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US: VW’s customers to be generously compensated

US: VW’s customers to be generously compensated

The US owners of around 600,000 over-polluting Volkswagen cars will be offered generous compensation packages, the head of automaker’s claims fund told a German paper. More than four months after the scandal broke out, Volkswagen still has not won an approval from the regulators to fix any of the roughly […]

A steep 9% increase in US traffic fatalities

A steep 9% increase in US traffic fatalities

According to the latest NHTSA report, US highway fatalities rate rose by 9% in the first 9 months of 2015, an unexpected increase after decades of gradual decline. The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced at the end of last week its latest estimate of traffic […]

‘Better’ Mercedes deserves to win – Prost

Feb.8 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Alain Prost has hit back at the criticism of F1’s ‘power unit’ era. The F1 legend is an ambassador for the new works team project at Renault, the French carmaker that has struggled so far with the turbo V6 rules. But Frenchman Prost said F1 is on the […]

‘Better’ Mercedes deserves to win – Prost

Feb.8 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Alain Prost has hit back at the criticism of F1’s ‘power unit’ era. The F1 legend is an ambassador for the new works team project at Renault, the French carmaker that has struggled so far with the turbo V6 rules. But Frenchman Prost said F1 is on the […]

Takata posts profit gains despite the massive airbag scandal

Takata posts profit gains despite the massive airbag scandal

The Japanese automotive supplier reported an increase of its quarterly profits, despite the airbag scandal developing and expanding almost on weekly basis. Despite the ongoing, massive global safety crisis caused by its defective airbag inflators, Takata boosted its revenue during the last three financial quarters. The company’s net income rose […]

Leaked: Ford Falcon XR Sprint specifications seemingly out

Leaked: Ford Falcon XR Sprint specifications seemingly out

According to the latest reports flying around the Australian media’s rumor mill, the soon to arrive 2016 Ford Falcon XR Sprint special edition has had its full technical specifications leaked out in the open. Ford Australia is looking to deliver the very last Falcon XR with a turbocharged inline-six 4.0-liter […]

Mercedes-Benz starts 2016 with 20% growth

Mercedes-Benz starts 2016 with 20% growth

Following the record sales figures achieved by Mercedes-Benz last year, the three-pointed star brand started with a double-digit growth, pushed by a 50 percent sales rise in China. In its outlook report for 2016 issued last week, Daimler said it saw a slower year in terms of sales and profits, […]

Porsche Exclusive treats the 911 to some wood trim

Porsche Exclusive treats the 911 to some wood trim

The craftsmen over at Porsche Exclusive have decided to play out some taboos – this time around the one that sports car don’t make out with wood trim – especially not in this day and age. But as it goes this facelifted 911 Carrera S Cabriolet looks elegant and ready […]

Peugeot rumored to cut jobs at Poissy

Peugeot rumored to cut jobs at Poissy

According to sources, the French carmarker Peugeot is preparing to terminate employment for some 850 of its staff at the Poissy facility in France. Peugeot’s plan was disclosed to trade union representatives during an extraordinary works council get-together, taking place at the end of last week. Three trade union sources […]