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A KOREAN SWEEP

Genesis, Kia, Hyundai top J.D. Power quality rankings for 1st time

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
Korean brands secured the top three spots in J.D. Power's annual report card on new-vehicle quality for the first time in the study's 31-year history. New quality at the Detroit 3 continues to improve faster than the overall industry.

Porsche buys stake in Croatian electric supercar startup

June 20, 2018 10:00 CET
Porsche has bought a 10 percent stake in Rimac Automobili, a Croatian startup that specializes in superfast electric supercars.

Porsche throws a 70th birthday bash

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
On June 8, the automaker marked its 70th birthday with celebrations around the United States, with Porsche Cars North America and its U.S. dealers hosting Sportscar Together Day events for owners and the public.

VW could face further fines from German authorities

June 15, 2018 10:37 CET
Munich prosecutors are examining whether to impose fines on VW's Audi division for its role in manipulating V-6 and V-8 diesel engines.

RICHARD JOHNSON

70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the magic of Porsche, beginning with the Porsche 356.

RICHARD JOHNSON

70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the magic of Porsche.

JUICED UP

Porsche christens first electric the Taycan

2:00 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
Porsche's first full-electric sports car won't hit the streets until next year but the Mission E concept now has a street-legal name: Taycan.

Service techs to Porsche: Do you see what I see?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2018
Porsche just went live with a smart glasses approach to linking shop technicians with the home office to peer into owners' cars.

Porsche limits European sales on new emissions rules

June 1, 2018 16:26 CET
Porsche said it would limit temporarily the number of models it sells in Europe, citing a switch to so-called WLTP lab tests related to car emissions and fuel consumption.

Mercedes-Benz skips the cost of EV charging network

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2018
Being a latecomer to the electric vehicle market has its advantage.
While upstart Tesla Inc. single-handedly built a global network of fast chargers to reassure its EV buyers, newcomer Mercedes-Benz could take a more capital-efficient approach — relying on the investments of others.

VW CEO counts on diplomacy to ease trade spat with U.S.

6:23 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2018
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess is hopeful that diplomacy can help defuse trade tensions with the United States, which is exploring putting tariffs on auto imports.

The power behind the throne at Volkswagen

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the supervisory board of Porsche and head of the family that controls Volkswagen Group, touches on topics such as electrification, bureaucratic overregulation and his relationship -- or lack thereof -- with his famous cousin.

Porsche to recall diesel SUVs over manipulated engines

May 18, 2018 14:50 CET
Porsche will recall almost 60,000 Cayenne and Macan diesel SUVs in Europe to fix manipulated engines after Germany's auto industry regulator, the KBA, found software functions that are illegal.

Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board

May 15, 2018 06:01 CET
U.S. economic sanctions imposed on Russia will postpone former Magna International boss Siegfried Wolf from joining Porsche SE's supervisory board. Wolf cited risks related to his role as chairman of Russian van maker and contract manufacturer GAZ.

TALK FROM THE TOP

Wolfgang Porsche: The legend must be maintained

May 13, 2018 06:01 CET
In a rare interview, Wolfgang Porsche, spokesman for the influential Porsche-Piech family that controls VW Group, talked about VW's leadership and the future of the Porsche brand.

'The two extremes' of Porsche

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2018
Thousands of Porsche enthusiasts gathering in California this fall give the automaker the perfect chance to sell the brand's most loyal consumers on its new EV offerings.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018
China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. In a country where size not horsepower counts, Porsche is trying to make the Chinese love the iconic model.

Porsche's Cayenne hybrid gets more power, longer range

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
Porsche plans a faster, more powerful version of the Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV for 2019.

Porsche expects electrified cars to make up half of sales by 2025

April 26, 2018 12:14 CET
Porsche set one of the industry's most aggressive targets for selling plug-in hybrid and full-electric cars, predicting the vehicles will make up as many as half of its deliveries by 2025 in a sign the shift to electrified models is speeding up.

Porsche says Chinese are falling for its classic sportscars

April 26, 2018 16:01 CET
Porsche says its classic two-door sportscars are starting to take off in China, with demand for the 718 Cayman and Boxster growing well.

Porsche appeals against file seizure in emissions raid

April 25, 2018 14:48 CET
Porsche has appealed against the seizure of files by prosecutors during a raid last week on the company's premises related to inquiries into emissions manipulations.

Porsche's head of powertrain development arrested

6:11 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2018
German police arrested the head of powertrain development at Porsche in connection with parent Volkswagen Group's sweeping diesel emissions violations.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: 54 years of Mustang mania

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2018
54 years of Mustang mania; As buyers go big, auto loans go long; Wells Fargo fined $1B; Porsche exec arrested; No deal at GM Korea; Job cuts at Nissan, Opel?

Top Porsche engineer said to be arrested over VW emissions-rigging

April 20, 2018 12:31 CET
German police have arrested Porsche's powertrain development boss, Joerg Kerner, in connection with parent VW Group's diesel scandal, sources said. Porsche management board member Michael Steiner is also under investigation, a report said.

German prosecutors investigate Porsche board member over emissions

April 18, 2018 10:48 CET
German prosecutors are investigating current and former employees of Volkswagen Group-owned Porsche, including a management board member, as part of their inquiries into emissions manipulations.

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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