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EU investigates possible German emissions treatment systems cartel

July 23, 2017 12:01 CET

EU antitrust regulators are investigating allegations of a cartel among German automakers, a measure that could result in hefty fines for the companies.
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Opel defends inclusion of employee leases in sales data
July 23, 2017 12:23 CET

Opel defended the inclusion in its sales data of cars pre-registered by the company and leased by company workers, retirees and their families. ...

 

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Four Audi board members face dismissal, report says
July 21, 2017 15:30 CET | UPDATED: July 21 19:05 CET - corrected

Audi is considering dismissing four board members including its sales and production chiefs as a warning to CEO Rupert Stadler, Handelsblatt reported. ...

 




 
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Audi to recall 850,000 diesel cars to update emissions software
July 21, 2017 11:48 CET | UPDATED: July 21 13:10 CET - adds BMW comment

Audi will recall up to 850,000 diesel cars to update software controlling emissions in a bid to avoid potential driving bans. Porsche and VW cars with Audi engines are al ...

 

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Diesel rescue plan reached in Germany, report says
July 21, 2017 12:26 CET

Automakers and politicians in Germany have agreed to clean up diesel vehicles through software updates as part of a rescue plan for avoiding diesel bans in cities, Reuter ...

 

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Jaguar Land Rover opens first overseas engine plant
July 21, 2017 08:09 CET

Jaguar Land Rover opened its first overseas engine plant, picking China for the investment. China was JLR's fastest growing market in 2016, accounting for 20 percent of g ...

 

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Valeo profit up 20% on LED lights, thermal systems
July 20, 2017 20:51 CET | UPDATED: July 21 10:44 CET - adds analysts comments

Valeo's first-half profit rose 20 percent as demand for LED lighting and fuel-efficient engine systems helped sales to outpace global auto markets ...

 

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Volvo to take stake in Lynk & CO
July 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo will take a stake in sibling brand Lynk & CO, which will rely heavily on Volvo as it prepares to start European and U.S. sales. Volvo also will set up a joint ventu ...

 

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Driverless shuttles tested in Paris in training for U.S. push
July 20, 2017 11:09 CET

Navya Technologies, a French maker of driverless shuttles, is training its robot-driven machines to navigate around bankers and corporate directors in Paris, ahead of a p ...

 

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Lynk & CO's quest to build a brand from scratch
July 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Former GM and Toyota executive Alain Visser has been tasked with building Lynk & CO from scratch. The new brand intends to focus on connectivity and sharing as core featu ...

 

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Volvo posts best first-half profit in 6 years on new models
July 20, 2017 06:01 CET | UPDATED: July 20 9:00 CET - adds CEO comments

Volvo reported its biggest operating profit and best operating margin for a first half since 2011. Profit increased 21 percent to $820 million while its margin improved t ...

 

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Continental to buy stake in mapping firm HERE, report says
July 20, 2017 15:28 CET

Continental is in talks to acquire an 8-10 percent stake in the digital mapping firm HERE, which is now controlled by Germany's leading carmakers, a magazine reported. ...

 

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BMW favors UK over Dutch, German plants to build electric Mini, report says
July 19, 2017 17:04 CET

BMW favors its UK plant for production of an electric Mini over factories in the Netherlands or Germany, Reuters reported. The UK production site was thrown into doubt af ...

 

PSA, French government resolve supplier bailout dispute
July 19, 2017 21:18 CET

PSA has reached agreement with the French government over the carmaker's contribution to a rescue plan for struggling supplier GM&S, defusing their public stand-off ahead ...

 

Former Tesla engineers launch high-def mapping company
July 19, 2017 17:46 CET

Computer vision company Lvl5 hopes 3-D maps will replace the need for lidar systems. The five-person startup has raised $2 million and plans to expand to 100 employees by ...

 

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Russian SUV maker UAZ looks to Africa, Latin America for exports
July 19, 2017 15:06 CET

Russia's Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant (UAZ), which specializes in off-road vehicles designed to survive tough conditions, is looking to Soviet-era export markets in Latin A ...

 

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BMW moves deeper into Silicon Valley with Shift investment
July 19, 2017 18:44 CET

BMW's venture capital fund poured $38 million in a Silicon Valley online used-car startup focused on younger buyers. ...

 

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Renault sees EVs becoming more mainstream
July 19, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault EV boss Gilles Normand sees battery-powered cars becoming mainstream as their driving ranges increase and the residual value market becomes established. Normand t ...

 

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U.S. House panel approves broad proposal on self-driving cars
July 19, 2017 18:35 CET

A U.S. House of Representatives panel approved a major proposal to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing safety standard ...

 

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Audi confident new A8 will hold lead in race to offer Level 3 driving
July 19, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi believes it will be the first automaker to launch a self-driving car even though its first model with that capability, the new A8, still needs to undergo lengthy gov ...

 

    
 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

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

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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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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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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