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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.
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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.

THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

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.

Mahindra agrees to buy Pininfarina in deal worth $185 million

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.

Renault-Nissan reaches deal with France, ending power struggle

Dec. 11, 2015 11:02 CET
Renault has reached agreements with Nissan and the French government to end an eight-month dispute over increased state influence on the carmaking alliance.

Jaguar Land Rover says Slovakia plant will start production in 2018

Dec. 11, 2015 08:39 CET
Jaguar Land Rover said today it will start production in 2018 at a new $1.5 billion factory in Slovakia. The plant will produce a range of aluminum Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, the automaker said.

THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW will tackle 'rule-breaking culture' that led to diesel crisis

Dec. 10, 2015 10:29 CET
Volkswagen Group Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch pledged that the company will be "relentless" in seeking to establish which people were responsible for the automaker's emissions scandal even as he admitted that there was an attitude in some parts of the company that tolerated rule-breaking.

THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW Group picks Garcia Sanz to oversee handling of diesel scandal

Dec. 9, 2015 17:15 CET
Volkswagen Group has picked company veteran Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz to oversee the cleanup of its diesel scandal. The automaker also named Skoda's Frank Welsch as VW brand's new head of technical development.

Citroen seeks image boost with modern-day Mehari

Dec. 7, 2015 17:32 CET
Citroen unveiled a modern version of its iconic 1960s Mehari convertible that it hopes will give the brand an image boost. The E-Mehari will go on sale in Europe next year as an all-electric car.

Audi appoints new chairman, development boss to bounce back from scandal

Dec. 3, 2015 23:08 CET
Audi appointed VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller to replace Martin Winterkorn as chairman and Stefan Knirsch as development chief to succeed Ulrich Hackenberg. Both moves are part of the luxury brand's efforts to recover from the fallout of emissions rigging.

Volvo sees S90 as key to company's resurgence

Dec. 2, 2015 06:01 CET
Volvo is taking aim at the premium large segment with its new S90. The Swedish brand released pictures and details of its latest flagship sedan that will take on the BMW 5 series and Mercedes E class.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW investigated for tax evasion on false CO2 levels

Nov. 24, 2015 12:48 CET
German prosecutors have launched an investigation into suspected tax evasion at VW Group that relates to the understating of CO2 levels in some of the automaker's vehicles and focuses on five employees, who were not identified.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW refuses compensation for European owners of rigged diesels

Nov. 21, 2015 06:01 CET
VW will not offer compensation to European customers who bought a diesel car with "cheat" software, taking a different tack from in the U.S. where the automaker will provide a goodwill package worth $1,000 to affected owners.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW's CO2 deception spreads to more gasoline engines

Nov. 13, 2015 22:52 CET
VW Group's scandal over false CO2 emissions data affects more gasoline engines than previously disclosed. VW released a list of VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat vehicles where CO2 emissions were understated. The list includes previously undisclosed gasoline engines.

VW design chief de Silva to retire

Nov. 6, 2015 12:23 CET
VW Group's design chief, Walter de Silva, is retiring at the age of 64 after guiding the look of brands ranging from Seat to Bentley for nine years.

Alfa Romeo will delay sedan, SUV launches, sources say

Nov. 4, 2015 08:42 CET
Alfa Romeo will delay the sales launches of the Giulia midsize sedan and a Giulia-based SUV by six to nine months, according to sources, in a further setback for the struggling Fiat Chrysler brand.

Volkswagen says 800,000 cars may have false CO2 levels

Nov. 3, 2015 19:34 CET
Volkswagen said it had uncovered "inconsistencies" when determining carbon dioxide emission levels which could affect about 800,000 cars.

VW, Porsche, Audi 3.0-liter diesels have 'defeat devices,' EPA says

Nov. 2, 2015 19:17 CET
More than 10,000 VW Group vehicles in the U.S. have been found with illegal software that masked higher emissions than allowed by law, the Environmental Protection Agency said. Several VW, Porsche and Audi nameplates with 3.0-liter diesel engines have been found with "defeat device" software, the agency said.

VW slumps to third-quarter loss on emissions scandal

Oct. 28, 2015 10:03 CET
Volkswagen posted a 3.48 billion euro ($3.84 billion) third-quarter loss over costs related to its rigging of diesel emissions tests, its first quarterly deficit in more than 15 years.

