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Propulsion

Green Luxury

Karma Revero Hybrid and BMW Wireless Charging Nab Awards

Regulations

Jeep Diesels Face Ban in Europe

Jeep faces a partial sales ban in Europe unless it fixes diesel-powered Grand Cherokee SUVs that evade emission regulations.

Business

Investors Sue Daimler Over Diesel Cheating

Daimler is the latest European carmaker to be sued by investors over its alleged use of illegal software to evade diesel emission tests.

Design

VW Group Names Bischoff as Chief Designer

Klaus Bischoff has been named to oversee design activities for all Volkswagen Group brands, effective April 1.

Propulsion

German EV Retrofitter Expands Beetle Business

German electrification specialist eClassics GmbH is partnering with a British garage to expand production of electrified Type 1 Beetles.

Mobility

Car Dealer Touts Multi-Brand Subscriptions

 Ohio car dealer Bernie Moreno is betting on a multi-brand luxury subscription service.

Propulsion

From Super Cars to Super Mobility Systems

I hope I live long enough to see the enthusiasts of extremely fast cars shift their enthusiasm to our upcoming high-performance urban mobility systems.

Design

On the Design of the Tesla Cybertruck

Franz von Holzhausen knows what he’s doing. Seriously.

Hybrid

Rimac Readies 1,900-hp Hypercar

Croatia’s Rimac Automobili will unveil the production version of its high-performance C Two concept electric car at the Geneva auto show next March.

New ’Vette, Ram HD, Kia Telluride Win Motor Trend Awards

Motor Trend has named the Chevrolet Corvette, Ram Heavy Duty pickup and Kia Telluride SUV/crossover vehicle as its Car, Truck and SUV of the year, respectively.

Mazda3 Named Women’s World Car of the Year

Mazda Motor Corp.’s Mazda3 small sport sedan has been selected the overall winner in this year’s Women's World Car of the Year awards.

Batteries

Ford Unveils Electric Mustang Crossover

Ford Motor Co.’s all-new Mustang Mach-E electric crossover will be available in rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations with multiple battery and performance options.

Business

Japanese Brands Lead CR Reliability Ratings

Lexus, Mazda and Toyota captured the top three spots in this year’s Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey rankings.

Mobility

VW to Share Autonomous-Car Know-How

Volkswagen AG says it is willing to share future technologies for Level 4 and 5 self-driving vehicles with other carmakers to defray development costs.

Porsche Confirms 911 Manual Gearbox Option

Porsche AG is introducing a 7-speed manual transmission option on its flagship 911 sports car.

Production

Transmissions for German OEMs

There is hope for the manual—but hybrids are gaining more traction.

Gembella Plans 800-hp Hypercar

German tuner Gembella GmbH, which specializes in ultra-high-performance McLaren and Porsche variants, hopes to find investors to help it develop its own hypercar.

Business

Porsche Takes a Look at Online Sales in U.S.

Porsche AG is testing a service that allows U.S. buyers to go online to browse dealer inventories of new and used vehicles and complete the paperwork for a sale.

Interiors & Electronics

Faurecia to Buy Out Conti in JV

Faurecia SA has agreed to acquire Continental AG’s 50% stake in SAS Autosystemtechnik Verwaltungs GmbH and take full control of the interior modules joint venture.

Business

VW Considers Options for Lamborghini Unit

Volkswagen AG reportedly is studying a possible sale, initial public offering or merger into another legal entity for its Lamborghini super car unit.

Connectivity

Porsche Teams with Boeing on Air Mobility Studies

Porsche AG and Boeing Co. have agreed to work together to evaluate the potential for premium urban air mobility travel.

Sales

VW Approved to Merge Units in India

Volkswagen AG says it has received regulatory approvals in India to combine its local Skoda, Volkswagen and sales units.

Hybrid

Time Nearing for First Lambo EV?

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit is mulling an all-electric powertrain for the 2+2 grand tourer it aims to launch in about five years.