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Volvo’s first electric car will be built in China

Volvo will launch its first electric car in 2019. The car will be based on the Compact Modular Architecture designed for smaller cars and offer a range of 250 miles or more. The battery will be placed in the vehicle floor and an electric motor will be at the front axle. At the 2017 Shanghai auto...

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Volkswagen will build second SUV in US

Volkswagen will build a second SUV at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. VW Group of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken confirmed during last week's 2017 New York auto show that a second SUV will be built at the Chattanooga plant, and that the vehicle would be a five-seater, Automotive News...

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S60 on track to be first Volvo made in US

Volvo has only just broken ground on its first-ever U.S. assembly plant, but we already know what vehicle will first roll out into the southern breeze of Ridgeville, South Carolina when the plant becomes operational in 2018. The next-generation S60 sedan has been selected as the first vehicle to be...

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Audi Q8 entering production in 2018, Q4 in 2019

Audi currently has three new SUVs in the pipeline. They are the Q4, Q8 and e-tron, the latter being an electric offering based on 2015's e-tron Quattro concept. Audi in 2016 confirmed that the e-tron will enter production at a plant in Brussels, Belgium in 2018. Note, the e-tron name is yet...

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Ford ready for pickup truck assault in China

Pickup trucks may be as American as apple pie, but Ford sees a big opportunity for the vehicles in China where the automaker will be introducing its famous "Built Ford Tough" tagline. Ford's been exporting F-150 Raptor SuperCrews to China since the start of the year, and at its Go...

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Maker of Peugeot and Citroën cars establishes North American ops

French automaker PSA Group only last month agreed to purchase Opel from General Motors. The automaker has also got around to establishing PSA North America, with former TrueCar and Nissan executive Larry Dominique put in charge of the new operation. But PSA isn't ready just yet to establish a...

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Audi, Porsche collaborate on next-gen platform

Audi and Porsche may both be brands in the Volkswagen Group, though they're staunchly independent. In fact, up until last year were even competing against each other in top-level motorsport. Nevertheless, they also collaborate on projects when it suits them. This has involved the sharing of...

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Mercedes working on ‘Level 5’ self-driving car with Bosch

The scale and complexity, not to mention cost, of developing self-driving cars is causing a lot of consolidation behind the scenes. For example, Volvo has joined forces with Autoliv; BMW with Intel and Mobileye (soon to be owned by Intel); and now Mercedes-Benz has also announced it will work with...

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Mercedes accelerates electric plans, promises 10 EVs by 2022

Regardless of where fuel prices go in the coming years, Mercedes-Benz's future will be one skewed towards electrification. The automaker launched its new EQ sub-brand for electrified cars during last fall's 2016 Paris auto show by unveiling the Generation EQ concept and promising 10...

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Audi buying car-rental service Silvercar

It seems as if you can't get away from the word "mobility" in today's automotive vernacular. From BMW's ReachNow to General Motors' Maven, nearly every major automaker is looking for a piece of the personal mobility market. Audi has plans to further expand its...

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