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SEPTEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES:

Chrysler sales rise 19% on strong Jeep, Ram pickup volume

Robust demand for Ram pickups and Jeeps, combined with hefty discounts, helped Chrysler Group's U.S. sales rise 19 percent in September. Nissan Group was also up 19 percent in a month that forecasters say could see a double-digit gain for the industry. Hyundai sales rose 2 percent. Read More »

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First Shift: Ford hiring 1,000 in Canada

Overseas exports for redesigned Edge; GM landmark; dealer Irma Elder, Chevy collector Ray Lambrecht die; Detroit truck tactics. Read More »

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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW:

Lamborghini, Ferrari supercars join fuel sippers as show stars

Supercars such as a new 900hp Lamborghini and the Ferrari 458 Speciale A will line up alongside fuel-efficient plug-in hybrids such as the VW Passat GTE at the Paris auto show. The Mercedes-AMG GT and Jaguar XE will also debut. Read More »

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EU probes Portugal's MQB platform aid to Volkswagen

The European Union has launched an investigation into Volkswagen's planned receipt of 36.15 million euros ($45.6 million) of state aid for investing in its MQB platform technology at a plant in Portugal. Read More »

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Jaguar XE to offer awd, diesel engine in U.S.

The Jaguar XE compact sedan will launch with optional all-wheel drive and a four-cylinder diesel engine when it goes on sale in the U.S. Read More »

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Ford to add 1,000 jobs at Canada plant making redesigned 2015 Edge

As it prepares to launch the redesigned 2015 Edge crossover for global markets, Ford will add more than 1,000 jobs at its Oakville Assembly plant in Canada. Read More »

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GreenTech Automotive raises $47 million in equity offering

GreenTech Automotive Inc., the battery-powered carmaker previously led by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, raised $47 million in an equity round. Ninety-four investors contributed to the financing, according to a filing Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read More »

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Spanish new-car sales up 26% in September

New-car registrations in Spain rose 26 percent in September, the market's 13th consecutive month of growth, as continued support from a government subsidy program helped boost sales. Read More »

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PSA leads 6% gain in French car sales in September

PSA led a 6 percent gain in French car sales last month as registrations at the automaker jumped 17 percent. Sales were also boosted by an extra selling day, the CCFA industry association said. Read More »

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CAR CUTAWAY:

Jaguar F-Type relies on Stadco's aluminum skin

Stadco supplies the vast majority of the aluminum outer structure for the new Jaguar F-Type, including the door and hood assemblies and front and rear fenders. Read More »

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2014 Eurostar winner Heinz-Gerhard Wente

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Heinz-Gerhard Wente, head of Continental's ContiTech division, is this year's Eurostar winner for Supplier Division CEO. Read More »

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2014 Eurostar winner Elon Musk

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk is this year's Eurostar winner for Entrepreneur. Read More »

Is it wise to keep putting the car before the cash?

Dealerships can and should take some of the risk out of making spot deliveries, experts say. Read More »

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First Shift: Ram doubles down on diesel

EcoDiesel ramp-up; new Toyota safety issues; Ford 2020; backup for UAW; Honda CR-V's refresh; Snyder: Recovery has legs. Read More »

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Irma Elder, first woman to own a Ford dealership in Detroit area, dies at 84

Irma Elder, CEO of Elder Automotive Group and the first woman to own a Ford dealership in the Detroit area, died today. She was 84. Read More »

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RICHARD TRUETT:

Will aluminum Ford F-150 be mpg king? Let's do the (fuzzy) math

Ford looks poised to reclaim at least part of the pickup fuel economy crown from Chrysler's hard-charging Ram 1500 with the new aluminum bodied 2015 F-150. Buried in a statement Monday on the redesigned F-150 was the first clue to how the truck will perform on the EPA's mileage tests. Read More »

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Magneti Marelli opens first U.S. exhaust systems plant

Magneti Marelli Holding USA, the Italian parts supplier owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has opened its first exhaust systems plant in the United States, the company said. Read More »

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Honeywell revs up global turbocharger projections

The global use of turbochargers to amplify engine power, already on the rise in recent years, is expected increase even more than earlier projections -- to 49 million sales annually by 2019, supplier Honeywell said in its annual forecast. Read More »

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AutoNews Now: CR-V rearmed for battle

