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VW has fixed only 50,000 diesel cars in Europe

May 31, 2016 16:39 CET

VW dealers have fixed only 50,000 diesel cars across Europe since the start of the year, sales chief Fred Kappler said.
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VW Group profit rises 3.4% despite steep plunge in core brand result
May 31, 2016 09:09 CET | UPDATED: March 31 10:00 CET - adds detail, reaction

VW Group's profit rose 3.4 percent in the first quarter, although profit at the core VW brand plunged 86 percent, highlighting the challenge the carmaker faces in emergin ...
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Toyota stops production on some lines in Japan after blast at supplier plant
May 31, 2016 14:45 CET

Toyota suspended output at some Japan plants after the automaker was unable to secure parts following an explosion at a plant of one of its suppliers. ...
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Suzuki blames lack of resources for using wrong mileage tests
May 31, 2016 11:19 CET | UPDATED: 14:20 CET - new story

Suzuki said 14 of its branded models were affected by incorrect fuel tests, down from the 16 it initially reported. ...
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VW's e-Golf to close the range gap with BMW i3
May 31, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen says it will substantially expand the range of its e-Golf when a face-lifted version of the battery electric hatchback goes into production in December. ...
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UK group 3i buys German supplier Schlemmer, report says
May 31, 2016 12:15 CET

British buyout group 3i has bought German cable equipment maker Schlemmer in a deal valuing the company at more than $446 million, Reuters reported ...
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Peugeot family may be interested in higher PSA stake, report says
May 30, 2016 19:32 CET

The Peugeot family may be interested in raising its shareholding in PSA, Reuters reported. The French government is weighing the possible sale of part or all of its 14 pe ...
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Audi production in Germany hit by flooding
May 30, 2016 11:31 CET | UPDATED: May 30 14:30 CET - adds production restart

Production at Audi's factory in Neckarsulm, in southwestern Germany, was hit after severe flooding affected the region. ...
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Strong Jaguar Land Rover helps to triple Tata Motors Q4 profit
May 30, 2016 16:58 CET

Tata Motors posted a threefold rise in quarterly net profit, lifted by strong sales at its Jaguar Land Rover unit and higher demand for its trucks in India. ...
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Bentley close to compact decision
May 30, 2016 06:01 CET

Bentley may decide soon on a compact model line previewed by EXP 10 Speed 6 concept. A production model would come as a two-door coupe and a roadster is possible, CEO Wol ...
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VW sees EVs, plug-ins as key to meeting emissions goals
May 29, 2016 06:01 CET

VW Group expects it will have to sell about 1 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a year worldwide by 2025 to fulfill increasingly strict CO2 emission li ...
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EU emissions inquiry chief seeks rules revamp
May 29, 2016 06:01 CET

Kathleen Van Brempt, the head of an EU investigation panel set up after the VW scandal, says emissions loopholes need to be closed and enforcement established at a Europe ...
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Peugeot expects China boost from new 3008
May 29, 2016 06:01 CET

Peugeot expects to get a sales boost in China from the new 3008, which has been redesigned to look more like an SUV to capitalize on booming demand in the market for cros ...
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Renault-Nissan's savior Ghosn turns his attention to Mitsubishi
May 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Carlos Ghosn turned around Renault and Nissan in the late 1990s. Now he must work his magic on scandal-hit Mitsubishi after Nissan took a controlling stake in the smaller ...
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VW weighs second EV platform
May 28, 2016 06:01 CET

VW is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platf ...
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European buyers shun diesels after VW emissions scandal
May 27, 2016 06:01 CET

European buyers appear to be losing their love of diesels in the wake of the VW emissions scandal. ...
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Daimler invests $3.35 billion in clean diesel technology
May 27, 2016 12:00 CET

Daimler will spend $3.35 billion to curtail diesel exhaust pollution levels by modifying its engines and exhaust treatment systems including through a software update for ...
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Brexit a risk to UK's 'wafer-thin' car-industry profit margins
May 27, 2016 19:09 CET

A British exit from the EU risks subjecting the country's $100 billion car industry to export tariffs that would hurt profitability, according to the country's auto indus ...
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Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata airbags
May 27, 2016 12:20 CET

Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata airbags, expanding the largest-ever auto safety push. ...
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Alfa will start sales of 'make or break' Giulia next month
May 27, 2016 06:01 CET | UPDATED: May 31 16:20 CET - adds sales forecast

Alfa Romeo is pinning its revival hopes on the Giulia, which will go on sale in Europe next month. The credibility of the brand's revival depends on the car, Fiat Chrysle ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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