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VW brand Q2 profit falls 12% on emissions scandal effects

July 28, 2016 09:24 CET

VW Group's namesake brand posted a 12 percent drop in second-quarter profit, after cost cuts and streamlining fell short amid rising costs of the company's diesel scandal.... Read More »

Next Range Rover could move upscale

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2016

A new version of the Land Rover Discovery due in the first quarter of 2017 could give the automaker an opportunity to move the next Range Rover further upmarket, perhaps to compete with the Bentley Bentayga.... Read More »

Bentley considers low-volume, Mulsanne-based sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Bentley is exploring the possibility of offering a low-volume sedan based on the Mulsanne that would be positioned above it in the lineup -- a model separate from the Mulsanne convertible that has been rumored for years.... Read More »

Bentley sales dive part of plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Bentley attributes its sales tumble to a deliberate sell-down of demo fleets, designed to make room for the Bentayga crossover due in August. Sales of the Bentayga will bring a sales rebound, the company's top U.S. executive says.... Read More »

Bentley: Yes, we still build sedans

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2016

Despite the popularity of the Bentayga crossover, Bentley says the Mulsanne sedan will remain king of its lineup.... Read More »

Bentley close to compact decision

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

Bentley is working on a compact model line previewed by last year's EXP 10 Speed 6 concept.... Read More »

Bentley close to compact decision

May 30, 2016 06:01 CET

Bentley may decide soon on a compact model line previewed by EXP 10 Speed 6 concept. A production model would come as a two-door coupe and a roadster is possible, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A 'precipitous' drop for Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

'Precipitous' drop in Nissan supplier relations, GM gains ground; Hyundai hires another ex-Bentley designer; Audi production exec joins Tesla; General Motors seals Cruise Automation deal..... Read More »

Hyundai lures another Bentley designer to turbocharge Genesis

10:19 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2016

After poaching Bentley's design chief last year, Hyundai Motor Co. has lured the services of the British luxury marque's exterior designer.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Beyond GM and Ford on gearboxes, a dream list of joint ventures

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

If GM and Ford can work together to save time, money and engineering resources on transmissions, then other automakers could do the same thing on a number of important fronts.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Bentley's Continental GT Speed adds power, Black Edition for '17

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

Bentley's flagship grand tourer, the Continental GT Speed, will get a modest bump in power for the next model year.... Read More »

Bentley uses social media to build up excitement

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

Bentley doesn't drop cash on traditional TV advertising, so grabbing attention through social media is an essential piece of its marketing strategy. Michael Winklercq, who runs Bentley's Americas operation as CEO of Bentley Motors Inc., spoke about the brand's marketing philosophy.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Europe goes crossover crazy, too

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

The explosion in crossovers, so evident in the U.S., is every bit as strong in Europe. Automakers seem intent on filling every niche and subniche of crossover.... Read More »

Bentley considers higher 2017 output of Bentayga SUV

7:46 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2016

Bentley is considering an increase in production of its Bentayga, the world's most expensive SUV, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said.... Read More »

Rolls-Royce to replace Phantom after 13-year run

7:52 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2016

Rolls-Royce is replacing the $386,000 Phantom limousine, the brand’s first model built under BMW AG’s ownership, after a 13-year run as the maker of ultraluxury cars switches to building vehicles with lighter aluminum frames.... Read More »

Bentley at work on a sporty SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Bentley is developing a sportier, coupelike version of the Bentayga, the ultraluxury brand's first SUV.... Read More »

Bentley preps fastback Bentayga

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016

Bentley is hatching plans to introduce a sportier, coupelike version of the Bentayga, the brand’s first SUV. Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said advance design and engineering work on a performance-enhanced, fastback Bentayga variant are under way, though the program still needs formal approval.... Read More »

Luxury car sales surge in Russia despite crisis

Feb. 3, 2016 16:34 CET

More and more Porsche, Bentley and Rolls-Royce cars are appearing on Russian roads as wealthy buyers take advantage of a weak ruble that means luxury cars are considerably cheaper in Russia than in the U.S.... Read More »

Ultra-luxury brands, 'Bond' star, shine in intimate Detroit showroom

9:52 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

A ballroom in a downtown Detroit casino was transformed Saturday night into a glitzy showroom for high-end luxury vehicles and supercars worth a combined $8 million.... Read More »

BENTLEY

Banking on a first: An ultraluxury crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Bentley is considering production of a two-seat sports car based on the EXP 10 Speed 6 and the Grand Convertible concepts -- an open-top two-door version of the Mulsanne.... Read More »

Sampling the big Bentley

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Range Rover invented the luxury SUV in 1970 and has owned the market ever since. Now that leadership is being challenged by a stampede of ultraluxury off-road vehicles from Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Maserati and Bentley. In fact, the Bentley Bentayga is the first to arrive next spring. Here are a few impressions from a recent media drive in Marbella, Spain.... Read More »

Bentley to sit out Detroit, all other U.S. auto shows in 2015

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

Bentley is skipping the 2016 Detroit auto show and all other shows in the U.S. next year to concentrate more closely on relationships and ties with its 45 American dealers.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Bentley adds extra polish with Bentayga First Edition

10:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Bentley, polishing its foray into a new segment, plans a special First Edition trim of the upcoming Bentayga crossover.... Read More »

Ford expects SUVs to become 40% of U.S. market by 2020

6:23 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Baby boomers emptying the nest and their adult offspring starting families are driving demand for sport utility vehicles, which will account for two in five new auto sales in the U.S. by 2020, according to Ford.... Read More »

Bentley recalls 27,640 cars for battery cable problems

Oct. 27, 2015 17:19 CET

Bentley is recalling 27,640 Continental and Flying Spur models globally because of potentially faulty battery cable connections.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
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