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Opel will skip Geneva auto show

Jan. 16, 2018 13:20 CET

Opel will skip the Geneva auto show in March as the brand comes under pressure from new owner PSA to cut costs in an effort to reverse years of losses.... Read More »

SUVs help PSA to 15% growth in 2017 vehicle sales

Jan. 16, 2018 09:34 CET

PSA's global sales rose 15 percent to 3.63 million last year, driven by new SUVs and crossovers and the acquisition of Opel from GM.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2018

PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that could be a possible rival to Renault's Twizy.... Read More »

Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround

Jan. 11, 2018 11:53 CET

PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automaker announced further job cuts in Britain. Norman has already been working on a turnaround plan for Vauxhall, a source said... Read More »

PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing

Jan. 11, 2018 12:18 CET

PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, including its newly acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2018

A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmere Port factory in the UK. There is an obvious solution: sell the Vauxhall factory to Jaguar Land Rover which needs capacity in Britain.... Read More »

PSA will lose Vauxhall sales if UK plant shuts, union warns

Jan. 10, 2018 12:09 CET

PSA's Vauxhall brand would lose sales if the automaker closes its Ellesmere Port factory in England, a union chief warned.... Read More »

PSA plans 1,300 French job cuts under new law, union says

Jan. 9, 2018 11:58 CET

PSA plans to eliminate 1,300 French jobs using a new form of voluntary cuts introduced by President Emmanuel Macron, an official for the CFTC union said.... Read More »

PSA to cut 250 more jobs at Vauxhall plant

Jan. 8, 2018 16:42 CET

About 250 more jobs will be lost at PSA's Ellesmere Port plant in England on top of around 400 cuts announced last year, reducing the plant's output to one shift. The factory builds the Astra for Opel and Vauxhall.... Read More »

PSA expands van production at French factory

Jan. 5, 2018 13:38 CET

PSA is expanding production at its light-commercial vehicle factory in Hordain in northern France in a response to increased demand. The plant builds the Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy midsize vans, along with their passenger-vehicle variants, as well as the Toyota ProAce.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists

Jan. 3, 2018 06:01 CET

Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expressive design, interior flexibility and extensive personalization possibilities.... Read More »

PSA CEO Tavares eager to get started with Opel turnaround

Jan. 2, 2018 06:01 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares is eager to get started with turning around the automaker's newly acquired Opel/Vauxhall business.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for January

Jan. 2, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why car executives are seeing signs of something new in Russia: slow, steady -- nearly predictable -- economic growth.... Read More »

PSA eyes collective bargaining over future job cuts

Dec. 28, 2017 10:50 CET

PSA is considering adopting a collective bargaining process with its workforce over future job cuts, a union official said. Unions fear the move could make it easier for PSA to shed staff.... Read More »

PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump

Dec. 21, 2017 10:02 CET

PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The move comes as PSA tries to reverse a sales slump in China.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: PSA got a bargain with Opel, former GM Europe boss says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2017

PSA got a "good deal" when it bought General Motors' European operations, Opel/Vauxhall, says Nick Reilly, who was GM's troubleshooter before he retired in 2011.... Read More »

Global pullback confounds ex-GM exec

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2017

Nick Reilly, who was instrumental in helping establish GM's global business, regrets some of the withdrawal's the company has made around the world — especially in Europe.... Read More »

Opel will shorten workers' hours in restructuring

Dec. 15, 2017 11:56 CET

Opel has reached an agreement with unions to trim working hours and offer early retirement packages. The deal is aimed at cutting costs after PSA acquired the money-losing automaker from GM.... Read More »

GM could re-enter Europe with self-driving tech or mobility services

Dec. 12, 2017 09:36 CET

GM could return to Europe by offering self-driving technology or mobility services, CEO Mary Barra said. GM has been investing more in self-driving cars, electric vehicle technology and ride-sharing services.... Read More »

PSA, Renault sign deals to increase local sourcing in Morocco

Dec. 12, 2017 10:05 CET

Morocco has signed deals for 26 auto industry projects, including several with Renault and PSA, as it seeks to build its position as an international hub for the sector.... Read More »

Sogefi sees Opel, turbocharging boost despite diesel slump

Dec. 8, 2017 10:24 CET

Sogefi expects a boost to its business through PSA's acquisition of Opel as the German automaker shifts to using PSA engines equipped with Sogefi components. The supplier also sees growth as automakers increasingly use turbochargers in downsized gasoline engines to reduce CO2 emissions.... Read More »

PSA CEO Tavares will succeed Zetsche as ACEA president

Dec. 7, 2017 11:12 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares will succeed Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche as president of ACEA, the European auto industry's lobbying body. Tavares said safety and reducing CO2 emissions would be priorities.... Read More »

PSA expects electrification boost with motor JV

Dec. 6, 2017 15:13 CET

PSA says its joint venture to design and build electric motors with Nidec will put the automaker in a stronger position as the car industry transitions to electrification from internal combustion.... Read More »

PSA and Nidec plan joint venture for electric motors

Dec. 4, 2017 10:41 CET

PSA envisages production capacity of 900,000 electric motors annually by 2022 from its joint venture with Nidec. The partners will produce motors for EVs, plug-in hybrids and mild hybrids.... Read More »

PSA outlines plan to de-GM-ify Opel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

Said PSA's Carlos Tavares: "We are moving from a world where the center of decision is Detroit to a world where the center of decision is not Paris, it's Ruesselsheim."... Read More »

 
BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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PSA got a bargain with Opel, former GM Europe boss says

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19 2017

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PSA got a "good deal" when it bought General Motors' European operations, Opel/Vauxhall, says Nick R ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
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Western European registrations fell 5% in December
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UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
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Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
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German sales rose nearly 3% in 2017 as diesel demand plunged
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Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability
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Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
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EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
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French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker
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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
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PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
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VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
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VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
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VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
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BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations. ...
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PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
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Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
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Renault's Le Vot will run Nissan North America
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
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