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Ford's LCV leader details strategy to build on strong sales start

July 17, 2018 06:01 CET

Ford claims leadership in Europe's van segment because of the popularity of its four-vehicle Transit model range. The division is led by Dutchman Hans Schep, who spoke with Automotive News Europe about the automaker's plans for the unit.
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■ Ford, Renault, VW, tighten grip on Europe's LCV sector

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Renault raises outlook after first-half sales increase 10%
July 16, 2018 11:46 CET

Renault increased vehicle sales by nearly 10 percent in the first half, helped by rebounding markets in Russia and South America, and solid demand in Europe. ...

 

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BMW, Mercedes boxed in by tariff battles
July 16, 2018 06:01 CET

Mercedes and BMW stand to lose most from tariffs imposed first by the U.S. on China and then reciprocated. Unfortunately for both companies, there isn't much they can do ...

 

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Fiat union's Ronaldo strike flops
July 16, 2018 12:15 CET

A strike called by a small Fiat union to protest the $117 million purchase of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo by Juventus FC, which is controlled by the Agnelli family, h ...

 

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Suspected fraud at China's BYD entangles London soccer club Arsenal
July 16, 2018 16:26 CET

BYD, China's biggest maker of new-energy vehicles, asked police to investigate a person who allegedly posed as an employee and signed unauthorized marketing contracts in ...

 

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Germany probes shut-off devices in three Opel model lines
July 15, 2018 19:24 CET

The German federal motor vehicle authority is conducting an official hearing into emissions technology that is claimed to allow Opel Cascada, Insignia and Zafira diesel m ...

 

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Automobili Pininfarina releases full-electric hypercar teaser
July 14, 2018 06:01 CET

Automobili Pininfarina is stoking the fires of its first vehicle, the PF0. The brand revealed new teaser photos of its full-electric hypercar's exterior last week. ...

 

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Bosch told to hand over emails in VW emissions suit
July 13, 2018 15:15 CET

Bosch must hand over emails in connection with lawsuits brought by investors against Porsche SE linked to VW Group's diesel scandal, a German court ruled. ...

 

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Volvo r&d boss vows to turn quality hiccup into a win
July 13, 2018 06:01 CET

Volvo received a wake-up call after it finished third to last in a key quality study. R&D boss Henrik Green wants the lessons learned from the experience to make the new ...

 

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Automakers bristle at U.S. demand for sensitive data under tariff probe
July 14, 2018 06:01 CET

The U.S. Commerce Department has asked automakers to reveal some of their most closely held secrets as part of its investigation of whether tariffs on imported cars and c ...

 

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McLaren plans $2.1 billion, electric-heavy product push
July 13, 2018 06:01 CET

McLaren Automotive plans to invest $2.1 billion as it prepares to launch 18 new cars by 2025, with electrification a cornerstone of the engineering and product push. ...

 

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DS shrinks lineup to distance brand from Citroen ties
July 12, 2018 06:01 CET

DS Automobiles will halt sales of the DS 4 and DS 5 by year-end as PSA Group's upscale brand continues efforts to shed its former identity as a Citroen subbrand. ...

 

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Gestamp boss eyes growth in outsourcing, hot stamping
July 12, 2018 06:01 CET | UPDATED: July 13 13:15 - updates global ranking

Gestamp expects the expanding trend of automakers' outsourcing to suppliers will continue to help the Spanish metal parts supplier. Gestamp Chairman Francisco Riberas pre ...

 

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Alpine will boost A110 output to reduce wait times
July 12, 2018 06:01 CET

Renault's Alpine brand is raising production of its A110 coupe to 20 cars a day from 15 to try to reduce waiting times that stretch more than a year. ...

 

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PSA posts 38% sales gain on Opel/Vauxhall addition
July 12, 2018 08:10 CET | UPDATED: July 12 11:00 CET - adds details, comments

PSA's global vehicle deliveries increased 38 percent in the first half largely because of last year's acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall. Excluding the former GM brands, PSA's ...

 

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BMW will up stake in key China JV above 50%, report says
July 12, 2018 09:19 CET

BMW will become the first foreign automaker to own a majority stake in a Chinese joint venture when the automaker increases its share of a JV with Brilliance, Bloomberg r ...

 

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Daimler, BMW, VW EVs will catch Tesla soon, study finds
July 13, 2018 01:19 CET

EV pioneer Tesla no longer has the road to itself. By 2021, German automakers including Daimler, BMW and VW Group are expected to pass their U.S. rival in a number of are ...

 

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VW Beetle EV awaits approval, report says
July 12, 2018 06:01 CET

VW design boss Klaus Bischoff has done sketches for a four-door, Beetle-style electric vehicle. ...

 

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Renault prepares to double output of Zoe EV
July 11, 2018 06:01 CET

Renault is preparing to double production of the full-electric Zoe at its Flins factory outside Paris. The increase in output is part of a billion-euro investment by the ...

 

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Deutsche Post explores options for StreetScooter
July 11, 2018 16:04 CET

German postal services group Deutsche Post has hired Goldman Sachs to evaluate options for its electric van business, StreetScooter, as it seeks to expand the unit and ta ...

 

    
 
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How I became a diesel believer again

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2018

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Like many other people, my faith in diesel has been challenged by revelations of emissions cheating. ...
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Why Ford execs are lobbying for the Focus sedan

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2018

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The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned jou ...
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Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2018

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed has an edge that traditional auto shows in Paris, Detroit and Geneva ...
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New refuge for abandoned minivan fans?

