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Takata bankruptcy days away, report says; No hurry on NAFTA talks; EU fines lighting suppliers; Relief for truck-strapped Mercedes dealers; Musk, Barra make Top 100 CEOs list.
Volvo has analyzed 40,000 car accidents since the 1970s, underscoring how Volvo and other automakers gather voluminous data to make future vehicles safer.
GM charges up turbo lineup; FCA dealers told to stockpile Grand Caravans; U.S. to get Benz A class; Porsche hat trick at Le Mans; Turning accidents into crash course in safety.
Mercedes has confirmed to dealers that it will introduce the A-class sedan in the U.S. in 2018. It will become the brand's new entry-level model slotting below the CLA.
Mercedes leaders say the increase could move the brand closer to a 50-50 sales mix of cars and light trucks for the year, and get inventory more in line with consumer demand.
European automakers have put their money on diesels to meet regulations there. Thanks to fahrverbote, they could be in trouble.
BMW's strategy in the upper-luxury segment will be led by its newly previewed 8-series coupe and the X7 crossover.
Maybach flopped as a stand-alone brand, but Mercedes-Maybach models are doing well as limited-edition derivatives.
Toyota defended its title as the world's most valuable car brand in a new ranking, holding off BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Tesla, meanwhile, made the biggest improvement, rising two spots to No. 8.
Instead of an enviable head start, Mercedes is just part of the pack in the race to roll out self-driving cars. That's a thorn in the side for Dieter Zetsche.
U.S. sales of luxury light vehicles grew 0.5 percent in May even as the top three players in the segment posted declines. Mercedes widened its lead over chief rival BMW.
President Donald Trump has been making a lot of noise criticizing Germany and German auto manufacturers for all the cars they sell in the U.S. He is wrong.
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