Audi's latest compact sporty SUV to be part of TT family

Production model most likely to be called TTQ; 'Q4' owned by Alfa Romeo

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An offroad compact SUV concept that hints at Audi's fifth SUV model most likely will carry a name under the TT family, rather than Q4, as previously reported by the media. ... Read More »
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VW signals it will outsell GM in China for second straight year

April 19, 2014 14:34 CET

Volkswagen forecast that its sales in China will increase 10 percent or more in 2014, signaling that it will outsell General Motors in the world's biggest auto market for a second straight year.
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Volkswagen has agreed budget car concept, design
April 20, 2014 05:31 CET

Volkswagen has agreed the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, said Hans Demant, who is in charge of the project. ...
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Fiat reaches deal to start making Jeeps in China in 2015
April 19, 2014 18:29 CET

Fiat plans to begin making Jeeps in China, the brand's second-largest market, by late 2015 after reaching an agreement with local partner Guangzhou Automobile. Fiat will ...
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Rolls-Royce CEO predicts 5th year of record sales
April 19, 2014 19:26 CET

Rolls-Royce will probably post a fifth consecutive year of record sales, helped by demand in China and Japan, CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said. Sales also may rise in Rus ...
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McLaren rules out making SUVs
April 19, 2014 19:45 CET

McLaren will stick to building sports cars and ruled out following rivals such as Lamborghini, Bentley and Maserati that are adding SUVs to their lineups. "We genuinely b ...
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VW plans major World Cup ad push to counter Hyundai
April 18, 2014 06:01 CET

Volkswagen is planning a major World Cup advertising push that will go head-to-head against official automotive sponsor Hyundai. ...
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Nissan pins Europe growth hopes on new compact car
April 18, 2014 06:01 CET

Nissan expects its new compact hatchback will help it reach its 5 percent European market share target. The hatchback will fill a market niche that Nissan quit when it st ...
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Continental named in GM recall suit
April 18, 2014 13:18 CET

Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems US, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors vehicles, into litigation over an igniti ...
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VW's Winterkorn plans new strategy called Future Tracks
April 17, 2014 11:55 CET

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will unveil a new strategy for the automaker called Future Tracks by year end, a report said. The plan will set fresh profitability and s ...
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Renault invests 240 million euros in Brazil
April 17, 2014 17:26 CET

Renault will invest 240 million euros ($331 million) to build additional vehicle models and a new logistics centre in Brazil. ...
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European car sales rise 10% as replacements help automakers
April 17, 2014 09:08 CET

European car sales jumped 10 percent in March, the seventh consecutive monthly gain, as new models to replace aging vehicles and an economic rebound boosted demand. First ...
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Lamborghini helps give parent Audi a technical edge
April 17, 2014 11:43 CET

Lamborghini will showcase the Huracan LP 610-4, its newest technology-packed supercar at the Beijing auto show, with the model set to spice up its parent company Audi's o ...
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Ford Escort to make a return at Beijing show
April 17, 2014 13:26 CET

Ford will unveil a production version of the Escort sedan at the Beijing auto show. The car will be aimed exclusively at the Chinese market. ...
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BMW dealers with Product Geniuses boost profit and customer satisfaction
April 17, 2014 06:15 CET

BMW dealers in Europe taking part in the automaker's Product Genius program are getting a financial boost. The tech-savvy employees' no-pressure explanation of the featur ...
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Mercedes starts production of electric B class
April 17, 2014 06:01 CET

Mercedes has started series production of the B-class Electric Drive, which the automaker developed in partnership with Tesla. ...
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Maserati said to weigh new sports car after orders triple
April 16, 2014 10:28 CET

Maserati will probably increase production and add the Alfieri sports car to its lineup after orders at the upscale Italian brand have almost tripled compared with 2013, ...
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Daimler to unveil Maybach S class at Los Angeles show, report says
April 16, 2014 11:02 CET

Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its S-class limousine that will be unveiled at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles auto shows in November, a ...
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China's Qoros uses Slovakia to prepare for a full European roll out
April 16, 2014 06:15 CET

Chinese automaker Qoros is using Slovakia as its first global export market with the goal of rolling out the brand across western Europe within two years. ...
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Fields sees Ford Europe growth, eyes breakeven by mid-decade
April 16, 2014 17:19 CET

Ford is sticking with its forecast for a smaller loss in Europe this year and breakeven by 2015 even as the company sees signs of growth, COO Mark Fields said. ...
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Ghosn sees 'bright spots' for carmakers as Europe revives
April 16, 2014 07:23 CET

Global carmakers will see rising demand this year as sales in China and the United States expand and Europe starts to grow again, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said. ...
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