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Marchionne's big gamble

March 7, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is betting billions of euros that Alfa Romeo and Maserati will help drive the automaker's money-losing European operations back into the black by 2015-2016.

2013 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Infiniti adds Mercedes diesel to Q50

March 7, 2013 09:58 CET
Infiniti hopes to win European buyers for its Q50 sedan by offering it with a diesel engine from Mercedes-Benz.

Nissan hopes roomy compact will win sales from rivals in Europe

March 7, 2013 14:37 CET
Nissan hopes that a spacious interior will help its new compact hatchback for Europe win customers from Ford, Renault and other established players in the segment.

Daimler develops new refrigerant to end dispute over EU mandate

March 7, 2013 13:51 CET
Daimler said it and other German automakers took an initial step toward resolving a safety scare over a new air-conditioning refrigerant developed to meet an EU mandate.

GABE NELSON

A brand's coming-out party in Geneva

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2013
People could argue all day about the most important debut at the Geneva auto show. Despite the glitz and glamour of models such as the Alfa Romeo 4C, Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Veneno and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible, the most meaningful debut may have been by an entire brand: Qoros.

UK car sales continue to defy Europe downturn with 7.9% rise in February

March 7, 2013 09:34 CET
UK new-car registrations rose 7.9 percent to 66,749 in February as the market continued to defy the downward trend in other key European markets.

Hyundai Europe doubles ad budget to fight image problem

March 7, 2013 11:36 CET
Hyundai plans to double its advertising spending in Europe in a bid to build on market share gains at a time when struggling rivals like Opel and Peugeot are becoming more aggressive in cutting prices.

 
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