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Automakers' political power may sway EU pollution-test vote

Feb. 2, 2016 12:02 CET

A European plan to test cars' pollution levels under real driving conditions may survive a veto threat this week, signaling that the VW cheating scandal has done little to reduce the auto industry's political influence....
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Audi prepares recall of rigged diesels in Germany

Feb. 2, 2016 11:08 CET

Audi expects to begin recalling models fitted with rigged diesels in Germany next month. Audi plans to fix 580,000 cars in the country as part of a recall that will be expanded across Europe....
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Fiat Chrysler will offer new settings for diesel engines to make them cleaner

Feb. 2, 2016 10:56 CET

Fiat Chrysler will offer new calibrations to make its most recent generation of diesel vehicles cleaner on the road after completing an internal review of its cars following the Volkswagen Group emissions scandal....
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V-series variant unlikely for Caddy's top-end CT6

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Cadillac has no plans for a V-series high-performance model of its new CT6 large sedan, brand boss Johan de Nysschen said....
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How GM saved itself from Flint water crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2016

Thanks to its fortuitous location and some heads-up planning, GM was able to sidestep a crisis that has befallen everyone else in the city where it was born more than a century ago....
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Ford, aiming for pickup fuel economy crown, preps diesel-powered F-150

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016

Ford appears to be gearing up to launch a diesel-powered version of the F-150, possibly as early as next year, and wrest the fuel efficiency crown from the hot-selling Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Diesel-powered F-150 test trucks have been spotted running around Ford's product development center in Dearborn, Mich....
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GM weighs new diesel for Cruze hatchback

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

General Motors is considering offering a diesel version of the five-door Chevrolet Cruze hatchback introduced last week at the Detroit auto show. "It's under consideration," said Dan Nicholson, GM's global powertrain chief....
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Renault not forced to repay low-emissions tax breaks for now, report says

Jan. 15, 2016 10:57 CET

France is not considering claiming back tax breaks for low-emissions vehicles from Renault after tests showed that emissions from some of its cars exceeded limits, a French newspaper reported....
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Supplier Roechling extols engine encapsulation

6:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

German supplier Roechling Automotive is betting the next step in aerodynamic technology is something called engine encapsulation....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Why hybrids, EVs are getting a boost from world's top racing series

Jan. 4, 2016 06:15 CET

Europe's top motorsports series have moved away from racecars with big, thirsty engines. The powertrains on the track are now greener, which has helped automakers such as Mercedes, Porsche and Renault test and build awareness of their alternative drivetrains ahead of launching them on the road....
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Lexus sees turbos as a must-have

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2016

Lexus dipped its toe into turbocharged waters for 2015. Just a year later, it's cannonballing into the deep end....
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Ford applies for record number of patents as CEO strives for innovation

6:24 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2015

Ford has sought a record number of patents in 2015 as CEO Mark Fields pushes the company toward Silicon Valley-style innovation....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW gets approval for diesel fixes in Europe

Dec. 16, 2015 15:23 CET

German authorities signed off on Volkswagen Group's proposed fixes for about 8.5 million diesel engines in Europe that contain software designed to cheat emissions tests, with repairs set to start early next year....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Renault thinks big, green with Talisman flagship

Dec. 16, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault hopes that its new Talisman midsize car will win customers because of its size, efficient powertrains, multiple handling options and affordable price....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

Germany to retest VW diesel emissions after engine fixes, report says

Dec. 15, 2015 12:20 CET

German authorities will retest the emissions of Volkswagen Group diesel vehicles after the company has installed fixes in cars caught up in a cheating scandal, a German daily reported....
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Hyundai, Kia will pay Paice to end case over hybrid engines

6:48 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay royalties to a Baltimore company to end a patent-infringement fight over hybrid engines....
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Porsche Boxster and Cayman, with smaller turbo engines, to carry '718' name

12:48 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2015

Two popular Porsche sports cars, the six-cylinder Boxster and Cayman, will be getting downsized four-cylinder turbo engines. And, starting next year, they'll be marketed as the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman....
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Chevy Cruze hatchback for U.S. takes shape

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

Recent spy photos add to the mounting evidence that Chevrolet is prepping a U.S. launch of a Cruze hatchback to take on the Ford Focus in the modest market for five-door compacts....
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Ford mulls expanding Russian exports to eastern Europe

Dec. 8, 2015 11:01 CET

Ford may export cars from Russia to eastern Europe to offset the Russian market's deep slump caused by the country's economic crisis. The automaker can produce as many as 350,000 cars a year in Russia and has considerable potential to ramp up exports....
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Porsche packs more power into 911 Turbos for 2017

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Porsche will bump up the horsepower for the revamped 2017 911 Turbo and Turbo S sports cars that it shows next month at the Detroit auto show. Both models feature powertrain improvements that increase top speed....
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VW closes in on approval for fixes for diesels in Europe

6:36 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Volkswagen is closing in on regulatory approval for a series of low-cost fixes to 8.5 million rigged diesel vehicles in Europe, a step forward in its effort to overcome a scandal over cheating on emissions....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will recall 2.46 million cars with illegal software in Germany, report says

Nov. 30, 2015 11:03 CET

Volkswagen Group will recall 2.46 million diesel vehicles in Germany fitted with illegal emissions-cheating software, including VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models, a newspaper report said....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will save 1.9 billion euros by reducing variants

Nov. 27, 2015 16:08 CET

VW Group has identified about 1.9 billion euros ($2 billion) in savings at its core brand that include reducing variants and trim options in a bid to help offset fines and recalls stemming from the manipulation of vehicle emissions....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Audi suspends 2 engineers following U.S. emissions stumble

Nov. 26, 2015 12:45 CET

Audi has suspended two engineers after its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engines were found to have evaded emissions limits in the U.S., Rupert Stadler, Audi's CEO, was quoted as saying in a newspaper report....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW gets record fine in South Korea for emissions cheat

Nov. 26, 2015 11:01 CET

South Korea became the first country outside the U.S. to punish VW Group for cheating in emissions tests, slapping the automaker with a record fine of 14.1 billion won ($12.31 million) and ordering a recall of 125,522 vehicles....
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