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The Brexit bottleneck: How freight could get stuck at the border

May 21, 2018 10:01 CET

Zeebrugge port calls itself the world's biggest hub for shipments of new cars. The threat of delays for freight shipped to and from Britain from the port highlights the economic risks of Brexit.
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Aston Martin gears up for more growth ahead of possible flotation
May 21, 2018 16:19 CET

Aston Martin remained in the black in the first quarter, although pretax profit fell due to a weaker dollar and investment on a series of model launches. ...

 

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At $78,000, Tesla moves mass-market Model 3 beyond masses
May 21, 2018 08:31 CET

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled specifications for a faster and more powerful version of the Model 3 in tweets over the weekend. It will cost $78,000, more than double the $ ...

 

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Intel Mobileye car ignores red light in self-driving test
May 21, 2018 21:49 CET

Mobileye, the Intel-owned maker of driver-assistance systems, has joined the race to create a fully driverless car. But there have been speed bumps. ...

 

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Fiat Chrysler said to plan huge production shift in Italy
May 18, 2018 13:36 CET

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is preparing to unveil a sweeping transformation of production in Italy that will see the automaker stop building the Fiat Punto and Alfa Romeo ...

 

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Canadian businessman Latifi buys into McLaren
May 21, 2018 16:02 CET

Canadian businessman Michael Latifi has bought a stake of about 10 percent in the McLaren Group that includes a Formula One team and a supercar business ...

 

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Tesla Model 3 braking, controls draw rebuke in Consumer Reports tests
May 21, 2018 19:04 CET

Consumer Reports won't recommend Tesla's compact Model 3 because of the electric car's long stopping distances and difficult-to-use controls. ...

 

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Fiat Chrysler emails suggest alleged diesel emissions violations surfaced in 2010
May 19, 2018 06:01 CET

Suppliers to Fiat Chrysler discussed alleged illegal use of software to pass emissions tests in 2010, according to emails disclosed in federal court in San Francisco. ...

 

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Toyota plans to roll into China's EV market in GAC vehicle
May 21, 2018 18:39 CET

Toyota is taking an unprecedented route to meet China's stringent green car quotas: Its showrooms will sell an EV without the Japanese company's triple-oval logo and inst ...

 

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Nissan seeks better terms in Renault merger talks
May 19, 2018 06:01 CET

As Nissan and Renault discuss ways -- including a possible merger -- to strengthen their ties, Nissan is resisting a combination unless the company gains more clout in ke ...

 

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German cities free to ban older diesel cars immediately
May 19, 2018 10:52 CET

German cities are entitled to ban older diesel vehicles from streets with immediate effect to bring air pollution levels in line with EU rules, Germany's top administrati ...

 

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BMW expands UK vehicle recall to 390,000 cars
May 19, 2018 11:09 CET

BMW is expanding a recall of vehicles in Britain by 88,000 cars to a total of 390,000. The move comes in the wake of a BBC investigation that found some vehicles could cu ...

 

Mahle targets U.S. aftermarket
May 21, 2018 06:01 CET

The German powertrain supplier Mahle is putting more emphasis on selling its parts in the United States aftermarket with a rebranding strategy and a new name: Mahle Perfo ...

 

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Mercedes will build compact EV at Smart factory in France
May 18, 2018 14:13 CET | UPDATED: May 18 17:15 CET - adds details, comment

Daimler will invest $589 million into its plant in France to start producing a compact electric car for Mercedes. The new car, which will be part of Mercedes' EQ electric ...

 

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Porsche to recall diesel SUVs over manipulated engines
May 18, 2018 14:50 CET

Porsche will recall almost 60,000 Cayenne and Macan diesel SUVs in Europe to fix manipulated engines after Germany's auto industry regulator, the KBA, found software func ...

 

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
Volvo CEO says now is the time for brand to 'perform'
May 18, 2018 06:01 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson expects the Swedish brand to capitalize on what he calls the strongest product lineup in the company's history. He outlined his ambitious targe ...

 

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VW Group's April sales up 10% on Europe, China gains
May 18, 2018 14:06 CET

VW Group said its global vehicle registrations rose 10 percent last month on strong demand in all its major markets, including western Europe and China. ...

 

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PSA plots lower-cost course for U.S. return
May 18, 2018 06:01 CET

PSA is considering a tech-centric, digital shopper-focused approach to selling cars as it plots its comeback in the U.S. ...

 

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Infineon to invest $1.9 billion in Austrian chip plant
May 19, 2018 11:19 CET

Infineon will spend 1.6 billion euros ($1.9 billion) over six years to build a new factory in Austria, in a bet on rising demand for semiconductors that go in everything ...

 

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BMW bets on iNext in sales race with Mercedes
May 17, 2018 14:56 CET

BMW offered a glimpse of its futuristic self-driving iNext car as the automaker seeks to gain momentum in the race to overtake rival Mercedes in luxury car sales. ...

 

    
 
Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April
VW, Toyota and Dacia all saw their European sales rise sharply in April, outpacing a market that gre ...
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Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
New-car sales in Russia rose 18 percent in April, as consumers hastened purchases anticipating that ...
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UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump
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VW brand continues to recover in German market up 8%
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Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among winners as Spanish sales rise 12%
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Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth
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Hyundai, Fiat, Dacia gain as French sales rise 9%
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Ex-AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier
Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yaz ...
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Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business
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PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel
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Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board
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Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design
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Mazda names Americas head Marumoto next CEO
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Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
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VW's Electrify America subsidiary replaces CEO
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
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