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Ford cleans up its diesels in Europe

May 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford has joined VW and PSA in switching to a technology said to be more effective in cleaning harmful emissions from diesel engines.
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UK car sales rise 2% in April but VW takes a big hit
May 6, 2016 11:58 CET

UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales at scandal-hit Volkswagen plunged, industry association data showed. ...
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Pakistan woos VW, Renault, FCA to put pressure on Toyota, Honda
May 6, 2016 11:13 CET

Pakistan is wooing VW, Renault and Fiat Chrysler with generous import duties as it seeks to loosen the grip of Toyota, Honda, and Suzuki on the market. ...
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Ford develops mobile aeroacoustic wind tunnel
May 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford is taking wind-tunnel testing on the road, so that its engineers and the vehicles they test can spend less time traveling around the country. ...
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Mann+Hummel closes on Affinia acquisition
May 6, 2016 06:01 CET

German supplier Mann+Hummel said it closed on its acquisition of U.S.-based Affinia Group's filtration operations. The deal was reportedly valued at $513 million. ...
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Renault will invest $684 million to build new car in Spain
May 5, 2016 19:04 CET

Renault will invest more than $684 million to build a new car and engine at its plant in Valladolid, Spain, the automaker said. ...
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PSA CEO defends new targets; demands pricing discipline over volume
May 5, 2016 06:01 CET

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares has turned the automaker around since taking the helm in 2014. Now Tavares' new Push to Pass plan aims to triple PSA's profit target to 6 per ...
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McLaren boss outlines supercar maker's ambitious growth strategy
May 5, 2016 06:01 CET

McLaren, which has remained consistently profitable since it started making supercars in 2009, now plans to invest 1 billion pounds to boost annual sales to as many as 5, ...
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Magna's Q1 profit rises on increased vehicle production, Getrag acquisition
May 5, 2016 15:20 CET

Magna International reported an 8 percent rise in first-quarter profit, helped by higher vehicle production in North America and Europe. The supplier also said it had com ...
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Takata's fight for survival gets even harder as airbag recall widens
May 5, 2016 06:01 CET

The world's largest automotive safety recall is about to get even bigger, adding to the hurdles that Japanese airbag supplier Takata is battling to survive the crisis. ...
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GM and Lyft to test self-driving Chevy Bolt taxis, report says
May 5, 2016 22:16 CET

General Motors and Lyft will reportedly begin testing self-driving Chevrolet Bolt taxis on public roads within a year. ...
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Honda says 2 more deaths linked to Takata airbags
May 5, 2016 12:08 CET

Honda said two fatal crashes in Malaysia involved ruptured airbag inflators made by Takata, bringing the global number of deaths linked to the defective devices to 13 as ...
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Ford, looking to speed tech rollout, pours $182.2M into software company Pivotal
May 5, 2016 13:30 CET

Ford is investing $182.2 million in the Silicon Valley software company behind its new FordPass smartphone app, as it works to develop and roll out technology to customer ...
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Fiat Chrysler says self-driving car deal with Google not exclusive
May 5, 2016 16:18 CET

A newly-struck deal between Google and Fiat Chrysler for a fleet of 100 self-driving cars is not exclusive, FCA chief executive Sergio Marchionne said. ...
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Billions are being invested in driverless cars that Americans don't want
May 5, 2016 12:48 CET

The driverless revolution is racing forward, as inventors overcome technical challenges such as navigating at night and regulators craft new rules. Yet the rush to robot ...
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Daimler plans Mercedes engine factory in Poland
May 4, 2016 10:30 CET

Daimler said it plans to invest about 500 million euros ($575 million) in a new engine factory in Poland to broaden its production footprint outside its German home marke ...
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Volvo swings to profit in first quarter
May 4, 2016 07:50 CET

Volvo swung to a profit in the first quarter as its new XC90 helped to drive growth. Operating earnings rose to $392 million from a year-ago loss. ...
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Continental expects no major hit from carmakers' price cuts
May 4, 2016 12:01 CET

Continental is bracing for tough talks with Volkswagen and other carmakers over prices, though it does not expect to take a major hit on its results, finance chief Wolfga ...
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BMW i brand sales fall 23% as key execs join Chinese EV startup
May 3, 2016 16:18 CET

BMW's i subbrand of electric and plug-in hybrid cars saw sales plunge in the first quarter while it also suffered the defections of key executives to a Chinese startup. ...
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FCA, Google confirm plan for self-driving prototypes
May 3, 2016 13:40 CET | UPDATED: May 3 22:55 CET - adds confirmation

Google has agreed to buy 100 plug-in hybrid minivans from Fiat Chrysler to expand its self-driving vehicle testing program. The agreement is the most advanced partnership ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
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