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    Issue highlights:
  • How Carlos Ghosn aims to make Renault-Nissan one of the world's top 3 automakers
  • Why Zetsche's risky bet on compacts is paying off for Mercedes
  • Meet the 2014 Rising Stars of the European automotive industry

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The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's plan catch industry leaders Toyota, Volkswagen and General Motors.

It won't be easy given that his alliance finished 2013 more than 1 million vehicle sales behind the automakers that make up the world’s top three.

A key part of Renault’s future growth will be how quickly it can expand in China, where it is a weak player. The French automaker’s China boss, Jacques Daniel, explains how Renault plans to make a massive sales increase in the world’s largest auto market.

When BMW first entered the premium SUV sector with its X range the novel offering helped improve margins. Now the automaker hopes to do the same with its “born electric” i range, BMW brand sales and marketing boss Ian Robertson says. We also review BMW’s first low-emissions supercar, the i8.

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen’s revival plan includes turning the Citroen-based upscale DS marque into a stand-alone brand. Yves Bonnefont has been picked to lead DS. He shares his goals with us.

Is Sergio Marchionne’s bold plan for Fiat Chrysler too ambitious? Can the automaker support all nine of its vehicle brands? Analysts are skeptical. Find out why.

Our monthly segment analysis uncovers a major change looming in Europe. The eight-year reign by subcompact cars as the region’s largest segment by sales is at risk because of rising demand for small SUVs. See which segment will benefit and why.

Next-generation leaders

Who will be the next boss at BMW or a future board member at Jaguar Land Rover? People with the talent to reach such lofty posts are already taking big steps forward in the industry. Many of them are part of the fourth wave of fast-climbing executives who make up the Automotive News Europe Rising Stars. This year we honor 14 promising executives.

The value of European automakers, suppliers and retailers improved in the first quarter of this year, although the pace of growth was slower than in the preceding three months, according to the Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers Transaction Services Shareholder Value report. See which companies were the big winners.

Enjoy the issue!

Luca Ciferri, Editor

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