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Zetsche first CEO to fulfill oft-broken F1 promise

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is the first CEO I know to fulfill a promise to transfer his company's F1 technology to a road-ready vehicle.

EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment

The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. This was helped by a 10,000-unit boost provided by the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for September

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.

ANE's September issue goes live Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, September 4.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for August

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

ANE's August issue goes live Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, August 7.

Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for July

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

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.

ANE's July issue goes live Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, July 3.

Data from cars: Gold mine or land mine?

Does data generated by autonomous vehicles really provide carmakers with a “$1 trillion opportunity”?

Nissan exec explains why EV owners are hooked on the technology for life

The head of Nissan's zero-emissions vehicle and battery business, Daniele Schillaci, says EV customers have a strong loyalty toward the powertrain.

Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech companies.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for June

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the big challenges that automakers face on the road to fully autonomous driving.

Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech companies such as Apple and Google.

ANE's June issue goes live Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, June 5. The new edition looks at the big challenges that automakers face on the road to fully autonomous driving.

BMW to challenge M-B S-class coupe, convertible with 8 series

BMW unveiled a concept of its revived 8 series that will become a new flagship coupe. It appears sleeker and sportier than the 6-series coupe it replaces.

Ford's new Europe boss says region is 'in good shape'

Ford of Europe's new president, Steven Armstrong, believes the automaker is in great shape and has the right products for the region after undergoing major restructuring. The automaker posted a record $1.

BMW eyes global luxury crown again with 8-series concept

BMW unveiled a concept of its revived 8 series that will become a new flagship coupe and try to help it supplant German rival Mercedes-Benz for leadership in luxury vehicle sales worldwide.

BMW 8-series concept stakes claim for luxury leadership

BMW say its new 8-series flagship will raise the benchmark for luxury coupes. The automaker unveiled a concept for the car, which will rival the Mercedes S-class coupe and convertible models.

Farley's wider role is a reward for success in Europe

After a highly successful two years as head of Ford's European operations, Jim Farley moves back to the automaker's U.S. headquarters with a massively expanded set of responsibilities.

BMW aims to be electrification, connectivity leader

BMW will focus on leadership in electric drivetrains and connectivity rather than increasing vehicle sales, CEO Harald Krueger said.

Lamborghini's first SUV will pump out 650 hp

The new V-8 twin turbo engine in Lamborghini's Urus SUV will churn out 650 hp.

VW's Seat will add Waze navigation on its entire range

VW Group's Seat brand will make Waze's navigation system available on its entire range in the coming weeks.

Smart boss aims for new sales records even without adding crossover

Smart expects to boost sales again in the future after they grew 21 percent in 2016, despite the lack of a crossover in the brand's lineup.

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