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BMW, Toyota may cooperate on entry-level Mini, report says

Jan. 30, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW and Toyota may cooperate on a small, decontented entry model for the Mini lineup that will be called the Minor, media reports said. Toyota could sell its own version of the car, which may be called the Starlet, the reports said.
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Mitsubishi concept teases next ASX, bolder design
Jan. 30, 2015 06:01 CET

Mitsubishi will use the Geneva auto show to reveal a plug-in hybrid concept that previews the next ASX compact crossover and showcases the brand's bolder design language. ...
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GM will suspend output at Russian plant
Jan. 29, 2015 20:01 CET

General Motors will suspend production at its plant in St. Petersburg, Russia, from mid-March until mid-May and is raising prices for its products because of the weak and ...
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Ford's 2014 profit fell 56%; European outlook worsens
Jan. 29, 2015 13:00 CET | UPDATED: Jan. 29 16:35 CET -- adds CFO comment on Russia

Ford said its profit fell 56 percent in 2014 as it introduced 24 vehicles around the world. The automaker also signaled that 2015 losses in Europe would be more than prev ...
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VW could beat 5 million euro savings goal, exec says
Jan. 29, 2015 16:09 CET

VW Group ought to be able to cut costs at its passenger-car brand by "substantially more" than the 5 billion euros ($5.7 billion) planned by the carmaker's top management ...
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Autoliv sees 2015 growth, better margins as Q4 beats forecast
Jan. 29, 2015 13:25 CET

Auto safety products supplier Autoliv expects slightly higher margins in 2015 after it posting fourth quarter earnings above market expectations, helped by strong sales i ...
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Fiat Chrysler's 2014 profit fueled by N.A., Europe
Jan. 28, 2015 14:51 CET

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles met its full-year guidance as strong results from North America and improving operations in Europe managed to offset persistent weakness in Lati ...
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Marchionne has FCA on fast track to profit in Europe
Jan. 28, 2015 16:28 CET

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be profitable in Europe a year earlier than expected, CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Previously, Marchionne said the automaker's regional oper ...
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Cost-cutting VW baffles experts with Phaeton plans
Jan. 28, 2015 10:05 CET

With VW having embarked on a big cost-cutting drive, industry experts are baffled why the "people's car" maker plans to spend millions of euros upgrading the money-losing ...
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Auto bosses say billions in savings at stake if EU-U.S. trade deal fails
Jan. 28, 2015 19:41 CET

The CEOs of Germany's top auto companies said Wednesday that they could save roughly 5 billion euros in annual costs if the European and U.S. governments can agree on a l ...
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Renault expects to make 3,000 Alpine cars a year
Jan. 28, 2015 12:36 CET | UPDATED: Jan. 28 13:58 CET - adds comment/video

A Renault executive has revealed the output expectations for the automaker's Alpine-badged sports car. "In terms of scale, on average [annual production] volume will be a ...
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Aston Martin gets cash backing to overhaul lineup
Jan. 27, 2015 13:06 CET

Aston Martin's main financial backer has pledged to provide cash for a refreshed model lineup that the supercar maker plans to reveal at the Geneva auto show in March. "I ...
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Mercedes will shift R-class output to AM General
Jan. 27, 2015 16:18 CET

Mercedes plans to shift production of the R-class crossover from its U.S. factory in Alabama to contract manufacturer AM General's plant in Indiana this summer. The R-cla ...
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Opel's next Adam could also be a Buick
Jan. 27, 2015 06:01 CET

Buick's top U.S. executive wants to bolster the brand's U.S. lineup with a rebadged Opel/Vauxhall Adam, which would compete in the market against the Fiat 500 and BMW's M ...
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Renault poised for big boost from new SUV
Jan. 27, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault's new Kadjar will become a top-seller in Europe's key compact SUV segment, according to a forecast. The French automaker needs a boost after its Koleos flopped in ...
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Porsche aims to deliver more Macans to U.S.
Jan. 27, 2015 06:01 CET

Porsche is working to increase supplies of the new Macan midsize crossover to U.S. dealers in 2015. Wait times for Macan buyers have been six months or more since it went ...
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How VW veered off target in the U.S.
Jan. 26, 2015 06:01 CET

Volkswagen's ambitious U.S. sales goals, now drifting out of reach, once looked so tantalizingly close. With back-to-back yearly declines in U.S. sales, VW has missed out ...
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Audi readies Q1 SUV after Fiat rebuff over name
Jan. 26, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi is reluctantly using the Q1 badge for its new compact SUV after failing to gain permission from Fiat Chrysler to call it the Q2, a name held by Alfa Romeo. ...
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VW reaches pact with China dealers
Jan. 26, 2015 11:24 CET

VW says it has reached an agreement with its dealers in China and pledged to continue setting reasonable sales targets to ensure a financially sound distribution network ...
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Audi to recall 80,000 vehicles; China hit hardest
Jan. 26, 2015 12:23 CET

Audi says it will recall 80,000 vehicles globally due to fuel-injection issues, adding that about 35,000 are from China. The cars, which were made between April 2011 and ...
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