Fiat Chrysler reports $331 million Q3 loss on recall costs

Oct. 28, 2015 16:15 CET
Fiat Chrysler reported a net loss of $331 million in the third quarter despite a strong performance in North America and recoveries in Europe and Latin America. The loss stemmed largely from a charge relating to handling a U.S. recall.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW hires former Opel CEO as strategy chief

Oct. 26, 2015 14:51 CET
VW named former Opel CEO Thomas Sedran as head of strategy. Sedran is a highly experienced restructuring strategist who devised the latest turnaround plan for GM's money losing European operations.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW hires Daimler's compliance chief to manage diesel scandal

Oct. 16, 2015 15:56 CET
VW Group hired a compliance chief with a reputation for toughness from rival Daimler to help stem the fallout of the diesel-emissions cheating scandal shattering the automaker.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will recall 8.5 million cars in Europe

Oct. 15, 2015 16:57 CET
VW Group will embark on one of the biggest recalls in European automotive history, affecting about 8.5 million vehicles in the EU, after German authorities threw out the carmaker's proposal for voluntary repairs.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW suspends former diesel engine chief, report says

Oct. 15, 2015 17:31 CET
VW has suspended the executive who oversaw the development of diesel engines at the center of its diesel-emissions rigging scandal, Reuters reported.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW ordered to recall 2.4 million cars in Germany with cheat software

Oct. 15, 2015 09:34 CET
Germany's federal transport authority will force VW to recall 2.4 million vehicles affected by cheat software after rejecting VW's request for a voluntary recall. The German plan is expected to be the framework for what VW will need to do throughout Europe.

VW's designated North America chief to leave

Oct. 14, 2015 12:21 CET
VW Group's designated North America chief, Winfried Vahland, will leave the automaker due to differences over the shape of the region's operations, VW unit Skoda said.

VW will cut spending by $1 billion, launch all-electric Phaeton in EV push

Oct. 13, 2015 11:19 CET
VW Group said it will reduce investment spending at the VW brand by $1.1 billion a year, switch to a different diesel emissions treatment technology and launch an all-electric Phaeton sedan as the flagship for a new focus on electrification.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Volkswagen offices raided by German prosecutors

Oct. 8, 2015 15:28 CET
VW Group offices were searched by German prosecutors as authorities look for documents and data related to VW's manipulation of diesel emissions. The raid was carried out by three prosecutors and about 50 police officers.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will recall diesel models in Europe starting in January, Mueller says

Oct. 7, 2015 06:01 CET
VW Group will launch a recall in Europe of cars with software designed to skirt diesel emissions tests starting in January and will complete the fix by the end of next year, CEO Matthias Mueller told a German newspaper.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers, report says

Oct. 5, 2015 19:41 CET
VW has not found any evidence against three top engineers suspended as part of its internal investigation into the rigging of U.S. emissions tests, Reuters reported.

Maserati's marketing chief Chehab resigns

Oct. 4, 2015 23:00 CET
Saad Chehab, Maserati's chief marketing officer, has resigned after nearly two years in the position. Chehab, 48, quit for personal reasons, according to a source familiar with the move.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Berlin says no signs carmakers other than VW manipulated tests

Oct. 2, 2015 12:56 CET
The German transport ministry has no indications that any carmakers other than Volkswagen have manipulated emissions tests, a spokesman said today. Separately, authorities in France, Italy and Switzerland took further action again the automaker.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

German prosecutors backtrack on Winterkorn's role in VW probe

Oct. 1, 2015 10:44 CET
German prosecutors have been forced to backtrack in their probe of former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. They now say there must be "concrete facts" before an investigation begins into the executive amid accusations of fraud at the automaker connected to cheating on U.S. emissions tests.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Porsche names Blume new CEO

Sept. 30, 2015 14:50 CET
Porsche has named production chief Oliver Blume as the new CEO at the VW Group subsidiary. The company also said that Porsche North America chief Detlev von Platen would succeed Bernhard Maier as the automaker's global sales boss.

