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VW plans to extend CEO Winterkorn's contract until 2018

Sept. 2, 2015 10:02 CET

Volkswagen plans to extend the contract of CEO Martin Winterkorn until the end of 2018, a victory for the executive after he clashed with former Chairman Ferdinand Piech.
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Former Saab CEO charged with giving false testimony
Sept. 2, 2015 16:44 CET

Former Saab Automobile CEO Jan Ake Jonsson was charged with giving false testimony when the aftermath of the Swedish automaker's bankruptcy played out in court. ...
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German car sales rose 6% in August
Sept. 2, 2015 10:46 CET

German new-car registrations rose 6 percent in August, slowing from a growth rate of 7 percent in July. Germany joins France, Italy and Spain in reporting increased sales ...
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Opel will launch online retail banking in Germany
Sept. 2, 2015 12:24 CET

Opel will push into online retail banking in Germany and use consumer deposits to broaden the base of its financing operation. ...
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Mercedes completes S-class family with luxury convertible
Sept. 2, 2015 09:03 CET

Mercedes will complete its S-class family with the sixth and final derivative of its flagship sedan next year, when it launches its first top-of-the-line four-seat conver ...
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BMW, Audi and Mercedes win U.S. antitrust approval to buy Nokia maps
Sept. 2, 2015 18:14 CET

BMW, Audi and Mercedes have won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Nokia's maps business for around 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion). ...
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PSA's DS upscale brand to launch DS 4 crossover
Sept. 2, 2015 15:18 CET

DS Automobiles will launch a crossover-styled version of its DS 4 compact car called the DS 4 Crossback that will debut at the Frankfurt auto show. The car has a higher r ...
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Volvo sales rise 3% in August as U.S. demand offsets slowing China
Sept. 2, 2015 11:38 CET

Volvo's global car sales rose 3.2 percent in August as strong growth in the U.S. helped offset a continued slide in China, which has been hit by slowing growth and stock ...
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French new-car sales rise 10% percent on extra selling day
Sept. 1, 2015 11:05 CET

French new-car sales rose 9.7 percent in August, traditionally a slow holiday month, boosted by an extra selling day. All major brands increased sales except Toyota and ...
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Spain's car sales jump 23% in 24th consecutive month of growth
Sept. 1, 2015 12:36 CET

Spanish new-car sales rose 23 percent in August in the best result for the month since 2009 and the 24th consecutive month of growth as the market benefits from a governm ...
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Tesla names new Germany chief amid slow sales
Sept. 1, 2015 06:01 CET

Tesla named a new top executive in Germany, where the U.S. electric car maker is struggling to gain a foothold. ...
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Top Renault exec sees European rebound continuing in second half
Sept. 1, 2015 11:23 CET

Renault's Chief Competitive Officer, Thierry Bollore, expects Europe's rebound to continue as the region's economy improves and drivers replace aging vehicles. Bollore di ...
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Suzuki will defend its independence after 4-year dispute with VW ends
Aug. 31, 2015 11:14 CET

Suzuki plans to defend its hard-won independence after arbitrators upheld the Japanese automaker's request to terminate a 2009 agreement with Volkswagen. VW will sell its ...
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Sergio may stay till 2020, hunts for next top leader
Aug. 31, 2015 06:01 CET

Sergio Marchionne is 63 and the first to admit that he won't stick around as CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles forever. But he may remain a bit longer than expected. ...
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Big Alfa Romeo investment begins launching models
Aug. 31, 2015 06:01 CET

No brand in the Fiat Chrysler's portfolio is getting more attention - or investment - in the next four years than Alfa Romeo. New vehicles are planned in six-month interv ...
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Marchionne wants a partner but says FCA can survive alone 'in mediocrity'
Aug. 31, 2015 06:01 CET

Compared with its larger and far richer global counterparts, Fiat Chrysler faces a huge set of problems. CEO Sergio Marchionne knows he has challenges but says he also ha ...
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Renault, Nissan halt $756 million India investment, report says
Aug. 31, 2015 11:43 CET

Renault and alliance partner Nissan have halted plans to invest 50 billion rupees ($756 million) in India because they say they are owed 46 billion rupees by the Tamil Na ...
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Volkswagen must sell shares in Suzuki, court decides
Aug. 30, 2015 10:54 CET

Volkswagen must sell its shares in estranged partner Suzuki, an international court decided, ending a nearly four-year battle over a dysfunctional alliance between the tw ...
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Marchionne puts the squeeze on GM; GM's response: 'Why bail out FCA?'
Aug. 31, 2015 00:00 CET

General Motors has flatly rejected the advances of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, but FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an interview that there is far too much upside in a me ...
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Citroen prepares new models with an eye on China
Aug. 30, 2015 06:01 CET

Citroen is preparing a series of model launches to reverse a sales slump that threatens to hamper parent PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's recovery from near bankruptcy. CEO Linda J ...
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