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Renault taps Daimler expertise to boost Talisman quality

July 6, 2015 16:34 CET

Renault is aiming to match rivals' quality with its new Talisman midsize car with help from Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler. The Talisman is a "refined sedan with an assertive design," Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn said at the the car's unveiling.
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Fiat Chrysler, PSA could be at risk from Greek euro turmoil
July 6, 2015 16:52 CET

Industry watchers say a Greek exit from the euro after the country's no vote to austerity terms could impact southern European markets, along with Fiat Chrysler and PSA/P ...
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UK new-car sales rise 13% in June boosted by low finance deals
July 6, 2015 10:55 CET

UK new-car registrations in June increased 13 percent to 257,817. The increase meant that sales were up by 7 percent in the first six months to 1.37 million, which marke ...
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Why Skoda's fast rise helps and hurts parent VW Group
July 6, 2015 06:15 CET

Skoda and VW brand are heading in opposite directions. Skoda's car sales rose to a record last year and its profit margin was 7 percent, far higher than VW's 2.5 percent. ...
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New Honda CEO Hachigo wants exciting cars, maximum capacity use
July 6, 2015 08:39 CET

Honda's new CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, aims to reboot the automaker by developing more exciting cars, steering clear of numerical targets and maximizing use of the company's ...
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France to unify EV-charging networks, report says
July 6, 2015 14:15 CET

The French government plans to make it easier for drivers of electric cars to charge their vehicles by unifying certain features of the country's various EV-charging netw ...
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Mercedes sales rise 19% in June on China, Europe demand
July 6, 2015 12:24 CET

Mercedes deliveries rose 19 percent in June as strong demand in China and Europe helped boost sales. Six-month deliveries rose a record 15 percent, the carmaker said. ...
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Mercedes will pass VW in Japan this year on surging luxury car sales
July 6, 2015 11:30 CET

Mercedes will likely pass Volkswagen this year to become the top-selling import brand in Japan for the first time in 16 years, underscoring the nation's surprising boom i ...
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Eberspaecher said to explore partnership or partial sale
July 6, 2015 15:01 CET

German supplier Eberspaecher is exploring a partnership with an overseas peer or a partial sale as it seeks to expand internationally, several sources familiar with the m ...
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Jaguar Land Rover in talks on plant in Poland or Slovakia
July 3, 2015 18:20 CET

Jaguar Land Rover has made Poland one of two finalists for an auto factory, Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said. Poland is competing with Slovakia to provide a ...
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Skoda may outsource non-core services
July 3, 2015 06:15 CET

Skoda says it is examining whether to outsource certain parts of its non-manufacturing business such as peripheral services, and has initiated negotiations with local uni ...
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Citroen will drop hydropneumatic suspension
July 3, 2015 06:01 CET

Citroen will stop selling cars equipped with its once-renowned hydropneumatic suspension system. Instead it's working on “new technologies” to ensure that a c ...
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Saab owner to build EV plant in China
July 3, 2015 11:06 CET

China's National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which owns the assets of bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab, broke ground on a plant in China to produce electric vehicles. The com ...
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Nissan Leaf to get a big boost in driving range
July 3, 2015 06:01 CET

Nissan plans a midcycle update as early as August that aims to deliver a big boost in the EV's driving range, a person familiar with the project said. ...
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Honda to make English official language by 2020
July 3, 2015 12:57 CET

Former Honda CEO Takanobu Ito famously said five years ago that it was “stupid” to make English the official work language of a Japanese company. Now that he' ...
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Ferrari's value to exceed $11 billion in IPO, Marchionne says
July 3, 2015 20:04 CET

Fiat Chrysler's CEO expects the company's Ferrari supercar unit to be valued "at least" at $11 billion in an initial public offering scheduled for year end. ...
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Car design legend Giugiaro quits company he founded
July 2, 2015 18:42 CET | UPDATED: July 2 20:50 CET -- adds career highlights

Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original VW Golf and first Fiat Panda, has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro, the styling and engineeri ...
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German car sales rose 13% in June, helped by extra sales days
July 2, 2015 12:05 CET

New-car registrations in Germany increased 13 percent in June, helped by two extra sales days and a growing economy. The surge mirrors strong gains in France, Italy and S ...
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VW worker killed by robot in Germany
July 2, 2015 11:39 CET

Volkswagen said a contractor was crushed to death by a robot at its German components factory in Kassel. The 21-year-old worker was setting up the robot on an electric mo ...
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BMW begins road tests of fuel cell car developed with Toyota
July 2, 2015 12:45 CET

BMW will test a vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells -- developed with Toyota -- for the first time on public roads this month as the German automaker looks to expand c ...
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