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Lamborghini to double output by 2019 on SUV launch

Aug. 24, 2016 11:31 CET

Lamborghini expects to at least double annual production to 7,000 vehicles by 2019 once it rolls out its new SUV, CEO Stefano Domenicali said. The VW Group brand will cap annual production of its sports cars at 3,500 units to maintain exclusivity.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

VW's crippling supplier feud shows limits of cost-cutting push

Aug. 24, 2016 10:51 CET

Volkswagen Group's agreement to end a standoff with a resistant supplier shows the limits of the automaker's push to reduce spending in the wake of record fines over its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

VW said to pay nearly $15 million compensation to supplier to end standoff

Aug. 24, 2016 09:10 CET

VW will compensate Prevent Group as part of a deal to end a supply dispute that stopped Golf and Passat production in Germany, sources said. The agreed-upon figure is $14.7 million, a German newspaper said.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Kia gives new Rio a sporty look

Aug. 24, 2016 11:58 CET

Kia is giving its Rio subcompact hatchback a sporty look to help it compete better against rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 208.... Read More »

Borgward turns to Daimler again to fill top engineering roles

Aug. 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Borgward, the German brand being revived with Chinese backing, has once again tapped former Daimler executives in its latest round of management hiring.... Read More »

VW says production will resume after deal agreed with suppliers

Aug. 23, 2016 09:08 CET

VW said the two suppliers with which it has been at loggerheads over a contract dispute had agreed to start delivering parts again and that plants hit by production stoppages would gradually resume output.... Read More »

Bosch calls VW owners' diesel-cheating claims in U.S. 'wild and unfounded'

Aug. 23, 2016 11:24 CET

Bosch rejected as "wild and unfounded" car owners' claims in the U.S. that 38 of its employees conspired with VW Group to develop technology that enabled diesel vehicles to evade pollution-control tests.... Read More »

PSA-Dongfeng's China sales plunge 17% through July

Aug. 23, 2016 11:59 CET

Sales of Peugeot and Citroen vehicles built by PSA Group's China joint venture, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Co., slumped 17 percent in the first seven months, a report said.... Read More »

Daimler fights $45M compensation claim from supplier in VW dispute

Aug. 22, 2016 16:19 CET

Daimler is fighting a $45 million compensation claim from the supplier Prevent Group, which is also seeking damages from Volkswagen Group.... Read More »

Mercedes says China H2 sales may slow as new E-class output is raised

Aug. 22, 2016 15:35 CET

Mercedes says sales in China may slow in the second half of 2016 while the company ramps up production of its new E-class long-wheelbase model. The automaker's China chief, Hubertus Troska, said he does not expect local production of the new E class to reach full capacity until the fourth quarter of 2016.... Read More »

Aston Martin launches Vanquish Zagato Volante roadster

Aug. 20, 2016 12:36 CET

Aston Martin will build only 99 units of the Vanquish Zagato Volante convertible, a sister car to the Vanquish Zagato coupe that debuted earlier this year.... Read More »

BAIC to tap old Mercedes platform to develop vehicles, report says

Aug. 19, 2016 14:20 CET

China's BAIC Motor won approval from partner Daimler to develop vehicles using an old Mercedes E-class platform, according to a media report, which said the first vehicle based on the technology, a midsize sedan, will hit the domestic market in 2018.... Read More »

VW eyes transportation deals to boost self-driving car plans

Aug. 19, 2016 15:44 CET

Volkswagen Group is planning further acquisitions in the market for new transportation technologies and services, said Johann Jungwirth, the automaker's digital chief and a former Apple exec.... Read More »

Opel cuts working hours at two German plants following Brexit vote

Aug. 19, 2016 11:54 CET

Opel is cutting working hours at two German plants due to lower demand for its Corsa and Insignia models after the UK's vote to leave the EU. The UK is the biggest market for the two cars.... Read More »

VW gets German approval for another 140,000 diesel-car fixes in Europe

Aug. 19, 2016 11:13 CET

Volkswagen has received approval by Germany's motor vehicle authority for technical fixes on another 140,000 2.0-liter diesel cars with illegal emissions control software.... Read More »

Bosch had key role in VW emissions fraud, lawyers claim

Aug. 18, 2016 08:55 CET

Bosch began playing a key role in developing Volkswagen's emission-cheating technology as early as the late 1990s, lawyers for VW owners said in a U.S. court filing that includes detailed allegations against the German supplier.... Read More »

Audi replaces top exec ahead of new Mexico plant opening, reports say

Aug. 18, 2016 15:32 CET

Audi has replaced Mattias Rust, the human resources chief at its new Mexico factory, shortly before the plant's opening, German media reports said. Rust was replaced because of "irregularities," the reports said.... Read More »

Mercedes, BMW hit as Korea widens emissions probe after VW scandal

Aug. 18, 2016 11:39 CET

South Korea expanded an investigation into the fabrication of emissions and noise-level test results to 23 foreign automakers, including Mercedes and BMW, after fining VW Group $16 million for violations.... Read More »

Daimler's top electric mobility exec moving to Bosch, report says

Aug. 17, 2016 16:21 CET

Daimler's top electric mobility executive, Harald Kroeger, is joining Bosch, Reuters reported. Bosch is building up its EV and autonomous car expertise and has worked with Google and Tesla.... Read More »

Nissan to export more Rogue SUVs from S. Korea on post-Brexit yen surge

Aug. 17, 2016 14:53 CET

Nissan wants to increase the output of its Rogue model at alliance partner Renault's factory in South Korea this year, as a stronger yen makes exports from Japan less competitive. The yen has jumped 20 percent against the dollar this year in the wake of the UK's decision to leave the European Union.... Read More »

Former Volvo exec seeks to raise $1 billion at China EV startup

Aug. 17, 2016 12:02 CET

Freeman Shen, a former top Volvo executive, aims to raise $1 billion in an initial fundraising round for the latest China electric-vehicle startup to challenge Tesla.... Read More »

AvtoVAZ's Togliatti plant to move to shorter week

Aug. 17, 2016 12:41 CET

AvtoVAZ said its Togliatti plant will move to a four-day week from October to February as the Russian market continues to be hit by sluggish demand. The factory builds Lada, Nissan and Renault cars.... Read More »

UK car sales holding up despite Brexit vote, dealer group Lookers says

Aug. 17, 2016 11:32 CET

UK car dealership Lookers said Britain's vote to leave the EU has had little impact on demand for new and used cars.... Read More »

Hyundai says it's discussing partnerships with Google

Aug. 17, 2016 11:00 CET

Hyundai is in discussions with Google about partnerships as the automaker seeks external expertise to remain competitive. The two companies have some common areas that may require cooperation, Hyundai Motor President Jeong Jin Haeng said.... Read More »

Norway denies report that it plans to ban gasoline and diesel cars

Aug. 16, 2016 16:47 CET

Norway denied a media report that the country planned to outlaw the sale of all gasoline and diesel cars starting 2025.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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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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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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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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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
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