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Mercedes hints at new styling with sedan concept

April 20, 2017 11:14 CET

Mercedes said its Concept A Sedan hints at another model in its compact-car range. The concept also previews a new styling direction for the brand with fewer lines and more rounded surfaces, design chief Gorden Wagener said.... 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 »

VIDEO: First Shift: Newest Mercedes-Benz S class

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

Newest Mercedes-Benz S class; Ex-Ford exec leaves Uber; Hazmat spill at Tesla's Gigafactory; Pence: U.S.-Korea trade deal under review; Researchers turn to 'Grand Theft Auto.'... Read More »

Mercedes re-engineers S class, adds new engines for 2018

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

The Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan will get a six-cylinder engine with the introduction of the new S450 in the U.S. this fall. It's part of a new range of engines for the S class, which is being re-engineered and freshened for 2018.... Read More »

The new face of AMG

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Mercedes will give AMG's high-performance part of the lineup a new signature face inspired by its racing heritage.... Read More »

Mercedes' redesigned G class stays boxy

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

The venerable G class will be new inside and out after a coming redesign, Mercedes design chief Gorden Wagener confirms. But as for its iconic boxy shape...... Read More »

Strong prospects for AMG GLCs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Mercedes expects demand for high-performance crossovers to power sales of its top-of-the-line AMG GLC models.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan, Porsche, Audi speedsters

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2017

Fast times in NY: Nissan, Porsche, Audi speedsters; Infiniti's bolder SUV styling; Volvo dealers are 'hot' for the XC60; No Mercedes-Benz diesel decision; China-built Volvo EV?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Genesis plots crossover course

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2017

From NY: Genesis plots CUV course with GV80 concept, a 'sure-footed' Hyundai Sonata, double win for Jaguar F-Pace, 707-hp Jeep; GM retooling downtime; Maserati U.S. HQ move?... Read More »

Self-driving 'arms race' complicates supplier alliances

April 13, 2017 09:42 CET

The race to develop and exploit autonomous vehicle technology is reshaping the hierarchy of the automotive industry, replacing traditional top-down manufacturing relationships with complex webs of supplier alliances and acquisitions.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz undecided on future diesel sales in U.S.

6:18 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA, which hasn't received approval from the EPA to sell 2017 model diesel vehicles, has not decided whether to resume selling diesel light-vehicles in the United States.... Read More »

Daimler first-quarter profit surges on Mercedes sales

April 11, 2017 22:40 CET

Daimler's first-quarter profit almost doubled on rising demand for Mercedes cars including the new E-class sedan as well as one-time gains. This helped Daimler get off to a strong start in the year after Mercedes reclaimed the global lead in premium-car sales from BMW in 2016.... Read More »

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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical

April 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the sporty two-door model as the only offering in its niche that comes with four full-size seats. Other practical features include a foldable rear seat bench to expand the trunk for bulky items such as skis or golf bags.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Speedy rides to take stage in NY

2:30 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2017

Putting some zip in NY auto show: Fast rides from Audi, Lexus, Nissan, Benz, Alfa, Dodge; Ex-Saab execs acquitted; Harder to buy a car?; Mexico's boom; Printing the future in 3-D.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: March U.S. sales winners, losers

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

March U.S. sales winners, losers; Barra compensation falls; Tesla market cap tops Ford's; 'O'Reilly Factor' loses Hyundai, Benz; Daimler, Bosch team up; SAE preview; PACE Awards.... Read More »

Automakers bail from 'O'Reilly Factor' over new harassment claims

7:04 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Infiniti, Subaru, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and BMW pulled ads from Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" after new reporting emerged about sexual harassment allegations involving host Bill O'Reilly.... Read More »

LUXURY: BMW gets first 2017 win over Mercedes

6:45 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

BMW topped its rival in the U.S. luxury auto market for the first time this year, eeking out a monthly sales gain and gaining ground on Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

Mercedes designer a user experience leader

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Automotive News Rising Star Vera Schmidt of Daimler is creating wildly futuristic digital in-car experiences for drivers and passengers.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the next steps PSA will need to take to make its purchase of Opel and Vauxhall a success.... Read More »

This meeting would be more fun if I were naked

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Shareholders can get rowdy at annual meetings in Germany, and at Daimler's meeting last week, one of them proposed getting naked.... Read More »

Mercedes sets earlier goal for EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Mercedes-Benz plans to bring more than 10 new electric vehicles to the market by 2022, bringing forward a goal it had previously set at 2025.... Read More »

ANE's April issue goes live Monday

March 31, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, April 3. The new edition looks at the next steps PSA will need to take to make its purchase of Opel and Vauxhall a success.... Read More »

VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer

March 30, 2017 06:01 CET

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.... Read More »

Daimler shareholder demands right to be naked at annual meeting

1:52 pm U.S. ET | March 29, 2017

Daimler's annual meeting threatened to veer off course for a second year after a shareholder pontificated on his right to be naked.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mercedes hits the gas on electric cars

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 29, 2017

Mercedes hits the gas on electric cars; Next-gen Nissan Leaf spied; Lexus teases refreshed NX; How Mitsubishi can help Renault; Porsche partners with Disney to train retail workers.... Read More »

 
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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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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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so wi ...
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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
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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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
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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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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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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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
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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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
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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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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