A mortifying end to Audi engineering guru's distinguished career?

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

The scandal surrounding Volkswagen's fraudulent diesels threatens to end the career of one of Germany's auto engineering titans -- Audi product development boss Ulrich Hackenberg....
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Mitsubishi sends Evo off with Final Edition

11:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Mitsubishi plans to drop the high-performance Lancer Evo but will offer a final, special edition in the U.S. as part of a farewell. The Evolution has survived 10 generations, three of which were sold in the U.S. over a 12-year period....
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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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Nissan's concept aims to engage 'share native' generation

1:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Nissan shares its vision for ultraconnected digital-era driving at this month's Tokyo Motor Show with a concept minicar in which nearly every conceivable cabin surface is laminated with touch screen displays....
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VW plans special board meeting Wednesday to elect Poetsch chairman

5:08 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015

VW's supervisory board plans a special meeting Wednesday to elect CFO Hans Dieter Poetsch to the role of chairman as the company's probe into emissions violations gains speed. Several VW engineers have confessed to using special software starting in 2008 to pass U.S. emissions tests and salvage a major engine program, German media reported....
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All your Tesla Model X questions, finally answered

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Tesla gave journalists a chance to drive the new Model X and fiddle with the crossover's avant-garde features, from the “falcon-wing” doors to the motorized second-row seats. The basic design has hardly changed since a prototype debuted in early 2012, but Tesla kept some surprises up its sleeve....
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Honda will show fuel cell, autonomous driving vehicles in Tokyo

10:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Honda will unveil two visions of the future at October’s Tokyo Motor Show: A near-production version of its hydrogen fuel cell fastback sedan and a bell-shaped, omnidirectional, autonomous driving concept vehicle....
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BLOG: VW's travails aside, diesel fans remain loyal

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

There is a lot of chatter about VW's emissions scam being the death knell for the diesel engine in the U.S. Why it won't happen....
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Turning wood and orange peels into car parts stronger than steel

7:39 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

The molecules of plant fibers are being transformed into a lightweight material five times stronger than steel that can be used to make everything from auto parts to electronic displays. No wonder the technology, called cellulose nanofiber, has piqued the interest of executives in Japan....
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How VW's diesel emissions system works

12:25 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2015

The emissions system at the heart of the global Volkswagen diesel mess comprises many complex components, all of which have to work perfectly and consistently all the time, or the vehicle will fail to meet pollution standards....
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West Virginia engineer presented VW emissions findings a year ago

6:44 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

Daniel Carder, an unassuming engineer from West Virginia, said he and his research team publicly presented their findings about Volkswagen's diesel emission discrepancies about a year ago. VW officials questioned them at the time....
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BLOG: In wake of VW scandal, it's time to scrap self-certify era

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

It's time for the EPA to admit the system of allowing and trusting automakers to self-certify cars and light trucks for fuel economy and emissions standards no longer works....
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Nissan gives Altima a midcycle jolt for 2016

9:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

The 2016 Altima, which goes on sale in mid-November, receives a restyled body, new front and rear lights, new wheel designs, a revamped interior and new center stack, reshaped seats and new interior materials....
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Diesel test report cites emissions gaps at other automakers

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

A European environmental group issued a report this month that suggested other automakers in addition to Volkswagen and Audi may use software or other technology to enable their diesel vehicles to perform better in emissions testing than in actual, on-road driving....
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VW CEO's history of sweating the details now haunting him

6:25 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

Martin Winterkorn's focus on details is legendary in the industry. With the world's biggest carmaker facing a U.S. criminal probe for cheating on emissions tests, it's now coming back to haunt him....
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VW faces U.S. criminal probe over diesel emissions violations, report says

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation of Volkswagen AG's admission to cheating on federal air pollution tests, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the inquiry, Bloomberg reported....
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Audi's 'Truth in Engineering' ads come back to bite amid probe

8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Audi's advertising pitches under the banner "Truth in Engineering" have come under fire after Volkswagen Group admitted to violating U.S. emissions rules....
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Lexus plots escape from 'RX/ES land'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Lexus is preparing for a three-part marketing campaign this fall that will seek to remind buyers there's more to the company than its milquetoast volume sellers....
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Honda's stop-motion ad pitches no ordinary carmaker

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2015

Honda is making a major new commitment to a corporate branding campaign with the launch of a 2-minute, stop-motion ad that takes viewers through a paper-flipping, historical journey of the company's products....
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What people are saying about Honda's 2016 Civic

4:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Honda says the 2016 Civic underwent “the most radical redesign” since the model debuted in 1973. Here's a roundup of what journalists, analysts and others are saying about the retooled sedan....
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Tesla struggles in Germany with consumers unswayed by Model S cult

10:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Tesla has built a cult following in the U.S. for its high-powered electric sports cars. But in Europe's biggest car market, consumers are proving harder to convince....
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BLOG: Mercedes pickup won't be a 'fat cowboy truck'

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

The Mercedes-Benz pickup that isn't a Unimog is coming, and it'll share some underpinnings with the Nissan NP300 Navara pickup. The latest Nissan Navara NP300 1-ton truck made its debut in the metal at the Frankfurt motor show, with Daimler announcing plans to use it as the basis for a yet-unnamed midsize pickup that will be sold in a number of markets under the Mercedes-Benz badge....
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Honda targets Europe's finest compacts with ambitious remake of Civic

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

Honda, borrowing from the playbooks of Europe's top luxury compacts, has overhauled the Civic from top to bottom in a bid to re-establish its small-car chops. The redesigned Civic will offer a Christmas list of high-end features and engineering specs that are rare for its class....
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Toyota: Decision on sports car project with BMW due soon

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

Toyota and BMW will decide by year end on whether to develop a common sports car architecture. BMW and Toyota have for some years been collaborating on fuel cell technology, lightweight components, and on possibly jointly developing the underpinnings of a sports car....
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Audi's EV push won't stop with e-tron quattro

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

A second EV will join Audi’s U.S. lineup after the e-tron quattro concept. In a strategy similar to Tesla, Audi aims to introduce battery-electric EVs that provoke desirability, with a long driving range, high design and performance, to fuel consumer demand and command strong transaction prices....
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