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Aston Martin's first SUV is 'thing of beauty,' CEO Palmer says; DBX name confirmed

Nov. 14, 2018 06:01 CET

Aston Martin confirmed the DBX name for its first SUV, which CEO Andy Palmer said will be the most beautiful ultraluxury crossover on the market.
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VW, Daimler, BMW brace for U.S. tariffs as truce nears end
Nov. 13, 2018 15:08 CET

VW, Daimler and BMW are bracing themselves after the U.S. circulated a draft report on tariffs and the EU said a looming trade war between Europe and the U.S. may soon co ...

 

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McLaren moves more production to UK in reverse of Brexit trend
Nov. 14, 2018 09:31 CET

McLaren is bringing more work from mainland Europe to the UK as it opens a composite-parts factory in Sheffield, northern England, bucking a trend among automakers to sh ...

 




 
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Waymo will launch commercial robotaxi service next month, report says
Nov. 13, 2018 11:52 CET

Waymo will launch a commercial robotaxi service next month operating under a new brand to compete with Uber and Lyft, Bloomberg reported. ...

 

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Stuttgart fails to halt ban on older diesel cars
Nov. 13, 2018 10:24 CET

Stuttgart will enforce a ban on older diesel vehicles following a local German court ruling, the latest German city to fall into line with moves to cut pollution. ...

 

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VW said to be open to joining German battery cell consortium
Nov. 13, 2018 09:50 CET | UPDATED: Nov. 13 12:44 CET - adds minister's comments

VW is open to joining a German consortium exploring the production of EV battery cells and will discuss the matter at a board meeting on Friday, Reuters reported. ...

 

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE
Swiss dealer group Emil Frey rises to No. 1 on big deal with VW Group
Nov. 12, 2018 06:01 CET

Switzerland's Emil Frey is now Europe's biggest dealer group based on revenue after its purchase of 275 sites from the Volkswagen Group. ...

 

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Spain may ban diesel, gasoline car sales under new law
Nov. 13, 2018 16:41 CET

Spain is considering a ban on sales of diesel and gasoline cars beginning in 2040 to counter climate change. ...

 

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Daimler CFO reported to become Thyssenkrupp chairman
Nov. 12, 2018 18:49 CET

Thyssenkrupp will propose departing Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber as a candidate for its supervisory board, with the aim of installing him as chairman, Reuters reported. ...

 

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Ford open to working with rivals on driverless cars, report says
Nov. 11, 2018 09:34 CET

Ford is open to working with foreign rivals to expand self-driving services internationally, the Financial Times reported. ...

 

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE
Valeo CEO expects big gains from move to electrified, autonomous cars
Nov. 13, 2018 06:01 CET

Valeo has kept pace as the automotive industry moves toward more electrification and autonomous driving technology. Company CEO Jacques Aschenbroich spoke to Automotiv ...

 

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VW has put most of its diesel scandal in past, CEO says
Nov. 11, 2018 06:01 CET

VW CEO Herbert Diess says the automaker has put most of its diesel scandal in the past, thanks in part to a strategy shift to electric vehicles and efforts to clean up it ...

 

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Fiat Chrysler should consider selling Europe business, spinning off Maserati, Alfa, investor says
Nov. 9, 2018 11:28 CET

Fiat Chrysler is being urged by an investor to consider selling its European business and spinning off Maserati and Alfa Romeo to focus on its profitable U.S. brands. ...

 

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
Opel LCV chief Stoever expects big boost from move to PSA's platforms
Nov. 9, 2018 06:01 CET

Light commercial vehicles are playing a bigger role at Opel/Vauxhall under PSA ownership and Tobias Stoever, Opel's senior manager for LCVs, expects a move to the French ...

 

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VW said to plan Tesla rival for less than $23,000, may share van production with Ford
Nov. 9, 2018 09:47 CET

VW intends to protect German jobs by converting three factories to make Tesla rivals and may transfer van production to a Ford factory in Turkey, Reuters reported. ...

 

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VW, Daimler agree to pay for diesel retrofits in Germany
Nov. 9, 2018 10:35 CET

Volkswagen and Daimler have agreed to spend up to 3,000 euros ($3,430) per vehicle to offer hardware retrofits to clean up older diesel vehicles at their own cost, but ri ...

 

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VW may invest in Ford-backed Argo as alliance talks advance
Nov. 9, 2018 17:56 CET

VW may invest in Ford's self-driving partner Argo AI as the two automakers near a framework agreement to join forces on electric and autonomous vehicles. ...

 

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Daimler, BMW get EU approval for car-sharing deal
Nov. 8, 2018 09:52 CET

Daimler and BMW won approval from the EU's competition authority to combine their car-sharing businesses to better compete with U.S. rival Uber and China's Didi Chuxing. ...

 

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Ford of Europe names electrified vehicles boss
Nov. 8, 2018 06:01 CET

Ford named company veteran Steve Hood to head its electrified business in Europe as the company prepares to ramp up sales of electric cars. ...

