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VW board members came close to demanding Piech's resignation, paper says

April 18, 2015 22:33 CET
Senior members of Volkswagen's supervisory board were prepared to demand Chairman Ferdinand Piech's resignation had he not agreed to a statement backing CEO Martin Winterkorn, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »
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Audi aims Q7, A6L plug-in hybrids at Chinese buyers

April 18, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi will aim plug-in hybrid versions of the Q7 SUV and long-wheelbase A6 at Chinese customers as the company seeks to maintain its sales lead over rivals BMW and Mercedes in the world's largest vehicle...... Read More »

Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn to stay in defeat for Piech

April 17, 2015 11:59 CET
Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn won the "full support" of the automaker's top-level committee to continue serving as chief executive in a...... Read More »

BMW says new 7 series will park itself without driver at wheel

April 18, 2015 00:15 CET
BMW says the 7-series flagship sedan will be the world's first series-production car that can be parked without anyone at the wheel.... Read More »

VW Group sales rise 2% on Europe, China demand

April 17, 2015 12:25 CET
VW said group sales rose 2.3 percent in March to 968,300 vehicles, as gains in Western Europe and China helped offset declines in the U.S.... Read More »

Renault wants France to back down on voting rights rise

April 17, 2015 11:07 CET
Renault urged France, its largest-single shareholder, to back down from plans to increase its voting weight in the automaker, warning that the...... Read More »

Volvo narrows choices for U.S. plant to S. Carolina, 2nd state, report says

April 17, 2015 17:57 CET
Volvo is weighing a site in South Carolina against another southern state as it prepares to invest $500 million in its first US plant, sources said.... Read More »

Lotus plans to build cars in China

April 17, 2015 16:24 CET
Lotus plans to build cars and engines in China in a joint venture, DRB-Hicom, the UK sports car maker's Malaysian parent company, said.... Read More »

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Mercedes-Maybach offers quiet luxury

April 17, 2015 06:15 CET
Mercedes has upgraded its flagship sedan by giving it a more spacious rear cabin and features such as voice amplification, extra lining to reduce...... Read More »

Oman will use Italian expertise to help build auto industry

April 17, 2015 06:01 CET
The Oman government has bought into an Italian supplier as part of its goal to develop car production in the oil-rich Middle Eastern state.... Read More »

VW to issue statement on leadership today, report says

April 16, 2015 14:41 CET
VW is expected to issue a statement on Friday following a meeting of top executives on Thursday afternoon to discuss a leadership crisis sparked by...... Read More »

Fiat starts new era with 1st annual investor meeting in Amsterdam

April 16, 2015 12:38 CET
After a century of meeting in Italy, Fiat shareholders will convene today in Amsterdam, swapping the company's Lingotto factory with its rooftop...... Read More »

Europe recovery continues in March

April 16, 2015 09:15 CET
European car sales increased 11 percent in March, the strongest growth in a year, as the region's improving economy fueled demand for vehicles made...... Read More »

FCA has no plans to list other brands after Ferrari

April 16, 2015 13:44 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has no plans to list any other brand from its portfolio besides luxury unit Ferrari, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne told a...... Read More »

Toyota engineer doubts electric cars will spread even with rapid chargers

April 16, 2015 12:50 CET
Battery-powered electric vehicles don't have a practical future as a long-range alternative to conventional cars even if technological breakthroughs...... Read More »

VW, Metzler terminate talks to sell LeasePlan

April 16, 2015 18:56 CET
VW Group and private German bank Metzler have terminated talks to sell LeasePlan, a Dutch fleet-management company with 1.... Read More »

Mahindra nears deal to buy Pininfarina, sources say

April 16, 2015 14:10 CET
Mahindra & Mahindra, India's largest maker of SUVs, is in the final stages of negotiations to buy Italian design and engineering firm Pininfarina,...... Read More »

Grupo Antolin to buy Magna unit for $525 million

April 16, 2015 15:17 CET
Spain's Grupo Antolin has reached an agreement to purchase Magna International's interiors unit for about $525 million, creating what Antolin...... Read More »

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BorgWarner CEO welcomes electrification of the powertrain

April 16, 2015 06:15 CET
BorgWarner sees the electrification of the powertrain as a positive for the supplier despite its heavy reliance on sales of parts that EVs don't...... Read More »

Winterkorn opts out of German political event

April 16, 2015 13:18 CET
VW CEO Martin Winterkorn cancelled plans to take part in a political event with Germany's ruling parties on Thursday because of meetings at the...... Read More »

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