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VW seeks settlement with Canadian diesel owners, paper says

July 19, 2016 11:00 CET

Volkswagen Group is seeking a settlement with Canadian diesel vehicle owners similar to the one reached in the U.S., a German newspaper reported. VW agreed to pay as much as $15.3 billion in the U.S. after admitting it cheated on diesel-emissions tests.... Read More »

China bans highway testing of autonomous cars pending regulation

July 19, 2016 11:27 CET

China's auto-industry regulator warned automakers not to test self-driving vehicles on highways before it formulates rules governing the testing of autonomous cars.... Read More »

Ford sees weak pound as Brexit headache

July 19, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford of Europe expects a weak pound rather than reduced consumer confidence to be the biggest risk for car demand in the UK following the country's vote to quit the EU.... Read More »

Germany may require black box in autonomous cars

July 18, 2016 16:01 CET

Germany plans legislation to require manufacturers of cars equipped with an autopilot function to install a black box to help determine responsibility in the event of an accident, the country's transport ministry said.... Read More »

Cars, vans said to be focus of EU plan for tougher emissions caps

July 18, 2016 11:14 CET

EU regulators are set to release draft CO2 targets for 2030 on Wednesday. The EU plans tighter caps on emissions as part of a target to cut greenhouse gases blamed for climate change.... Read More »

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Ex-Nokia exec outlines how Renault-Nissan will gain from self-driving cars

July 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault-Nissan's connected cars global chief, Ogi Redzic, says the alliance's investments in autonomous driving and connected services are key to helping the partners remain competitive as automakers increasingly become mobility providers.... Read More »

Cadillac launches European sales push

July 16, 2016 06:01 CET

Cadillac is launching two new models and expanding its dealer network in Europe in a renewed sales push in the region. The GM brand's latest European sales target is modest compared with past goals.... Read More »

Brexit forecast to hit car production and jobs in Slovakia

July 15, 2016 12:15 CET

Slovakia, which is home to VW, PSA and Kia car plants, will see slower growth and up to 4,000 job losses as a result of the UK's decision to exit the EU, the country's finance ministry says.... Read More »

Ford invests in startup that makes maps for self-driving cars

July 15, 2016 11:20 CET

Ford is among five investors providing $6.6 million in seed funding for Civil Maps, a California startup that creates three-dimensional maps for autonomous cars.... Read More »

UK should consider prosecuting VW over emissions scandal, lawmakers say

July 15, 2016 10:33 CET

The UK should consider prosecuting VW Group over its diesel-emissions scandal, a committee of lawmakers said. VW should be punished to avoid a repeat of the scandal, Britain's transport select committee said.... Read More »

Dutch vehicle authority requests answers on fatal Tesla crash

July 14, 2016 15:59 CET

The Dutch vehicle approval body has asked U.S. authorities for details of a fatal Tesla crash to see if cars equipped with the automaker's autopilot function are safe. The Model S vehicles have been approved in Europe by the Dutch organization.... Read More »

Hyundai's Korean workers vote for strike

July 14, 2016 11:29 CET

Hyundai's unionized workers in South Korea voted to go on strike for a fifth year in a row after wage talks broke down, adding to the automaker's troubles as it battles a sales slowdown.... Read More »

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Italdesign eyes Apple, Google, Tesla to reduce reliance on VW Group

July 14, 2016 06:01 CET

VW Group subsidiary Italdesign wants to expand its customer base after becoming too reliant on work from Europe's largest automaker. The top targets include tech companies Apple and Google and electric-car maker Tesla.... Read More »

SAF-Holland makes $491 million offer for Haldex

July 14, 2016 11:57 CET

Commercial vehicle components maker SAF-Holland has made an all-cash offer worth 4.2 billion crowns ($491 million) for Swedish brake systems group Haldex which said it had also received a bid from a rival suitor.... Read More »

VW may face shareholder calls to reclaim executive bonuses

July 13, 2016 17:07 CET

Volkswagen managers may face calls to return their bonuses if the company is fined by German prosecutors over the profits it made from selling 11 million cars equipped with engine software that cheats emissions tests.... Read More »

Porsche's new V-8 engine will power Bentley, Audi models

July 13, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche will supply its new V-8 gasoline engine to Bentley and Audi. The engine debuts in the new Porsche Panamera later this year.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover to begin testing autonomous technology in UK

July 13, 2016 10:47 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles to test autonomous and connected technology. The first models will be on the road later this year.... Read More »

PSA tests range-extender technology in EV push

July 13, 2016 11:19 CET

PSA is preparing to test battery-powered cars that recharge with an on-board generator as the automaker hunts for a breakthrough in mass-market electric vehicles to catch rivals Toyota and Renault-Nissan.... Read More »

Mercedes beats BMW at half-year mark in luxury sales race

July 12, 2016 12:30 CET

Mercedes-Benz solidified its sales lead over the BMW brand in the first half of the year, moving closer to a goal of unseating its rival for the first time since 2005 as the global No. 1 in luxury deliveries.... Read More »

Tesla crash raises stakes for self-driving vehicle startups

July 12, 2016 14:41 CET

The death of a Tesla Model S owner being driven by the car's semi-automated autopilot has highlighted the limitations of current automated driving systems and is expected to speed adoption of more sensitive technology, increasing demand on the emerging autonomous vehicle industry, investors and analysts say.... Read More »

Plastic Omnium wins conditional EU okay to buy Faurecia unit

July 12, 2016 14:14 CET

Plastic Omnium secured EU antitrust approval for its takeover of supplier Faurecia's auto exteriors unit after pledging to sell some production plants in France, Spain and Germany.... Read More »

Google self-driving car project names general counsel as scrutiny rises

July 12, 2016 11:52 CET

Google's self-driving car project has appointed its first general counsel, Ken Vosen, as U.S. regulators increase their scrutiny of autonomous vehicles. The move could be a sign that Google is preparing to make its self-driving car unit a separate company.... Read More »

Daimler Q2 earnings rise nearly 6% boosted by Mercedes gains

July 12, 2016 10:57 CET

Daimler said earnings rose 5.6 percent in the second quarter as deliveries at its Mercedes unit soared even as the company set aside money for airbag recalls and legal charges. The company stuck to its forecast for full-year results, saying they will improve slightly from 2015.... Read More »

PSA car sales slide on China weakness as automaker sees slight Brexit impact

July 12, 2016 11:16 CET

PSA's first-half car sales fell 0.2 percent as a weaker Chinese market offset a stronger performance in Europe. The automaker also cautioned that the European market will likely see a slight decline following the UK's Brexit vote.... Read More »

UK consults on insurance, driving rules for autonomous cars

July 11, 2016 16:10 CET

The UK launched a consultation on changes to insurance rules and motoring regulations as it pursues its plans to allow driverless cars to take to the streets by 2020.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

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

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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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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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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