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Europe's small SUV sales projected to 'grow like crazy'

June 16, 2018 06:01 CET
European sales of small SUVs are poised to surge beyond the segment's typically strong growth, as new models persuade consumers to switch from traditional hatchbacks at a faster rate.

JLR will cut more UK jobs as it moves Discovery output to Slovakia

June 11, 2018 15:12 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is set to cut more jobs in Britain as it moves all production of the Land Rover Discovery to lower-cost Slovakia before building its new Range Rover at an English factory.

McLaren: 'No need to go into SUVs'

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Track 22, McLaren Automotive's business plan through 2022, calls for 15 new models or derivatives. But don't expect any SUVs.

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.

Maserati will add Alfieri sports car, new SUV in bid to double sales

June 1, 2018 12:12 CET
Maserati will add a midsize SUV and an Alfieri coupe/cabrio to its product lineup as part of its plan to double vehicle sales to 100,000 by 2022.

Alfa revives halo 8C, GTV sports cars; promises 2 new SUVs

June 1, 2018 13:26 CET
Alfa Romeo plans to revive its 8C supercar and GTV sports car in a bid to reboot the iconic FCA brand that has failed to meet ambitious growth targets in the past.

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.

VW will open 3 new China plants on SUV, EV demand

May 28, 2018 14:39 CET
VW will open three new factories in China with local partner FAW as it steps up efforts to maintain leadership in the world's biggest auto market.

FIAT CHRYSLER 2018-2022 PLAN

Starved of product, Fiat brand is at a crossroads

May 26, 2018 06:01 CET
When Fiat Chrysler presents its 2018-22 business plan June 1, the biggest question mark will be the future of the Fiat brand, which has been losing share steadily in its two main markets — Europe and Brazil — and is disappearing in the U.S.

Citroen seeks to repeat C5 Aircross's China success in Europe

May 25, 2018 10:59 CET
Citroen is hoping the European launch of the new C5 Aircross will repeat the SUV's success in China, where it helped boost sales by 48 percent in the first four months.

Volvo will expand XC40 output; promises to widen compact family

May 24, 2018 10:00 CET
Volvo will expand output of its XC40 in Belgium and start production of the compact SUV in China next year. The automaker also said it will widen its compact family with a range of new models to replace the current V40.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2018
BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size SUV, the heart of the premium EV market.

That's one accessorized Nissan Armada ... or Patrol

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
Nissan decked out its Armada for fun -- and then called it a Patrol.

Porsche to recall diesel SUVs over manipulated engines

May 18, 2018 14:50 CET
Porsche will recall almost 60,000 Cayenne and Macan diesel SUVs in Europe to fix manipulated engines after Germany's auto industry regulator, the KBA, found software functions that are illegal.

WESLEY WREN

Audi hints at Q8 styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2018
Judging from the design study, the Q8 will be a two-row crossover with a focus on style and personal luxury rather than utility.

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.

GM Korea expects to turn profit in 2019, plans 2 new vehicles

11:25 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018
General Motors' South Korean unit reiterated on Friday that it should return to profitability by 2019 and that it will invest $2.8 billion in a new, small SUV as well as a crossover for the local market and for export.

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.

Aston Martin's revived Lagonda will debut with an SUV

May 9, 2018 13:43 CET
Aston Martin said the first vehicle from its all-electric Lagonda brand will be an SUV arriving in 2021.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for May

May 7, 2018 06:01 CET
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.

ANE's May issue goes live on Monday

May 4, 2018 06:01 CET
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.

7 things to watch for in today's Tesla earnings report

1:32 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2018
Tesla reports first-quarter earnings today after the market closes. Between now and then, investors, customers, followers and doubters will be chattering about what CEO Elon Musk has in store come late afternoon.

Skoda will shift some SUV production to Germany

April 30, 2018 12:40 CET
Skoda will build Karoq SUVs in a VW plant in Germany to ease overcapacity in its factories in the Czech Republic.

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Skoda aims Kamiq at China's booming SUV market

April 24, 2018 10:51 CET
Skoda aims to capture a larger share of China's booming SUV market with its new Kamiq aimed at buyers in cities.

 
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5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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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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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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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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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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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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