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MINI Came to the US 15 Years Ago Today

March 26, 2017 by  
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It was 15 years ago today that a feisty, little-known car company came ashore in the United States and captured the hearts of Americans from coast-to-coast. Since 2002, MINI USA has sold and delivered more than 725,000 MINIs to delighted customers across the country. Over the past 15 years, MINI has grown its vehicle portfolio […]

U.S. Car Market Posts Record Sales for 2016

January 30, 2017 by  
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Due to good sales figures in December, the U.S. car market has managed another year of record sales. High demand for SUVs and pickup trucks led to a surprisingly strong year-end closing, as the manufacturers’ final figures showed. In Germany, too, car sales were buzzing in 2016 — and despite Volkswagen’s emission scandal, a lot […]

Reinhard von Koenig Prize Awarded for Autonomous Driving Advancements

October 31, 2016 by  
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In August 2013, a Mercedes-Benz S-Class made the journey from Mannheim to Pforzheim in Germany. Other road users and passers-by took very little notice of the vehicle – understandably, as they were unable to see what made this particular car so special: it was driving autonomously. The S-Class was a research vehicle, equipped with cameras, […]

VW chief says US-style penalties in Germany would overwhelm the company

July 5, 2016 by  
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July 5, 2016 Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Müller said there would be drastic consequences for the car manufacturer if compensation claims on the company in the US over its emissions scandal were also enforced in Germany. Müller told the Sunday issue of German daily newspaper “Die Welt” there had been renewed calls from German consumer […]

VW investors want independent inquiry into emissions scandal

June 19, 2016 by  
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June 19, 2016 According to German media reports on Saturday, some of Volkswagen’s investors are calling for an independent investigation into the company’s emissions cheating scandal. The “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung” (FAS) newspaper wrote that an official request is to be submitted at a major shareholders meeting on Wednesday. “As soon as the shareholders have agreed, […]