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PSA plant blames two-day stoppage on Brexit vote

July 22, 2016 11:12 CET

PSA blamed the UK's referendum vote to leave the EU for a decision to suspend production for two days at its Poissy plant near Paris. The automaker said the measure was "just in case" the June decision significantly affects its sales.... Read More »

GM says Brexit 'not a good omen,' mulls cuts in Europe

July 21, 2016 14:44 CET

GM said it was considering cost cuts in Europe to offset up to $400 million of potential headwinds triggered by Britain's Brexit vote, calling into question the carmaker's ability to return Opel and Vauxhall to a full-year profit.... Read More »

Zetsche says he does not see Brexit impacting vehicle demand

July 21, 2016 11:12 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said he did not expect the UK's decision to leave the EU to have any effect on demand for vehicles.... Read More »

Cars, vans said to be focus of EU plan for tougher emissions caps

July 18, 2016 11:14 CET

EU regulators are set to release draft CO2 targets for 2030 on Wednesday. The EU plans tighter caps on emissions as part of a target to cut greenhouse gases blamed for climate change.... Read More »

GM most likely to say cheerio to U.K., report finds

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Of all manufacturers building cars in the UK, analysts say General Motors is the one mostly likely to shift its operations to mainland Europe if costs rise on the back of the country's decision to leave the European Union.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Jeep gets billion-dollar boost

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

Jeep gets a billion-dollar boost from FCA, and a lovefest in Toledo hometown; U.S. senator seeks answers on Tesla safety; Ford backing map venture; Brexit slows European sales growth.... Read More »

Brexit forecast to hit car production and jobs in Slovakia

July 15, 2016 12:15 CET

Slovakia, which is home to VW, PSA and Kia car plants, will see slower growth and up to 4,000 job losses as a result of the UK's decision to exit the EU, the country's finance ministry says.... Read More »

PSA car sales slide on China weakness as automaker sees slight Brexit impact

July 12, 2016 11:16 CET

PSA's first-half car sales fell 0.2 percent as a weaker Chinese market offset a stronger performance in Europe. The automaker also cautioned that the European market will likely see a slight decline following the UK's Brexit vote.... Read More »

Romania seeks to attract further automakers, minister says

July 11, 2016 12:17 CET

Romania's government is in talks with two leading automakers about the possibility of opening a production plant, the country's economy minister said.... Read More »

EU mulls tariffs on Russia, Iran, others over steel

July 8, 2016 11:36 CET

The EU threatened to hit Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Iran and Brazil with tariffs on a type of steel known as hot-rolled coil, highlighting concerns about job losses in the EU industry.... Read More »

German firms lower UK export sights as Brexit bites eurozone

July 8, 2016 11:06 CET

A German business group has lowered its sights for exports to Britain, forecasting a darkening trade outlook as the impact of Britons' vote to leave the EU seeps into the eurozone economy. Britain is Germany's fifth-biggest trading partner for goods. For the UK, Germany is the biggest partner.... Read More »

UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support

July 6, 2016 11:28 CET

UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry body to urge the government to boost economic confidence to avoid further drops after the country voted to leave the EU.... Read More »

W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline

July 6, 2016 14:25 CET

Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in Germany, France, Italy and Spain, but contracted for the first time in the UK since last October.... Read More »

VW escapes cheating fines in Germany as payout pressure mounts

11:14 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2016

Volkswagen AG is set to escape fines from the German Transport Ministry after cheating on emissions tests for years, despite growing public ire over the lack of compensation for European owners of tainted vehicles.... Read More »

TI Automotive IPO could be delayed by Brexit

7:04 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2016

The planned stock market listing of UK auto parts supplier TI Automotive, a potential $3.3 billion deal, is facing a delay due to volatility triggered by Britain's vote to leave the European Union, people familiar with the matter said.... Read More »

EU trade deals with U.S., Canada at risk, minister says

July 5, 2016 18:28 CET

A free trade deal being negotiated by the EU and the U.S. is at a dead end and an agreement with Canada is also at risk, Italy's industry minister said. Carlo Calenda said confidence in the negotiations was lacking.... Read More »

JASON STEIN

Brexit looks bleaker than the worst-case scenarios

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Ten days into the digestion of a United Kingdom vote for a separation from the European Union, and the analysis is crystal clear: Brexit is a flat-out mess. A quagmire. Its potential impact has some leaders worried that even their worst-case scenarios weren't bad enough.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

As Brexit unfolds, it's best to keep calm and carry on

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Despite the uncertainty for global automakers and suppliers arising from Great Britain's vote to withdraw from the European Union, the immediate impact on the U.S. auto market appears to be modest.... Read More »

Aston Martin CEO sees short-run lift from Brexit

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

There's a silver lining of export opportunity in the U.K.'s radical departure from the European Union, says Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.... Read More »

Classic cars with Brexit benefits

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover and other U.K.-based automakers may be worried about the effects of Brexit, but Britain leaving the EU could be a boon for one tiny backwater of the British auto industry: Classic-car dealers.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

May cool heads prevail in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Nobody likes uncertainty. When people and companies don't have the slightest idea what's going on, they panic.... Read More »

10 questions about Brexit's impact on the auto industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2016

A look at some of the key questions for the auto industry arising from the U.K.'s historic vote to leave the European Union.... Read More »

Aston Martin CEO sees short-term Brexit gain

July 1, 2016 09:06 CET

Aston Martin will see a short-term financial gain from the crash in the pound's value following the UK's decision to leave the EU, CEO Andy Palmer said. “A weak pound obviously helps our exports in terms of profit-per-unit,” Palmer told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

GM exec sees little Brexit effect for automaker in U.S.

June 30, 2016 11:54 CET

GM's chief economist, Mustafa Mohatarem, says it is too soon to measure the effect of the UK vote to leave the EU on the automaker, but the outcome will likely have little impact in the U.S. Mohatarem added that a continued weakness of the pound could lead to additional production at GM's two UK plants.... Read More »

UK car output rises 26% in May, but industry group sees Brexit threat

June 30, 2016 12:18 CET

UK car production rose by 26 percent in May thanks to particularly strong demand for exports, but momentum could be halted by a loss of tariff-free access to Europe after last week's Brexit vote, a leading industry group warned today.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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