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.
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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.
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.