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EU, Canada, automakers blast Trump auto tariff plan

July 20, 2018 09:46 CET

The Trump administration came under withering criticism from the EU, Canada and foreign automakers as officials consider imposing tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported cars and parts.
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VW CEO Diess said to push for margin improvements
July 19, 2018 17:21 CET

VW Group CEO Herbert Diess is pushing for faster margin improvements at its main Porsche, Audi and VW brands, German monthly Manager Magazin said. ...

 

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Audi CEO Stadler appeals to court for release from jail
July 19, 2018 13:41 CET | UPDATED: July 19 17:35 CET - adds details

Audi's suspended CEO Rupert Stadler has appealed to a court to be released from custody after spending the past month in jail. The executive was detained as part of a pro ...

 

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Convalescing Marchionne likely to miss FCA Q2 earnings call, report says
July 18, 2018 22:51 CET | UPDATED: 7/19/18 12:13 am CET - adds details

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne likely will miss the automaker's planned July 25 announcement of its second-quarter earnings as he recovers from recent surgery, accor ...

 

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Fiat Chrysler prepares for Magneti Marelli spinoff
July 19, 2018 20:55 CET

Fiat Chrysler has kicked off its planned spinoff of parts maker Magneti Marelli which will be registered in the Netherlands and listed on the Milan stock exchange, Reuter ...

 

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Volvo expects record 2018 sales despite trade tensions
July 19, 2018 07:13 CET | UPDATED: July 19 10:35 CET - add CEO comments, details

Volvo said it was on track for a fifth consecutive year of record vehicle sales despite rising trade tensions after the automaker's second-quarter operating profit rose 2 ...

 

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Japanese automakers set for European sales boost from trade pact
July 17, 2018 14:49 CET

Japanese automakers could increase their sales to Europe after the EU and Japan signed a trade pact that will remove European tariffs of 10 percent on imported cars. ...

 

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BMW, VW win Beijing's OK to gain control of China JVs
July 20, 2018 10:12 CET

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's government has allowed Germany's BMW and VW Group to gain control over local ventures ahead of their foreign rivals, giving the automakers a ...

 

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Volvo shifts XC60 output for U.S. to Europe to avoid Trump's tariffs on China imports
July 19, 2018 09:50 CET

Volvo is shifting XC60 production for the U.S. market to Europe from China to avoid Washington's new tariffs on Chinese imports. ...

 

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Borgward picks first dealership in Europe
July 19, 2018 13:53 CET

Borgward has picked Autodis Esch/Mersch as its first European dealer to handle sales in Luxembourg. The Chinese-backed automaker will still sell the majority of its China ...

 

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Aston Martin says luxury flying vehicle concept previews 'sports car for the skies'
July 18, 2018 15:18 CET

Aston Martin has presented a futuristic personal aircraft it has dubbed "a sports car for the skies." The automaker believes the three-seat hybrid-electric concept could ...

 

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Germany probes shut-off devices in Opel models
July 15, 2018 19:24 CET

The German federal motor vehicle authority is conducting an official hearing into emissions technology that is claimed to allow Opel Cascada, Insignia and Zafira diesel m ...

 

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Automobili Pininfarina releases electric hypercar teaser
July 14, 2018 06:01 CET

Automobili Pininfarina is stoking the fires of its first vehicle, the PF0. The brand revealed new teaser photos of its full-electric hypercar's exterior last week. ...

 

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Trump says visit by EU officials will focus on car tariffs
July 19, 2018 09:11 CET | UPDATED: July 19 11:12 CET - adds details

President Donald Trump cited car tariffs as "the big one" among U.S.-EU trade irritants. He said the U.S. has tremendous powers if the EU does not bring a "fair" offer to ...

 

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Tesla drivers in Germany told to return $4,650 subsidy
July 18, 2018 11:49 CET

Hundreds of Tesla Model S drivers in Germany have been ordered to pay back a 4,000-euro ($4,650) electric-vehicle subsidy after a government agency deemed their luxury ca ...

 

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GUIDE TO AUTO INDUSTRY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Germany lures auto companies to less-developed east with incentives
July 17, 2018 06:01 CET

Germany's multi-year strategy of encouraging projects to invest in its less developed regions continues to fan economic development in the auto industry. ...

 

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China EV battery boom set to turn ugly on subsidy reform
July 18, 2018 09:43 CET

China's EV battery sector is set for a brutal reshuffle as the government reforms subsidies to meet the more exacting technological demands of next-generation transport, ...

 

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
Citroen aims to lure SUV fans with cozy C5 Aircross
July 17, 2018 06:01 CET

Citroen aims to make the C5 Aircross stand out in Europe's crowded compact SUV sector by emphasizing the vehicle's driver and passenger comfort. ...

 

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Mercedes widens lead over Audi, BMW in China
July 19, 2018 10:50 CET

Mercedes extended its lead as the top-selling luxury brand over main rivals Audi and BMW in China last month as its sales jumped 14 percent. BMW registrations were up 1.6 ...

 

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2018 PARIS AUTO SHOW
Vietnam's Vinfast will unveil Italian-designed SUV and sedan
July 19, 2018 09:36 CET

Vietnamese automaker Vinfast will use the Paris auto show to raise its global profile by unveiling two production-ready models. Vinfast’s first SUV and sedan were b ...

 

    
 
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Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20 2018

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How I became a diesel believer again

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2018

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Why Ford execs are lobbying for the Focus sedan

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2018

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The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned jou ...
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Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2018

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed has an edge that traditional auto shows in Paris, Detroit and Geneva ...
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New refuge for abandoned minivan fans?

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10 2018

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Loyal minivan buyers who aren't willing to join the shift to SUVs appear to have found refuge in one ...
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Opel's labor boss is ready for a fight

Christiaan Hetzner
12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 5 2018

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Opel's works council boss has spent most of the past six years quietly settling labor conflicts behi ...
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Why PSA is OK that its new compact vans are so alike

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3 2018

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PSA Group's new compact vans have a lot in common, a trait that is often very beneficial in the ligh ...
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VW could benefit most in U.S. from Ford alliance

Nick Gibbs
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 25 2018

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VW and Ford's announcement that they are exploring a development and production alliance for commerc ...
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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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When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore ...
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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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Spanish car sales rise 8 percent in June
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Audi drops A1 diesel variant due to low demand
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