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Nissan 'calm' as it prepares to pass Toyota in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015
Nissan's top salesman in Europe says the mood is “calm” at the automaker as it gets closer to passing rival Toyota as Europe's top-selling Asian brand. The last time Nissan topped Toyota in Europe was 1997.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn faces fraud probe in Germany

Sept. 28, 2015 13:16 CET
Prosecutors in Germany have opened a criminal probe into former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn after the automaker admitted it cheated emissions tests in some of its diesel cars.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Bosch warned VW about illegal software use in diesel cars, report says

Sept. 27, 2015 16:00 CET
Bosch warned VW in 2007 that it would be illegal to use engine management software at the heart of the diesels emissions rigging scandal in production cars, a German newspaper said. Bosch supplied the software for test purposes, the paper said. VW was also warned by one of its own engineers in 2011 about illegal emissions testing practices, another paper said.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW names Mueller as Winterkorn's successor; Seat, Skoda get new CEOs; sales chief is out

Sept. 25, 2015 14:11 CET
VW Group's supervisory board named Matthias Mueller as the automaker's new CEO. Sales boss Christian Klingler is out, Winfried Vahland will lead North America operations and Audi sales chief Luca de Meo will head the Seat brand.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW rigged tests on 2.8 million cars in Germany, Berlin says

Sept. 25, 2015 15:41 CET
VW rigged emission tests on about 2.8 million diesel vehicles in Germany, the country's transport minister said, nearly six times as many as it has admitted to falsifying in the U.S.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Audi r&d boss, Porsche engine chief will go as VW cleans house over emissions scandal, reports say

Sept. 24, 2015 13:45 CET
At least four high-ranking VW Group executives will be forced to quit as part of the automaker's shake-up, reports said. The group's Seat brand is set to get a new boss from Audi while Skoda's CEO will lead U.S. operations, according to reports.

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW set to name Porsche chief as next CEO

Sept. 24, 2015 17:31 CET
Volkswagen Group's supervisory board will pick Matthias Mueller, the head of Porsche, as its next chief executive to succeed Martin Winterkorn, reports said.

Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn resigns amid diesel scandal

Sept. 23, 2015 17:07 CET
VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned his post, taking responsibility for the automaker's rigging of U.S. diesel emissions tests. Senior members of VW's supervisory board said they expect further heads to roll as an investigation seeks to identify who was responsible for what has turned into the biggest scandal in the company's history.

PSA will develop electric vehicle with Dongfeng

Sept. 16, 2015 10:54 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will develop an electric vehicle with Chinese partner Dongfeng, the French automaker's r&d head, Gilles Le Borgne, said.

BMW CEO Krueger collapses on stage at Frankfurt show

Sept. 15, 2015 08:48 CET
BMW Group CEO Harald Krueger collapsed on stage at the Frankfurt auto show. Krueger is recovering well after a "moment of dizziness," BMW said.

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Infiniti will sell tall Q30 to tempt SUV/crossover buyers

Sept. 14, 2015 11:54 CET
Infiniti will add a version of its Q30 hatchback with a raised height in a bid to attract some of the increasing numbers of buyers choosing cars with SUV styling. Presented in two variants, called the SE and Premium, the models are 20mm taller than the Sport version.

2015 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Volkswagen unveils bigger, lighter Tiguan

Sept. 14, 2015 06:01 CET
Volkswagen has made its new-generation Tiguan compact SUV longer, wider and lower than than the current model and will add a long-wheelbase variant for the U.S. and Chinese markets.

2015 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Jaguar says F-Pace will set benchmark for ride and handling

Sept. 14, 2015 13:29 CET
Jaguar says the new F-Pace crossover is an "all-weather, all-surface Jaguar sports car" that will set a new benchmark for ride and handling compared with rivals. The car will compete against SUVs such as the Porsche Macan, BMW X4 and Audi Q5.

Ford, GM, JLR, China's Lifan make big changes to European car assembly footprint

Sept. 4, 2015 06:01 CET
Ford, GM, JLR and China's Lifan have made the biggest moves affecting European production in the past year. Automotive News Europe's new Guide to European Assembly Plants features data on more than 140 plants.

VW finance chief Poetsch proposed as next chairman

Sept. 3, 2015 14:54 CET
Volkswagen Group's controlling parent company, Porsche Automobil Holding, said it has proposed Hans Dieter Poetsch as chairman of Volkswagen's supervisory board, a post that Ferdinand Piech quit earlier this year.

