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    1. April 12, 2016

      Mercedes-Benz gains on BMW in global luxury car sales race

      Mercedes-Benz has gained ground on BMW in the race to reclaim the crown as the world’s biggest seller of luxury cars....

    2. March 21, 2016

      Luxury carmakers eye South Korea market

      South Korea is becoming an important market for Europe’s luxury carmakers, as the country’s rich seek to stand out from...

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    1. January 15, 2016

      Silicon Valley and Detroit learn to share the road

      When this year’s North American International Auto Show opens to the public in Detroit on Saturday, visitors will be...

    2. November 26, 2015

      California dreamin’ while UK companies are languishing

      Ranking corporate empathy has revealed a stark divide between British and US businesses. Nine of the top 10 companies...

    3. October 11, 2015

      The problem with those who cheat

      This time I am truly shocked. As a professor of business ethics, I have become somewhat inured to corporate crimes and...

    4. September 30, 2015

      Volkswagen scandal: 1.2m UK vehicles affected by software hack

      Nearly 1.2m Volkswagen vehicles in Britain are affected by the software hack used by the German carmaker to cheat US...

    5. September 28, 2015

      German prosecutors launch probe of ex-VW chief Martin Winterkorn

      German prosecutors on Monday launched a preliminary investigation into whether Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen’s former...

    6. September 24, 2015

      Porsche’s straight talker Matthias Müller takes pole position

      With his mop of white hair, Matthias Müller, chief executive of Porsche, does not at first glance seem like the fresh...

    7. September 24, 2015

      Three front runners emerge to be next VW chief

      Volkswagen’s supervisory board convenes on Friday to appoint a new chief executive, following Martin Winterkorn’s...

    8. September 23, 2015

      Pressure was too much to bear for Martin Winterkorn

      In the end the pressure on Martin Winterkorn became simply too great to bear. Following a marathon meeting of senior...

    9. September 22, 2015

      VW emissions fallout spreads to Asia

      South Korea’s environment ministry said it would investigate the emissions compliance of Volkswagen’s diesel cars, as...

    10. September 15, 2015

      High-performance Hyundai for mass market coming within two years

      Hyundai Motor is planning its first high-performance car for the mass market within two years, as the South Korean...

    11. September 14, 2015

      VW unveils battery-powered Porsche in Frankfurt

      The world’s biggest carmakers have made a fresh show of commitment to electric vehicles, with Volkswagen unveiling a...

    12. August 19, 2015

      Audi to unveil 310-mile electric SUV to rival Tesla Model X

      Audi is to unveil an electric car to rival Tesla’s forthcoming Model X that the German marque says is capable of...

    13. August 13, 2015

      China economy: down in the data mine

      It may just have been bad timing. China’s announcement of a looser renminbi peg came only a few days after a downbeat...

    14. August 3, 2015

      Mapping: Here and now

      Need to change your route to avoid traffic congestion? You might avoid a five-mile tailback — or rather just have a...

    15. July 30, 2015

      Corporate giants sound profits alarm over China slowdown

      Some of the world’s largest companies have sounded the alarm about the slowdown in the Chinese economy, warning that...

    16. July 23, 2015

      Daimler: as good as it gets

      A premium brand posts a stellar set of quarterly numbers, driven primarily by rapid growth in China, only to see its...

    17. July 21, 2015

      German carmakers nearing deal for Nokia’s Here mapping arm

      Nokia has entered into exclusive talks with three German carmakers over the sale of its high-definition maps unit as...

    18. July 8, 2015

      Cars in China: reverse gear

      China’s stock market dives a third, all but five of the largest stocks on the ChiNext are suspended and managers are...

    19. June 19, 2015

      European luxury cars: China changes gear

      Slam on the brakes. Premium car sales in China dropped in May at BMW, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover. There is an obvious...

    20. June 16, 2015

      Audi joins brands contending with falling China sales

      Audi’s sales in China fell for the first time in more than two years in May, as what was once the world’s...

    21. May 27, 2015

      German auto brands trio faces Silicon Valley competitors

      In the early 1970s, when a young Ferdinand Piëch joined Audi, the German marque had lower revenues per car than Opel...

    22. April 22, 2015

      Amazon to deliver parcels to Audi boots in Germany

      Amazon customers will be able to order parcels delivered directly to the boot of their car under a pilot scheme...

    23. April 13, 2015

      Corporate Germany left baffled by VW chairman’s outburst

      There was only one question on everyone’s lips in corporate Germany on Monday: just what is Volkswagen chairman...

    24. April 3, 2015

      Connected cars: Tyred and wired

      When Louise Chandler, a 31-year-old nurse from Surrey, hit a kerb in her Renault Clio in July 2013, it broke the rear...

    25. January 5, 2015

      BMW offers China dealers $820m to stave off potential revolt

      BMW has agreed to pay $820m in China dealer rebates for 2014, a person involved in the negotiations said on Monday, as...

    26. November 25, 2014

      Cadillac’s new chief keeps luxury brand’s prices high

      General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand will have to stick to selling vehicles at high prices at the cost of some market...

    27. November 21, 2014

      VW lifts five-year investment to €85.6bn

      As Germany comes under international pressure to invest more at home, and boost demand in the eurozone, Volkswagen has...

    28. November 3, 2014

      China’s antitrust fines for foreign car companies fail to stall growth

      For multinational car companies operating in China, the euphoria from the biggest ever automotive boom in industrial...

    29. September 2, 2014

      Mercedes faces speed bump in luxury car sales drive in China

      When Daimler decided to post a board member to Beijing for the first time, it did so with a simple mandate: repair...

    30. August 21, 2014

      China antitrust ruling blunts foreign criticism

      Car pricing probe The landmark ruling handed down by Chinese antitrust officials this week was not the one executives...

    31. July 23, 2014

      Daimler raises earnings by 12%

      The continued recovery of Mercedes-Benz sales in China and the launch of sporty new models kept Daimler on track to...

    32. July 3, 2014

      BMW to build $1bn car plant in Mexico

      BMW will invest $1bn to build a car plant in Mexico as it follows other premium automakers in seeking to use the...

    33. June 10, 2014

      Sales of luxury cars boom in Brazil

      Brazil’s economy may be weakening but sales of some luxury car marques in the country are soaring in a sign of the...

    34. January 15, 2014

      Smart technology takes a back seat at Detroit Motor Show

      A heavy-duty pick-up truck, a sleek compact saloon and an unadulterated sports car headlined the Detroit Auto Show this...

    35. January 14, 2014

      Mercedes in talks with Infiniti over SUV joint venture

      Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti are in talks to start jointly developing a second shared vehicle platform, to be used to...

    36. January 5, 2014

      CES welcomes arrival of other industries to tech sector carnival

      The annual carnival of the consumer technology sector that starts this week is being taken over by other industries...

    37. December 29, 2013

      Online showrooms and digital dealerships revolutionise car buying

      At first glance, Audi’s flagship car showroom on London’s Piccadilly could do with a few more cars. In the shadow of...

    38. December 27, 2013

      Audi lines up record €22bn investment over five years

      Audi is to invest almost €22bn in new models and technology over the next five years, as it looks to keep pace with...

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