FRANKFURT – Volkswagen Group is not done reshuffling its management, CEO Herbert Diess told a German newspaper in an interview. “We are 80 percent done with our personnel decisions. Some outstanding decisions have been prepared and we will implement them in a planned manner,” Diess said in the interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published on Friday.
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Editor’s note: This story is part of the annual Automotive News “Future Product Pipeline” series. Nissan is in the midst of a product overhaul as the brand attempts a larger business reboot in the U.S., its second-largest market. The product offensive, which will reduce the average age of Nissan vehicles from more than 5 years
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Government policies aimed at phasing out the sale of traditional combustion-engined vehicles will lead to EV sales jumping by as many as 30 million, according to Automotive News Europe. The report cites three out of four scenarios modelled by the National Grid operator. They say that power production emissions will be negative 13 years from now,
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A new face and improved tech are just the start for the 2021 Audi Q5. As the automaker’s ‘tweener crossover between the smaller (but still big) Q3 and bigger (and even bigger) three-row Q7, the Q5 is a segue to electrification-curious shoppers, and even some performance-leaning shoppers. Blunter: The 2021 Q5 needs to do a
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter income of $1.1 billion despite a pandemic that idled its North American plants for roughly half the reporting period. The surprise profit came largely from a $3.5 billion gain on its investment in Argo AI, the company that is developing a self-driving vehicle system. Volkswagen Group
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Polestar has today delivered the first European Polestar 2 customer car at the company’s iconic global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Thunder-coloured fastback is specified with a Charcoal WeaveTech vegan interior. The new owner, Sture Stensson gets a walk through the extensive technology onboard. New owner Sture Stensson commented: “I ordered my Polestar 2 on
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Succinct as it is accurate, “It’s a Subaru” pretty well describes the 2021 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover SUV. All-wheel drive? Check. Horizontally opposed engine? Yup. Room for people and gear? Uh-huh. Hard-wearing interior? Sure. The 2021 Subaru Ascent soldiers into the new year with minimal changes on what’s been a reliable formula so far. The
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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the ideology of the bipartisan Coalition for a Prosperous America.  President Donald Trump, true to his “America First” promise in the 2016 campaign, has confronted China over its trade practices, treatment of intellectual property and alleged currency manipulation. His tenure has been marked by a two-year
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Cox Automotive eliminated roughly 1,600 positions in North America, including 1,500 in the U.S., as the Atlanta dealership services company reorganizes and prepares to expand digital initiatives amid the coronavirus pandemic. The affected employees held corporate and field roles, Cox spokesman Chintan Talati said Wednesday. He said the majority of those cut worked for the
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