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Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business

Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

VW Group's April sales up 10% on Europe, China gains

VW Group said its global vehicle registrations rose 10 percent last month on strong demand in all its major markets, including western Europe and China.

VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April

VW, Toyota and Dacia all saw their European sales rise sharply in April, outpacing a market that grew 9.6 percent on increased demand in the region's five biggest markets.

Ex-VW exec Hatz appeals detention to top German court

Wolfgang Hatz, VW Group's former top engineer, who has been in a German jail for nearly a year over his alleged involvement in the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal, is appealing to the country's highest court in a bid...

VW brand continues to recover in German market up 8%

VW brand continued to recover in its German home market last month with a 15 percent increase in registrations in a total market up 8 percent.

Ex-Opel CEO Neumann will join California-based EV startup

Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will join California-based EV startup Evelozcity, which is run by ex-BMW executives.

VW may face billion-euro damages claim from Bosnian supplier

VW may face a damages claim for billions of euros from Prevent Group after the automaker canceled its contracts with the supplier following a dispute that forced VW to halt production at six German factories.

Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief

Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketing boss.

German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates

Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating after a court ruled that cities can ban vehicles to tackle pollution.

Italdesign will design minicars for VinFast

Italdesign will style two new minicars for VinFast, which aims to be Vietnam's first domestic automaker. The VW Group design subsidiary previously earned the chance to style an SUV and sedan for VinFast.

VW brand, Seat appoint new production chiefs

Volkswagen Group's VW and Seat brands named new production chiefs.

Goss leaves Jaguar Land Rover as automaker restructures sales; Braeuetigam promoted

Jaguar Land Rover is restructuring its marketing, sales and service activities under a single leader.

Ford, Seat, Audi and BMW gain sales in UK market down 3%

Ford, Seat, Audi and BMW were among the few automakers that saw sales growth in a UK market which fell 2.8 percent in February, the eleventh successive monthly decline.

Peugeot surges as German market rises 7%

PSA brands continued to surge in Germany last month with their registrations outpacing the total market's 7.4 percent growth.

PSA veteran Duchemin will head Opel sales

PSA veteran Xavier Duchemin will head sales at the French automaker's newly acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands. Opel said Duchemin's extensive experience will help the company to implement its PACE turnaround plan.

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 help develop cars for Vietnam's first domestic automaker

Pininfarina will help 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.

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