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AvtoVAZ aims to win back market share to return to profit, CEO Andersson says

Aug. 27, 2014 10:54 CET

AvtoVAZ plans to return to profit by cutting costs and rolling out new models to claw back market share that has been slipping away from the producer of Lada vehicles since the end of the Soviet Union.
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Schaeffler first-half earnings rise 9% on China demand
Aug. 27, 2014 11:37 CET

Schaeffler expects sales growth in excess of 7 percent this year after first-half earnings rose 9 percent and profit margins improved because of demand in China. ...
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Volvo unveils new XC90 flagship SUV
Aug. 26, 2014 14:51 CET

Volvo unveiled the new XC90, a key part of the automaker's plan to nearly double annual vehicle sales to 800,000 vehicles by 2020. ...
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GM, Ford, Toyota and VW among automakers hit by antitrust penalties in India
Aug. 26, 2014 10:21 CET

India's antitrust regulator fined 14 carmakers a combined $420 million for stifling competition in the market for spare parts. Among the companies fined were the local un ...
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VW Group sales rise 7% in July on Europe, China gains
Aug. 26, 2014 12:22 CET

VW Group sales increased 7 percent in July to 808,500 vehicles as gains in Europe and China outweighed declines in the Americas. Through seven months the automaker's volu ...
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Tata brand plans upscale SUVs with Jaguar Land Rover tech, report says
Aug. 26, 2014 11:41 CET

Tata Motors is developing two upscale SUVs for its Tata brand using technology from Jaguar Land Rover, a Delhi-based business newspaper reported. ...
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Anti-UAW workers begin effort to create union at Volkswagen's U.S. plant
Aug. 26, 2014 18:41 CET

Employees at Volkswagen's U.S. plant in Chattanooga are attempting to form a union that will include hourly and salaried workers as a counter to the UAW Local 42 establis ...
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Ex-Porsche CEO Wiedeking to be tried for VW share manipulation
Aug. 26, 2014 12:29 CET | UPDATED: Aug. 26 11:10 CET - adds court ruling

A German court revived criminal charges against former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and ex-finance chief Holger Haerter involving a failed takeover of Volkswagen, sayin ...
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Volvo counts on high-cost Sweden for crucial XC90
Aug. 26, 2014 06:01 CET

Volvo is sticking to its Scandinavian roots with its first model since being acquired by Chinese owners four years ago. Rather than chase low wages, Volvo will build the ...
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China's corruption watchdog investigates execs at Volkswagen JV
Aug. 26, 2014 12:51 CET

China's corruption watchdog says it is investigating one former and one current executive at VW Group's Chinese venture, FAW-Volkswagen Automotive, for "seriously violati ...
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Bentley Mulsanne Convertible project is back in the mix
Aug. 26, 2014 06:01 CET

Bentley's Mulsanne Convertible Concept is back on track. The car would target the upcoming Rolls-Royce Ghost-based convertible and the upcoming cabriolet version of the M ...
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Deepening rivalries test German luxury car dominance
Aug. 25, 2014 08:57 CET

As German premium brands lose their exclusivity in a chase for volume, revived premium brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo and Maserati are challenging the luxury-ca ...
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Russia's AvtoVAZ to cut Lada production
Aug. 25, 2014 12:02 CET

Russia's AvtoVAZ said it plans to cut production of its Lada cars in the next three months by 25,000 because of rapidly declining demand for new vehicles in the country. ...
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VW will launch new Golf in 2017, report says
Aug. 25, 2014 06:01 CET

Volkswagen plans to launch the eighth generation of its best-selling Golf hatchback in 2017, five years after launching the current model, a German magazine reported. ...
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German suppliers asked to form JVs in China, report says
Aug. 25, 2014 10:39 CET

China has told three German suppliers they can no longer manage their Chinese units independently but need to form partnerships with local peers, the CEO of partsmaker El ...
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GM reviews timing of Russia plant expansion
Aug. 22, 2014 17:19 CET

GM is reviewing the timing of the expansion of its Russian plant near St. Petersburg because of a slump in the country's auto market. ...
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New and premium models boost UK car exports to July record
Aug. 21, 2014 10:44 CET

The UK has reported record car exports for July as production rose by nearly 3 percent year-on-year last month because of new models and strong sales of top-end vehicles. ...
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW
Skoda releases images of the new Fabia
Aug. 21, 2014 15:21 CET

Skoda has released images of its new Fabia subcompact, which will launch in Europe early next year after debuting at the Paris auto show in October. ...
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Conti exec says automated driving requires tight ties with many partners
Aug. 21, 2014 06:01 CET

Continental executive Helmut Matschi says automated driving will emerge gradually in the next decade. He also believes that to be successful, suppliers will need to colla ...
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Ford plans new hybrid series to compete with Toyota Prius, report says
Aug. 21, 2014 00:11 CET

Ford plans to introduce a new gasoline-electric hybrid in late 2018 to compete against the Toyota Prius, Reuters reported. The compact will be Ford's first "dedicated" hy ...
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Hollywood glamour, Parisian chic and the Peugeot 308

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26 2014

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PSA is using the Hollywood film "Lucy" to give its Peugeot 308 a marketing boost in more than 50 mar ...
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Why Korea could be next to crack down on foreign brand pricing

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20 2014

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Could China's crackdown on perceived price gouging by foreign automakers trigger a domino effect next door in South Korea, where sale of overseas brands are heating up? ...
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Why Beijing's antitrust crackdown has little to do with protectionism

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17 2014

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Beijing's slew of antitrust investigations into the pricing practices of foreign automakers is more likely to harm Chinese brands than to protect them. ...
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Ford Fiesta, VW Polo make big moves in Web world

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15 2014

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The Ford Fiesta and VW Polo were big Web winners during the second quarter. Other stars were the Lan ...
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Automakers to face intensified scrutiny over voice recognition

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14 2014

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The world's automakers are going to be doing a lot of cringing now that J.D. ...
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Lamborghini's special power to punctuate popularity

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13 2014 UPDATED: Aug. 13 17:40 CET -- corrects height of front lift

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Nothing can prepare you for the sudden popularity that comes with driving a Lamborghini. ...
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Why China's NDRC has become country's antitrust watchdog

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12 2014

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China's NDRC used to be very friendly toward foreign automakers, approving numerous factory projects. ...
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Audi's war chest could buy Fiat Chrysler


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7 2014

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If there is one thing that Audi's first-half results prove, it's that VW Group's premium brand earns so much cash it could easily swallow Fiat-Chrysler whole ...
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For some investors, Fiat's meeting to approve Chrysler merger felt like a funeral

Gilles Castonguay
12:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1 2014

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Fiat shareholders were in a resigned mood when they met to vote on the carmaker's merger with Chrysler. ...
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Fiat would find a safe haven in VW

Guido Reinking
4:59 am U.S. ET | July 29 2014

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Reports that VW may buy Fiat-Chrysler sound improbable, but the idea has appeal. ...
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