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Rolls-Royce takes personalization to artful level with new Phantom

July 27, 2017 22:00 CET

Rolls-Royce is ramping up the personalization options on the redesigned and re-engineered Phantom flagship limousine to allow owners to embed bespoke artwork behind glass in the dashboard.
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Germany orders recall of Porsche Cayenne over defeat software
July 27, 2017 17:55 CET

The German government has evidence that Porsche Cayennes with 3.0-liter diesel engines use a defeat device to cheat on emissions testing, Transport Minister Alexander Dob ...

 

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VW plans software update for 4 million cars to cut emissions
July 27, 2017 11:39 CET

VW Group will offer software updates for 4 million diesel cars in Germany to reduce emissions. Automakers are under pressure from German regulators and politicians to cle ...

 




 
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Ford CEO Hackett bullish on Europe despite profit fall
July 27, 2017 12:36 CET

Ford CEO Jim Hackett expressed his strong commitment to the automaker's European operations even though the fallout from Brexit hit the company's second-half earnings in ...

 

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Fiat Chrysler Q2 operating profit rises 15%
July 27, 2017 13:55 CET | UPDATED: July 27 17:00 CET - adds details

Fiat Chrysler's second-quarter operating profit increased 15 percent to $2.19 billion (1.87 billion euros), despite roughly flat shipments and revenue. ...

 

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Nissan posts 13% drop in Q1 profit on higher expenses, incentives
July 27, 2017 12:26 CET

Nissan posted a 13 percent drop in quarterly operating profit, as a rise in marketing and selling expenses, including incentives, offset a rise in global vehicle sales. ...

 

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VW profit jumps as core brand pushes cost cuts, models
July 27, 2017 09:00 CET

VW Group's profit jumped to 4.55 billion euros ($5.34 billion) in the second quarter, helped by cost cuts and higher-margin new models at its core VW brand. The group's P ...

 

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German court blocks prosecutors from using VW law firm seizures
July 27, 2017 07:58 CET

Germany's highest court blocked prosecutors from using materials seized during a raid on the U.S. law firm hired by VW Group to investigate its emissions scandal. ...

 

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Aston Martin warns UK ban on fossil fuel cars ban could be 'hazardous' for industry
July 27, 2017 08:11 CET

A future with only electric vehicles poses a challenge for niche automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Morgan. ...

 

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UK car industry needs clarity on Brexit as production slumps
July 27, 2017 10:20 CET

Britain's automakers are starting to feel the strains of Brexit as output this year is likely fall short of the industry's expectations, the SMMT industry association sai ...

 

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Daimler CEO Zetsche vows to fight for diesel's survival
July 26, 2017 12:19 CET

Daimler is conducting a thorough investigation into allegations of diesel cheating as the automaker seeks to burnish the technology's battered reputation amid an onslaugh ...

 

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VW silent on cartel claims; says cooperation with rivals is common industry practice
July 26, 2017 20:53 CET

Volkswagen said cooperation among automakers on technical matters is a common industry practice but declined comment on allegations that it engaged in anti-competitive be ...

 

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BMW halts project talks after Daimler disclosed alleged collusion to authorities, report says
July 26, 2017 09:39 CET

BMW has suspended talks with Daimler on future cooperation projects after its rival disclosed alleged collusion among German automakers to cartel authorities, Sueddeut ...

 

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UK will ban sales of gasoline, diesel cars starting 2040
July 26, 2017 07:59 CET | UPDATED: July 27 8:20 CET - adds hybrid detail

Britain will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040. The UK is the latest European country after France to focus on electric vehicles for future tr ...

 

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German conservative calls for phase-out of gasoline and diesel cars
July 26, 2017 11:42 CET

Germany should soon start phasing out gasoline and diesel cars because it was unacceptable to let Britain lead the way while the home of major automakers such as VW, Daim ...

 

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Daimler says strategy review may result in legally separate entities
July 26, 2017 10:22 CET

Daimler is reviewing its company structure and may legally separate some divisions if it helps to make the company more customer focused. ...

 

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Ford's Q2 net income rises 3.7%; Europe profit falls
July 26, 2017 13:00 CET

Ford's second-quarter net income rose by 3.7% percent to $2.04 billion but pretax profit fell 16 percent to $2.51 billion. In Europe, the automaker's pretax profit declin ...

 

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PSA sets first-half profitability record on pricing gains
July 26, 2017 08:37 CET

PSA increased sales and profit in the first half, setting a profitability record at its automotive division, after the automaker boosted sales of new, more expensive cars ...

 

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Daimler earnings rise 15% as cartel allegations cloud sales gains
July 26, 2017 08:09 CET

Daimler, reeling from allegations of decades-long collusion with other German automakers, reported a 15 percent jump in second-quarter profit as its Mercedes brand delive ...

 

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Hyundai faces weak outlook as U.S., China woes dent Q2 results
July 26, 2017 12:18 CET

Hyundai posted its smallest quarterly net profit in five years and warned the second half would be challenging as political headwinds hit sales in China and slow U.S. dem ...

 

    
 
German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
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