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Audi halts A4, A5 production at German plant over parts shortage

March 27, 2017 14:20 CET

Audi will halt production of A4 and A5 cars at its Ingolstadt factory this week until Thursday due to a parts shortage after a fire at a supplier. The break in production is expected to result in 5,600 fewer vehicles being built at the German plant.
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NEWS ANALYSIS
Piech nears endgame of bitter family dispute
March 27, 2017 06:01 CET

Ferdinand Piech, a figure of transcendent importance in the history of the auto industry, is selling his 14.7 percent voting stake in the family firm that controls VW Gro ...

 

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France digs in as Peugeot shareholder with stake shift
March 27, 2017 22:02 CET

France's state holdings agency sold its stake in PSA to the Bpifrance sovereign wealth fund in a move signalling the government's intention to remain a shareholder in the ...

 




 
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UK manufacturers urge PM to drop threat of no Brexit deal
March 27, 2017 10:46 CET

Britain's manufacturers told Prime Minister Theresa May to drop her threat that she might take the country out of the EU without a new trade deal, a move that could leave ...

 

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McLaren supercar gets stratospheric price
March 25, 2017 06:01 CET

McLaren Automotive's three-seat hypercar will cost a cool 2 million pounds ($2.5 million) in its home market when it launches in 2019. ...

 

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
March 24, 2017 06:01 CET

Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce Europe's diesel dependency, according to automakers such as VW and Ren ...

 

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German motor authority sued over VW scandal by environmental lobby
March 24, 2017 12:32 CET

A German environmental group has filed a suit against the country's KBA motor authority, accusing it of failing to act robustly enough over VW Group's diesel-emissions sc ...

 

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Renault's use of EU-backed loans questioned amid diesel-cheat inquiry
March 24, 2017 16:17 CET

The European Investment Bank has asked French investigators to find out whether EU-backed loans to Renault could have been used to develop test-cheating diesel engines, a ...

 

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SEGMENTS ANALYSIS
SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
March 24, 2017 06:01 CET

SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as models such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Qashqai continue to lure buy ...

 

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VW's Seat plans to expand in N. Africa, Latin America
March 24, 2017 10:01 CET

Spanish automaker Seat will lead VW Group's expansion in North Africa as part of internationalization plans that may also include building cars in Mexico. ...

 

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VW to launch T-Roc in U.S. in '19
March 24, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen will launch the T-Roc compact crossover in the United States in 2019 after dealers gave a firm commitment they can sell enough of the vehicle to make it profit ...

 

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VW finance arm makes record 2016 profit
March 24, 2017 13:44 CET

VW Group's finance division reported record earnings of $2.3 billion last year despite the automaker's emissions scandal. The division, which handles dealer and customer ...

 

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VW's Seat will get a midsize SUV built in Wolfsburg
March 23, 2017 13:17 CET | UPDATED: March 23 20:45 CET - adds 2016 profit

VW Group's Seat brand will add a midsize SUV that will be built at VW's factory in Wolfsburg. The SUV will help Seat, which reported its first annual operating profit sin ...

 

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Mercedes faces complaint from China's Chery over EQ name
March 23, 2017 10:33 CET

Chinese automaker Chery has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes' use of the "EQ" name for a subbrand of electric vehicles, presenting a ...

 

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UK car production hits 17-year high in February
March 23, 2017 12:34 CET

UK car production rose by 8 percent in February to its highest level in 17 years as a strong rise in exports helped by a weaker pound compensates for a slump in demand at ...

 

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France likely would reduce Renault 20% stake at right price
March 23, 2017 10:53 CET

France does not rule out reducing its stake in Renault under the best possible market conditions, its finance minister said. The country has increased its stake in the au ...

 

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Ford sees lower 2017 profits with most of the hit in Q1
March 23, 2017 15:33 CET

Citing front-loaded product launch costs and engineering expenses, Ford said that much of the year-over-year decline it expects from its 2017 financial performance will o ...

 

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VW Group's retail company to sell 275 dealerships
March 23, 2017 11:20 CET

Volkswagen Group's retail chain, Porsche Holding Salzburg, one of Europe's biggest dealers, is selling 275 sales locations to independent group Emil Frey to concentrate o ...

 

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
Tata Steel looks to expand key product beyond BMW to volume brands
March 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Hurt by rising steel imports from China, Tata Steel in Europe is aggressively pushing its higher-margin tailored blanks business to generate more income. Tailored blanks ...

 

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VW's temporary home for diesel vehicles flagged for local violation
March 23, 2017 22:15 CET

VW's efforts to put its diesel emissions violations behind it hit a minor speed bump when a Michigan city filed a lawsuit against the owners of the dilapidated Pontiac Si ...

 

    
 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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