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Citroen seeks global appeal with lineup renewal

June 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Citroen is thinking on a global scale as it embarks on a big renewal of its lineup, which started with the C3 subcompact hatchback last autumn and continues with the C3 Aircross and C5 Aircross SUV/crossovers.... Read More »

Citroen seeks SUV boost with C3 Aircross

June 12, 2017 14:16 CET

Citroen has introduced its second new SUV, the subcompact C3 Aircross, as the brand seeks to make up ground lost to rivals in a fast-growing segment.... Read More »

Opel is not giving up on internal combustion

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

The plan to turn Opel into a “Tesla for the masses” appears to have become a nonstarter since the brand was taken over in March by PSA Group.... 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 »

GM sale of Opel to PSA could wrap up by July 31

1:33 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2017

General Motors' Opel said its sale to France's Peugeot could be completed as early as July 31, pending regulatory approval.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Carlos Tavares can use LCVs to boost output and profits at PSA-Opel

June 8, 2017 06:01 CET

As Carlos Tavares prepares to integrate Opel/Vauxhall into the PSA Group, he must minimize disruptive plant closures and job cuts in his bid to save money and develop synergies. One area where Tavares may have some flexibility is in Europe's growing light commercial vehicles sector.... 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 »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for June

June 5, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the big challenges that automakers face on the road to fully autonomous driving.... Read More »

ANE's June issue goes live Monday

June 2, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, June 5. The new edition looks at the big challenges that automakers face on the road to fully autonomous driving.... Read More »

Renault, PSA commit to raise orders from troubled supplier

May 21, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault and PSA have committed to increasing their orders from ailing components-maker GM&S Industry after their CEOs spoke with French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, his ministry said.... Read More »

ALWAYS ON TRACK

Carlos Tavares stays on track

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2017

For PSA CEO Carlos Tavares, racing is perhaps more natural than running a global car company with annual revenues of $59 billion.... Read More »

Opel bears fruit for PSA in Aisin gearbox talks

May 17, 2017 16:09 CET

PSA is in talks to build Toyota-owned supplier Aisin's automatic gearboxes at one of its own plants, sources told Reuters, in what would be an early reward for the French automaker's purchase of Opel from GM.... Read More »

French automakers push into Iran as rivals fear possible Trump sanctions

May 16, 2017 11:58 CET

PSA and Renault are turning their U.S. absence into an advantage in Iran by piling into a resurgent market still off-limits to foreign rivals fearful of sanctions under Donald Trump's administration.... Read More »

PSA's DS brand gets presidential boost

May 15, 2017 11:24 CET

PSA's upscale DS brand got a boost after its latest model, the DS 7 Crossback, was chosen as the official vehicle for ceremonial duties during the inauguration of new French President Emmanuel Macron.... Read More »

PSA's Tavares reassures shareholders over Opel buy

May 12, 2017 09:50 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares reassured shareholders over the acquisition of Opel from GM, saying that the purchase will boost PSA's European sales by 50 percent and vault the automaker "far ahead" of its French rival Renault.... Read More »

PSA wins tax break to expand Slovakia factory

May 10, 2017 14:38 CET

PSA won a tax break worth 19 million euros ($20.66 million) from Slovakia as part of the automaker's plans to expand its factory in the country. PSA makes the Citroen C3 Picasso and Peugeot 208 in Trnava.... Read More »

PSA's Tavares sees Opel racking up more losses in 2017

May 10, 2017 11:55 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares expects Opel to lose more money this year as the French carmaker acquires the business from General Motors. However, the brand is recovering, Tavares said, highlighting growth in vehicle sales.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Macron victory a win for PSA, Renault?

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

Macron victory a win for PSA, Renault?; Tesla recruits engineers in Mexico; Most AutoNation salespeople choose salary over commission; Nissan Murano brake probe; Toyota opens door to edgier ads.... Read More »

FRENCH ELECTION

Le Pen victory could hurt Renault, PSA

May 5, 2017 09:46 CET

France's presidential election could have repercussions for Renault and PSA. Front-runner Emmanuel Macron has battled with Carlos Ghosn over state influence at Renault, while his rival Marine Le Pen's protectionist policies could impact PSA's efforts to turn around Germany's Opel.... Read More »

PSA partners with U.S. tech firm for autonomous car tests in Singapore

May 3, 2017 09:42 CET

PSA is partnering with a U.S. tech firm to test autonomous cars in Singapore. NuTonomy's software, sensors and computing platforms will be installed in Peugeot 3008 models as part of plans to test the technology needed for level 5 capability.... Read More »

Citroen will have new-generation EV in 2020

May 2, 2017 14:13 CET

Citroen will launch its first long-range EV in 2020 developed with parent PSA's e-CMP electric architecture. The automaker plans to offer battery-driven variants of models that are also available with combustion engines, rather than standalone EVs.... Read More »

Opel will build new Corsa with PSA technology

May 1, 2017 14:00 CET

Opel will use PSA's technology in the next generation of its Corsa. Opel had previously said the Corsa, slated to be launched in 2019, would be built with GM technology.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for May

May 1, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how Seat ended more than a decade of losses and why it expects to become a reliable moneymaker for parent VW Group.... Read More »

Peugeot said to fire top German execs after sales promotion was too popular

April 28, 2017 12:07 CET

PSA fired three of its top managers in Germany after a sales campaign led to thousands of Peugeot 208 cars being sold at more than 40 percent off their list price, according to a report.... Read More »

ANE's May issue goes live Monday

April 28, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, May 1. The new edition looks at how Seat ended more than a decade of losses and why it expects to become a reliable moneymaker for parent VW Group.... 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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