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Piech resigns as VW chairman after failing to oust CEO

April 25, 2015 18:38 CET | UPDATED: April 25 21:32 CET - adds Porsche comment
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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Haldex first-quarter profit rises 37%

April 24, 2015 11:10 CET
Swedish supplier Haldex said operating profit rose 37 percent in the first quarter to 115 million Swedish crowns (12.... Read More »

Toyota keeps global sales lead over VW on U.S. demand

April 23, 2015 11:37 CET
Toyota beat Volkswagen and General Motors to remain the world's top-selling automaker during the last quarter despite declining deliveries.... Read More »

Renault revenue rises 14% on European upturn

April 23, 2015 17:56 CET
Renault said first-quarter revenue rose 14 percent as its improving sales in Europe helped offset plummeting demand in Russia and South America.... Read More »

Mercedes fined $56 million in China for price fixing

April 23, 2015 08:30 CET
Authorities in China's Jiangsu province fined Mercedes-Benz 350 million yuan ($56 million) for a pricing monopoly there.... Read More »

GM profit rises as N.A. offsets Brazil, Russia weakness

April 23, 2015 13:23 CET
GM posted first-quarter operating income of $2.... Read More »

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