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Volkswagen has streamlined vehicle development at its core VW brand as the troubled carmaker strives to boost profitability and adapt more quickly to market trends. VW's largest division by sales and revenue has traditionally been slow to upgrade models and uncover new segments in markets such as the United States…

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Kongsberg Automotive ASA Driver Control Systems business area has been awarded a contract for cable gearshift systems by a key Commercial truck customer in China. Production for domestic Chinese market is scheduled to start in Q1 of 2017. Contract has an estimated total value of 77 million Norwegian crowns ($8.66…

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General Motors Co said on Thursday it is launching a car-sharing service called Maven in the United States and Germany, joining at least two other automakers testing the market for consumers who want to borrow cars rather than own them. The car-sharing service will launch with small fleets in Ann…

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Tesla Motors Inc. filed a federal lawsuit against a German auto parts maker for allegedly misrepresenting its ability to design the signature “falcon wing” doors on its Model X electric sport-utility vehicle, leading to a last-minute change to a new supplier that caused delays. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S.…

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French carmaker Renault will recall more than 15,000 vehicles to make changes to their engines to bring them into line with emissions standards, Energy Minister Segolene Royal told RTL radio on Tuesday. The minister, responsible for the environment and sustainable development, repeated that Renault was not alone in exceeding emissions…

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Formula One's four manufacturers have agreed a deal to reduce the cost of engines and ensure that no team is left without a supply, sources at the governing FIA said on Tuesday after meetings in Geneva. In exchange, the manufacturers were assured that the current V6 turbo hybrid power unit…

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Renault said on Tuesday it planned a software upgrade to cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution from its diesel engines, which have come under fire for their relatively high emissions in the wake of the Volkswagen test-rigging scandal. Following VW's (VOWG_p.DE) exposure last September for using software "defeat devices" to cheat…

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Yorozu Corp. – a tier one automotive supplier headquartered in Yokohama, Japan – recently broke ground on its Jasper facility, which is located on a 50-acre “Advantage Site” in the Jasper Industrial Park. The company plans to invest $100 million into the new metal stamping facility – a move that…

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Dozens of large shareholders in Volkswagen plan to sue the carmaker in a German court, seeking compensation for the plunge in its shares due to its emissions test cheating scandal. Law firm Nieding + Barth said on Monday it would lodge a case with a regional court in Brunswick this…

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Daimler on Monday said its trucks division had signed letters of intent with joint venture partners in Iran as part of the German truck maker's re-entry into the Iranian market following the lifting of international sanctions. Iran has opened up as an export market following years of economic isolation as…