide, including 1.47 million in Europe, over potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.
"26.10.2016 15:01:06" europe.autonews.com Map provider Here forms partnership with Alibaba Here, a major automotive provider of maps for onboard navigation systems owned by BMW, Mercedes and Audi, says it has formed a partnership with China's Alibaba to offer maps, traffic updates and navigation to Alibaba's customers. Map provider Here forms partnership with Alibaba
"26.10.2016 14:30:01" europe.autonews.com EU official urges VW to do more for European customers hit by emissions scandal Jourova, the EU's commissioner for consumer affairs, has written to VW Group Management Board Member for Procurement Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz asking for proof that the carmaker can fulfill a pledge to make vehicles comply with limits on nitrogen EU consumer champion Vera Jourova has sought to ramp up pressure on #Volkswagen Group to compensate European owners of diesel vehicles rigged to cheat pollution controls.
"26.10.2016 14:00:00" europe.autonews.com Alfa will add a Giulia wagon to boost European sales Alfa Romeo will launch a station wagon version of its Giulia sedan in Europe late next year to help boost sales of the key model, people briefed with the matter said. BREAKING - ALFA ROMEO will launch a station wagon version of its Giulia sedan.
"26.10.2016 13:30:00" autonews.com Maserati delays Alfieri until 2020, report says The 2+2 car, a rival to Porsche's 911, was slated for launch this year in the brand's 2014 product plan. Maserati has delayed its Alfieri sports car until 2020, according to a report.
"26.10.2016 13:00:59" europe.autonews.com Fiat Chrysler Q3 earnings rise 29 percent; Europe profit surges Earnings in Europe surged, helped by higher net… Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' third-quarter earnings rose 29 percent to $1.63 billion on higher profits in North America and Europe.
"26.10.2016 12:30:00" autonews.com Tavares worked a miracle at PSA after departing Ghosn's Renault Carlos Tavares has turned around PSA and is pushing it into new global markets -- including the U.S. The CEO wants to triple the automaker's profit margin target, launch nearly 40 new or revised models and boost its presence in the aftermarket, CEO Carlos Tavares has restored Groupe PSA to profitability and pushed it beyond its traditional European focus to global markets.
"26.10.2016 12:00:00" autonews.com BMW reviving 8 series to fight Mercedes S-class coupe, sources say BMW is reviving the 8 series, the big coupe built from 1989 to 1999, sources tell Automotive News Europe sister publication Automobilwoche. Sources say a BMW 8-series coupe is to arrive in 2018 and a convertible variant will follow a year later.
"26.10.2016 11:00:00" europe.autonews.com GM narrows Q3 loss in Europe but takes Brexit hit The collapse of the pound has hit the automaker's European operations. General Motors narrowed its third-quarter loss in Europe but warned that achieving its target to break even in Europe this year would be 'very challenging' after the UK's vote to quit the EU.
"26.10.2016 10:30:00" autonews.com BMW's Krueger focuses on 'new era' of mobility In an interview with Automotive News, a sister publication of Automotive News Europe, the executive explained how BMW plans to… Q&A - Harald Krueger, CEO of BMW Group, is in a technology race to establish supremacy with electric and autonomous vehicles.
"26.10.2016 10:00:00" europe.autonews.com Germany's VW probe hasn't implicated leading execs, prosecutors say German prosecutors investigating #Volkswagen Group's diesel-cheating scandal say they have a 'fairly good' picture of how the scandal evolved.
"26.10.2016 09:30:00" europe.autonews.com Ford's Fields says automaker is 'getting ahead' of industry changes Strong demand for SUVs and pickups has generated big profits for Ford Motor Co. But Ford's outlook for the industry took a negative turn in July, as the automaker warned of looming risks to its financial goals. Q&A - #Ford CEO Mark Fields is working to prepare the automaker for a future in shared and autonomous vehicles by adding mobility services to its portfolio.
"26.10.2016 09:01:00" europe.autonews.com VW's record $14.7 billion U.S. settlement over rigged diesel vehicles is approved Volkswagen said it would begin buying back the vehicles in mid-November. A U.S. judge approved #Volkswagen Group's record-setting $14.7 billion settlement with regulators and owners of 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles.
"26.10.2016 08:27:38" europe.autonews.com Mercedes X-Class will target families, outdoor enthusiasts Mercedes-Benz unveiled two concepts for its first pickup that will go on sale next year called the X-Class.
"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
"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
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"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.