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VW will oust head product strategist, report says

Dec. 17, 2014 15:22 CET
Volkswagen will oust its head product strategist, Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert, sources said, as the company increases efforts to raise profitability.... Read More »

Bosch's automotive head quits to become CEO of Mahle

Dec. 17, 2014 18:09 CET
The head of Bosch's automotive division, Wolf-Henning Scheider, has quit the world's top-ranked supplier to head smaller German rival Mahle, a maker of engine components.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo readies high-performance engines

Dec. 17, 2014 08:55 CET
Alfa Romeo plans to introduce new high-performance engines, including a range-topping V-6, in a bid to reconnect the brand to its sporty heritage.... Read More »

PSA may move Paris headquarters, report says

Dec. 17, 2014 15:01 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is considering shifting its headquarters away from the center of Paris as a cost-cutting push impacts executive ranks, Bloomberg...... Read More »

Asian carmakers' Russia ambitions hit by ruble collapse

Dec. 17, 2014 13:28 CET
Asian carmakers, which have been gaining market share in Russia at the expense of European and U.S.... Read More »

Toyota-PSA Czech joint venture plant cuts 2015 production target

Dec. 17, 2014 13:47 CET
Czech car factory TPCA, a joint venture of Toyota and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, cut its 2015 production outlook by 10 percent to 220,000 vehicles.... Read More »

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Mercedes pushes S-class plug-in's zip

Dec. 17, 2014 06:01 CET
Mercedes-Benz's marketing plan for the new S-class plug-in hybrid aims to show prospective buyers that going green doesn't mean slowing down or...... Read More »

Fiat's European holding company changes its name to FCA Italy

Dec. 16, 2014 14:20 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Netherlands-based parent company of Fiat and Chrysler Group said it has changed the name of Italy's Fiat Group...... Read More »

Low-cost carmakers outperform as European car sales rise 1% in November

Dec. 16, 2014 09:33 CET
New-car registrations in Europe rose 1 percent last month, with budget brands beating the market as nervous consumers kept a tight lid on spending.... Read More »

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Lexus readies hybrid-only BMW X5, Mercedes M class rival

Dec. 16, 2014 06:15 CET
Lexus is counting on the NX hybrid to help it stand out against Europe's top-selling premium large crossovers.... Read More »

Mercedes prices new Maybach S class at 134,100 euros

Dec. 15, 2014 21:45 CET
Mercedes set the starting price of the Maybach S-class sedan at 134,100 euros ($166,700) and began taking orders for the would-be challenger to...... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler exports from Brazil to Mexico after more than 3 years

Dec. 15, 2014 21:36 CET
Fiat Chrysler has resumed exports from Brazil to Mexico after a more than three-year hiatus due to weak Brazilian demand and a more favorable...... Read More »

BMW's Krueger must strengthen core products and improve in some niches

Dec. 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Harald Krueger, the 49-year-old tapped last week to become BMW's next CEO, has some work ahead to maintain the German automaker's competitive edge.... Read More »

Bentley raises car sales target to 20,000, report says

Dec. 15, 2014 10:12 CET
Bentley is targeting 20,000 annual deliveries by 2020, double its 2013 sales, boosted by new models such as its first SUV, a report said.... Read More »

Volvo will launch online car sales, skip some major auto shows

Dec. 15, 2014 08:39 CET
Volvo will start selling vehicles online as it rolls out new models.... Read More »

Smart says China will be its top market

Dec. 15, 2014 08:29 CET
China could overtake Germany and Italy to become the biggest market for Smart in a few years, Smart CEO Annette Winkler said.... Read More »

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VW says Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers the 'best of both worlds'

Dec. 15, 2014 06:30 CET
Volkswagen says its Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers eco-friendly buyers the “best of both worlds” -- a compact hatchback that can be...... Read More »

BMW i3's Berlin test exposes lack of EV charging infrastructure

Dec. 13, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW's i3 is still rare enough to turn heads in Berlin, one of four cities chosen by the German government to promote electric cars, but finding a...... Read More »

Renault-Nissan shuffles purchasing team

Dec. 12, 2014 21:04 CET
Renault-Nissan has shuffled its executive purchasing team, promoting Yasuhiro Yamauchi to head the two companies' joint purchasing operation.... Read More »

Audi Q7 slims down for 2015

Dec. 12, 2014 19:48 CET
Audi is shrinking the Q7 SUV by reducing its size slightly and constructing the body with a mixture of high-strength steel and aluminum.... Read More »

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Canadian dealer buries a Jeep, hires an ambassador and puts on the Ritz

Canadian dealer buries a Jeep, hires an ambassador and puts on the Ritz

At Bay King Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Hamilton, Ontario, 5th-generation dealer Jamie Richter, acting on his dad's advice, has taken luxury-hotel touches and applied them to his newly built showroom. Mon., December 15
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