Daimler

VW rejects Trump envoy's take on Iran pullout

Sept. 20, 2018 08:24 CET
VW rejected a report suggesting it had decided against doing business in Iran after coming under pressure from Donald Trump's ambassador to Germany, saying its position had not changed.

VW, BMW, Daimler face EU probe over collusion on emissions tech

Sept. 18, 2018 11:37 CET
The EU has opened a formal investigation into whether BMW, Daimler and VW Group colluded to avoid competition in the development of emissions technology, including allegedly limiting the rollout of systems to reduce NOx and particulate pollution.

MBUX tech helps Mercedes turn A class into 'gateway' vehicle

11:20 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2018
The Mercedes-Benz A-class compact sedan, expected to arrive in U.S. showrooms early next year, is the brand's new "gateway" vehicle -- designed to draw the next generation of customers.

After Florence, retailers assess flood and wind damage; Mercedes, Volvo resume operations

2:29 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2018
Dealerships in North Carolina have been reporting wind damage and flooding at their stores after Florence, now a tropical depression, blew through over the weekend. Mercedes-Benz and Volvo resumed operations at their South Carolina plants.

Mercedes' GLE gains space. Can it gain ground?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2018
The redesigned crossover boasts a bigger interior with a third-row option, a range of engines and a suite of semi-autonomous technologies.

Diamler concept does double duty

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2018
Daimler is developing an autonomous electric vehicle that can switch between being a people carrier and a delivery van, as the automaker seeks an edge over rivals such as Alphabet's Waymo and Deutsche Post in shaping the future of mobility.

2018 PARIS AUTO SHOW

DS 3 Crossback will give PSA's upscale brand an electric boost

Sept. 13, 2018 16:55 CET
PSA's upscale brand, DS Automobiles, hopes the DS 3 Crossback will continue an upturn in the brand's fortunes. The SUV will offer electric, gasoline and diesel powertrains.

Daimler buys stake in VW's Heycar used-car platform

Sept. 13, 2018 11:59 CET
Daimler will buy a 20 percent stake in Heycar, a used-car portal launched last year by rival VW Group.

VIDEO: First Shift: Dealers brace for Hurricane Florence

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2018
Dealers brace for Hurricane Florence; M-B reveals '20 GLE; U.S. to probe Jeep-like Mahindra; NIO goes low on IPO; Car parts, printed by HP; Racing mogul Donald Panoz dies at 83.

Mercedes pads roomier '20 GLE with range of engines, semi-autonomous tech

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2018
The redesigned, 2020 Mercedes GLE midsize luxury crossover features a longer wheelbase, roomier interior, a range of engines, a high-tech all-wheel drive system and suite of semi-autonomous technologies.

Daimler plans two-for-one autonomous van for city transport

Sept. 10, 2018 16:04 CET
Daimler is developing an autonomous electric vehicle that can switch between a people carrier and a delivery van, as the automaker seeks an edge over rivals in shaping future mobility needs.

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford: Won't build Focus Active in U.S., despite Trump tweet

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2018
Ford: Won't build Focus Active in U.S., despite Trump tweet; Volvo delays IPO, Aston proceeds; Subaru Ascent ads; Mercedes GLE tease; M-B's slow EV rollout.

BMW nipping at Mercedes-Benz's heels

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2018
In August, BMW pulled within 58 units of #1 Mercedes-Benz in year-long sales figures, tightening the U.S. luxury car sales race.

Mercedes worries about warranty costs for new EQC electric crossover

Sept. 7, 2018 06:01 CET
Mercedes' main concern is monitoring the expensive lithium ion battery in its new EQC electric crossover, rather than ramping up assembly in plants in Germany and China.

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford recalls 2M F-150s over seat belt fire issue

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2018
Ford recalls 2M F-150s over seat belt fire issue; Luxury cars have a new rival: Premium pickups; Uber gets new safety tech, and a partner in Japan; Driver sues Tesla over crash.

Tesla bond hits record low, stock slips as investor worry deepens

4:42 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2018
Tesla's stock and bond prices dropped after CEO Elon Musk renewed an attack on a British caver whom he previously insulted and a day after Mercedes unveiled more EV competition for Tesla.

