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Car design legend Giugiaro quits company he founded

July 2, 2015 18:42 CET | UPDATED: July 2 20:50 CET -- adds career highlights
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.

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.

German car sales rose 13% in June, helped by extra sales days

July 2, 2015 12:05 CET
New-car registrations in Germany increased 13 percent in June, helped by two extra sales days and a growing economy.

VW worker killed by robot in Germany

July 2, 2015 11:39 CET
Volkswagen said a contractor was crushed to death by a robot at its German components factory in Kassel.

BMW begins road tests of fuel cell car developed with Toyota

July 2, 2015 12:45 CET
BMW will test a vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells -- developed with Toyota -- for the first time on public roads this month as the German...

Greek exit from euro could bring stability, German auto lobby group says

July 1, 2015 09:54 CET
Germany's auto industry lobby group, the VDA, believes a Greek exit from the eurozone may be necessary despite the setback this may bring for...

Toyota's top female executive, Hamp, steps down after arrest in Japan

July 1, 2015 10:34 CET
Toyota said Julie Hamp, its first female managing officer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the...

French car sales rise 15% in June on extra working days

July 1, 2015 11:14 CET
French new-car sales increased 15 percent in June as two extra working days helped to lift registrations to the biggest monthly gain in four years.

Spanish new-car sales jump 24% as scrappage program boosts demand

July 1, 2015 12:31 CET
Spanish new-car sales rose 24 percent in June as a government-backed subsidy scheme continued to boost demand.

BMW slips past Mercedes with record June for U.S. luxury lead

July 1, 2015 21:21 CET
BMW took the lead over Mercedes-Benz in U.S. luxury-auto sales at the halfway point this year with its best-ever June.

Fiat Chrysler will start Jeep output in India in 2017

July 1, 2015 16:10 CET
Fiat Chrysler will invest $280 million to begin Jeep production in India in 2017 through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors.

Jaguar Land Rover will make China chief its Europe boss, source says

July 1, 2015 10:45 CET
Jaguar Land Rover will move Bob Grace, its China chief, to lead its European unit, a source said.

Porsche labor chief joins VW board

July 1, 2015 14:41 CET
Porsche's labor chief, Uwe Hueck, who once fought a merger with Volkswagen, is joining the parent company's supervisory board as a reshuffle of...

Toyota touts long range of hydrogen-powered Mirai

July 1, 2015 06:01 CET
Toyota said that its hydrogen-powered Mirai has an estimated range of 312 miles (502km) between refueling stops, giving the sedan a key edge over...

Lotus Evora will resume U.S. sales

July 1, 2015 06:01 CET
Lotus says it will launch a fully compliant Evora coupe in the U.S. at year end.


New VW brand boss Diess needs to cut costs, boost profits

June 30, 2015 06:01 CET
VW brand will have a new boss for the first time since 2007 when former BMW development chief Herbert Diess takes control.

Suzuki patriarch appoints son as president and likely successor

June 30, 2015 11:50 CET
Osamu Suzuki, the outspoken patriarch of Suzuki Motor, positioned his son, Toshihiro, as his successor, appointing him president of the family's...

Citroen CEO confirms next C5 for China; Europe future unclear

June 30, 2015 06:01 CET
Citroen will replace its C5 midsize model, CEO Linda Jackson told Automotive News Europe, but she would only confirm that the next-generation...

Getrag getting interest from Magna, Dana, Chinese suppliers, report says

June 30, 2015 21:36 CET
Getrag, one of the biggest independent makers of transmissions, has attracted interest from suppliers including Magna International, sources said.

Bosch positions for electrification growth

June 30, 2015 06:01 CET
Robert Bosch and battery partner GS Yuasa are “on a good path” toward developing a lithium ion battery that costs half as much as today's...

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