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Seat's seven-seat SUV will be called the Tarraco

Seat said it will call its new seven-seat SUV the Tarraco. The car will be the third model in Seat's SUV lineup after the subcompact Arona and the compact Ateca.

Dyson wants to build 3 EV models, report says

Dyson aims to bring three electric cars to market with the first launching in 2021, the Financial Times reported.

Pininfarina will design cars for Vietnam's first domestic automaker

Pininfarina will help to develop a sedan and SUV for VinFast, which aims to be Vietnam's first domestic automaker.

French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market

French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 percent in January.

Opel denies losing 1 billion euros in 2017

Opel denied a report that its loss widened to more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) last year.

Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say

Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving from his current role leading German supplier Mahle, reports said.

Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017

Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded from a four-year slump with 12 percent growth.

VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division

VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric cars.

BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief

BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations.

VW will fire engineer jailed for U.S. emissions violations, paper says

VW will fire Oliver Schmidt, who was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday by a U.S. judge for his role in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal, a German newspaper reported.

PSA CEO Tavares will succeed Zetsche as ACEA president

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares will succeed Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche as president of ACEA, the European auto industry's lobbying body. Tavares said safety and reducing CO2 emissions would be priorities.

German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard

New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. Diesel sales fell by 17 percent.

Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand

Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. Brungs led the prelaunch marketing campaign for the Chiron.

VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief

VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand.

Skoda will build EVs in Czech Republic

Skoda will build a full-electric vehicle in the Czech Republic as part of plans for an electrified lineup

Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president

Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been appointed president of the automaker's European operations.

Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%

Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 percent.

VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief

VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe.

German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back

PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent last month while the French automaker's newly acquired Opel brand saw sales decline.

Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup

Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular compact SUV segment, which is dominated by the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief

Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of global marketing and sales.

BMW mulls new plant in Russia

BMW is considering opening a factory in Russia as the country's new-car sales recover after years of decline.

PSA secures future of two French plants with new models

PSA will add production of new vehicles at its Sochaux and Mulhouse plants in France in 2020 and 2021.

German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries

German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered cars hit demand. Registrations of diesel models fell 21 percent to a market share of 36.

VW Group's August sales up 8% despite flat Europe

UPDATED: Sep. 19 16:00 CET - corrected

VW Group said its global vehicle registrations rose 8 percent last month as flat sales in Europe were offset by growth across all other major markets, particularly South America.

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