Business

New VW boss Thomas Schäfer’s in tray
​Post-Diess, VW needs to rethink its focus. New CEO Thomas Schäfer sits down with CAR to reveal his plans for the brand.
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Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener tells all
​Under Gorden Wagener, Mercedes has the most consistent design language of the German big three. But what's next?
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Why Ford has split itself in two
Ford’s splitting its EV and combustion-engine divisions, as is Renault. Why? And will it work?
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What a close look at Tesla can tell us about Twitter’s chances under Musk
​Twitter looks like it’s in turmoil – but isn’t that exactly how Tesla went supernova?
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UK’s first Destination Porsche opens
​The venerable Porsche Centre Reading has been transformed into the country’s first ‘Destination Porsche’ – a retail destination for enthusiasts and customers alike
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Design 911 opens new distribution centre in the Netherlands
​For many British businesses, especially those trading overseas, the fallout from Brexit has been an administrative nightmare.
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Cracks in the system
Strong demand amid oil refinery shutdowns at the heart of rocketing petrol prices
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Puma celebrates Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS
​Puma marks 50 years of the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 with a special edition of its classic shoe: the Puma Suede
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McLaren faces difficult decisions as it enters SUV ring
​Having decided to get into crossovers, McLaren now has a series of obstacles to overcome. Probably in order of urgency, they go something like this.
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Moskvich ‘set for revival’
​Following the announcement that Renault is transferring its majority stake in Russia’s Avtovaz – owner of the Lada brand (VAZ)
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UK’s motor industry at risk of ‘mass exodus’ by car makers
​As Jaguar Land Rover enters discussions with overseas suppliers as part of its forward planning, a new report suggests the UK’s motor industry risks future collapse
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BMW invests in natural fibres
​BMW is invested in a future of high-performance composites made from natural materials – could your next car contain plant fibres?
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BMW acquires Alpina
​BMW has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with the Alpina brand for over half a century, now it has purchased the Buchloe manufacturer officially making it part of the BMW Group.
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BMW buys Alpina
​BMW has acquired the performance Alpina brand, almost 60 years after the Buchloe-based company produced its first upgrade for a production BMW model
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Auto artists for Ukraine
​You'll have been watching the horror unfold in Ukraine over the past few weeks, probably wondering what you can do to help
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Castrol supports fastest Minis
​Thrilling racing assured in 2022 as big names continue their support
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Mint and boxed!
​British Motor Heritage (BMH) subsidiary Tex Automotive is now offering an ever-increasing range of enthusiast car parts and accessories, not to mention a mouth-watering selection of rare or, in some cases, unique ‘mint and boxed’ model cars.
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The DrivesToday Inquisition: Great lost EV pioneer Henrik Fisker
​‘Kale without dressing? No thanks’ After ups and downs, Fisker now has a breakthrough car – what took boss Henrik so long?
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