Faurecia raises outlook after first-half profit rises 10%

July 20, 2018 12:07 CET

Faurecia raised its 2018 outlook after reporting that first half profit rose 10.2 percent to to 342 million euros, while sales climbed 5.2 percent.... Read More »

BMW, VW win Beijing's OK to gain control of China JVs

July 20, 2018 10:12 CET

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's government has allowed BMW and VW Group to gain control over local ventures ahead of their foreign rivals, giving the German automakers a big boost in the world's largest vehicle market.... Read More »

Plastic Omnium sells trash can division to focus on automotive unit

July 20, 2018 10:45 CET

Plastic Omnium has agreed to sell its environment business unit as it focuses on automotive operations.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Mahindra places big bet small crossover

July 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Mahindra & Mahindra are hoping to get a much larger slice of the European car market with the launch of their KUV 100 small crossover. Last year, the Indian automaker sold fewer than 800 vehicles, but hopes to lift this to 10,000 a year by 2021 with the KUV 100's help.... Read More »

EU, Canada, automakers blast Trump auto tariff plan

July 20, 2018 09:46 CET

The Trump administration came under criticism from the EU, Canada and automakers as officials consider imposing tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported cars and parts.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Nissan Leaf provides some twists on road to EV future

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2018

A week spent testing Nissan's new Leaf was frustrating logistically but encouraging overall.... Read More »

Actor Mark Wahlberg buys Chevy dealership in Ohio

2:00 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2018

Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg, known for both hit movies and his entrepreneurial efforts in the restaurant and nutrition supplements industries, is getting into the car business.... Read More »

VW CEO Diess said to push for margin improvements

July 19, 2018 17:21 CET

VW Group CEO Herbert Diess is pushing for faster margin improvements at the company's Porsche, Audi and VW brands, German monthly Manager Magazin said.... Read More »

Volvo shifts XC60 output for U.S. to Europe to avoid Trump's tariffs on China imports

July 19, 2018 09:50 CET

Volvo is shifting XC60 production for the U.S. market to Europe from China to avoid Washington's new tariffs on Chinese imports.... Read More »

Ross says it's 'too early' to say if U.S. will impose auto tariffs

9:25 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2018

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said it was "too early" to say if the United States would impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported cars and parts.... Read More »

Auto industry tells Commerce Dept. to ditch tariff proposal

12:20 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2018

A wide spectrum of auto interests, armed with the latest impact studies, warned at a Commerce Department hearing Thursday that raising auto tariffs would severely harm the industry and consumers.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Making a case against higher tariffs

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2018

Groups make case against higher tariffs, A hint from Wilbur Ross, Workers and lawmakers rally; Japan supplier buying U.S. interiors firm; Vietnam's Vinfast teases vehicles; Ford, Hyundai pricing.... Read More »

Asahi Kasei to buy interiors supplier Sage for $1.1 billion

8:56 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2018

Asahi Kasei, as part of a long-term strategy to triple its automotive business, said it plans to acquire U.S. interiors supplier Sage Automotive Interiors in a deal valued at $1.1 billion.... Read More »

Hyundai launches Iron Man edition of Kona

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2018

Hyundai is extending its Marvel collaboration with a special Iron Man edition of the Kona subcompact crossover. The version is scheduled to be unveiled Thursday at Comic-Con in San Diego.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler prepares for Magneti Marelli spinoff

2:55 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2018

Fiat Chrysler has kicked off its planned spinoff of parts maker Magneti Marelli which will be registered in the Netherlands and listed on the Milan stock exchange, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern

2:41 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2018

Panasonic said it was unable to determine how much of the cobalt used in batteries it makes for Tesla cars comes from Cuba, a country subject to U.S. sanctions.... Read More »

Audi CEO Stadler appeals to court for release from jail

July 19, 2018 13:41 CET

Audi's suspended CEO Rupert Stadler has appealed to a court to be released from custody after spending the past month in jail. The executive was detained as part of a probe into emissions cheating.... Read More »

Borgward picks first dealership in Europe

July 19, 2018 13:53 CET

Borgward has picked Autodis Esch/Mersch as its first European dealer to handle sales in Luxembourg. The Chinese-backed automaker will still sell the majority of its China-built vehicles over the Internet in Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Volvo shifting XC60s for U.S. out of China

