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New VW brand boss Diess needs to cut costs, boost profits

June 30, 2015 06:01 CET
VW brand will have a new boss for the first time since 2007 when former BMW development chief Herbert Diess takes control.

Getrag getting interest from Magna, Dana, China, report says

June 30, 2015 21:36 CET
Getrag, one of the biggest independent makers of transmissions, has attracted interest from automotive suppliers including Canada's Magna International, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.

Suzuki patriarch appoints son as president and likely successor

June 30, 2015 11:50 CET
Osamu Suzuki, the outspoken patriarch of Suzuki Motor, positioned his son, Toshihiro, as his successor, appointing him president of the family's...

Citroen CEO confirms next C5 for China; Europe future unclear

June 30, 2015 06:01 CET
Citroen will replace its C5 midsize model, CEO Linda Jackson told Automotive News Europe, but she would only confirm that the next-generation...

Bosch positions for electrification growth

June 30, 2015 06:01 CET
Robert Bosch and battery partner GS Yuasa are “on a good path” toward developing a lithium ion battery that costs half as much as today's...

Spanish supplier Ficosa opens third China plant

June 30, 2015 11:32 CET
Spanish supplier Ficosa has opened its third Chinese plant in the city of Shenyang to supply automakers in the north of the country, including BMW.

Audi makes key A4 model longer and lighter

June 29, 2015 14:23 CET
Audi released details and pictures of its new-generation A4, whose success will be crucial to the automaker's goal of passing BMW as the world's...

VW's Seat brand set to launch small SUV in 2017

June 29, 2015 21:34 CET
VW Group Spanish subsidiary Seat plans to launch a subcompact SUV/crossover by the end of 2017 as part of its effort to be sustainably profitable, a...

Alfa Romeo's high goals doubted by analysts

June 29, 2015 06:01 CET
Analysts are skeptical that Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne can achieve his ambitious sales goals for Alfa Romeo.

Europe's car output may grow as China costs rise, VW exec says

June 29, 2015 12:12 CET
Automakers are returning some production to Europe from China as its cost advantage weakens, providing an opportunity for central European nations to...

Fiat Chrysler's Jeep delay highlights challenges to a potential merger

June 29, 2015 10:50 CET
The chief of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Jeep brand, Mike Manley, says a redesign of its Grand Cherokee SUV will be delayed by at least a year,...

BMW, Toyota move ahead on sports car with agreement on platform

June 29, 2015 14:58 CET
BMW and Toyota have moved a step further on a project to jointly develop a midsize sports car with an agreement on common underpinnings for the model.

VW to launch low-cost car family for China, possibly elsewhere, in 2018

June 28, 2015 15:16 CET
VW plans to launch a family of low-cost cars in China and possibly elsewhere starting in 2018, CEO Martin Winterkorn said.

VW to launch low-cost car family for China, possibly elsewhere, in 2018

9:16 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2015
Volkswagen plans to launch a family of low cost budget cars in China and possibly elsewhere starting in 2018, CEO Martin Winterkorn said in a...


Sparks flew when French designer and Bob Lutz met - and when they collaborated

June 27, 2015 06:01 CET
When it came to vehicle styling Patrick le Quement, Renault's longtime design chief, never could hold his tongue.

Mahindra's offer for Pininfarina rejected by creditors, paper says

June 27, 2015 18:11 CET
An offer by India's Mahindra & Mahindra to take over Pininfarina has fallen through due to opposition from some of the Italian car design company's...

European automakers call for CO2 emissions delay

June 26, 2015 06:15 CET
The automakers' lobby group, ACEA, has asked the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, to postpone a 2025 CO2 emissions target that is...

Fiat 124 Spider spy shots hint roadster is more than rebadged Mazda

June 26, 2015 19:28 CET
Fiat Chrysler isn't saying much about the upcoming Fiat 124 Spider but the first spy photos answer some questions about the Mazda MX-5/Miata-based...

Automakers slam French decision on clean diesels

June 26, 2015 06:15 CET
Sales of diesel cars in France may fall after the government excluded diesel engines from the cleanest classification of vehicle pollution.

Porsche mulls legal action over Macan copy in China, report says

June 26, 2015 06:01 CET
Porsche may take legal action against Zotye Automobile over the Chinese automaker's T700 SUV that closely resembles the Macan, a report said.

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