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Ford manufacturing chief Fleming to retire, other execs shift

John Fleming, Ford's global manufacturing head and labor chief, will retire at the end of the year, the automaker said in a statement detailing a series of leadership changes.  » READ

Bosch sued in U.S. over alleged role in VW scandal

Robert Bosch has been accused of conspiring with Volkswagen Ato evade diesel emissions standards in at least 11 million vehicles worldwide in a class action lawsuit filed.  » READ

VW's billionaire owners to face workers for first time since scandal broke


VW's French market share fell in Nov. amid industrywide gain


Volkswagen will recall 323,700 diesel cars in India


German car sales will grow 4% this year despite VW scandal, industry body says


Ford, BMW, Renault halt output as floods hit India production hub


VW, Justice Dept. want diesel civil cases centralized in U.S.


Nissan denies plan to issue new shares to reduce Renault stake


Faurecia-Dongfeng JV readies interior parts plant in China


Citroen appoints new China chief for DS brand


Bugatti says Chiron supercar will debut in Geneva


Ferrari completes funding deal worth 2.5 billion euros


VW will recall 2.46 million cars with illegal software in Germany, report says


Fiat dynasty heir makes industry comeback customizing cars



VW's surreal fix turns Dieselgate drama into a comedy

VW says it has found a silver-bullet solution to most of its Dieselgate woes. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a plastic tube that looks more like something a plumber might install rather than a mechanic.  » READ

Volvo Concept 26 imagines the interior of fully autonomous cars

Volvo's concept car at the Los Angeles auto show isn't a concept car at all, but rather an interface that imagines how car interiors will change after we welcome our autonomous overlords.  » READ

Haunting memories of another Paris attack


Citroen will stay 'quirky' after Cactus


Why Tesla leads larger auto players in big data


Inside the Numbers

European car sales rise 3% in Oct.

VW Group limited the effect of its emissions scandal in October with its European sales declining by just 0.8 percent in a total market where volume rose by 2.7 percent.  » READ

Russian car sales plunge 39% in October

New-car sales in Russia fell 39 percent in October, increasing the pace of decline during the country's economic slump.  » READ

European car sales slow amid VW scandal


UK car sales fell 1% in October as diesel demand slips


Italy joins France, Spain in reporting rise in October car sales


On the Move

Citroen appoints new China chief for DS brand

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen has named company veteran Thierry Poriat as general manager of its DS subbrand in China.  » READ

VW names compliance commissioner

VW Group has appointed a compliance commissioner from its Porsche business as the automaker faces increasing pressure from regulators in the U.S. and Europe over its emissions scandal.  » READ

VW recruits exec linked to Apple electric car project


Former VW designer Donckerwolke will style Hyundai's premium brand


VW's head of corporate communications to leave


Latest Launches

Opel wants leaner Astra to leap over rivals

Opel hopes to win sales from the Volkswagen Golf as well as compact luxury models such as the BMW 1 series by positioning its new-generation Astra as a near-premium offering that boasts improved fuel economy, a quieter ride plus a wide range of high-tech safety and comfort features.  » READ

Audi sees A4 causing segment shake-up

Audi executives are optimistic the arrival of the new A4 will give the Volkswagen Group subsidiary the boost it needs after being overtaken by Mercedes-Benz for second place in global premium car sales.  » READ

Toyota rolls out fuel cell cars, but Europe is not ready yet


Renault aims Kadjar at China and Europe


BMW wants 7 series to top Mercedes S class on multiple levels