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Russia, Japan, Turkey warn of tariff retaliation against U.S.

8:25 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2018
Japan, Russia and Turkey have warned the United States about potential retaliation for its tariffs on steel and aluminum, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday, bringing the total U.S. tariff bill to around $3.5 billion annually.

PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel

May 17, 2018 15:01 CET
PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purchasing efficiencies and synergies within the company.

Moscow mulls support for Deripaska's GAZ

May 14, 2018 20:16 CET
Russia is considering providing support to some of tycoon Oleg Deripaska's businesses, including GAZ Group, which is Russia's biggest van maker as well as a contract manufacturer that builds models for the Mercedes, VW and Skoda brands in Nizhny Novgorod.

Putin dumps his Mercedes for limo made in Russia

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin ditched his stretched Mercedes when traveling to his inauguration last week.

Putin sends patriotic message by ditching Mercedes for Russian-made limousine

May 8, 2018 11:10 CET
President Vladimir Putin traveled to his inauguration for a new six-year term in a Russian-made limousine, ditching his old stretch Mercedes to send a patriotic message of self-sufficiency amid increased tensions with the West.

APRIL SALES

Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes

May 8, 2018 15:20 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 18 percent in April, as consumers hastened purchases anticipating that ruble weakness will push up prices.

New VW CEO inherits Russian alliance clouded by Trump sanctions

10:52 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2018
Volkswagen's ties to GAZ Group, the vehicle maker owned by billionaire Oleg Deripaska, could expose the world's biggest auto manufacturer to the United States crackdown on Russian oligarchs

MARCH SALES

Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018

April 6, 2018 14:34 CET
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected. Sales in March increased by 14 percent.

EU largely wins WTO challenge against Russian duty on vans

March 23, 2018 13:15 CET
The EU largely won a WTO appeal ruling in a dispute over Russia's anti-dumping duties on German and Italian light commercial vehicles.

FEBRUARY SALES

Mitsubishi, Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rise 25%

March 12, 2018 06:01 CET
Russian new-car sales rose 25 percent in February. Mitsubishi saw the biggest gain with sales soaring 97 percent, while Ford sales jumped 50 percent.

BMW is taking 'close look' at Russia production

March 7, 2018 10:18 CET
BMW will decide on production in Russia in the coming weeks and months, CEO Harald Krueger said, now that some European countries have shown weaker growth.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Tax threat has PSA questioning U.S. plans

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 7, 2018
Tax threat has PSA questioning U.S. plans; Nissan seeking France's Renault stake?; Jag I-Pace, Ram 1500 prices; GM outsold in S. Korea; BMW eyeing Russia; This king cab cooks 'cue.

AvtoVAZ cuts loss to $171 million as Russia recovers

Feb. 15, 2018 11:55 CET
Russia's biggest automaker, AvtoVAZ, said its annual net loss narrowed to 9.7 billion rubles ($171 million) last year from a loss of 44.8 billion rubles in 2016, helped by cost cuts and the recovery of the Russian car market.

JANUARY SALES

Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%

Feb. 6, 2018 14:33 CET
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 percent in the biggest monthly increase since 2011.

Renault, Rostek may replace AvtoVAZ chief, reports say

Feb. 6, 2018 18:36 CET
Renault and Russian state conglomerate Rostec, main shareholders of AvtoVAZ, are considering replacing its CEO, Russian news agencies reported.

Renault's risk on subcompacts in Russia paid off

Jan. 25, 2018 06:01 CET
Renault's bet on subcompact sales rising in Russia rather than following rivals into the compact sector was one a good move, said product planning chief Bruno Ancelin in an interview with Automotive News Europe.

Ford may export to Europe from Russia

Jan. 19, 2018 06:01 CET
Ford's Russian factories are busy now that the market is recovering but the company may still export vehicles to Europe from its local joint venture.

Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017

Jan. 14, 2018 06:01 CET
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded from a four-year slump with 12 percent growth.

Ford will increase Russian production on growing SUV, van demand

Jan. 10, 2018 14:46 CET
Ford is taking advantage of Russia's rebounding market by increasing production at its Yelabuga plant to meet growing demand for SUVs and vans.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability

Jan. 3, 2018 06:01 CET
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russian subsidiary AvtoVAZ, as well as Hyundai and sister brand Kia. These three dominant players are poised to profit most from the market's rebound.

NOVEMBER SALES

VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%

Dec. 8, 2017 15:44 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent.

VW said to be in talks to buy stake in Russia's GAZ

Dec. 2, 2017 09:39 CET
Volkswagen is in talks to buy a stake in Russia's GAZ, sources told Reuters.

PSA seeks to capitalize on Russia rebound with van production

Nov. 27, 2017 11:55 CET
PSA will start production of Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy vans at its plant in Kaluga, Russia, as the automaker seeks to increase sales in the Russian market, which is rebounding from a deep slump.

China's Geely targets Russia market with Belarus plant

Nov. 21, 2017 10:53 CET
China's Geely has teamed up with Belarus to open a plant producing vehicles targeted at the Russian market.

GM's parting with Russia has been such sweet sorrow

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017
General Motors pulled out of Russia in 2015, but still does pretty well there.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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