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  1. 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...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    July 11, 2014

    Mercedes Benz Fashion week

    Jens Kalaene/dpa/AP A model wears a creation of Miranda Konstantinodou’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection during the Mercedes...

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  1. June 27, 2014

    Daimler and Nissan confirm Mexico joint venture

    Daimler and Nissan will start to produce luxury cars in a new €1bn factory in Mexico, in the latest sign of the deepening...

  2. 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...

  3. May 26, 2014

    Mercedes online ads viewed more by fraudster robots than humans

    Part of a recent Mercedes-Benz online advertising campaign was viewed more often by automated computer programmes than by...

  4. May 9, 2014

    Handbags: a shift of gear for Mercedes-Benz and Bentley

    Fierce competition between car industry titans, racing to win the hearts and minds of their traditionally male-heavy...

  5. May 5, 2014

    Fiat Chrysler plans Alfa Romeo drive

    Sergio Marchionne will announce heavy investment in Alfa Romeo and map out a global future for Jeep as the Fiat Chrysler...

  6. April 30, 2014

    New models drive sales as Daimler almost doubles net profit

    Net profit at Daimler almost doubled in the first quarter as brisk sales of its new luxury saloons and compact models helped...

  7. March 31, 2014

    Aston Martin discusses with Mercedes making its first SUV

    Aston Martin is in talks with Mercedes-Benz over building its first SUV, but the British carmaker’s owners have ruled out an...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    March 27, 2014

    Russian fashion

    Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters Models present creations by Russian designer Slava Zaitsev at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in...

  9. March 21, 2014

    Luxury carmakers: BMW and Daimler

    Motor racing is about performance over a given distance. In the battle between Germany’s luxury carmakers, BMW has been a...

  10. March 10, 2014

    VW chief urges carmakers to fight the rise of the ‘data monster’

    Is Big Brother in your back seat? Your new car knows where you are driving, how fast you are going and whether you are...

  11. March 6, 2014

    JLR signs David Beckham in China drive

    Jaguar Land Rover is pretty big in China. But not as big as David Beckham. The British luxury carmaker has signed up the...

  12. February 28, 2014

    Apple software to drive smart Ferrari

    First the mobile phone, now the car. Having revolutionised personal communication Apple now wants to change the way we...

  13. February 15, 2014

    VW workers at US car plant snub union

    US labour unions’ efforts to push beyond their traditional heartlands suffered a significant blow on Friday when workers at...

  14. February 9, 2014

    Carmakers face difficulty attracting young buyers

    Younger people are shunning buying new vehicles and posing a dilemma for the car industry which must satisfy ageing car...

  15. February 6, 2014

    Daimler building on momentum with profits forecast to rise

    Daimler forecast a “significant” increase in group revenues and operating profit in 2014 as sales of compact Mercedes-Benz...

  16. February 4, 2014

    ‘Dr Z’ proves doubters wrong at Daimler

    Dieter Zetsche appeared confident and relaxed at last month’s Detroit motor show, a city where he is still known...

  17. January 28, 2014

    Daimler loses senior board member

    Daimler, the German car and truckmaker, has been rocked by the sudden departure of board member Andreas Renschler, who was...

  18. January 28, 2014

    Nissan to build London black cabs in UK’s Coventry

    Nissan will build its new London taxi at a factory in Coventry, the traditional manufacturing base for the capital’s cab...

  19. FT Photo Diary

    January 14, 2014

    Fashionable strides

    Markus Schreiber/AP A model shows off an outfit from Lena Hoschek’s autumn/winter 2014 collection during the Mercedes Benz...

  20. 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...

  21. January 12, 2014

    China growth propels Jaguar Land Rover to record sales

    Jaguar Land Rover last year sold more vehicles than ever before, helped by strong growth in the crucial Chinese market and a...

  22. 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...

  23. December 27, 2013

    London’s black cabs in race to turn green

    London’s black cabs are going green. And for carmakers and electric engine suppliers, this technological – if not literal –...

  24. December 18, 2013

    Mercedes-Benz to take Aston Martin stake

    Aston Martin has reached an agreement with Mercedes-Benz under which the German carmaker will supply engines in exchange for...

  25. December 10, 2013

    Auto industry: Hybrid carmakers

    The power couple of the car industry, Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche, make for an odd pair. Mr Ghosn, an effervescent...

  26. December 8, 2013

    Renault-Nissan steers toward closer partnership with Daimler

    Renault-Nissan hopes to reach an agreement with German partner Daimler to deepen the alliance between the carmakers during...

  27. November 22, 2013

    UK carmakers steer drive to reverse decline in young drivers

    With his father looking on anxiously from the back seat, 15-year-old Ronan Keene edges a £40,000 Range Rover over the brow...

  28. November 8, 2013

    Strong JLR sales rescue lossmaking Tata

    Soaring sales and stellar margins at British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover yet again propped up the finances of its Indian...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 6, 2013

    Mexico: autos in fast lane but economy in low gear

    Mexico is slowing – so says the central bank on Wednesday, cutting growth forecast to 0.9 – 1.4 per cent, down from its...

  30. October 28, 2013

    Cars: Outside agitators

    The location of the United Auto Workers’ union office in Coaling, Alabama, says a lot about the status of organised labour...

  31. October 20, 2013

    Detroit Three put pressure on foreign carmakers in the US

    Looking like a pack of prehistoric creatures, the robots at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant in Tennessee make short work of...

  32. 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...

  33. October 14, 2013

    Nissan’s Infiniti to take on German marques in their own backyard

    Nissan’s young luxury brand Infiniti is gambling on winning customers from the world’s biggest premium marques in their home...

  34. beyondbrics

    October 7, 2013

    BMW: war of words with union over 'unstable' S Africa

    For BMW in South Africa, genug ist genug. Strikes are a fact of life for many companies in Africa’s largest economy but last...

  35. October 6, 2013

    VW sets pace over unionised factories

    A successful campaign to unionise workers at Volkswagen’s US assembly plant will boost unionisation drives at other...

  36. 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...

  37. September 20, 2013

    Motor industry: Look, no hands

    It is just after 11 o’clock on a warm July morning in Parma, Italy, and a silver Hyundai sedan is cruising the city’s ring...

  38. September 11, 2013

    German carmakers embrace ‘green’ revolution

    Germany’s biggest carmakers are finally going electric, and the industry’s green evangelicals are revelling in schadenfreude...

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