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Citroen C4 diesel exceeds emissions limits, report says

Jan. 17, 2017 12:47 CET

A Citroen C4 Cactus diesel model produced emissions that are much higher than allowed under EU law, according to a study by the Joint Research Center, a French newspaper reported.... Read More »

Renault reports record 2016 sales, expects further growth

Jan. 17, 2017 12:35 CET

Renault Group sales rose 13 percent in 2016 to a record 3.18 million vehicles thanks to growth in Europe and in overseas markets such as India and Iran as the automaker expects more progress this year.... Read More »

Italy rejects Germany's emissions allegations against Fiat Chrysler

Jan. 17, 2017 11:10 CET

Tests conducted on Fiat Chrysler vehicles show they are compliant with regulations and contain no emissions defeat devices as alleged by Germany, Italy's transport ministry said. Germany last year claimed certain FCA diesel models contained hidden software that allowed excessive engine emissions.... Read More »

UK to test Jeep model after U.S. emissions accusations

Jan. 16, 2017 11:25 CET

The UK will carry out tests on the Jeep Grand Cherokee following U.S. accusations that Fiat Chrysler mislead regulators on diesel emissions.... Read More »

BMW to push on with Mexico plant despite Trump tariff threat

Jan. 16, 2017 09:38 CET

BMW plans to finish construction of a new $1 billion plant in Mexico undeterred by threats from President-elect Donald Trump that he will impose a 35 percent tariff on cars imported into the U.S. from its southern neighbor.... Read More »

French emissions probes could widen beyond Renault, minister says

Jan. 15, 2017 09:46 CET

A judicial investigation into diesel emissions testing in France could widen beyond Renault after tests showed other carmakers had exceeded the authorized levels, the French environment minister said.... Read More »

Germany seeks recall of Fiat cars with 'illegal' shut-off devices, report says

Jan. 15, 2017 19:35 CET

German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt wants the European Commission to ensure that Fiat cars that break pollution rules are taken off the market, a newspaper reported.... Read More »

VW pulled out of Daimler deal before embarking on diesel cheat

Jan. 14, 2017 11:12 CET

VW Group might have stayed clear of the diesel cheating that led to the worst business crisis in its history had the company not pulled out of a promising deal with Daimler more than a decade ago.... Read More »

Diesel emissions inquiries widen to Renault and Fiat Chrysler

Jan. 13, 2017 18:49 CET

European carmakers were drawn into a widening probe of diesel emissions testing, with French prosecutors examining Renault and British authorities seeking answers from Fiat Chrysler.... Read More »

Nissan picks UK for first European on-road autonomous car tests

Jan. 13, 2017 16:01 CET

Nissan will conduct its first European real-world trials of self-driving cars in London, choosing Britain just months after it said it would build two new models in the country despite concerns over Brexit.... Read More »

Renault expects 30% production boost for Clio in Slovenia

Jan. 12, 2017 11:17 CET

Renault's Slovenian unit will create 340 new jobs by the end of this month as it expects production of a face-lifted Clio model, which begins in March at the plant, to help boost annual output by 30 percent.... Read More »

Former VW CEO Winterkorn to appear before German parliamentary committee

Jan. 11, 2017 18:23 CET

Former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn will appear next week before a German parliamentary committee tasked with looking into whether the government had any role in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »

BMW, VW, Daimler, Ford hope to catch Tesla with faster EV chargers

Jan. 11, 2017 11:26 CET

BMW, VW, Daimler and Ford have begun talks with partners to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations in Europe that can charge vehicles in minutes rather than hours as they look to break Tesla's stranglehold on the EV market.... Read More »

PSA sales rise 6% in 2016 on European recovery, Iran

Jan. 11, 2017 09:46 CET

PSA's global deliveries rose by nearly 6 percent last year, propelled by a European market recovery and strong sales of Peugeot cars in Iran. China and southeast Asia was a problem region for the automaker with sales falling 16 percent.... Read More »

VW's EV platform ready for Skoda, Seat brands

Jan. 10, 2017 12:05 CET

Volkswagen Group's core VW marque has finished developing the automaker's modular MEB architecture for electric vehicles, opening the door for other group brands to begin work on their own electric models.... Read More »

VW posts record 2016 sales despite diesel-cheat crisis

Jan. 10, 2017 14:55 CET

VW Group's global sales, including its Audi and Porsche brands, jumped 3.8 percent last year to a record 10.3 million as higher demand in China and Europe offset declines in the U.S. and South America. The figure should put VW ahead of Toyota as the world's largest car producer by volume.... Read More »

Lotus 'on track' for profit as losses decline

Jan. 10, 2017 17:10 CET

British sports-car maker Lotus said it is still on track to make a profit this year despite a 41 million pounds ($50 million) loss during its most recent financial year.... Read More »

France's Le Pen says she would seek Trump-style repatriation of car plants

Jan. 10, 2017 11:02 CET

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she would seek to repatriate production of French vehicles and other industrial goods if she wins office, potentially threatening Renault and PSA plants in low cost countries.... Read More »

Marchionne sees possible Trump support for FCA, GM merger

Jan. 10, 2017 09:31 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne suggested that Donald Trump might support the idea of GM merging with his company. Marchionne has said previously that GM would be the best partner for a tie-up, but GM has shown no interest in a deal.... Read More »

Auto executives, with eye on Trump, highlight U.S. investments

Jan. 10, 2017 10:30 CET

Automakers are highlighting their investments in the U.S., mindful of President-elect Donald Trump's attacks on carmakers for building vehicles in Mexico. VW, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota were among automakers that announced multibillion investments at the Detroit show.... Read More »

Jeep on track to hit 2018 sales target of 1.9 million

Jan. 10, 2017 10:05 CET

Jeep chief Mike Manley said the brand is on track to meet a previously announced 2018 global sales target of 1.9 million vehicles.... Read More »

Mercedes takes luxury sales crown from BMW

Jan. 9, 2017 19:38 CET

BMW lost its crown as the world's biggest luxury-car brand to Mercedes, ending its reign after more than a decade amid a cluttered lineup of aging models.... Read More »

Continental sees revenue gain as autonomous, electric cars drive growth

Jan. 9, 2017 14:25 CET

Continental expects revenue growth to outpace the overall auto industry's gains this year on rising demand for technology used in autonomous and electric cars.... Read More »

2017 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

VW could launch Uber-challenging Microbus in 2022

Jan. 9, 2017 11:25 CET

Volkswagen could launch a self-driving electric minivan in five years if there is enough interest in the retro-styled I.D. Buzz concept, whose design harks back to the iconic hippie-era Microbus but also previews a potential ride-sharing people-mover to challenge ride-hailing companies such as Uber.... Read More »

VW owners in UK to seek compensation over 'cheat' diesels

Jan. 9, 2017 10:50 CET

UK law firm Harcus Sinclair will launch legal action in Britain against Volkswagen Group, seeking compensation for UK drivers affected by the diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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