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Mercedes plans to launch its first pickup by 2020

March 27, 2015 13:40 CET | UPDATED: March 27 15:40 - adds details

Daimler's Mercedes unit plans to launch its first pickup truck by 2020, targeting sales at the European, Latin American, Australian and South African markets. The pickup will contribute to the brand's global growth targets, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said.
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Jaguar Land Rover names new global engineering chief
March 27, 2015 17:11 CET

Jaguar Land Rover named company veteran Nick Rogers as its new engineering director to succeed Wolfgang Ziebart. Rogers will assume board-level responsibilities for the U ...
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Valeo's self-driving systems learn from military drones
March 27, 2015 17:55 CET

Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the end of the decade.Th ...
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Ghosn's pay increase criticized by Renault union
March 27, 2015 09:23 CET

Renault's biggest trade union, the CGT, criticized the automaker's proposal to more than double CEO Carlos Ghosn's 2014 pay package to 7.22 million euros ($7.85 million). ...
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Ford's Mulally made $22 million in 2014; Fields' pay rose 83% to $18.6 million
March 27, 2015 17:45 CET

Alan Mulally, who retired as Ford CEO in mid-2014, received compensation worth $22 million last year. His successor, Mark Fields, earned $18.6 million. ...
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PSA picks France factory over Spain for engine production expansion
March 27, 2015 09:47 CET

PSA said it has chosen a French factory over a rival Spanish plant to expand engine production. PSA will upgrade its Tremery site to produce the turbocharged version of a ...
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Renault increases Zoe EV's range by 30km
March 27, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault has extended the range of its battery powered Zoe subcompact hatchback by 30km to 240km (149 miles) to help boost sales. ...
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PSA, Mitsubishi cuts jobs in Russia, halt output again
March 27, 2015 11:06 CET

PSA and Mitsubishi will halt production at their joint venture plant in Russia for the second time this year and cut 100 jobs. ...
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Pirelli CEO sees strong future with ChemChina, no talks on counterbid
March 27, 2015 12:07 CET

Pirelli has a strong future with China National Chemical Corp. and is not talking to others about a possible counterbid, CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera said. ChemChina agre ...
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Dutch regulators raid Uber over court ruling compliance
March 27, 2015 11:41 CET

A Dutch regulatory agency raided the Amsterdam offices of ride-sharing service Uber in connection with its UberPOP unit after a court deemed it illegal in December. ...
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Pininfarina investor confirms India's Mahindra is interested in buying Italian design company
March 26, 2015 11:39 CET

Pininfarina's controlling shareholder, Pincar, confirmed that India's Mahindra & Mahindra has expressed interest in buying the Italian car designer. Mahindra is one of he ...
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Aston Martin claims Henrik Fisker's Thunderbolt is unauthorized copy
March 27, 2015 02:59 CET

Aston Martin said Henrik Fisker's Thunderbolt prototype for a $400,000 GT coupe is an unauthorized copy of its iconic sports cars featured in James Bond movies for 50 yea ...
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Ford aims to triple exports from India with new plant
March 26, 2015 10:09 CET

Ford has invested $1 billion in a new plant in India that will help the automaker triple exports from the country. The factory will build the EcoSport subcompact SUV, whi ...
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Tesla sued in UK in fight over charging stations rollout
March 26, 2015 11:06 CET

Tesla was sued in London in a dispute over whether the company interfered with a competitor's plan to rollout electric-car chargers at UK highway rest stops. Renewable en ...
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McLaren aims 570S at high-end Porsche 911, Audi R8
March 26, 2015 12:50 CET

McLaren has named the first of its entry-level supercars the 570S. The V-8 powered coupe will compete against high-end versions of the Porsche 911 and Audi R8. ...
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Toyota targets cuts in factory, product development outlays
March 26, 2015 06:08 CET

Toyota outlined bold savings targets in factory investment and vehicle development through an aggressive restructuring. The overhaul is part of a switch to new modularize ...
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Schaeffler's 2014 profit rises by more than half
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German part supplier Schaeffler said its operating profit jumped by more than 50 percent to 1.52 billion euros ($1.67 billion) in 2014 because of robust demand for cars i ...
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German court dismisses hedge funds' suit against Porsche holding company
March 26, 2015 16:21 CET

A German court has dismissed claims brought against Porsche SE by hedge funds seeking $1.3 billion in damages over its botched attempt to take over Volkswagen in 2008. ...
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Mahindra in talks to buy Pininfarina, report says
March 25, 2015 13:49 CET

Mahindra & Mahindra, India's largest maker of SUVs, is in talks to buy Italian design and engineering company Pininfarina, a report said. ...
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Delphi employees killed in France plane crash
March 25, 2015 12:26 CET | UPDATED: March 25 12:40 CET - adds victims' names

Two Spain-based Delphi employees were among the 150 victims of a plane crash in a remote part of the French Alps. The employees were traveling to a meeting in Germany. ...
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