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GM says new Chevy Volt will be quicker and quieter

Oct. 31, 2014 06:01 CET | UPDATED: 10/28/14 1:29 pm ET - adds Nitz, Barra remarks
The next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid will be quicker off the line, quieter and go farther in electric mode than its predecessor, General Motors engineers said today.... Read More »

Daimler, VW dampen speculation about imminent CEO succession

Oct. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
Succession is not an imminent topic at Daimler or Volkswagen, the chief executives of both carmakers said today, adding that any potential candidates would most likely come from within their respective...... Read More »

BorgWarner posts flat net income for Q3 after one-time charges

Oct. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
BorgWarner reported today a 13 percent increase in revenue and flat net income for the third quarter after one-time charges.... Read More »

Johnson Controls profit beats estimates as car seat demand rises

Oct. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
Johnson Controls posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by higher sales of its car seats in North America and a lower expected tax...... Read More »


Geely's Horbury takes his auto design cues from a nation's style

Oct. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
As a design leader at companies such as Ford and Volvo, Peter Horbury has always been the outsider with great insight, the foreigner able to identify...... Read More »


BorgWarner's Verrier expects supplier to thrive despite increased competition

Oct. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
James Verrier, BorgWarner Inc. CEO since January 2013, is working to double the size of the giant supplier from $7.... Read More »

Ferrari spinoff's real winners are Agnelli clan

Oct. 30, 2014 14:31 CET
The real winners in Fiat Chrysler's spinoff of supercar unit Ferrari are Chairman John Elkann and the Agnelli industrial clan he represents, who...... Read More »

VW's Q3 profit jumps on record Audi, Porsche sales

Oct. 30, 2014 10:37 CET
VW Group posted higher-than-expected operating profit in the third quarter, boosted by strong demand for Audi and Porsche models in Europe and China.... Read More »

BMW, others bet on Brazil but benefits trail Mexico

Oct. 30, 2014 16:18 CET
BMW is among a group of carmakers investing in Brazil as a growing middle class fuels a surge in car sales, but high costs, poor infrastructure and...... Read More »

Hyundai plans to take on Toyota's Prius with new hybrid model

Oct. 30, 2014 15:01 CET
Hyundai is developing its first dedicated hybrid car to challenge Toyota's best-selling Prius.... Read More »

Takata airbag investigators in U.S. focus on metal shards sprayed at crashes

Oct. 30, 2014 12:56 CET
More details are emerging about accidents involving Takata airbags in the U.S.... Read More »

Renault's revenue rises on Dacia, Europe

Oct. 29, 2014 21:26 CET
Renault reported a 7 percent increase in revenue in the third quarter, boosted by higher demand for low-cost Dacia models in its home region.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler profit increases 7% in Q3

Oct. 29, 2014 15:09 CET
Fiat Chrysler reported a slightly lower-than-expected 7 percent rise in third-quarter operating profit on weak margins in North America and a...... Read More »

Maserati beats Ferrari in Q3 profit on Montezemolo exit

Oct. 29, 2014 18:22 CET
Maserati's quarterly profit topped Ferrari's for the first time since it became part of Fiat Group more than 25 years ago.... Read More »

VW recalls Audi A4s in China over airbag issue

Oct. 29, 2014 10:33 CET
VW Group's joint venture with FAW Group will recall 270,635 Audi A4s in China due to an airbag software issue, the country's quality watchdog said on...... Read More »

Tesla car owners get exemption from $12,000 Shanghai plates

6:40 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2014
Tesla car owners in Shanghai can register their electric vehicles for free after the city exempted them from paying $12,000 for a license plate.... Read More »

VW closes sales gap with Toyota in race for No. 1

Oct. 29, 2014 11:56 CET
VW Group has narrowed its global sales gap with market leader Toyota as the world's two largest automakers enter the fourth quarter in a tight race...... Read More »

Mazda readies CX-3 for Europe's hot small SUV segment

Oct. 29, 2014 06:01 CET
Mazda will join Europe's hot subcompact SUV segment early next year with the CX-3, a company spokesman said.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler will spin off 10% of Ferrari

Oct. 29, 2014 15:13 CET
Fiat Chrysler plans to spin off the Ferrari supercar brand, underpinning efforts to raise about $4.... Read More »

TRW's revenue slips 1%, net income falls 4% in Q3

Oct. 29, 2014 06:01 CET
Safety technology supplier TRW, which counts on Europe for more than 40 percent of its sales, said that its third-quarter revenue dropped 1 percent...... Read More »

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