BMW to expand crossover lineup with sporty X2

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BMW, aiming to capitalize on the hot market for crossovers, is hinting at plans to expand its crossover lineup, once again, with a model based on the X2 concept. ... Read More »
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Nissan seeks Brexit compensation deal as condition for UK investment

Sept. 29, 2016 16:15 CET

Nissan wants a deal offering compensation for any eventual trade costs resulting from Britain's exit from the EU before committing to more investment in its UK plant, CEO Carlos Ghosn said.
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BMW says China sales have improved while U.S. sales remain slow
Sept. 29, 2016 18:47 CET

BMW Group is seeing positive signs in China demand while growth in the U.S. remains slow, Ian Robertson, the automaker's sales chief, said. ...

 

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PSA targets 150,000 vehicle sales in Iran in second half
Sept. 29, 2016 14:50 CET

PSA Group said it plans to sell more than 150,000 Peugeot vehicles in Iran in the second half of this year as the carmaker seeks to reclaim the leading position it once e ...

 




 
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BMW appoints European sales chief to replace retiring CFO
Sept. 29, 2016 12:19 CET

BMW Group appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who will retire, extending a management change that began when Harald K ...

 

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Toyota drops new diesel for C-HR crossover
Sept. 29, 2016 11:41 CET

Toyota has decided not to sell a new diesel engine it is developing in its C-HR crossover because demand for the powertrain technology is falling. ...

 

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VW hopeful for emissions deal with U.S. by year end, Mueller says
Sept. 29, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says he is hopeful the company can reach agreement by the end of the year with the U.S. government on the size of a fine to settle a crimi ...

 

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Skoda CEO says U.S. launch not a priority
Sept. 29, 2016 08:57 CET

Skoda may take another year before deciding whether to sells its cars in the U.S. Volkswagen Group's value brand plans first to enter the South Korean and Iranian markets ...

 

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2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW
Daimler confirms EQ subbrand for electric cars
Sept. 29, 2016 12:09 CET

Mercedes will launch 10 new electric vehicles by 2025 under a new subbrand called EQ. The automaker aims to become the global leader in EV technology, Daimler CEO Dieter ...

 

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VW mulls robo-taxi service as part of new mobility brand
Sept. 28, 2016 20:00 CET

VW Group is considering launching a fleet of robo-taxis for ride-hailing in the future as part of plans to expand its mobility services business, which will become the gr ...

 

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VW faces continued scrutiny from EU on diesel fixes
Sept. 28, 2016 18:19 CET

Volkswagen Group faces continued scrutiny from the European Union over how it implements a pledge to give consumers more information about repairs linked to its diesel-em ...

 

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Peugeot family to diversify further, invest outside France
Sept. 28, 2016 16:43 CET

France's Peugeot family, which owns a 14 percent stake in automaker PSA Group, will further diversify its investments and expand outside of France to strengthen its holdi ...

 

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ZF will walk away from Haldex bid unless it gets 50% stake
Sept. 28, 2016 15:10 CET

ZF says it will walk away from its bid for Swedish braking systems firm Haldex if it fails to get a 50 percent stake at its current offer of 120 crowns per share. German ...

 

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2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW
EVs and SUVs set to dominate in Paris
Sept. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Automakers will focus on electric cars and the booming market for SUVs/crossovers at the Paris auto show. VW, Mercedes and Opel will be among companies showing battery-po ...

 

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2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW
Automakers' EV plans will challenge early pioneers
Sept. 28, 2016 11:31 CET

Electric-car pioneers including Renault, Nissan and Tesla are facing a challenge from their peers as EV concepts dominate the Paris auto show. Volkswagen Group's diesel s ...

 

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ANE EUROSTARS 2016
Automotive News Europe honors the 2016 Eurostars winners
Sept. 28, 2016 21:00 CET

Europe's top-performing automotive executives have been honored for their work with Eurostar awards from Automotive News Europe. ...

 

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VW scandal spreading to Audi risks hitting automaker's top profit generator
Sept. 27, 2016 09:35 CET

Volkswagen Group's attempts to contain the fallout from the emissions-cheating scandal suffered setbacks after Audi, the group's biggest profit generator, lost a key engi ...

 

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Marchionne cancels Paris auto show appearance
Sept. 28, 2016 03:16 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has cancelled his appearance at the Paris auto show, a spokesperson for the carmaker said without giving any details. ...

 

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U.S. said to ponder what size diesel penalty VW can withstand
Sept. 27, 2016 12:42 CET

The U.S. Justice Department is assessing how big a criminal fine it can extract from Volkswagen Group over its emissions-cheating scandal without putting the automaker ou ...

 

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U.S. official says inadequate EU emissions testing was widely known
Sept. 27, 2016 10:07 CET

Europe's car-emissions tests have been seen as inadequate for decades, a top U.S. regulator told EU lawmakers. Much stronger enforcement will be needed to stop cheating b ...

 

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Renault targets 3.5% market share in China
Sept. 27, 2016 14:45 CET

Renault says it is targeting a 3.5 percent market share in China through its partnership with Dongfeng. ...

 

    
 
Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments


4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
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