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Daimler will receive 2.43 billion euros for stake in engine JV from Rolls-Royce

Daimler will receive 2.43 billion euros ($3.36 billion) for its 50 percent stake in an engine joint venture from partner Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc. Read More »

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Maserati said to weigh new sports car after orders triple

Maserati will probably increase production and add the Alfieri sports car to its lineup after advance sales at the upscale Italian brand have almost tripled over 2013's deliveries, sources said. Read More »

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Suzuki joins fuel-efficiency race with simplified hybrid system

Suzuki will introduce an affordable, simplified gasoline-electric hybrid technology in its cars, joining rivals in the race for fuel efficiency. Read More »

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Daimler to unveil Maybach S class at Los Angeles show, report says

Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its S-class limousine that will be unveiled at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with the company's plans said. Read More »

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Ghosn sees 'bright spots' for carmakers as Europe revives

Global carmakers will see rising demand this year as sales in China and the United States expand and Europe starts to grow again, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said. Read More »

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China's Qoros uses Slovakia to prepare for a full European roll out

Chinese automaker Qoros is using Slovakia as its first global export market with the goal of rolling out the brand across western Europe within two years. Read More »

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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW:

Citroen to debut flagship SUV

Citroen will debut the DS 6WR, a production version of its admired Wild Rubis SUV concept, at the Beijing auto show. Read More »

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Ford of Europe sales rise 12% in March on German, UK demand

Ford said European car sales increased 12 percent in March, the tenth straight monthly gain, as customers snapped up small vehicles and compact SUVs. Read More »

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VW picks former Audi r&d boss to run Bentley, Bugatti brands

Volkswagen said Audi's former development chief, Wolfgang Duerheimer, will head its Bentley and Bugatti brands. It will be Duerheimer's second stint as Bentley CEO. Read More »

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BMW i3 production boosted 43% in preparation for U.S. launch

BMW has ramped up production of its i3 electric car to 100 vehicles a day, ahead of its launch in the United States this month, board member Harald Krueger said. Read More »

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Fiat wraps up employees' foreign-made cars

Some Fiat employees at two Italian factories got a surprise last week: their foreign-made cars from brands such as VW, Peugeot and Toyota had been “wrapped up” in a giant plastic bag. Read More »

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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

Hyundai, Toyota to debut mid-sized sedan rivals

Hyundai and Toyota have key product debuts at the New York auto show. BMW will unveil the X4 crossover while Mercedes debuts the S63 AMG coupe, a high-performance version of the S-class coupe. Read More »

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Old and new alliances crucial to Tavares' turnaround plan for PSA

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will keep its industrial partnerships with General Motors, Toyota and Fiat despite the arrival of China's Dongfeng as a stakeholder in the automaker, CEO Carlos Tavares said. Read More »

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Opel will focus on crossovers to boost sales and return to profit, CEO says

Opel will focus on crossovers as part of its product push to boost sales and return to profit, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said. Read More »

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Ford expects boost from EcoSport SUV

Ford says its EcoSport small SUV could become one of the company's best-sellers in Europe if it receives enough product supply from India. Read More »

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Opel may break even before 2016, report says

Opel may break even before its 2016 deadline, a report said, citing an interview with CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann. Read More »

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PSA's recovery will be boosted by the 'Tavares factor'

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares admits that his turnaround plan for the struggling automaker isn't a wonder cure: "I cannot make miracles." His honest, no-nonsense approach is one of his strengths. Read More »

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PSA to halve lineup in push for 2% margins by 2018

PSA outlined plans to cut its model lineup by almost half and to make Citroen's DS unit a separate brand in a bid to restore the automotive division's profit. Read More »

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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW:

Peugeot unveils 340-hp plug-in hybrid

Peugeot will unveil a plug-in hybrid concept car called the Exalt at the Beijing auto show that hints at a future upmarket design direction for the brand. Read More »

Bosch plans automatic park system in 2015

Bosch says it will start producing an automatic parking system -- a step toward autonomous driving -- in 2015 for a customer it did not identify. Read More »

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VW Marketing VP on how automaker keeps its products fresh in customers' minds

VW is determined to keep improving how it launches vehicles and how it uses the massive amount of analytical data it gathers as it strives to reach 10 million vehicle sales this year, Simon Thomas, VW's marketing VP, told Automotive New Europe. Read More »

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BMW breaks with traditional German luxury as models shrink

Chris Bangle, BMW's former design chief, once likened the German carmaker's lineup to a bratwurst in three different lengths. Now, there's a lot more on offer, including convenience sizes. Read More »

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PSA's Tavares prepares to tackle pricing, low-cost threats

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's prospects may be brightening as Europe emerges from a market slump, but new CEO Carlos Tavares still faces long odds as he prepares to present his Back in the Race recovery plan on Monday. Read More »

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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW:

Bentley to highlight hybrid technology on a Mulsanne concept

Bentley is using the Beijing auto show to reveal a hybrid concept based on its flagship Mulsanne sedan. The brand's first plug-in powertrain is expected in a Bentley SUV debuting in 2017. Read More »

