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In Mercedes U.S. project, kids get chauffeured rides

Nov. 28, 2015 06:01 CET
Mercedes had a particular group of customers in mind when it launched Boost, an Uber-like shuttle service, in the U.S. in 2013. They were children, and they simply needed to get to soccer practice.

VW finds 1.9 billion euros in savings as cost-cut push takes shape

Nov. 27, 2015 16:08 CET
VW Group has identified about 1.9 billion euros ($2 billion) in savings at its core brand that include reducing variants and trim options in a bid to help offset fines and recalls stemming from the manipulation of vehicle emissions.

VW labor boss says CO2 scandal has hit car orders

Nov. 27, 2015 15:21 CET
VW Group is dealing with a slowdown in new-car orders in the wake of admitting this month that it understated CO2 emissions in about 800,000...

Infiniti's new U.S. studio pens QX30 crossover

Nov. 27, 2015 06:01 CET
The QX30 compact crossover that debuted at the auto show here is one of the early fruits of Infiniti's expanded global design team.

How Toyota channeled Lady Gaga to create new Prius

Nov. 27, 2015 06:01 CET
Shunsaku Kodama, chief designer of the next-generation Toyota Prius, embarked on a risky mission: Spice up Toyota's flagship hybrid so it's no longer...

It's back to basics for Lamborghini

Nov. 27, 2015 06:01 CET
Lamborghini, after years of creating supercars that were almost exclusively all-wheel drive, is returning to rear-wheel-drive basics with the debut...


Audi CEO told to 'push on' with emissions probe

Nov. 26, 2015 20:26 CET
Audi's top labor representative said that CEO Rupert Stadler needs to "push on" with an investigation into the causes of emissions issues at VW...


Audi suspends 2 engineers following U.S. emissions stumble

Nov. 26, 2015 12:45 CET
Audi has suspended two engineers after its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engines were found to have evaded emissions limits in the U.S.


VW gets record fine in South Korea for emissions cheat

Nov. 26, 2015 11:01 CET
South Korea became the first country outside the U.S.

Mercedes to build GLC in Finland starting in 2017

Nov. 26, 2015 11:52 CET
Mercedes will shift some production of its newest SUV, the GLC, to Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet starting in 2017.

PSA must improve performance in Germany, CEO says

Nov. 26, 2015 16:40 CET
PSA must urgently improve its position in Germany, where its market share lags rivals VW brand and Opel as the automaker fails to convince customers...

Fiat will add models, sales points to growing Abarth unit

Nov. 26, 2015 06:01 CET
Fiat's Abarth unit, which is on track to boost sales by 50 percent this year, plans to more than double its global dealership network as it expands...

Infiniti Q60 caught on road ahead of Detroit debut

Nov. 26, 2015 14:59 CET
The Infiniti Q60 was photographed in Las Vegas this week ahead of its planned debut at the 2016 Detroit auto show in January.

How Fiat translated the Miata into heavy Italian

Nov. 26, 2015 06:01 CET
The task seemed simple: Re-create the most popular Fiat ever sold in the U.S. for the 21st century.

Now hiring: FCA needs hackers

Nov. 26, 2015 06:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler seeks cybergeeks to, among other things, “identify gaps, recommend solutions” and work with suppliers to plug any security...

Volvo expects U.S. sales to top 100,000 as soon as 2017

Nov. 26, 2015 06:01 CET
Volvo Cars of North America, on track for its first annual U.S.

PSA stakeholder Dongfeng removes president after gov't graft probe

Nov. 26, 2015 11:41 CET
Dongfeng said it removed President Zhu Fushou from his position after the government launched an investigation into the executive for suspected graft...

Takata ignored employees' inflator concerns, report says

Nov. 26, 2015 06:01 CET
Embattled automotive safety products supplier Takata ignored concerns from employees about misleading and manipulated data provided to Honda about...

Audi, Porsche, VW ordered to recall, repair emissions software

Nov. 25, 2015 20:46 CET
The California Air Resources Board has ordered Audi, Porsche and VW to recall and repair “illegal” emissions software in more than 15,000...


Audi, Porsche, VW faces California recall order

Nov. 25, 2015 20:46 CET
The California Air Resources Board has ordered Audi, Porsche and VW to recall and repair “illegal” emissions software in up to 16,000...

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