Former Saab CEO charged with giving false testimony

Sept. 2, 2015 16:44 CET
Former Saab Automobile CEO Jan Ake Jonsson was charged with giving false testimony when the aftermath of the Swedish automaker's bankruptcy played out in court.

VW plans to extend CEO Winterkorn's contract until 2018

Sept. 2, 2015 10:02 CET
Volkswagen plans to extend the contract of CEO Martin Winterkorn until the end of 2018, a victory for the executive after he clashed with former Chairman Ferdinand Piech.

Volkswagen must sell shares in Suzuki, court decides

Aug. 30, 2015 10:54 CET
Volkswagen must sell its shares in estranged partner Suzuki, an international court decided, ending a nearly four-year battle over a dysfunctional alliance between the two carmakers.

Marchionne puts the squeeze on GM; GM's response: 'Why bail out FCA?'

Aug. 31, 2015 00:00 CET
General Motors has flatly rejected the advances of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, but FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an interview that there is far too much upside in a merger of FCA and GM to let a deal go undone, or at least unexplored.

Jaguar touts F-Pace's driving dynamics

Aug. 26, 2015 10:37 CET
Jaguar said its new F-Pace will offer driving dynamics "unlike anything else in the segment" as the UK brand, which is known for its sports cars, takes aim at the Porsche Macan and BMW X4 with its first SUV-styled crossover.

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Audi teases Tesla Model X fighter, says launch planned for 2018

Aug. 19, 2015 11:06 CET
Audi issued a teaser picture and some details of an all-electric SUV that it will launch to rival the upcoming Tesla Model X. The SUV will have a range of more than 500km (310 miles) and will go into production in 2018 as the brand's first volume electric car, Audi said.

Jaguar Land Rover plans new plant in Slovakia

Aug. 11, 2015 10:39 CET
Jaguar Land Rover has signed a letter of intent to build a new car plant in Nitra, western Slovakia. JLR will carry out a feasibility study for the factory, which is expected to open in 2018 and reach an annual output of up to 300,000 vehicles by 2025.

Jaguar Land Rover profit hit by China slump

Aug. 7, 2015 14:28 CET
Jaguar Land Rover's net income fell 29 percent to 492 million pounds ($764 million) in its latest quarter as the Chinese market's slowdown hit the UK automaker. JLR's vehicle sales were also hit as the company ramps up China production.

BMW clan matriarch dies at 89

Aug. 5, 2015 23:10 CET
Johanna Quandt, head of the family that controls BMW, has died age 89. Quandt's death will not affect her family's BMW shareholding. Her stake will be split between her children Stefan Quandt and Susanne Klatten.

BMW's second-quarter earnings fall 3% on China slowdown

Aug. 4, 2015 08:05 CET
BMW's second-quarter operating profit fell 3 percent to 2.53 billion euros ($2.77 billion) as a recovery in European car demand failed to offset a sales slowdown in China.

BMW, Audi, Daimler will boost self-driving push with Nokia maps acquisition

Aug. 3, 2015 08:05 CET
BMW, Audi and Daimler will buy Nokia's digital-map unit for 2.8 billion euros ($3.1 billion) in a push to extend the reach of automakers into digital services for self-driving cars.

Fiat Chrysler lifts guidance after strong second quarter

July 30, 2015 14:51 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles raised its full-year profit guidance after better-than-expected second-quarter results on a strong performance in North America and record Jeep sales.

Renault profit surge fails to impress amid pricing slide

July 30, 2015 08:03 CET
Renault's first-half profit surged on rebounding European demand but not enough to meet investor expectations from the recovery, or concerns about weaker pricing.

PSA reports positive H1 earnings for first time in four years

July 29, 2015 08:33 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen posted positive first-half net income for the first time in four years as the automaker tightened control on spending and sold more vehicles at higher prices in its home region and in Asia. Net income was 571 million euros ($631 million), after a 114 million euro loss a year earlier.

VW boosts Q2 profit on Europe recovery but lowers sales forecast as China slows

July 29, 2015 09:27 CET
Volkswagen posted higher quarterly profit on a strengthening European recovery and cost cuts but lowered its global sales forecast amid a slowdown in China and challenging markets in Russia and South America.

