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Osram provides BMW i8's laser lights

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
Osram provides the headlamps for the optional laser high beams on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar.... Read More »

Delphi helps reduce CO2, noise in new Peugeot 308

12:15 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
Delphi supplies the injectors to the new Peugeot 308's gasoline direct-injection engine, which produces a low of 107g/km of CO2 compared with 144g/km from the previous...... Read More »



 
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Roechling, Plastic Omnium help cut CO2 in new Nissan Qashqai

4:49 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2014
Roechling Automotive and Plastic Omnium help reduce the drag coefficient in the new Nissan Qashqai to 0.32 from 0.34 in the previous generation.... Read More »

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Brose, Behr, Conti keep Skoda Octavia's cabin cozy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2014
Several suppliers contributed to the Octavia's HVAC system.... Read More »

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TrelleborgVibracoustic helps cut CO2 in Porsche Macan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
TrelleborgVibracoustic supplies the Porsche Macan's optional air springs that allow the crossover to sit 15mm lower to the ground.... Read More »

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ZF 8-speed cuts fuel use in new BMW 4 series

4:41 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
ZF supplies the new BMW 4 series with its optional eight-speed automatic transmission.... Read More »

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Honeywell turbo reduces CO2 in new Renault Clio

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2014
Honeywell’s turbocharger in the new Renault Clio helps the car’s new 90-hp 1.5-liter dCi diesel achieve fuel consumption as low as 3.... Read More »

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Magna contributes to new Mercedes CLA's aerodynamics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014
Magna International played key roles in the Mercedes-Benz CLA's interior and exterior.... Read More »

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Delphi helps keep the new Range Rover safe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Delphi helps keep occupants safe in the new Range Rover with systems such as it electronically scanning radar, which is linked to Land Rover’s...... Read More »

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Faurecia, Plastic Omnium cut weight, emissions in new Citroen C4 Picasso

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2013
With help from Faurecia, the new C4 Picasso is the first Citroen model that meets Euro 6 emission standards for diesel cars.... Read More »

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Honeywell, Hirschvogel help cut CO2 in new VW Golf

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2013
Suppliers such as Honeywell and Hirschvogel played key roles in helping Volkswagen reduce CO2 emissions by an average of about 14 percent across the...... Read More »

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ThyssenKrupp helps trim weight in new Skoda Octavia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013
ThyssenKrupp cut 20 percent from the weight of the crankshaft in the new Skoda Octavia's revised 1.2- and 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engines.... Read More »

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TRW helps BMW 3 series earn top safety rating

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
With help from TRW Automotive's driver and passenger airbag modules, buckle pretensioners and retractor rack and pinion, the new BMW 3 series...... Read More »

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Marelli gives new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta a lift

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
The new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta offers Magneti Marelli's optional front lifting system, which can raise the car by up to 40mm to help it better handle...... Read More »

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Pilkington provides glass-tint control in new Mercedes SL

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Pilkington Automotive supplies push-button glass-tint control in the new Mercedes-Benz SL's optional Magic Sky Control roof system.... Read More »

Faurecia helps improve new Renault Clio’s pedestrian protection

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2013
Faurecia helps improve the pedestrian protection in the new Renault Clio.... Read More »

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Faurecia seats cut weight in new VW Up

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2013
Faurecia says it provides the new Volkswagen Up with seats that are up to 20 percent lighter than those in rival minicars.... Read More »

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Denso, Delphi help cut CO2 in Mercedes A class

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2013
Denso and Delphi help reduce CO2 emission in the new Mercedes-Benz A class.... Read More »

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BWI helps smooth out ride in new Range Rover

1:00 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2013
BWI Group's air suspension and active roll control actuators help with the ride and handling of the new Range Rover whether the premium SUV is on the...... Read More »

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ZF gives new Opel/Vauxhall Zafira fuel-saving steering

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
ZF Lenksysteme supplies the new Opel/Vauxhall Zafira Tourer's fast-responding, fuel-saving electric power steering system.... Read More »

 
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With its new minivan, BMW ditches rwd for practicality

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20 2014

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Even BMW has to obey the laws of physics: a rwd car that is compact yet roomy is a paradox. ...
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PSA may be better off without Thierry Peugeot

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2014

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PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's future could be brighter following former chairman Thierry Peugeot's departure ...
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Gesture recognition makes dials, buttons obsolete

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1 2014

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Buttons and dials may become obsolete to control your car's radio, heater and navigation system. That's because those functions can now be managed with the wave of the hand. ...
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Will global automakers drop Chinese partners?

Yang Jian
7:32 am U.S. ET | June 30 2014

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China may relax its 50 percent ceiling on foreign automakers' ownership of joint ventures, but this ...
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BMW's iDrive earns high marks, but doesn't match Apple

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:37 am U.S. ET | June 27 2014

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BMW's iDrive system ranked highest in Germany and Italy for user experience in a recent test, but the automaker and its peers have a long way to go to match Apple. ...
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At PSA, Tavares echoes Renault's management template

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24 2014

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PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares's new executive committee structure is very much like the one he left behind at Renault when he was Carlos Ghosn's No. 2. ...
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Toyota exec ready to 'help' Nissan in Europe

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2014

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Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy says he's ready to “help” Nissan achieve its stated goal of becoming the top-selling Japanese automaker in the region. ...
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Walter de Silva: Italy's loss, VW's gain

Luca Ciferri
6:37 am U.S. ET | June 13 2014

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Walter de Silva had to leave Italy to become a legend in the vehicle design world. It's a common sto ...
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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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Russian car sales sink most in 4 years on ruble weakness
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German market slows down in June
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Europe car sales rise for ninth month
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UK car sales rise to 10-year monthly record in May
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European car sales lackluster in May
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European sales rise 4% in April
New-car registrations in Europe rose 4 percent in April with mass-market automakers Renault, Ford, O ...
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Russian car sales fall 8% in April on weak ruble
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W. Europe car sales headed for 4% growth after strong April
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Bentley names VW veteran as human resources chief
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Rolls-Royce names new China boss
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CLEPA names new CEO
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Infiniti lures BMW exec to head global operations
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Germany's Kiekert names new Asia chief
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VW taps veteran German exec for top U.S. quality post
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Renault names new engineering chief
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SGL Carbon names Majerus as CFO
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Tavares names Europe chief, reshuffles top jobs at PSA
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares has appointed a boss for the company's European operations and recruited a fo ...
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IAC promotes veteran exec to head European commercial operations
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The 'better Golf'
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Honda rolls out the Civic wagon
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Ferrari California T is brand's fuel-sipper
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BMW X4 fills tall order
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Nissan wants e-NV200 to win sales from diesels
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Porsche adds second SUV
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Mercedes C class gets French power
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Osram provides BMW i8's laser lights
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