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Fiat Chrysler suspected of emissions cheating: Report

Berlin - German regulators suspect that Italian-American auto maker Fiat Chrysler, like Volkswagen, used illegal software to cheat on emissions tests, a newspaper report said Sunday.

Honda says recalling millions more cars with Takata airbags

Toukyo - Honda said Friday it would recall millions more cars equipped with airbags made by crisis-hit supplier Takata, in a widening of a scandal that has already led to the biggest auto recall in US history.

Two more Takata-linked airbag deaths in Malaysia: Honda

Kuala Lumpur - Two people have died in Malaysia after airbag inflators made by Japan's Takata exploded, carmaker Honda announced, raising the global toll to 13 in a scandal that has led to the biggest auto recall in US history.

Mitsubishi Motors fuel-cheating scandal widens on fresh admission

Toukyo - Japan's Mitsubishi Motors said Tuesday it has been using dodgy fuel-efficiency testing for 25 years and admitted it has no idea of the scale of the cheating that has plunged it into crisis.

More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

Berlin - Major names in the auto industry found themselves caught in headlights of a global engine-rigging scandal on Friday as Volkswagen booked one of the biggest losses in its history over the scam.As VW announced it was setting aside 16.

German automakers to recall 630,000 cars after emissions probe

Berlin - Around 630,000 Audi, Mercedes, Opel, Porsche and Volkswagen cars are to be recalled in Europe owing to irregularities in their emission of pollutants, a German government source told AFP on Friday.

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5 bn off Mitsubishi stock

Toukyo - Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5 bn off Mitsubishi stock

Toukyo - Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5 bn off Mitsubishi stock

Toukyo - Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.

Automaker Mitsubishi admits falsifying fuel-efficiency tests

Toukyo - Japanese automaker Mitsubishi on Wednesday admitted it falsified fuel-efficiency tests in more than 600,000 vehicles, after reports of misconduct sent its Tokyo-listed shares crashing.

US teen latest victim in exploding Takata airbag deaths

Washington - Honda has confirmed another death involving a Takata airbag, bringing the global total to 11 fatalities in a scandal that has set off the biggest auto recall in US history.

Tesla Motors unveils Model 3 — Electric cars for ordinary buyers

Hawthorne - Thousands of people lined up outside Tesla Motors dealerships across the country Thursday as its lower-priced Model 3 went on sale for the first time.

Volkswagen says CEO got diesel snag warning as early as May 2014

Frankfurt - Volkswagen's former chief executive may have been warned as early as May 2014 of possible anomalies dogging its diesel engines, 16 months before the scandal erupted worldwide, the company admitted.

Performance and power to mark new models at Geneva motor show

Ginebra - From ultra-luxury sports cars to 4x4 urban conquerors, the Geneva International Motor Show opens Tuesday as gas guzzlers see their popularity rebound during the oil price slide.

Record 32-million-euro auction sale for 1957 Ferrari

Paris - A legendary 1950s Ferrari has fetched a world record 32 million euros ($35 million) at auction, going under the hammer in Paris.

Paris entrepreneur's 2CV tours to go electric

Paris - The humble "Deux Chevaux", once ubiquitous in the French countryside, chugging down tree-lined roads -- cue accordion music -- is now more of a curiosity than a cheap and cheerful runabout.

Sweden opens fraud investigation against Volkswagen

Stockholm - Sweden's anti-corruption prosecutor announced Tuesday the opening of an "aggravated fraud" investigation against German automaker Volkswagen, which has acknowledged rigging its vehicles for environmental emissions tests.

VW scandal overshadows exuberant Detroit auto show

Detroit - The Volkswagen pollution-cheating scandal overshadowed an otherwise exuberant mood as the Detroit auto show opened Monday amid record US sales.

German giants' feet of clay exposed in turbulent year

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel facing the biggest challenge of her tenure, Volkswagen and the national football association each mired in scandal: the pillars of German public life will start 2016 on wobbly foundations.

VW scandal prompts Germany to toughen approval rules

Berlin - Germany's transport minister said Sunday that in the wake of the Volkswagen emission cheating scandal, major automakers would have to disclose their engine software to state regulators.

New sales of VW cars down 2.0% in Germany in November

Frankfurt - The number of new Volkswagen cars registered in Germany declined by 2.0 percent in November, but VW remained the biggest-selling brand in its home country, official data showed on Wednesday. New registrations of VW cars declined by 2.

VW says 'around 50' witnesses have come forward in internal probe

Frankfurt Am Main - Around 50 employees of German auto giant Volkswagen have come forward to testify in the group's internal probe into a massive pollution-cheating scandal, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

French police raid Volkswagen offices over emissions scandal

Paris - Police have raided Volkswagen's French headquarters over an investigation into the massive pollution-cheating scandal that has engulfed the German auto giant, a judicial source said Sunday.

'Fewer than 10' targeted in VW probe: German prosecutors

Frankfurt - German prosecutors said Friday they had identified fewer than 10 suspects in the massive pollution-cheating scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen, as the auto giant announced a drop in worldwide sales.

VW to recall 8.5 mn vehicles in Europe as Italian police raid offices

Frankfurt - Volkswagen said Thursday it will recall a total of 8.5 million diesel vehicles Europe-wide as police raided the carmaker's office in Italy and those of its sports car unit Lamborghini over a global pollution-cheating scandal.

'Dozens of managers' involved in VW's pollution cheating: Report

Berlin - Volkswagen's pollution cheating programme was developed by dozens of managers, not just a handful of individuals as the company has suggested, news site Spiegel Online reported Wednesday.

Scandal-hit VW to cut investment by 1 bn euros a year

Frankfurt - German auto giant Volkswagen said Tuesday it would slash its annual investment budget by one billion euros ($1.13 billion) for its main VW brand in the wake of the pollution-cheating scandal.

Police raid VW headquarters as probe mounts in Germany, US

Berlin - German police swooped on Volkswagen's headquarters, carrying away files and hard disks as the investigation into a massive pollution cheating scandal expanded on both sides of the Atlantic.

US Volkswagen chief admits knew of emissions problem in 2014

Washington - Volkswagen's US chief revealed he knew more than a year ago that the group's cars possibly breached pollution rules, as he prepared to apologize Thursday before Congress over the massive scandal.

France joins worldwide probes into Volkswagen scandal

Paris - Adding to a raft of investigations worldwide, Paris prosecutors have launched a preliminary investigation into possible fraud over the pollution-cheating software installed in diesel engines by German auto giant Volkswagen, a judicial source said Frida...
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