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Land Rover gears up for Defender launch

Dec. 5, 2018 13:48 CET

Land Rover will likely reveal its new Defender model next year ahead of sales in 2020. The SUV will be built in five-door and three-door versions, mirroring the original off-road vehicle.
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NOVEMBER SALES
UK sales fall 3% on Brexit, diesel decline
Dec. 5, 2018 16:15 CET

Volvo, Dacia, Seat and Toyota had a good month in a UK market whose overall sales fell 3 percent. Audi, Nissan, Hyundai and Ford suffered steep sales declines. ...

 

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MG plans to sell electric crossover in Europe
Dec. 5, 2018 06:01 CET

MG has introduced its first EV, an electric variant of the MG ZS small crossover, and plans to sell it in Europe as well as China. ...

 

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NOVEMBER SALES
VW Group gets big WLTP hit as German sales fall 10%
Dec. 5, 2018 10:59 CET

German sales fell 10 percent in November as automakers, including VW Group's Porsche and Audi brands, continue to adapt to the new WLTP emissions testing regime. ...

 

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How Ghosn may have hidden $70 million from Nissan
Dec. 5, 2018 10:29 CET

Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn had near-total say over how much he was paid, which may have led to his arrest for alleged financial misconduct. ...

 

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Jaguar Land Rover weakness drives owner Tata Motors deeper into junk rating
Dec. 5, 2018 09:33 CET

S&P Global Ratings lowered the credit rating of Tata Motors and its Jaguar Land Rover unit deeper into junk, citing weaker-than-expected profitability at JLR. ...

 

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NOVEMBER SALES
Still absorbing WLTP change, Italy sales fall 6%
Dec. 5, 2018 06:01 CET

Registrations in Italy declined 6 percent in November, according to figures published by the nation's Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. ...

 

    
 
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A plot twist for Nissan's success story in Europe

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29 2018

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Nissan's ousting of Carlos Ghosn for alleged financial irregularities has been seen as a bid by the ...
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Will FCA's dividend come at the expense of investments?

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27 2018

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Fiat Chrysler will earn 6 billion euros ($6.8 billion) next year from selling supplier Magneti Marel ...
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Why foreign automakers feel no pressure to develop EVs in China

Yang Jian
5:12 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27 2018

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Foreign automakers are in no rush to follow Beijing's plan to ramp up local output of EVs, but would ...
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Why horsepower needs to be retired

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7 2018

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With the mass-market introduction of electric vehicles it is time to think less of horsepower and mo ...
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VW distances itself from IPO speculation

Christiaan Hetzner
6:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31 2018

