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Alfa Romeo, Maserati get new tech chief amid product launch delays
Feb. 5, 2016 11:53 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 7 12:10 CET - adds Giulia production start
Fiat Chrysler has lured former Ferrari chief engineer Roberto Fedeli back from BMW as the automaker faces technical challenges that have delayed the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Maserati Levante launches. Fedeli will be chief technical officer for both Alfa and Maserati.
VW delays 2015 results due to open issues on emissions
Feb. 5, 2016 14:34 CET
Volkswagen said its emissions scandal will delay its publication of last year's results, as the automaker struggles to determine the financial impact of its cheating.
Ford will cut jobs in Europe to boost profits
Feb. 3, 2016 10:13 CET
Ford plans to cut white collar jobs in Europe to help lift its weak profitability in the region. Ford also said it plans to reduce its European manufacturing expenses by 7 percent.
Automakers win fight for diluted EU car-pollution test
Feb. 3, 2016 14:13 CET
Automakers won their fight for a diluted EU plan for testing NOx emissions of cars under real-driving conditions. The plan today cleared the final hurdle in the European Parliament, defying calls for more radical reform following Volkswagen's test-cheating scandal.
Alfa Romeo delays new products, drops volume targets
Jan. 27, 2016 17:13 CET
Alfa Romeo will need two additional years to complete its business plan and has dropped previously announced volume targets.
Renault recalls Captur diesels to fix emissions glitch
Jan. 19, 2016 09:10 CET
Renault is recalling 15,800 Captur SUVs to fix pollution-control systems and will offer voluntary emissions-system updates for about 700,000 diesel vehicles as the automaker seeks to avoid a Volkswagen-type crisis.
VW trails rivals as Europe sales rise 16% in December
Jan. 15, 2016 08:53 CET
New-car sales in Europe rose 16 percent in December in the 28th consecutive month of growth with Ford, Renault, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen among the best performers. Sales of scandal-hit VW-brand trailed the market rebound, hitting the company's market share.
Volkswagen's diesel fix plan rejected by California regulators
Jan. 12, 2016 19:34 CET
The California Air Resources Board rejected Volkswagen's plan to fix 2.0-liter diesel cars with emissions-cheating software. The board issued a new notice that VW had violated California air quality regulations.
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Mercedes packs new E class with tech
Jan. 11, 2016 06:01 CET
Mercedes has packed its new E class with advanced technologies such as the ability to autonomously change lanes to help it better compete with the Audi A6 and BMW 5 series.
VW names new r&d, sales, design, production and product chiefs
Dec. 17, 2015 12:07 CET
Volkswagen named five new leaders for its development, sales, design, production and product divisions as the automaker rebuilds its executive ranks following the upheaval spurred by an emissions cheating scandal.
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VW gets approval for diesel fixes in Europe
Dec. 16, 2015 15:23 CET
German authorities signed off on Volkswagen Group's proposed fixes for about 8.5 million diesel engines in Europe that contain software designed to cheat emissions tests, with repairs set to start early next year.
Ford, Opel, FCA tap European auto recovery as VW left behind
Dec. 15, 2015 08:59 CET
European new-car sales increased nearly 14 percent in November, with Ford, Opel and Fiat Chrysler all gaining volume faster than the market growth. VW Group's sales gain was well behind rivals as the automaker's emissions test-rigging scandal hit showroom traffic.
Dec. 14, 2015 12:11 CET
India's Mahindra & Mahindra has agreed to buy Italian car designer Pininfarina in a deal worth about 168 million euros ($185 million). Pininfarina will remain an independent company with a separate listing in Milan.