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Here, automakers team up to share data on traffic conditions

Sept. 26, 2016 11:32 CET

Digital map maker Here will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first.... Read More »

BMW designers work inside out

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

When the creative minds behind BMW's Vision Next 100 sat down to conceive an autonomous driving car of the future, their approach was something of a revolution for the century-old company. Instead of sketching the overhangs, greenhouse or wheel arches in pursuit of the perfect proportions or the sportiest silhouette, they used an entirely different starting point to convey emotion: the interior.... Read More »

Paris Motor Show: It's electric

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2016

Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: In Germany, 1,400 VW lawsuits

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

VW investor lawsuits pour in; Report: Flex-N-Gate, Autoliv among Takata bidders; Tesla Model S hacked; Unifor's message for Ford, FCA; BMW's 'Escape'; $2.1 billion wasted at pump?... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS N.Y. MARKETING SEMINAR

BMW reprises its role as filmmaker

2:52 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

BMW will produce a short film to mark the 15th anniversary of its original series. The 10-minute film is called “The Escape,” and features Hollywood stars. The teaser was one of the highlights of the Automotive News Marketing Seminar in New York.... Read More »

BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV

Sept. 19, 2016 14:19 CET

BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 joint venture between BMW and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings.... Read More »

BMW's top brass caught in electric divide

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Tesla envy among German luxury carmakers remains at a fever pitch, as Automotive News pointed out this month. Indeed, BMW's top executives will skip next week's Paris auto show to wrestle with how to react to the U.S. upstart.... Read More »

Magna Steyr to build cars for Mercedes, BMW, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover

5:27 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2016

Austrian contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will produce six models for four different automakers at a plant in Graz, Austria, starting in 2018, Automobilwoche, an affiliate of Automotive News, reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A grim anniversary for VW

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2016

A grim anniversary at VW; Report: U.S. launches criminal probe into Bosch; Volvo's V90 Cross Country, Volkswagen's EV tease; Helping drivers charge their way down the coasts.... Read More »

Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce among automakers skipping Paris show as glitz fades in Web age

Sept. 15, 2016 11:38 CET

Ford, Volvo and Rolls-Royce are among the automakers skipping the Paris auto show as the once-unmissable event succumbs to changes sweeping the auto industry. Instead of spending millions to woo consumers to crowded exhibition centers, companies are reaching out to buyers where they like to spend time -- on Instagram and blogs.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford's never-ending Mexico story

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

Ford's never-ending Mexico story; Fiat cuts trims, prices; Audi Q3 sales bonanza; Magna to make BMW 5 series; Imitating Elon?... Read More »

Magna considering new car plants after getting BMW 5-series deal

10:24 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

Magna International is contemplating a new assembly plant after securing a deal to build luxury sedans for BMW AG, which will help fill capacity at its flagship factory in Graz, Austria.... Read More »

Mobileye poised to seal more marquee deals for self-driving cars

11:08 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2016

Mobileye, a leading supplier of collision-avoidance car sensor systems, expects to seal its second alliance with a leading carmaker for self-driving vehicles in the next few months, the company's chairman said today.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Bill Ford on ethics of autonomy

8:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2016

Bill Ford on ethics of autonomous cars; Robot Uber rides begin in Pittsburgh; Mercedes increases global lead over BMW; Sneak peek at Alfa Stelvio; Ferrari, Maserati future product.... Read More »

Mercedes extends luxury sales lead over BMW in August

Sept. 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Daimler's Mercedes brand extended its global sales lead over rival BMW after its August registrations increased at a faster pace. Both automakers benefited from booming demand for SUVs.... Read More »

BMW ends Z4 output with successor due in late '17 or early '18

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

BMW has ended production of its slow-selling Z4 roadster and won't have a replacement until a two-seater being developed with Toyota goes on sale in late 2017 or early 2018.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Toyota exec expects bold-looking C-HR to lift brand's hybrid sales in Europe

Sept. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl wants the C-HR "to show a different face" for a brand not known for its risk-taking designs. The compact SUV is key to the company's goal of boosting hybrid sales to half of its total European volume by 2020, van Zyl said.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

BMW bosses to skip Paris show to thrash out electric car strategy, report says

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2016

BMW's management board is skipping the Paris Motor Show to hold talks aimed at breaking a deadlock over whether to produce new electric cars, including a battery-powered Mini, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

BMW recalls 110,000 cars in Japan over Takata airbags

Sept. 9, 2016 11:02 CET

BMW is recalling about 110,000 cars in Japan, including some 1-series and 3-series models, over potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Milagros Caina Carreiro-Andree

Sept. 9, 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 Milagros Caina Carreiro-Andree of BMW Group.... Read More »

BMW beats Ford for August Twitter engagements

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

The BMW brand beat out Ford in the August Twitter engagement race after Ford won four straight months since Automotive News started tracking the data in May.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for September

Sept. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at why Tesla has Europe's top premium automakers racing to debut full-electric models to challenge the Silicon Valley-based company's Model S.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

German premium giants race to catch Tesla

Sept. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Europe's premium automakers are investing heavily to match Tesla. The Silicon Valley-based upstart has made BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche look woefully behind the times in an area they typically dominate: technology.... Read More »

Automakers reach outside for tech help

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

Automakers are increasingly turning to nontraditional suppliers to keep pace with with rising demand for in-car connectivity and autonomous driving.... Read More »

Report: Coupe version of BMW 7 series coming

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

BMW plans a sporty two-door version of its flagship 7 series for as soon as 2019, a source told Bloomberg. The luxury coupe is the first of several new versions BMW is considering to give sales of its top model a lift.... Read More »

 
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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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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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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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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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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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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