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Aston Martin revives the DB4 GT, 60 years later for $1.9 million

Dec. 10, 2016 10:36 CET

Aston Martin is bringing back the DB4 GT. The 3.7-liter, six-cylinder sports car, which was built from 1959 to 1963, was widely regarded as Britain's fastest passenger car.
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Honda Europe counts on Civic to help end sales drought
Dec. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

After nearly a decade of falling or stagnant demand, Honda is on track to increase European sales in 2016. Honda's top executive for the region, Jean-Marc Streng, shared ...

 

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Swiss seize evidence from AMAG dealer group in VW emissions case
Dec. 10, 2016 11:46 CET

Swiss prosecutors investigating VW Group's emission scandal have opened criminal proceedings and seized evidence from the AMAG dealership network. ...

 




 
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VW's lost, destroyed phones justify more scrutiny, U.S. consumer protection agency says
Dec. 9, 2016 08:29 CET

The Federal Trade Commission has more questions for VW Group's U.S. officials related to the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal. The consumer protection watchdog want ...

 

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PSA scouts for startups to counter Silicon Valley threat
Dec. 9, 2016 12:12 CET

PSA is ramping up its venture-capital investments to compete against tech companies such as Apple and Uber as it seeks to gain access to technologies for next-generation ...

 

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Mercedes will become 2016's biggest luxury automaker, Zetsche says
Dec. 9, 2016 10:06 CET

Mercedes will become the biggest and most profitable luxury carmaker this year, CEO Dieter Zetsche said. Achieving the target would put the brand back on top for the firs ...

 

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NextEV's Tesla fighter will arrive in Europe after U.S. launch
Dec. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Chinese electric vehicle specialist NextEV will target the U.S as the first foreign market for its SUV rival to the Tesla Model X. The SUV's sales start in Europe will co ...

 

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Plan to build Audi cars in second China joint venture sparks dealer protests
Dec. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

China's SAIC is sticking with its plan to jointly build Audi vehicles with VW Group despite protests from Audi's dealers in China, according to a media report. The move a ...

 

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Mercedes U.S. van plant opens door to suppliers
Dec. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Daimler's commercial van factory in South Carolina will soon go from needing almost nothing from North American suppliers to needing an entire supply chain of local parts ...

 

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How VW is being reshaped by a former GM Europe boss
Dec. 8, 2016 09:48 CET

When Matthias Mueller took over the top job at VW Group, he inherited a company in turmoil over its emissions-cheating scandal. Mueller turned to industry veteran Thomas ...

 

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German emissions probe widens to Porsche
Dec. 8, 2016 12:58 CET

German regulators are investigating whether Porsche illegally manipulated fuel economy data on its vehicles, potentially opening a new front in parent Volkswagen Group's ...

 

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Citroen CEO explains why French brand will offer an 'SUV with a twist'
Dec. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Linda Jackson has pushed to reinvent Citroen since taking the brand's helm two years ago. The executive has achieved this by emphasizing the marque's unique character in ...

 

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German supplier Brose breaks ground on China plant to supply VW, Volvo, JLR
Dec. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

German supplier Brose started construction on a factory in Taicang in east China's Jiangsu province to supply carmakers in the region including Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, V ...

 

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EU takes legal action against Germany, UK over VW scandal
Dec. 8, 2016 00:15 CET | UPDATED: Dec 8 19:30 CET - adds UK, German reaction

The EU began legal action against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police emissions cheating by automakers after the Volkswagen scandal. Spain, ...

 

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Opel counts on high-tech to give new Insignia a lift
Dec. 7, 2016 11:50 CET

The Opel/Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport will be the most high-tech car in its segment, the automaker said today after releasing the first pictures of the Volkswagen Passat ...

 

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S. Korea to slap VW with record fine, pursue execs over emissions ads
Dec. 7, 2016 09:25 CET

South Korea will file criminal complaints against five former and current executives at VW Group's local unit and fine the automaker a record $32 million for false advert ...

 

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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Dec. 7, 2016 12:52 CET

Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years. Green replaces Peter Mertens, who is moving to Audi to hea ...

 

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Ford's futurist foreshadows consumer trends to watch in 2017
Dec. 7, 2016 16:03 CET

As the in-house futurist at Ford, Sheryl Connelly's job is to predict the future -- not necessarily about driving or cars, but about how consumer behavior is changing. Co ...

 

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Knorr-Bremse wins Haldex takeover battle against ZF
Dec. 7, 2016 11:52 CET

German supplier Knorr-Bremse has won the first stage of its battle to take over Haldex by obtaining 86.1 percent of the brake systems firm's shares. Knorr's offer is stil ...

 

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PSA to invest $320 million in Argentina
Dec. 6, 2016 19:14 CET | UPDATED: Corrected - clarifies investment

PSA agreed to invest $320 million in Argentina with the aim of producing more cars to be sold on the local and international markets starting in 2019. ...

 

    
 
Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Why Brexit could be bad news for self-driving cars


12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2016

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Brexit should be a wake up call to proponents of autonomous driving, said a researcher from a London-based think tank. ...
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Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years
New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market sinc ...
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UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand wil ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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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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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
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Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&d
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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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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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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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
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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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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