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Ford's China move casts new cloud on Mexican carmaking

1:36 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2017

A second U-turn this year by Ford in Mexico has raised the specter of Chinese competition for local carmaking, adding more economic and political pressure on the industry.... Read More »

Lotus cars may be built in China, Geely owner says

June 23, 2017 09:32 CET

Geely hopes to help Lotus to penetrate the global market, Geely owner Li Shufu said, after his company finalized a deal to buy the UK sports-car maker as part of its acquisition of Proton.... Read More »

U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer 'troubled' by Ford's China move

10:47 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he was concerned about Ford's announcement that it will move some production of its Focus small car to China and import the vehicles to the U.S.... Read More »

Tesla exploring China car plant with Shanghai government

11:47 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Tesla said it is exploring the possibility of establishing a Chinese manufacturing plant with the Shanghai municipal government.... Read More »

Aston Martin recalls Vantage cars over transmission software problem

June 21, 2017 09:50 CET

Aston Martin is recalling 1,658 Vantage cars after problems with a transmission software update led to incidents in China in which some cars stalled and lost power.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford’s Focus strategy to save $1B

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2017

Ford’s Focus strategy to save $1B; Ghosn goes for gold; GM Canada shutdowns; Demon allocation: The devil is in the details; Uber backtracks, OKs in-app tipping.... Read More »

Ford to import U.S. Focus from China instead of Mexico

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2017

Ford plans to import its next-generation Focus sedan from China, abandoning plans to build the small car in Mexico. Production will begin in the second half of 2019.... Read More »

Tesla near deal for first factory in China, report says

6:04 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

An agreement with the city of Shanghai would allow Tesla to establish EV manufacturing operations in the Lingang development zone and could come as soon as this week, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were too weak to compete with global giants. But in the past two years, several Chinese brands have snatched market share from foreign rivals.... Read More »

Chinese grow lineup of global design talent

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

General Motors veteran Steve Eum, who left the SAIC-GM-Wuling Auto joint venture in China last year as design director, will join Chery as design chief.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: China's EV market: Something for everybody

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2017

VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China.... Read More »

GM veteran joins Chinese rival Chery as design chief

10:48 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

A GM veteran is joining Chery as design chief, the latest foreign executive to sign on with a Chinese carmaker as local players become more competitive.... Read More »

For Caddy in China, it pays to be unusual

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

Cadillac's American heritage is something young Chinese customers appreciate, says Chief Marketing Officer Uwe Ellinghaus, and something German competitors can't match.... Read More »

More automakers put CES Asia on itinerary

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2017

Global carmakers are beating a path to CES Asia, the Chinese version of the show that has been working for them in Las Vegas.... Read More »

BMW sees China 10 years ahead of Europe in digitalization

June 10, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW's China boss says consumers in the country are a decade ahead of their European peers in terms of important megatrends such as digitalization and connectivity.... Read More »

China EV quotas will be tough for premium brands, BMW exec says

June 9, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW may need to rapidly ramp up production of electrified models in China to meet a tougher target for new-energy vehicles as the government clamps down on combustion engines.... Read More »

PSA seeks to fix China business with new DS investment

June 9, 2017 10:02 CET

PSA has taken steps toward rebuilding its Chinese operations, signing an agreement with Changan to boosts it struggling DS upscale brand in the country.... Read More »

Continental to supply self-driving parts to China EV startup NIO

June 8, 2017 06:01 CET

Continental has been contracted to supply Chinese electric-vehicle startup NIO with parts for self-driving vehicles. NIO, formerly known as NextEV, will launch its ES8 electric crossover early next year.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Citroen counts on SUVs to revive sales in China, Europe

June 6, 2017 06:01 CET

Citroen CEO Linda Jackson knows she won't reach her goal of having half of the brand's sales come from China next year. Jackson explained what happened and shared her new China target.... Read More »

BMW sees China easing JV rules soon

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2017

BMW is poised to take advantage of any loosening in China's restrictions on foreign ownership in its automotive sector.... Read More »

Trump's toughest climate foe takes clean-car crusade to China

12:19 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown departs Friday for China, where he'll urge the world's most populous country and largest car market to take environmental cues from Sacramento, not the U.S. capital.... Read More »

China agrees to adjust pace of EV quotas, Daimler says

8:53 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2017

The Chinese government had proposed that EV or plug-in hybrids account for 8 percent of automakers' sales by 2018, sparking protests from domestic and international automakers.... Read More »

Brose to supply door panels to BMW in China

June 1, 2017 06:01 CET

German supplier Brose opened a plant in China to produce door panels for BMW's locally produced 1-, 3- and 5-series sedans as well as the X1 crossover.... Read More »

Daimler, BAIC agree to build electric cars in China

June 1, 2017 11:30 CET

Daimler and its Chinese joint venture partner, BAIC Motor, agreed to upgrade the Mercedes factory in Beijing to make electric cars.... Read More »

Volvo begins exports to Europe of China-built S90

May 31, 2017 10:01 CET

Volvo has started exporting its S90 to Europe from China. The automaker has moved production of its flagship sedan to Daqing in northern China from Sweden.... Read More »

 
Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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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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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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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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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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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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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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