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Nissan's UK plant will build new Infiniti compact car

Infiniti will build its new premium compact hatchback in the UK. Production of the entry-level model will begin in 2015 for global markets at parent Nissan's plant in Sunderland, England, Infiniti said. Read More »

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Ex-Porsche CEO Wiedeking charged over failed Volkswagen bid

Former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and ex-Chief Financial Officer Holger Haerter were charged with market manipulation over the use of options in a failed bid to take over Volkswagen. Read More »

 
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No German-driven 'rat race' for Volvo

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Leroy's Toyota Europe success brings reward

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When Didier Leroy was promoted to head Toyota's European operations in April 2011, his goal was to return the region to sustainable profitability. ...
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European February car sales rise as economy bolsters demand
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Russian car sales fall 38% in February
Russia's new-car sales fell 38 percent to 128,298 vehicle in February as consumers continued to avoi ...
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German car sales rise as Europe rebound continues
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Spanish car sales jump 28% for 17th month of growth
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French car sales rise 6% in Jan. as foreign brands gain
French car sales rose 6 percent in January, halting a three-month decline. Volkswagen, BMW, Toyota a ...
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Europe 2014 sales rise on low-cost brands shift
European car sales in 2014 rose for the first time in seven years, thanks to government incentives, ...
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Russia car sales forecast to drop 24% as economic crisis worsens
Russian car sales are set to decline by 24 percent this year after falling 10 percent in 2014 as the ...
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W. Europe car sales up 5% in 2014; 3% gain seen for 2015
New-car sales in western Europe increased by 5 percent in 2014, the best result since 2009, but grow ...
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German car sales rose 7% in December on extra selling day
New-car sales in Germany rose 7 percent in December, returning Europe's largest auto market back to positive annual growth after two years of shrinking sales. ...
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Car sales slump in France in December, but rise in Spain and Italy
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Former GM Europe chief Forster will lead UK taxi builder
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Volvo appoints Europe boss as part of global reorganization
Volvo named Anders Gustafsson as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, one of three global busines ...
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Renault reinforces quality oversight
Renault aims to improve its quality and customer satisfaction ratings by moving its Americas chief, ...
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Cadillac Europe will be run by former BMW executive
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BMW names ex-Mini plant boss next production chief
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Grupo Antolin shakes up management team
Grupo Antolin, the world's largest supplier of vehicle headliners, has shaken up the top tier of its ...
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Bentley names industry veteran Winkler to head Americas unit
Bentley said it appointed Michael Winkler as president and CEO of Bentley Motors in the Americas, replacing Christophe Georges, who will become director of product and... ...
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Ford names new lobbyist in Europe as free trade, CO2 pressure intensifies
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New Mini boss is former Audi executive
BMW named former Audi executive Sebastian Mackensen as head of its Mini brand. ...
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Volvo appoints Kerssemakers as U.S. chief
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Land Rover Discovery Sport on conquest path
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Ford expects big boost from high-tech Mondeo
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Sportier Skoda Fabia keeps its functionality
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VW Passat tackles trailer troubles
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Mercedes pushes S-class plug-in's zip
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