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Ghosn sees 'bright spots' for carmakers as Europe revives

April 16, 2014 07:23 CET

Global carmakers will see rising demand this year as sales in China and the United States expand and Europe starts to grow again, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said.
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Maserati said to weigh new sports car after orders triple
April 16, 2014 10:28 CET

Maserati will probably increase production and add a sports car to its lineup after advance sales at the brand have almost tripled over last year's deliveries, sources sa ...
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Daimler to unveil Maybach S class at Los Angeles show, report says
April 16, 2014 11:02 CET

Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its S-class limousine that will be unveiled at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles auto shows in November, a ...
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China's Qoros uses Slovakia to prepare for a full European roll out
April 16, 2014 06:15 CET

Chinese automaker Qoros is using Slovakia as its first global export market with the goal of rolling out the brand across western Europe within two years. ...
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Ford of Europe sales rise 12% in March on German, UK demand
April 15, 2014 15:53 CET

Ford said European car sales increased 12 percent in March, the tenth straight monthly gain, as customers snapped up small vehicles and compact SUVs. ...
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Old and new alliances crucial to Tavares' turnaround plan for PSA
April 15, 2014 13:48 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will keep its industrial partnerships with General Motors, Toyota and Fiat despite the arrival of China's Dongfeng as a stakeholder in the automaker, ...
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Opel will focus on crossovers to boost sales and return to profit, CEO says
April 15, 2014 06:15 CET

Opel will focus on crossovers as part of its product push to boost sales and return to profit, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said. ...
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Ford expects boost from EcoSport SUV
April 15, 2014 06:15 CET

Ford says its EcoSport small SUV could become one of the company's best-sellers in Europe if it receives enough product supply from India. ...
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BMW i3 production boosted 43% in preparation for U.S. launch
April 15, 2014 13:05 CET | UPDATED: April 15 15:30 CET - Adds U.S. launch time

BMW has ramped up production of its i3 electric car to 100 vehicles a day, ahead of its launch in the United States this month, board member Harald Krueger said. ...
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Fiat wraps up employees' foreign-made cars
April 15, 2014 06:01 CET

Some Fiat employees at two Italian factories got a surprise last week: their foreign-made cars from brands such as VW, Peugeot and Toyota had been “wrapped up” ...
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Opel may break even before 2016, report says
April 14, 2014 15:34 CET

Opel may break even before its 2016 deadline, a report said, citing an interview with CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann. ...
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PSA to halve lineup in push for 2% margins by 2018
April 14, 2014 09:11 CET | UPDATED: April 14 11:45 CET - adds details, reaction

PSA outlined plans to cut its model lineup by almost half and to make Citroen's DS unit a separate brand in a bid to restore the automotive division's profit. ...
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VW Marketing VP on how automaker keeps its products fresh in customers' minds
April 14, 2014 06:15 CET

VW is determined to keep improving how it launches vehicles and how it uses the massive amount of analytical data it gathers as it strives to reach 10 million vehicle sal ...
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BMW breaks with traditional German luxury as models shrink
April 12, 2014 06:01 CET

Chris Bangle, BMW's former design chief, once likened the German carmaker's lineup to a bratwurst in three different lengths. Now, there's a lot more on offer, including ...
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VW Group sales rise 8% in March as Europe recovers
April 11, 2014 11:20 CET

VW Group increased vehicle sales 8 percent in March, with gains in Europe and China offsetting declines in the United States and Brazil. First-quarter sales rose 6 percen ...
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Renault unions seek clarification on Flins plant cuts
April 11, 2014 08:14 CET | UPDATED: April 15:15 CET - adds union reaction

Renault unions demanded clarification over production and job cuts being considered at the carmaker's Flins plant near Paris. The plant builds the Clio subcompact and Zoe ...
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European car market rebound on track, but discounting persists
April 11, 2014 06:01 CET

Western Europe's 7 percent first-quarter rise in new-car sales has some market watchers adjusting their full-year forecasts upward, but economic risks remain and profit-r ...
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Lexus aims NX crossover at German premium brands in China
April 11, 2014 14:45 CET

Lexus will debut the NX crossover at the Beijing auto show as it tries to compete with German premium rivals in China. The NX will be the brand's first compact crossover ...
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Ghosn spurs Renault-Nissan to greater U.S. clout
April 11, 2014 06:01 CET

Fifteen years after its launch, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is targeting the United States in earnest as CEO Carlos Ghosn pushes his companies into common product archite ...
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BMW widens recall for engine-bolt defect to 489,000 vehicles
April 11, 2014 16:42 CET

BMW is recalling 489,000 vehicles worldwide due to a possible engine-bolt defect, widening a repair program that was initiated in China. ...
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