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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW:

Mini will show new 5-door hatchback at Paris show

Mini will unveil its first five-door hatchback in Paris as the BMW subsidiary seeks to attract new customers and those seeking something bigger than the current three-door Mini. Read More »

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Fiat will suspend Panda production at Italy plant as demand falls

Fiat will temporarily suspend production at its Pomigliano plant in southern Italy from Oct. 16-27 amid weak demand. The Fiat Panda minicar is built at the factory. Read More »

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Ford to cut Fiesta output in Germany

Ford said it will cut production of its Fiesta subcompact at its plant in Cologne, Germany, in the fourth quarter because of slowing demand in some of the region's key markets. Read More »

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Fiat will source a midsize truck from Mitsubishi

Fiat Chrysler will source a pickup for Europe and Latin America from Mitsubishi starting in 2016. The automakers today signed an interim agreement to develop and manufacture a midsize truck based on the next Mitsubishi L200. Read More »

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BMW extends CFO Eichiner's contract until 2017

BMW will extend the contract of 59-year-old Chief Financial Officer Friedrich Eichiner by another two years, a change by the company that has until now forced its board members to retire at 60. Eichiner's contract was due to expire next year. Read More »

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EU antitrust chief says more cartel fines on way for suppliers

EU regulators say they are ready to penalize several suppliers found guilty of price fixing. The EU has already fined two supplier cartels more than 1 billion euros in the last year. Read More »

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2014 Eurostar winner Gregoire Olivier

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars rose above the rest by pushing their companies to new heights. PSA Operational Director for China Gregoire Olivier is this year's winner for Emerging Market Executive. Read More »

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Lotus plans to cut up to 325 jobs to reduce losses

UK sports car maker Lotus said it plans to cut as many as 325 jobs, a quarter of its workforce, as it seeks to reduce losses. Read More »

ZF net debt seen at $11 billion after TRW deal, report says

ZF's net debt will rise to about 8.5 billion euros ($11 billion) -- about 2.4 times core earnings -- after it buys rival TRW, a banker familiar with the deal said. Earlier this week, ZF agreed to buy TRW for $13.5 billion including debt. Read More »

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VW's German workers will seek above-inflation pay hike

VW's German workers will push for above-inflation pay increases next year, even as the carmaker seeks to cut costs and boost flagging profitability in its core division, the IG Metall labor union said. Read More »

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Fiat Chrysler locates new HQ in London's West End

Fiat Chrysler will locate its new global headquarters in St James's Street in London's West End, near Buckingham Palace. London is neutral territory between the Italian carmaker's former HQ in Turin and Chrysler's historic association with Detroit. Read More »

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ZF's Sommer sees more acquisitions beyond TRW purchase

ZF, which agreed to buy TRW Automotive Holdings for $13.5 billion including debt, sees a need for more acquisitions as even the largest auto suppliers seek size and technology. Read More »

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Bentley adds models in Korea on rising ultraluxury demand

Bentley is adding new models in South Korea as the brand sees increased competition for ultraluxury cars in the market. The automaker says its dealership in Seoul has seen a 133 percent jump in deliveries so far this year. Read More »

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Mercedes opts for cloud-computing setup to protect data from hackers

Mercedes is using a cloud-computing setup to protect data generated by vehicles as the industry moves toward driverless cars. Automakers are looking for ways to stop hackers from gaining information or even hijacking vehicles by remote control. Read More »

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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW:

SsangYong set to join expanding subcompact SUV segment

SsangYong will preview two subcompact SUV concepts in Paris next month, ahead of the launch of a production model, the X100, next year. SsangYong is the latest automaker to join the fast-growing small SUV segment. Read More »

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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW:

Toyota concept previews new crossover

Toyota will unveil the C-HR concept at the Paris auto show. The concept previews a potential new entry in Europe's booming crossover segment. Read More »

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2014 Eurostar winner Didier Leroy

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars rose above the rest by pushing their companies to new heights. Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy is this year's winner for European Operations CEO. Read More »

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Audi and Mercedes are granted California autonomous driving permits

Audi and Mercedes-Benz have received licenses for self-driving cars in California after new laws in the state governing autonomous driving went into effect. Read More »

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Europe auto sales rose 2% in August as region's recovery slows

European car sales rose 2 percent in August but a heavy reliance on incentives in Spain and a fall in sales in Germany, France and Italy are signs that the region's recovery may be faltering, analysts and executives said. Read More »

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE:

EVs, small SUVs are winners in first half

The European car market underwent a big shake-up in the first half as there was a change at the top of nine of the 24 segments tracked by Automotive News Europe. The biggest gainers were electric vehicles and small SUVs. Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE:

Premium automakers push into profitable niche segments in H1

Premium automakers are progressively pushing volume rivals out of profit-rich niches such as coupes and convertibles. In the first half, 67 percent of all coupes sold in Europe were from premium brands, up from 55 percent in 2013. Read More »

