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PSA said to return to India through joint venture

Jan. 23, 2017 17:10 CET

PSA Group will announce a return to India this week through a manufacturing venture with New Delhi-based CK Birla Group, a French press report said. The joint venture deal will include a Chennai assembly plant, Les Echos said.
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VW EVs will debut 5G connectivity services
Jan. 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen plans to equip its family of I.D. electric cars with next-generation 5G mobile connectivity and vehicle-to-everything communication standards as the brand prep ...

 

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Automakers, others battle for position in lucrative connected car sector
Jan. 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Cars are rapidly being transformed into connectivity centers constantly linked to the outside world as automakers, suppliers and service providers try to benefit from a m ...

 




 
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Mitsubishi crossover expected in Geneva
Jan. 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Mitsubishi will launch a compact crossover at the Geneva auto show, according to reports. The vehicle may be styled after the XR-PHEV concept first shown at the 2013 Toky ...

 

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PSA's China sales fall 16% in 2016 on lack of crossovers
Jan. 23, 2017 10:30 CET

PSA Group's deliveries in China declined 16 percent last year, as the company's two Chinese joint ventures were hobbled by a lack of crossovers. ...

 

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Ford, London partner to test plug-in hybrid commercial vans
Jan. 20, 2017 17:00 CET

Ford is teaming up with city officials in London to launch a year-long test of 20 Transit Custom plug-in hybrid vans. The vans will be available for commercial purchase i ...

 

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Ghosn says Nissan will review UK investment once Brexit terms clear
Jan. 20, 2017 15:02 CET

Nissan will review the case for future investment in the UK when the terms of the country's departure from the European Union finally become clear, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. ...

 

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BMW design boss Habib is quitting automaker
Jan. 20, 2017 11:56 CET

BMW's design boss, Karim Habib, is leaving the automaker, a company source said. Habib's departure follows the exit of two other key designers, exacerbating a period of u ...

 

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Daimler will begin building Russia plant in 2018, report says
Jan. 20, 2017 12:23 CET

Daimler will begin building a Mercedes car plant in Russia next year, the country's trade and industry minister told a business publication. The automaker confirmed last ...

 

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BMW said to plan more purchasing with Daimler
Jan. 20, 2017 09:18 CET

BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components, the automaker's new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, told a German newspaper. BMW will have ...

 

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VW joins Ford, BMW to offer Amazon's 'Alexa' voice service
Jan. 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen will offer the first embedded application of Amazon's Alexa voice service in a vehicle, as the growing focus on network-connected appliances and other home dev ...

 

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Bollore's EV venture hits investors
Jan. 20, 2017 09:47 CET

French billionaire Vincent Bollore's push into electric vehicles has been a huge success, at least in terms of publicity and eye-catching contracts. For investors, it has ...

 

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Ghosn pushes commonization at measured pace
Jan. 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault- Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn would like the alliance partners to pick up the pace on commonizing their platforms and technologies. But not too fast. ...

 

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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Jan. 20, 2017 20:31 CET

Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis Kalanick and help grow the company's self-driving car program. ...

 

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UK looks to ensure best EU market access for 'key' auto industry
Jan. 20, 2017 10:47 CET

Britain's car industry is a key part of the economy and the government is looking to ensure the best possible EU market access after the country quits the EU, Prime Minis ...

 

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Winterkorn denies early knowledge of VW diesel emissions cheating
Jan. 19, 2017 11:10 CET | UPDATED: Jan 19 12:20 CET - adds details

Former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn told German lawmakers he did not know about the company's systematic emissions cheating earlier than VW has officially admitted. ...

 

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Kia Stinger aims for halo effect in Europe
Jan. 19, 2017 10:58 CET

Kia will launch its Stinger four-door fastback model in Europe in the fourth quarter. The brand hopes the rwd Stinger will serve as a halo model and will offer the car wi ...

 

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Germany's Merkel seen putting EU values ahead of car lobby in Brexit talks
Jan. 19, 2017 09:34 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to put EU principles ahead of the German car industry's interests in her dealings with the UK over Brexit, the head of the German-Briti ...

 

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BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Ferrari in latest Takata airbag recalls in U.S.
Jan. 19, 2017 22:21 CET

Automakers recalled another 652,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators in the U.S. Among automakers in the latest batch are Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari and ...

 

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VW plans to build first EVs with China's Jianghuai Auto by next year
Jan. 19, 2017 14:54 CET

VW Group plans to build its first cars with China's Jianghuai Auto by next year. VW and JAC signed a preliminary deal to explore making electric vehicles in September. ...

 

    
 
VW raises stakes in fight to dominate China SUV market

Yang Jian
4:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2017

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Chinese consumers have an insatiable demand for crossovers and SUVs, but despite this, Volkswagen Gr ...
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VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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