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West European Car Sales Down PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 January 2019

Full-year registrations across Western Europe were down 0.7% in 2018 versus 2017: 14.2 million units were sold, the first annual decline since 2013.

In France, the market still grew 3% for the full year to deliver its best annual performance since 2011.

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After a Good Year, Brazil OEMs Expect a Healthy 2019 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 January 2019

Sales of cars and light commercials in Brazil in 2018 topped 2.56m units, up 14% from the 2.24m units sold in 2017.

The increase was larger than the predictions made by manufacturers' association Anfavea during the year.
December sales reached 234,500, up

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Will Audi Hire BMW's Brand Ex-Chief? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 January 2019

Hildegard Wortmann, BMW's former head of brand and product management, may be heading to Audi.

If press reports to that effect come true, Wortmann would strengthen new Audi CEO Bram Schot's management team at a time when the brand is falling

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U.S. sales rise 0.6% in 2018 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 January 2019

U.S. auto sales rose 2.2% in December, capping a year that saw overall volume rise 0.6% even as automakers endeavored to counter slumping car demand with higher light-truck deliveries.

The final sales tally for 2018, 17.33 million cars and light

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Ammann Out, Reuss In as GM President PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 January 2019

General Motors product chief Mark Reuss will succeed Dan Ammann as president.

Reuss will assume responsibility for GM's quality organisation in addition to leading the automaker's global product group and Cadillac. Ammann, meanwhile, will step down

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CAM: Innovation Strength of 35 Automakers Evaluated PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 December 2018

The innovative power of the automotive industry is becoming a question of survival. The automotive industry is in the midst of a paradigm shift that is bringing new technologies and new competitors to the scene. Which car manufacturers

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BMW–Daimler Mobility Hookup: Progress Report PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 December 2018

The BMW Group and Daimler AG are planning the next steps for their joint mobility company, following approval by the responsible competition authorities. The basis for this is the recent approval by US antitrust authorities, received last Tuesday.

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Jacques Mauge to resign as French OEM suppliers Chief PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 December 2018

French suppliers association, FIEV president, Jacques Mauge has announced his surprise resignation as well as head of union member, SFEPA after three years at the helm.

At the SFEPA (Syndicat des Fabricants d'Equipements et de Pièces pour

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VW Group Bring Audi Chairman On Board PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 December 2018

The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Group have appointed Bram Schot a member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen. The move helps to fill the vacuum created by the departure of Ruppert Stadler, former Audi CEO.

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VW, Ford in Global Alliance Talks PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 December 2018

Herbert Diess told Reuters that a hypothetical VW-Ford alliance could extend as far as Volkswagen utilising capacity at Ford plants—and that VW are

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Volvo's Silicon Valley Tech Centre: Bigger, Better PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 December 2018

Geely's Volvo Car unit have opened an expanded tech centre in Sunnyvale, California.
The move, which almost triples the physical presence

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