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Audi blocks use of GQ3 name by Qoros, report says

Feb. 18, 2013 13:15 CET
Audi won a temporary court injunction to prevent Chinese automaker Qoros from using the letter "Q" as as part of the name of a new sedan planned for Europe and China, a German newspaper said.

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Mokka drives Opel into fast lane

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2013
Thanks to the hot-selling Mokka, Opel/Vauxhall has something positive in common with BMW and Mercedes-Benz. All three brands increased year-on-year European sales last month.

2013 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Opel previews potential Fiat 500c rival with Adam Rocks concept

Feb. 18, 2013 13:12 CET
Opel's Adam Rocks concept may preview a potential rival to the Fiat 500c convertible. Adam Rocks is based on Opel's Adam minicar, which went into production in January.

German car plans may breach EU carbon goal, Commission says

Feb. 18, 2013 13:53 CET
Germany's tactics to protect output of cars from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz threaten a 2020 target for EU limits on vehicle CO2 emissions, a European Commission document said.

2013 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Alfa Gloria hints at forthcoming Giulia

Feb. 18, 2013 11:00 CET
A styling model that hints at the Alfa Romeo Giulia will debut at the Geneva auto show next month. The mid-sized Gloria concept resulted from a collaboration between the Alfa Styling Center and the European Design Institute in Turin.

Geely leads China bids for Fisker, report says

Feb. 18, 2013 12:00 CET
China's Geely is favored to secure a majority stake in electric carmaker Fisker, according to sources. Fisker is said to be weighing bids from Chinese automakers Geely and Dongfeng.

 
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