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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW:

Honda reveals longer, sleeker, sportier Jazz

Honda has released pictures of its near-production next-generation Jazz subcompact, which show a bigger, sportier-looking model than the current car. The Jazz is Honda's No. 3-selling model in Europe after the Civic and CR-V. Read More »

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Mercedes boosts CLA production on strong demand

Mercedes has increased production capacity for its Hungary-built CLA compact sedan, aiming to alleviate tight supplies that have limited sales, particularly in the key U.S. market. Read More »

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Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler will bypass Wall Street road show

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said he doesn't plan to hold a road show for investors before listing shares of the combined car company in New York next month. Read More »

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2014 Eurostar winner Luca de Meo

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars outworked and outmaneuvered their rivals. Luca de Meo, Audi's sales boss, is this year's Eurostar winner for Sales & Marketing Executive. Read More »

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Mahindra said to be in talks to buy PSA's scooter unit

Indian SUV and tractor maker Mahindra & Mahindra is said to be in advanced talks to buy PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's scooter unit, after PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said the group was looking to offload the business. Read More »

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ZF says TRW takeover creates supplier ready for self-driving age

ZF wants to purchase TRW to create a global supplier ready for an age of self-driving cars. "The major motivation for this transaction is technology driven, in the field of electromobility and ... autonomous driving," ZF CEO Stefan Sommer said. Read More »

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Bosch benefits from ZF's bid to buy TRW

Robert Bosch is an unexpected beneficiary of ZF's plans to purchase TRW. Bosch is poised to take full control of a steering joint venture it co-founded with ZF that makes systems that are key to creating driverless cars. Read More »

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Opel shakes up Russia operations

Opel will reorganize its Russian operations in response to difficult market conditions amid the crisis over Ukraine. The GM subsidiary will reduce output at its St. Petersburg plant to one shift. Read More »

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VW boosts German brands' market share in China

VW Group's lead in China's compact sedan market this year has helped boost German automakers' share of the overall car market to 24 percent in July from 21 percent at the end of 2013. Read More »

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2014 Eurostar winner Ralf Speth

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars rose above the rest by pushing their companies to new heights. Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth is this year's winner for Brand CEO. Read More »

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ZF to purchase TRW for $105.60 a share

ZF has reached a deal to buy TRW Automotive for $105.60 per share. The transaction will create the world's second-largest auto supplier with combined revenue of about 30 billion euros ($41 billion). Read More »

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Ford will debut new S-Max at Paris show

Ford will debut the new S-Max at the Paris auto show on Oct. 2 ahead of the minivan's sales launch in Europe next summer. Read More »

ZF to sell steering-venture stake to Bosch to help TRW deal

ZF will sell its stake in a joint venture to partner Robert Bosch. The deal paves the way for ZF to buy TRW to create the world's No. 2 automotive supplier. Read More »

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EU asks WTO to rule on dispute with Russia over van exports

The EU wants the World Trade Organization to rule on its dispute with Russia after Moscow imposed tariffs on vans imported from Germany and Italy. The EU said Russia is illegally protecting its own producers. Read More »

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Nissan may hand some battery production to LG Chem, report says

Nissan is preparing to cut in-house battery manufacturing, sources said, while exploring a deal in which LG Chem would produce power packs at existing Nissan production sites in the UK or the U.S. Read More »

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Renault plans to build electric Fluence for Chinese brand

Renault plans to build its Fluence electric sedan in China for an unspecified local brand, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. Read More »

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2014 Eurostar winner Dieter Zetsche

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is this year's Eurostar winner for Group CEO. Read More »

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Sell? Grow? IPO? Marchionne ponders Ferrari's future

Sergio Marchionne rules out closer ties between Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler as he prepares to take direct control of the sports car maker. But what will he do with Ferrari when he replaces its longtime chairman next month? Read More »

 
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Vauxhall flexes its muscles

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2014

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Opel and Vauxhall's harmonious relationship was tested recently by the naming of their new minicar. ...
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Montezemolo's Ferrari departure no laughing matter

Gilles Castonguay
4:48 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2014

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After Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo said he will no longer lead the sports car brand, he and Sergio Marchionne made a great show of being good friends, but... ...
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Montezemolo's magic touch

Luca Ciferri
7:20 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2014

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When Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo officially steps down next month the supercar make ...
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Nissan, Renault, Dacia and Lada benefit from low-cost car vision

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5 2014

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The global reach of Renault's budget-car program, which was dreamed up by former Renault CEO Louis S ...
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Mazda MX-5 restores love at first sight

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:28 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2014

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The new Mazda MX-5 instantly reignited a fire in this longtime Miata co-owner. ...
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Tough times for Carlos Ghosn

