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Audi plans to buy car rental app in Silicon Valley challenge

March 30, 2017 17:56 CET

Audi plans to buy a U.S. startup that rents out A4 cars in a bid to boost digital revenue as the industry shifts away from outright car ownership.
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VW, Ford and others helped in Russia by ruble's rise
March 30, 2017 13:46 CET

Foreign automakers in Russia including VW, Ford and Renault-Nissan are benefiting from a stronger, more stable ruble, which is reducing their costs and supporting earning ...

 

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Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles over Takata airbags
March 30, 2017 08:27 CET

Toyota is recalling 2.9 million vehicles in Japan, China, Europe and other regions due to potentially faulty airbags made by Takata. North America, Toyota's biggest marke ...

 




 
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VW settles 10 U.S. state diesel claims for $157 million
March 30, 2017 17:16 CET

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $157.45 million to settle environmental claims from 10 U.S. states over its excess diesel emissions, as the automaker looks to move past the ...

 

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Hyundai is working on dedicated EV platform
March 30, 2017 10:05 CET

Hyundai is developing its first dedicated architecture for electric cars, a top executive said. The platform will allow Hyundai and sister brand Kia to sell EVs that will ...

 

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Hyundai seeks to renew fuel cell push with long-range SUV
March 30, 2017 11:39 CET

Hyundai, the first automaker to mass-produce fuel cell vehicles, plans to unveil a new hydrogen-powered SUV next year with a longer driving range than rival offerings by ...

 

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Audi's unions demand electric model for German plant
March 30, 2017 09:34 CET

Audi labor leaders have asked the company to assign production of an all-electric model to the carmaker's main plant in Germany. Unions are concerned that Audi's German w ...

 

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2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW
Skoda previews self-driving, EV tech with Vision E concept
March 30, 2017 10:33 CET

Skoda will present self-driving and electric drivetrain technologies with the Vision E concept that the brand will debut at the Shanghai auto show next month. The concept ...

 

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ZF CEO sees further megamergers in auto supply industry
March 30, 2017 14:08 CET

The complexity of self-driving cars is forcing high-tech software and semiconductor companies to team up with auto suppliers and manufacturers, a dynamic that is likely t ...

 

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ZF acquires stake in German radar sensing tech firm
March 30, 2017 06:01 CET | UPDATED: MArch 30 17:30 CET - adds comments, details

ZF has acquired a 45 percent stake in Astyx Communication & Sensors, which develops and produces ultra-high-frequency radar sensors and modules. ZF regards the acquisitio ...

 

ZF 2016 profits rise, debt falls on TRW acquisition
March 30, 2017 12:02 CET

ZF expects an operating margin of more than 6 percent and sales of 36 billion euros ($38.65 billion) this year as it absorbs the acquisition of TRW. Last year, sales rose ...

 

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Auto industry demands tariff-free access to EU as UK triggers Brexit
March 29, 2017 11:44 CET | UPDATED: March 30 8:55 CET - adds details

Automakers said the UK must secure a Brexit deal that preserves tariff-free access between Britain and the EU after Prime Minister Theresa May formally launched Brexit di ...

 

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Daimler accelerates electric-car goal
March 29, 2017 10:18 CET | UPDATED: March 29 12:16 CET - adds detail

Daimler says it expects to bring more than 10 new electric cars to the market by 2022, pulling forward its previous goal by three years. ...

 

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Opel managers in line for big bonuses after PSA deal, report says
March 29, 2017 09:44 CET

GM will pay Opel's senior managers million-euro bonuses following the sale of the German brand to PSA, regardless of whether the executives remain with the company, a Ger ...

 

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VW files legal complaint over searches at law firm handling diesel scandal
March 29, 2017 14:14 CET | UPDATED: March 29 22:05 CET - adds detail

VW Group has filed a legal complaint with a Munich court, seeking to prevent German prosecutors from using information seized during searches of the law firm it hired to ...

 

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VW wins approval to sell repaired 2015 diesels in U.S.
March 30, 2017 00:49 CET

VW received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dealers to sell 2015 model year diesels after updating the vehicles' emissions software. ...

 

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Mitsubishi open to helping Renault in Southeast Asia
March 29, 2017 11:02 CET

Mitsubishi is open to rebadging and selling models from alliance partner Renault in Southeast Asia. It's one way the newest member of the Renault-Nissan alliance could cr ...

 

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Paris and London plan scoring system to monitor emissions
March 29, 2017 17:14 CET

The mayors of Paris and London announced a scoring system for monitoring emissions from vehicles to help improve air quality in the two capitals. ...

 

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Daimler shareholder demands right to be naked at annual meeting
March 29, 2017 19:52 CET

Daimler's annual meeting threatened to veer off course for a second year after a shareholder pontificated on his right to be naked. ...

 

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VW supervisory board backs Stadler, top managers
March 28, 2017 19:20 CET | UPDATED: March 29 9:20 CET - adds detail

VW Group's supervisory board gave its support to Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and other senior managers after raids by German prosecutors related to the automaker's emissions- ...

 

    
 
Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so wi ...
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Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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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
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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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
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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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
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
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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
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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
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