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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for May

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares' integration of Opel/Vauxhall is progressing.

Indian hypercar, Italian flair

Attempts to get into the rarefied hypercar space are not all that rare. But there is something original about a new Indian-Italian effort to crack into the world of Ferrari and Lamborghini.

ANE's May issue goes live on Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition looks at how PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares' integration of Opel/Vauxhall is progressing.

DS 7 net pricing on par with Audi Q3, CEO Bonnefont says

The DS 7 Crossback, the first SUV of the PSA's near-luxury brand, has hit its pricing target.

Seat boss outlines how Cupra will rev up brand's profits

Seat's Cupra unit will soon have seven models in its lineup.

BMW plans different sized battery cells to preserve design of future models

BMW has found a solution to ensure that fitting battery cells into its future full-electric models does not compromise their design.

BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers

BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of the X1 compact SUV, currently BMW's best-selling crossover model.

Automobili Pininfarina plans EV rival to Bentley SUV

India's Mahindra & Mahindra launched Automobili Pininfarina, a Europe-based electric SUV brand whose vehicles will challenge models such as the Bentley Bentayga and high-spec Range Rovers.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the future of diesel.

ANE's April issue goes live next week

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live next week. The new edition looks at the future of diesel.

European customers like winners as most segment leaders keep No. 1 spots

Sixteen of the 24 segments tracked by Automotive News Europe were dominated last year by models that have maintained consistent leadership in their respective sectors.

Magna Steyr will build BMW, Toyota sports cars

Contract manufacturer Magna Steyr, a division of Canada's Magna International, will build two new sports cars jointly developed by BMW and Toyota, industry sources said.

Magna Steyr will build BMW, Toyota sports cars

UPDATED: March 19 16:54 CET - adds Magna comment

Contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will build two new sports cars jointly developed by BMW and Toyota, industry sources familiar with the matter told Automotive News Europe.

Mercedes sales boss says slumping B class still works

European sales of the Mercedes B class have been on the decline for years. Despite the slump, the brand's sales boss Britta Seeger says the minivan will be replaced.

Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace

Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to the marque.

How China's Geely sought to buy FCA

UPDATED: 3/8/18 2:17 pm ET -- corrected

The absence of Geely's Li Shufu from the world's biggest auto forums, such as this week's Geneva show, belies his ambitions.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for March

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view.

ANE's March issue goes live Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, March 5.

Giugiaro goes back to the future with Sibylla concept

Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro took inspiration from his past creations to pen the Sibylla luxury sedan concept, which also looks to a future when energy-efficient electric cars rule the roads.

Italdesign seeks to boost non-VW Group business

Italdesign, which has been a subsidiary of Audi since 2010, aims to return to its roots as a design and engineering consultant with a diverse portfolio of clients.

VW's Seat makes Cupra a stand-alone brand

VW Group's Seat sees its new Cupra performance brand as a way to help the automaker achieve sustainable profitability. Seat unveiled the brand's first model, the Cupra Ateca.

Italdesign will unveil $2.4 million targa

UPDATED: Feb 24 10:05 - adds Zerouno Duerta picture

Italdesign will debut the Zerouno Duerta targa at the Geneva auto show. The design and engineering company, which is part of VW Group, will build just five units of the $2.4 million two-seater.

BMW CFO says profit target safe despite big rise in r&d spending

BMW's product and technology offensive has led to a significant rise in r&d spending.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for February

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view.

ANE's February issue goes live Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, February 5.


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