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2014

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Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has had three highly skilled leaders leave the alliance since last August. ...
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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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Auto sector faltered in Q2
European automakers, suppliers and retailers experienced mixed fortunes in the second quarter of 2014, as measured by the Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers. ...
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Western European car sales extend mixed recovery
Western European car sales rose 1 percent in August, the 12th consecutive monthly gain, as faltering ...
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German, French and Italian car sales fall in August
New-car sales in Germany, France and Italy all fell slightly in August, a seasonally weak vacation m ...
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Spanish car sales rise 14% in August
Spain's new-car sales rose 14 percent to 45,355 in August, the twelfth straight month of increases, ...
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French car sales drop 3% on weak August demand
French car sales fell 3 percent last month, led by an 11 percent drop at Renault. ...
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Recovery on track as western Europe car sales rise 5%
Car sales in western Europe grew by 5 percent in July to a little more than 1 million vehicles, brin ...
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Strong UK car sales in July part of improving European trend
New-car sales in the UK rose by 7 percent in July, as the country's credit-backed growth continued. The increase follows volume growth last month in Germany, Italy and Spain. ...
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German car sales bounce back in July
New-car sales in Germany bounced back in July, suggesting further improvement in second-half demand ...
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European car sales rise 4%, boosted by incentives
European car sales rose 4 percent in June as an economic recovery in southern Europe, new product la ...
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Ford, Toyota models will help boost Turkish car output to record
New models from Ford, Toyota and Hyundai are expected to help boost Turkish automotive production to ...
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VW-SAIC joint venture names industry veteran as president
Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive, a joint venture between VW and SAIC Motor, hired veteran executive Chen Zhangxian as its new president. ...
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Mazda names new sales chief for Europe
Mazda veteran Martijn ten Brink is the automaker's new head of sales in Europe. ...
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Lotus hires former Kia Europe exec Lievens
Lotus has hired Jean-Charles Lievens, Kia's former European markets expert, to develop the automaker ...
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Former BMW designer Rice is Mazda Europe's new design boss
Mazda has promoted Kevin Rice, who rejoined the automaker from BMW last year, to lead its European d ...
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Europe's slump creates new opportunities at the top
Europe's car sales slump took its toll on the executive ranks at automakers active in the region. ...
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Bentley names VW China exec as CFO
Bentley has appointed Joerg Mull, executive vice president of finance at Volkswagen Group in China, as its new finance chief. ...
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Bentley names VW veteran as human resources chief
Bentley named VW Group executive Marlies Rogait as its new head of human resources. ...
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Rolls-Royce names new China boss
Rolls-Royce has named BMW veteran Leon Li as regional director for its China operations. ...
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CLEPA names new CEO
Veteran supplier executive Paul Schockmel is the new CEO of Europe's partmakers association, CLEPA. He succeeds Jean-Marc Gales who is now CEO of sports car maker Lotus. ...
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Infiniti lures BMW exec to head global operations
Infiniti has named longtime BMW executive Gaby-Luise Wuest as its head of global operations. ...
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Citroen touts 'cheerful' C1
Citroen is touting the C1's "cheerful" front-end design, open-top variant and a modern infotainment ...
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Mercedes has high hopes for S-class coupe
Mercedes expects a new name, fresh design and innovative technology will help double sales of the S- ...
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Citroen's clever C4 Cactus
Citroen has found clever ways to make its new C4 Cactus an unconventional and affordable alternative ...
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Toyota Aygo gets 'fun' makeover
Toyota is aiming its new Aygo minicar at younger buyers who don't take themselves too seriously, par ...
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Nissan X-Trail gets sporty
Nissan's new X-Trail, which is now available with front-wheel-drive and seven-seat models, has a dis ...
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The 'better Golf'
Volkswagen says the Golf Sportsvan combines the agility of the classic Golf hatchback with the roomi ...
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Honda rolls out the Civic wagon
Honda hopes that sleek styling and a smart interior will help its new Civic Tourer station wagon boo ...
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Ferrari California T is brand's fuel-sipper
Ferrari expects its California T, the brand's only model with a turbocharged engine, to attract cust ...
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BMW X4 fills tall order
BMW has taken steps to ensure that tall people will still feel comfortable inside the new X4 by lowe ...
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Nissan wants e-NV200 to win sales from diesels
Nissan wants fleet managers in Europe to turn away from diesel-powered delivery vans in favor of its ...
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Magna Powertrain helps Mercedes GLA stay on track
Magna Powertrain supplies the all-wheel-drive system for the new Mercedes-Benz GLA. ...
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Osram provides BMW i8's laser lights
Osram provides the headlamps for the optional laser high beams on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar ...
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Delphi helps reduce CO2, noise in new Peugeot 308
Delphi supplies the injectors to the new Peugeot 308's gasoline direct-injection engine, which produ ...
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Roechling, Plastic Omnium help cut CO2 in new Nissan Qashqai
Roechling Automotive and Plastic Omnium help reduce the drag coefficient in the new Nissan Qashqai t ...
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Brose, Behr, Conti keep Skoda Octavia's cabin cozy
Several suppliers contributed to the Octavia's HVAC system. ...
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