An ex-cosmetics exec gives Opel a makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2015

Massage seats and a perfume diffuser aren't features you'd expect on a mass-market compact car. But they're available in Europe on the redesigned Opel Astra, at the directive of the brand's marketing maven, Tina Mueller....
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VW diesel used-car prices in Europe not affected by emissions scandal, survey shows

Oct. 9, 2015 17:03 CET

The emissions-cheating scandal shaking Volkswagen has not affected the price of used VW diesel cars in Europe, a car valuation firm said, while warning that this could change later in the year....
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Russian car sales plunge as automakers raise prices

Oct. 9, 2015 11:22 CET

Russian car sales plunged more than forecast in September, slumping the most in three months as a weaker ruble pushed automakers to raise prices....
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VW diesels, with operative emissions gear, are slower and thirstier, Consumer Reports finds

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Two Volkswagen models with 2.0-liter diesel engines are slightly slower and thirstier with their emissions systems active, according to road tests by Consumer Reports....
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BLOG: Lexus plans global debut of new concept in Tokyo

12:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Lexus is promising a new concept car at this month's Tokyo Motor Show but is holding back details until the unveiling. The vehicle may preview a luxury hydrogen fuel cell car....
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VW's 2016 diesel sales 'months' away

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Volkswagen of America isn't expected to begin selling 2016 models with 2.0-liter diesel engines for several months as the EPA plans to subject the vehicles to a battery of tests to ensure they comply with U.S. emissions laws....
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Audi picks ex-China boss to replace de Meo as sales chief

Oct. 8, 2015 11:42 CET

Audi has picked its former China boss, Dietmar Voggenreiter, as its new sales and marketing chief to succeed Luca de Meo. During Voggenreiter's nearly nine years of leadership, Audi's China sales grew sevenfold to 579,000....
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Audi's global sales rise 7% despite diesel-emissions scandal

Oct. 8, 2015 14:44 CET

Audi's global sales rose nearly 7 percent last month despite the brand being caught up in a diesel emissions-rigging scandal that has rocked its parent, Volkswagen Group....
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France moves to end diesel tax breaks amid emissions scandal

Oct. 8, 2015 11:28 CET

France plans to end tax breaks for diesel, ending the special status long enjoyed by the fuel in the wake of Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal....
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Ford, Neiman Marcus team up to offer 100 Mustang convertibles for holiday

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

Ford Mustang enthusiasts on the nice list might be in luck this holiday season. The 2015 Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Mustang convertible is among the fantasy gifts in the retailer's 2015 Christmas Book....
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GM dangles special pricing to families of dealership staffers

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

General Motors is looking to boost sales by offering steep discounts to a vast new buying pool: families of U.S. dealership employees....
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Ford of Europe boss bullish about brand's rebound

Oct. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

New Ford of Europe boss Jim Farley is bullish about the brand's chances of making a profit again soon despite a huge slump in Russia, where the automaker has invested heavily in products and plants. Farley explained to Automotive News Europe why he expects to benefit from the comittment to Russia and a much-improved SUV lineup....
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NADA's Fox sees progress on CFPB bill

4:06 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

After discussions with legislators last week, Bill Fox, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, says he is confident that a bill to limit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's auto lending guidance will pass....
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BMW bumps up X1 base price by $1,800

4:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

BMW is increasing the price of its redesigned base X1 crossover by about $1,800 and adding standard features. The X1 xDrive28i will start at $35,795 including shipping, BMW said today at a press event....
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S.C. dealerships, factories begin recovering from floods

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

The rain has stopped, but South Carolina’s dealerships and residents are still on alert and recovering from the massive floods that have wreaked havoc on much of the state....
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EPA to weigh VW gains from violations in setting penalties

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

Just how much money VW made by cheating U.S.diesel emissions tests will be a factor in the penalties that will be assessed, according to the EPA. The agency is also expected to look at how much harm the excess pollution from Volkswagen's violations caused, and the best ways to mitigate that damage....
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UK car sales rise 9% on strong demand for diesel

Oct. 6, 2015 11:39 CET

UK car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in September as demand for diesels and VW Group vehicles remained strong despite the automaker's emissions scandal....
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VW stops the music as diesel scandal buries culture of spending

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

VW's lavish parties typically featured a surprise guest, from the Pet Shop Boys to Robbie Williams to Justin Timberlake. Now the music is about to stop....
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BLOG: GM flexes engineering prowess with 2016 Chevy Volt, Colorado diesel

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

GM is starting to flex its engineering muscles in just about every area of its business....
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Carfax, vAuto offer info on auction vehicles at a glance

5:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Carfax and vAuto have joined forces to offer dealers vehicle-history information on auction vehicles at a glance and with fewer online clicks....
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Jaguar Land Rover CEO Speth says brand's 'heart and the soul' will remain in the UK

Oct. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is branching out of the UK with a factory in China and plans to build cars in Brazil and Slovakia. Another big change is Jaguar's addition of its first SUV. JLR CEO Ralf Speth explained to Automotive News Europe how both of the moves will help the automaker....
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Chevy Traverse stars in parenting-themed comedy series on Yahoo

2:57 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Chevrolet launched a digital comedy series with Yahoo this week to pitch the 2016 Traverse to busy parents....
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Mercedes sales jump 16% in September on China demand

Oct. 6, 2015 12:38 CET

Mercedes brand's global sales increased 16 percent in September, buoyed by a 53 percent jump in China deliveries....
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VW sued by West Virginia over clean diesel claims

6:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

West Virginia is suing Volkswagen AG for deceiving car buyers after the EPA said last month that the company had installed software to hide that its diesel engines exceeded pollution standards....
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Fiat, Ford offer incentives to win sales from VW in Italy

Oct. 5, 2015 15:14 CET

Fiat Chrysler and Ford are offering incentives in Italy to encourage owners of Volkswagen Group models that may be affected by the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal to buy new models from their brands -- but some dealers are skeptical about the campaign....
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