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Bentley Flying Spur Gets 4-Wheel Steering

May 29, 2019 at 12:12 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley unit says its all-new Flying Spur sedan will feature the marque’s first all-wheel-steering (aws) system.

Report: VW May Launch Traton Truck IPO Next Week

May 29, 2019 at 2:39 AM

Volkswagen AG could launch an initial public offering next week for a smaller-than-expected portion its Traton AG commercial truck unit.

Possible Renault-FCA Merge a Threat to Nissan’s CEO

May 29, 2019 at 1:10 AM

The outlook for the 20-year-old Renault-Nissan alliance has clouded since last weekend’s news that Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are considering a merger.

EU Rejects Trump Quota on Cars to U.S.

May 29, 2019 at 12:38 AM

European Union trade envoys say they won’t agree to tariffs on cars shipped to the U.S. as an alternative to stiff import duties threatened by the Trump administration.

Porsche Offices Searched in Payoff Probe

May 28, 2019 at 5:38 PM

Prosecutors in Stuttgart, Germany, raised the offices of Porsche AG earlier today as part of a broader investigation into possible financial wrongdoing.

Bimmer 1 Series Moves to the Front

May 28, 2019 at 4:23 PM

BMW AG took the wraps off the redesigned 1 Series small car, which is moving to a front-wheel-drive platform from its former rear-drive layout.

How FCA and Renault Merger Plan Evolved

May 28, 2019 at 2:14 PM

The blockbuster merger proposal between Renault SA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV was borne out of secret one-on-one meetings between the chairmen of both companies over the past few weeks.

Report: VW, Samsung Reassess Battery Deal

May 28, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Volkswagen AG may revise its €50 billion ($56 billion) battery sourcing strategy for electrified vehicles because Samsung Electronics Co. can’t meet demand forecasts, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Elkann Touts Benefits for Nissan of a FCA-Renault Merger

May 28, 2019 at 10:24 AM

Having Nissan and its Mitsubishi Motors affiliate join the proposed merger of Renault SA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would benefit all four companies, says FCA Chairman John Elkann.

Renault to Decide in Days on FCA Merger Talks

May 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Renault SA’s board is expected to decide within the next several days whether to launch discussions with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV about merging the two carmakers.

FCA, Renault Ponder Merger

May 27, 2019 at 1:08 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV confirms it has proposed a merger with Renault SA that would combine the two companies under a Dutch holding company equally owned by each partner’s shareholders.

Has Demand for Luxury Cars Peaked?

May 24, 2019 at 1:26 PM

Worldwide demand for luxury vehicles has plateaued, thereby threatening the business model of Germany’s Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz brands, says Jefferies Group LLC.