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Fiat Chrysler sued by U.S. over excess diesel emissions

May 23, 2017 19:18 CET

The U.S. government has filed a civil lawsuit accusing Fiat Chrysler of using software to bypass emission controls in diesel vehicles. The suit also names Fiat Chrysler's unit V.M. Motori, which designed the engine in question.
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Geely agrees to buy Malaysia's Proton, report says
May 23, 2017 19:14 CET

China's Geely Holding has agreed to buy Malaysian manufacturer Proton, which owns Lotus Cars, sources told Reuters, beating out rival bidder PSA. ...

 

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Daimler offices searched by German prosecutors in emissions probe
May 23, 2017 14:34 CET

German prosecutors searched 11 Daimler sites as part of a fraud probe related to false advertising and the possible manipulation of exhaust gas after-treatment in diesel ...

 




 
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VW earned $26 billion in France through manipulated diesel sales, report says
May 23, 2017 13:11 CET

VW Group made nearly $26 billion in sale proceeds on cars sold in the country with illegal defeat devices, France's consumer fraud watchdog believes, according to a Frenc ...

 

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VW's Mueller says establishing culture change could still take years
May 23, 2017 09:33 CET | UPDATED: May 23 14:28 CET - adds detail

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said some managers are resisting the automaker's push for a new era of accountability after its emissions fraud. "There are definitely peopl ...

 

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Jaguar Land Rover profit margin improves on China, U.S. demand
May 23, 2017 14:56 CET

Jaguar Land Rover's profit margin widened to 14.5 percent in its latest quarter on strong demand for SUVs in major markets including China and the U.S. ...

 

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Daimler, BYD to recapitalize unprofitable EV joint venture in China
May 23, 2017 10:09 CET

Daimler and BYD will each invest 500 million yuan ($72.6 million) to shore up their debt-laden EV joint venture in China. The partnership has been unprofitable since 2014 ...

 

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Ford's leadership reboot brings focus on Europe
May 23, 2017 11:42 CET | UPDATED: May 23 15:47 CET - adds Ford comment

Ford's replacement of CEO Mark Fields with turnaround specialist Jim Hackett has put its European operations under scrutiny, with industry watchers speculating whether th ...

 

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VW-JAC electric-car venture approved by Chinese regulator
May 22, 2017 13:29 CET

Volkswagen and JAC have received approval from Chinese regulators to form a joint venture to build 100,000 EVs annually. ...

 

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VW's soccer sponsorship in limbo as automaker cuts costs
May 22, 2017 14:12 CET

Volkswagen's expensively assembled soccer team, VfL Wolfsburg, faces relegation from Germany's Bundesliga for the first time in 20 years, a move that could lead the autom ...

 

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Daimler starts work on Europe's biggest battery factory in challenge to Tesla
May 22, 2017 10:07 CET | UPDATED: May 22 - 19:00 CET - adds detail

Daimler broke ground on plant in Germany that will assemble lithium ion energy-storage units. The factory marks the arrival of battery-making gigafactories in Europe that ...

 

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BMW aims to be electrification, connectivity leader
May 20, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW will focus on leadership in electric drivetrains and connectivity rather than increasing vehicle sales, CEO Harald Krueger said. ...

 

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Audi reaches agreement resolving dispute with dealers in China
May 20, 2017 14:51 CET

Audi and its dealers in China have reached an agreement on how cars produced with SAIC Motor will be sold in the country. Audi's local sales plunged following a dispute w ...

 

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Carlos Tavares stays on track
May 20, 2017 06:01 CET

For PSA CEO Carlos Tavares, racing is perhaps more natural than running a global car company with annual revenues of $59 billion. ...

 

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EU plans to revise vehicle safety rules to cut road deaths
May 19, 2017 22:39 CET

EU car and truck safety rules will be revised by the end of the year after pressure from campaigners to cut the number of road deaths by forcing manufacturers to include ...

 

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Fiat Chrysler will modify diesel engines to thwart U.S. suit over emissions levels
May 19, 2017 20:27 CET

Fiat Chrysler filed a proposed fix to its diesel engines that the carmaker predicts will resolve negotiations with the Justice Department and other U.S. regulators. ...

 

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U.S. regulators approve VW diesel fix for 84,000 vehicles
May 19, 2017 17:46 CET

The EPA and California Air Resources Board announced approval of a fix for about 84,000 older VW diesel vehicles that can emit excess emissions. ...

 

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Uber threatens to fire engineer in Waymo lawsuit
May 19, 2017 12:21 CET

Uber threatened to fire its top driverless tech engineer, telling him to either deny taking files from Waymo, his former employer, or to turn them over. ...

 

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BMW to boost China production capacity
May 19, 2017 09:13 CET | UPDATED: May 19 15:30 CET - adds 2016 China production

BMW said its annual production capacity in China will reach 450,000 vehicles once an investment plan to upgrade its local factories is completed. The figure is nearly 150 ...

 

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Ford using first over-the-air software updates
May 19, 2017 21:27 CET

Ford said it would add Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its Sync 3-equipped vehicles for the first time via a wireless software update. ...

 

    
 
How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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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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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
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Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
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Ex-Ferrari exec Lanzone hired by autonomous car start-up Zoox
Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox said Corrado Lanzone, former operations director of Ferrari's racing division, has joined the company as its vice president of manufacturing... ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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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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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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