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VW's Seat counts on Tarraco to retain affluent 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.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for July

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines why light commercial vehicles are pure gold for automakers.

ANE's July issue goes live on Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines why light commercial vehicles are pure gold for automakers.

Why Mahindra thinks Automobili Pininfarina has a 'beautiful story' to tell

Anand Mahindra plans to expand his namesake brand beyond mass-market cars into luxury vehicles that will be sold worldwide by a new company with Italian heritage, Automobili Pininfarina. Mahindra discussed his plans in an interview with Automotive News Europe.

Mahindra aims for the stars with Pininfarina

Mass-market mogul Anand Mahindra wants to ride Europe's tony design house Pininfarina into the world of hyperluxury.

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 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.

Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, performance, fit and finish and overall quality.

ANE's June issue goes live on Monday

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.

Why BMW will move cautiously with over the air updates

The car will soon be the most power computer that most people have access to, BMW Group head of digital services Dieter May told Automotive News Europe in an interview.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for May

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.

Indian hypercar, Italian flair

Attempts to get into the rarefied hypercar space are not all that rare. But there is something original about a new Indian-Italian effort to crack into the world of Ferrari and Lamborghini.


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