Mercedes sells 20,000 Sprinter vans to Amazon

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2018
Daimler is emerging as a beneficiary of Amazon's booming package-delivery needs, with the e-commerce giant ordering 20,000 of the German automaker’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans.

Daimler's Zetsche more cautious on EV forecast

Sept. 5, 2018 10:06 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has dialed back from earlier forecasts for EV sales at the unveiling of the Mercedes EQC SUV, the first model from the company's electric EQ subbrand. Zetsche initially predicted that demand for electric cars would account for up to 25 percent of Daimler's vehicle sales by 2025.

Mercedes EQC takes aim at Tesla's premium EV dominance

Sept. 4, 2018 15:16 CET
Mercedes hopes to lure Tesla customers with its EQC, the first model from its new EQ family of full-electric cars.

U.S. luxury sales fell 3.6% in August; Lexus tops monthly volume

5:57 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2018
While August temperatures were sweltering, luxury vehicle sales were tepid. Mercedes-Benz's lead over BMW fell to 58 vehicles for the year to date.

Mercedes launches first EV volley with EQC

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2018
Mercedes-Benz is firing the opening shots in what will surely be a bloody battle to dominate the next generation of powertrain technology.

Mercedes EQC opens German assault on Tesla

Sept. 3, 2018 15:36 CET
Mercedes is set to unveil its EQC electric SUV, marking the start of an onslaught by German automakers against Tesla's dominance of the fast-growing market for premium EVs.

Daimler chooses NavInfo as navigation mapping service for China

Aug. 31, 2018 11:25 CET
Daimler has chosen NavInfo as its exclusive mapping provider for navigation services in China.

AUTOMOTIVE MARKETING

Mercedes, Porsche ramp up soft-sell brand builders

9:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2018
People don't like being sold to. The auto industry is catching on. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are gearing up soft-sell approaches to offset the hard-sell tactics associated with dealerships.

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota, Uber team up to play catch-up on AVs

8:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2018
Toyota, Uber team up to play catch-up on AVs; Future of car ownership; Double legal victory for Tesla; An electrifying tease from Mercedes; Big bucks for a banged-up Porsche.

 
Rising Star starts new adventure

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2018

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Former Mazda Europe executive and 2017 Rising Star Christian Ohm is starting a new adventure this month. ...
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Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

Nick Gibbs
4:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2018

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As Aston Martin plans its London IPO, CEO Andy Palmer believes the company will be more profitable t ...
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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Douglas A. Bolduc
3:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7 2018

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Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars. ...
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Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel auto show, according to an invitation s ...
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Moving out of Sergio's shadow

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Mike Manley took the helm at Fiat Chrysler just four days before the death of former CEO Sergio Marc ...
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ZF invests in future engineers with a U.S. robot competition

Richard Truett
1:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28 2018

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Facing a shortage of engineers, ZF Group and other auto companies are taking a long view and are ram ...
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Why domestic automakers will not dominate China's luxury EV market

