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2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers

Sept. 9, 2017 06:01 CET

Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, Kia, Citroen and Seat unveil new challengers in a booming sector that is forecast to almost double to 2.2 million sales in 2021 from 1.16 million last year.
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
Sept. 8, 2017 06:01 CET

The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. This was helped by a 10,000-unit boost provided by the recently launched ...

 

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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Aug. 16, 2017 06:01 CET

Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche help to revive a sector that had been in steady decline for eight consec ...

 




 
2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers

Sept. 9, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, Kia, Citroen and Seat unveil new challengers in a booming sector that is forecast to almost double to 2.2 million sales in 2021 from 1.16 million last year.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment

Sept. 8, 2017 06:01 CET
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. This was helped by a 10,000-unit boost provided by the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump

Aug. 16, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche help to revive a sector that had been in steady decline for eight consecutive years.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe

Aug. 11, 2017 06:01 CET
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the body style will reach a 34 percent market share by 2020.

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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers

June 30, 2017 06:01 CET
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. In most cases, these sales provide a higher profit margin to the automaker than those from fleets or special channels, automaker sources say.

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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020

June 10, 2017 06:01 CET
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interest as analysts forecast that the sector will decline this year and remain static in future years.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline

May 8, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising demand for SUVs and crossovers. Sales of models such as the VW Touran and Renault Scenic are likely to be hit.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year

April 15, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecomers such as Volkswagen, Hyundai and Kia expand the sector above 2 million sales in 2018 and to 2.3 million by 2020.

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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales

March 24, 2017 06:01 CET
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce Europe's diesel dependency, according to automakers such as VW and Renault.

SEGMENTS ANALYSIS

SUV sales rise to 25% of European market

March 24, 2017 06:01 CET
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as models such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Qashqai continue to lure buyers from minivans, wagons and hatchbacks.

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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs

Jan. 17, 2017 06:01 CET
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A class and SUVs from all brands steal market share from the volume players in Europe's third-largest segment.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year

Dec. 13, 2016 06:01 CET
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models such as the Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery. The segment's volume has shown the second highest rate of growth among Europe's SUV sectors at 33 percent, behind the 37 percent rise for compact premium SUVs.

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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone

Nov. 19, 2016 06:15 CET
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium segment because of their commitment to expanding their offerings in a part of the European market that used to be dominated by models such as the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models from Audi, Jaguar and BMW. The sector is likely to remain hot for years to come, according to a top analyst.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe

Aug. 13, 2016 06:01 CET
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Renault and Toyota lift the sector. The upward trend is likely to be halted as SUVs become more popular.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Minicars get boost from Italy rebound

July 9, 2016 06:01 CET
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing economic rebound in Italy, which is the top market for the region's smallest, most affordable vehicles.

 
Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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Zetsche first CEO to fulfill oft-broken F1 promise

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is the first CEO I know to fulfill a promise to transfer his company's F1 ...
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First impressions of Audi's self-driving system

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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The Level 3 autonomous driving technology in the new Audi A8, which will be on display at the upcomi ...
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