Western Europe

U.S. said to ponder what size diesel penalty VW can withstand

6:46 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department is assessing how big a criminal fine it can extract from Volkswagen over emissions-cheating without putting the German carmaker out of business, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Annette Winkler

Sept. 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Annette Winkler of Daimler.... Read More »

READY TO ASSEMBLE

Try to fit a pickup truck in a box

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Legendary Formula 1 designer Gordon Murray, who also created the first McLaren road car, has turned to a new project, a truck for emerging markets that comes pre-packaged in a box, like IKEA furniture.... Read More »

Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss

Sept. 26, 2016 11:45 CET

Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will move over from Infiniti's sister brand, Nissan, where he was vice president of sales for Europe.... Read More »

Magna to acquire German automotive closures manufacturer

11:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Magna International's closures unit agreed to acquire the BÍCO Group of Companies, the Canadian supplier said today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, Magna said.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Sue Slaughter

Sept. 26, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Sue Slaughter of Getrag Ford Transmissions.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe recognizes Mouna Sepehri

Sept. 25, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Mouna Sepehri of Renault.... Read More »

Austrian trio aims to help BMW, VW, others tackle Tesla

Sept. 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Auto executives from BMW, VW and McLaren are seeking advice from three Austrian brothers who are designing electric cars they say can go faster and further than anything made by Tesla.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Female execs make big gains in Europe's auto sector

Sept. 24, 2016 06:01 CET

The European automotive industry has also undergone big changes since 2008, especially when it comes to the rise of female executives. Eight years ago no woman ran a European automotive brand – now there are two – and there were just a handful of females on management boards at the region's leading automotive companies – now nearly every brand has women in key positions.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe honors Barb Samardzich

Sept. 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Barb Samardzich from Ford of Europe.... Read More »

MG will end UK production

Sept. 23, 2016 17:19 CET

MG will stop making cars in the UK this year after its owner, SAIC, decided to move final assembly of the MG3 to China from Longbridge, England. SAIC will continue to design and engineer MG cars in Longbridge.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Kia sees new Rio as its potential No. 1-seller in Europe

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Kia expects its new Rio subcompact hatchback to become one of its best-selling models in Europe after it goes on sale next year. With an anticipated volume of more than 100,000 in its full year on the market, the Rio would challenge Kia's current top-seller in Europe, the Sportage crossover.... Read More »

Knorr-Bremse raises Haldex stake to nearly 15%

Sept. 23, 2016 14:09 CET

German braking systems firm Knorr-Bremse says it has raised its stake in competitor Haldex to 14.9 percent, further intensifying an on-going bidding war over the Swedish firm with Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen. ZF owns a 21.2 percent stake in Haldex.... Read More »

Bentley's first diesel to debut in early 2017

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Bentley's first diesel-powered car – which arrives in early 2017 – will also be the most affordable and most economical version of its new Bentayga SUV. The Bentayga diesel will start at 146,500 euros in Germany, well below the 208,500 euro starting price for the gasoline version of the SUV.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models from Audi, Jaguar and BMW. The sector is likely to remain hot for years to come, according to a top analyst.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Judith Richardson

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Judith Richardson of Nissan Europe.... Read More »

VW vows to fix all diesels with defeat device in Europe by '17

Sept. 22, 2016 10:46 CET

VW Group pledged to fix all diesel cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe by autumn 2017, the European Commission said after talks with the carmaker. VW has repaired less than 10 percent of the 8.5 million affected models in Europe since admitting it rigged engines to cheat emissions tests.... Read More »

UK car output rises 9%, but Brexit worries remain

Sept. 22, 2016 11:40 CET

UK car production rose 9.1 percent in August, but a leading industry group has cautioned that future growth will depend on Britain continuing to trade competitively after its vote to leave the European Union on June 23.... Read More »

Chinese automakers stalled by EU emissions rules

Sept. 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Chinese automakers are facing a sales roadblock in western Europe because they don't have diesels that can meet the region's tough emissions standards.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities.... Read More »

Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson

Sept. 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. Ian Minards started as Dyson's global product development director this month.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Ariane Reinhart

Sept. 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Ariane Reinhart of Continental.... Read More »

VW investors seek 8.2 billion euros in damages

Sept. 21, 2016 11:16 CET

VW Group is facing claims for 8.2 billion euros ($9.14 billion) in damages in the legal district where the automaker is based. The company is being sued by investors who are angry at the drop in VW's stock price following the disclosure that the carmaker rigged U.S. diesel tests.... Read More »

France may seek compensation from automakers exceeding CO2 goals

Sept. 21, 2016 16:03 CET

France may seek compensation from automakers whose vehicles far exceed carbon dioxide emissions targets in normal driving, a government minister said. France currently offers subsidies for cars with lower CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.... Read More »

 
Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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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