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Automakers urge new EPA chief to withdraw Obama CO2 rules

A trade association representing GM, Toyota, Volkswagen and nine other automakers on Tuesday asked new EPA's new chief to withdraw an Obama administration decision to lock in vehicle emission rules through 2025.

Audi's Italdesign launches new division for limited-edition models

Italdesign has formed a business division to build limited-edition supercars. The new unit will unveil its first car, a $1.6 million coupe, at the Geneva auto show next month.

Range Rover will add Velar as Porsche Macan rival

Land Rover confirmed Velar as the name for a new model that will be a rival to the Porsche Macan. The Velar will be the fourth member of the Range Rover family and will be positioned between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport.

German court bars discussion of emissions documents in Audi case

A German court barred the public disclosure of documents relating to VW Group's emissions scandal during a hearing for wrongful dismissal brought by a former Audi engineer.

Opel was once the little engine that could

Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. Automotive News Print Editor RIck Johnson was there when it happened.
■ The really new GM: Ready to quit Europe
■ PSA may vow to maintain Opel sites; deal likely by March 9
■ Why leave Europe's car market? So many reasons.

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