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Daimler adopts Silicon Valley tactics to counter new rivals

7:14 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

Daimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower staff and fend off new rivals such as electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors.... Read More »

Auto advertising not making big impression during first week of Olympics, index says

1:16 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2016

Four automotive brands are among the top 10 advertising spenders for the 2016 Olympics, yet none managed to make a significant impact in U.S. consumer perception compared with all other brands during the first week of the games, YouGov BrandIndex reported Wednesday.... Read More »

Mercedes, BMW hit as Korea widens emissions probe after VW scandal

Aug. 18, 2016 11:39 CET

South Korea expanded an investigation into the fabrication of emissions and noise-level test results to 23 foreign automakers, including Mercedes and BMW, after fining VW Group $16 million for violations.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Financial repeats atop Power's dealer financing satisfaction study

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

Dealers ranked Mercedes-Benz Financial Services tops in lender services satisfaction for the second straight year, data from J.D. Power latest U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study show.... Read More »

Audi, China's luxury leader, continues to lose market share to BMW, Mercedes

Aug. 16, 2016 10:39 CET

Audi, the largest luxury brand in China, is losing market share to its two German rivals, BMW and Mercedes.... Read More »

Elvis has left this car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

In terms of classic car provenance, it just doesn't get much better: one of the most beautiful cars ever produced, one of just 254 ever built, driven by a famous racer and sold not just to a king but The King.... Read More »

Reining in the robots

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Automakers are trying to find the right balance of human and robot workers.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz gives luxury coupe a spin ahead of California show

12:50 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz released a sneak preview of a new ultra-luxury Maybach coupe in a sign that Daimler is continuing its push upmarket to turn up the heat on BMW, which owns the Rolls-Royce brand.... Read More »

Mercedes on pace to win 2016 global sales crown from BMW

6:41 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz sales through July rose at more than twice the pace of arch-rival BMW's, keeping it on course to reclaim the global luxury vehicle lead this year thanks to a sportier lineup and a new crop of SUVs.... Read More »

Mercedes outpaces BMW, Audi in July to keep luxury sales lead

Aug. 11, 2016 11:25 CET

Mercedes brand kept its lead among luxury automakers last month after vehicle sales increased at a faster pace than its close German rivals, thanks to strong demand in China.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Unifor: Invest or we may strike

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Unifor stands firm on Detroit 3 factory investments; BMW pokes fun at Tesla in ad campaign; Volkswagen Group fined in Italy; Trump on trade issues.... Read More »

BMW takes on Tesla in new ads

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

BMW is taking direct aim at Tesla in new ads for its 330e electric plug-in hybrid. Two new TV spots don't mention Tesla by name. But the implications are clear that BMW is taking a jab at the startup electric car maker and the fact that the much-hyped Tesla Model 3 won't be available for a long while.... Read More »

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Audi, Daimler, Volvo re-think automation

Aug. 7, 2016 06:01 CET

Automakers are testing production methods that would see flexible robots working alongside humans on the assembly line. However, future "smart" factories will still need humans on the shop floor because their problem solving capability can better deal with the complexity of individualization options.... Read More »

Germany's new electric car discount scheme draws nearly 2,000 applicants

Aug. 5, 2016 09:21 CET

Nearly 2,000 people in Germany have applied for the government's electric car discount scheme, introduced on July 1, and a third of them are buyers of BMW models.... Read More »

Mercedes said to plan electric-car subbrand to challenge BMW, Tesla

Aug. 5, 2016 08:58 CET

Mercedes will create a subbrand for its own distinct line of electric vehicles, Bloomberg reported. The automaker plans to add two electric SUVs and two sedans, sources said.... Read More »

BMW's captive for Americas poised for CEO change

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2016

BMW Group Financial Services for the Americas will be headed by BMW executive Ian Smith starting in 2017. The captive's current chief, Ed Robinson, 61, will retire as CEO at year end, a source says.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Suitor for FCA's Magneti Marelli?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2016

Samsung reportedly in talks for FCA's Magneti Marelli; EPA clears BMW diesels; Prius plug-in delay; Profits dip at Subaru parent; Fuel prices still factor for buyers, study finds.... Read More »

MERCEDES: Record July helps pad lead over BMW, Lexus

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Mercedes-Benz posted record July U.S. sales, pulling further ahead of BMW and Lexus in the luxury-auto sales race.... Read More »

2017 BMW diesel vehicles approved by EPA

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it has approved the sale of new 2017 model year BMW AG diesel vehicles in the United States after a thorough review.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Taxes weigh down Honda net profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Taxes weigh down Honda net profit, BMW profit climbs; S. Korea fines VW $16M, suspends sales; Study cites poor governance at Mitsu; Jeep hackers return; How Pacifica shed the pounds.... Read More »

BMW pledges to stay atop luxury market as sales lag Mercedes

7:09 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

BMW pledged to remain the world’s leading luxury-vehicle maker after being usurped by Mercedes-Benz in the first half, highlighting the importance of new models such as the revamped BMW 5 series coming in 2017.... Read More »

BMW CEO says it's too early to draw up Brexit plans, no impact so far

Aug. 2, 2016 11:52 CET

BMW CEO Harald Krueger said it was too early to consider a plan B after the UK voted to quit the EU. He said the company had not noticed a significant change in car sales.... Read More »

BMW second-quarter profit rises nearly 8%

Aug. 2, 2016 08:42 CET

BMW's second-quarter profit climbed nearly 8 percent as the automaker kept a tight hold on costs to offset a reliance on less-expensive vehicles. BMW's car division profit margin remained above 8 percent for the 25th quarter in a row.... Read More »

Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward

Aug. 1, 2016 15:40 CET

Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former design chief, Anders Warming, as its head of design. Warming was Mini's styling boss for the past six years. He gets a management board post at Borgward.... Read More »

Dana reimagines seals for the fuel cell era

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Dana has joined a research consortium that aims to develop a cheaper fuel cell. The consortium, dubbed Project Inspire, has given itself three years to do so.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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