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Opel marketing chief to leave automaker, report says

Sept. 25, 2017 09:11 CET

Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, is leaving the automaker, Handelsblatt reported. If confirmed, Mueller would be the second leading executive to quit Opel after Karl-Thomas Neumann, who resigned as CEO following PSA's takeover of the former GM unit.... Read More »

Jim Hackett's big moment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

After quietly evaluating Ford's operations since taking over as CEO in May, Jim Hackett is expected to start laying out his plan for the automaker during a meeting with Wall Street next week.... Read More »

Cadillac's Project Pinnacle loosens up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

Cadillac has modified standards to allow a smoother transition into the long-term retailer network strategy, which has been a point of contention between some dealers and Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover said to scout for luxury brand, tech company deals

Sept. 25, 2017 14:53 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is scouting to buy rival luxury brands to diversify the range of vehicles it sells, and tech companies to help it boost its move into EVs and autonomous driving systems, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

The next marketing challenge: Targeting

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

Targeting which consumers to pitch, via which media and with which message is the step in marketing, speakers at the Automotive News Marketing 360 conference said.... Read More »

New execs, different worlds

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

Both Henio Arcangeli Jr. and Kyung Soo "Kenny" Lee are new U.S. chiefs of two Asian brands and the third person in less than a year to fill his respective role. And neither one ever has run the U.S. arm of an automaker before.... Read More »

Oge urges Bill Ford to lead on emissions standards

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

Former EPA official Margo Oge says manufacturers "would do much better if they walk the talk that they are building cool, clean and smart cars."... Read More »

Football, furniture and Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

Here are 10 facts about Ford's top executive Jim Hackett.... Read More »

Jaguar's F-Type replacement is a go, and it will be electrified

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

In the era of SUVS, Jaguar isn't giving up on sports cars.... Read More »

The new book of Genesis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

Chapter and verse illuminate the origins and philosophy of the world's newest luxury contender with inspirational meditations and artsy photos.... Read More »

Chris Bangle at the edge of the world

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

Former BMW design chief Chris Bangle is an explainer extraordinaire and a wildly creative allegorist.... Read More »

Bosch CEO plays down diesel woes

Sept. 24, 2017 06:01 CET

Bosch has felt the impact of the diesel-emissions crisis through its ties to Volkswagen. But the supplier has been able to offset any hit to sales through its strong commercial vehicle business, CEO Volkmar Denner said.... Read More »

Sporty Toyota line will make waves in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2017

Toyota debuts a GR sports car series for Japan and beyond. The U.S. may not get the name, but its future products will get a healthy dose of the line's sporty spirit.... Read More »

Bentley to hire Jaguar Land Rover exec as new CEO, report says

Sept. 22, 2017 13:20 CET

Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer will be replaced by Adrian Hallmark, currently head of strategy at UK rival Jaguar Land Rover, a German business publication reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW tries CEO bull sessions to engage workers

2:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2017

VW tries CEO bull sessions to engage workers; A job for an outsider?; How Aston is shaking, stirring up marketing - without James Bond; NAFTA tough-talk time.... Read More »

Volkswagen chairman won't rule out outsider as next CEO

8:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2017

Volkswagen's supervisory board does not rule out doing away with a custom under which the automaker's top executive must be a company veteran, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Report: Bentley CEO Duerheimer to step down

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2017

Report: Bentley CEO Duerheimer to step down; GM strike's ripple effects; Tesla kills cheapest Model S; London strips Uber's license; Fiat, Alfa product plans; Barra's top ranking.... Read More »

Bentley CEO to step down, report says

7:25 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2017

Bentley Motors CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer is planning to step down and will be replaced by Adrian Hallmark, currently head of strategy at British rival Jaguar Land Rover, a German magazine reported Friday.... Read More »

Mueller's employee meetings aim to soften VW image

Sept. 22, 2017 06:01 CET

VW aims to overcome a reputation as a secretive and autocratic company by introducing a "Meeting Mueller" program which allows employees to pose questions directly to CEO Matthias Mueller. VW is working on new responsibilities for the board and twill use fewer consultants and rely on internal expertise, Mueller told employees.... Read More »

Waymo's Krafcik, coach Saban to keynote 2018 NADA

5:13 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Waymo CEO John Krafcik and University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban will give keynote speeches at the 2018 NADA convention in March in Las Vegas.... Read More »

Volvo packs XC40 with firsts, takes aim at BMW, Audi

Sept. 21, 2017 11:30 CET

The Volvo XC40 breaks a lot of new ground for the automaker. It's Volvo's first model with inductive charging for mobile phones and the first to offer a car-sharing option for family and friends.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Daimler spending $1B to make EVs in Ala.

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Daimler spending $1B to make EVs, batteries in Ala.; Greenpeace activists try to halt VW diesel delivery; Tata's 'long-term view' on Jag; Tesla chip dip?; Donuts with Akio Toyoda.... Read More »

Daimler plans $1B investment in Ala. to build EQ electric utility vehicles

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

Daimler AG is investing an additional $1 billion in its U.S. factory in Vance, Ala., expanding the 20-year-old site to build fully electric utility vehicles under its EQ subbrand along with their battery packs.... Read More »

Fake charity was tied to UAW-FCA scam, prosecutors say

3:43 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2017

Federal prosecutors seized $292,000 funds they allege were laundered through a fake hospice center in connection to corruption scandal by UAW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executives.... Read More »

Germany's VDA and IG Metall union seek gov't support for EV shift

Sept. 20, 2017 12:14 CET

Germany's VDA industry association and the country's biggest union, IG Metall, urged politicians to help with a shift to EVs and not force a phasing out of the combustion engine.... Read More »

 
Labor gain and strain loom from EV shift

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24 2017

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Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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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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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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