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Aston Martin revives Lagonda badge for powerful new sedan

July 25, 2014 23:05 CET

Aston Martin will revive its Lagonda nameplate with a limited-edition sedan designed for customers in the Middle East.
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VW brand replaces its global marketing chief
July 25, 2014 22:20 CET | UPDATED: July 26 2:05 CET -- adds comment

VW brand's global marketing head, Simon Thomas, will leave the post after about a year in the job. Thomas will be succeeded by Xavier Chardon, VW brand's European sales c ...
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Audi, BMW and Mercedes pressure Ford, GM as UK market booms
July 25, 2014 06:01 CET

Germany's premium automakers are benefiting most from the UK car market boom. Audi, BMW and Mercedes are winning customers from mass-market brands such as Ford and Vauxha ...
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Citroen DS upscale line off to a slow start as a stand-alone brand
July 25, 2014 06:01 CET

Vehicle sales at Citroen's upscale DS line, which became a stand-alone brand on June 1, fell during the first half, hit by an aging product lineup and tougher competition ...
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VW may open planning center in Brazil to revive sales
July 25, 2014 10:07 CET

VW Group is mulling a planning center in Brazil. It would be part of the automaker's 3.6 billion euro ($4.85 billion) investment in new models, plants and technology for ...
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GM remains bullish on Chevrolet-Manchester United sponsorship deal
July 25, 2014 06:01 CET

One bad season for Manchester United has not shaken GM's belief in its sponsorship deal with the English soccer club. Chevrolet's logo appeared on players' jerseys for th ...
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Porsche importer buys former F1 circuit in South Africa
July 25, 2014 14:21 CET

Porsche South Africa has bought the 72-hectare Kyalami racetrack, which hosted F1 races between 1967 and 1993, for 205 million rand (14.5 million euro) at an auction. ...
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ZF's pursuit of TRW may spark wave of mergers in supply chain
July 25, 2014 06:01 CET

The biggest auto-parts deal since 2007 may be just the start of consolidation, with Autoliv and Visteon among the next potential targets, analysts say. More suppliers may ...
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Valeo raises 2014 profit forecast
July 25, 2014 06:01 CET

French car parts supplier Valeo has raised its full-year earnings forecast following a 21 percent rise in first-half profit, due mainly to overseas expansion and increase ...
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GM's quarterly profit plunges on recall costs, higher Europe loss
July 24, 2014 13:36 CET

General Motors posted an 85 percent drop in second-quarter net income, hurt by recall-related expenses in the United States and restructuring costs in Europe. ...
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Ford posts European profit in second quarter
July 24, 2014 12:40 CET

Ford posted a second-quarter pre-tax profit of $2.6 billion, boosted by its first quarterly profit in Europe in three years and record quarterly earnings in North America ...
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Fiat and PSA dismiss latest tie-up report
July 24, 2014 21:15 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Fiat Chrysler denied a report that the companies were preparing a merger to create the world's fifth-largest carmaker. ...
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Bentley may add a 5th model after SUV launch
July 24, 2014 15:51 CET

Bentley may add a fifth model to its lineup after it launches an SUV in 2016, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said. The new model could be a two-seat sports car or a larger model ...
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Bentley CEO rolls back 'aggressive' sales forecasts
July 24, 2014 13:12 CET

Bentley expects 2014 deliveries to be lower than previously forecast as the carmaker is hit by the crisis in Ukraine and Russia and struggles to maintain high sales growt ...
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UK car output boosted by new models in first half
July 24, 2014 10:41 CET | UPDATED: July 24 12:29 CET - Adds analyst comment

UK car production grew by 4 percent in the first six months thanks to new models, but the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders warned that further growth must be ba ...
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Fiat investors urged to vote against Chrysler merger
July 23, 2014 20:59 CET

Proxy advisor ISS has recommended that Fiat investors vote against a cross-border merger of the Italian carmaker and its U.S. unit, Chrysler, at a meeting on Aug. 1, sayi ...
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VW faces battle with workers over cost cutting plans
July 23, 2014 06:01 CET | UPDATED: July 23 15:50 CET - adds labor opposition

Volkswagen faces a battle with workers over cost cuts at its biggest car division, a central plank of its drive to meet profit margin targets. VW CEO Martin Winterkorn to ...
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Daimler quarterly earnings rise 12% on sales of S class
July 23, 2014 08:25 CET | UPDATED: July 23 13:30 CET - adds analyst comments

Daimler said second-quarter profit rose 12 percent as Mercedes S-class sales doubled and the company scaled back spending. ...
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Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler tie-up with VW was never on agenda
July 23, 2014 12:27 CET | UPDATED: July 23 13:51 CET - adds details

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne quashed all speculation of a possible tie-up with Volkswagen, saying the idea had never been on the agenda. ...
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New head-up displays could change views for drivers and the industry
July 23, 2014 06:01 CET

Head-up displays with "augmented reality," the technology that employs much of the windshield as a display area for data and images, is poised to significantly change how ...
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With its new minivan, BMW ditches rwd for practicality

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20 2014

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Even BMW has to obey the laws of physics: a rwd car that is compact yet roomy is a paradox. ...
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PSA may be better off without Thierry Peugeot

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2014

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PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's future could be brighter following former chairman Thierry Peugeot's departure ...
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Gesture recognition makes dials, buttons obsolete

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1 2014

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Buttons and dials may become obsolete to control your car's radio, heater and navigation system. That's because those functions can now be managed with the wave of the hand. ...
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Will global automakers drop Chinese partners?

Yang Jian
7:32 am U.S. ET | June 30 2014

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China may relax its 50 percent ceiling on foreign automakers' ownership of joint ventures, but this ...
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BMW's iDrive earns high marks, but doesn't match Apple

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:37 am U.S. ET | June 27 2014

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BMW's iDrive system ranked highest in Germany and Italy for user experience in a recent test, but the automaker and its peers have a long way to go to match Apple. ...
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At PSA, Tavares echoes Renault's management template

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24 2014

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PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares's new executive committee structure is very much like the one he left behind at Renault when he was Carlos Ghosn's No. 2. ...
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Toyota exec ready to 'help' Nissan in Europe

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2014

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Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy says he's ready to “help” Nissan achieve its stated goal of becoming the top-selling Japanese automaker in the region. ...
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Walter de Silva: Italy's loss, VW's gain

Luca Ciferri
6:37 am U.S. ET | June 13 2014

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Walter de Silva had to leave Italy to become a legend in the vehicle design world. It's a common sto ...
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