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FNR-X concept spotlights Chevy's new technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2017

Chevrolet's Chinese FNR-X crossover shows off new elements that will appear in production vehicles.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2017

China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan sales.... Read More »

Kia plans $1.1 billion plant in India

9:25 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2017

Kia Motors signed a deal to invest about $1.1 billion to build its first factory in India, aiming to tap a fast growing market at a time when its China sales are sagging.... Read More »

PSA's tough double: Fixing China slump while also absorbing Opel

April 27, 2017 10:56 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares already has a big job ahead of him as he focuses on integrating the operations of Opel/Vauxhall into the French automaker. Now he has another worry: fixing PSA's retail network in China.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Mustang vs. Camaro: The China battle

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

Mustang vs. Camaro: The China battle; Benz convertible gets AWD; Jag teases XF wagon; Hyundai fixes app bug; Lyft drivers sue Uber; From NASA to Apple?; Tesla target slashed.... Read More »

China to loosen JV ownership restrictions for foreign automakers

April 25, 2017 10:00 CET

China plans to lift the cap on how much foreign automakers can own of their local joint ventures, opening the prospect of companies such as VW Group and GM owning all of their operations in the country. The move would put pressure on local automakers to speed up the building of their own brands.... Read More »

China targets 35 million vehicle sales by 2025, NEVs to make up one-fifth

April 25, 2017 09:36 CET

China is targeting 35 million vehicle sales by 2025 and wants new energy vehicles (NEVs) to make up at least one-fifth of the total. Automakers in the country are pushing into electric and plug-in hybrid cars to meet stringent new government quotas.... Read More »

Mustang-Camaro rivalry takes root in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

The all-American vibe of Mustangs and Camaros is beginning to resonate in China -- even at twice the price.... Read More »

Toyota to take Mirai for a spin in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Toyota will test the waters in China for its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai.... Read More »

GM to start pure-electric model production in China within 2 years, report says

10:10 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

General Motors will start production of a pure-electric model in China within two years, the Associated Press reported.... Read More »

BMW expects China sales growth to be 10% this year

April 20, 2017 12:59 CET

BMW expects sales in China to grow around 10 percent this year as pricing in the market remains stable. The automaker's sales rose 11 percent to 516,355 vehicles in China in 2016.... Read More »

China's numerous green-car startups to dwindle to 2-3 in 5 years, exec says

12:23 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2017

Of dozens of startup electric car makers in China, only two or three will be around in five years' time, the chief of Nio told Reuters on Thursday.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Foreign automakers embrace China as EV development hub

April 20, 2017 10:25 CET

China's crackdown on vehicle pollution will turn the country into a hub for cutting-edge electric-car technologies previously exported from Europe and the U.S., industry executives at the Shanghai auto show said.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Ferrari, Aston Martin, Maserati sales soar in China as rich snub austerity push

April 20, 2017 11:13 CET

Sales of high-end sports cars from automakers including Ferrari, Aston Martin, Maserati and McLaren are soaring in China, despite a government crackdown on conspicuous consumption.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

China's luxury market to grow to 3M a year, Audi, Mercedes predict

April 20, 2017 09:44 CET

China's premium market will grow to about three million cars a year, Audi and Mercedes executives predicted. Audi is China's best-selling luxury brand but is losing ground to Mercedes.... Read More »

Porsche considers electric-car expansion

April 19, 2017 16:28 CET

Porsche may expand its lineup of electric-powered vehicles as the brand seeks to add power and adapt to Chinese emissions restrictions. Porsche sees the acceleration capabilities of electric motors reinforcing its cachet as a performance brand.... Read More »

SAIC puts U.S. ambitions on hold amid Trump uncertainty

7:15 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

SAIC, China's biggest automaker by sales, has put off its plans to export vehicles to the U.S. due to policy uncertainties with the election of Donald Trump as president.... Read More »

China EV makers to take on Tesla Model 3 through price, local manufacturing

10:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

It's not due to arrive in China until next year, but already Chinese-funded, smart, connected plug-in car startups are scrambling to launch cars to go head-to-head against Tesla's mass-market Model 3 sedan.... Read More »

Chinese carmakers may be 'destroyed' if foreign investment cap lifted

7:56 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

Chinese state-owned auto giants such as SAIC and Dongfeng may see profits evaporate if the government lifts protectionist measures and lets foreign companies operate without a local partner.... Read More »

PSA needs deeper cuts, SUVs to halt Chinese sales slide

April 18, 2017 20:59 CET

PSA needs more drastic cost cuts and new SUVs to reverse a slump in sales in China, CEO Carlos Tavares said. Competition has intensified in China as rival western brands and their local manufacturing partners slash prices, Tavares said at the Shanghai auto show,... Read More »

VW aims to meet tough China green car quotas with big EV push

April 18, 2017 09:32 CET

VW Group aims to meet tough quotas in China for selling more green cars on its own and will not resort to purchasing credits from competitors. Under draft rules released in September, automakers must generate or buy credits equivalent to 8 percent of their overall sales by 2018.... Read More »

Cadillac marketing boss says U.S. sales party isn't over

10:28 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

Although U.S. auto sales are cooling, Cadillac marketing chief Uwe Ellinghaus says the nation's party isn't over.... Read More »

VW touts 'huge progress' in plan to roll out 4 affordable EVs

7:39 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

Volkswagen has made “huge progress” in reducing production costs of its all-electric vehicles, Christian Senger, head of the VW marque's electric-car project, told reporters in Shanghai.... Read More »

SAIC posts higher 2016 profit; warns sales growth will slow

2:33 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

SAIC posted a 7.4 percent jump in 2016 profits, slightly lower than expected, and cautioned sales growth will slow this year as China rolls back a tax cut on small-engine cars.... Read More »

Chinese automakers SAIC, Geely turn up heat on global rivals

2:03 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Global automakers face fresh threats in China from domestic automakers SAIC and Geely, which are launching new models and marketing strategies to challenge better-known foreign brands.... Read More »

 
China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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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
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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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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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