Russia's car market is forecast to slow and possibly decline this year, ending a three-year streak of gains of more than 10 percent and damping market leader Renault's efforts to offset slumping demand in Europe.
For workers on the assembly line at PSA's Aulnay plant near Paris, starting their shift has become a daily test of nerves.They face jeers and threats, as well as eggs and other objects hurled by striking colleagues protesting against the shutdown and PSA's restructuring plans
Honda will unveil a concept for a station wagon version of its Civic hatchback at next month's Geneva auto show. A production version will go on sale early next year, marking Honda's return to the European compact station wagon market.
The VW brand fell badly in a new ranking of innovative companies, dropping to 45th overall from 15th in 2010, the last time senior executives were polled. Hyundai and Toyota came out on top among automakers.