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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car owners. Here's how.

Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives.

Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10

Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest and most competitive segment after its predecessor slipped to a disappointing No. 18.

Volvo makes new XC60 bigger, smarter, safer

Volvo is counting on its bigger, safer, more technologically advanced XC60 to match or exceed the success of its predecessor, which is the brand's global best-seller as well as Europe's No. 1 premium midsize SUV.

New Volvo XC60 is bigger, smarter, safer and arrives in Canada in late 2017

Volvo is counting on its more technologically advanced XC60 to match or exceed the success of its predecessor, which is the brand's global best-seller. Orders can be placed in Canada in mid-June.

XC60 forced Volvo designer to 'break free'

Volvo design boss Thomas Ingenlath knew when creating a successor for the XC60 he needed to preserve the features that made the car a success while still pushing hard to achieve more.

XC60 forced Volvo designer to 'break free'

Volvo design boss Thomas Ingenlath knew when creating a successor for the XC60 he needed to preserve the features that made the car a success while still pushing hard to achieve more.

Volvo's new XC60 adds 3 driver-assistance features

The redesigned Volvo XC60 will debut this week at the Geneva auto show with three new advanced driver assistance features that provide automatic steering assistance or support - when needed - to help avoid collisions.

Volvo's new XC60 pushes it closer to 2 key goals

Volvo will use the new XC60 to move closer to two of its midterm goals: having a fully autonomous car on the road in 2021 and making sure no one is killed or seriously injured in one of its new vehicles by 2020.

Can Continental score big with 48-volt hybrids?

Continental's previous hybrid solutions failed to win over automakers because they were too "exotic," the supplier's powertrain boss, Jose Avila, said.

Nissan gives Micra a diesel to better battle VW Polo, Ford Fiesta

Despite falling demand for diesels, Nissan decided to offer the powertrain in its new Micra in Europe. Nissan's head of planning, Philippe Klein, explained why in an interview with Automotive News Europe.

48-volt hybrids challenge Europe's diesels

Schaeffler's technology chief believes diesel's grip on the European market will give way to new combustion powertrain advances.

The Volvo numbers that stood out

Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5.55 billion in liquidity and a net cash position of $2.13 billion.

The Volvo numbers that stood out

Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5.55 billion in liquidity and a net cash position of $2.13 billion.

Volvo CEO predicts 4th straight year of record sales

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson expects the automaker to build on recent success and set a new all-time sales record for a fourth consecutive year in 2017.

Schaeffler sees 48-volt mild hybrids displacing diesels as fuel-saving choice

Schaeffler and Continental have created a 48-volt hybrid prototype that can greatly reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in compact cars.

Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by batteries and that can drive themselves.

Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by batteries and that can drive themselves.

Volvo Chairman Li outlines simple formula for success

Li Shufu, whose holding group owns the the Geely and Lynk & CO brands along with Volvo, says it will be difficult for Chinese brands to succeed in Europe.

Fast-rising Green to lead Volvo r&d

Volvo has named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years.

Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. Confused? So was I until I strapped a $5,000 computer on my head and entered into the world of augmented reality (AR).

Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. Confused? So was I until I strapped a $5,000 computer on my head and entered into the world of augmented reality (AR).

Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d

Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years. Green replaces Peter Mertens, who is moving to Audi to head technical development at the VW Group luxury brand.

Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer

Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley executive from McDonald's, where he built the fast food giant's digital unit from scratch. Rafiq, who starts Jan.

Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it comes to autonomous driving patents.

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