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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: EVs all the buzz at Paris show

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Mercedes, VW, Opel electrify in Paris; Land Rover's new Discovery; Ford flying-roof risk; Long-haul Ubers?; Honda reports fatal Takata inflator rupture; Musk's Mars mission.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Katherine Worthen

Sept. 28, 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 Katherine Worthen of Opel Group.... 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 auto 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 »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe salutes Tina Mueller

Sept. 19, 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 Tina Mueller of Opel Group.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

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

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. And while the decision might make good financial sense, the Vauxhall brand won't be applauding its parent's caution.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Opel says Ampera-e's 400 km range will 'democratize' EVs

Sept. 13, 2016 10:39 CET

Opel said its Ampera-e battery-powered car will eliminate range anxiety for customers because it can travel more than 400 km (249 miles) on a single charge. "Opel is democratizing the electric car with the Ampera-e," the brand's CEO, Karl‑Thomas Neumann, said.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed

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

One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's second foray into electrified powertrains. Yet the brand's marketing chief revealed that the model came close to getting a different name.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Opel touts Ampera-e's performance, long range and roomy interior

Aug. 25, 2016 06:01 CET

Opel says its Ampera-e hatchback, the brand's first full electric vehicle, will have acceleration and overtaking times equal to the performance of its sporty OPC models. Opel will debut the Ampera-e, a sister model to the Chevrolet Bolt, at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Cool classics, concepts converge

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

Cool classics, concepts converge at Pebble Beach; Lawmaker to pull Calif. emissions bill; VW reportedly plans to seize parts; More Volkswagen tech ties ahead?; Brexit fallout at Opel.... Read More »

Opel cuts working hours at two German plants following Brexit vote

Aug. 19, 2016 11:54 CET

Opel is cutting working hours at two German plants due to lower demand for its Corsa and Insignia models after the UK's vote to leave the EU. The UK is the biggest market for the two cars.... Read More »

Opel diesels with shut-off device cleared by German authorities, paper says

July 31, 2016 12:03 CET

Germany's KBA motor transport authority has approved Opel diesel engines that were suspected of using 'defeat' software to hide high emissions, a paper reported.... Read More »

GM says Brexit 'not a good omen,' mulls cuts in Europe

July 21, 2016 14:44 CET

GM said it was considering cost cuts in Europe to offset up to $400 million of potential headwinds triggered by Britain's Brexit vote, calling into question the carmaker's ability to return Opel and Vauxhall to a full-year profit.... Read More »

Vauxhall logged first Zafira fire in 2009, several years before recall decision

July 19, 2016 13:58 CET

Vauxhall says it first logged a case of a fire linked to the ventilation system in its Zafira minivans in 2009, several years before a number of incidents were widely publicized and prompted two recalls.... Read More »

Buick may pull a wagon into U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2016

The next-generation of Buick's Regal midsize sedan will spawn a wagon for the U.S., the brand's latest bid to target sparsely occupied market niches.... Read More »

GM exec sees little Brexit effect for automaker in U.S.

June 30, 2016 11:54 CET

GM's chief economist, Mustafa Mohatarem, says it is too soon to measure the effect of the UK vote to leave the EU on the automaker, but the outcome will likely have little impact in the U.S. Mohatarem added that a continued weakness of the pound could lead to additional production at GM's two UK plants.... Read More »

Opel refutes emissions allegations as German review begins

June 3, 2016 15:18 CET

Opel said it has submitted documents to the German transport ministry to allay doubts over its engine technology in relation to harmful NOx emissions. The GM division also denied renewed allegations that it might use illegal software.... Read More »

UK production rises 16% in April on strong exports

May 25, 2016 12:54 CET

UK car production rose 16 percent in April, boosted by strong overseas demand. The SMMT industry group said the numbers support its opposition to a so-called "Brexit."... Read More »

Germany to retest 30 cars showing 'inexplicably high' CO2 levels

May 24, 2016 06:01 CET

A German government committee has asked for further tests on 30 cars it says have "inexplicably high" CO2 emissions. The results came to light after officials tested cars from most major brands for defeat devices.... Read More »

Fiat's snub of Germany over emissions backed by Italy

May 20, 2016 09:22 CET

German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt criticized Fiat for not showing up for a meeting to discuss emissions irregularities in its diesel vehicles. However, Fiat won the backing of Italian authorities.... Read More »

Opel admits using shut-off device, German minister says

May 18, 2016 22:11 CET

Opel has admitted that its Zafira minivan has engine software that switches off exhaust treatment systems under certain circumstances but says this is legal, German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said.... Read More »

Germany raises doubts about Opel's emissions device

3:49 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Germany raised doubts about the legality of devices General Motors' Opel subsidiary used to monitor emissions, raising the possibility that the brand's engine software breaches the country's regulations.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dealer sees new hope for Mitsu

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

Dealer chief sees new hope for Mitsubishi; Ghosn pay proves provocative; Opel denies allegations; Sporty Kia spied; Google vet turns to self-driving big rigs; Ford makes like a tree.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Opel tweaks OnStar in Europe to balance privacy and convenience

May 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Opel has adapted parent GM's OnStar system to address privacy concerns in Europe while still allowing access to the online services that customers demand. David Voss, Opel's manager for connected customers, explained how to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Opel CEO rejects allegations of emissions cheating

May 17, 2016 12:24 CET

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann rejected allegations by German media and an environmental advocacy group that the GM unit's diesel engines use software that may breach regulations by turning off emissions controls in certain situations.... Read More »

 
Nissan's self-driving tech in high demand

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30 2016

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Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments


4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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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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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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BMW appoints European sales chief to replace retiring CFO
BMW Group appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner w ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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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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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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