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How GM zoomed past VW in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

The Volkswagen Group was China's largest automaker in 2013 and 2014, but last year, General Motors regained top billing. How did VW lose bragging rights as China's No. 1 automaker?...
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South Korean antitrust agency probes VW over emissions ads

Jan. 22, 2016 14:32 CET

Volkswagen Group is being probed by South Korea's antitrust regulator over claims it made in advertising relating to emissions from its cars, an official at the agency told Reuters....
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VW's South Korea chief faces criminal case over emissions recall

Jan. 19, 2016 10:55 CET

South Korea plans to file a criminal complaint against the country's Volkswagen and Audi chief. It says a recall plan for emissions-cheating cars fell short of legal requirements....
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Former Daimler exec named as Tata Motors CEO

Jan. 18, 2016 15:06 CET

Tata Motors has appointed former Daimler executive Guenter Butschek as its new CEO, two years after the death of previous chief Karl Slym....
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China ripe for public groups, but where are they?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Global carmakers want the highly proficient U.S. public dealership groups to invest in China, but the publics simply aren't interested. Or so it seems....
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JAPAN'S LUXURY PLAN

Lexus, Acura and Infiniti search for halos in assault on Germans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

There's a new luxury plan from Japan, and its message is emotion and power. Even as customers flock to their crossovers, the Japanese luxury brands are combating their traditional weakness in passenger cars. Lexus, Acura and Infiniti rolled out new cars at the Detroit auto show to redefine their brands....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

The auto world according to Jonas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Give Adam Jonas a mic and a stage, and you better brace for a rat-a-tat-tat of snap judgments....
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China pushes down Rolls sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Rolls-Royce global sales fell last year because of a 54 percent decline in China -- despite a 6 percent increase in North America. Worldwide, Roll-Royce sales declined to 3,785 cars from a record 4,063 in 2014....
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GM plans to export Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid from China to U.S.

5:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

General Motors plans to export the plug-in hybrid version of its Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan from China to the U.S. when the car goes on sale this year....
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Some Nissan websites down for 2nd day after hacking attempt

2:28 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Nissan websites were down for a second day after an attempted cyberattack by an Anonymous-linked hacker protesting Japanese whaling....
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Saab owner NEVS signs deal with China's Volinco

Jan. 12, 2016 15:39 CET

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the company that bought Saab, signed a deal with China Volant Industry for 20,000 electric cars based on Saab's 9-3 sedan model. The deal will allow NEVS to access Volinco's high-tech component suppliers....
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Ford expects 2015 pretax profit to set record, says '16 may be even better

6:58 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Ford said it earned a record pretax profit of at least $10.5 billion in 2015 and that it would match or beat that result in 2016. It also said it would return $1 billion to shareholders in the form of a special 25-cent-per-share dividend, but the news failed to halt a three-month decline in the automaker's stock price....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: For big U.S. dealer groups, another plea to buy into China

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Global carmakers want the highly proficient U.S. public dealership groups to invest in China, and the publics simply aren't interested....
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In China, Mercedes zeroes in on Audi, BMW

9:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

If Daimler's Mercedes-Benz arm overtakes BMW as the world's top-selling luxury automaker, it may have to thank China chief Hubertus Troska for his efforts....
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Zetsche optimistic on Mercedes sales growth in China

Jan. 12, 2016 13:28 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says recent market turbulence in China has not hit demand for Mercedes vehicles. Mercedes sales in the country jumped 33 percent last year as the automaker benefited from a restructuring of its Chinese operations....
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Faraday exits shadows, remains an enigma

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The 1,000-hp race car concept that Faraday Future unveiled at last week's Consumer Electronics Show may have swept away some of the mystery surrounding the Chinese-backed electric car startup. But it's still unclear who's in the driver's seat, or what's coming next....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Rebranded Saab at the center of China's green car push

Jan. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

The Swedish automaker once known as Saab has emerged as part of China's push to make electric vehicles a mass-market alternative to gasoline cars, after getting a $12 billion order for EVs....
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Honda plans new Acura crossover for China, report says

10:11 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2016

Honda plans to launch a new small Acura crossover vehicle this year in China to compete with BMW and Audi in the world's biggest car market, two individuals closely involved in the effort told Reuters....
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Ferrari, Porsche gain from Australia car-sales boom

Jan. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Ferrari and Porsche are among automakers benefiting from a booming Australian car market. Sales of new vehicles in Australia increased to a record to 1.16 million last year, helped by a property boom....
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Lincoln tallies 11,630 sales in China debut; Ford Motor rises 3%

7:28 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Lincoln today said it sold 11,630 vehicles in China in 2015, the brand's first full year in that country, as Ford's total sales there rose 3 percent to a record 1.1 million....
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Penske enters Japan with equity buy into luxury dealership group

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Penske Automotive Group, making a foray into Japan, acquired a 49 percent equity stake in the Nicole Group, a luxury dealership group with operations in Tokyo and Kanagawa....
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GM China auto sales rise 5.2% in 2015

11:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

General Motors' sales in China rose 5.2 percent to a record 3.61 million vehicles in 2015, the U.S. carmaker said today....
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Phil Murtaugh to resign as CEO of China's Qoros Automotive

7:33 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

Auto industry veteran CEO Phil Murtaugh will resign from Qoros Automotive for personal reasons after less than a year at the helm of the fledgling Chinese automaker, which is backed by Kenon Holdings and Chery Automobile Co....
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PSA posts flat Peugeot, Citroen China sales in 2015

Jan. 5, 2016 13:51 CET

PSA delivered 704,818 Peugeot and Citroen branded vehicles in China in 2015, virtually unchanged from 704,016 in 2014 as the Chinese car market continued to cool in the second and third quarters. PSA, along with partner Dongfeng, aims to increase sales 7.6 percent this year....
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Takata may get relief from Japanese automakers, paper reports

6:32 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Takata shares surged the most in more than a year after the Sankei newspaper reported that Japanese automakers may provide support to the airbag maker to safeguard access to its technology....
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