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Daimler sales, HR expert is new Smart boss

June 22, 2018 14:38 CET
Daimler executive Karen Adt will become the head of the Smart brand, succeeding Annette Winkler.

Germany's glitziest car awards canceled over diesel

June 22, 2018 14:57 CET
Germany's most prestigious automaker awards will go to no one this year as manufacturers reel from the latest turns in a diesel-emissions scandal plaguing the industry.

Daimler cuts 2018 profit outlook as tariffs strike U.S.-made SUVs

5:59 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
Daimler said profit would fall in 2018 as new import tariffs on light vehicles exported from the United States to China would hurt sales of high-margin Mercedes-Benz SUVs.

German automakers willing to drop all tariffs with U.S., report says

12:08 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
German automakers would abandon car tariffs between the EU and the United States in exchange for President Trump dropping a 25 percent tax threat on European auto imports, according to a report.

Young at heart? Mercedes cultivates its aging work force

7:48 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Too slow, inflexible, forgetful, always off sick -- those are some attitudes about older workers that Mercedes-Benz is trying to dispel.

VW could face further fines from German authorities

June 15, 2018 10:37 CET
Munich prosecutors are examining whether to impose fines on VW's Audi division for its role in manipulating V-6 and V-8 diesel engines.

Ford says fuel cell venture with Daimler will close

3:56 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2018
Ford and Daimler are winding down a joint venture to develop fuel cell technology, Ford says, as the companies plan to take their fuel cell technology development in-house.

German automakers caught in the middle of looming tariff threats

June 11, 2018 16:21 CET
BMW and Mercedes face a double whammy of trade risks in an intensifying spat between the EU and the U.S.

Germany orders Daimler to recall 774,000 diesels in Europe

3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Daimler was ordered to recall 774,000 vehicles in Europe after two meetings with Germany's top regulator failed to allay concerns about irregularities in the Mercedes-Benz maker's diesel emissions. The government cited "prohibited shutoff devices" for the recall.

Mercedes-Benz previews a Tesla fighter, the EQA

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Mercedes-Benz released a video of its its Tesla Model 3 competitor that signals the EQA hatchback, like the concept, will feature blue LED stripes along the side and back, and an LED nose panel.

Daimler ordered to recall 774,000 diesels in Europe

June 11, 2018 19:37 CET
Daimler was ordered to recall 774,000 vehicles in Europe after two meetings with Germany's top regulator failed to allay concerns about irregularities in the Mercedes maker's diesel emissions.

Mercedes throws down the gauntlet with subscription program

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Mercedes joins the subscription craze with a bang -- undercutting the luxury competition on price.

Horizon watch: Aguascalientes, Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
With the Trump administration putting the heat on automakers relying on Mexican assembly plants, the Nissan and Daimler joint-venture auto factory in Aguascalientes, Mexico has had a low profile for the past year.

German regulator found 5 defeat devices in Daimler diesels, paper says

June 10, 2018 11:28 CET
Germany's road vehicle authority suspects emissions control devices are being used in the bulk of Mercedes owner Daimler's new Euro 6 diesel car fleet, encompassing 1 million vehicles, a newspaper said.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Honda, GM to help each other green up

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2018
Honda, GM to help each other green up; BorgWarner names Lissalde CEO, Verrier to retire; Daimler electric big rig; NTSB: Tesla Model X sped up before crash.

2018 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

EV-only decision is right for Smart despite possible lost sales, CEO says

June 6, 2018 14:27 CET
Smart chief Annette Winkler defended a decision to phase out the brand's combustion-engine models, even though she expects the marque will lose sales initially during the transition to an all-electric brand.

Daimler Trucks CEO says possible listing is up to shareholders

6:12 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2018
Daimler AG could split its truck unit and passenger-car business into separate companies, but it's not a necessity and won't happen unless stockholders want it to.

Mercedes USA launches subscription service

11:43 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Mercedes-Benz launched its vehicle subscription service on Tuesday, taking on Porsche, BMW and Cadillac with a lower monthly price.

Daimler, BYD to recapitalize China EV partnership

June 5, 2018 16:14 CET
Daimler and its China partner BYD will each invest 400 million yuan ($62.5 million) to help speed a turnaround at their unprofitable EV joint venture.

Daimler says EVs on target after report of launch delays

June 5, 2018 11:46 CET
Daimler said planned launches of electrified vehicles were on schedule following a report that they were facing delays because of battery shortages and other technical problems.

TALK FROM THE TOP

MERCEDES-BENZ USA'S DIETMAR EXLER: Prepping for the A class

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler is excited about the A-class sedan coming this year. The new entry-level model is said to bristle with technology, including a new multimedia system, and is targeted at millennial buyers.

Daimler threatened with $4.4B fine over emissions, report says

June 1, 2018 16:31 CET
German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer has threatened to fine Daimler 3.75 billion euros ($4.4 billion) over alleged diesel-emissions cheating, Spiegel magazine reported.

LUXURY: Alfa Romeo gains turf

4:47 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to take a bigger bite out of the U.S. luxury market by filling up its Alfa Romeo brand's model lineup.

BMW, Daimler struggle as Europe's emissions plans at risk of coming undone

June 1, 2018 11:03 CET
European plans to tackle vehicle emissions that cause climate change are at risk of coming undone, sending automakers such as Daimler and BMW back to the drawing board to avoid potential fines.

Daimler invests in Uber's European rival Taxify

May 30, 2018 11:42 CET
Taxify is set to step up its fight against global rival Uber after raising $175 million in funding from a group led by Daimler.

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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