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Daimler to name Kaellenius r&d head, German paper reports

Feb. 11, 2016 18:55 CET
Daimler will appoint its marketing and sales head Ola Kaellenius as head of research and development, Handelsblatt reported. Kaellenius will take over from Thomas Weber, the paper said.

Toyota confirms new crossover for Europe

Feb. 11, 2016 17:18 CET
Toyota confirmed it will launch a new compact SUV/crossover in Europe based on its C-HR concept. The car will be built at the automaker's factory in Turkey for European markets starting toward the end of the year.

Opel will launch long-range, affordable electric car

Feb. 11, 2016 10:19 CET
GM CEO Mary Barra said Opel/Vauxhall will launch a long-range, affordable electric car called the Ampera-e in 2017.


Porsche's new sales boss predicts continued growth after record 2015

Feb. 11, 2016 06:01 CET
Porsche easily surpassed its goal of 200,000 annual global sales last year and can now look forward to another year of worldwide growth, Detlev von...

Jaguar Land Rover will build XE sports sedan in India

Feb. 11, 2016 14:40 CET
Jaguar Land Rover will begin assembly of a fourth model, the Jaguar XE sedan, at its plant in Pune, India.

Jaguar Land Rover sales decline in China hits parent Tata Motors' profit

Feb. 11, 2016 12:05 CET
Tata Motors said net profit for its latest quarter fell by 2 percent, hit by lower Jaguar Land Rover sales in China, once the luxury unit's...


Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'

Feb. 11, 2016 14:54 CET
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the car was launched five years ago.

Daimler will invest $2.94 billion on cleaner diesels

Feb. 11, 2016 15:21 CET
Daimler will spend $2.94 billion by 2019 on developing next-generation diesel engines to help the automaker to meet new pollution-measuring standards.

Faurecia raises dividend after sales, margins climb

Feb. 11, 2016 11:24 CET
French supplier Faurecia today reported an increase in its operating margin for the second half of 2015 to 4.

Seat Ateca takes aim at booming SUV market

Feb. 10, 2016 23:12 CET
VW Group's Seat unit unveiled its first SUV, the Ateca, as the brand seeks to benefit from booming demand for high-riding vehicles.


Honda hints at sporty Civic hatchback

Feb. 10, 2016 12:29 CET
Honda will preview its next Civic hatchback with a sporty prototype at the upcoming Geneva auto show.

VW, Audi, BMW recall 1.7 million U.S. cars with Takata airbags

Feb. 10, 2016 14:27 CET
VW Group is recalling about 850,000 VW and Audi vehicles in the U.S. due to potentially faulty airbags made by Takata.

BMW drops to third place in luxury sales race during January

Feb. 10, 2016 11:56 CET
BMW lost ground in the luxury-car sales race in January, dropping to third place as Mercedes moved closer to a goal of unseating its rival this year.

Renault will launch Koleos successor in Europe

Feb. 10, 2016 06:01 CET
Renault will begin selling a replacement for its Koleos SUV in Europe next year.

Nissan profit boosted by strong U.S. demand, Europe loss widens on Russia

Feb. 10, 2016 10:28 CET
Nissan reported a 24 percent profit increase in the latest quarter on the back of booming North American sales and cost cutting.

Will Japan's auto industry consolidate?

Feb. 10, 2016 16:21 CET
Japan's crowded auto industry is poised to look more like other major markets, with three or fewer carmakers left by the end of the decade.

Self-driving cars succumb to snow blindness as driving lanes disappear

Feb. 10, 2016 12:41 CET
As automakers race to get robot cars on the road, they're encountering an obstacle very familiar to humans: winter weather.

Diesel Fiat 500X has excessive NOx emissions, lobby group claims

Feb. 9, 2016 15:16 CET
German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto-industry pollution by accusing Fiat of releasing excessive levels of NOx...

Porsche CEO says profits will be hit by EV investment

Feb. 9, 2016 11:02 CET
Porsche is bracing for smaller profit gains in the future as the sports-car maker steps up spending on models such as its first EV, CEO Oliver Blume...

Google's self-driving car wins boost from U.S. safety regulators

Feb. 10, 2016 02:12 CET

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