Headlines for Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quick search (past 7 days):
- or -
Choose a date:


Use the form on the right to select a specific day >>

image
2013 GENEVA AUTO SHOW:

Opel prices new Cascada convertible under 25,000 euros

Opel/Vauxhall's new Cascada mid-sized convertible will be priced more than 14,000 euros less than potential rivals when it starts arriving at dealerships in April as the money-losing brand seeks to attract buyers looking for a cheaper alternative to premium convertibles. Read More »

image
2013 GENEVA AUTO SHOW:

Alfa says 4C is the 'ideal' car for U.S. relaunch

Alfa Romeo CEO Harald Wester said the 4C small sports coupe is the ideal model for Alfa's relaunch in North America. Read More »

image

Carmakers warn of weak European market for years to come

New-car sales in Europe are at the low end of expectations and the market is likely to remain shaky for at least five years as the region implements austerity measures to cut its debts, industry executives warned on Tuesday. Read More »

image

Jaguar Land Rover to lift investment at UK engine plant

Jaguar Land Rover plans to increase investment at its UK engine plant and double employment at the site to around 1,400, CEO Ralf Speth said. Read More »

image

New Opel CEO Neumann readies turnaround plans

Karl-Thomas Neumann, Opel's new CEO, outlined three priorities while saying he took the job at General Motors' money-losing European subsidiary because of its improved vehicles and GM's commitment to spend billions of dollars turning the business around. Read More »

image
2013 GENEVA AUTO SHOW:

Ferrari unveils its fastest model to date

Ferrari unveiled the LaFerrari supercar at the Geneva auto show today. The 963-hp hybrid is the fastest, most powerful and most expensive Ferrari model to date. It succeeds the Enzo. Read More »

image

Marchionne confirms Fiat's 2013 targets, sees no European market recovery

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed the company's 2013 profit targets today and said a recovery in Europe's car markets this year seemed unlikely. Read More »

image
2013 GENEVA AUTO SHOW:

Qoros will launch compact sedan in Europe priced below 20,000 euros

Chinese carmaker Qoros said its Qoros 3 sedan will cost below 20,000 euros ($26,000) when it launches later this year. Read More »

image
LUCA CIFERRI:

Is this really a different Note?

When I saw the new Nissan Note today I asked myself: Am I at the right auto show? Is this really the all-new Note that Nissan said would be dramatically different from the first-generation car? No chance. Read More »

image
PAUL MCVEIGH:

Euro contagion means Russia car sales likely to pass Germany this year

Russia is likely to become Europe's biggest market for new vehicles as early as this year as current leader Germany succumbs to the euro zone crisis, according to Toyota Europe's sales and marketing boss Karl Schlicht. Read More »

image
LUCA CIFERRI:

Ghosn: Too early to revise European sales predictions downward

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn believes it is too early to revise downward sales predictions for Europe this year. Read More »

image
MIKE COLIAS:

Why Corvette in Europe faces a tough road

By unveiling the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible in Europe, GM is signaling that it believes this generation of the 'Vette can stretch its halo beyond American shores. Read More »

image

Toyota sees European profit as revamp bears fruit

Toyota will turn a profit in its European automotive business during the current fiscal year, ending this month, for the first time since 2007. Read More »

image
NICK GIBBS:

Lamborghini celebrates 50th with exclusive Veneno

Lamborghini stole the limelight from McLaren and Ferrari rivals on Monday by celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exclusive hypercar of which just three will be built. Read More »

image
DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC:

VW marries massages, movies & maintenance

For most people in the Western world, going to the dealership is like going to the dentist. The visit is considered a success as long as it is quick and painless. At Volkswagen dealerships in China the expectations are higher – and the perks are much better. Read More »

 
Most Read
Ford of Europe's quiet designer made a big impact

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2014

image
Martin Smith, Ford's longtime design director for Europe, is not a man of many words. ...
 Read More ›

Toyota Europe boss shares secrets to his success

Douglas A. Bolduc
1:22 am U.S. ET | June 4 2014

image
Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy says that to become a true leader you should not worry about making your boss happy. ...
 Read More ›

Zetsche sees speedy uptake of F1 tech in Mercedes cars

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30 2014

image
Dieter Zetsche foresees Mercedes models benefiting quicker than ever from the automaker's participat ...
 Read More ›

How PSA's DS division aims to sell French chic worldwide

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2014

image
PSA's Paris dealership dedicated to the upscale DS brand is much like a high-end French restaurant: ...
 Read More ›

Mini boss experiences love at first sight

Luca Ciferri
5:43 am U.S. ET | May 26 2014

image
Mini boss Peter Schwarzenbauer's passion for the Superleggera Vision concept is deep. One look at the car and you'll understand why. ...
 Read More ›

Zetsche on EU: Relish the peace


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2014

image
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says it is important not to lose sight of the many benefits of a united Europe. One he never takes for granted is peace. ...
 Read More ›

Google self-driving cars master delicate dance of city driving

Gabe Nelson
1:19 pm U.S. ET | May 14 2014

image
Sitting in one of Google's self-driving vehicles feels like it does with a person in control. The te ...
 Read More ›

Marchionne lets the secrets flow

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2014

image
Sergio Marchionne last week showed us how to open up a little more and how to let our secrets flow. ...
 Read More ›

Citroen's incoming CEO worked wonders in the UK

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9 2014

image
Incoming Citroen CEO Linda Jackson has proved herself in the UK by reducing image-harming discounts and boosting morale. ...
 Read More ›

