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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC:

Tough times for Carlos Ghosn

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has had three highly skilled leaders leave the alliance since last August. Nissan Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer is the latest top-ranked executive to depart. Read More »

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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC:

Tough times for Carlos Ghosn

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has had three highly skilled leaders leave the alliance since last August. Nissan Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer is the latest top-ranked executive to depart. Read More »

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Nissan exec Palmer leaves to become Aston Martin CEO

Andy Palmer, the car-guy chief planning officer at Nissan, who was once tipped as a possible future CEO, is leaving the company to head UK sports car maker Aston Martin. Read More »

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First Shift: Nissan loses another exec

Andy Palmer new CEO of Aston Martin; Tesla's Ga. battlefront; Kia charger move; Snyder: What's hot, what's not in Aug. sales. Read More »

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AUGUST U.S. SALES PREVIEW:

Chrysler Group's hot streak putting heat on the competition

As Jeep benefits from consumers' renewed attraction to SUVs, the company also has been aided by strong demand for Ram pickups and Town & Country minivans. That helped propel its U.S. Read More »

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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 month, while Spain's subsidy-led recovery continued. Read More »

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Europe business chamber says China won't force foreign suppliers to form JVs

Recent media reports that China will force foreign automotive suppliers to form joint ventures with local companies are unfounded, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said. Read More »

China targeting auto industry, other foreign companies unfairly, U.S. group says

China is targeting foreign companies -- including automakers and suppliers -- with opaque laws and rules, according to a group representing U.S. businesses there, contributing to a deteriorating environment for investment in the nation. Read More »

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Renault names new product planning, Russia chiefs

Renault announced top management changes that included naming a new product planning chief and a new boss for the region that includes the key Russian market. Read More »

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE:

How Infiniti plans to capture the new breed of premium customers

Infiniti is working to reposition itself as a unique design- and technology-driven alternative to Germany's premium automakers, the carmaker's Chairman, Andy Palmer, told Automotive News Europe. Read More »

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Palmer: Infiniti is 'different, personalized and provocative'

Infiniti Chairman Andy Palmer is working to reposition the brand as a design- and technology-driven alternative to Germany's premium automakers. Read More »

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PSA to cut jobs and output at French plant, unions say

PSA will cut 300 jobs as it reduces output at its factory in Sochaux, eastern France, starting in November, trade union officials said. Read More »

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Thailand set to approve Volkswagen factory, report says

Thailand is set to approve the construction of a VW factory near Bangkok, a German newspaper reported. The investment would secure tax and customs advantages for VW if it builds fuel-efficient cars there. Read More »

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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. PSA sales fell in line with the market, while VW deliveries rose 11 percent, boosted by gains at Skoda. Read More »

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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, car manufacturers' association Anfac said. Read More »

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE:

European automakers seek firmer foothold in India

When VW reported group deliveries in India had more than doubled in 2011, it looked as if the market would help the automaker achieve its goal of being No. 1 in global sales. Things have changed since then, forcing VW to rework its plans. Read More »

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE:

VW India boss outlines turnaround plan

VW India boss Mahesh Kodumudi explains to Automotive News Europe what measures the automaker is taking to reverse its slide in the key market. Read More »

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Alfa Romeo readies product offensive

Alfa Romeo has started development on three new models that will be key to the struggling brand's turnaround. The cars are a midsize sedan, a midsize SUV and a flagship large sedan. Read More »

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Elantra's new look

The re-engineered 2016 Hyundai Elantra gets major changes to its sheet metal and proportions. This spy photo shows a longer and sleeker sedan, with bigger front and rear overhangs and a hood that looks stretched from the current version. Read More »

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The marketing move behind Buick's big year

Buick-GMC chief Duncan Aldred believes that the ad campaign that's been running since March just might be starting to do something that a lineup of handsome sheet metal could not: transform Buick's old-fogey image. Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE:

How India went from boom to bust

After a period of rapid expansion, India's car market entered a slump indirectly triggered by the U.S. Federal Reserve's announcement that it would start to gradually phase out its ultra-loose monetary policy. Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE:

Heated debate over transfer pricing

A key challenge facing companies in India is litigation over transfer pricing. Foreign companies are debating with the government whether business between two companies with the same parent is artificially mispriced to lower tax bills. Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE:

Check out the ANE e-magazine for September

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at what struggling European automakers are doing to gain a foothold in the key Indian market. Read More »

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LINDSAY CHAPPELL:

Settlement rolls Tide coach into Birmingham

Nick Saban occupies a social position in Alabama that is approximately equal to Julius Caesar's in imperial Rome. So imagine the surprise at Crown Automobile, the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Birmingham, Ala. Read More »

