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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for November

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why electrification is emerging as a viable option for light commercial vehicles, helped by a big push from European and local pollution regulations.

ANE's November issue goes live on Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition looks at why electrification is emerging as a viable option for light commercial vehicles, helped by a big push from European and local pollution regulations.

Why China is by far the world's largest market for full-electric cars

China is the largest market for EVs in the world after finding the simple formula for success: Combine hefty purchasing subsidies with a vast recharging network and sales will take off almost immediately.

BMW CEO Krueger: EU's 2030 CO2 target is 'dreaming'

UPDATED: Oct. 3 14:29 CET - adds EU vote

BMW Group CEO Harald Krueger said a higher reduction of CO2 emissions foreseen in Europe is simply unattainable ahead of a vote today by the European Parliament to reduce emissions by 40 percent in 2030.

Mini could shift more production out of UK after hard Brexit

UPDATED: Oct. 2 15:37 CET - new story

BMW could be forced to shift more Mini production to the Netherlands in the case of a hard Brexit, CEO Harald Krueger said. He sees a 50:50 chance of the UK leaving the EU without a trade agreement.

Vietnam's VinFast taps Magna Steyr, other suppliers to become a global player

Vietnam's first domestic automaker, VinFast, is leveraging Pininfarina's Italian design along with German and Austrian engineering and manufacturing expertise, including Magna's, for its first two production vehicles.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for October

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition explores why nearly every major automaker in Europe is involved in car-sharing to some degree, despite the uncertain economics of the sector.

Vietnam's VinFast taps European suppliers to become a global player

Vietnam's first domestic automaker, VinFast, is leveraging Pininfarina's Italian design along with German and Austrian engineering and manufacturing expertise for its first two production vehicles.

ANE's October issue goes live on Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition explores why nearly every major automaker in Europe is involved in car-sharing to some degree, despite the uncertain economics of the sector.

Within Manley's complex FCA, the benefit of focus

Lots of questions surround Fiat Chrysler as new CEO Mike Manley prepares to announce a new management team. Yet he is sure to carry a lighter workload than that of his hyper-scheduled late predecessor, Sergio Marchionne.

Seat counts on Tarraco to retain rich customers

Seat expects its new Tarraco flagship SUV to further boost the company's profitability by retaining customers who are looking to move up to a bigger, more high-end model.

Europe's crossover craze drives market gains

SUVs and crossovers accounted for one-third of European sales through June for the first time. Their volume increased by almost 20 percent in a market that was up by just 2.5 percent. Only three non-SUV segments grew during the first six months.

How Hyundai styling boss gains from wide design freedom

Former VW Group designer Luc Donckerwolke has found an unexpected amount of freedom as styling boss at Hyundai. This leads to some advantages and disadvantages, he explained in an interview with Automotive News Europe.

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 examines why flying taxis are no longer a fantasy in Europe.

ANE's September issue goes live on Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines why flying taxis are no longer a fantasy in Europe.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for August

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines why Europe is at risk of falling behind in the race to offer self-driving cars.

ANE's August issue goes live on Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines why Europe is at risk of falling behind in the race to offer self-driving cars.

Mike Manley, head of Jeep and Ram, replaces ailing Marchionne as FCA CEO

UPDATED: 07/21/18 1:07 pm ET -- Adds FCA statement

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Saturday appointed Mike Manley to replace the seriously ill Sergio Marchionne as its CEO. Manley, 54, a native of England, has headed Jeep since 2009 and the Ram brand since 2015.

New Ferrari CEO will be former tobacco executive

Ferrari's new CEO will be Louis Carey Camilleri, a former chairman of tobacco company Philip Morris International. He succeeds seriously ill Sergio Marchionne.

New Ferrari CEO will be former tobacco executive

Ferrari's new CEO will be Louis Carey Camilleri, a former chairman of tobacco company Philip Morris International. He succeeds seriously ill Sergio Marchionne.

Jeep, Ram chief replaces ailing Marchionne as FCA CEO

UPDATED: 7/21/18 3:15 pm ET - adds reaction

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Saturday appointed Mike Manley to replace the seriously ill Sergio Marchionne as its CEO. Manley, 54, a native of England, has headed Jeep since 2009 and the Ram brand since 2015.

Marchionne to permanently exit Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari amid health crisis, reports say

UPDATED: 7/21/18 10:29 am ET -- adds details

Directors of Fiat Chrysler will meet Saturday to discuss succession plans for CEO Sergio Marchionne, who is on medical leave, a person with knowledge of the matter told Automotive News Europe.

Mitsubishi recruits former Maserati, Audi exec Dambrosio to head advanced design

Mitsubishi Motors has recruited former Maserati and Audi designer Alessandro Dambrosio as executive design director.

Convalescing Marchionne likely to miss FCA Q2 earnings call, report says

UPDATED: 7/19/18 4:22 pm ET - adds stock close

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne likely will miss the automaker's planned July 25 announcement of its second-quarter earnings as he recovers from recent surgery, according to an Italian media report.

Convalescing Marchionne likely to miss FCA Q2 earnings call, report says

UPDATED: 7/18/18 6:16 pm ET - adds details

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne likely will miss the automaker's planned July 25 announcement of its second-quarter earnings as he recovers from recent surgery, according to an Italian media report.


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