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Powerful asset manager Hermes calls for ‘no confidence’ vote in Volkswagen bosses – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The committee is also battling for compensation for the 1m affected UK drivers, citing US motorists receiving up to $10,000 each. Despite its troubles, VW has performed strongly in the wake of dieselgate and has again overtaken Toyota as the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer, selling 10.4m in 2016. Last week it reported first quarter sales at the group – which includes the Audi, Bentley, Porsche, SEAT and Skoda marques –…

The BMW 6 Series coupe is dead – Autoblog (blog)

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

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Powerful asset manager Hermes calls for ‘no confidence’ vote in Volkswagen bosses – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The committee is also battling for compensation for the 1m affected UK drivers, citing US motorists receiving up to $10,000 each. Despite its troubles, VW has performed strongly in the wake of dieselgate and has again overtaken Toyota as the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer, selling 10.4m in 2016. Last week it reported first quarter sales at the group – which includes the Audi, Bentley, Porsche, SEAT and Skoda marques –…

Ford executive calls for fewer cars in cities – Financial Times

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Ford executive calls for fewer cars in cities

Speedsters gain popularity amid nosediving car sales – Detroit News – The Detroit News

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Buy Photo Ford says sales of the Focus RS, shown, and Focus ST rose 25 percent in the first four months of 2017 as overall car sales fell 11.4 percent.(Photo: Todd McInturf / The Detroit News)Buy Photo After years buying small cars, American consumers keep turning to big, beefy SUVs and trucks. But Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV see a silver lining in those plummeting car sales….

Consumers Want Safe, Sustainable Electric Cars, Volvo CEO Tells UN Conference – Edmunds.com

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Consumer expectations are changing, and the auto industry has to change to meet them, Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson told the U.N. Global Compact Nordic Network conference on Monday. “Our customers want safer, more sustainable and convenient cars,” Samuelsson said. “We can meet that demand, be a force for change and grow our business at the same time. I am confident that our next generation of fully autonomous, electrified and connected…

Hoard of cars found hidden in manor worth millions – Fox News

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

A swiss stately home has revealed what could be the Holy Grail of classic cars. The stunning collection boasts 12 motors from luxury manufacturers including Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Lamborghini and Maserati, with the oldest dating back to 1921. Thought to have been started in the 1950s by a wealthy car enthusiast, the fleet is said to have remained largely untouched for years following the owner’s death. The collection was rediscovered…

Speedsters gain popularity amid nosediving car sales – The Detroit News

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Buy Photo Ford says sales of the Focus RS, shown, and Focus ST rose 25 percent in the first four months of 2017 as overall car sales fell 11.4 percent.(Photo: Todd McInturf / The Detroit News)Buy Photo After years buying small cars, American consumers keep turning to big, beefy SUVs and trucks. But Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV see a silver lining in those plummeting car sales….

Call 6 gets results: Volkswagen owner gets $15K – WRTV Indianapolis

Monday, May 08, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — Some Hoosier Volkswagen owners impacted by the national diesel emission cheating scandal contacted Call 6 Investigates saying they were having trouble getting their money back. The automotive giant must pay $20 billion in civil and criminal penalties after an investigation found the company used cheating software to circumvent the emissions testing process on some diesel vehicles. That money is intended for vehicle buybacks, fixes, owner compensation and environmental…

Volkswagen wants to beat Tesla at its own game – CNET

Monday, May 08, 2017

Tesla is making waves as the only automaker devoted solely to electric vehicles, but once the industry’s heavy hitters step in, it’s going to be a whole different game. Herbert Diess, Volkswagen’s brand chief, believes the German automaker can beat Tesla at its own game once it settles into its plan to sell a whole bunch of electric cars, the Financial Times reports. “Anything Tesla can do, we can surpass,”…

Volkswagen Says It Wants to Overtake Tesla and Become the Leader in Electric Cars – Fortune

Monday, May 08, 2017

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Cloned cars sold in Greater Manchester eBay scam – BBC News – BBC News

Monday, May 08, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stolen cars including a top-of-the-range Mercedes have been sold in the scam Criminals are using eBay to sell stolen and cloned cars, a BBC investigation has revealed. The vehicles were being sold in Greater Manchester via at least three accounts after having their details switched with legitimate cars. Among the victims was a retired police officer who lost £17,000 buying a Mercedes from a…

RPT–India’s green car plan prioritises electric vehicles over hybrids – Reuters

Monday, May 08, 2017

(Repeats item first published on Sunday with no changes to text) * India think-tank draft report suggests shift in green car policy * Report aimed at electrifying all vehicles in India by 2032 * Report likely to influence new mobility policy – sources * Prioritise battery production, charging infrastructure – report * Electric vehicle push could disrupt auto sector – govt source By Aditi Shah NEW DELHI, May 8 India’s…

Devoteesdriven to seeclassic autos – The Advocate

Monday, May 08, 2017

Caption Close STAMFORD — The black 1954 Mercury Coupe is one of two 1950s Mercury automobiles Jim Ferrara owns, he said Sunday. His love affair stretches back to his first car, a 1941 Mercury convertible he drove to school during the Eisenhower presidency. “It’s just what I’ve always liked,” Ferrara said. The 75-year-old also owns a 1950 Mercury Coupe he takes to car shows, noting the car is the same…

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Is The Ideal Efficient Family Hauler – Forbes

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Sam Abuelsamid Since the day that Lee Iacocca and Hal Sperlich rolled out the first Dodge Caravan more than three decades ago, the minivan form factor has remained the ultimate family hauler. With sliding doors, folding/removable seats and an ever-increasing number of cup-holders, minivans are supremely flexible, utilitarian and garageable. While Chrysler has formidable competitors today from Honda, Toyota and to a lesser degree Kia, it has just launched what…

Volkswagen Brand Plots U.S. Turnaround—Again – WSJ – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Sunday, May 07, 2017

WOLFSBURG, Germany—Volkswagen AG says its chronically unprofitable U.S. operation is about to turn a corner and start cashing in on the world’s most valuable car market. But the company has been down this road before. Herbert Diess, a former BMW AG executive who runs Volkswagen’s namesake brand, is banking on a new fleet of sport-utility…