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VW says production will resume after deal agreed with suppliers

Aug. 23, 2016 09:08 CET

VW said the two suppliers with which it has been at loggerheads over a contract dispute had agreed to start delivering parts again and that plants hit by production stoppages would gradually resume output.
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VW, U.S. states to hold settlement talks over excess emissions
Aug. 23, 2016 20:13 CET

VW has agreed to hold settlement talks with several U.S. states that sued the automaker over environmental law violations. ...
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Bosch calls VW owners' diesel-cheating claims in U.S. 'wild and unfounded'
Aug. 23, 2016 11:24 CET

Bosch rejected as "wild and unfounded" car owners' claims in the U.S. that 38 of its employees conspired with VW Group to develop technology that enabled diesel vehicles ...
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Ssangyong considers U.S., China as Brexit hits UK sales
Aug. 23, 2016 12:52 CET

Ssangyong will look to markets such as the U.S. and China to make up for an expected decline in shipments to the UK following the Brexit referendum. ...
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Delphi, Mobileye to partner on autonomous driving system
Aug. 23, 2016 17:20 CET

Delphi and Mobileye have partnered to produce systems for autonomous vehicles that could be put into production as soon as 2019. ...
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PSA-Dongfeng's China sales plunge 17% through July
Aug. 23, 2016 11:59 CET

Sales of Peugeot and Citroen vehicles built by PSA Group's China joint venture, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Co., slumped 17 percent in the first seven months, a r ...
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Daimler fights $45M compensation claim from supplier in VW dispute
Aug. 22, 2016 16:19 CET

Daimler is fighting a $45 million compensation claim from the supplier Prevent Group, which is also seeking damages from Volkswagen Group. ...
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Mercedes says China H2 sales may slow as new E-class output is raised
Aug. 22, 2016 15:35 CET

Mercedes says sales in China may slow in the second half of 2016 while the company ramps up production of its new E-class long-wheelbase model. The automaker's China chie ...
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Aston Martin launches Vanquish Zagato Volante roadster
Aug. 20, 2016 12:36 CET

Aston Martin will build only 99 units of the Vanquish Zagato Volante convertible, a sister car to the Vanquish Zagato coupe that debuted earlier this year. ...
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Opel cuts working hours at two German plants following Brexit vote
Aug. 19, 2016 11:54 CET

Opel is cutting working hours at two German plants due to lower demand for its Corsa and Insignia models after the UK's vote to leave the EU. The UK is the biggest marke ...
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Lamborghini's $2.3 million Centenario Roadster sold out before debut
Aug. 19, 2016 19:30 CET

Lamborghini's $2.3 million Centenario Roadster is so exclusive that it sold out before its debut at Monterey Car Week. ...
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Ford to extend GT production two more years
Aug. 19, 2016 17:16 CET

Ford is extending production of its GT supercar for two more years. The initial run included 500 GTs, for which the automaker said it received 6,506 applications. The car ...
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VW gets German approval for another 140,000 diesel-car fixes in Europe
Aug. 19, 2016 11:13 CET

Volkswagen has received approval by Germany's motor vehicle authority for technical fixes on another 140,000 2.0-liter diesel cars with illegal emissions control software ...
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VW eyes transportation deals to boost self-driving car plans
Aug. 19, 2016 15:44 CET

Volkswagen Group is planning further acquisitions in the market for new transportation technologies and services, said Johann Jungwirth, the automaker's digital chief and ...
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German supplier Mahle expands U.S. powertrain r&d
Aug. 19, 2016 21:47 CET

Mahle Industries, the North American subsidiary of Germany-based Mahle GmbH, is moving its powertrain division within suburban Detroit as part of a $16 million expansion. ...
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BAIC to tap old Mercedes platform to develop vehicles, report says
Aug. 19, 2016 14:20 CET

China's BAIC Motor won approval from partner Daimler to develop vehicles using an old Mercedes E-class platform, according to a media report, which said the first vehicle ...
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Bosch had key role in VW emissions fraud, lawyers claim
Aug. 18, 2016 08:55 CET | UPDATED: Aug. 18 12:15 CET - adds links, details

Bosch began playing a key role in developing Volkswagen's emission-cheating technology as early as the late 1990s, lawyers for VW owners said in a U.S. court filing that ...
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Mercedes unveils Maybach concept that harks back to classic aero coupes
Aug. 18, 2016 20:42 CET

Mercedes revealed a Maybach concept that is heavily influenced by the “aero coupes” of yesteryear but with a modern electric engine and high-tech interior. ...
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Cadillac debuts Escala concept, a preview of new design direction
Aug. 19, 2016 04:45 CET

Cadillac used the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to debut a concept that might reach production. ...
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Volvo, Uber form autonomous-vehicle partnership
Aug. 18, 2016 12:51 CET | UPDATED: Aug. 18 17:50 CET - adds details, links

Volvo and Uber have formed a $300 million partnership that could put a fleet of self-driving XC90s on the road. The first of 100 XC90s have already been delivered to Uber ...
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Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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