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Ghosn steps down as Nissan CEO, hands reins to Saikawa as focus shifts

Dual roles at Renault to be maintained
Feb. 23, 2017 00:34 CET

Carlos Ghosn, the long-serving CEO who rescued Nissan from bankruptcy, is stepping down as CEO, having driven the Renault-Nissan Alliance to new heights with the acquisition of Mitsubishi. Hiroto Saikawa, who currently serves as co-CEO, will become sole CEO.
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Industry disruptions tone down Ghosn Ghosn still eyes global top 3 spot despite setbacks

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PSA sets sales and savings goals for Opel deal, report says
Feb. 22, 2017 17:33 CET | UPDATED: Feb 22 20:19 CET - new story

PSA expects its planned acquisition of GM's Opel/Vauxhall division to lead to combined sales of 5 million vehicles by 2022 and save as much as $2.1 billion annually, Reut ...

 

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VW said to renew India push with Tata alliance talks
Feb. 22, 2017 19:53 CET

VW Group is in advanced talks to team up with Tata Motors as the German automaker takes another stab at India's fast-growing demand for cars, Bloomberg reported. Competit ...

 




 
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German lawmakers call for inquiry into VW compliance chief exit
Feb. 22, 2017 17:12 CET

Lawmakers from Volkswagen's home region called for an inquiry into the sudden departure of the carmaker's compliance chief last month, saying they were concerned the supe ...

 

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German court bars discussion of emissions documents in Audi case
Feb. 22, 2017 10:02 CET

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 enginee ...

 

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Italdesign launches new division for limited-edition models
Feb. 22, 2017 06:01 CET

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 m ...

 

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Range Rover will add Velar as Porsche Macan rival
Feb. 22, 2017 09:36 CET

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

 

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PSA seeks Southeast Asia expansion with Proton bid
Feb. 22, 2017 10:40 CET

PSA confirmed it had submitted a bid for a partnership with Proton, putting the French automaker in a potential bidding war for the ailing Malaysian owner of the UK-based ...

 

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Stuttgart will ban some diesel cars from city center
Feb. 22, 2017 10:33 CET

Stuttgart, home to German automakers Mercedes and Porsche, will ban from next year diesel cars which do not meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards from entering the c ...

 

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High-end G class is first off-roader for Mercedes-Maybach
Feb. 22, 2017 06:01 CET

Mercedes is adding an open-top G class to the Maybach family. Production of the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet will be limited to 99 vehicles. ...

 

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Daimler's Russia plant will help strengthen Mercedes as luxury leader
Feb. 21, 2017 16:17 CET

Daimler aims to strengthen its position as Russia's top-selling luxury brand by opening a factory to build Mercedes SUVs and the E-class sedan. Daimler's investment follo ...

 

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PSA says it will honor existing Opel job guarantees
Feb. 21, 2017 11:19 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 21 18:12 CET - new story

PSA Group told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that it would uphold Opel and Vauxhall job guarantees if it buys the GM's European arm, though some analysts say thousands ...

 

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VW softens some cost-cutting demands, workers say
Feb. 21, 2017 15:57 CET

VW Group has rowed back on some cost-cutting demands at its core VW brand, the company's labor bosses said, as both sides seek to end a dispute over implementing a turnar ...

 

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VW may face UK emissions probe
Feb. 21, 2017 10:14 CET

VW Group could face a UK government investigation over its diesel scandal. British politicians will decide after holding talks next month with their German counterparts. ...

 

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BMW, Mobileye in deal to collect map data for self-driving cars
Feb. 21, 2017 16:55 CET

BMW and Mobileye signed an agreement to install Mobileye's data generation technology in BMW cars starting with 2018 models. ...

 

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2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW
China's Techrules will debut Giugiaro-styled supercar
Feb. 21, 2017 11:40 CET

Chinese startup Techrules will debut a supercar at the Geneva auto show next month styled by Italian designers Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio. The as yet unnamed ...

 

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British buyers jump into pickups
Feb. 21, 2017 06:01 CET

The vacuum left by the death last year of Land Rover's utilitarian Defender has been quickly filled in the UK by one of the country's fastest-growing segments: the pickup ...

 

Incentive squeeze zaps Netherlands' electrified sales
Feb. 21, 2017 06:01 CET

What happens if a government yanks generous incentives to buy electrified cars? Sales crash. At least they do in the Netherlands. ...

 

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Audi fires 4 engineers from diesel division
Feb. 20, 2017 14:40 CET | UPDATED: Feb 20 17:55 CET - updates Audi comment

Audi, which has been caught up in parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, has fired four engineers from its diesel division. The dismissed engineers include the aut ...

 

Geely, PSA will bid for Lotus owner Proton, reports say
Feb. 20, 2017 15:05 CET | UPDATED: Feb 21 10:45 CET - new story

Chinese automaker Geely and France's PSA Group are expected to bid for struggling Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings, owner of the UK sports-car maker Lotus, reports said ...

 

    
 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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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. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
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