Honda's newly refreshed crossover leads hot segment; revive Mazda's rotary?; turbo sales forecast; Hellcat sets auction record. Read More »

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Chrysler to hike output of Ram diesels

Chrysler Group, struggling to keep pace with demand for one of its newest products, plans to boost output of light-duty Ram pickups equipped with diesel engines. Read More »

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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC:

Tavares, Palmer, Gales ready to shine in new CEO roles

A year ago Carlos Tavares was unemployed, Andy Palmer was Nissan's planning chief and Jean-Marc Gales was leading supplier group CLEPA. All three are now CEOs ready to stand in the spotlight at the Paris auto show this week. Read More »

AT&T says 2 million customers using connected-car service

AT&T gave its first look at the performance of the connected-car unit, a new growth businesses for the largest U.S. phone service provider. Read More »

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PAUL MCVEIGH:

For fuel efficiency, the time has come for plug-in hybrids

Plug-in hybrids are about to become a lot more common on Europe's roads as the region's mass-market brands start to introduce such cars in a bid to lower the average CO2 emissions of their new-car fleets ahead of tougher EU limits. Read More »

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LUCA CIFERRI:

Renault Eolab's funny numbers

I was stunned to discover the weight figures for the Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept that debuts at this week's Paris auto show. A deeper investigation revealed some interesting calculations. Read More »

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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC:

Tavares, Palmer, Gales ready to shine in new CEO roles

A year ago Carlos Tavares was unemployed, Andy Palmer was Nissan's planning chief and Jean-Marc Gales was leading supplier group CLEPA. All three are now CEOs ready to stand in the spotlight at the Paris auto show this week. Read More »

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Honda CR-V gets a sportier, more upscale look for 2015

The redesigned 2015 Honda CR-V goes on sale Wednesday with a more premium feel in a move to keep its mantle as the country's best-selling crossover. Read More »

Panasonic to buy 49% stake in Spanish supplier Ficosa

Panasonic says it has agreed to buy a 49 percent stake in Spanish supplier Ficosa to allow the companies to accelerate the launch of electronic technologically advanced automotive mirrors that support safe driving. Read More »

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Ford sets high 2020 sales goal while Europe remains a drag

Ford targets boosting its global vehicle sales by 52 percent to 9.4 million annually by 2020 as the automaker looks to fast-growing Asian markets to offset the poor-performing regions of Europe and South America. Read More »

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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW:

Europe's struggling auto recovery overshadows Paris glamour

Self-driving vehicles and smartphone integration will be among the top features at Europe's biggest auto show this year as executives focus on something that's become increasingly hard to come by: buyers. Read More »

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Fiat's tax accord with Luxembourg may be illegal state aid, EU says

The European Commission has told Luxembourg that its tax arrangement with a Fiat finance subsidiary may constitute state aid, breaking EU internal market rules. Read More »

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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW:

Renault Clio will be first production car with upscale trimline

Renault will launch its upscale Initiale Paris trim line on its Clio subcompact. Renault, Ford and PSA are upgrading their models in Europe by adding premium features in a bid to attract affluent customers who find luxury brands too expensive. Read More »

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SGL Carbon will sell 267 million euros worth of shares to tackle debt, boost growth

SGL Carbon, which counts BMW, VW Group and BMW heiress Susanne Klatten as its three biggest shareholders, will sell 267 million euros ($339 million) in shares to repay debt and make investments. Read More »

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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW:

Ferrari will unveil top-performing 458 Speciale

Ferrari will unveil the top-performing convertible version of the mid-engine 458 Speciale sports car range in Paris. The automaker will build just 499 examples of the 458 Speciale A, which has the company's most powerful naturally aspirated engine. Read More »

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2014 Eurostar winner Marco Tencone

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Marco Tencone, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Maserati styling center coordinator, is this year's Eurostar winner for Design. Read More »

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McConaughey MKC ads fuel comedians

If spoofs are the sincerest form of flattery, Lincoln's new MKC ad campaign featuring actor Matthew McConaughey in a series of moody spots is already a smash hit. Read More »

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JAMES B. TREECE:

How to end predatory auto-loan practices

Americans won't abide companies that gouge minorities and other vulnerable consumers. By acting aggressively to adopt and publicize the NADA and AFSA solution, auto retailers and lenders can show they are determined to fight discrimination before the heavy hand of government steps in. Read More »

