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Toyota outsells VW, GM for 3rd straight quarter

April 23, 2014 11:11 CET

Toyota outsold VW Group and GM for a third straight quarter. Toyota sold 2.58 million units in the January-to-March period, it said today. Second place is too close to call as GM and VW said they each sold about 2.4 million vehicles.
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Mulally said to line up board post after Ford
April 23, 2014 06:01 CET

Ford CEO Alan Mulally is lining up a substantial corporate position for his next act, probably as a board director or chairman, according to people with knowledge of his ...

 

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Golf dominance, premium push intensify battle in compact segment
April 22, 2014 06:01 CET

Most volume automakers face double trouble in the crucial compact segment. They need to find a way to win sales from the dominant Volkswagen Golf while also defending aga ...

 

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Daimler, BYD show production-ready Denza EV
April 22, 2014 13:22 CET

Daimler and Chinese partner BYD unveiled a production-ready version of their Denza electric car at the Beijing auto show ahead of a sales launch in September. ...

 

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Daimler says new Beijing plant has potential capacity to build 350,000 Mercedes cars
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Daimler can expand production at its Beijing plant to 350,000 vehicles a year if demand calls for it, said Rene Reif, the head of manufacturing at Beijing Benz Automotive ...

 

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Ford will soon name Fields next CEO, replacing Mulally, Bloomberg reports
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Ford plans to name Mark Fields its next CEO, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the pending announcement. ...

 

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Jaguar Land Rover to start China production at the end of this year
April 20, 2014 13:49 CET

Jaguar Land Rover plans to start building vehicles in China by the end of this year. A Land Rover SUV will be the first model made at the plant, which will have an initia ...

 

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BMW unveils concept previewing 9-series flagship
April 20, 2014 00:00 CET

BMW's Vision Future Luxury concept car closely previews a new brand flagship that will go on sale in global markets called the 9 series. ...

 

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Fiat reaches deal to start making Jeeps in China in 2015
April 19, 2014 18:29 CET

Fiat plans to begin making Jeeps in China, the brand's second-largest market, by late 2015 after reaching an agreement with local partner Guangzhou Automobile. Fiat will ...

 

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VW signals it will outsell GM in China for second straight year
April 19, 2014 14:34 CET

Volkswagen forecast that its sales in China will increase 10 percent or more in 2014, signaling that it will outsell General Motors in the world's biggest auto market for ...

 

Volkswagen has agreed on budget car concept, design
April 20, 2014 05:31 CET

Volkswagen has agreed on the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, said Hans Demant, who is in charge of the project. ...

 

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Rolls-Royce CEO predicts 5th year of record sales
April 19, 2014 19:26 CET

Rolls-Royce will probably post a fifth consecutive year of record sales, helped by demand in China and Japan, CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said. Sales also may rise in Rus ...

 

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McLaren rules out making SUVs
April 19, 2014 19:45 CET

McLaren will stick to building sports cars and ruled out following rivals such as Lamborghini and Bentley in adding an SUV to its lineup. "We genuinely believe we make th ...

 

Continental named in GM recall suit
April 18, 2014 13:18 CET

Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems US, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors vehicles, into litigation over an igniti ...

 

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VW plans major World Cup ad push to counter Hyundai
April 18, 2014 06:01 CET

Volkswagen is planning a major World Cup advertising push that will go head-to-head against official automotive sponsor Hyundai. ...

 

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Nissan pins Europe growth hopes on new compact car
April 18, 2014 06:01 CET

Nissan expects its new compact hatchback will help it reach its 5 percent European market share target. The hatchback will fill a market niche that Nissan quit when it st ...

 

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VW's Winterkorn plans new strategy called Future Tracks
April 17, 2014 11:55 CET

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will unveil a new strategy for the automaker called Future Tracks by year end, a report said. The plan will set fresh profitability and s ...

 

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Renault invests 240 million euros in Brazil
April 17, 2014 17:26 CET

Renault will invest 240 million euros ($331 million) to build additional vehicle models and a new logistics centre in Brazil. ...

 

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European car sales rise 10% as replacements help automakers
April 17, 2014 09:08 CET

European car sales jumped 10 percent in March, the seventh consecutive monthly gain, as new models to replace aging vehicles and an economic rebound boosted demand. First ...

 

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Lamborghini helps give parent Audi a technical edge
April 17, 2014 11:43 CET

Lamborghini will showcase the Huracan LP 610-4, its newest technology-packed supercar at the Beijing auto show, with the model set to spice up its parent company Audi's o ...

 

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