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Check out the ANE e-magazine for July

July 6, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Skoda's rising sales and profits both help an ...

Giugiaro steps aside; Audi takes over

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6
Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original Volkswagen Golf and first Fiat Panda, last week resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A., the ...

ANE's July e-magazine goes live Monday

July 3, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, July 6. This month's edition looks at why Skoda's rising sales and profits b ...

Legendary car designer Giugiaro quits company that bears his name

UPDATED: 7/2/15 3:04 pm ET - corrected
Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original VW Golf and first Fiat Panda, has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro, the styling and engineeri ...

Car design legend Giugiaro quits company he founded

UPDATED: July 2 20:50 CET -- adds career highlights
Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original VW Golf and first Fiat Panda, has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro, the styling and engineeri ...

Alfa's high-power reboot

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29
To revive Alfa Romeo, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, plans a performance-first approach. ...

Analysts doubt Sergio's lofty Alfa goals

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29
Analysts are skeptical that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne can achieve his ambitious sales goals for Alfa Romeo. ...

Alfa unveils high-performance Giulia

UPDATED: 6/24/15 -- photo gallery added
The Alfa Romeo Giulia's most sporty version will offer more power than rival models from BMW and Mercedes because it will use Maserati's Ferrari-derived 510-hp V-6 engine ...

Alfa Romeo will launch top Giulia version first as BMW M3 fighter

UPDATED: 6/24/15 -- photo gallery added
Alfa Romeo will unveil the range-topping version of its new Giulia sedan. The car is called the Giulia Quadrifoglio and it will be a competitor to the BMW M3 and Audi RS ...

Hyundai taps ex-Bentley design chief

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22
Former Bentley design chief Luc Donckerwolke will succeed Peter Schreyer as head of design for the Hyundai and Kia brands, sources say. ...

Alfa Romeo readies unveiling of key Giulia midsize sedan

June 21, 2015 06:01 CET
Alfa Romeo's new Giulia midsize sedan, which will be unveiled Wednesday, is crucial to the struggling brand's revival. ...

Sergio to BMW, Audi: Here comes Alfa

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21
Sergio Marchionne's risky, $6 billion plan to turn Alfa Romeo into a premium brand - one that can challenge BMW and Audi and end decades of dismal performance - begins wi ...

Hyundai to hire Donckerwolke to succeed Schreyer, report says

June 17, 2015 11:31 CET
Hyundai Motor will hire Volkswagen Group veteran Luc Donckerwolke to succeed Peter Schreyer as head of design for the Hyundai and Kia brands, a report said. ...

Life or death decisions

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12
Self-driving cars would open a world of opportunity to people like me who are fascinated by any new technology but these vehicles also raise some ethical dilemmas regardi ...

Life or death decisions

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12
Self-driving cars would open a world of opportunity to people like me who are fascinated by any new technology but these vehicles also raise some ethical dilemmas regardi ...

How Peugeot CEO Picat improved the brand's pricing

June 2, 2015 06:15 CET
Peugeot CEO Maxime Picat has played a key role in PSA's financial turnaround as head of the automaker's largest division by improving the retail pricing of the French bra ...

Check out the ANE e-magazine for June

June 1, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe e-magazine is ready for you to view. ...

ANE's Car Cutaways supplement ready to view

June 1, 2015 06:01 CET
The Automotive News Europe Car Cutaways supplement provides a peek underneath the skin of Europe's hottest new vehicles to showcase the contributions of hundreds o ...

Audi plans SUV blitz as demand grows

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says the German automaker plans a big push for SUVs and crossovers. ...

PSA defends high self registrations for upscale DS cars

May 31, 2015 06:01 CET
DS Automobiles, the youngest brand in PSA/Peugeot-Citroen’s stable, has defended the high number of cars it sells through so-called self registrations, a practice t ...

Audi boss focuses on SUVs to win consumers' hearts

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, 52, is particularly bullish about the automaker's fast-growing SUV lineup. ...

ANE's June e-magazine goes live Monday

May 29, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, June 1. ...

GM president rebuffs Marchionne's merger talk

May 26, 2015 17:10 CET
General Motors sees no need to merge with another automaker to maintain profitability, the company's president, Dan Ammann, said. ...

Turin's past as global design hub inspire new event

May 17, 2015 06:01 CET
Two Italian design companies will unveil high-performance sports coupes at an event that aims to recall the glamor of auto shows held in Turin when the city was a global ...

Why PSA chief Tavares is betting big on DS' long-term success

May 16, 2015 06:01 CET
Making a success of the DS brand is a big task facing PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares. ...
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