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VW in Talks with Tata on Joint Vehicle Programs

February 23, 2017 at 12:04 AM

Volkswagen AG is in advanced negotiations with Tata Motors Ltd. about jointly developing inexpensive cars for emerging markets, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Ghosn Steps Down as CEO at Nissan

February 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Carlos Ghosn has turned over his role as CEO at Nissan Motor Co. to Hiroto Saikawa, who has been the company’s co-CEO since last October.

Maruti Suzuki Doubles R&D Investment in India

February 22, 2017 at 9:29 AM

India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., plans to complete second-phase development of an r&d center in Haryana by March 2019, The Nikkei reports.

Geely to Bid for Malaysian Carmaker Proton?

February 20, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Media reports say China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. is a final bidder seeking to form a strategic partnership with Malaysia’s struggling Proton Holdings Bhd car company.

Toyota Leans into 3-Seater Concept

February 20, 2017 at 9:01 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. will introduce its i-TRIL electric city car concept next month at the Geneva auto show.

Audi Dealers in China Demand $4 Billion in Compensation

February 20, 2017 at 1:02 AM

Audi AG’s dealers in China claim the company set up too many distributors in the country and should pay them 28 billion yuan ($4.1 billion) to cover their resulting losses over the past three years.

Tata Partners with Microsoft on Connectivity

February 17, 2017 at 2:51 PM

Tata Motors Ltd. has partnered with Microsoft Corp.’s Azure cloud services to offer customers such in-car features as advanced navigation and remote vehicle monitoring.