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The Belgian Socialist investigating the auto industry

May 29, 2016 06:01 CET

Kathleen Van Brempt, the head of an EU investigation panel set up after the VW scandal, says emissions loopholes need to be closed and enforcement established at a European level.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan's savior Ghosn turns his attention to Mitsubishi

May 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Carlos Ghosn turned around Renault and Nissan in the late 1990s. Now he must work his magic on scandal-hit Mitsubishi after Nissan took a controlling stake in the smaller company.... Read More »

Brexit a risk to UK's 'wafer-thin' car-industry profit margins

May 27, 2016 19:09 CET

A British exit from the EU risks subjecting the country's $100 billion car industry to export tariffs that would hurt profitability, according to the country's auto industry association.... Read More »

European buyers shun diesels after VW emissions scandal

May 27, 2016 06:01 CET

European buyers appear to be losing their love of diesels in the wake of the VW emissions scandal.... Read More »

Alfa will start sales of 'make or break' Giulia next month

May 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Alfa Romeo is pinning its revival hopes on the Giulia, which will go on sale in Europe next month. The credibility of the brand's revival depends on the car, Fiat Chrysler Chief Technology Officer Harald Wester said.... Read More »

Daimler invests $3.35 billion in clean diesel technology

May 27, 2016 12:00 CET

Daimler will spend $3.35 billion to curtail diesel exhaust pollution levels by modifying its engines and exhaust treatment systems including through a software update for some Mercedes cars.... Read More »

BMW to appoint new finance and purchasing chiefs, report says

May 26, 2016 16:22 CET

BMW plans to appoint new finance and purchasing chiefs as CEO Harald Krueger builds a younger management team to lead the automaker into the future, a German business magazine reported.... Read More »

VW targets $1 billion in savings from MAN, Scania integration

May 26, 2016 12:53 CET

VW Group increased its target for cost cuts at its trucks division to $1.12 billion as cooperation between its Scania and MAN units makes progress after years of tepid results.... Read More »

Apple explores EV charging stations, report says

May 26, 2016 15:35 CET

Apple is said to be investigating electric car charging in what could be part of the the tech giant's plans to build an EV.... Read More »

Apple's next big moneymaker could be cars

May 26, 2016 13:28 CET

Apple's $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing startup Didi is unlikely to be its last in the auto industry. The tech giant is burning more cash than the top 14 automakers combined, say Morgan Stanley analysts. They believe shared mobility has been the main driver of Apple's increased spending.... Read More »

PSA may lift Europe forecast as sales rebound

May 26, 2016 11:12 CET

PSA may lift its forecast for the size of the European car market this year, CEO Carlos Tavares said. The automaker is benefiting from a rebounding Europe, especially in southern European countries where pent-up demand and higher consumer confidence are boosting sales.... Read More »

UK motoring show 'Top Gear' returns with new lineup

May 26, 2016 11:51 CET

The UK motoring show "Top Gear" will return to television screens this weekend with a new line-up of presenters taking over one of the BBC's most successful programs.... Read More »

Takata said to holds talks with possible buyers

May 26, 2016 11:35 CET

Takata, the airbag maker facing billions in possible costs for the biggest recall in automotive history, is said to be in talks with potential buyers including the U.S-based fund KKR.... Read More »

German power firms to partner automakers in electric future

May 25, 2016 15:58 CET

German power companies are likely to partner with automakers to tap into a 1 billion euro government incentive scheme for electric cars that will offer subsidies to green car buyers and funds to expand the country's charging infrastructure.... Read More »

UK production rises 16% in April on strong exports

May 25, 2016 12:54 CET

UK car production rose 16 percent in April, boosted by strong overseas demand. The SMMT industry group said the numbers support its opposition to a so-called "Brexit."... Read More »

PSA to develop five EVs, plug-in hybrids for China

May 25, 2016 06:01 CET

PSA and its Chinese partner Dongfeng will introduce five electric cars and plug-in hybrid models in China over the next five years to help meet tougher fuel-economy standards.... Read More »

VW, Toyota invest in ride-sharing services

May 25, 2016 09:08 CET

VW and Toyota are investing in ride-sharing companies in the latest in a wave of high-profile moves by automakers to embrace their potential upstart rivals as partners, customers and sources of valuable data.... Read More »

Mitsubishi names new r&d chief, restates earnings

May 25, 2016 11:15 CET

Mitsubishi said Nissan executive Mitsuhiko Yamashita will become its r&d chief, part of a management overhaul in the wake of a fuel-economy scandal that also prompted the automaker to restate its annual earnings. Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko will also be president, taking over the role from Tetsuro Aikawa, who will leave the company.... Read More »

VW argues penalties sought by U.S. over diesel scandal are excessive

May 25, 2016 10:50 CET

Volkswagen argued in a court filing that fines sought by the U.S. government to penalize the company for rigging diesel vehicles to cheat emissions tests are excessive.... Read More »

French government mulls PSA stake sale, paper says

May 24, 2016 21:05 CET

The French government is weighing a possible sale of part or all of its 14 percent stake in PSA Group, a French newspaper reported. The value of the government's stake has nearly doubled since it was bought as the automaker teetered close to bankruptcy.... Read More »

VW's financing arm targets growth in used-car market

May 24, 2016 14:56 CET

Volkswagen's financing arm is targeting growth in the used-car market as the unit believes development opportunities in the new-car market are slowing and now plans to offer the same mix of financing products for used cars as it does for new cars.... Read More »

Germany to retest 30 cars showing 'inexplicably high' CO2 levels

May 24, 2016 06:01 CET

A German government committee has asked for further tests on 30 cars it says have "inexplicably high" CO2 emissions. The results came to light after officials tested cars from most major brands for defeat devices.... Read More »

MG will start GS crossover sales in UK in second half

May 24, 2016 06:01 CET

China's SAIC Motor will launch sales of the locally built MG GS compact crossover in the UK in the second half.... Read More »

Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study shows

May 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, a study shows, but more needs to be done to make customers aware of the technology so they don't choose Apple and Google for their Internet-enabled navigation and in-car entertainment.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Peugeot gives the 3008 a radical restyling

May 23, 2016 14:01 CET

Peugeot has completely changed the look of its new 3008, giving the car a more aggressive design to help the model stand out in the compact SUV/crossover segment.... Read More »

 
Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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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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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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