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Italian police foil plot to steal Enzo Ferrari's body

March 28, 2017 16:15 CET

Italian investigators said they have foiled a plot to steal the body of legendary F1 racing pioneer Enzo Ferrari and demand a ransom.
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Opel sees Insignia turning heads of premium buyers
March 28, 2017 06:01 CET

Opel/Vauxhall believes the improved quality and upgraded technology in the new Insignia will help it lure customers from premium equivalents such as the BMW 3 series. ...

 

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Audi speeds up SUV surge
March 28, 2017 09:55 CET

SUV sales could account for half of Audi's total global volume in the future, the automaker's head of sales and marketing said. ...

 




 
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Mercedes-AMG expects another big year in U.S.
March 28, 2017 06:01 CET

Following a big rollout of new models, Mercedes-AMG sales are up 30 percent so far in 2017, according to Mercedes-Benz USA. While the pace will slow, a double-digit perce ...

 

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Volvo battery lab catches fire; production unaffected
March 28, 2017 14:33 CET

A fire broke out on Tuesday in a building housing an auto battery laboratory at Volvo Car Group's plant in Gothenburg, western Sweden, the company said. ...

 

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Hyundai's Czech workers get big pay increase
March 28, 2017 11:38 CET

Workers at Hyundai's Czech plant will get on average a 12 percent pay raise this year, the latest big increase at a major manufacturer in Europe's tightest labor market. ...

 

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Audi halts A4, A5 output at German plant
March 27, 2017 14:20 CET

Audi will halt production of the A4 and A5 at its Ingolstadt factory this week until Thursday due to a parts shortage after a fire at a supplier. The break in production ...

 

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NEWS ANALYSIS
Piech nears endgame of bitter family dispute
March 27, 2017 06:01 CET

Ferdinand Piech, a figure of transcendent importance in the history of the auto industry, is selling his 14.7 percent voting stake in the family firm that controls VW Gro ...

 

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France digs in as Peugeot shareholder with stake shift
March 27, 2017 22:02 CET

France's state holdings agency sold its stake in PSA to the Bpifrance sovereign wealth fund in a move signaling the government's intention to remain a shareholder in the ...

 

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UK manufacturers urge PM to drop threat of no Brexit deal
March 27, 2017 10:46 CET

Britain's manufacturers told Prime Minister Theresa May to drop her threat that she might take the country out of the EU without a new trade deal, a move that could leave ...

 

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McLaren supercar gets stratospheric price
March 25, 2017 06:01 CET

McLaren Automotive's three-seat hypercar will cost a cool 2 million pounds ($2.5 million) in its home market when it launches in 2019. ...

 

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
March 24, 2017 06:01 CET

Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce Europe's diesel dependency, according to automakers such as VW and Ren ...

 

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German motor authority sued over VW scandal by environmental lobby
March 24, 2017 12:32 CET

A German environmental group has filed a suit against the country's KBA motor authority, accusing it of failing to act robustly enough over VW Group's diesel-emissions sc ...

 

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Renault's use of EU-backed loans questioned amid diesel-cheat inquiry
March 24, 2017 16:17 CET

The European Investment Bank has asked French investigators to find out whether EU-backed loans to Renault could have been used to develop test-cheating diesel engines, a ...

 

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SEGMENTS ANALYSIS
SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
March 24, 2017 06:01 CET

SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as models such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Qashqai continue to lure buy ...

 

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VW's Seat plans to expand in N. Africa, Latin America
March 24, 2017 10:01 CET

Spanish automaker Seat will lead VW Group's expansion in North Africa as part of internationalization plans that may also include building cars in Mexico. ...

 

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VW to launch T-Roc in U.S. in '19
March 24, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen will launch the T-Roc compact crossover in the United States in 2019 after dealers gave a firm commitment they can sell enough of the vehicle to make it profit ...

 

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VW finance arm makes record 2016 profit
March 24, 2017 13:44 CET

VW Group's finance division reported record earnings of $2.3 billion last year despite the automaker's emissions scandal. The division, which handles dealer and customer ...

 

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VW's Seat will get a midsize SUV built in Wolfsburg
March 23, 2017 13:17 CET | UPDATED: March 23 20:45 CET - adds 2016 profit

VW Group's Seat brand will add a midsize SUV that will be built at VW's factory in Wolfsburg. The SUV will help Seat, which reported its first annual operating profit sin ...

 

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Mercedes faces complaint from China's Chery over EQ name
March 23, 2017 10:33 CET

Chinese automaker Chery has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes' use of the "EQ" name for a subbrand of electric vehicles, presenting a ...

 

    
 
Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so wi ...
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Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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