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Report: Geely, PSA Group compete for Lotus parent Proton

Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom is looking to offload its majority stake in fellow Malaysian firm Proton and two of the potential bidders are reported to be China’s Geely and France’s PSA Group. The information was reported on Sunday by the Financial Times which cited an anonymous... read more

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Smart to become electric car brand in US, Canada

Smart is about to become an electric car brand, at least as far as the United States and Canada are concerned. The head of the Smart and Mercedes-Benz brands in the U.S... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
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Ford invests $200M in new wind tunnel facility

Ford has announced a $200 million investment in a new wind tunnel complex. Construction of the facility will begin later this year. The goal is to improve the aerodynamics of... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
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Auto companies look for federal exemptions for self-driving tests

A tangled web of state laws could make it more difficult to test self-driving cars soon, representatives from automotive companies told a congressional committee Tuesday... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
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GM in talks with PSA Group over sale of Opel

General Motors has confirmed it’s in talks with PSA Group over a number of strategic issues, one of which is the sale of its European subsidiary Opel. PSA controls... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
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VW rejects diesel scandal allegations made by former chairman

The Volkswagen Group released a statement on Wednesday denying allegations made by former Chairman Ferdinand Piech regarding knowledge among the automaker’s senior... read more February 9, 2017 by


 
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BMW hires Bugatti Veyron designer

It’s safe to say that BMW design is in a bit of a funk. All that could be about to change, however, as the automaker is injecting some new blood into its design team... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
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BMW the latest to invest in 3D printing of metal parts

Last year we learned about a company by the name of Divergent 3D that had partnered with French automaker PSA Group to introduce 3-D-printed metal components in mass-produced... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
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Official: Alfa Romeo platform to be used by Dodge, Jeep, Maserati

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has finally confirmed what we’ve already known for some time—that Alfa Romeo’s brilliant Giorgio platform... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
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BMW North America to get new CEO

Effective March 1, BMW North America will have a new CEO. Bernhard Kuhnt will take over the position from Ludwig Willisch, who stays on as Head of BMW Group Region Americas... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
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India's Tata announces Tamo performance, technology sub-brand

Tata, the maker of the world’s cheapest car and owner of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, on Thursday said it plans to introduce a new sub-brand for its namesake Tata... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
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Uber’s future fleet of self-driving cars to feature models from Mercedes

Uber has made little secret of its desire to launch self-driving taxi fleets all over the globe. Uber is currently spending up big to develop the technology but it... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
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VW agrees to $1.2B settlement with owners of 3.0-liter diesels

Volkswagen on Wednesday announced it reached proposed agreements to resolve outstanding civil claims in the United States from owners of approximately 78,000 vehicles fitted... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
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FCA nearing agreement with Feds over diesel

If FCA chief Sergio Marchionne's recent statements are anything to go by, the Italian-American automaker isn't far from reaching an agreement on just how it will address the... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
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McLaren to partner with BMW on next-gen engine tech

The last time McLaren and BMW collaborated on an engine, the result was the world-beating McLaren F1. Now the two firms are joining forces again to develop next-generation... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
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GM, Honda form joint venture for mass production of fuel cells

General Motors and Honda on Tuesday announced plans to produce a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system together starting around 2020. The two automakers are making equal... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
 

 
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