Samsung: Ring the changes

The South Korean group hopes the Galaxy S6 will help revitalise its fortunes as it shifts focus to the ‘internet of things’

Lookers

New car sales drive up Lookers’ profits

Car dealership reports its sixth year of successive profit growth

Zipcar
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Disrupted transport will work better

This second wave of change will be dwarfed by driverless cars, says Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase

Toyota in executive diversity drive

Carmaker appoints its first non-Japanese vice-president

Carmaker slide blamed on icy weather

US stocks slip from record levels, Nasdaq retreats from 5,000

India: if you can make it there . . .

Manufacturing in India requires hope and a nuanced strategy

Bentley and Aston Martin shift gears

Luxury carmakers launch models that encroach on rival territory

Toyota says Russia will stay profitable

Carmaker focuses on mass premium vehicles

Off-roaders reach new peaks as market shifts

Marques from Rolls-Royce to China’s Qoros tap a yearning for bigger vehicles

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Andy Palmer: Aston Martin’s repair man

Local lad who returned after hitting ‘Ghosn ceiling’ at Nissan

Aston Martin to target new buyers

Prestige carmaker seeks to attract women and younger people

Driverless cars must learn ethical route

Manufacturers are consulting philosophers about crash algorithms

Volkswagen warns of drags on profit

World’s second-largest carmaker highlights impact of political instability in Russia and Brazil

Week in Review, February 28

Google shake-up in Europe; Silicon Valley discrimination and Honda also in the news

GM faces reality check in SE Asia

Thailand and Indonesia pull-outs dent carmaker’s ambitions in the region

China becomes Volvo’s biggest market

Geely ownership pays off for Swedish carmaker with record sales

GM to end Indonesia vehicle manufacturing

US carmaker struggled to compete with dominant Japanese rivals

Fiat and VW face fuel efficiency lawsuit

Consumer group claims fuel efficiency data misinform customers

Daimler welcomes Apple into car market

Tech group’s entry shows industry has ‘major growth potential’

GKN looks to car market for growth

Engineering group aims to offset aero and farming slowdown

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