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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group named Porsche veteran Klaus Zellmer as the new head of sales and marketing at the automaker’s namesake brand. Zellmer succeeds Jürgen Stackmann, who is leaving the company, VW said in a statement on Tuesday. Zellmer, 53, moves to the new post from his role as head of Porsche North America. Kjell
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LOS ANGELES — Mazda North America is promoting the head of its captive ad agency, Brad Audet, to chief marketing officer effective immediately. Audet, leader of Garage Team Mazda since 2013, was interim CMO since March, when Dino Bernacchi left the post. Audet “has successfully guided our marketing operations during this time of unprecedented uncertainty
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What kind of car is the 2021 Hyundai Venue? What does it compare to? The 2021 Hyundai Venue is a five-passenger hatchback that’s sometimes marketed as a crossover SUV. Without all-wheel drive on its options list, we keep it in the car column, though it’s blessed with the interior space and flexibility of some of
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General Motors is trying to stop a dealership group in rural Iowa from selling Chevrolets and Cadillacs in the same showroom as Jeeps and Rams, but the group says state law trumps GM’s objections and that separating the store into two again could put one of them out of business. A federal judge last month
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Nope, this isn’t the “Don’t Hit the Dart” Dart, it’s another part of the collection on the Dulcich Dog Farm. You may have seen this stripped hulk of a Mopar lurking in the background of multiple episodes of Roadkill Garage, and now you’ll know the backstory. We’ve provided this free episode on YouTube to give
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Porsche has tapped its top global marketing executive to lead its U.S. business. Kjell Gruner, 53, will take over as CEO of Porsche Cars North America effective Nov. 1. Gruner is Porsche’s chief marketing officer and global vice president of marketing. Gruner replaces Klaus Zellmer, 53, who is being elevated to chief sales officer at
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With the 2022 Tucson, Hyundai goes for the styling jugular. The new five-seat compact crossover SUV arrives in the U.S. next year, with the unstated goal of erasing tough rivals from shopping lists through the power of looks alone. Built from dozens of complex origami folds, the Tucson comes to the U.S. in just one
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German carmaker Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, has agreed to pay $1.5bn (£1.2bn) to resolve US government claims that it designed its diesel vehicles to cheat air pollution tests. The firm was investigated for installing software to evade emissions laws in 250,000 Mercedes cars and vans. US officials said they hoped the fine would deter future
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Nikola Corp. issued a lengthier denial of a report last week that claimed the electric truck maker had deceived investors, accusing a short seller of mischaracterizations and distortions. Hindenburg Research, a short seller whose report sent Nikola shares tumbling last week, made false and misleading statements that were designed to manipulate the market, Nikola said
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By Joey Klender Posted on September 14, 2020 Nikola Motor has released a lengthy statement responding to a report from Hindenburg Research, which accuses the company of being an “intricate fraud.” In the statement, the automaker states that the report is “false and defamatory.” However, Nikola admitted that its “One” semi-truck was not self-propelled, adding
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PARIS — Chinese renewable energy group Envision is looking to build a battery factory in France to supply the growing electric vehicle market, a French newspaper reported. The company, which has battery production plants in Japan, the United States, Britain and in China, has identified around a dozen potential locations in France for the future
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Project Apollo, Ford Motor Co.’s scramble to pivot from making cars and trucks to manufacturing lifesaving medical equipment during the coronavirus crisis, is the subject of a short documentary from the director of “Friday Night Lights.” In On the Line, a nine-minute film released this month on YouTube, several Ford workers who volunteered to make
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TOKYO — Nissan’s indicted former boss Carlos Ghosn has fled, but the American lieutenant he left behind in Japan — Greg Kelly, accused of being his accomplice — finally heads to court in Tokyo this week in a closely watched case that will bring some measure of closure to the corporate saga. Kelly’s financial misconduct
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