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BMW, with eye on Tesla, to introduce electric 3 series, report says

June 28, 2017 20:41 CET

BMW plans to introduce an electric version of the 3 series in September, a move designed to fend off rival Tesla, a German newspaper reported.
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BMW will streamline car equipment levels to pay for r&d
June 28, 2017 16:46 CET

BMW will offer fewer variants of engines and equipment to streamline its manufacturing process and offset high r&d spending on electric, autonomous and connected cars. ...

 

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BMW, Audi agree on steps to cut pollution from older diesels
June 28, 2017 16:08 CET

BMW and Audi agreed on measures to cut pollution from older diesel cars with the German state of Bavaria. The steps include a pledge from automakers to ensure that at lea ...

 




 
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Jaguar's 592-hp XE will be brand's quickest road car
June 28, 2017 11:56 CET

Jaguar plans to build just 300 units of the 592-hp XE SV Project 8, the brand's most powerful road car to date. The model has been developed as a halo car for the entry-l ...

 

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China's SAIC plans to build MG cars in India
June 28, 2017 16:22 CET

SAIC Motor will build cars in India, using its MG brand. It will set up a local business unit headed by a former GM executive. ...

 

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PSA plans 'hands off' self-driving cars after 2020
June 28, 2017 06:01 CET

PSA says it is committed to developing Level 3 autonomous driving, which allows hands-off capability but requires the driver to take back control at any time, even as som ...

 

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VW debt outlook raised to stable from negative by Fitch
June 28, 2017 10:45 CET

VW Group's debt outlook was raised to stable from negative at Fitch Ratings, which said the bulk of operational and financial risks from the carmaker's diesel-emissions s ...

 

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Germany will set up new emissions-testing body after VW scandal
June 27, 2017 09:49 CET | UPDATED: June 27 11:45 CET - adds details

Germany said it will set up a new organization to test vehicle emissions after the VW Group scandal revealed an industrywide pollution problem. The body will test vehicle ...

 

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VW will reduce management ranks in cost-cutting move
June 27, 2017 10:39 CET

VW brand plans to thin out its management ranks using the same early retirement schemes offered to shop floor workers, as part of a broader transformation at the marque f ...

 

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Aston Martin scales back plans for Tesla rival after losing Chinese backing
June 27, 2017 07:45 CET

Aston Martin has scaled back production plans for its first electric model, the RapidE, after investment partner LeEco pulled out of the project. ...

 

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Volvo, Autoliv deepen self-driving ties with Nvidia
June 27, 2017 07:45 CET | UPDATED: June 27 9:45 CET - adds details

Volvo and Autoliv are deepening their ties with chipmaker Nvidia to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars. The relationship between Volvo and Nvidia ...

 

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VW, Nvidia to cooperate on artificial intelligence
June 27, 2017 10:53 CET

Volkswagen will cooperate with U.S. chipmaker Nvidia on deep learning software that could be used to manage future mobility projects or make it easier for humans to work ...

 

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Automakers seek Brexit certainty
June 27, 2017 06:01 CET

Automakers are frustrated at the lack of clarity over the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union and are looking for signs that will allow them to make decisions ...

 

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GM now expects $5.5B charge from its sale of Opel
June 27, 2017 10:30 CET

Additional costs mean GM now expects the charge for its sale of Opel to PSA to reach $5.5 billion, GM finance chief Chuck Stevens said. ...

 

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Genesis G70 comes into focus to take on BMW 3 series
June 27, 2017 17:12 CET

With its likely debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September, the styling of Genesis' first G70 is coming into focus. Spy photographers captured a pair of the new luxury ...

 

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Takata offers condolences to victims of faulty airbags
June 27, 2017 13:16 CET

Takata expressed condolences to victims of its faulty airbags linked to at least 16 deaths and 180 injuries around the world, but stopped short of offering a full apology ...

 

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Honda seeks to admit new evidence in Takata case
June 27, 2017 13:41 CET

Honda argues in a class-action case that it shouldn't be held responsible for Takata's defective airbags. ...

 

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Schaeffler cuts profit guidance on steel costs, electric shift
June 27, 2017 14:59 CET

Schaeffler has cut its annual profit guidance citing higher costs for steel and increased expenses for developing electric cars. ...

 

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Ghosn's Nissan pay rises 2.5% to $9.8 million
June 27, 2017 11:49 CET

Nissan paid former CEO Carlos Ghosn 1.09 billion yen ($9.81 million) in the year ended March, up 2.5 percent from the previous year. Ghosn stepped down as Nissan CEO at t ...

 

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Berlin demands costly German recall of 12 million diesel cars, report says
June 26, 2017 14:27 CET | UPDATED: June 26 18:15 CET - adds potential recall costs

The German government is in talks with automakers about updating the engine management software in up to 12 million diesel vehicles to cut NOx pollution, Reuters reported ...

 

    
 
Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
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