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Sales

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.

Materials & Lightweighting

Carbon Fiber Joins Fight for EV Battery Cases

SGL touts recent wins in North America and Europe

Connectivity

VW Chief Call for “Radical Overhaul”

Volkswagen's CEO says the company will fade away without "radical" overhaul.

Regulations

6 More VW Employees Charged in Diesel Scandal

Prosecutors in Germany have filed criminal charges against six more Volkswagen executives for their roles in the company’s never-ending diesel emission cheating scandal.

Sales

Car Sales in China to Drop Again

China, the world’s largest car market, contracted by 8% to 25.8 million vehicles last year and is likely to shrink another 2% in 2020.

Business

Mercedes Defends Sales Crown, Again

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz brand is still the global sales champ among luxury car brands.

Regulations

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.

Interiors & Electronics

Conti Launches Powerful Architecture

Links 68 ECUs and manages 20 million lines of software code

Business

VW in Talks to Settle German Diesel Claims

Volkswagen has shelled out billions of dollars in the U.S. over its diesel cheating scandal. Now it’s in talks to settle claims by more than 400,000 disgruntled customers in Germany.

Propulsion

VW Steps Up EV Production Plan, Yet Again

The Volkswagen Group, which is getting more bullish about electric cars by the month, now predicts its namesake brand will build 1 million EVs by 2023, two years sooner than previously forecast—and 1.5 million more in 2025 alone.

Regulations

Australia Fines VW $1.5 Million Per Car for Diesel Cheating

Volkswagen’s 4-year-old diesel cheating scandal may be just getting started as a wave of consumer fraud complaints grows.

Business

Hopes Fizzle for Expanded EV Credits in U.S.

Congress has balked at expanding a long-running tax credit for buyers of electric cars in the U.S. It's bad news for Tesla and General Motors.

Labor

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?

Sales

Will Minivans Be the Next Victim of SUV Mania?

Sales of traditional cars have taken a beating as consumers opt for SUV/crossover vehicles instead. Will minivans be the next casualty?

Propulsion

VW Readies 2020 Product Offensive

Volkswagen Group’s namesake brand plans to launch 34 new and redesigned models worldwide next year, including a dozen crossovers and eight electrified models. 

Business

PSA, Fiat Chrysler Agree to Merge

The auto industry contemplates its biggest merger ever, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group formally agree to $47 billion deal.

Mobility

Quantum Shortcuts Around Traffic

The best way to get around traffic isn’t always to follow “real time” GPS directions.

Business

November Car Sales Tepid in Europe

Weak new-car deliveries in Europe totaled 1.18 million units, up only 5% over a depressed sales period at this time last year.

Business

Renault Zeros in on a New CEO

Renault aims to hire away a senior Volkswagen group executive to become its CEO, according to media reports.

Business

Fiat Chrysler, PSA Ready to Sign Merger Pledge

It will be a very big deal, literally, when PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles formalize their plan next week to merge.

VW Speeds Ahead with Crossovers

In addition to three new models, VW is giving its Atlas midsize crossover a faster-than-usual mid-cycle makeover. 

Hybrid

Germany Takes Over as Europe’s EV Sales Leader

Germany has swept past Norway as Europe’s top-volume market for pure electric cars in a testimony to how seriously German carmakers are taking their newfound love of EVs.

Production

Reinventing the Car-Buying Process

Cadillac Live lets car buyers interact remotely with product specialists, without having to visit a dealership. 

Production

T-Roc Cabrio. Need Anything Else Be Said?

Yes, it is VW’s only convertible. But it is an SUV. . . .