VW's sleek concept set to become image-carrier

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VW will preview a coupe-styled sedan at the Geneva auto show that is set to become a production model that will attract customers from cars such as the Mercedes CLS. ... Read More »
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Former BMW exec Diess starts as VW brand boss in July

Feb. 27, 2015 16:20 CET

Former BMW executive Herbert Diess will take charge of Volkswagen's core brand from Martin Winterkorn three months earlier than planned, VW said.
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VW Group reports record profit on Audi, Porsche gains
Feb. 27, 2015 15:56 CET

VW Group said its operating profit rose 8.8 percent to a record 12.7 billion euros ($14.25 billion) last year on double-digit gains in sales of luxury Audi and Porsche mo ...
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Marchionne raises FCA stake as Ferrari spinoff nears
Feb. 27, 2015 13:53 CET

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has increased his voting stake in FCA to nearly 1 percent after raising his shareholding in the company by 2.3 million com ...
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Yamaha plans 2-seat car for Europe, source says
Feb. 27, 2015 10:06 CET

Japanese motorcycle maker Yamaha aims to start making and selling two-seat cars in Europe as early as 2019, a person familiar with the plan told Reuters on Friday. ...
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As election nears, automakers fear UK exit from EU
Feb. 26, 2015 12:32 CET

Automakers with production in the UK are increasingly worried about the prospects of the country leaving the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will ...
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Volvo boosts 2014 profit by 17% on record sales
Feb. 26, 2015 08:31 CET

Volvo said its 2014 operating profit rose 17 percent in its best year of sales to date as rapid expansion in China and recovery in Europe offset the brand's continued wea ...
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Ford hires 400 more than planned in Canada to support output of Europe-bound Edge SUV
Feb. 26, 2015 06:01 CET

Ford has hired about 400 more workers than it previously said it would need to build the redesigned Edge crossover in Canada. The Edge will be exported to Western Europe, ...
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Porsche hedge-fund lawsuit faces dismissal in Germany
Feb. 26, 2015 15:14 CET

Hedge funds seeking 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in damages from Porsche SE in Germany over its failed attempt to take over carmaker Volkswagen Group in 2008 will lik ...
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Daimler plans years of cost cuts to offset investments to reduce CO2 emissions
Feb. 26, 2015 10:26 CET

Daimler plans to offset higher costs for technology to cut CO2 emissions with material cost savings for at least the next few years, Chief Financial Officer Bodo Uebber s ...
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Lada proves popular in Crimea's vacated car market
Feb. 26, 2015 13:40 CET

Lada, Russia's biggest car brand, has become a favorite in Crimea after its annexation by Vladimir Putin's government. The first official Lada dealership opened in Octobe ...
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VW CEO Winterkorn sees former BMW, Daimler managers as potential successors, report says
Feb. 25, 2015 13:04 CET

Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn sees Andreas Renschler and Herbert Diess, who are joining VW from rivals Daimler and BMW, among his potential successors, according ...
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Daimler labor chief queries pace of U.S. expansion
Feb. 25, 2015 10:54 CET

Daimler's plans to expand production in the United States should be recalibrated if the euro remains weak against the dollar, the automaker's top labor chief, Michael Bre ...
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Jaguar Land Rover 'is indeed looking' at N.A. plant, Tata says
Feb. 25, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is considering a North American auto plant to keep up with growing world demand for luxury vehicles, Tata Motors Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata said. A UK ...
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Valeo sees further profit gain after beating 2014 goal
Feb. 25, 2015 10:33 CET

Valeo is targeting a further boost in profitability this year after exceeding its 2014 goals on strong demand for emissions-cutting technologies and intuitive driving sys ...
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Magna cuts sales forecast on weak Europe demand
Feb. 25, 2015 13:01 CET

Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc. cut its revenue forecast for 2015, hurt by weak demand from Europe. ...
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Toyota's most high-tech car gets ultra low-tech birth
Feb. 24, 2015 12:47 CET

The disparities are stark between the petite workshop making Toyota's futuristic Mirai fuel cell sedan and the massive assembly lines churning out its other cars. Only th ...
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Union OKs 3% wage rise in Daimler, Porsche's heartland
Feb. 24, 2015 10:47 CET

Germany's biggest trade union, IG Metall, accepted a 3 percent wage increase for the country's southwest region, home to carmakers Daimler and Porsche. The union had call ...
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Tata plans image lift for ultracheap Nano
Feb. 25, 2015 00:43 CET

Tata Motors, producer of the car conceived as the world's cheapest, is rethinking the “cheap” part of it. The Indian automaker believes its Nano, which went o ...
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Faurecia U.S. chief Heneka to retire March 1
Feb. 24, 2015 21:12 CET

Mike Heneka, who led an immense expansion effort in the U.S. as president of Faurecia North America, will retire on March 1, the seating and emissions systems supplier sa ...
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Bentley Bentayga spied during tests
Feb. 23, 2015 11:38 CET

Bentley's first SUV, the Bentayga, was photographed undergoing cold weather testing near the Arctic Circle. The Bentayga will go on sale in 2016 and the UK ultraluxury br ...
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