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2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW's Seat readies unveiling of its first SUV

Feb. 7, 2016 06:01 CET
VW Group's Seat brand this week will unveil its first SUV as the struggling brand seeks to benefit from a booming segment in Europe.
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Automakers survive EU politicians' backlash on emissions for now

Feb. 6, 2016 06:01 CET
Intense lobbying by Europe's car manufacturers helped to save a compromise that will let automakers exceed EU pollution targets for now, but the narrowness of their victory shows that politicians are running out of patience.

BMW's laser headlights showcase Osram's mass-market goals

Feb. 6, 2016 06:15 CET
German supplier Osram is equipping BMW 7-series sedans with laser headlight modules, marking a move to the mass-market for the technology, which is...

VW delays 2015 results due to open issues on emissions

Feb. 5, 2016 14:34 CET
Volkswagen said its emissions scandal will delay its publication of last year's results, as the automaker struggles to determine the financial impact...

VW launches ad campaign without 'Das Auto' slogan

Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET
Volkswagen is launching an advertising campaign in Europe this month that will also roll out globally aimed at winning back trust and sales lost...

U.S. retailer Group 1 buys London dealership group

Feb. 5, 2016 22:30 CET
Group 1 Automotive has acquired the Spire Automotive Group of 12 dealerships in the Greater London area.

Former Ferrari chief engineer returns to Fiat Chrysler

Feb. 5, 2016 11:53 CET
Fiat Chrysler has lured former Ferrari chief engineer Roberto Fedeli back from BMW as the automaker faces technical challenges that have delayed the...

Volvo bets on wagons with V90 despite SUV boom

Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET
Volvo will show its commitment to station wagons, whose sales are being hit by the global boom in SUVs, when it unveils its new V90 later this month.

Mercedes sales rise 20% in Jan. on strong China demand

Feb. 5, 2016 13:13 CET
Sales of Mercedes brand cars increased by 20 percent in January to 150,814, buoyed by a 52 percent jump in China sales.

Mahindra mulls Pininfarina-designed premium car

Feb. 5, 2016 14:41 CET
Mahindra has begun talks with Pininfarina, the Italian design house it agreed to buy in December, to build a premium car for the Indian market.

PSA plans to cut 850 jobs at French factory, report says

Feb. 5, 2016 11:04 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen plans to cut the night shift and 850 jobs at its Poissy factory near Paris to adapt to lower output levels as production of the...

Renault-Nissan reports record EV sales in 2015 despite drop in Leaf demand

Feb. 5, 2016 11:37 CET
Renault-Nissan said global sales of battery-powered vehicles rose 2.

Toyota quarterly net income rises 4.7% to $5.4 billion

Feb. 5, 2016 09:23 CET
Toyota posted a 4.7 percent gain in quarterly net income and raised its full-year profit forecast slightly due to strong demand in the U.S.

Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound

Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Italy continued to lead demand with double-digit...

Ford will skip Paris auto show this year

Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET
Ford will skip this autumn's Paris auto show, claiming the timing doesn't fit with its launch schedule.

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Auto sector ends 2015 on a high

Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET
The European auto industry ended last year with strong gains in shareholder value across the board at automakers, suppliers and retailers, according...

VW replaces top U.S. lawyer as it seeks approval on emissions fix, report says

Feb. 4, 2016 17:33 CET
Volkswagen has replaced the head of its U.S.

Daimler earnings surge 22% on new models

Feb. 4, 2016 09:44 CET
Daimler's fourth-quarter operating profit surged by 22 percent, lifted by demand for SUVs, compact cars and sales of its C class.

VW brand sales fall again in UK as market grows 3%

Feb. 4, 2016 11:06 CET
VW brand’s UK car sales fell 14 percent in January, the fourth consecutive monthly drop since the automaker admitted cheating in diesel...

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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales

Feb. 4, 2016 06:01 CET
Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sales rose 9 percent, exceeding initial analyst...

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