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Honda will upgrade UK plant, move CR-V production to Canada

March 31, 2015 10:30 CET
Honda will upgrade its UK factory to turn it into a global production hub for the next-generation Civic compact car.... Read More »

Audi picks Delphi for technology bundling self-driving functions

March 31, 2015 16:44 CET
Audi is developing a device the size of an iPad tablet that will pack all the computing power needed for a car to drive itself safely along streets and highways without crashing.... Read More »

PSA CEO Tavares dampens talk of Fiat Chrysler merger

March 31, 2015 11:48 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will only be ready for a possible merger after it has completed its recovery plan, CEO Carlos Tavares told a newspaper, dampening...... Read More »

PSA's Slovakia unit expects to boost output with new model

March 31, 2015 15:29 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen expects to raise annual capacity at its factory in Trnava, Slovakia, to more than 300,000 by 2017 with the production of a new...... Read More »

Mercedes pickup will be built by Nissan, report says

March 31, 2015 06:01 CET
Daimler declined to comment on a report that its first Mercedes pickup will be based on the Nissan Navara and built by the Japanese automaker.... Read More »

Hyundai names sales veteran Schmid as No. 2 in Europe

March 31, 2015 11:21 CET
Hyundai has promoted Thomas Schmid to chief operating officer in Europe.... Read More »

Faurecia forms joint venture with China's Dongfeng

March 31, 2015 11:26 CET
Faurecia has agreed to form a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor to help increase its presence in the world's biggest car market.... Read More »

Hyundai aims to have autonomous driving tech on the road in 2020

March 31, 2015 14:33 CET
Hyundai said it aims to commercialize autonomous driving capabilities in some of its cars in 2020, as the automaker plays catch-up with carmakers...... Read More »

Bang & Olufsen to sell car-audio unit to Harman

March 31, 2015 14:31 CET
Bang & Olufsen plans to sell its automotive sound-system business to Harman International Industries, as the Danish company reorganizes to focus on...... Read More »

Volvo will open U.S. assembly plant in 2018

March 30, 2015 06:30 CET
Volvo will open a car plant in the U.S. as the Swedish automaker pursues a global comeback under Chinese ownership.... Read More »

Toyota CEO thought U.S. recalls could cost him his job, but gave sense of purpose

March 30, 2015 14:21 CET
Toyota chief Akio Toyoda undoubtedly wishes his company's unintended-acceleration crisis never happened.... Read More »

ChemChina hopes to re-list Pirelli in Italy; says counterbid will hurt investors

March 30, 2015 09:14 CET
The chairman of China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina), Ren Jianxin, said he hopes to re-list Italy's Pirelli on the Italian stock exchange.... Read More »

VW halts output for 3 weeks at Brazil plant, union says

March 30, 2015 19:14 CET
Volkswagen has halted production at its second-largest factory in Brazil for three weeks, a local union said, as a steep decline in demand forces...... Read More »

Ford revives the Lincoln Continental, aims at U.S. and China

March 30, 2015 06:01 CET
Ford will resurrect the Lincoln Continental as its top-of-the line luxury sedan, betting the classic name will help rebuild the brand's image in the...... Read More »

Magna negotiating to sell interiors unit to Grupo Antolin, report says

March 30, 2015 18:25 CET
Magna International is in talks to sell its car-interior business to Spain's Grupo Antolin, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

When will next shoe drop in China?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Many people are convinced that when the time comes -- and it might be tomorrow, next year or in a decade -- foreign companies in China will be...... Read More »

How a Frenchman is bringing back Datsun

March 29, 2015 06:01 CET
Vincent Cobee's mission to reintroduce Datsun around the world is a mixture of irony, politics, auto industry counterintuition and a fair amount of...... Read More »

Honda launches S660 minicar roadster, heir to Beat's looks

March 30, 2015 04:00 CET
Honda will sell the S660 mini roadster only in the company's home market of Japan, at least for now.... Read More »

Mercedes plans to launch its first pickup by 2020

March 27, 2015 13:40 CET
Daimler's Mercedes unit plans to launch its first pickup truck by 2020, targeting sales at the European, Latin American, Australian and South African...... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover names new global engineering chief

March 27, 2015 17:11 CET
Jaguar Land Rover named company veteran Nick Rogers as its new engineering director to succeed Wolfgang Ziebart.... Read More »

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