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Lamborghini will target women and families with SUV

Aug. 31, 2016 12:35 CET

Forget what you know about raging bulls. Lamborghini wants to show you a softer side of Italian supercars with its forthcoming SUV as it seeks to attract more women and families to the brand.
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Audi rent-by-hour service may expand to gridlocked Beijing
Aug. 31, 2016 11:36 CET

Beijing residents may soon be able to rent Audi cars by the hour with the tap of a smartphone. The VW Group unit has introduced its Audi at Home program in Hong Kong foll ...
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VW could agree to U.S. large-car diesel fix by October, Audi sales chief says
Aug. 31, 2016 09:17 CET

VW Group could reach a final settlement with U.S. authorities as early as October over its 3.0-liter diesel engine with emissions-cheating software in VW, Audi and Porsch ...
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Uber deal with Nissan, BYD will add electric cars in London
Aug. 31, 2016 14:35 CET

Ride service Uber, which allows users to hail a taxi ride using their smartphone, said some of its London drivers would make use of 50 electric cars by the end of next mo ...
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U.S. startup aims to take autonomous cars to next level
Aug. 31, 2016 06:01 CET

Drive.ai, a U.S.-based technology company has become the latest entrant in the autonomous-vehicle race, with an assist from former GM Vice Chairman and Opel Chairman Stev ...
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Harman CEO Paliwal predicts continued strong gains from infotainment
Aug. 31, 2016 06:01 CET

Harman, which supplies infotainment systems to premium brands, is looking for more business from luxury automakers' volume models and from other automakers such as VW and ...
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Jaguar Land Rover's autonomous plan has a twist
Aug. 31, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will create a fleet of 100 self-driving cars over the next four years, but will limit the technology initially to systems that merely assist drivers. ...
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VW CEO vows to overcome resistance to push technology overhaul
Aug. 30, 2016 13:05 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller is pushing forward with a technological and organizational revamp of the automaker despite internal opposition. Mueller expects his effort ...
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VW reviews its procurement strategy
Aug. 30, 2016 10:21 CET | UPDATED: Aug. 30 16:03 CET - adds details

Volkswagen is reviewing its supplier and procurement strategy to avoid another dispute such as the one that caused production slowdowns and stoppages this month, CEO Matt ...
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Volvo will hire 400 engineers in high-tech push
Aug. 30, 2016 11:29 CET

Volvo will recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification. ...
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Samsung SDI will build EV battery plant in Hungary
Aug. 30, 2016 11:13 CET

Samsung SDI plans a factory in Hungary to make electric-vehicle batteries, joining the race to tap European demand. The company produces batteries for the BMW i3. ...
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Citroen concept hints at upscale styling for large cars
Aug. 30, 2016 11:51 CET

Citroen is hinting at a fresh upscale styling for its large cars with the Cxperience concept. The plug-in hybrid has the brand's new suspension technology and advanced in ...
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VW scraps plans to sue South Korea over sales ban
Aug. 30, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group decided against suing South Korea, which last month suspended sales of most of its models and fined the automaker $15.93 million for emissions and other ...
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Ford gains on GM in executive diversity
Aug. 30, 2016 22:04 CET

Ford's promotion of veteran executive Joy Falotico as the first woman to lead its credit unit puts the company a step closer to gender parity with General Motors among th ...
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Mitsubishi suffers sales ban after overstating fuel economy for 8 more models
Aug. 30, 2016 12:45 CET

Japan's transport ministry today ordered Mitsubishi to stop domestic sales of eight vehicles including the Pajero, Outlander and RVR models after an investigation found t ...
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Google expands nascent ride-sharing service, report says
Aug. 30, 2016 22:19 CET | UPDATED: Aug. 31 13:55 CET - corrected

Google plans to open its ride-sharing program to Waze app users in San Francisco this fall, pitting itself against Uber, The Wall Street Journal reported. ...
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BMW plans 7-series coupe to boost sales of its top model line, report says
Aug. 29, 2016 11:10 CET

BMW plans to launch a sporty two-door version of its 7-series flagship sedan, Bloomberg reported. The luxury coupe could be the first of several new 7-series derivatives ...
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Chevrolet Bolt on track for a late '16 debut
Aug. 29, 2016 20:01 CET

The Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric hatchback is on track to be launched late this year, Chevrolet confirmed, countering recent reports that the car would be delayed for ...
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VW diesel owners in U.S. quick to pick buyback over emissions fix
Aug. 30, 2016 04:10 CET

Given the choice of fixing diesel-cheating VW models or getting their money back, car owners in the U.S. are lining up for the cash. Almost half of the 475,000 drivers of ...
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Great Wall to complete Russian plant despite shaky economy
Aug. 29, 2016 19:38 CET

Great Wall Motor, China's largest SUV/crossover maker, is moving ahead with construction of a full-scale assembly plant in Russia even though sales are slow there. ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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Delphi, Mobileye deal may hasten decline of car brands

Christiaan Hetzner
7:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29 2016

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How do you create a meaningful brand experience when driving becomes only a means to an end? That is ...
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Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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