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EPA launches review of US vehicle emissions standards

The Obama Administration’s hardline fuel use targets come under fire as Trump’s government says they’re too tough

Industry Report: Monkey Business, and the latest chapter in Dieselgate

German car manufacturers have been gaming their political system. Here’s why that’s set to end

Mercedes-Benz adds Thai production base for electric cars

A new battery factory opens the door to Thai-built, Benz-badged plug-in hybrid and electric cars reaching out for export markets, including pote...

Greens’ electric car policy won’t work, industry warns

Luxury car tax is about to disappear, so why would the Greens bank on it helping to pay for electric vehicles?

Diesel backlash, SUV rush blows out vehicle emissions in Europe

A shift to less powerful petrol engines, and a growing fascination with SUVs push the Eurozone’s emissions figures backwards

Trump takes the fight to European car manufacturers

Threat of tariffs could escalate into tit-for-tat trade war

Volkswagen ‘Dieselgate’ class action heads to court

Today marks the first day of hearings to determine if Volkswagen should compensate Australian owners over Dieselgate

From M to N: Hyundai snares another BMW performance executive

BMW M sales executive Thomas Schemera jumps ship to head a new Hyundai performance division

Australia issues compulsory Takata airbag recall for 2.7m cars

Australia joins other governments worldwide in forcing car makers to replace potentially lethal airbags

Geely buys into Mercedes-Benz’s technology

The Chinese owner of Volvo and Lotus now wants to tap future Mercedes-Benz technology, and has jumped on board as an investor

Ford names new head of North American business

A new boss is installed less than a day after the unexpected departure of the old one

Ford’s Raj Nair steps down due to 'inappropriate behaviour'

Ford North America president Raj Nair is leaving the company following an internal investigation

GM to shut down Holden Astra sedan factory

Rising costs have forced one of the world’s largest car makers to question the need for its South Korean car industry

Emissions cap would empty showrooms, new-car industry warns

If Australia moves too fast on setting tougher emissions standards, car makers would have to drop models from sale, FCAI says

Consumer watchdog calls for new-car sales reforms to protect buyers

Better warranty support, more choice for servicing and more realistic fuel use figures named as top priorities