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ANE's March e-magazine goes live Monday

Feb. 27, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, March 2. This month's edition looks why ultraluxury brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are poised to keep experiencing unprecedented success....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi says new R8 is its most powerful production car

Feb. 26, 2015 10:54 CET
Audi today released pictures and details of its second-generation R8 supercar. It said the top-range version will be the most powerful and fastest series-production Audi to date....
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Porsche hedge-fund lawsuit faces dismissal in Germany

Feb. 26, 2015 15:14 CET
Hedge funds seeking 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in damages from Porsche SE in Germany over its failed attempt to take over carmaker Volkswagen Group in 2008 will likely have their case dismissed, according to a German judge....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW says new Touran is lighter, roomier, more frugal

Feb. 25, 2015 12:13 CET
VW's new lighter, roomier Touran minivan will offer the biggest luggage compartment in its class, along with new active and passive safety features and seamless connectivity to Apple and Android smartphones, the automaker said....
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VW CEO Winterkorn sees former BMW, Daimler managers as potential successors, report says

Feb. 25, 2015 13:04 CET
Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn sees Andreas Renschler and Herbert Diess, who are joining VW from rivals Daimler and BMW, among his potential successors, according to a German magazine....
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VW Eos output will end on declining cabrio demand

Feb. 23, 2015 19:06 CET
VW plans to stop making its Eos cabriolet as customer tastes shift away from convertibles in general and retractable hardtops like the Eos in particular. European sales of convertibles from volume carmakers fell 20 percent last year....
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Bentley Bentayga spied during tests

Feb. 23, 2015 11:38 CET
Bentley's first SUV, the Bentayga, was photographed undergoing cold weather testing near the Arctic Circle. The Bentayga will go on sale in 2016 and the UK ultraluxury brand expects the vehicle to help almost double its annual vehicle sales to 20,000 by 2020....
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Bugatti sells last Veyron, ending era for VW supercar

Feb. 23, 2015 14:52 CET
Volkswagen Group sold the 450th and final Bugatti Veyron, marking the end of one of the most exclusive supercars ever built. The 450 Veyrons were sold for an average price of about 2.3 million euros ($2.6 million) each....
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1 VW plant, 2 unions: UAW foes get a voice

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
Workers who fought the UAW's organizing drive in Chattanooga now have a union of their own. One year after the UAW's failed bid to organize Volkswagen's sole U.S. plant, a group called the American Council of Employees last week won recognition to represent some of the plant's hourly and salaried workers, many of whom opposed the UAW's organizing drive....
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VW sees 'banner year' for certified-used sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
Volkswagen division's certified used-vehicle sales rose 17 percent last month to 7,675. It was the brand's best certified used-vehicle sales for a January and the beginning of a "banner year," said Michael Ashton, VW's senior manager of CPO and used-vehicle operations....
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VW wins government approval for Thai plant

Feb. 21, 2015 15:23 CET
Volkswagen won approval from Thai authorities to build a manufacturing plant for fuel efficient cars near Bangkok after months of delays....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi R8 seen on racetrack ahead of Geneva debut

Feb. 20, 2015 11:49 CET
Audi released a video of its latest R8 supercar undergoing test drives in Spain. The second generation of the mid-engine coupe is lighter and more powerful than the current car, reports said....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Sportier Skoda Fabia keeps its functionality

Feb. 20, 2015 06:01 CET
The new Skoda Fabia highlights how the fast-growing Czech value brand is adding a touch of style to its cars. With its sharp edges and clear lines, the third-generation Fabia looks more dynamic and sportier than its predecessor while the car’s practical features have been enhanced....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Skoda upgrades Superb flagship

Feb. 17, 2015 20:33 CET
Skoda released details and pictures of its latest Superb flagship, claiming the midsize model is the best car it has ever made. The Superb is an important image carrier for the brand....
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VW recognizes anti-UAW worker group ACE at Tenn. plant

5:24 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
Volkswagen says it has recognized a new group called the American Council of Employees to represent workers at its auto plant in Chattanooga, in addition to the UAW....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi will showcase possible flagship wagon

Feb. 17, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi released sketches of the Prologue Avant station wagon concept that will debut at the Geneva auto show. The concept could preview a rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, reports said....
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Hyundai, VW add dealer website options

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Dealerships of Hyundai Motor America and Volkswagen of America have new choices for vendors to host their websites....
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Supplies soar in January -- as usual

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
U.S. stocks of light vehicles increased during January, whether that was a little or a lot depends on how you measure....
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VW calls on government to invest more in EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Joerg Sommer, vice president of product marketing and strategy at Volkswagen of America, says the automaker will invest $10 million in EV charging infrastructure by 2016....
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VW Group sales edge up 1% on Audi, Porsche gains

Feb. 13, 2015 11:43 CET
Sales of Volkswagen Group vehicles were broadly flat in January as gains at the Audi and Porsche premium brands and the Skoda and Seat volume marques offset a decline at its core namesake brand....
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VW angers German union with 2% pay raise offer

Feb. 12, 2015 18:28 CET
Volkswagen offered to raise wages for workers at its German factories by 2.2 percent, drawing harsh criticism from the IG Metall union, which is pushing a 5.5 percent demand....
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Range Rover Evoque cabrio spied during testing

Feb. 11, 2015 12:55 CET
A convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque has been spotted during road testing. An open-air Evoque would give Land Rover a lead over German premium rivals BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz by creating a niche where they have no competitor....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW expands minivan lineup with 7-seat 2 series

Feb. 11, 2015 16:45 CET
BMW will expand its minivan lineup with the seven-seat 2-series Gran Tourer that goes on sale in Europe in June. The latest 2-series variant will debut next month at the Geneva auto show....
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Audi buys Ballard fuel-cell tech to boost clean-car push

Feb. 11, 2015 16:27 CET
VW Group's Audi unit bought fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems in a deal worth as much as $112 million to advance development of clean-running vehicles at the automaker. Audi bought about 700 patents from Ballard....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Did VW pick the wrong U.S. state to build the Passat?

5:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015
Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear has a message for any German carmaker or supplier considering expanding into the South: Labor unions are welcome, at least in his state....
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