 

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Mazda plans electric push to avoid EU emissions penalties
Nov. 8, 2018 12:14 CET

Mazda is accelerating a push into electrified vehicles to help avoid EU fines for failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Mazda and rivals face total fines in excess of ...

 

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Renault will build vans for Nissan, Mitsubishi in France
Nov. 8, 2018 14:20 CET

Renault will build Nissan and Mitsubishi vans at two plants in France, raising investment in the country as the three companies seek closer integration. ...

 

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
Toyota Europe shifts focus to hot SUV segment
Nov. 8, 2018 06:01 CET

Toyota's European sales are growing fast after a diesel backlash helped to increase demand for its hybrids. The region's sales boss, Matt Harrison, spoke with Automoti ...

 

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Toyota, Fiat Chrysler will sell same car to game Beijing emissions rules
Nov. 8, 2018 06:01 CET

China's push for greener vehicles is prompting Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Mitsubishi to sell the same vehicle based on the Guangzhou GS4 crossover. ...

 

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Magna lowers outlook after posting improved Q3 results
Nov. 8, 2018 15:14 CET

Magna said its third-quarter profit grew compared with a year ago as revenue also climbed, but the supplier trimmed the outlook for the year on production headwinds. ...

 

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2018 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW
Mazda preps next Mazda3 with Skyactiv-X engine for L.A. debut
Nov. 8, 2018 09:30 CET

Mazda will present the next-generation Mazda3 small car at this month's Los Angeles auto show, beginning a new era of performance-oriented vehicle platforms and Skyactiv- ...

 

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VW still faces a 'lot of work' after diesel violations, compliance auditor says
Nov. 8, 2018 20:54 CET

Volkswagen and an independent monitoring team still have "a lot of work to do" before the company's compliance procedures can be certified after a $27 billion global emis ...

 

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Germany's auto rebound may be stung by trade tensions, China's slowdown
Nov. 11, 2018 13:04 CET

German auto production should pick up this quarter after new emissions tests choked production. But the strength of the rebound is in doubt as automakers feel the pain of ...

 

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BMW says it is committed to U.S. plant, sees trade wars as temporary
Nov. 9, 2018 15:55 CET

BMW, which exports SUVs to China from its plant in the U.S., says the tensions surrounding a U.S. trade dispute with China will play a secondary role in decisions on wher ...

 

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Cologne, Bonn must impose limited diesel bans, German court says
Nov. 8, 2018 15:47 CET

A German court has ruled that the western cities of Cologne and Bonn must introduce bans on older diesel vehicles in certain areas from early 2019. ...

 

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BMW under pressure to help finance diesel retrofits in Germany
Nov. 8, 2018 11:55 CET

BMW is under pressure from Germany's government to drop its opposition to funding hardware upgrades on some diesel vehicles in the country and join rivals Daimler and VW ...

 

    
 
Why horsepower needs to be retired

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7 2018

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With the mass-market introduction of electric vehicles it is time to think less of horsepower and mo ...
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VW distances itself from IPO speculation

Christiaan Hetzner
6:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31 2018

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VW has backed away from recent speculation sparked by its Porsche brand that the group might spin-of ...
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Daimler loses complicated, costly refrigerant battle

Christiaan Hetzner
3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Daimler's profit warning, its second this year, brought back an old issue many might have forgotten: ...
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Why Porsche's CFO calls Germany's digital infrastructure a 'catastrophe'

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Porsche's CFO and IT boss says that Germany's digital infrastructure "is an absolute catastrophe" th ...
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Will Jaguar go EV-only?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17 2018

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Under a strategy being considered by company leaders, the British luxury marque would replace its conventional vehicles with battery-electric models over the next five to... ...
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German automakers' opposition to CO2 goal may backfire

Christiaan Hetzner
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2018

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German-led efforts to water down calls for a 40 percent cut in new-car CO2 emissions by 2030 may hav ...
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Daimler should consider Porsche exec as next finance chief

Christiaan Hetzner
8:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9 2018

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Lutz Meschke, Porsche's finance chief has done a remarkable job at the automaker, ensuring double-di ...
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How women are tackling the industry's glass ceiling

Peter Sigal
7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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To say that the automotive industry is male-dominated is an understatement. ...
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Why China is by far the world's largest market for full-electric cars

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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China is the largest market for EVs in the world after finding the simple formula for success: Combi ...
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Why Russia's Rolls rival fails to impress

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2018

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Russia's luxury Aurus brand aspires to rival Bentley and Rolls-Royce, not just in Russia but in Euro ...
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Maserati recruits new sales chief from Ferrari
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Tesla picks Australian telecoms exec to replace Musk as chair
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Ford of Europe names electrified vehicles boss
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PSA's DS brand names new product chief
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Continental hires Byton's Abendroth as chief tech officer
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Hyundai promotes European premium brand veterans to top posts
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