Not-so-grand theft auto: Transmission foils US soldier’s attempt to steal a cab in Germany, police say – News

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Not-so-grand theft auto: Transmission foils US soldier’s attempt to steal a cab in Germany, police say


KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — A 19-year-old American soldier who is accused of trying to steal a taxi at Munich International Airport was thwarted by the car’s transmission, German police said.


The soldier, a member of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment based at Vilseck in Bavaria, was supposed to be flying back to the U.S. from Munich International Airport last week, regiment spokesman Maj. John Ambelang said.


Instead, he is accused of trying to take a Mercedes taxi for a spin after seeing the

Geely, with Volvo’s help, plans to grow into a global auto giant

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TAIZHOU, China/SHANGHAI — Chinese carmaker Geely plans to use a platform developed with input from Volvo to build new models in Malaysia for its partly owned Proton brand, a strategy that shows how it aims to accelerate its push to become China’s first global auto giant.

The yet-to-be-finalized plans for Proton are just one strand of a Geely project to revamp factories at home and abroad using joint platforms it has been perfecting with Volvo since 2013. Geely bought the Swedish brand 10 years ago for $1.8 billion — a deal that raised its international profile and sent shockwaves through

Geely Wants To Become China’s ‘First Global Auto Giant’

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Geely has ambitions, Hyundai is getting more serious about EVs, Buick wants the Encore GX to perform, and a lawyer accused GM of McCarthyism. All that and more in The Morning Shift for August 10, 2020.



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Geely bought Volvo a decade ago in a time when that deal was seen as … sketchy at best, since Volvo wasn’t really on solid footing and Geely was an unknown. All Volvo has done since then is hit it out of the park, while Geely has been rising along with it. Geely is now sketching out

FOCUS-Fuelled by Volvo, China’s Geely seeks launchpad to enter auto giant orbit

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By Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh

TAIZHOU, China/SHANGHAI, Aug 10 (Reuters)Chinese carmaker Geely plans to use a platform developed with input from Volvo to build new models in Malaysia for its partly owned Proton brand, a strategy that shows how it aims to accelerate its push to become China’s first global auto giant.

The yet-to-be-finalised plans for Proton are just one strand of a Geely project to revamp factories at home and abroad using joint platforms it has been perfecting with Volvo since 2013. Geely bought the Swedish brand 10 years ago for $1.8 billion – a