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Dietmar Exler, President and CEO of MBUSA and NAFTA

Dietmar Exler Named President And CEO Of Mercedes-Benz USA

The Daimler AG board a management today announced that 47-year-old Dietmar Exler will take over as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA and NAFTA effective January 1, 2016. He replaces Steve Canon, who is leaving to become CEO of AMB Group, LLC, which owns the Atlanta Falcons NFL team, the... read more

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Saab 9-3 EV electric prototype shown by NEVS, 2014

NEVS To Supply Chinese Firm With Saab 9-3 EVs In $12B Deal

Earlier this week we learned that Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) was planning to launch a new generation of electric cars based on the Phoenix platform... read more December 18, 2015 by


 
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VW Group Names New Design, R&D Chiefs In Management Reshuffle

In the wake of its diesel emissions cheating scandal, the Volkswagen Group is undertaking a number of strategies to help curtail spending as well as ensure mistakes like the... read more December 17, 2015 by


 
Volkswagen Phaeton production at the Transparent Factory in Dresden, Germany

VW Ending Phaeton Production, Electric Successor Coming In 2020

Volkswagen looks set to finally end production of its Phaeton, which bowed out of the United States midway through the last decade. The luxurious full-size sedan was launched... read more December 17, 2015 by


 
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann and the 2012 Urus SUV concept

Lamborghini CEO To Be Replaced By Ex-Ferrari F1 Boss: Report

Reports out of Italy claim Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann is about to be replaced by former Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] Formula One boss Stefano Domenicali. Some readers will... read more December 16, 2015 by


 
Pininfarina Sergio concept car

Pininfarina Sold To India’s Mahindra: Official

It’s been speculated for months but today Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra finally announced it has acquired legendary Italian design firm Pininfarina... read more December 14, 2015 by


 
Preview of next-generation vehicle from Saab parent NEVS - Image via Saab Blog

Saab Owner NEVS Previews Four Next-Gen Vehicles

Having managed to stave off its own bankruptcy by partnering with a handful of government-backed entities in China, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), which acquired... read more December 14, 2015 by


 
2,000,000th Land Rover Defender

Jaguar Land Rover Plant In Slovakia Confirmed, Starts Production In 2018

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed plans to construct a new vehicle plant in Slovakia, following months of negotiations with the local government. The plant will be located in... read more December 11, 2015 by


 
2017 Ford Focus Electric, from presentation on Ford electrification plans, Dec 2015

Ford Promises 13 New Electrified Cars By 2020: Video

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] announced yesterday it will spend an additional $4.5 billion over the next five years on its investments in vehicle electrification. Much of the... read more December 11, 2015 by


 
Volkswagen plant

Investigation sheds light on causes for VW emissions cheating scandal

Volkswagen has released the first details from the ongoing independent investigation into its emissions cheating scandal, and importantly some of the main causes have been... read more December 10, 2015 by


 
50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

Signing Of Highway Bill A Boon For Replica Builders

The five-year, $305 billion highway bill signed into law by President Barack Obama last week is chock full of rules and updates relating to the automotive transport industry... read more December 9, 2015 by


 
Maserati Alfieri concept

Slowing China Causes FCA To Rethink Plans For Alfa Romeo, Maserati: Report

As the Chinese new car market starts to mature and sales slow, competition, especially at the upper echelons, is becoming much tougher. Growth of the overall Chinese economy... read more December 4, 2015 by


 
Ulrich Hackenberg

Audi R&D chief steps down amid emissions cheating scandal

Audi R&D boss Ulrich Hackenberg has announced his resignation amid the automaker’s emissions cheating scandal where a number of Audi models, including some here in... read more December 4, 2015 by


 
Production at a Volkswagen plant

VW identifies $2 billion in savings, will cut back on variants and trim options

In the wake of its diesel and CO2 emissions cheating scandal, the Volkswagen Group has undertaken a massive cost-cutting program that CEO Matthias Müller says will lead... read more November 30, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Volkswagen announces European fixes for "defeat device" diesels

Volkswagen announced today that the German Federal Motor Transport Authority has accepted its proposed fixes for the EA 189 four-cylinder diesel engines with the "defeat... read more November 25, 2015 by


 
Koenigsegg Agera RS

First federalized Koenigseggs are coming

While there are a handful of Koenigseggs already in the United States, including an uber-rare One:1, none of the cars are in full compliance with local regulations which mean... read more November 25, 2015 by


 
 

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