Europe

Infiniti names French executive as new Europe head

April 3, 2014 10:47 CET
Infiniti has named former Ford executive Francois Goupil de Bouille as head of its European operations to succeed Fintan Knight, who was in the post for less than a year.... Read More »

 

European car sales recovery gains pace as German deliveries rise 5%

April 2, 2014 12:46 CET
Germany joined France, Italy and Spain in posting higher new-car sales in March, adding to signs that a recovery in the European market is gaining strength.... Read More »

 

British car industry overwhelmingly backs EU membership, SMMT survey says

April 2, 2014 11:24 CET
More than 90 percent of companies operating in the British car industry want the UK to stay in the European Union, a survey commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed.... Read More »

 

Ford will cut output, jobs in Russia as ruble and car demand weaken

April 2, 2014 06:01 CET
Ford's Russian joint venture is cutting production and about 950 jobs at two factories in response to the falling ruble and deteriorating demand in the country.... Read More »

 

Daimler mulls production of Mercedes cars in Russia

April 1, 2014 15:51 CET
Daimler is examining whether to build Mercedes-Benz cars in Russia as it seeks to expand its global production base and overtake German rivals BMW and Audi to become the world's top-selling premium automaker.... Read More »

 

Spanish car sales rise for seventh consecutive month

April 1, 2014 12:16 CET
New-car sales rose 10 percent in Spain in March, registering the seventh straight monthly increase as government subsidies continue to boost demand.... Read More »

 

French new-car sales rise 9% but market still in 'crisis mode'

April 1, 2014 11:07 CET
French car sales rose 9 percent in March -- helped by strong gains for Renault and PSA -- but the CCFA industry association remains cautious, warning: "We're still in crisis mode."... Read More »

 

Ukraine crisis makes Andersson's turnaround of AvtoVAZ tougher

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Bo Andersson, the new CEO of Russia's No.1 carmaker AvtoVAZ, is battling to revive the business amid economic uncertainty caused by the Crimea crisis.... Read More »

 

Skoda unions, management agree 2% wage rise

March 28, 2014 16:15 CET
Unions and management at Skoda have agreed a wage deal for the next 12 months that will see workers receive a 2 percent rise in wages and a one-off payment.... Read More »

 

GM faces French dealer challenge over Chevy exit from Europe

March 28, 2014 19:47 CET
GM is facing a legal battle with a group of French Chevrolet dealers who are preparing to go to court over the terms of the brand's withdrawal from Europe.... Read More »

 

PSA and Dongfeng may cooperate in Russia, Brazil

March 28, 2014 11:20 CET
Dongfeng Motor Chairman Xu Ping said his company's cooperation with PSA could be expanded to include Brazil and Russia, two regions where the French automaker must improve its financial performance.... Read More »

 

AvtoVAZ's 2013 loss shows scale of turnaround task for Russia's No. 1 automaker

March 28, 2014 10:54 CET
Russia's No. 1 carmaker, AvtoVAZ, slumped to a loss last year, hit by falling sales of its Lada cars, underlining the task facing new CEO Bo Andersson as he battles to revive the business amid economic uncertainty caused by the Crimea crisis.... Read More »

 

GM faces French dealer challenge over Chevy exit from Europe

1:47 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
General Motors is facing a legal battle with a group of French Chevrolet dealers who are preparing to go to court over the terms of the brand's withdrawal from Europe.... Read More »

 

VW's Slovak unit raises vehicle output 2% in 2013

March 27, 2014 15:51 CET
VW Group raised output at its Slovak unit 2 percent last year on strong demand for the SUVs and minicars built at its Bratislava plant.... Read More »

 

European suppliers' prospects helped by region's recovery, Moody's says

March 26, 2014 11:49 CET
European suppliers' prospects should be boosted by a recovery in domestic demand for new cars, coupled with continued emerging market growth, Moody's credit rating agency said.... Read More »

 

VW's Seat brand will add SUV in 2016

March 26, 2014 13:27 CET
Volkswagen Group will add a compact SUV to its Seat division's lineup in 2016 to win new customers and accelerate a turnaround at VW's only unprofitable unit.... Read More »

 

Honda cuts UK car output on weak growth outlook

March 25, 2014 16:50 CET
Honda will cut 340 jobs at its UK factory and reduce production to two shifts from three. The company said it does not expect sales to rebound in Europe in the next couple of years.... Read More »

 

Ferrari appoints new board members; chairman and CEO stay on

March 25, 2014 12:17 CET
Ferrari has reappointed Luca Cordero di Montezemolo as chairman and Amedeo Felisa as CEO, while appointing four new members to the board.... Read More »

 

Daimler, Bosch question Tesla's go-it-alone plan for German EV charging network

March 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler has joined German supplier Bosch in questioning Tesla's decision to build so-called ''supercharger'' stations in Germany that only cater to the U.S. electric carmaker's vehicles.... Read More »

 

Russia to limit state procurement of imported cars, report says

March 24, 2014 16:17 CET
Russia plans to restrict state procurement of imported cars in a move aimed at helping domestic carmakers to weather a slump in demand, a report said.... Read More »

 

Renault least vulnerable European automaker in Russian turmoil

March 24, 2014 13:52 CET
Russia's leading carmaker, Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ, is best placed to withstand the effects of a weakening ruble from the fallout of the country's annexation of Crimea, analysts say.... Read More »

 

Nissan vision for future dealerships puts offices, desks on the hit list

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
A new-car showroom without a reception desk? No cubicles or desks for salespeople, and no offices for managers?... Read More »

 

Ruble slide offers mixed blessings for Russia's car industry

March 22, 2014 06:01 CET
The damage to consumer confidence in Russia from a plunge in the value of the ruble could be offset for local carmakers as they become more competitive against foreign brands.... Read More »

 

Ford watching Russia for slow growth after sanctions

March 21, 2014 16:04 CET
Ford is monitoring sanctions against Russia and has not yet seen an impact on its business, COO Mark Fields said.... Read More »

 

Ford watching Russia for slow growth after sanctions

10:04 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
Ford, which has three auto factories in Russia, is monitoring the sanctions against that nation for its involvement in Ukraine and hasn't yet seen an impact on its business, COO Mark Fields said today.... Read More »

 

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