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Daimler recalls 840,000 vehicles in U.S. for airbag concerns

Feb. 9, 2016 20:49 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 9 21:28 CET - new story
Daimler said it would recall 840,000 U.S. vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that could be defective, a step that would result in a charge of $383.96 million.

Diesel Fiat 500X has excessive NOx emissions, lobby group claims

Feb. 9, 2016 15:16 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 9 17:10 CET - adds FCA defeat device denial
German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto-industry pollution by accusing Fiat of releasing excessive levels of NOx emissions with its diesel 500X compact SUV.

Porsche CEO says profits will be hit by EV investment

Feb. 9, 2016 11:02 CET
Porsche is bracing for smaller profit gains in the future as the sports-car maker steps up spending on models such as its first EV, CEO Oliver Blume...

Mercedes is not chasing luxury sales lead at any price, Zetsche says

Feb. 9, 2016 11:29 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says Mercedes will not sacrifice margins in its quest to overtake rival BMW and become the world's best-selling luxury...

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Infiniti CEO calls Q30 a 'game changer' for brand; eyes adding a plug-in hybrid

Feb. 9, 2016 06:01 CET
Infiniti is bullish about its future in Europe.

Ferrari's 'family' car gets new name, more power

Feb. 8, 2016 15:41 CET
Ferrari is renaming its FF four-seat coupe as the GTC4Lusso and adding rear-wheel steering to boost the appeal of a model launched five years ago as...

VW quality chief quits amid diesel scandal fallout

Feb. 8, 2016 17:32 CET
Volkswagen named company veteran Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler as head of group quality assurance, replacing Frank Tuch who held the job for six years...

Emissions lies haunt VW as automaker faces tougher U.S. Justice Department

Feb. 8, 2016 14:18 CET
VW's emissions-cheating software has not directly been responsible for any deaths, yet the U.S.

PSA will pay Iran partner $446 million compensation for quitting market, report says

Feb. 8, 2016 11:28 CET
PSA will pay its Iran partner $446 million in compensation for losses incurred after it quit the country due to sanctions, the Iranian company told a...

Russian new-car sales continue steep decline in January

Feb. 8, 2016 15:45 CET
Russian new-car sales plunged 29 percent last month, extending a collapse from 2015 that is forcing the government to spend billions of rubles more...

Continental must ration parts for recall fixes

Feb. 8, 2016 06:01 CET
Continental is recalling five million airbag control units that affect vehicles made by companies including Volkswagen, Mazda, Mercedes, Honda and...

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VW will offer U.S. diesel scandal customers generous compensation, paper says

Feb. 7, 2016 14:16 CET
Volkswagen will offer generous compensation packages for the roughly 600,000 U.S.

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VW's Seat readies unveiling of its first SUV

Feb. 7, 2016 06:01 CET
VW Group's Seat brand this week will unveil its first SUV as the struggling brand seeks to benefit from a booming segment in Europe.

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VW delays 2015 earnings report until April due to diesel scandal

Feb. 7, 2016 13:52 CET
Volkswagen said it will publish its annual results as soon as April and may hold its annual shareholders' meeting in early June, four to six weeks...

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VW sued by fourth U.S. state over excess diesel emissions

Feb. 6, 2016 18:38 CET
New Jersey filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen and its Porsche and Audi units over the automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the fourth U.S.

BMW's laser headlights showcase Osram's mass-market goals

Feb. 6, 2016 06:15 CET
German supplier Osram is equipping BMW 7-series sedans with laser headlight modules, marking a move to the mass-market for the technology, which is...

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Automakers survive EU politicians' backlash on emissions for now

Feb. 6, 2016 06:01 CET
Intense lobbying by Europe's car manufacturers helped to save a compromise that will let automakers exceed EU pollution targets for now, but the...

VW delays 2015 results due to open issues on emissions

Feb. 5, 2016 14:34 CET
Volkswagen said its emissions scandal will delay its publication of last year's results, as the automaker struggles to determine the financial impact...

VW launches ad campaign without 'Das Auto' slogan

Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET
Volkswagen is launching an advertising campaign in Europe this month that will also roll out globally aimed at winning back trust and sales lost...

Alfa Romeo, Maserati get new tech chief amid product launch delays

Feb. 5, 2016 11:53 CET
Fiat Chrysler has lured former Ferrari chief engineer Roberto Fedeli back from BMW as the automaker faces technical challenges that have delayed the...

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