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Ferrari launches Icona retro line to tap the high end of the market

The one-seat Monza SP1 and two-seat Monza SP2 were launched as limited-edition, retro-styled supercars, which Ferrari typically sells for more than $1 million.

Ferrari's SUV will be called Purosangue

Ferrari will launch the Purosangue four-door utility vehicle in 2022. The name means "thoroughbred" in Italian.

With turnaround complete, Pininfarina bets on engineering, design

The Italian coachbuilding and design company has a new strategy based on two business areas — engineering and design — that have been split into separate legal entities.

Manley set to reveal FCA executive team

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley is set to reveal a new executive team and management structure later this month.

Italy sales rise 10% on smooth WLTP changeover

Contrary to what happened in France, Spain, Germany and the UK, Italian registrations did not rise dramatically in August ahead of a deadline for the new WTLP testing regime on Sept. 1.

Spanish car sales soar 49% in WLTP stock clear-out

Registrations in Spain jumped 49 percent in August as automakers rushed to clear out vehicle stocks ahead of the introduction of the new WLTP testing regime on Sept. 1.

Moving out of Sergio's shadow

Mike Manley took the helm at FCA just four days before the death of former CEO Sergio Marchionne. That same day Manley had to present FCA's disappointing Q2 results and lower annual profit goals.

Moving out of Sergio's shadow

Mike Manley took the helm at Fiat Chrysler just four days before the death of former CEO Sergio Marchionne. That same day Manley had to present FCA's disappointing second-quarter results and lower annual profit goals.

Grupo Antolin CEO Pascual sees interiors as the front door to the future

As one of the leading suppliers of interior equipment in the world, Spain's Grupo Antolin believes it is ideally positioned to capitalize on the shift toward autonomous and connected cars, CEO Jesus Pascual told Automotive News Europe.

Gestamp chairman expects boom in outsourcing work

Spanish supplier Gestamp has expanded extensively since 2009 through organic growth and takeovers. Francisco Riberas, founder of the company, talked with Automotive News Europe about Gestamp's future goals and challenges.

Spain works toward framework for autonomous driving

Spain is working to expand rules for self-driving vehicles and on modifications to insurance law, aiming to offer an overall legal framework for autonomous driving.

Italy takes first steps with self-driving plans

Self-driving tests will be permitted on "specific roads" in Italy after the country passed its first law regulating testing in February.

Maserati will rebound from China blow, top exec says

Maserati will rebound after plunging China sales almost wiped out the brand's profit in the last quarter, Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley said.

Mahindra places big bet small crossover

Mahindra & Mahindra are hoping to get a much larger slice of the European car market with the launch of their KUV 100 small crossover. Last year, the Indian automaker sold fewer than 800 vehicles, but hopes to lift this to 10,000 a year by 2021 with the KUV 100's help.

Fiat's SUV weakness causes concern

Fiat Chrysler's decision to shrink its Fiat brand in Europe to include an electrified 500 family and its popular Panda hatchback is a smart one, industry watchers say.

New refuge for abandoned minivan fans?

Loyal minivan buyers who aren't willing to join the shift to SUVs appear to have found refuge in one of Europe's least glamorous segments.

Italy market decline accelerates in June

Sales of new cars in Italy declined 7.3 percent in June, according to figures published by the country's transport ministry. The decrease follows a 2.8 percent drop in May. Last month's loss was attributed to declines in self-registrations and short-term rentals.

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 compared with the same month last year. A dealer association official said that “thanks to the positive first half, we now estimate a 7 percent increase in sales in 2018.”

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-decade slump. VW Group was the main driver of the 60 percent increase in CNG registrations in Europe in the first quarter.

Fiat Chrysler would take big hit from U.S. import tariffs

Fiat Chrysler exports to the U.S. vehicles such as the Jeep Renegade built in Italy. High tariffs planned by President Trump would destroy the business case for such exports.

Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo will skip Paris auto show

FCA's Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Abarth brands will not take part in this year's Paris auto show, according to French media reports. FCA joins automakers including Ford and VW brand in skipping one of Europe's top showcases for product debuts.

VW's Seat brand wants to join robotaxi revolution

As the European auto industry embraces mobility services, Seat wants to be part of parent VW Group's push into robotaxis.

The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed at the Automotive News Europe Congress that he has not lost his knack for provocation.

Fiat Chrysler bets on market-specific models to get traction in China

Fiat Chrysler will offer more vehicles tailored to China and speed up electrification to relaunch the group in the world's largest car market.

Italy sales decline 3% on political uncertainty, diesel slump

Sales of new cars in Italy declined 2.8 percent in May, with political uncertainty after recent elections still weighing on the market.


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