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10 2018

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Loyal minivan buyers who aren't willing to join the shift to SUVs appear to have found refuge in one ...
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Opel's labor boss is ready for a fight

Christiaan Hetzner
12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 5 2018

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Opel's works council boss has spent most of the past six years quietly settling labor conflicts behi ...
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Why PSA is OK that its new compact vans are so alike

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3 2018

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PSA Group's new compact vans have a lot in common, a trait that is often very beneficial in the ligh ...
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VW could benefit most in U.S. from Ford alliance

Nick Gibbs
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 25 2018

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VW and Ford's announcement that they are exploring a development and production alliance for commerc ...
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore ...
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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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UK market 'stabilizing' despite sales falling nearly 4% on diesel plunge
UK registrations fell 3.5 percent in June as demand for diesels plunged. VW Group's Seat had the big ...
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Russia sales growth slows during World Cup
New-car sales in Russia rose 11 percent in June, down from an 18 percent leap in May, an industry lo ...
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VW Group brands gain as German market rises 4%
VW Group brands were among the winners last month as the German market rose 4.2 percent. Through Jun ...
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Italy market decline accelerates in June
Sales of new cars in Italy declined 7.3 percent in June, according to figures published by the count ...
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Spanish car sales rise 8 percent in June
New-car registrations in Spain increased 8 percent in June to 142,376 despite one fewer selling day ...
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Seat, Fiat, DS gain as French sales rise 9% in June
New-car registrations in France rose by 9. ...
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China in control as industry enters new era
China has been the world's biggest auto market since 2009, when it eclipsed the U.S. ...
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European sales flat in May on fewer sales days
European sales rose a marginal 0.6 percent in May due in part to fewer working days. ...
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Jeep is biggest winner as Spain sales rise 7%
New-car registrations in Spain increased 7 percent in May with healthy demand from private and compa ...
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German market down 6% but VW bucks trend with new SUV
VW brand was among the few brands that gained new volume as German vehicle sales fell nearly 6 perce ...
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CNG car sales set to rise on tougher emissions rules
European demand for cars powered by compressed natural gas has shown signs of life after a half-deca ...
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Europe's small SUV sales projected to 'grow like crazy'
European sales of small SUVs are poised to surge beyond the segment's typically strong growth, as ne ...
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
Europe's premium automakers are diversifying drivetrain and body style choices in the core midsize s ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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Opel names Brunet as new finance chief
Opel has appointed Frederic Brunet as its new chief financial officer, replacing Phillipe de Rovira, ...
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VW names Sedran as head of commercial vehicles
VW has named Thomas Sedran to lead its commercial vehicles division. Currently VW's head of strategy ...
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Ex-ZF CEO to join VW Group as procurement chief
Former ZF CEO Stefan Sommer, who steered the supplier's 2015 acquisition of TRW, will join VW Group ...
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Renault-Nissan names ex-Daimler exec connected car boss
Renault-Nissan has picked former Daimler executive Kal Mos to lead the alliance's connected car acti ...
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Lotus taps Aston Martin exec for newly created post
Lotus has hired a top Aston Martin executive as its commercial director -- a new job for the UK spor ...
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Bosch names new autos boss, appoints digital chief
Bosch is reorganizing its top management, appointing company veterans to head its mobility services ...
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Audi said to appoint former Rolls-Royce exec as Europe sales chief
Audi's new European sales chief is former Rolls-Royce executive Fintan Knight, a source familiar with the matter said. ...
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Daimler sales, HR expert is new Smart boss
Daimler executive Karen Adt will become the head of the Smart brand, succeeding Annette Winkler. ...
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IAC names former Magna exec Manfred Gingl as CEO
International Automotive Components Group (IAC) named former Magna International executive Manfred G ...
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PSA finance boss de Chatillon quits to join pharmaceutical company
PSA finance chief Jean-Baptiste de Chatillon will leave the automaker to join French pharmaceutical ...
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Volvo counts on V60 wagon to help balance SUV surge
Volvo is counting on the V60 station wagon to provide a strong alternative to buyers who are looking ...
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Suzuki keeps Jimny's gritty look for new generation
Suzuki is gearing up to launch the fourth generation of its long-running Jimny small SUV 20 years af ...
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Audi drops A1 diesel variant due to low demand
Audi's new A1 Sportback subcompact hatchback will launch without a diesel version and will only be a ...
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Volvo's new S60 signals 'dynamic' powertrain changes
The redesigned Volvo S60 compact sports sedan will be Volvo's first U.S.-manufactured vehicle and it ...
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BMW 8 series will offer 320-hp diesel in Europe
BMW is reintroducing the 8 series with a diesel engine, which the automaker said is unprecedented in ...
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Kia shakes up Ceed family
Kia is shaking up its Ceed compact car family in response to the rising popularity of SUVs and cross ...
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Ford gives new Focus multiple personalities
Ford says it has has injected more emotion and personality into the new Focus compact in a bid to ra ...
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BMW X5 gains space, off-road package
BMW's new X5 SUV is getting a major styling makeover and will be larger than its predecessor with ex ...
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Audi Q8 debuts with plans for autonomous parking system
Audi's Q8 flagship SUV will offer a feature called garage pilot that will allow the driver to be out ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
Assembly of the all-new Seat Ateca began in April 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group's plant in Kvasiny ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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