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VW board members demanded Piech go after learning of secret plot

April 27, 2015 08:38 CET
Ferdinand Piech, who resigned as chairman of Volkswagen over the weekend, sowed the seeds of his own demise by reneging on a deal to support CEO Martin Winterkorn and secretly plotting to oust him...... Read More »
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China's cheap car strategy for the U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Wu Song, boss of China's Guangzhou Automobile, says his cars need to be 30 percent cheaper than rivals to make it in America. If everything goes his way, GAC will test his pricing strategy with the U.S.... Read More »

Geely will expand UK site to build low-emission taxis

April 27, 2015 06:15 CET
The Chinese-owned UK factory that builds the iconic London black taxi will be expanded to boost output tenfold, including production of low-emission...... Read More »

Piech's reign ends after 500-mile trek to German city that once honored him

April 26, 2015 19:47 CET
Ferdinand Piech's two decades of unyielding authority over Volkswagen ended after a 500-mile journey to Brunswick, a small city in central Germany...... Read More »

Piech resigns as VW chairman after failing to oust CEO

April 25, 2015 18:38 CET
VW Group Supervisory Board Chairman Ferdinand Piech unexpectedly resigned on Saturday after losing a showdown he provoked with CEO Martin Winterkorn.... Read More »

Booming Ford banks on China product blitz

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2015
Ford, on a rampage in China, aims improve on its 4.... Read More »

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Ruthless VW patriarch Piech overplays last hand, ending era

April 26, 2015 02:29 CET
Ferdinand Piech's iron-fisted rule over Volkswagen helped him build an empire spanning fuel-efficient city cars to 40-ton trucks, but in the end he...... Read More »

VW C Coupe GTE will be brand's low-emissions flagship in China

April 25, 2015 06:15 CET
VW plans to launch a production version of the C Coupe GTE plug-in hybrid concept in China, where it will be the flagship of the automaker's...... Read More »

VW leadership crisis escalates as board members criticize Piech

April 24, 2015 15:39 CET
VW's leadership crisis is refusing to go away, a week after its warring chairman and CEO officially put aside their differences, sources told Reuters.... Read More »

Volvo will build new compacts in Belgium, CEO says

April 24, 2015 14:57 CET
Volvo will build a new family of compact cars on a common platform shared with parent Zhejiang Geely at its Belgian factory, CEO Hakan Samuelsson...... Read More »

ThyssenKrupp plans to invest 800 million euros in N.A.

April 24, 2015 17:39 CET
German industrial group ThyssenKrupp plans to invest more than 800 million euros ($869 million) in North America by 2020 to take advantage of...... Read More »

Audi prepares electric SUV to fight Tesla

April 24, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi is set to launch a full-electric SUV with a 500km (310 mile) range that will challenge Tesla's Model X crossover, but CEO Rupert Stadler remains...... Read More »

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Plug-ins poised to be Europe's top electrified drivetrain

April 24, 2015 06:01 CET
Plug-in hybrid cars are forecast to outsell standard hybrids by 2019 and reach 1.2 million sales annually in Europe in 10 years.... Read More »

Skoda, unions agree on 3.5% wage hike

April 24, 2015 13:10 CET
Skoda has reached an agreement with workers on a 3.5 percent wage hike, the carmaker's main union group said.... Read More »

France to 'talk again' with Renault; reaffirms vote plan

April 24, 2015 20:50 CET
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Friday he would "talk again" with Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn but reaffirmed his intention to boost the...... Read More »

VW says it could cut battery costs with single design

April 24, 2015 06:01 CET
Volkswagen's r&d boss says using a single type of lithium ion battery cell for all VW, Porsche, Audi and other group electrified vehicles could lead...... Read More »

VW, BMW are top brands among Chinese auto buyers, survey says

April 24, 2015 14:30 CET
Volkswagen is the top pick for Chinese consumers considering buying a vehicle followed by BMW and Buick, according to a survey on auto-purchase...... Read More »

Alfa's pitch in U.S. will be luxury, Italian style

April 24, 2015 06:01 CET
As he prepares the campaign to reintroduce Alfa Romeo to the United States, Fiat Chrysler marketing chief Olivier Francois says he may exploit the...... Read More »

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Suzuki sees Vitara as its best-seller in Europe

April 24, 2015 06:01 CET
Suzuki expects the new Vitara to become its best-seller in Europe because of its more mainstream look, roomy interior and better fuel economy.... Read More »

Valeo posts quarterly sales gain on Europe, China

April 24, 2015 11:56 CET
Valeo's first-quarter revenue rose 15 percent, lifted by sales growth in Europe and China.... Read More »

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