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Report: Ford, GM consider axing non-premium large sedans

Sales of sedans from mainstream brands continue to dwindle in the United States as buyers turn to more practical crossover SUVs. It's gotten so bad that Ford hasn't even bothered renewing its Taurus despite a redesigned model being launched in China in 2015. In addition, Fiat Chrysler...

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VW Group, Daimler and BMW accused of cartel behavior

As investigations into diesel emissions cheating deepens, accusations have arisen that the Volkswagen Group, Daimler and the BMW Group may have colluded on development of diesel engines and other areas. Germany's Der Spiegel on Friday reported that the three automakers have since the 1990s...

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Ford GT deliveries delayed

Deliveries of its GT supercar aren't going as smoothly as Ford had anticipated. The automaker, in a letter sent to some customers waiting for their GT, said, "The craftsmanship required to build these vehicles for global markets has required that we adjust our original timing...

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Future of diesel at Porsche to be decided by end of decade

Porsche hasn't been able to avoid the diesel emissions scandal afflicting the Volkswagen Group, with the diesel version of its popular Cayenne SUV among the vehicles fitted with emissions cheating software. Porsche has already been forced to stop sales of the Cayenne Diesel in the United...

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BMW i boss joins Faraday Future

Struggling electric car startup Faraday Future has hired former BMW executive Ulrich Kranz for the new role of Chief Technology Officer. Kranz, 59, is a BMW veteran and has led the German automaker's i sub-brand for electric mobility since 2008. He said he was motivated to join Faraday Future...

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Mercedes and Chery reach agreement on use of EQ name in China

Mercedes-Benz in the coming years will introduce a family of new electric cars under the EQ sub-brand. There was a chance Mercedes might have been blocked from using the name in China because local automaker Chery has been selling an electric car called the eQ since 2014. However, the two...

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