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GM promotes former Opel engineer to Asian tech center chief

May 23, 2015 06:01 CET
General Motors named former Opel engineer Tobias Suenner as president of its technical center in Shanghai. Suenner moves to the role from his current job as GM's chief engineer for compact cars.

Jaguar Land Rover close to deciding on eastern European plant, report says

May 22, 2015 21:33 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is close to deciding on a factory in eastern Europe, the Financial Times reported. The automaker has shortlisted Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary as potential countries for the plant, the paper said.

Daimler boosts German plant investment as it adds two new models

May 22, 2015 15:10 CET
Daimler plans to invest 750 million euros ($834 million) to modernize its Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen, Germany, in preparation to build two new...

Audi will add Q8 in 2019, electric SUV in 2018

May 22, 2015 11:35 CET
Audi today said it will begin sales of the Q8 SUV in 2019 and launch an electric-powered sporty SUV in the upper-mid segment in 2018.

Ford, Fiat resume output at Turkish plants

May 22, 2015 10:31 CET
Production resumed at the Turkish operations of Ford and Fiat today after a labor dispute disrupted output for just over a week.

Porsche recalls 918 Spyder on cooling system risk

May 22, 2015 18:05 CET
Porsche launched a worldwide recall of its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sportscar, saying a carbon fiber part could damage the cooling system and needed...

Winterkorn says it will take time to replace Piech on Audi board

May 22, 2015 16:10 CET
Audi Chairman Martin Winterkorn said finding a board replacement for Ferdinand Piech will take time.

Audi will enhance Chinese connected-car services with Baidu

May 22, 2015 12:32 CET
Audi will enhance its connected-car services in China by jointly developing navigation map data, positioning algorithms and point-of-interest...

Audi open to others joining bid for Nokia mapping unit

May 22, 2015 15:34 CET
Audi could imagine more bidders for Nokia's HERE maps business, the automaker's research and development chief, Ulrich Hackenberg, said.

Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru add more cars to Takata airbag recall

May 22, 2015 11:04 CET
Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries said they would recall about 715,000 more cars equipped with airbag inflators made by parts...

2015 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Armin Prommersberger

May 22, 2015 06:01 CET
Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2015 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 4 one of the 14 winners will be featured.

Audi plans backups for key safety tech

May 22, 2015 06:01 CET
For its next big step in collision avoidance - vehicles that can swerve to avoid an obstacle - Audi is adopting a cautious approach.

PSA plans factory in low-cost Morocco, report says

May 21, 2015 17:05 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen plans to build a car factory in Morocco to help increase sales in Africa, a report said.

VW works council boss calls for cuts to management board

May 21, 2015 15:40 CET
The head of Volkswagen Group's works council, Bernd Osterloh, has called for a pared-down management structure at the carmaker following the...

Ford trims China output as market slows, pricing pressure builds

2:22 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Ford, which is in the midst of a plant-opening blitz in China, reduced production there slightly in the first quarter in response to a market...

Fiat unveils new model for key compact segment

May 21, 2015 13:31 CET
Fiat unveiled the first model in its new compact car family - the Aegea sedan.

Automakers' fears grow over possible UK exit from EU

May 21, 2015 06:01 CET
A UK exit from the EU will damage the country's automotive industry, the European automakers lobby group, ACEA, warned.

Renault may reconsider Turkey investment amid instability from strike

May 21, 2015 15:02 CET
Renault says it could reconsider investment in Turkey after a labor dispute over working conditions stopped production at its Turkish joint venture.

JLR sees big potential in tapping into drivers' subconscious

May 21, 2015 06:01 CET
Jaguar Land Rover may change the way it engineers its models as data from connected cars gives the automaker an insight into drivers' subconscious...

PSA, Dongfeng plan to start production in Vietnam

May 21, 2015 11:12 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and its Chinese joint venture partner Dongfeng Motor Group will open an assembly plant in Vietnam and have already begun...

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