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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 »

BMW, Mercedes boxed in by tariff battles

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2018

Mercedes-Benz and BMW stand to lose most from tit-for-tat import tariffs imposed first by the U.S. on China and then reciprocated. Unfortunately for both, there isn't much they can do to shield themselves from the fallout.... Read More »

German EVs will catch Tesla in coming years, study finds

7:19 pm U.S. ET | July 12, 2018

Electric-vehicle pioneer Tesla no longer has the road to itself.... Read More »

GROWING PAINS

Discovering what automakers don't know about moving people

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

Automakers rushing to embrace car-sharing, in which sedans and crossovers are more of a service than a product, are getting feedback of all types: buggy apps that crash or time out, dirty cars that smell like smoke, and vehicles that don't unlock when the driver arrives.... Read More »

Stuttgart to start ban of older diesels in 2019

July 11, 2018 19:50 CET

Stuttgart, home to Mercedes and Porsche, will bar diesel vehicles meeting the Euro 4 or older emissions standards starting next year and may be forced to ban Euro 5 vehicles by 2020 if measures to improve air quality fail, a state ministry said.... Read More »

Albatross to icon: The man who saved the Mercedes G-Wagen

10:42 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2018

Known as the man who almost single-handedly turned the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen from a scuttled military experiment into the celebrity staple it is today, Heinz Neunzig is highly revered by those in the know -- a living legend with unshakeable aspirations, humble views and an insatiable sense of adventure.... Read More »

Infiniti halts work on car with Daimler, paper says

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2018

Nissan says it is still committed to cooperating with Daimler after a report it has suspended joint development of a luxury compact car amid an uncertain U.S. market outlook.... Read More »

BMW, China's CATL agree to $4.7 billion battery cell deal

7:52 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2018

$1.76 billion in battery cells will come from a new CATL plant in Erfurt, Germany. The rest will come from China.... Read More »

Lexus dealers push online retailing

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2018

A closing rate boost pushed Lexus to name Roadster one of its four approved digital retail partners.... Read More »

Daimler halts truck engine deliveries on NOx issue

July 8, 2018 14:22 CET

Daimler has temporarily halted deliveries of a truck engine after finding that, in certain driving conditions, its emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) could exceed legal limits, the company said.... Read More »

Mercedes plans more pop-up stores

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2018

Mercedes wants to give consumers a no-pressure shopping environment where they can simply see what a Mercedes is.... Read More »

Nissan halts luxury car work with Daimler, report says

July 6, 2018 09:47 CET

Nissan says it is still committed to cooperating with Daimler following a report it has suspended joint development of a luxury compact car amid an uncertain U.S. market outlook.... Read More »

Daimler gets OK for self-driving vehicle tests in Beijing

July 6, 2018 12:42 CET

Beijing has given the green light to Daimler testing self-driving cars on real roads, making it the first international automaker to be granted such a license in the Chinese city... Read More »

German automakers meet Trump envoy on trade threat, sources say

July 4, 2018 19:10 CET

German auto industry leaders are making the case to the Trump administration that a trade feud with the U.S. will cause irreparable damage to global business.... Read More »

LUXURY: BMW takes top spot; supplier disruption hampers Mercedes

5:14 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2018

A supplier fire that hobbled SUV production cost Mercedes-Benz the top spot in the luxury U.S. sales race in June.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for July

July 2, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines why light commercial vehicles are pure gold for automakers.... Read More »

Germany not ruling out further car recalls, minister says

July 1, 2018 20:14 CET

Germany is not ruling out further recalls of cars as it continues to check the automotive industry for illegal software, transport minister Andreas Scheuer told a German daily.... Read More »

ANE's July issue goes live on Monday

June 29, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines why light commercial vehicles are pure gold for automakers.... Read More »

Daimler will invest $700 million in South Africa plant

June 27, 2018 12:25 CET

Daimler is investing $700 million to expand its factory in South Africa, and will build the next generation of its C-class model at the plant.... Read More »

Trump tariffs force companies to rework supply chains

7:28 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2018

From global manufacturers to small tech startups, companies are scrambling to rework supply chains built for an era of stable, open trade policy that is now under threat.... Read More »

Rising crime pushes Mexico bulletproof car production to record

8:34 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2018

Historic levels of violent crime in Mexico have sparked a record increase in the country's car-armoring business, with an industry group predicting a double-digit jump in the number of vehicles bulletproofed this year.... Read More »

Daimler sales, HR expert is new Smart boss

June 22, 2018 14:38 CET

Daimler executive Karen Adt will become the head of the Smart brand, succeeding Annette Winkler.... Read More »

Germany's glitziest car awards canceled over diesel

June 22, 2018 14:57 CET

Germany's most prestigious automaker awards will go to no one this year as manufacturers reel from the latest turns in a diesel-emissions scandal plaguing the industry.... Read More »

Daimler cuts 2018 profit outlook as tariffs strike U.S.-made SUVs

5:59 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

Daimler said profit would fall in 2018 as new import tariffs on light vehicles exported from the United States to China would hurt sales of high-margin Mercedes-Benz SUVs.... Read More »

German automakers willing to drop all tariffs with U.S., report says

12:08 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018

German automakers would abandon car tariffs between the EU and the United States in exchange for President Trump dropping a 25 percent tax threat on European auto imports, according to a report.... Read More »

 
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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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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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The Goodwood Festival of Speed has an edge that traditional auto shows in Paris, Detroit and Geneva ...
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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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When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore ...
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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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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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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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Ex-ZF CEO to join VW Group as procurement chief
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