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GM plans a new Chevrolet for emerging markets

In a bid to enhance its presence in fast-growing emerging economies, US auto maker General Motors has unveiled plans to invest billions of dollars in the development of a new family of cars under the Chevrolet line. The Detroit-based carmaker announced Tuesday that it would invest about $5 billion (4.5 billion euros) to introduce a new family of cars under…

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VW overtakes Toyota as world’s biggest automaker

Riding momentum in emerging economies, Volkswagen has outsold its Japanese rival Toyota to become the world's top seller of automobiles. Toyota has sold 5.02 million vehicles so far this year, shy of VW's 5.04 million. In a watershed moment for the German auto giant, Volkswagen was able to take the top spot globally in terms of sales volume in the…

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Fiat Chrysler to pay record fine for recall lapses

Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler has been ordered by US regulators to pay a record multimillion dollar penalty for lapses in safety recalls. The company will also buy back some defective vehicles. Fiat Chrysler will pay a $70-million (63.1-million-euro) fine to the US auto safety watchdog, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and spend a further $20 million on "consumer…

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Nine reasons Germany is an e-car nightmare

Germany is not only eco-friendly – it's also a car-making country. Although you'd think that would make it heaven for use of electric cars, Germany is way behind. DW reporters share results of a real-world test. Germany is known for its cars: Porsche, BMW and no speed limit on the Autobahn. But if you want to be eco-conscious and drive…

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles after Jeep hack

The Italian-American automaker has recalled around 1.4 million vehicles in order to install software updates to prevent the cars and trucks from being hacked via their Internet-connected radios. Just days ago, computer hackers took control of a Jeep Cherokee as it drove along a highway in the US state of Missouri, turning on the A/C, blasting the radio and, most…

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