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Audi readies Q1 compact SUV after Fiat rebuff over name

Jan. 26, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi is reluctantly using the Q1 badge for its new compact SUV after failing to gain permission from Fiat Chrysler to call it the Q2, a name held by Alfa Romeo.
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Porsche plans Pajun as EV only to fight Tesla, report says
Jan. 24, 2015 06:01 CET

Porsche will sell its long-planned Pajun sedan only as a electric car to compete with cars such as the Tesla Model S, a German magazine said. ...
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Honda axes Accord in Europe
Jan. 23, 2015 16:33 CET

Honda will end sales of the Accord midsize sedan in Europe after the car failed to make headway against German rivals. ...
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GM sees Europe turnaround on track even if local economy isn't
Jan. 23, 2015 10:34 CET

General Motors' efforts to restore European operations to profitability are on track even as the region's economy fails to revive, GM President Dan Ammann said. However, ...
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EU regulators to rule on ZF's bid for TRW by Feb. 26
Jan. 23, 2015 15:09 CET

European Union antitrust authorities will decide by Feb. 26 whether to approve German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen's $13.5 billion bid for U.S. rival TRW Automotive. ...
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Opel plans EV version of its Karl minicar, report says
Jan. 23, 2015 06:01 CET

Opel plans an electric version of its new Karl minicar, a German magazine reported. The Karl EV could go on sale by the end of 2018, the report said. ...
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Kia's fourth-quarter profit drops 54% on ruble plunge
Jan. 23, 2015 11:31 CET

Kia posted a 54 percent fall in quarterly profit as a weakening ruble reduced income earned in Russia where Kia ranks No. 2 after Lada. Kia expects sales in the market to ...
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UK 2014 car production rises to highest since 2007
Jan. 23, 2015 09:48 CET

UK car production rose to its highest level since 2007 last year, up 1 percent to 1.53 million cars. The UK is a major center for manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, ...
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Ghosn lifts European car market forecast on eurozone stimulus plan
Jan. 22, 2015 22:41 CET

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn upgraded his European car market growth forecast after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond purchase program to boost the continent's flaggi ...
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Fiat Chrysler's 7% global sales growth outpaces biggest peers
Jan. 22, 2015 22:09 CET

U.S. car buyers' thirst for Ram trucks and Jeep SUVs sent Fiat Chrysler's sales up faster than those of the biggest three carmakers last year, an early positive sign for ...
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Toyota may lose global sales lead to VW without new China strategy
Jan. 22, 2015 11:11 CET

Toyota remained the best-selling automaker worldwide in 2014 ahead of VW and GM, but the company may lose the sales crown this year as it falls behind in China, where riv ...
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Hyundai profit falls 19% on weak yen, ruble plunge
Jan. 22, 2015 11:39 CET

Hyundai's fourth-quarter profit fell 19 percent after the weaker yen and ruble eroded overseas earnings. A weaker yen gave rivals including Toyota a competitive edge in t ...
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PSA winds down hybrid air fuel-saving project, still seeks partner to share costs
Jan. 22, 2015 12:45 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen said it will continue development of its Hybrid Air technology to reduce fuel use, despite reports in the French press that the project almost certain ...
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Kia needs India plant to offset slowing sales in Russia and China, report says
Jan. 22, 2015 12:10 CET

Kia needs to set up a factory in India to tap growth in the fast-growing market and offset slowing sales in Russia and China, a Korean newspaper reported the automaker's ...
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Toyota tops VW to remain world's largest automaker
Jan. 21, 2015 08:16 CET

Toyota defended its crown as the world's biggest automaker in 2014, keeping a slim lead over Volkswagen. But Toyota forecast sales to slump 1 percent in the current calen ...
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VW targets 'significant' savings by reducing variety of parts
Jan. 21, 2015 16:36 CET

Volkswagen Group plans to boost profitability by scaling back the range of components at its main VW brand. Reducing the variety of parts used in VW vehicles will offer " ...
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VW mulls separate listing of trucks business, report says
Jan. 21, 2015 15:16 CET

Volkswagen may restructure its truck business so that it could be spun off to raise cash, a German magazine reported. VW has hired former Daimler manager Andreas Renschle ...
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Schaeffler shifts 34% Continental stake off balance sheet
Jan. 21, 2015 10:58 CET

Schaeffler says a 34 percent stake in rival Continental has been shifted off the books in a move toward a possible stock market listing. Schaeffler borrowed heavily to bu ...
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Michelin CEO aims to win share from Chinese rivals
Jan. 21, 2015 07:48 CET

Michelin aims to counter rising pressure from low-cost Chinese brands in Europe and North America by increasing the number of cheaper tires it offers from budget subbrand ...
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Audi plans to build range-topping Q8 SUV, CEO Stadler says
Jan. 20, 2015 15:38 CET

Audi plans a range-topping SUV to go on sale before the end of the decade, CEO Rupert Stadler said. Dubbed the Q8, the SUV would be aimed at markets such as the U.S., Chi ...
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