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Jaguar Land Rover sees 20% growth in China sales as new factory starts production

Oct. 21, 2014 08:26 CET

Jaguar Land Rover expects its China sales to grow 20 percent this year, the automaker's Greater China head, Bob Grace, said. Grace was speaking in Changshu, where Jaguar Land Rover's first overseas factory begins production today.
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Ford will invest 240 million euros in UK on cleaner diesels
Oct. 20, 2014 11:31 CET

Ford will invest a further 240 million euros (190 million pounds) in its factory in Dagenham, southern England, as part of a new diesel engine program. Ford will start pr ...
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Renault's China vehicle sales could reach 800,000 a year, Ghosn says
Oct. 18, 2014 06:01 CET

Renault, a latecomer to China, could sell up to 800,000 vehicles annually in the country, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. Renault has a 4 percent market share globally and it is a ...
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VW recalls 1.1 million cars in N. America, China over suspension issue
Oct. 18, 2014 06:01 CET

Volkswagen said it is recalling more than 1.1 million cars in North America and China to correct a potential problem with rear suspension parts. ...
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Porsche is first company to hire Vatican's Sistine Chapel
Oct. 17, 2014 11:41 CET

Porsche is the first company to host a corporate event in the Vatican City's Sistine Chapel after Pope Francis allowed the chapel to be rented out for private functions, ...
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BMW chief designer Karim Habib on creating a boxier 2-series convertible
Oct. 17, 2014 06:30 CET

Karim Habib, BMW Group's design chief, is responsible for styling the 2-series convertible, debuted recently at the Paris auto show. The 44-year-old Lebanese-Canadian sha ...
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Volvo 'triple boost' engine cranks up the power
Oct. 17, 2014 06:01 CET

Volvo is testing a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that uses three turbochargers to crank out at least 450 hp. If the powerplant goes into production, its rating of 225 hp ...
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China's BYD beats Renault, Nissan in Brussels electric taxi bid
Oct. 16, 2014 21:43 CET

China's BYD was the winner in Brussel's first tender for emission-free taxis, beating Renault and Nissan. Taxi operators opted for BYD's e6 electric car because of its ro ...
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Ford may join VW in selling plug-in hybrids in Europe
Oct. 16, 2014 06:01 CET

Ford may join rival Volkswagen by introducing plug-in hybrid models in Europe. Ford already sells plug-in versions of its Fusion and C-Max in the U.S., but the company ha ...
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Renault stake sale not a priority for French gov't
Oct. 16, 2014 11:12 CET

The French government has no plans to sell its 15 percent stake in Renault, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said. The government is selling off assets as part of a priva ...
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Russia may allow Serbia export quota for Fiat cars
Oct. 16, 2014 18:01 CET

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said an export quota may be agreed with Russia for Fiat 500L cars built in Serbia. Exports to Russia from Serbia have high customs ...
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Volvo will add jobs, boost production in Sweden
Oct. 16, 2014 11:45 CET

Volvo will add 1,300 jobs and a third shift at its plant in Sweden next year to meet rising demand for its cars, including the new flagship XC90. ...
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Toyota tests car-sharing in French city
Oct. 16, 2014 10:08 CET

Toyota has launched its first car-sharing service outside Japan in the French city of Grenobles. Consumers can hire EVs using a smart phone app in a scheme that may be ex ...
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Faurecia sales rise on European auto recovery, U.S. rebound
Oct. 16, 2014 17:55 CET

Faurecia said third-quarter revenue rose 6.5 percent on a rebound in U.S. sales and a tentative recovery in Europe's vehicle market. ...
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Honda says it's committed to hybrids in Europe
Oct. 15, 2014 11:10 CET

Honda says it remains committed to hybrids in Europe and will import a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its next Jazz subcompact in 2016, despite reducing its hybrid l ...
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Audi concept will usher in new styling era
Oct. 15, 2014 20:08 CET

Audi will introduce a new design direction with a concept car debuting next month at the Los Angeles auto show. The concept will be the first Audi vehicle styled under Ma ...
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Toyota recalls 1.67 million Toyota, Lexus cars for 3 separate defects
Oct. 15, 2014 09:07 CET

Toyota is recalling 1.67 million vehicles globally to fix three separate defects including a faulty brake cylinder that could hinder braking performance. The Lexus IS, GS ...
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GM's Q3 global vehicle sales up 2% on strong China, U.S. demand
Oct. 15, 2014 16:43 CET

General Motors' global sales rose 2 percent in the third quarter, driven by strong demand in the two largest auto markets in the world, China and the United States. ...
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Audi tests driverless car technology on race track
Oct. 15, 2014 17:44 CET

In its effort to bring autonomous-driving technology to the streets, Audi is testing unmanned cars on a race track at speeds as fast as 305kph (190 mph). ...
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Roof suppliers hit hard by lower demand for convertibles
Oct. 15, 2014 06:01 CET

Once valued as a highly profitable vehicle niche, buyers have turned away from convertibles, hurting the business of roof systems suppliers such as Webasto, Magna CTS and ...
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Why Audi, BMW and Mercedes dominate China's luxury market

Yang Jian
8:25 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17 2014

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Reithofer's vision made U.S. plant into a global giant

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Carlos and Dieter show goes from strength to strength

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Tavares brings PSA back in the race

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From boosting Renault to designing boats

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One reason why Renault shocked the auto world in 1998 by acquiring Nissan was the emergence of a del ...
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XC90 boosts Volvo CEO's belief in e-commerce

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Making a splashy entrance in Paris

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Ghosn's take on being on the front lines in battle for auto talent

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How does Carlos Ghosn feel about the high-level executives who have left Renault-Nissan of late? He takes it all in Ghosn-like stride, which is to say: analytically, not... ...
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For fuel efficiency, the time has come for plug-in hybrids

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Plug-in hybrids are about to become a lot more common on Europe's roads as the region's mass-market ...
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Renault Eolab's funny numbers

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5:37 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30 2014

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I was stunned to discover the weight figures for the Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept that debuts at this week's Paris auto show. ...
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