Yang Jian
7:26 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24 2018

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Beijing realizes that young domestic automakers can never beat global giants with traditional combus ...
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W. European sales rise 27% ahead of WLTP changeover
Western European car sales surged 27 percent in August as automakers discounted heavily to clear sto ...
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UK sales increase 23% on WLTP
UK registrations jumped by 23 percent in August as automakers reduced vehicle stocks ahead of the ne ...
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Italy sales rise 10% on smooth WLTP changeover
Contrary to what happened in France, Spain, Germany and the UK, Italian registrations did not rise d ...
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German sales rise 25% ahead of WLTP
German registrations increased 25 percent last month as VW and other brands flooded the market to re ...
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Spanish car sales soar 49% in WLTP stock clear-out
Registrations in Spain jumped 49 percent in August as automakers rushed to clear out vehicle stocks ...
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French sales leap 40% on new WLTP test
Registrations in France increased by 40 percent in August, with gains largely due to the effects of ...
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Western European sales jump 9% ahead of WLTP tests
Automakers pushing to sell cars before WLTP vehicle-testing rules come into effect helped to boost w ...
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Skoda, BMW among winners as Russia sales rise 11%
New-car sales in Russia rose 11 percent in July, buoyed by strong consumer confidence ahead of a pla ...
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Europe's first-half sales surged on strong SUV demand
Jeep, Seat, Dacia and VW outperformed all other brands sold in Europe in the first half, as overall ...
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BMW sees 5%-10% sales growth in China despite tariffs
BMW expects its China sales to rise between 5 percent and 10 percent this year, despite the introduc ...
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Europe's crossover craze drives market gains
SUVs and crossovers accounted for one-third of European sales through June for the first time. Their ...
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Peugeot, Toyota commit to midsize sector despite slump
Peugeot and Toyota are the latest automakers to commit to Europe's volume midsize segment despite cu ...
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European electric-car sales growth slowed in first half
Sales growth of electric cars slowed across the EU's major markets during the first half because of ...
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CNG car sales set to rise on tougher emissions rules
European demand for cars powered by compressed natural gas has shown signs of life after a half-deca ...
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Europe's small SUV sales projected to 'grow like crazy'
European sales of small SUVs are poised to surge beyond the segment's typically strong growth, as ne ...
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
Europe's premium automakers are diversifying drivetrain and body style choices in the core midsize s ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Hyundai Motor promotes heir apparent Chung Euisun as succession looms
Euisun Chung moves a step closer to succeeding his 80-year-old father, Chung Mong-koo, who has presi ...
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Adient names DelGrosso CEO, succeeding interim chief Fritz Henderson
Seating supplier Adient named turnaround veteran Douglas DelGrosso as its next CEO, replacing former GM chief Fritz Henderson. ...
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FAW names ex-Rolls-Royce design chief to help revive luxury China marque
China FAW has recruited Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce's former design chief, in an effort to revive ts H ...
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Aston Martin names Penny Hughes chairman ahead of London listing
Aston Martin is moving ahead with a plan to list shares in London, naming Penny Hughes as chairman i ...
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Musk elevates Tesla's little-known fixer to steer past drama
In Jerome Guillen, Elon Musk has promoted a skilled multitasker who's proven able to operate at the ...
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Tesla accounting chief, HR head resign
Tesla's top accountant gave notice he's resigning one month into the job, citing the level of scruti ...
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VW Group names finance exec as new sales chief
VW Group appointed Christian Dahlheim as its new head of group sales. Dalheim replaces Fred Kappler, ...
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FAW names ex-Rolls-Royce design chief to help revive luxury China marque
China FAW has recruited Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce's former design chief, in an effort to revive ts H ...
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Former Land Rover designer Phil Simmons joins Great Wall
Great Wall appointed former Land Rover stylist Phil Simmons as design director for the Haval brand. ...
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Lotus names former Bentley, JLR exec as product strategy chief
Lotus, the UK sports-car maker that is set for a $1. ...
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Peugeot touts Rifter's space and tech features
Peugeot has designed the new Rifter, the passenger variant of the automaker's small cargo van, to ap ...
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Seat counts on Tarraco to retain rich customers
Seat expects its new Tarraco flagship SUV to further boost the company's profitability by retaining ...
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Audi packs e-tron EV with interconnected features
The Audi e-tron will offer a 95-kilowatt-hour battery, full-time all-wheel drive and a host of inter ...
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Mercedes gives new GLE semi-autonomous tech
The Mercedes GLE gets semi-autonomous technologies and all-new engines including a plug-in hybrid. ...
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Renault's revived Alpine races to keep pace with demand
Since Renault launched the Alpine A110, the new brand has taken 5,000 reservations, resulting in a 1 ...
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BMW returns to roadster market with Z4
BMW is returning into the roadster market with the revival of the Z4 -- a car whose predecessor help ...
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Peugeot aims sleek 508 at SUV buyers
Peugeot has transformed the 508 midsize sedan into a hatchback to add versatility and attract SUV an ...
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Jaguar showcases I-Pace's SUV skills
The Jaguar I-Pace's versatility shows it is much at home tackling tough terrain as it is blazing aro ...
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Audi adds connectivity features to bigger Q3
Audi has made its Q3 bigger and added more tech and connectivity equipment for the compact SUV's sec ...
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Porsche gives updated Macan improved handling
Porsche has updated its Macan crossover with a fresher design, improved handling, as well as more co ...
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