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Buyers snap up pricier models

Consumers in the United States are willingly paying more than ever for new vehicles, enticed by low interest rates, cheap leases and ubiquitous six-year loans that keep monthly payments affordable while the total price tag rises by thousands of dollars. Read More »

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AutoNews Now: Ford Super Duty to go aluminum

Weight-saving material to first appear on F-150; Fields' Lincoln pledge; Chrysler stalling alleged; illegal Corvette tech? Read More »

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Ford sets goal of 9.4M global sales by 2020, cuts profit outlook for '14

Ford aims to raise global sales 52 percent annually by 2020 by tapping fast-growing Asian markets, investing heavily in Lincoln, and expanding its global offerings of small cars and utility vehicles. Read More »

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First Shift: Letting F-150 show its stuff

Ford offering dealers, consumers a chance to see aluminum truck's capabilities; NADA scolds Nissan; Niņa, Pinta … and Fiat? Read More »

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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration points to brand's design direction

The large four-door fastback concept that Infiniti will unveil at the Paris auto show this week signals the styling for a stream of new products planned over the next four years. Read More »

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BMW launches automated driving project in China with Baidu

BMW is teaming up with Chinese Internet giant Baidu to start highly automated driving trials in Beijing and Shanghai. BMW research vehicles capable of automated driving already have undergone tests on German autobahns. Read More »

CO2 from new cars in Europe 38% worse than promised, study says

European cars probably discharged 38 percent more CO2 on real-world roads last year than their ratings promised, a transportation lobby group said. That means more fuel, costing the average consumer an extra 450 euros a year. Read More »

 
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For fuel efficiency, the time has come for plug-in hybrids

Paul McVeigh
9:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30 2014

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Plug-in hybrids are about to become a lot more common on Europe's roads as the region's mass-market ...
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Renault Eolab's funny numbers

Luca Ciferri
5:37 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30 2014

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I was stunned to discover the weight figures for the Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept that debuts at this week's Paris auto show. ...
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Tavares, Palmer, Gales ready to shine in new CEO roles

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30 2014

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A year ago Carlos Tavares was unemployed, Andy Palmer was Nissan's planning chief and Jean-Marc Gales was leading supplier group CLEPA. ...
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Why climate change could stall growth in emerging markets

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26 2014

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Auto executives have long salivated over the huge future sales possible in emerging markets. ...
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Lotus' timeless 'tub'

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23 2014

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New Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales sees no reason to change the British sport car maker's timeless bonded aluminum “tub" because he says it remains a benchmark for vehicle... ...
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Vauxhall flexes its muscles

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2014

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Opel and Vauxhall's harmonious relationship was tested recently by the naming of their new minicar. ...
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Montezemolo's Ferrari departure no laughing matter

Gilles Castonguay
4:48 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2014

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After Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo said he will no longer lead the sports car brand, he and Sergio Marchionne made a great show of being good friends, but... ...
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Montezemolo's magic touch

Luca Ciferri
7:20 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2014

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When Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo officially steps down next month the supercar make ...
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Nissan, Renault, Dacia and Lada benefit from low-cost car vision

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5 2014

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The global reach of Renault's budget-car program, which was dreamed up by former Renault CEO Louis S ...
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Mazda MX-5 restores love at first sight

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:28 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2014