VW passes Toyota for global sales lead in first half

July 28, 2015 08:26 CET
Volkswagen surpassed Toyota to become the biggest automaker by deliveries in the first half. VW benefited as car demand in Europe accelerated, softening the blow from a slowdown in China, its biggest market.

GM posts $1.1 billion profit in Q2; narrows loss in Europe to $45 million

July 23, 2015 06:01 CET
General Motors posted second-quarter net income of $1.1 billion and sharply narrowed its loss in Europe.

Opel will shorten hours at two German plants

July 17, 2015 17:29 CET
Opel will shorten working hours at two German plants after exiting the plunging Russian auto market and because of moderate demand in Europe.

European car sales rise 15% as recovery takes hold despite Greek crisis

July 16, 2015 08:32 CET
New-car sales in Europe rose at the highest monthly rate in five and a half years in June as extra selling days in key markets, increased discounting and strong demand for mid-market brands and luxury cars pushed growth. Registrations jumped 15 percent to 1.41 million.

Audi reviews China 2015 sales target

July 16, 2015 10:57 CET
Audi is reviewing its 2015 target of selling 600,000 cars in China, the latest sign that a downturn in demand for passenger cars in the world's biggest car market is more severe than automakers expected.

Volvo buys racecar maker's tuning arm to challenge BMW, Mercedes

July 14, 2015 10:58 CET
Volvo bought Swedish racecar maker Polestar's tuning division and will use the name for an expanded high-performance line to challenge Mercedes-AMG and BMW's M models.

Renault taps Daimler expertise to boost Talisman quality

July 6, 2015 16:34 CET
Renault is aiming to match rivals' quality with its new Talisman midsize car with help from Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler. The Talisman is a "refined sedan with an assertive design," Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn said at the car's unveiling.

Jaguar Land Rover signs deal with Magna Steyr to build cars in Austria

July 2, 2015 08:46 CET
Jaguar Land Rover has signed a contract to have Magna Steyr build an unspecified number of JLR models. Magna Steyr will make the vehicles at its factory in Graz, Austria, because JLR’s three British plants are operating close to capacity.

Car design legend Giugiaro quits company he founded

July 2, 2015 18:42 CET
Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original VW Golf and first Fiat Panda, has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro, the styling and engineering company he founded in 1968.

Audi makes key A4 model longer and lighter

June 29, 2015 14:23 CET
Audi released details and pictures of its new-generation A4, whose success will be crucial to the automaker's goal of passing BMW as the world's top-selling premium brand. The new A4 is slightly larger than the current model, which is Audi's global best-seller, but is lighter and has a more spacious interior.

Alfa unveils high-performance Giulia

June 24, 2015 18:42 CET
The Alfa Romeo Giulia's most sporty version will offer more power than rival models from BMW and Mercedes because it will use Maserati's Ferrari-derived 510-hp V-6 engine. Dubbed the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the car was unveiled Wednesday at the Alfa Romeo museum in Arese, Italy.

Alfa Romeo will launch top Giulia version first as BMW M3 fighter

June 23, 2015 21:10 CET
Alfa Romeo will unveil the range-topping version of its new Giulia sedan. The car is called the Giulia Quadrifoglio and it will be a competitor to the BMW M3 and Audi RS 4.

Alfa Romeo readies unveiling of key Giulia midsize sedan

June 21, 2015 06:01 CET
Alfa Romeo's new Giulia midsize sedan, which will be unveiled Wednesday, is crucial to the struggling brand's revival. The Giulia will sit on Alfa's new rear-wheel/all-wheel-drive Giorgio platform and offer high-performance engines, including a Maserati-derived V-6.

VW Group to be revamped into 4 holding companies, reports say

June 15, 2015 09:46 CET
Volkswagen's corporate structure will be reorganized into a decentralized system with four holding companies for the group's brands, reports said. VW Group's 12 brands include Porsche, Bentley and Audi as well as the volume marques VW, Skoda and Seat.

VW sales chief could lose job as carmaker reorganizes, report says

June 11, 2015 15:17 CET
VW Group sales chief Christian Klingler could lose his job as part of a reorganization by the carmaker intended to boost profits, company sources said.

 
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