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New BMW 7 series focuses on comfort to beat S class

Aug. 28, 2015 06:01 CET
BMW believes its latest 7 series offers levels of comfort that will help it close the gap with the segment-leading Mercedes-Benz S class, especially in the key China market where wealthy executives prize comfort features above driving dynamics.

Subaru sees no immediate return to Tianjin port after blast

10:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2015
Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries said today that it will keep diverting car exports from Tianjin to Shanghai for now because its Tianjin operations have yet to return to normal after explosions in the Chinese port city this month.

PSA's DS brand creates performance unit to develop EV and plug-in hybrid technology

Aug. 28, 2015 06:01 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's DS Automobiles upscale brand has created a motorsports unit to support its racing activities that could provide future...

Bosch acquires U.S. electric car battery developer Seeo

Aug. 28, 2015 15:43 CET
Bosch has bought Seeo, a U.S.-based company that has developed next-generation lithium ion batteries that could double the range of electric cars.

DS will challenge established premium brands

Aug. 28, 2015 06:01 CET
DS may be the youngest brand on the market but its product chief, Vincent Devos, believes the upscale marque can rival the best the luxury segment...

Shelby will bring high-performance Ford Mustangs to the UK

Aug. 28, 2015 06:01 CET
Shelby American, which turns Ford Mustangs into high-powered street racers, will put its performance cars on the streets of China, England and South...

Ferrari considers appointing Marchionne as CEO, report says

Aug. 27, 2015 15:10 CET
Ferrari is considering appointing Sergio Marchionne as CEO after Amedeo Felisa retires from the post in the coming months, sources told Bloomberg.

China's BAIC in talks to take Daimler stake, report says

Aug. 27, 2015 11:09 CET
Chinese automaker BAIC Motor is in talks with Daimler about taking a stake in the German luxury carmaker, Reuters reported.

China's luxury shoppers hit pause amid roiling markets

7:40 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2015
The rout in China stocks is posing another threat to the world's biggest car market, jeopardizing growth plans for companies from Volkswagen AG to...

Volkswagen will invest $340 million in South Africa

Aug. 27, 2015 15:52 CET
Volkswagen is investing more than $340 million in South Africa for new products and infrastructure.

Toyota poised to restart production at China plant

10:22 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2015
Toyota said it will restart work today at China plants that were shut after explosions in the city of Tianjin.

Global carmakers rework India plans

Aug. 27, 2015 12:01 CET
Leading global carmakers including VW, GM, Nissan and Renault are reviewing their plans in India as they seek to boost sales, avoid more cutbacks,...


Kia releases Sportage pictures ahead of show debut

Aug. 27, 2015 10:30 CET
Kia released pictures of its latest Sportage ahead of the model's debut at the Frankfurt auto show.


Renault touts Talisman wagon's upscale features

Aug. 27, 2015 11:40 CET
Renault is touting upscale features and a roomy interior for the wagon version of its new Talisman midsize model line.

ZF says TRW integration on track, sees stable profits despite China slowdown

Aug. 27, 2015 13:01 CET
ZF Friedrichshafen said the integration of rival TRW is progressing well and it expected full-year sales and profits to remain stable despite a...

Cars will be ripe for identity theft as shopping comes to dashboard, experts say

Aug. 27, 2015 17:48 CET
Hackers can already take control of a car.

VW considers exporting Russia-built cars as market slumps

Aug. 26, 2015 18:50 CET
Volkswagen may export Russia-built cars to other countries to offset collapsing sales in the crisis-hit market.

Jaguar touts F-Pace's driving dynamics

Aug. 26, 2015 10:37 CET
Jaguar said its new F-Pace will offer driving dynamics "unlike anything else in the segment" as the UK brand, which is known for its sports cars,...

Ferrari returns to India with California T, new dealers

Aug. 26, 2015 11:40 CET
Ferrari is renewing its Indian market push with two new dealers and the introduction of the California T convertible after terminating earlier...

Toyota poised to restart production at China plants shut in blast

Aug. 26, 2015 12:28 CET
Toyota said it will restart work Thursday at China plants that were shut after explosions in the city of Tianjin.

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