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    1. 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...

    2. 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 history...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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 at...

    3. 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 catch up...

    4. 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 low-cost...

    5. 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 enormous...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 build...

    8. 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 from...

    9. 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 the...

    10. 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 market...

    11. October 28, 2013

      Tata’s JLR unit targets ultra-rich

      Jaguar Land Rover will build its largest and most expensive Range Rover as the British luxury carmaker looks to continue...

    12. October 15, 2013

      Nissan’s Infiniti looks to crack top tier of luxury car market

      Under grey, drizzling skies, the industrial excavator reared up dramatically as the European head of Nissan’s luxury car...

    13. October 1, 2013

      JLR drives Brazilian car factory plan

      Jaguar Land Rover is close to signing a deal to build a factory in Brazil, one of its key growth markets, to keep pace with...

    14. October 1, 2013

      European groups buffeted by emerging market currency volatility

      Unilever’s warning that “significant currency weakening” in emerging markets would cause quarterly sales growth to slow...

    15. September 4, 2013

      Automobiles: Electric shock

      Move over Porsche, Audi and Jaguar. In the world’s most cutting-edge car market, Tesla Motors has the fastest-growing luxury...

    16. September 4, 2013

      Volvo Cars swings into loss amid tough European market

      Volvo Cars swung into a loss in the first half as a tough market in Europe continued to weigh on the Swedish premium...

    17. August 27, 2013

      Daimler looks to China as engine of growth

      The first Daimler board member to be based in China has some catching up to do. Hubertus Troska, who took the reins at...

    18. July 21, 2013

      Jaguar bets future on saloon market

      Jaguar Land Rover is betting the future of its Jaguar brand on a new family of entry-level luxury vehicles to challenge BMW,...

    19. July 21, 2013

      Jaguar changes gear to embrace mass appeal

      Expensive two-seaters and oversized saloons for the richest are losing their edge. Future growth for the world’s premium car...

    20. June 27, 2013

      EU bows to Merkel pressure on auto emission curbs

      The EU has bowed to pressure from Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, to postpone an agreement on tougher curbs on auto...

    21. June 27, 2013

      Audi R8 V10 Plus: The dashing blade

      If supercars were schoolchildren, Audi’s R8 would be the quiet, studious one, always well presented, never without the...

    22. June 25, 2013

      Deal reached on tougher emissions cap for EU carmakers

      Germany has won concessions on an agreement to cap car emissions in the EU, in a deal that will allow manufacturers to...

    23. March 19, 2013

      BMW warns of stagnating profits

      BMW said pre-tax profit would stagnate in 2013 because of continued sales pressure in Europe and increased investments in...

    24. March 18, 2013

      Luxury carmakers in China digital drive

      In most of the world, it takes a lifetime to get rich, if it happens at all. But China’s wealthy get rich on average much...

    25. February 20, 2013

      Geely and Volvo to share R&D centre

      Geely and Volvo Cars will jointly build a research and development centre in Gothenburg in one of the biggest co-operations...

    26. February 7, 2013

      Daimler issues cautious outlook for 2013

      Daimler has issued a cautious outlook for 2013, saying that income from ongoing businesses would be about the same as last...

    27. February 4, 2013

      Powerless Super Bowl disrupts advertisers

      The Baltimore Ravens held off a resurgent San Francisco 49ers and survived a power outage to win American football’s most...

    28. January 28, 2013

      VW to build Golf hatchback in Mexico

      Volkswagen will manufacture its top-selling Golf hatchback in Mexico to lead the German carmaker’s latest attempt to crack...

    29. January 24, 2013

      Jaguar profit warning dents Tata Motors

      Shares in Tata Motors tumbled in Mumbai following an unexpected profit warning from its highly profitable UK-based luxury...

    30. January 7, 2013

      Volvo fears tough 2013 as sales slide

      Volvo Cars warned it was facing a challenging year as it revealed sales drops of more than 10 per cent in 2012 in its...

    31. January 7, 2013

      Daimler shares rise on talk of China stake

      Shares in Daimler, the German luxury car and truckmaker, jumped on Monday after a report that China’s sovereign wealth fund...

    32. October 25, 2012

      Demand for luxury cars boosts Inchcape

      Solid demand for premium cars in the UK and Australia has driven up third-quarter figures at Inchcape, the international...

    33. October 1, 2012

      Cashing in on the middle class revolution

      The $10 Trillion Dollar Prize: Captivating the New Affluent in China and India, by Michael Silversteen, Abheek Singhi, Carol...

    34. September 30, 2012

      Carmakers tackle weighty issue of steel

      Henry Ford famously reflected that customers could have any colour of Model T so long as it was black. For a long time the...

    35. September 20, 2012

      Daimler warns on Mercedes profits

      Daimler warned that profits at its Mercedes-Benz car unit would not reach the level of last year because of “deteriorating”...

    36. beyondbrics

      September 4, 2012

      Audi revs up in Mexico

      And the winner is…San José Chiapa. This small Mexican town in the southern state of Puebla is to be the location of Audi’s...

    37. August 28, 2012

      Three-way race for India’s luxury market

      The race for supremacy in India’s luxury car market has all the trappings of a high-speed autobahn head-to-head. Audi pipped...

    38. July 20, 2012

      Electric cars struggle to build momentum

      When Jay Hou and Johanna Crespo of Santa Monica, California, went shopping for a car recently, they put General Motors’...

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