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German car industry criticized by environment agency over emissions

Aug. 4, 2015 17:11 CET

The German transport sector needs to step up efforts to combat climate change, the country's environment agency said. A trend towards more powerful, heavier cars is helping to increase greenhouse gas emissions, the agency said.
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European car sales rebound continues in July
Aug. 4, 2015 10:57 CET

The recovery in European car sales continued in July as sales rose in the major markets of Germany, France, Italy and Spain. ...
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BMW's second-quarter earnings fall 3% on China slowdown
Aug. 4, 2015 08:05 CET

BMW's second-quarter operating profit fell 3 percent to 2.53 billion euros ($2.77 billion) as a recovery in European car demand failed to offset a sales slowdown in China ...
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Why Fiat brand chief Francois says next compact will be like Ikea
Aug. 4, 2015 06:01 CET

Olivier Francois, Fiat brand's CEO, told Automotive News Europe that the Italian automaker's upcoming Aegea compact hatchback and station wagon for Europe will be ...
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Toyota profit jumps 10% to quarterly record on cost cuts, currency gains
Aug. 4, 2015 09:04 CET

Toyota posted a third straight year of record profit for its first quarter as cost cuts and currency gains made up for weaker vehicle sales. Net profit jumped 10 percent ...
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How GM makes a business case for its electrified vehicles
Aug. 4, 2015 15:49 CET

GM uses modular parts to dramatically reduce costs for batteries, motors and other components in its fleet of six electrified cars, its chief engineer for electrified veh ...
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Acquisitions make Mahle a major player
Aug. 4, 2015 17:00 CET

Mahle's acquisition of Delphi's thermal division consolidates the German supplier's position as a leader in the thermal systems segment. ...
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Continental raises margin target as European recovery boosts profit
Aug. 4, 2015 09:35 CET

Continental raised its full-year profit outlook after second-quarter earnings jumped more than expected on a strengthening European car market. ...
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French car sales rise 2% percent in July
Aug. 3, 2015 09:23 CET

French car sales rose 2.3 percent in July, led by strong gains at Fiat, Hyundai and Toyota. Most volume brands boosted volume except Renault, whose sales fell on aging pr ...
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New York hedge fund takes Suzuki stake on India, end to VW arbitration
Aug. 3, 2015 11:21 CET

Suzuki rose to a record in Tokyo trading today after a New York-based hedge fund said it had acquired an undisclosed stake in the automaker. ...
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How the VW-Suzuki alliance went wrong
Aug. 3, 2015 06:01 CET | UPDATED: 8/3/2015 15:50 CET -- corrected

The Volkswagen-Suzuki alliance started with high hopes in 2009 but now awaits likely dissolution by an international arbitration court. Internal Suzuki documents show how ...
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BMW, Audi and Daimler open to other investors in map consortium, report says
Aug. 3, 2015 17:12 CET

BMW, Audi and Daimler plan to invite other investors to join the mapping consortium they have forged to compete with Google, Bloomberg reported. Talks have been held with ...
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Alfa Romeo completes prep work on new SUV
Aug. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

Alfa Romeo has finished preparation work on its first SUV and the model is on track to launch next year. The midsize SUV will be a rival to the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. ...
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Spain fines GM, Ford, other automakers for anti-competitive practices
July 31, 2015 06:01 CET

Spain's CNMC competition authority fined 21 automakers and two consultancy firms 171 million euros for anti-competitive practices. GM and Ford were given the highest pen ...
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Maserati's profits will recover with Levante SUV, Marchionne says
July 31, 2015 11:44 CET

Maserati's profits will recover when the brand launches its first SUV next year, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Maserati's second-quarter earnings fell by 30 p ...
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BMW revamps China marketing to focus more on tech, less on the badge
July 31, 2015 12:21 CET

BMW will increase spending on online marketing in China to emphasize its technology as part of efforts to target younger buyers, who care more about the latest features t ...
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Honda quarterly profit rises 20% as U.S. sales, weak yen offset quality costs
July 31, 2015 10:49 CET

Honda's quarterly net profit jumped 20 percent as strong sales in the U.S. and a weak yen helped the automaker to absorb the impact of higher costs linked to a recall car ...
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REUTERS ANALYSIS
BMW, Apple could rekindle courtship with an eye on car collaboration
July 31, 2015 21:20 CET

BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word ...
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Car hacking risk may be broader than Fiat Chrysler, U.S. regulator says
July 31, 2015 19:11 CET

The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the ...
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Fiat Chrysler battles in court with Australia ex-CEO
July 31, 2015 15:56 CET

Fiat Chrysler traded charges in court with its former Australia CEO, who denied breaching his legal duties and said he acted on instructions from above after a lawsuit by ...
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Renault Espace's Tesla-like touchscreen could be a winner

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