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2014 Automotive News PACE Awards

See which companies were honored for the year's top innovations at the 20th annual PACE Awards. Read More »

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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW:

Lexus aims NX crossover at German premium brands in China

Lexus will debut the NX crossover at the Beijing auto show as it tries to compete with German premium rivals in China. The NX will be the brand's first compact crossover and will be sold in global markets including Europe and the United States. Read More »

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BMW widens recall for engine-bolt defect to 489,000 vehicles

BMW is recalling 489,000 vehicles worldwide due to a possible engine-bolt defect, widening a repair program that was initiated in China. Read More »

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Renault unions seek clarification on Flins plant cuts

Renault unions demanded clarification over production and job cuts being considered at the carmaker's Flins plant near Paris. The plant builds the Clio subcompact and Zoe elecrtic car. Read More »

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VW Group sales rise 8% in March as Europe recovers

VW Group increased vehicle sales 8 percent in March, with gains in Europe and China offsetting declines in the United States and Brazil. First-quarter sales rose 6 percent to a record 2.4 million. Read More »

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Compact SUVs to shine at Beijing show

Ten years ago, many Chinese families could not afford a car. Today, not only can they afford one, but they are getting picky about which vehicle to buy and they're increasingly opting for compact SUVs. Read More »

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Ghosn spurs Renault-Nissan to greater U.S. clout

Fifteen years after its launch, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is targeting the United States in earnest as CEO Carlos Ghosn pushes his companies into common product architectures, manufacturing and r&d. Read More »

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European car market rebound on track, but discounting persists

Western Europe's 7 percent first-quarter rise in new-car sales has some market watchers adjusting their full-year forecasts upward, but economic risks remain and profit-robbing car discounting continues. Read More »

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Lamborghini CEO predicts record results for newest supercar

Lamborghini's newest supercar, the Huracan, will have the best sales year of any model in the automaker's 51-year history in 2015, CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Automotive News Europe. Read More »

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Ford moves Europe exec Cortesi to global corporate communications role

Ford of Europe executive Elena Cortesi has been given a global role as the automaker's corporate communications manager. Read More »

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Skoda posts best-ever March sales

Skoda's global sales rose 15 percent in March to a record 96,100 vehicles, powered by robust demand for the Rapid, Yeti and Octavia. Read More »

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Toyota unveils new generation of fuel-efficient engines

Toyota has unveiled two fresh fuel-efficient powerplants that will underpin 14 new gasoline engine variants to be introduced globally through next year. Read More »

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GM suspends 2 engineers amid ignition-switch investigation

GM has placed two engineers, Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman, on paid leave for their roles leading to the recall of 2.6 million small cars with defective ignition switches, two people familiar with the matter said. Read More »

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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW:

Audi teases potential Q4 crossover

Audi has released sketches of a new TT-inspired crossover concept that will debut in Beijing later this month and may preview the upcoming Q4. Read More »

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Daimler CEO Zetsche likely to have contract extended, executives say

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is poised to have his contract extended beyond 2016 as current product momentum and improving profits work in his favor, senior company sources said. Read More »

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Land Rover plans 3-pronged attack

Land Rover says it plans to better distinguish its SUV offerings by creating three distinct model lines. Read More »

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Jaguar counts on XE, first crossover to reach ambitious sales goal

Jaguar is counting on the new XE sedan and a forthcoming crossover to help boost Jaguar Land Rover's global vehicle sales to 750,000 by the end of the decade, up from an all-time high of 425,000 last year. Read More »

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Toyota, GM cases could usher in era of big recalls, increased scrutiny

After Toyota and GM were criticized for delaying recalls of defective models in recent years, automakers are accelerating safety actions. Recalls recently climbed to records in Japan and China. Read More »

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PSA's recovery will be boosted by the 'Tavares factor'


9:52 am U.S. ET | April 14 2014

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PSA CEO Carlos Tavares admits that his turnaround plan for the struggling automaker isn't a wonder cure: "I cannot make miracles." ...
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Compact SUVs to shine at Beijing show


5:58 am U.S. ET | April 11 2014

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Ten years ago, many Chinese families could not afford a car. ...
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More Mercedes records to fall in 2014

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:55 am U.S. ET | April 4 2014

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Mercedes' new record for global sales in a single month -- 158,523 -- probably won't last long. ...
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Land Rover provides more clues to expanded Discovery family

Diana T. Kurylko
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3 2014

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Land Rover is taking its largest vehicle, the Discovery, and making a family of it. ...
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With Tavares no longer involved, Renault divorces Alpine partner

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2014

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Renault appears to be scaling back its ambitions for the sporty Alpine subbrand after ending plans w ...
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End of an era at Fiat

Jennifer Clark
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1 2014

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Fiat held its last annual shareholder's meeting in Turin. The next one will be in the Netherlands, which is like Ford Motor holding its annual assembly in Canada. ...
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An old Rover plant comes back -- and someday, maybe, the brand

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2014

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The transformation of the old Rover plant in the British Midlands, scene of so much labor strife, tu ...
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Honeywell's hot streak

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:21 am U.S. ET | March 24 2014

