Opel to Test Mall-Based Retail Store

August 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM

PSA Group’s new Opel brand is preparing to pilot test a retail format in Stuttgart, Germany, that will enable customers to buy a car at a shopping mall.

9 Brands Opt Out of Frankfurt Auto Show

August 15, 2017 at 11:44 AM

Nine European, Asian and U.S. brands that represent about 20% of car sales in Europe won’t participate at next month’s Frankfurt auto show, Automotive News reports.

Average New-Car Sales Per U.S. Dealer to Drop by 25 Units

August 14, 2017 at 12:04 PM

The average number of cars sold per U.S. dealership this year will fall to 940 from 965 last year, says Urban Science Applications Inc.

Report: SUVs to Capture 34% of Europe Car Market by 2020

August 11, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Europe’s love of SUV/crossovers has boosted the market share for such vehicles from 8% in 2009 to an expected 28% this year, according to market researchers LMC Automotive and JATO Dynamics.

Car Wholesales in China rise 4%

August 11, 2017 at 11:41 AM

Factory sales of passenger vehicles in China grew 4% in July to 1.68 million units, according to the China Assn. of Automobile Manufacturers.

Vehicle Sales Jump 19% in Russia

August 10, 2017 at 8:07 AM

Demand for cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia surged 19% year-on-year to 129,700 units in July, according to the Moscow-based Assn. of European Businesses.

Ford’s Sales Fall 7% in China

August 08, 2017 at 12:17 AM

Ford Motor Co. says its vehicle sales in China dropped 7% to 84,500 units in July, as shrinking demand for the company’s passenger vehicles offset a surge in commercial truck deliveries.

Hyundai’s Genesis Luxury Brand Eager to Go Its Own Way

August 07, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s upscale Genesis brand is eager to set up its own dealer network in the U.S. now, not over several years as originally scheduled.

Growth in China’s SUV Market Expected to Slow This Year

August 07, 2017 at 12:47 AM

Growth in demand for SUV/crossover vehicles in China is likely to slow to 20% from 44% last year, says the China Assn. of Automobile Manufacturers.

GM Sales in China Rose 6% in July

August 04, 2017 at 12:27 AM

General Motors Co. and its joint ventures in China sold a record 287,600 vehicles last month, up 6% from July 2016.

Tata Suspends Plans for Sporty Sub-Brand

August 03, 2017 at 11:27 AM

India’s Tata Motors Ltd. has halted plans for its Tamo sub-brand and Racemo sporty car, Autocar reports.

Car Sales Rise in Germany, Italy, Spain

August 03, 2017 at 1:03 AM

New-car registrations in Germany climbed 2% in July to 283,100 units, according to KBA, the country’s vehicle authority.