Partnerships

Daimler, BMW cooperate on suppliers in Mexico

Nov. 18, 2014 10:17 CET
Daimler and BMW are working together to build a network of suppliers for their new factories in Mexico as both carmakers aim to take advantage of the country's tariff-free access to the U.S. market....
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Minority suppliers get Tier 1 help

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Canny minority suppliers, who typically lack the global size and cutting edge r&d for competitive technology, are forming partnerships with Tier 1 companies to handle major production contracts. And some have formed multiple partnerships with major companies....
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BMW, Toyota move ahead with development of midsize sports car platform

Nov. 6, 2014 16:29 CET
BMW and Toyota have moved closer to a jointly developed sports car platform. A technical feasibility study has been completed and development of vehicle underpinnings has moved on to the concept phase, BMW said....
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Continental considers ending battery partnership amid low EV demand

7:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014
Continental said it may end a battery cell joint venture with South Korean partner SK Innovation because of slower-than-expected growth in demand for electric cars....
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Daimler sees $780 million windfall from sale of Tesla stake

5:18 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2014
Daimler AG said it will book a $780 million windfall from selling its 4 percent stake in rival electric car maker Tesla Motors....
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Cadillac, American Airlines partner to offer travel perks, test drives

4:05 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014
Cadillac and American Airlines are teaming up to offer travel benefits to the airline’s frequent fliers and encourage test drives of the luxury brand’s lineup through a new marketing partnership....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Carlos and Dieter show goes from strength to strength

5:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014
Dieter Zetsche and Carlos Ghosn dispelled speculation that the industrial partnership between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan alliance could crumble once they are not around to instill a sense of unity in their teams....
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PSA's Tavares keeps door open to partnerships

Oct. 1, 2014 16:42 CET
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares says the carmaker is open to potential partnerships but must first complete its restructuring. In July, PSA reported a surprise surge in first-half cash flow and the first auto-division profit in three years....
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Renault recalls Clio, Kangoo on brake problems

Sept. 25, 2014 11:04 CET
Renault has recalled about 402,000 units of its top-selling Clio subcompact and 64,000 Kangoo vans because of brake problems. The Renault-built Mercedes Citan also has been affected, resulting in the second recall for the van since May 2013....
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European chamber urges China to ease aftermarket rules

Sept. 12, 2014 14:03 CET
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China has urged the nation's government to allow more competition for vehicle aftermarket service as it says current regulations are the "key driver" of the monopoly situation that has led to state probes within the auto industry....
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Europe business chamber says China won't force foreign suppliers to form JVs

Sept. 2, 2014 12:19 CET
Recent media reports that China will force foreign automotive suppliers to form joint ventures with local companies are unfounded, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said....
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German suppliers asked to form JVs in China, report says

Aug. 25, 2014 10:39 CET
China has told three German suppliers they can no longer manage their Chinese units independently but need to form partnerships with local peers, the CEO of partsmaker ElringKlinger told a German newspaper....
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Sixt says BMW car-sharing venture is profitable in most cities

Aug. 21, 2014 11:43 CET
Germany's Sixt said its DriveNow car-sharing venture with BMW is profitable in cities where it has been operating for more than a year as sign-ups exceed forecasts....
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Saab's owner seeks partner to secure brand's future

Aug. 19, 2014 11:15 CET
Saab's owner, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, says it is in discussions with potential partners as it seeks to restart car production and develop future models....
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YANG JIAN

Will global automakers drop Chinese partners?

7:32 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
China may relax its 50 percent ceiling on foreign automakers' ownership of joint ventures, but this may not lead to Western companies ditching their local partners if recent moves by BMW and VW are anything to go by....
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Fiat's China JV prepares second plant

June 25, 2014 13:41 CET
Fiat and local partner Guangzhou Automobile have begun building a second Chinese plant to manufacture Jeep and Fiat-branded cars....
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Jaguar Land Rover to build Evoque and Freelander SUVs in China plant

June 18, 2014 10:29 CET
Jaguar Land Rover plans to build the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander SUVs at a new plant in China operated with joint venture partner Chery Automobile, a source said....
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Caterham owner mulls sale of UK sports car brand, report says

May 26, 2014 11:25 CET
Caterham owner Tony Fernandes plans to sell the group's UK sports car unit and F1 team, a Malaysian newspaper reported....
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PSA to review Mitsubishi electric-vehicle partnership

May 21, 2014 12:25 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares said the carmaker will decide in the next 12 months whether to continue working on electric vehicles with Mitsubishi Motors....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Citroen designer on how PSA, Toyota made JV minicars more distinctive

May 9, 2014 06:01 CET
When the first generations of the Citroen C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo sibling minicars looked too similar, the automakers avoided discussing the designs of the second-generation cars to prevent that from happening again....
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Ford Otosan Q1 net profit rises 15 percent

April 29, 2014 13:35 CET
Net profit at Ford's Turkish unit rose 15 percent year-on-year in the first quarter to 202.5 million lira ($95.3 million)....
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Jaguar Land Rover begins production trials at China assembly plant

April 4, 2014 11:12 CET
Jaguar Land Rover and partner Chery Automobile have launched production trials at an assembly plant in China, a local newspaper reported....
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BRUCE GAIN

With Tavares no longer involved, Renault divorces Alpine partner

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
Renault appears to be scaling back its ambitions for the sporty Alpine subbrand after ending plans with Caterham, its racing partner, to revive the marque. But a source says the project will still go ahead....
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Aston Martin said to discuss building SUV with Daimler

March 31, 2014 10:48 CET
Aston Martin and Daimler are said to be holding talks to extend their cooperation to building an SUV as the UK carmaker seeks to broaden its lineup....
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Renault will revive Alpine brand alone after ending Caterham tie-up, reports say

March 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault will revive its Alpine brand on its own after ending a partnership with UK specialist sports car maker Caterham, reports said....
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