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Ford's July sales rise 1% in Europe on SUV demand

UPDATED: Aug. 17 14:44 CET - adds correction

Ford's new-car sales in Europe rose 1.4 percent to 74,300 last month as strong demand for the EcoSport and Kuga SUVs helped lift the brand.

VW owners in Germany risk de-registration if they don't fix cheat diesels

Germany's federal motor vehicle authority has warned that owners of some VW Group diesel vehicles who fail to have manipulated emissions software fixed could have their cars taken off the road.

Audi's Stadler remains in jail after court rejects appeal

Audi's Rupert Stadler will remain in custody after a Munich court rejected an appeal by the executive to be released.

Skoda, BMW among winners as Russia sales rise 11%

New-car sales in Russia rose 11 percent in July, buoyed by strong consumer confidence ahead of a planned tax rise in the market next year.

VW Group appoints Porsche exec as strategy chief

VW Group named Porsche executive Juergen Rittersberger as its new head of strategy. He replaces Thomas Sedran, who will lead the group's commercial vehicles division.

UK market 'stabilizing' despite sales falling nearly 4% on diesel plunge

UK registrations fell 3.5 percent in June as demand for diesels plunged. VW Group's Seat had the biggest rise among brands, followed by BMW. Losers included Nissan, Dacia, Fiat, Renault, Ford and Vauxhall.

Opel names Brunet as new finance chief

Opel has appointed Frederic Brunet as its new chief financial officer, replacing Phillipe de Rovira, who has moved to parent PSA Group as head of finance.

VW Group brands gain as German market rises 4%

VW Group brands were among the winners last month as the German market rose 4.2 percent. Through June, sales were up 2.9 percent to 1.83 million.

German market down 6% but VW bucks trend with new SUV

UPDATED: June 6 10:23 CET - adds details

VW brand was among the few brands that gained new volume as German vehicle sales fell nearly 6 percent in Mayas dealers reduced commercial registrations, including dealer pre-registrations.

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.

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