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Check out the ANE e-magazine for August

Aug. 3, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. ...

Alfa Romeo completes prep work on new SUV

Aug. 2, 2015 06:01 CET
Alfa Romeo has finished preparation work on its first SUV and the model is on track to launch next year. The midsize SUV will be a rival to the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. ...

ANE's August e-magazine goes live Monday

July 31, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, August 3. ...

Maserati's profits will recover with Levante SUV, Marchionne says

July 31, 2015 11:44 CET
Maserati's profits will recover when the brand launches its first SUV next year, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Maserati's second-quarter earnings fell by 30 p ...

Skoda makes new Superb smarter and more spacious

July 15, 2015 06:01 CET
Skoda has loaded its Superb midsize car with semi-autonomous driving technology typically found on more expensive vehicles. ...

Plastic Omnium boss foresees further gains from toughening emissions rules

July 14, 2015 06:01 CET
Plastic Omnium CEO Laurent Burelle wants to boost revenue 32 percent to 7 billion euros by 2018 at the French supplier of bumpers and fuel tanks. ...

Renault's Ghosn expects turnaround for brand's stalled passenger cars

July 8, 2015 12:36 CET
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn expects the French automaker's weak spot – global passenger-car sales – to become a strength soon because of a product offensive that ...

Alfa's last chance?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne hopes that his 5 billion-euro ($5.3 billion) bet on Alfa Romeo will result in eight new models, a sales boost, and an end to financial ...

Alfa's last chance?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne hopes that his 5 billion-euro bet on Alfa Romeo will result in eight new models, a sales boost, and an end to financial losses at the ...

Renault China boss counts on SUVs, Nissan to help win in key market

July 7, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault is convinced it can become a key player in China because of the addition of two locally built SUVs and its strong ties to alliance partner Nissan, which is well e ...

Renault taps Daimler expertise to boost Talisman quality

UPDATED: July 7 09:00 CET - adds details
Renault is aiming to match rivals' quality with its new Talisman midsize car with help from Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler. ...

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 ...
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