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BMW will fix supply-chain delays by month's end, execs say

BMW says it will resolve a supply chain problem that has delayed the global delivery of spare parts to some customers by the end of this month. Read More »

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Continental to partner with IBM on autonomous driving systems

German supplier Continental said it was teaming up with IBM, the world's biggest technology services company, on systems used for driverless cars. Read More »

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Maserati sees sales jumping to 16,000 this year

Maserati expects sales to jump to about 16,000 cars this year from 6,300 last year, driven by demand for its new Quattroporte and Ghibli models. Read More »

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2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW:

Auto executives more downbeat than desperate

Two years ago, at the last Frankfurt auto show, the big story was the unraveling euro zone crisis and its effect on the auto industry. Now the crisis is subsiding, but the caution remains. Read More »

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2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW:

Renault will launch upscale Initiale Paris line in China

Renault will sell upscale vehicles under its new Initiale Paris badge in China as well as Europe to compete with French rival Citroen's DS line. Read More »

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BRUCE GAIN:

A Nissan concept to watch

Nissan took infotainment connectivity to a new level by unveiling a wristwatch at the Frankfurt auto show that can receive driving data from a car and biometric reactions from its driver. Read More »

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Rolls-Royce mulls SUV to challenge Bentley

Rolls-Royce is considering following other ultra-luxury brands including Bentley and Maserati in adding an SUV to its lineup. Rolls-Royce has asked designers draw up sketches as a first step, CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said. Read More »

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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC:

Taking a peek inside China's Changan

China's Changan is moving fast but cautiously, according to a top executive with the automaker whose partners include Ford, PSA and Mazda. Read More »

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Renault's new co-chiefs pledge to focus on devising growth project

Renault's two new top executives will focus on completing the automaker's strategy for boosting cash flow and sales growth "We will finalize the 2014-2016 plan before the end of the year," said Thierry Bollore, chief competitive officer. Read More »

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2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW:

Porsche 918 hybrid beats Toyota Prius as supercars go green

Porsche and BMW are among carmakers who have unveiled new sports cars that are not only fast but also greener as fuel efficiency becomes a key standard even for supercars. Read More »

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VW's Winterkorn says Europe should close 10 factories

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said the European auto industry needs to close around 10 factories to reduce overcapacity caused by the region's slumping car market. Read More »

 
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