Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce names veteran BMW exec as manufacturing boss

Oct. 23, 2018 06:01 CET
Johann Wolff began his career at BMW as an apprentice before going on to manage several BMW foundries as a master craftsman in foundry pattern making.

Keep your secret plans to yourself

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2018
Rolls-Royce debuted its new Privacy Suite at the Chengdu auto show in China recently. It's a partition meant to soundproof its passenger area from the driver's compartment.

Next-level game of keeping up with the Joneses?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2018
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have new rides that might get some attention if a second U.S.-North Korea summit is held. Kim now has a Rolls-Royce. Trump has a new Cadillac.

Rolls' SUV moment arrives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2018
Rolls-Royce's lineup in 2018 saw the addition of a new face and the redesign of an icon.

Look who's now waving a Red Flag

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2018
Former Rolls-Royce design chief Giles Taylor has been tapped to lead the design team for China's Hongqi, also called Red Flag.

FAW names ex-Rolls-Royce design chief to help revive luxury China marque

Sept. 7, 2018 10:00 CET
China FAW has recruited Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce's former design chief, in an effort to revive ts Hongqi luxury brand.

Russia's answer to Rolls, Bentley

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2018
Aurus, the Russian maker of President Vladimir Putin's new luxury sedan, will launch a range of upscale vehicles next year and export them to global markets, including Europe and possibly the United States in the long term.

Rolls-Royce names new N. America boss

Aug. 28, 2018 10:39 CET
Rolls-Royce said BMW executive Martin Fritsches will head its operations in North America. He succeeds Pedro Mota, who is returning to Porsche to head its North American marketing.

BMW would close UK plants if Brexit hurts supply chain, exec says

June 25, 2018 18:04 CET
BMW would have to close its British factories that make Mini and Rolls-Royce cars if Brexit leads to serious supply chain disruption, a company executive told the Financial Times.

Rolls-Royce design chief Taylor leaves automaker

June 8, 2018 09:43 CET
Rolls-Royce design director Giles Taylor has left the automaker to "pursue alternative business interests," the company said.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for June

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

Q&A: GILES TAYLOR

Designing a Rolls for uncharted territory

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2018
Giles Taylor has achieved what many thought was impossible -- designing an SUV for Rolls-Royce, the Cullinan. Rolls' design boss spoke with Automotive News Europe Correspondent Nick Gibbs.

ANE's June issue goes live on Monday

June 1, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

Gin palaces, majesty and the Parthenon: What people are saying about the Rolls-Royce Cullinan

11:31 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2018
Rolls-Royce is the latest ultraluxury automaker to join the SUV fray, with the Cullinan. Powered by the same 571-hp, 6.75-liter, twin-turbocharged V-12 gasoline engine as the Phantom, the Cullinan is also built on the same Rolls-developed aluminum platform that underpins the flagship sedan and all future vehicles. Here's a roundup of initial reaction to the Cullinan.

Rolls-Royce's 'superluxury' Cullinan will be priciest SUV

May 10, 2018 11:11 CET
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan will become the world's most expensive production SUV when it goes on sale. The Cullinan is expected to start at about 250,000 pounds ($340,000) in the UK.

Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward

May 8, 2018 12:00 CET
Borgward appointed Philip Koehn, former director of engineering at Rolls-Royce, as its chief technology officer.

Ultraluxury, exotic marques embrace SUVs and variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
In the past year, several notable ultraluxury and exotic nameplates have been freshened or redesigned as automakers look to drive sales and expand brand presence.

BMW's first-quarter profit falls 3% on foreign exchange headwinds

May 4, 2018 09:34 CET
BMW posted a 3 percent drop in first-quarter profit as unfavorable exchange rate effects weighed on revenues and earnings, even as the automaker posted higher margins and vehicle sales.

BMW Group looks into a Rolls EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
With China as an impetus, an electric Rolls-Royce is on the table.

Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief

March 29, 2018 06:01 CET
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilhelmsmeyer, as its new director of sales and marketing.

Rolls-Royce stores rebuild for bigger lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
Rolls-Royce dealerships renovations aim to make room for expanded lineup while delivering a unique customer experience.

Aston, Rolls spar over visions of tomorrow's superluxe sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2018
Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce engaged in a public spat at the Geneva auto show over what the superluxury sedan of the future should look like.

We don't have the words for Rolls' new SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018
A new Rolls-Royce model in a new segment is a rare occurrence.

Rolls-Royce confirms Cullinan name for first SUV

Feb. 13, 2018 14:15 CET
Rolls-Royce confirmed that its first SUV will be called the Cullinan. The model will give the ultraluxury brand a rival to the Bentley Bentayga and the Aston Martin DBX, which arrives in 2019.

Rolls-Royce gets new engineering chief from BMW

Feb. 13, 2018 06:01 CET
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand.

 
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Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7 2018

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VW distances itself from IPO speculation

Christiaan Hetzner
6:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31 2018

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Daimler loses complicated, costly refrigerant battle

Christiaan Hetzner
3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Daimler's profit warning, its second this year, brought back an old issue many might have forgotten: ...
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Why Porsche's CFO calls Germany's digital infrastructure a 'catastrophe'

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Porsche's CFO and IT boss says that Germany's digital infrastructure "is an absolute catastrophe" th ...
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Will Jaguar go EV-only?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17 2018

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Under a strategy being considered by company leaders, the British luxury marque would replace its conventional vehicles with battery-electric models over the next five to... ...
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German automakers' opposition to CO2 goal may backfire

Christiaan Hetzner
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2018

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German-led efforts to water down calls for a 40 percent cut in new-car CO2 emissions by 2030 may hav ...
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Daimler should consider Porsche exec as next finance chief

Christiaan Hetzner
8:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9 2018

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Lutz Meschke, Porsche's finance chief has done a remarkable job at the automaker, ensuring double-di ...
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How women are tackling the industry's glass ceiling

Peter Sigal
7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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To say that the automotive industry is male-dominated is an understatement. ...
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Why China is by far the world's largest market for full-electric cars

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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China is the largest market for EVs in the world after finding the simple formula for success: Combi ...
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Why Russia's Rolls rival fails to impress

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2018

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Russia's luxury Aurus brand aspires to rival Bentley and Rolls-Royce, not just in Russia but in Euro ...
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