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Bosch seeks to restore diesel reputation with new staff rules

April 25, 2018 17:08 CET

Bosch said it would teach 70,000 staff a new code of conduct by the end of this year in an effort to change the "mindset" of the supplier. Prosecutors are probing several automakers and Bosch for their suspected roles in using an engine control unit to cheat exhaust emissions tests.
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■ Bosch claims a 'breakthrough' that could save diesel engines

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Ford to stop selling sedans in N.A. as company nearly doubles cost-cutting target
April 25, 2018 22:23 CET

Ford said it plans to stop selling all Ford brand sedans in North America and that it is nearly doubling its cost-cutting target. The automaker said it will either fix or ...

 

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Porsche appeals against file seizure in emissions raid
April 25, 2018 14:48 CET

Porsche has appealed against the seizure of files by prosecutors during a raid last week on the company's premises related to inquiries into emissions manipulations. ...

 

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PSA's conflict over Opel factory is 'short-term' pain, Tavares says
April 24, 2018 16:11 CET

Talks between PSA and the German union IG Metall over the future of Opel's Eisenach factory are a necessary short-term pain, CEO Carlos Tavares told PSA shareholders. ...

 

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Congress to seek VW CEO's testimony in new cheating probe
April 25, 2018 13:49 CET

A U.S. House committee has begun a new investigation into allegations of overseas emissions cheating by Volkswagen and is seeking testimony from VW CEO Herbert Diess. ...

 

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Audi recalling 1.16 million vehicles worldwide over coolant pump issue
April 24, 2018 19:48 CET

Audi is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide because of concerns that an electric coolant pump could overheat or short circuit from moisture within the pump a ...

 

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BMW will export iX3 electric SUV to Europe, U.S. from China
April 25, 2018 07:25 CET

BMW will export its first full-electric SUV, called the iX3, to global markets after it goes into production in 2020 at its joint-venture plant in China. ...

 

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Audi aims to double China production within 5 years
April 25, 2018 10:59 CET

Audi aims to double its China production within five years and plans to offer 10 new SUVs, CEO Rupert Stadler said. Audi expects 30 percent of its sales in China to be EV ...

 

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Volvo, Amazon debut U.S. in-car delivery service
April 24, 2018 13:00 CET

Volvo is expanding its in-car package delivery delivery service that operates in three European countries to the U.S. after partnering with Amazon. ...

 

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VW Group will decide India 'game plan' soon
April 25, 2018 12:22 CET

VW Group will decide on its "game plan" to boost sales in India shortly and does not rule out a partnership with Tata, Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier said. ...

 

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Opel workers protest cuts as PSA's Tavares digs in
April 25, 2018 11:14 CET

Hundreds of Opel workers gathered outside the automaker's plant in Eisenach, Germany, to protest PSA's plans to rein in wages in return for production investments. ...

 

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Aston Martin says China spurring another horse-to-cars moment
April 25, 2018 13:15 CET

China's policy to cut pollution is driving a rapid move toward EVs in the world's biggest market and causing an upheaval in the global auto industry, Aston Martin CEO And ...

 

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Skoda aims Kamiq at China's booming SUV market
April 24, 2018 10:51 CET

Skoda aims to capture a larger share of China's booming SUV market with its new Kamiq aimed at buyers in cities. ...

 

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Mercedes-Maybach is betting on a hybrid SUV-sedan look
April 24, 2018 10:06 CET

Mercedes is betting on a hybrid SUV-sedan look to attract wealthy Chinese buyers to its Maybach ultraluxury brand. ...

 

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PSA first-quarter revenue jumps 42% on Opel/Vauxhall acquisition
April 24, 2018 07:51 CET | UPDATED: April 24 9:48 CET - adds details, comments

PSA's revenue rose 42 percent to 18 billion euros ($22 billion) in the first quarter, lifted by its acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall last year. ...

 

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VW's internal handling of emissions scandal 'unsatisfactory,' U.S. monitor finds
April 23, 2018 08:23 CET

VW's independent monitor, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson, has criticized the automaker's internal response to its emissions scandal, a German newspape ...

 

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Daimler's Zetsche sees no sign of hostile takeover by top shareholder Li Shufu
April 25, 2018 15:33 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said there was no indication the automaker's largest shareholder, Chinese auto magnate Li Shufu, was planning a hostile takeover, after he took ...

 

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Mercedes seeks to keep China luxury lead with stretched A class
April 24, 2018 09:54 CET

Mercedes aims to widen the brand's appeal to Chinese buyers with a long-wheelbase version of its latest A class. ...

 

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Ford will offer Focus with fuel-saving 48-volt hybrid system
April 24, 2018 06:01 CET

Ford will introduce a 48-volt mild-hybrid version of the new Focus for customers who want a power boost while also saving fuel. ...

 

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VW's sales momentum positive in all regions, Diess says
April 24, 2018 11:34 CET

VW Group is on track for profitable growth this year in all regions thanks to positive sales momentum at the start of 2018, CEO Herbert Diess said. The executive said the ...

 

    
 
Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
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