Ghosn aims for No. 3 spot for Renault-Nissan


7:17 am U.S. ET | May 8 2014

image
Carlos Ghosn has high ambitions for Renault-Nissan after getting a new mandate as Renault CEO. He wants to catch industry leaders Toyota, General Motors and Volkswagen. ...
 Read More ›

image
UK car sales rise to 10-year monthly record in May
UK car sales rose nearly 8 percent in May to hit a 10-year record for the month, but future demand i ...
 Read More ›
image
European car sales lackluster in May
New-car registrations across Europe were generally lackluster in May after a rebound in the first fe ...
 Read More ›
image
European sales rise 4% in April
New-car registrations in Europe rose 4 percent in April with mass-market automakers Renault, Ford, O ...
 Read More ›
image
Russian car sales fall 8% in April on weak ruble
Russian car sales fell 8 percent in April as the weak ruble hit consumer demand. ...
 Read More ›
W. Europe car sales headed for 4% growth after strong April
Western European car sales may rise 4 percent to 12.04 million this year as the region's auto market continues its recovery. ...
 Read More ›
image
German car sales fall for first time in five months
Sales of new cars in Germany fell by nearly 4 percent in April, bucking the trend in the other major ...
 Read More ›
image
European car sales rise 10% in March
European car sales jumped 10 percent in March, the seventh consecutive monthly gain, as new models t ...
 Read More ›
image
European car sales recovery gains pace as German deliveries rise 5%
Germany joined France, Italy and Spain in posting higher new-car sales in March, adding to signs tha ...
 Read More ›
image
European car sales rise 8% in February as region's economy revives
European car sales rose by nearly 8 percent percent in February, the sixth consecutive monthly gain, ...
 Read More ›
image
Ford names Mustang styling chief new Europe design boss
Ford has named Joel Piaskowski, who helped create the automaker's new Mustang, to head its design team in Europe. He will succeed Martin Smith on July 1. ...
 Read More ›
image
Rolls-Royce picks former Infiniti, Audi exec to lead sales
Rolls-Royce has named former Infiniti and Audi executive Fintan Knight as its new director of sales ...
 Read More ›
image
Ex-Renault marketing boss Norman joins PSA
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares has chosen former Renault colleague Stephen Norman as senior vice president o ...
 Read More ›
image
Rolls-Royce recruits former Chery executive
Rolls-Royce named Brett Soso, a former executive at China carmaker Chery, as regional director for t ...
 Read More ›
image
PSA names new chiefs for Citroen and DS brands
Citroen's UK chief, Linda Jackson, will replace Frederic Banzet as the brand's CEO while strategy di ...
 Read More ›
image
New Lotus CEO is industry veteran Gales
Industry veteran Jean-Marc Gales is the new CEO of Lotus. ...
 Read More ›
image
Daimler names Brecht as company's top workforce representative
Daimler's supervisory board has chosen Michael Brecht as its deputy chairman replacing Erich Klemm, ...
 Read More ›
image
CLEPA CEO Gales steps down
Industry veteran Jean-Marc Gales has stepped down as CEO of the European supplier group CLEPA. ...
 Read More ›
image
VW picks former Audi r&d boss to run Bentley, Bugatti brands
Volkswagen said Audi's former development chief, Wolfgang Duerheimer, will head its Bentley and Buga ...
 Read More ›
image
Ford moves Europe exec Cortesi to global corporate communications role
Ford of Europe executive Elena Cortesi has been given a global role as the automaker's corporate communications manager. ...
 Read More ›
image
Peugeot's crossover fighter
Peugeot has high hopes for the new 308 SW despite many customers deserting compact station wagons fo ...
 Read More ›
image
Porsche adds second SUV
Porsche hopes its Macan compact SUV will be able to repeat the success of its Cayenne, which account ...
 Read More ›
image
Mercedes C class gets French power
Mercedes is offering a more fuel-efficient powertrain lineup in its new lighter, bigger C class, inc ...
 Read More ›
image
Kia enhances Soul's SUV traits
Rising demand for subcompact-sized SUV-styled models has driven Kia to put more emphasis on the late ...
 Read More ›
image
BMW woos U.S. buyers with 2 series
BMW is aiming the 2-series coupe at drivers looking for performance and driving dynamics in a compac ...
 Read More ›
image
Nissan moves Qashqai upmarket
Nissan is so confident about the new Qashqai that its production capacity is three times that of the ...
 Read More ›
image
Bigger Mini keeps its charm
The third-generation Mini looks very much like its predecessor but beneath the longer body shell a l ...
 Read More ›
image
Mercedes touts GLA's sporty looks
Mercedes expects a 70 percent conquest rate for the GLA, the brand's smallest and cheapest SUV. ...
 Read More ›
image
Seat goes large with Leon ST
Seat is hoping to win new customers to its compact Leon range with the arrival of the Sports Tourer, ...
 Read More ›
image
Ford tweaks India-built EcoSport for Europe
Ford has tweaked the EcoSport subcompact SUV for European markets as it hopes the model will help it ...
 Read More ›
image
Brose, Behr, Conti keep Skoda Octavia's cabin cozy
Several suppliers contributed to the Octavia's HVAC system. ...
 Read More ›
image
TrelleborgVibracoustic helps cut CO2 in Porsche Macan
TrelleborgVibracoustic supplies the Porsche Macan's optional air springs that allow the crossover to ...
 Read More ›
image
ZF 8-speed cuts fuel use in new BMW 4 series
ZF supplies the new BMW 4 series with its optional eight-speed automatic transmission. ...
 Read More ›
Rocket Fuel