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Honeywell's turbo business is on a hot streak. ...
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Hollywood gives French brands a marketing boost

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21 2014

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PSA and Renault are taking a battering in their slumping French domestic market, but globally the au ...
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Renault to gain most from closer ties with Nissan

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20 2014

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Renault stands to benefit the most from deeper ties with alliance partner Nissan, industry watchers believe. ...
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European car sales recovery gains pace as German deliveries rise 5%
Germany joined France, Italy and Spain in posting higher new-car sales in March, adding to signs tha ...
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European car sales rise 8% in February as region's economy revives
European car sales rose by nearly 8 percent percent in February, the sixth consecutive monthly gain, ...
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Automakers, suppliers extend strong gains in Q4
After particularly strong Q3 gains, automakers, suppliers and retailers saw further improvements in ...
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German sales recovery will lift European car market in 2014
A strong increase in January car sales in Germany bodes well for western Europe as a whole for 2014, according to market analyst LMC Automotive. ...
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Growth of 2% forecast for Europe car market
Europe's car market will probably expand 2 percent this year as demand recovers, ACEA said. ...
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European December car sales jump 13%, boosted by discounting
European new-car sales surged 13 percent in December, boosted by price cuts. Full-year sales fell by ...
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W. European 2013 sales beat forecast
Western Europe's 12 percent rise in new-car sales in December caused the region's overall 2013 volum ...
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Car-sales rise in southern Europe fails to halt regional decline in 2013
A rise in December new-car sales in France, Italy and Spain points to a pick-up in demand in souther ...
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VW picks former Audi r&d boss to run Bentley, Bugatti brands
Volkswagen said Audi's former development chief, Wolfgang Duerheimer, will head its Bentley and Buga ...
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Ford moves Europe exec Cortesi to global corporate communications role
Ford of Europe executive Elena Cortesi has been given a global role as the automaker's corporate communications manager. ...
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Nissan appoints diesel expert Shirakawa as European r&d chief
Nissan named Takashi Shirakawa as its head of research and development in Europe, effective April 1. ...
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Infiniti names French executive as new Europe head
Infiniti has named former Ford executive Francois Goupil de Bouille as head of its European operatio ...
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Infiniti names new product strategy head
Infiniti named industry veteran Francois Bancon as its product strategy head. Bancon now leads advan ...
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Infiniti names new product strategy head
Infiniti has named industry veteran Francois Bancon as its product strategy head. Currently Bancon l ...
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Tesla hires Renault-Nissan chief spokesman Sproule in global push
Tesla is hiring a veteran of Carlos Ghosn's Renault-Nissan alliance to manage its marketing and mess ...
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Porsche extends CEO Mueller's contract by five years
Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller, who has led the sports car brand to record sales and defended the marq ...
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Back to Britain for ex-Volkswagen exec Browning
Jonathan Browning, who departed as CEO of Volkswagen's U.S. ...
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Honda names veteran exec Mikoshiba to head Europe operations
Honda named veteran executive Toshiaki Mikoshiba to head operations in Europe as the carmaker seeks ...
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Nissan moves Qashqai upmarket
Nissan is so confident about the new Qashqai that its production capacity is three times that of the ...
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Bigger Mini keeps its charm
The third-generation Mini looks very much like its predecessor but beneath the longer body shell a l ...
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Mercedes touts GLA's sporty looks
Mercedes expects a 70 percent conquest rate for the GLA, the brand's smallest and cheapest SUV. ...
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Seat goes large with Leon ST
Seat is hoping to win new customers to its compact Leon range with the arrival of the Sports Tourer, ...
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Ford tweaks India-built EcoSport for Europe
Ford has tweaked the EcoSport subcompact SUV for European markets as it hopes the model will help it ...
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Range Rover diesel-hybrid saves fuel on and off road
Land Rover says the Range Rover SDV6 Hybrid offers the performance of a model powered by a V-8 diese ...
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Peugeot says new 308 outshines VW Golf
With the new 308 hatchback, Peugeot thinks it has a worthy rival to the Volkswagen Golf, Europe's be ...
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S3 will be flagship sedan in Audi's compact range
Audi's range of A3 sedans gets a flagship with the arrival of the 300-hp S3 sporty variant, which de ...
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Hyundai aims higher with new i10
Hyundai has positioned the new i10 higher than the outgoing model by making it bigger, more attracti ...
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BMW has high hopes for i3
BMW is bullish on the market potential for the i3 EV, the first model from its i subbrand. ...
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ZF 8-speed cuts fuel use in new BMW 4 series
ZF supplies the new BMW 4 series with its optional eight-speed automatic transmission. ...
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Honeywell turbo reduces CO2 in new Renault Clio
Honeywell’s turbocharger in the new Renault Clio helps the car’s new 90-hp 1.5-liter dCi ...
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Magna contributes to new Mercedes CLA's aerodynamics
Magna International played key roles in the Mercedes-Benz CLA's interior and exterior. ...
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Delphi helps keep the new Range Rover safe
Delphi helps keep occupants safe in the new Range Rover with systems such as it electronically scann ...
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