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Daimler's mytaxi will merge with Hailo to take on Uber

July 26, 2016 08:51 CET

Daimler's mytaxi said it will merge with British rival Hailo, creating Europe's largest smartphone-based taxi-hailing business.
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Porsche will create 1,400 jobs for Tesla-fighting sports car
July 26, 2016 10:34 CET

Porsche has raised the number of jobs it will create to produce its first all-electric car to more than 1,400 from 1,000. ...
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Hyundai quarterly profit slips 3%; tougher U.S. market, Brexit hit forecast
July 26, 2016 09:03 CET

Hyundai's quarterly profit slipped 3 percent to $1.46 billion, the 10th consecutive quarterly decline. Shrinking demand for its sedans in the U.S. hit earnings. Hyundai a ...
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Faurecia lifts 2016 profit guidance after strong first half
July 26, 2016 09:40 CET

Faurecia raised its full-year guidance after reporting a stronger first-half performance in Europe. Operating income rose to $539 million, the French supplier said. ...
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Higher GM, Volvo shipments to U.S. boost Chinese vehicle exports
July 26, 2016 09:51 CET

China's passenger vehicle exports rose 13 percent in June as GM and Volvo boosted exports to North America. ...
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VW allows 'American-style name' for new crossover
July 25, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen executives broke from convention while debating the name of the midsize VW crossover launching in the U.S. next year: They let the North American team pick it. ...
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Fiat Chrysler internal review found U.S. sales were inflated
July 25, 2016 06:01 CET

An internal review ordered in 2015 by top Fiat Chrysler U.S. executives uncovered thousands of vehicle sales reported by FCA brands for which there was no actual buyer, a ...
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Smart owners in Germany can have parcels delivered to their parked cars
July 25, 2016 16:07 CET

Daimler's Smart cars will become delivery boxes for Deutsche Post's DHL package operation in Germany as the mail and auto industries begin to work together to leverage co ...
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Jaguar Land Rover said to be in talks with Ford, BMW over battery plant
July 25, 2016 14:11 CET

Jaguar Land Rover declined to comment on a newspaper report that it is in talks with Ford and BMW to build a battery plant in the UK. ...
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Audi plans three electric models by 2020, CEO tells paper
July 24, 2016 09:53 CET

Audi aims to have three electric models by 2020 and for electric vehicles to account for 25 to 30 percent of its sales by 2025, CEO Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper ...
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Next Range Rover could move upscale
July 24, 2016 06:01 CET

A new version of the Land Rover Discovery due in the first quarter of 2017 could give the automaker an opportunity to move the next Range Rover further upmarket, perhaps ...
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Samardzich looks beyond Ford
July 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Now that Ford of Europe is profitable again, COO Barb Samardzich is retiring and returning to the U.S. before deciding on the next step in her career. The head of Ford So ...
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Daimler accelerates Mercedes electric car plans
July 22, 2016 10:39 CET

Daimler has accelerated development of Mercedes electric cars, CEO Dieter Zetsche said, adding that he saw the vehicle segment gaining market share. ...
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McLaren sees Brexit vote benefit from weaker pound
July 22, 2016 17:09 CET

McLaren Automotive said the fall in the value of sterling since Britons voted to leave the EU was benefiting the company financially. ...
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Volvo plans self-driving car by 2021 to challenge BMW
July 22, 2016 12:01 CET

Volvo plans to sell a model able to pilot itself down the highway by 2021. The carmaker needs expertise in software and cloud services and is looking into various partner ...
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Autoliv net income gains 8.5% in Q2 as airbag business grows
July 22, 2016 18:46 CET

Autoliv said it posted gains across all its product lines during the second quarter as it generated more airbag business than expected in the wake of the Takata recall cr ...
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BMW may open electric car battery factory in Thailand
July 22, 2016 10:56 CET

BMW Group is considering building a factory to produce batteries for plug-in hybrid vehicles in Thailand, the country's industry minister said. ...
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PSA plant blames two-day stoppage on Brexit vote
July 22, 2016 11:12 CET

PSA blamed the UK's referendum vote to leave the EU for a decision to suspend production for two days at its Poissy plant near Paris. The automaker said the measure was " ...
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PSA wins Iran production deal for Citroen brand
July 22, 2016 10:56 CET

PSA has unveiled an Iranian deal to build three Citroen models through a new joint venture. The framework deal follows a production agreement last month between sibling b ...
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VW will halt sales of most vehicles in S. Korea amid emissions probe
July 22, 2016 11:31 CET

Volkswagen will suspend sales of most of its vehicle models in South Korea, as pressure builds on the automaker over its falsified emissions tests. ...
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PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
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