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Daimler will build Mercedes cars in new Russia plant

Feb. 21, 2017 16:17 CET

Daimler will open its first factory in Russia in the first new investment by a major Western automaker since sanctions were imposed on the country three years ago.
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PSA says it will honor existing Opel job guarantees
Feb. 21, 2017 11:19 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 21 18:12 CET - new story

PSA Group told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that it would uphold Opel and Vauxhall job guarantees if it buys the GM's European arm, though some analysts say thousands ...

 

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VW softens some cost cut demands, workers say
Feb. 21, 2017 15:57 CET

VW Group has rowed back on some demands for larger cost cuts than previously agreed with unions at its core VW brand, the company's labor bosses works, as both sides seek ...

 




 
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VW may face UK emissions probe
Feb. 21, 2017 10:14 CET

VW Group could face a UK government investigation over its diesel scandal. British politicians will decide after holding talks next month with their German counterparts. ...

 

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BMW, Mobileye in deal to collect map data for self-driving cars
Feb. 21, 2017 16:55 CET

BMW and Mobileye signed an agreement to install Mobileye's data generation technology in BMW cars starting with 2018 models. ...

 

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China's Techrules will debut Giugiaro-styled supercar
Feb. 21, 2017 11:40 CET

Chinese startup Techrules will debut a supercar at the Geneva auto show next month styled by Italian designers Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio. The as yet unnamed ...

 

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British buyers jump into pickups
Feb. 21, 2017 06:01 CET

The vacuum left by the death last year of Land Rover's utilitarian Defender has been quickly filled in the UK by one of the country's fastest-growing segments: the pickup ...

 

Incentive squeeze zaps Netherlands' electrified sales
Feb. 21, 2017 06:01 CET

What happens if a government yanks generous incentives to buy electrified cars? Sales crash. At least they do in the Netherlands. ...

 

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Audi fires 4 engineers from diesel division
Feb. 20, 2017 14:40 CET | UPDATED: Feb 20 17:55 CET - updates Audi comment

Audi, which has been caught up in parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, has fired four engineers from its diesel division. The dismissed engineers include the aut ...

 

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Geely, PSA will bid for Lotus owner Proton, reports say
Feb. 20, 2017 15:05 CET | UPDATED: Feb 21 10:45 CET - new story

Chinese automaker Geely and France's PSA Group are expected to bid for struggling Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings, owner of the UK sports-car maker Lotus, reports said ...

 

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VW, unions make headway in talks over turnaround plan
Feb. 20, 2017 17:12 CET

VW's labor bosses and top executives are making headway in talks to resolve a dispute over the implementation of a turnaround plan. Labor leaders earlier this month halte ...

 

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How Ford found a recipe for profits in Europe
Feb. 20, 2017 06:01 CET

GM hasn't made money in Europe since former U.S. President Bill Clinton was in office. If the world's third-largest automaker fails to unload its European division on PSA ...

 

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VW Group sales rise 5% in January despite China, Brazil losses
Feb. 20, 2017 12:26 CET

VW Group's global vehicle sales rose 5 percent last month as growth in Europe and the U.S. helped offset steep declines in China and Brazil. ...

 

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Ford's big Russia gamble pays off as sales finally rise
Feb. 20, 2017 10:06 CET

Ford has become the first major foreign automaker in Russia to see sales grow after three bad years, potentially vindicating its decision to double down on a notoriously ...

 

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Marchionne: Alfa to get 2 more crossovers
Feb. 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says Alfa Romeo will soon have two more crossovers positioned below and above the Stelvio, the brand's first SUV. ...

 

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UK union fears grow over future of GM's Vauxhall plants, report says
Feb. 20, 2017 14:34 CET

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares will meet union chiefs amid growing concerns over the future of Vauxhall plants if the French automaker buys the business from GM, Reuters re ...

 

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Nissan gives Micra a diesel to better battle VW Polo, Ford Fiesta
Feb. 18, 2017 06:01 CET

Despite falling demand for diesels, Nissan decided to offer the powertrain in its new Micra in Europe. Nissan's head of planning, Philippe Klein, explained why in an inte ...

 

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Kia steps up product offensive in Europe
Feb. 17, 2017 06:01 CET

Kia is stepping up its product offensive in Europe with the launches of new models such as a small SUV, a sporty sedan and replacements for its Rio and Picanto cars. The ...

 

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Aston Martin looks to leverage Daimler technology without being bought
Feb. 17, 2017 06:01 CET | UPDATED: 2/17/17 - corrected

Gaining access to large automaker's technologies through partnerships is Aston Martin's path to future success, CEO Andy Palmer told the first Automotive News Canada Cong ...

 

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BMW could shift car production to U.S. from Germany to avoid tariff
Feb. 17, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW could conceivably shift some car production from Germany to its U.S. crossover plant if President Donald Trump follows through on threats to erect high barriers to tr ...

 

    
 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
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