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Maserati's global marketing chief Chehab resigns

Saad Chehab, Maserati's global chief marketing officer, has resigned after nearly two years in the position. Chehab, 48, resigned Sunday for personal reasons, according to a source familiar with the move.  » READ

VW's deep political ties in Germany seen as a key asset

At VW Group, political connections come already fitted. The company's political and economic power -- about a third of VW's almost 600,000 positions are in Germany -- ensures the scandal engulfing VW is too big a threat to national prosperity for the government to be a neutral observer.  » READ

Germany, France, Italy, Spain continue sales rebound


Daimler Chairman Bischoff has backing for another term


Autoliv ready to cut more staff in China as car sales stall


Schaeffler pushes ahead with IPO amid VW scandal


Volvo sales rise 2.4% as U.S. surge offsets China dip


Berlin says no signs carmakers other than VW manipulated tests


VW ekes out U.S. sales gain despite emissions crisis


Mercedes names new chief of China r&d center


Winterkorn remains in four key VW posts


VW's Horn to face U.S. lawmakers over emissions cheat


PSA sees connectivity boosting customer loyalty


Surging SUV sales put pressure on minivans


Mini bets on 'very emotional' Clubman



Audi, VW Group's crown jewel, is damaged by emissions scandal

Audi has been caught up in VW Group's diesel emissions scandal. The consequences will be bad for a brand that touts its engineering prowess.  » READ

Nissan 'calm' as it prepares to pass Toyota in Europe

Nissan's top salesman in Europe says the mood is “calm” at the automaker as it gets closer to passing rival Toyota as Europe's top-selling Asian brand. The last time Nissan topped Toyota in Europe was 1997.  » READ

New VW CEO's top priorities


Winterkorn's exit should be a wake-up call for the auto industry


Diess is the logical choice to replace Winterkorn


Inside the Numbers

Western Europe car sales rise 10% in August, boosted by Germany, UK, Spain

Western European car sales jumped 9.6 percent in August, boosted by buoyant demand in Germany, the UK and southern Europe, data from analysts LMC Automotive showed.  » READ

Europe sales advance 9% in July as economies rebound

European new-car registrations rose 9.1 percent in July as recession-hit countries such as Portugal and Ireland, along with the major markets of Germany, the UK, France and Italy, performed strongly.  » READ

Auto sector takes hit in Q2


European H1 sales growth tops predictions, but Greece causes concern


Western Europe car sales rise 9%, boosted by Germany, Italy, Spain


On the Move

Mercedes names new chief of China r&d center

Mercedes named Hans Georg Engel to run its r&d center in Beijing where he will oversee the expansion of the unit, which is planned to almost double in size by the end of the year from when it opened in 2014.  » READ

GM veteran Harvey to head Vauxhall

GM veteran Rory Harvey has been appointed head of the Vauxhall brand in the UK. Harvey, 47, succeeds Tim Tozer, who is leaving the company, GM said.  » READ

Volvo picks consultant as new sales boss; Visser moves to Geely


Latest Launches

Ferrari's green 488 GTB

Ferrari's new new turbocharged 488 GTB is more powerful and greener than its predecessor and accelerates from 0-100khp in just 3 seconds.  » READ

Mercedes GLC seeks to widen appeal with tech, right-hand drive

Mercedes expects that its latest compact SUV model, the GLC, will sell more than the GLK it replaces thanks to a softer design, more comfort features and availability in right-hand-drive markets.  » READ

Mazda makes new MX-5 lighter, more agile


BMW boosts the 'X-ness' of baby SUV


Mazda fears capacity constraints for new CX-3