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The new Mazda MX-5 instantly reignited a fire in this longtime Miata co-owner. ...
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Auto sector faltered in Q2
European automakers, suppliers and retailers experienced mixed fortunes in the second quarter of 2014, as measured by the Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers. ...
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Western European car sales extend mixed recovery
Western European car sales rose 1 percent in August, the 12th consecutive monthly gain, as faltering ...
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German, French and Italian car sales fall in August
New-car sales in Germany, France and Italy all fell slightly in August, a seasonally weak vacation m ...
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Spanish car sales rise 14% in August
Spain's new-car sales rose 14 percent to 45,355 in August, the twelfth straight month of increases, ...
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French car sales drop 3% on weak August demand
French car sales fell 3 percent last month, led by an 11 percent drop at Renault. ...
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Recovery on track as western Europe car sales rise 5%
Car sales in western Europe grew by 5 percent in July to a little more than 1 million vehicles, brin ...
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Strong UK car sales in July part of improving European trend
New-car sales in the UK rose by 7 percent in July, as the country's credit-backed growth continued. The increase follows volume growth last month in Germany, Italy and Spain. ...
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German car sales bounce back in July
New-car sales in Germany bounced back in July, suggesting further improvement in second-half demand ...
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European car sales rise 4%, boosted by incentives
European car sales rose 4 percent in June as an economic recovery in southern Europe, new product la ...
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Ford, Toyota models will help boost Turkish car output to record
New models from Ford, Toyota and Hyundai are expected to help boost Turkish automotive production to ...
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VW picks Kantner to lead India sales
VW Group has named Manfred Kantner the new head of passenger car sales for India and the Far East at ...
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BMW names former Audi exec to lead high-performance M unit
BMW has appointed Franciscus "Frank" van Meel as head of its M in-house performance unit. Van Meel r ...
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VW-SAIC joint venture names industry veteran as president
Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive, a joint venture between VW and SAIC Motor, hired veteran executive Chen Zhangxian as its new president. ...
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Mazda names new sales chief for Europe
Mazda veteran Martijn ten Brink is the automaker's new head of sales in Europe. ...
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Lotus hires former Kia Europe exec Lievens
Lotus has hired Jean-Charles Lievens, Kia's former European markets expert, to develop the automaker ...
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Former BMW designer Rice is Mazda Europe's new design boss
Mazda has promoted Kevin Rice, who rejoined the automaker from BMW last year, to lead its European d ...
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Europe's slump creates new opportunities at the top
Europe's car sales slump took its toll on the executive ranks at automakers active in the region. ...
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Bentley names VW China exec as CFO
Bentley has appointed Joerg Mull, executive vice president of finance at Volkswagen Group in China, as its new finance chief. ...
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Bentley names VW veteran as human resources chief
Bentley named VW Group executive Marlies Rogait as its new head of human resources. ...
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Rolls-Royce names new China boss
Rolls-Royce has named BMW veteran Leon Li as regional director for its China operations. ...
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Citroen touts 'cheerful' C1
Citroen is touting the C1's "cheerful" front-end design, open-top variant and a modern infotainment ...
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Mercedes has high hopes for S-class coupe
Mercedes expects a new name, fresh design and innovative technology will help double sales of the S- ...
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Citroen's clever C4 Cactus
Citroen has found clever ways to make its new C4 Cactus an unconventional and affordable alternative ...
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Toyota Aygo gets 'fun' makeover
Toyota is aiming its new Aygo minicar at younger buyers who don't take themselves too seriously, par ...
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Nissan X-Trail gets sporty
Nissan's new X-Trail, which is now available with front-wheel-drive and seven-seat models, has a dis ...
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The 'better Golf'
Volkswagen says the Golf Sportsvan combines the agility of the classic Golf hatchback with the roomi ...
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Honda rolls out the Civic wagon
Honda hopes that sleek styling and a smart interior will help its new Civic Tourer station wagon boo ...
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Ferrari California T is brand's fuel-sipper
Ferrari expects its California T, the brand's only model with a turbocharged engine, to attract cust ...
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BMW X4 fills tall order
BMW has taken steps to ensure that tall people will still feel comfortable inside the new X4 by lowe ...
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Nissan wants e-NV200 to win sales from diesels
Nissan wants fleet managers in Europe to turn away from diesel-powered delivery vans in favor of its ...
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Jaguar F-Type relies on Stadco's aluminum skin
Stadco supplies the vast majority of the aluminum outer structure for the new Jaguar F-Type, includi ...
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Magna Powertrain helps Mercedes GLA stay on track
Magna Powertrain supplies the all-wheel-drive system for the new Mercedes-Benz GLA. ...
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Osram provides BMW i8's laser lights
Osram provides the headlamps for the optional laser high beams on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar ...
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Delphi helps reduce CO2, noise in new Peugeot 308
Delphi supplies the injectors to the new Peugeot 308's gasoline direct-injection engine, which produ ...
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Roechling, Plastic Omnium help cut CO2 in new Nissan Qashqai
Roechling Automotive and Plastic Omnium help reduce the drag coefficient in the new Nissan Qashqai t ...
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