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VW has backed away from recent speculation sparked by its Porsche brand that the group might spin-of ...
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VW Group gets big WLTP hit as German sales fall 10%
German sales fell 10 percent in November as automakers, including VW Group's Porsche and Audi brands ...
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Still absorbing WLTP change, Italy sales fall 6%
Registrations in Italy declined 6 percent in November, according to figures published by the nation' ...
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Spanish sales down 13%, 'negative' climate blamed
Dealers blamed the "negative" climate sorrounding cars for a 13 percent fall in Spanish registration ...
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French sales fall 5% following pre-WLTP boost
New-car registrations in France declined by 4. ...
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Mercedes, Audi, BMW benefit from China tariff cut
Mercedes, Audi and BMW have benefited from a 10% reduction in import tariffs introduced in China in ...
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VW, FCA, hit hard as Europe sales fall 7%
VW Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault were among the biggest losers last month as Europe car sales fel ...
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VW, FCA, Renault hit hard as Europe sales fall 7% in WLTP's wake
VW Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault were among the biggest losers last month as Europe car sales fel ...
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Russia sales rise 8% in Oct. as Mitsubishi, Skoda, VW lead gains
New-car sales in Russia rose 8 percent in October, with Mitsubishi, Skoda, and VW leading gains amon ...
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Forecast for W. Europe 2018 sales cut on new emissions rules
LMC consulting firm cut its forecast for full-year registrations in western Europe as the implementa ...
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Italy sales down 7%; diesel plunges 27 percent
Diesel's market share in Italy fell to 44 percent — the lowest since March 2010 — from ...
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How high-end SUVs are shaking up ultraluxury sales
Ultraluxury automakers including Ferrari, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin are gambling they can keep th ...
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LCVs poised to gain from electric push, but costs, range remain risks
Automakers are expanding their lineups of electrified light commercial vehicles as lawmakers impose ...
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New arrivals from Volvo, Jaguar, BMW propel premium compact SUV sector
Europe's premium compact SUV category is experiencing a breakthrough year in terms of sales as new m ...
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Europe's crossover craze drives market gains
SUVs and crossovers accounted for one-third of European sales through June for the first time. Their ...
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Peugeot, Toyota commit to midsize sector despite slump
Peugeot and Toyota are the latest automakers to commit to Europe's volume midsize segment despite cu ...
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European electric-car sales growth slowed in first half
Sales growth of electric cars slowed across the EU's major markets during the first half because of ...
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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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Borgward promotes former purchasing boss to CEO
Revived German brand Borgward has named Xiuzhan Zhu as its new CEO. Zhu replaces former Rolls-Royce ...
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Toyota promotes Europe boss in management changes
Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda takes on a new title as chief branding officer as part of an executive reshuf ...
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Daimler Financial gets new Europe boss
Peter Zieringer, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA, will leave his post to lead Daimler Fi ...
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Renault recruits consumer goods veteran as global marketing chief
Renault has appointed former Unilever executive Francois Renard as global marketing director, replac ...
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Maserati recruits new sales chief from Ferrari
Maserati has shaken up its leadership team, recruiting a sales chief from Ferrari and appointing a n ...
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Tesla picks Australian telecoms exec to replace Musk as chair
Tesla chose Robyn Denholm to succeed Elon Musk as board chair, selecting an independent director to ...
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Ford of Europe names electrified vehicles boss
Ford named company veteran Steve Hood to head its electrified business in Europe as the company prep ...
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PSA's DS brand names new product chief
PSA's DS upscale brand appointed Marion David as product director, succeeding Eric Apode, who had he ...
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Continental hires Byton's Abendroth as chief tech officer
Continental has named Dirk Abendroth, a former BMW executive now employed at Chinese automaker Byton ...
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Mazda Europe promotes veteran styling exec to design boss
Mazda Europe has named Jo Stenuit to replace Kevin Rice as it new design boss. ...
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BMW rolls out 3-row monster SUV
In the X7, BMW now has its own three-row luxury cruiser to challenge the likes of the Mercedes GLS, ...
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Porsche makes 911 faster, adds tech to counter Tesla threat
Porsche is making its 911 faster and adding more technology to keep its most lucrative model relevan ...
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Range Rover Evoque gets hybrid tech to cut emissions
Land Rover is adding fuel-saving plug-in and mild hybrid powertrains to the new-generation Range Rov ...
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Tarraco gives Seat a flagship SUV to help retain wealthy buyers
The Seat Tarraco gives the brand an upmarket model that will compete at the high end of Europe's fas ...
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VW accelerates SUV push with T-Cross
VW accelerated its push into the booming SUV segment with the T-Cross, a small car that will compete ...
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Hyundai taps growing EV market with Kona SUV
The Hyundai Kona Electric SUV is off to a fast start in Europe as it is the first battery-powered mo ...
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Audi enters electric era with e-tron crossover
Audi hopes the 400-plus-km range of its new e-tron electric crossover and the vehicle's reproducible ...
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Ferrari Monza supercars will earn $755 million in revenue
Ferrari plans to sell 499 units of the Monza SP1 and SP2 supercars with a 1.6 million euro ($1. ...
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Ferrari's Icona retro line aimed at top of the market
Ferrari's limited-edition, retro-styled Monza supercars are part of the automaker's new Icona line. ...
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Peugeot touts Rifter's space and tech features
Peugeot has designed the new Rifter, the passenger variant of the automaker's small cargo van, to ap ...
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