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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.... Read More »

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.... Read More »

GM will suspend output at Russian plant

Jan. 29, 2015 20:01 CET
General Motors will suspend production at its plant in St.... Read More »

Ford's 2014 profit fell 56%; European outlook worsens

Jan. 29, 2015 13:00 CET
Ford said its profit fell 56 percent in 2014 as it introduced 24 vehicles around the world.... Read More »

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.... Read More »

Daimler, Schaeffler hit by German strikes

Jan. 29, 2015 11:21 CET
Daimler and parts supplier Schaeffler were among the companies affected when thousands of engineering workers on the night shift across Germany...... Read More »

Bentley names industry veteran Winkler to head Americas unit

Jan. 29, 2015 06:01 CET
Bentley said it appointed Michael Winkler as president and CEO of Bentley Motors in the Americas, replacing Christophe Georges, who will become...... Read More »

Bollore eyes Los Angeles in car-sharing expansion

Jan. 29, 2015 11:45 CET
Vincent Bollore is targeting Los Angeles and Singapore as the next markets for his electric-car sharing service after its debuts later this year in...... Read More »

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,...... Read More »

Gentex Q4 sales gains lag forecasts

Jan. 29, 2015 06:01 CET
Gentex, a mirror, camera and electronic component supplier whose customers include BMW, Mercedes and VW, said its fourth quarter net income rose a...... Read More »

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...... Read More »

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.... Read More »

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...... Read More »

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.... Read More »


How Jaguar helped build Ford's confidence in aluminum

Jan. 28, 2015 06:01 CET
Phil Martens, CEO of aluminum giant Novelis, credits former Ford subsidiary Jaguar with giving the U.S.... Read More »

Renault expects to make 3,000 Alpine cars a year

Jan. 28, 2015 12:36 CET
A Renault executive has revealed the output expectations for the automaker's Alpine-badged sports car.... Read More »

Automakers' push for fuel-efficiency boosts aluminum

Jan. 28, 2015 11:02 CET
Automakers, under pressure to build more fuel-efficient cars, are driving demand for aluminum, even at a time when other commodities are slumping.... Read More »

Zetsche, other top auto chiefs to lobby for EU-U.S. trade deal

Jan. 27, 2015 21:06 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn and other captains of Germany's automotive industry have gathered in Berlin today to...... Read More »

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...... Read More »

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.... Read More »

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