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VW raises 2020 outlook on emerging-market growth, SUVs

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:30
VW Group raised its midterm revenue outlook on demand for new SUVs in emerging markets. The automaker also upgraded its pretax profit goal.
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VW reorganizes German production for EVs

Mon, 2017-11-20 05:56
VW Group is reorganizing production at its German factories to further its goal of transforming itself into a leading force in EVs.
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Dealer Jim Gramm puts managers on path to ownership

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:01
Dealer Jim Gramm did what few are able to do: Go from sales to ownership. Now, as he grows his group, he wants to help other GMs do what he did.
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How critical is the EV tax credit?

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:01
Salespeople would be sad to see the federal tax credit on plug-in electric vehicles disappear. But they're not so sure it's necessary to keep customers interested in EVs.
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In self-driving race, bet on Baidu over Waymo

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:01
Consultant Michael Dunne said he is betting on China's Baidu, known in the West as the Google of China, to outmanuever Waymo in the self-driving wars.
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Economists expect sales of used cars to rise in '18

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:01
In contrast to new-vehicle sales, U.S. used-vehicle sales will rise in 2018, even as prices soften, on rising volumes of off-lease vehicles, economists forecast.
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PSA closes failing Berlin car sharing

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:01
While PSA Group works on fine-tuning its mobility services in the United States, it is learning from at least one failed operation launched in Europe.
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Sign of the 'Times'

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:01
The New York Times devoted its Nov. 12 Sunday magazine to the future of cars #8212; self-driving cars #8212; and the outsized impact they'll likely have on society.
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GM's parting with Russia has been such sweet sorrow

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:01
General Motors pulled out of Russia in 2015, but still does pretty well there.
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Accord and Camry midsize sedans draw full-size marketing push

Sun, 2017-11-19 01:01
The marketing efforts underway at Toyota and Honda aren't just about the horse race or bragging rights.
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A true challenger to the king of cool

Sun, 2017-11-19 01:01
Volvo may be the one brand that can usurp Tesla's reign as the king of cool electric cars.
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment

Sat, 2017-11-18 01:15
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more popular in Europe than sedan and wagon versions of the Mercedes E class and BMW 5 series.
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Ford dropping C-Max in U.S.

Sat, 2017-11-18 01:01
Ford's decision ends a six-year run for a once-promising nameplate doomed by sluggish electrified vehicle demand and overstated mileage claims.
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Waymo gives clues to its business plan for tomorrow

Sat, 2017-11-18 01:01
The first fully self-driving cars will be in ride-hailing fleets, which Waymo says will lead to learning more about the tech and how consumers use it.
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How factory can help turn browsers into buyers

Sat, 2017-11-18 01:01
A study points to a lack of coordination between automakers and retailers on presenting inventory, messaging, search engine marketing and website layouts.
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Kia prices Stinger sport sedan from $32,800

Thu, 2017-11-16 18:41
Kia is adopting competitive pricing on the rwd Stinger to help establish a foothold in the competitive compact luxury sport sedan market.
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Facebook updates ad features to convert mobile shoppers

Thu, 2017-11-16 12:00
Facebook has updated two of the platform's ad tools to better serve the auto industry in its quest to reach mobile shoppers.
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VW taps Brazil growth with sedan to challenge Fiat, GM

Thu, 2017-11-16 09:24
VW is launching the new Virtus sedan to tap Brazil's highest-volume segment as part of a recovery plan that analysts said will help it regain ground on rivals GM and Fiat Chrysler in South America's largest car market.
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VW taps Brazil growth with new sedan to challenge Fiat, GM

Thu, 2017-11-16 09:24
Volkswagen is launching the new Virtus sedan model to tap Brazil's highest-volume segment as part of a recovery plan that analysts said will help it regain ground on rivals GM and Fiat Chrysler in South America's largest car market.
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VW earmarks $12 billion to develop, build China EVs

Thu, 2017-11-16 04:58
VW Group plans to spend 10 billion euros ($11.8 billion) by 2025 to develop and manufacture all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles as it seeks to comply with stringent new rules in China.
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