8:00 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2018

Volvo shifting XC60s for U.S. out of China; Auto groups, EU official decry tariffs; Sergio sidelined?; Chevy's blazing sales surprise; Aromatherapy on board.... Read More »

2018 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Vietnam's Vinfast will unveil Italian-designed SUV and sedan

July 19, 2018 09:36 CET

Vietnamese automaker Vinfast will use the Paris auto show to raise its global profile by unveiling two production-ready models. Vinfast’s first SUV and sedan were both designed by Italy's Pininfarina.... Read More »

Trump says visit by EU officials will focus on car tariffs

July 19, 2018 09:11 CET

President Donald Trump cited car tariffs as "the big one" among U.S.-EU trade irritants. He said the U.S. has tremendous powers if the EU does not bring a "fair" offer to Washington next week.... Read More »

Mercedes widens lead over Audi, BMW in China

July 19, 2018 10:50 CET

Mercedes extended its lead as the top-selling luxury brand over main rivals Audi and BMW in China last month as its sales jumped 14 percent. BMW registrations were up 1.6 percent, while demand for Audi vehicles fell 7.2 percent.... Read More »

Volvo expects record 2018 sales despite trade tensions

July 19, 2018 07:13 CET

Volvo said it was on track for a fifth consecutive year of record vehicle sales despite rising trade tensions after the automaker's second-quarter operating profit rose 29 percent. Volvo recently opened its first U.S. plant.... Read More »

Convalescing Marchionne likely to miss FCA Q2 earnings call, report says

4:51 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne likely will miss the automaker's planned July 25 announcement of its second-quarter earnings as he recovers from recent surgery, according to an Italian media report.... Read More »

GM claims mural is an 'architectural work' in copyright infringement case

4:38 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2018

GM, fighting a lawsuit claiming it unlawfully used an outdoor mural in its advertising, contends that since the mural is painted on an "architectural work," the automaker cannot be held liable for copyright infringement.... Read More »

 
Automotive News Europe supplement 

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Nissan Leaf provides some twists on road to EV future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20 2018

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How I became a diesel believer again

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2018

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Like many other people, my faith in diesel has been challenged by revelations of emissions cheating. ...
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Why Ford execs are lobbying for the Focus sedan

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2018

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The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned jou ...
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Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2018

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New refuge for abandoned minivan fans?

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10 2018

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Loyal minivan buyers who aren't willing to join the shift to SUVs appear to have found refuge in one ...
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Opel's labor boss is ready for a fight

Christiaan Hetzner
12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 5 2018

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Opel's works council boss has spent most of the past six years quietly settling labor conflicts behi ...
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Why PSA is OK that its new compact vans are so alike

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3 2018

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PSA Group's new compact vans have a lot in common, a trait that is often very beneficial in the ligh ...
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VW could benefit most in U.S. from Ford alliance

Nick Gibbs
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 25 2018

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VW and Ford's announcement that they are exploring a development and production alliance for commerc ...
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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UK market 'stabilizing' despite sales falling nearly 4% on diesel plunge
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Spanish car sales rise 8 percent in June
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Jeep is biggest winner as Spain sales rise 7%
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European electric-car sales growth slowed in first half
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CNG car sales set to rise on tougher emissions rules
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW Group appoints Porsche exec as strategy chief
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VW Group names Porsche exec as strategy chief
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Opel names Brunet as new finance chief
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VW's Sedran will head commercial vehicles, give up strategy post
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Ex-ZF CEO to join VW Group as procurement chief
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Renault-Nissan promotes ex-Daimler exec to connected car boss
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Lotus taps Aston Martin exec for newly created post
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Audi said to appoint former Rolls-Royce exec as Europe sales chief
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Daimler sales, HR expert is new Smart boss
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Mahindra places big bet small crossover
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Volvo counts on V60 wagon to help balance SUV surge
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Suzuki keeps Jimny's gritty look for new generation
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Audi drops A1 diesel variant due to low demand
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Volvo's new S60 signals 'dynamic' powertrain changes
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BMW 8 series will offer 320-hp diesel in Europe
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Ford gives new Focus multiple personalities
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BMW X5 gains space, off-road package
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