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Martin Winterkorn

VW CEO’s Contract To Be Extended Despite Chairman’s Recent Grievances

Volkswagen CEO and chairman of the board of management Martin Winterkorn has won the approval of the German auto giant’s supervisory board executive committee and will now likely have his contract extended, despite recent grievances made by chairman Ferdinand Piech. In an interview last week... read more

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Toyota Gazoo Racing in the World Endurance Championship

Toyota And Lexus Unite Most Motorsport Activities Under Gazoo Racing Banner

Toyota has announced it is consolidating a number of its individual motorsport programs around the globe under the Gazoo Racing banner. The automaker says the move will help... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
2016 Bentley Bentayga spy shots

Bentley Bentayga Bodies To Be Built In Bratislava, Final Assembly In Crewe

The Volkswagen Group will spend close to 500 million euros (approximately $530 million) on upgrading its plant in Bratislava, Slovakia to handle production of Bentley’s... read more April 10, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz Starts Production Of New GLE Coupe At U.S. Plant

Following its world debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show back in January, Mercedes-Benz’s all-new GLE Coupe is now in production at the automaker’s plant in... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo Announces Two New Engines Including Ferrari-Derived Six-Cylinder

At present the only Alfa Romeos on sale on these shores is the 4C sports car and its 4C Spider convertible variant. Over the coming years, the automaker will start adding... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
Aston Martin Vanquish-based 'Thunderbolt' from Henrik Fisker Design and Galpin Auto Sports

Aston Martin And Fisker Settle Things "Amicably"

Project Thunderbolt is a no-go. That's the official (and expected) word coming forth as Aston Martin and Henrik Fisker have apparently resolved their lawsuit. For those not... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
Production version of VW’s CrossBlue concept to be built in Chattanooga

VW To Establish New Engineering Center At U.S. Plant

German auto giant Volkswagen is furthering its commitment to the U.S. market with the establishment of a new engineering center at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2014 Cadillac XTS Limousine

On Heels Of Cadillac Leaving Livery, MGM Resorts Adopts CNG-Powered XTS Stretch Limos

While Cadillac is moving out of the livery segment—it doesn't jive with new chief Johan de Nysschen's vision for the brand—we'll be seeing XTS-based limos on the... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
Ralph Gilles

Ralph Gilles Named Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Design Chief

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has promoted its straight-shooting designer—and weekend racer—Ralph Gilles to the role of head of design for the group. At... read more April 2, 2015 by 


 
Bang & Olufsen in Audi's 2013 Q7

High-Fidelity Allstars: Harman Buys Bang & Olufsen Automotive Business

Premium audio company Harman has added another arrow to its quiver of boutique marques with the acquisition of Bang & Olufsen's automotive business. ALSO SEE: 2016... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda Civic Type R

Honda Confirms Civic Hatchback For Global Markets

Lately, there have been rumors Honda’s version of the Civic compact hatch sold overseas will be offered in the U.S. in the near future, raising hopes that the Civic... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
Volvo S60 production at Torslanda plant in Sweden

Volvo To Build Cars In U.S.

Volvo has confirmed plans for a new vehicle assembly plant in the U.S. The Swedish automaker, owned by Chinese automaker Geely as well as the Chinese government, is committed... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
BMW Celebrated 3 Millionth Vehicle

BMW Celebrates Three Millionth Vehicle In Spartanburg, Status As Largest U.S. Auto Exporter

While enthusiasts the world over still complain about forbidden fruit, in reality, today's automotive industry is more global than ever. Fiat and Chrysler have merged... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform

Toyota Previews New TNGA Modular Platform

Toyota is implementing a raft of measures to ensure it remains among the top automakers not only in terms of volume but profitability, too. And one of the key measures is the... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
Pirelli Formula One tires

Pirelli Sold To State-Owned ChemChina, Pininfarina May Go To Mahindra

Pirelli will be sold to state-owned China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) after shareholders for the Italian tire manufacturer agreed to the deal, estimated to be worth... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
2011 De Tomaso SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) Concept

L3 Holding Buys Rights To De Tomaso, Promises Mid-Engine Sports Car

Legendary Italian performance brand De Tomaso, at one time a Formula One constructor and maker of some tasty sports cars like the Pantera and Mangusta, recently came close to... read more March 23, 2015 by 


 
 

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