Skip to main content

europe

  • 0
    Report: 13-year-old boy swipes dad's Mercedes, drives across Europe
    1358382840

    After an argument with his adoptive parents that resulted in them taking away his mobile phone, an angry 13-year-old boy ran away from his home in Italy and headed straight to Poland to meet his biological sister. But instead of taking the train or hitching a ride, like most on the run, the young ...

  • 0
    Report: China projected to build more cars than Europe in 2013
    1357408680

    Financial Times reports China may build more vehicles than Europe next year for the first time in the history of the automotive industry. All told, manufacturers in China are projected to produce 19.6 million light vehicles this year compared to the 18.3 million slated to be built in Europe. The ...

  • 0
    Official: This is the Qoros GQ3
    1356531300

    We've been calling it the C11, but the new compact sedan from Qoros – the Sino-Israeli joint venture car company – has officially been dubbed GQ3. To be revealed at next year's Geneva Motor Show before going on sale in China in the second half of of 2013, the GQ3 is a C-segment sedan ...

  • 0
    Official: EU auto insurers can no longer use gender to calculate premiums
    1356107400

    The European Union's Gender Directive is officially in effect. Last year, the EU Court of Justice ruled that "differences in insurance pricing based purely on a person's sex are discriminatory." That means that insurance companies can't factor gender into their premium tables, so as of December ...

  • 0
    Official: European Car of the Year finalists announced
    1356015660

    Electric cars may have won the European Car of the Year award two years in a row now (Opel Ampera in 2012, and Nissan Leaf in 2011), we can say without reservation that the 2013 ECotY will be a petrol-burning, internal combustionizer. That's because not a single electric vehicle made it to the ...

  • 0
    Video: Seven days with eight Porsches in Europe looks how you would expect
    1355420640

    We come across a lot of dash-cam videos, and while we may have become desensitized to the highway altercations or raceday crashes, this video left us speechless. Simply titled, "well that was 2012," it is a stunning video, chronicling the journey of a handful of Porsche 911s throughout ...

  • 0
    Report: Europe's car market continues to shrink in October
    1353272520

    Regarding the European car market, the news has been bleak all year. Auto sales on the continent have fallen by 7.3 percent in 2012, but for October the drop wasn't as bad, at 4.8 percent according to Automotive News Europe. The UK managed to increase sales by 12.1 percent, but other markets ...

  • 0
    Report: Lancia to live on with models built in America
    1352048460

    Motor Trend reports that Lancia isn't headed for the scrap heap after all. Chris Brown, a spokesperson for Chrysler, told MT the automaker will live on and continue to manufacture its Ypsilon hatchback in Italy. The remainder of the brand's vehicles will be built in America by Chrysler. What's ...

  • 0
    Report: Marchionne gunning to unify Chrysler and Fiat by 2015
    1351782060

    Sergio Marchionne, CEO of both Chrysler and Fiat, has stated that the planned unification of both companies will have to wait a little longer as the Italian automaker grapples with the European financial crisis. Marchionne has previously stated that the goal was to achieve unification as early as ...

  • 0
    Report: Ford closing two more plants in Europe, cutting 6,200 jobs
    1351177260

    Automotive News Europe reports that Ford is set to close two more facilities in Europe as it braces for losses in excess of $1.5 billion in the region. The move will see Ford reduce its production capacity by around 355,000 vehicles and slash its workforce by 6,500 employees. The automaker says ...

  • 0
    Opinion: How Detroit is being dragged down by the ills of Europe
    1349391780

    Big Three Bracing For Bad News From Overseas Folks in Detroit could be in for some bad news in a few weeks, and that has nothing to do with who they're planning to vote for in the upcoming election. In fact, General Motors and Ford will be rolling out their third-quarter earnings just in time ...

  • 0
    Report: Italians buy more bikes than cars for the first time since WWII
    1349379900

    In the midst of economic turmoil in Europe, more Italians are turning to bikes as their preferred mode of transportation. Such is the bicycle's popularity in Italy that purchases of the pedal-powered two wheelers have eclipsed automobile sales for the first time since World War II. According to ...

  • 0
    Video: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe gets shockingly sexy ad from Amsterdam
    1349132460

    We're not sure we've ever come across a vehicle capable of turning street-loads of women breathless and sweaty, and we've driven the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. Even so, a new European ad for the five-door crossover seems to convey that's exactly what will happen when the fairer sex lays eyes on the ...

  • 0
    Report: Morgan Stanley says GM should bail on Opel
    1347047160

    General Motors should walk away from its European brand and settle its losses, one financial institution said this week in a report. Morgan Stanley analysts said Thursday that Opel has cost GM $10 billion to $20 billion over the past three years, and if GM keeps the brand, it will cost it up to ...

  • 0
    Video: Ford Mustang headed to Europe
    1346941680

    We've known for sometime now that Europeans love the Ford Mustang. Gray market importers have made plenty of cash by shipping the ponies from the United States to the EU for years, but now it looks as if buyers will be able to sink their teeth into brand-new, factory-perfect examples of the ...

  • 0
    Official: BMW unveiling new Euro police cars soon
    1345989660

    During next month's General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference (GPEC) in Leipzig, Germany, BMW will present its next round of vehicles developed for police and VIPs. Five 2013 cars and four motorcycles – the 3 Series Touring, X3, 7 Series High Security and X5 Security, i3 Concept, ...

  • 0
    Official: Asimo has a friend! Honda debuts Miimo robotic lawnmower
    1345558500

    People who know me say that if it weren't for Autoblog, I'd probably be running a site called Mowerblog. I'm unusual in that lawn mowing, to me, is a form of relaxation, a hobby like knitting or racquetball is for someone else. As such, I try to buy the best equipment, and that means there's a ...

  • 0
    Report: France unveils green incentive to rescue auto industry
    1343588520

    PSA Peugeot Citroën and the French goverment have been negotiating how to repair the company's business position without ruining the new government's promises to the electorate. At last count, Peugeot wants to send 14,000 workers home for good, close a factory in Aulnay, and trim some of its ...

  • 0
    Report: Hyundai reduces global sales predictions due to struggling European, Chinese economies
    1343505600

    Hyundai has lowered its 2012 global forecast for the global auto industry by 500,000 units due to faltering European economy and tightening registration restrictions in China, Automotive News has reported. The South Korean automaker had predicted that 77.6 million new vehicles would be sold ...

  • 0
    Official: Ford reports 58% drop in Q2 profits on European losses
    1343228280

    Ford Motor Company announced Wednesday that it has posted a $1 billion profit for the second quarter of 2012. That sounds like good news for the Blue Oval, until you take into account that Ford posted a $2.4 billion profit for Q2 a year ago. That is a substantial 58 percent loss. Ford also ...

Loading

Loading
Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle