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Fiat Chrysler will keep Jeep to help boost profits, Marchionne says

Jan. 16, 2018 12:45 CET

Fiat Chrysler has no intention of breaking up the company or selling Jeep to a Chinese company because it is relying on the marque to drive future profits, CEO Sergio Marchionne said.... Read More »

China's GAC sets U.S. launch for '19, will recruit dealers at NADA convention

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

After years of teases and promises, China's Guangzhou Automotive Group announced firm plans to enter the United States market. It plans to recruit dealers at the upcoming NADA convention.... Read More »

Qoros sale reaps $200 million for Israeli billionaire

Jan. 11, 2018 10:59 CET

The sale of a controlling stake in the money-losing Chinese automaker Qoros has helped boost the net worth of Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer by $200 million this week as shares of his Kenon investment company soared following the deal.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo's 2017 production surged 62% on new models

Jan. 10, 2018 11:51 CET

Alfa Romeo increased production by 62 percent last year, boosted by sales of the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV, but the brand still fell short of Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's expectations.... Read More »

Bosch sells starters, generators division to Chinese groups

10:03 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2018

Bosch has completed the sale of its starter and motor generator division to China's Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group and China Renaissance Capital Investment.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2018

Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them have yet succeeded. Baoneng, a new contender that has just acquired Qoros, an automaker that once had big plans to enter Europe, might just have a chance.... Read More »

Cadillac, behind China, nears sales peak

5:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2018

Cadillac delivered 356,467 vehicles worldwide in 2017, a 16 percent increase over 2016, and nearly enough to match the luxury's brand 1978 sales peak.... Read More »

BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief

Jan. 5, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations.... Read More »

China aims to enable half of all new cars with AI by 2020

6:38 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2018

China aims to implement artificial intelligence technology in at least half of all its new cars by 2020 and cover 90 percent of its big cities and highways with a wireless network.... Read More »

GM's China sales rise 13.1% in December; pass 4M annual sales mark

11:19 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2018

General Motors said sales in China rose more than 13 percent in December from a year ago to 491,702 vehicles. Annual sales topped 4 million units for the first time in 2017.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia see slow sales recovery in 2018

Jan. 2, 2018 10:36 CET

Hyundai and Kia expect sales to rise 4 percent in 2018 to 7.55 million, suggesting a slow recovery from a slump linked to their lack of SUVs in the U.S. and diplomatic tensions with China.... Read More »

China's Byton gets in line to test U.S. market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2017

With a mission to redesign the cockpit as a personalized digital experience, Byton is building up a manufacturing base in China and forming partnerships with Tier 1 suppliers to begin sales of its first electric SUV by the end of 2019.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

How green version of iconic London taxi will become global

Dec. 27, 2017 06:01 CET

Carl-Peter Forster is a veteran of the industry after stints at BMW, Tata Motors and as head of GM's European operations. Now, as head of Geely's London Electric Vehicle Company, he has been tasked with launching an electric cab, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

BMW research team tackles China's chronic traffic problems

Dec. 24, 2017 06:01 CET

As China's personal transport options evolve at a tremendous rate, BMW is researching how the latest mobility innovations can be adapted and made premium to keep the brand relevant in its biggest market.... Read More »

Great Wall unit to open r&d center near Detroit

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2017

American Haval Motor Technology, a unit of China's Great Wall Motor, plans to spend $3.51 million building an r&d center in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills, Mich.... Read More »

For EV startups, China looms large

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2017

Legacy automakers and year-old startups alike see a gold rush in the Chinese EV market and the ripple effects it will have across the globe.... Read More »

BMW poised to become China's No. 1 luxury brand

Dec. 15, 2017 09:05 CET

BMW's vehicle sales in China rose 12 percent in November, positioning the automaker to be the market's top-selling luxury brand this year, passing Audi, which is still trying to recoup sales lost when dealers boycotted the brand.... Read More »

Ford denies Mondeo will be imported into Europe from China

Dec. 14, 2017 10:47 CET

Ford denied it will import the Mondeo sedan into Europe from China after ending output in Spain as CEO Jim Hackett seeks to cut production costs.... Read More »

END OF THE LINE?

Ford said to be planning end of N.A. Fusion output

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2017

Ford plans to end North American production of the Fusion midsize sedan at the end of the decade, casting doubt about the future of the nameplate in the U.S. as consumers shun cars for crossovers and SUVs.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: How China plans to create a giant state-owned automaker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2017

In recent years, Beijing has forced the consolidation of state-owned industries such as steelmaking. Now it's the auto industry's turn.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: How China plans to create a giant state-owned automaker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2017

In recent years, Beijing has forced the consolidation of state-owned industries such as steelmaking and mining in a bid to cut costs, develop new products and turn a profit. Now it's the turn of the auto industry as three companies seek to create a global auto giant.... Read More »

Ford will test Internet sales models in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2017

Ford is using the world's largest vehicle market as a test bed for alternatives to traditional dealer showrooms.... Read More »

Ford, Alibaba sign deal that could allow automaker to sell cars online in China

4:18 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2017

Ford and China's Alibaba have signed a deal to explore cooperation in areas such as cloud computing, connectivity and retail which could involve the sale of Ford cars on Alibaba's online retail platform.... Read More »

Ford, Alibaba plan to test new sales models in China, report says

6:54 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2017

Ford is expected to sign a deal with Alibaba that may allow the automaker to test selling cars to consumers in China through Alibaba's online retail arm Tmall, as well as via a new "auto vending machine" store concept.... Read More »

California bill to banish fossil-fuel cars by 2040 in the works

7:04 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2017

A California lawmaker wants to put the state alongside China, France and the U.K. and have its legislature consider a ban on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.... Read More »

 
BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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PSA got a bargain with Opel, former GM Europe boss says

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19 2017

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PSA got a "good deal" when it bought General Motors' European operations, Opel/Vauxhall, says Nick R ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Western European registrations fell 5% in December
Western European registrations fell 5 percent in December, which had two fewer selling days than a y ...
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UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
UK registrations fell nearly 6 percent in 2017 in their biggest annual slide since the global recess ...
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Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
Spanish new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent last year, although dealers said the increase was helped ...
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German sales rose nearly 3% in 2017 as diesel demand plunged
German new-car sales rose nearly 3 percent last year but fell 1 percent in December on fewer selling ...
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Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russia ...
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Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
Italian new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent in 2017 as incentives helped push demand to its highest ...
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EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
Sales of electrified cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by ge ...
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French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
French registrations rose by nearly 5 percent in 2017, led by increases of more than 10 percent at S ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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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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Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker
Rolls-Royce said its sales and marketing director, Fintan Knight, has left the company to pursue oth ...
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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automak ...
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PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, incl ...
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VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric car ...
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VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
VW of America has tapped Skoda's UK boss Duncan Movassaghi to take over sales operations for the VW brand in the U.S. ...
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VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
Ron Stach, who has headed U.S. sales for the VW brand for nearly two years, has left the automaker. ...
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BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations. ...
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PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The mo ...
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Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp said it named Francisco Lopez Pena as CEO. ...
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Renault's Le Vot will run Nissan North America
Nissan tapped Denis Le Vot of Renault to serve as chairman of Nissan North America. He will succeed Jose Munoz as Nissan's top North American leader. ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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