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Jaguar Land Rover in talks on setting up plant in Poland

July 3, 2015 18:20 CET

Jaguar Land Rover has made Poland one of two finalists for an auto factory, Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said. Poland is competing with Slovakia to provide a site for the plant, which would produce 350,000 vehicles a year starting in 2019, he said.
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Ferrari's value to exceed $11 billion in IPO, Marchionne says
July 3, 2015 20:04 CET

Fiat Chrysler's CEO expects the company's Ferrari supercar unit to be valued "at least" at $11 billion in an initial public offering scheduled for year end. ...
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Skoda may outsource non-core services
July 3, 2015 06:15 CET

Skoda says it is examining whether to outsource certain parts of its non-manufacturing business such as peripheral services, and has initiated negotiations with local uni ...
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Citroen will drop hydropneumatic suspension
July 3, 2015 06:01 CET

Citroen will stop selling cars equipped with its once-renowned hydropneumatic suspension system. Instead it's working on “new technologies” to ensure that a c ...
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Saab owner to build EV plant in China
July 3, 2015 11:06 CET

China's National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which owns the assets of bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab, broke ground on a plant in China to produce electric vehicles. The com ...
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Nissan Leaf to get a big boost in driving range
July 3, 2015 06:01 CET

Nissan plans a midcycle update as early as August that aims to deliver a big boost in the EV's driving range, a person familiar with the project said. ...
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Honda to make English official language by 2020
July 3, 2015 12:57 CET

Former Honda CEO Takanobu Ito famously said five years ago that it was “stupid” to make English the official work language of a Japanese company. Now that he' ...
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Car design legend Giugiaro quits company he founded
July 2, 2015 18:42 CET | UPDATED: July 2 20:50 CET -- adds career highlights

Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original VW Golf and first Fiat Panda, has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro, the styling and engineeri ...
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German car sales rose 13% in June, helped by extra sales days
July 2, 2015 12:05 CET

New-car registrations in Germany increased 13 percent in June, helped by two extra sales days and a growing economy. The surge mirrors strong gains in France, Italy and S ...
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VW worker killed by robot in Germany
July 2, 2015 11:39 CET

Volkswagen said a contractor was crushed to death by a robot at its German components factory in Kassel. The 21-year-old worker was setting up the robot on an electric mo ...
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BMW begins road tests of fuel cell car developed with Toyota
July 2, 2015 12:45 CET

BMW will test a vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells -- developed with Toyota -- for the first time on public roads this month as the German automaker looks to expand c ...
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Greek exit from euro could bring stability, German auto lobby group says
July 1, 2015 09:54 CET

Germany's auto industry lobby group, the VDA, believes a Greek exit from the eurozone may be necessary despite the setback this may bring for Europe's fragile recovery in ...
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Toyota's top female executive, Hamp, steps down after arrest in Japan
July 1, 2015 10:34 CET

Toyota said Julie Hamp, its first female managing officer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller oxycodone into ...
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French car sales rise 15% in June on extra working days
July 1, 2015 11:14 CET

French new-car sales increased 15 percent in June as two extra working days helped to lift registrations to the biggest monthly gain in four years. ...
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Spanish new-car sales jump 24% as scrappage program boosts demand
July 1, 2015 12:31 CET

Spanish new-car sales rose 24 percent in June as a government-backed subsidy scheme continued to boost demand. In the first six months, sales increased 22 percent. ...
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BMW slips past Mercedes with record June for U.S. luxury lead
July 1, 2015 21:21 CET

BMW took the lead over Mercedes-Benz in U.S. luxury-auto sales at the halfway point this year with its best-ever June. ...
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Fiat Chrysler will start Jeep output in India in 2017
July 1, 2015 16:10 CET

Fiat Chrysler will invest $280 million to begin Jeep production in India in 2017 through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors. ...
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Jaguar Land Rover will make China chief its Europe boss, source says
July 1, 2015 10:45 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will move Bob Grace, its China chief, to lead its European unit, a source said. The company's new China chief will have to deal with slowing industrywid ...
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Porsche labor chief joins VW board
July 1, 2015 14:41 CET

Porsche's labor chief, Uwe Hueck, who once fought a merger with Volkswagen, is joining the parent company's supervisory board as a reshuffle of positions at Europe's larg ...
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Toyota touts long range of hydrogen-powered Mirai
July 1, 2015 06:01 CET

Toyota said that its hydrogen-powered Mirai has an estimated range of 312 miles (502km) between refueling stops, giving the sedan a key edge over battery-powered cars suc ...
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