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Where Jaguar Land Rover may take EVs, hybrids

Wolfgang Ziebart, head of product development for Jaguar Land Rover, is guiding the expansion of the Land Rover and Jaguar ranges. Read More »

Cole blasted critics, delighted charities

Dollie Cole, who died last week at 84, cut an unusual figure in the Motown of 40 years ago. As the young, Texas-born wife of legendary General Motors President Ed Cole, she was outspoken, controversial -- and down to earth, not how a corporate spouse was expected to act then or now. Read More »

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First from China? Volvo S60L gets the nod

That tsunami of cheap cars from China predicted to hit U.S. shores has been slow in coming. But the first mainstream China-built vehicle is on the way -- in the form of a long-wheelbase version of Volvo's S60 sedan that will arrive in showrooms in 2015. Read More »

Obituary

Allen Chapman, a former auto dealer, died Aug. 16. He was 78. Read More »

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Employment slips at Japanese-brand stores

Employment at Japanese-brand dealerships in the U.S. slid in 2013, even as manufacturing jobs expanded at Japanese auto companies' U.S. factories, an annual survey found. The number of people directly employed by Japanese-brand franchised new-vehicle dealerships fell 2 percent to 319,568 last year. Read More »

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Small commercial van to join Ram

In the next three years, Ram will add a small commercial van and improve the fuel economy and capabilities of its other vehicles. Read More »

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Fiat lineup to add crossover, roadster

Next year, U.S. Fiat dealers will add the 500X crossover and a low-volume convertible to their showrooms. Read More »

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Alfa Romeo is bound for U.S. but details are scant

Fiat Chrysler's ambitious new plan for struggling Alfa Romeo calls for the sporty brand to expand its lineup and switch from front- to rear- and all-wheel drive. Read More »

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Boca Raton concours will honor Crain

Keith Crain, editor-in-chief of Automotive News and chairman of Crain Communications Inc., will be honored with a 2015 Automotive Lifetime Achievement award at the ninth annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance in February. Read More »

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Jeep likely to give next-gen Wrangler an aluminum body

A redesign of the Wrangler remains the biggest job on Jeep's to-do list in the next three years. Read More »

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Dodge to re-engineer Dart, redesign Journey

Dodge has become more narrowly defined as a performance brand, its lineup will be largely static until the second half of 2016. Read More »

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Chrysler brand to double lineup

Chrysler's ambitious expansion, which includes two plug-in hybrids, will help transform the brand into Chrysler Group's full-line Ford and Chevrolet fighter over the next five years. Read More »

Fiat clears hurdle on path to Chrysler deal

Fiat will spend less than the limit the carmaker set to buy shares from investors who opted to sell ahead of its merger with Chrysler Group, clearing a key hurdle before the deal can close. Read More »

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Chrysler shifts to Fiat platforms, adds mpg

Fiat Chrysler's five U.S. brands -- Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat -- will benefit from new, more efficient engines that are under development. Read More »

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For Alfa dealer, the wait is over

From his small dealership between New York City and Connecticut, 78-year-old Alfredo Gulla has waited nearly 20 years for his beloved Alfa Romeo to return. Read More »

The ultimate G-Wagen coming to U.S. as 2016 model

Mercedes-Benz will add an ultraexclusive version of its venerable G-class lineup -- a V-12 powered G65 AMG, according to company sources. Read More »

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Bugatti Galibier may live

Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer is not writing off the ultrapowerful Galibier four-door sedan yet, despite statements by his predecessor, Wolfgang Schreiber. Read More »

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GM eases rules on techs' work reports

General Motors has retreated from a controversial policy that required dealership service technicians to essentially punch a time clock for every repair order. Read More »

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Reuss hunkers down, rehabs rare Vette into his dream car

Mark Reuss, General Motors' head of global product development, wasn't looking for a major restoration project when he bought a very rare black 1954 Corvette last fall. Read More »

 
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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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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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Russian car sales sink most in 4 years on ruble weakness
Sales of new cars in Russia plunged by the most in more than four years in June as a weaker ruble cu ...
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German car market slows as France, Spain, Italy continue recovery
French, Spanish and Italian car sales rose in June while the German market slowed down, held back by fewer working days as the European market rebound remained intact. ...
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Europe car sales rise for ninth month
Europe's car sales rose 4 percent in May as growing consumer confidence encouraged purchases of new ...
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UK car sales rise to 10-year monthly record in May
UK car sales rose nearly 8 percent in May to hit a 10-year record for the month, but future demand i ...
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European car sales lackluster in May
New-car registrations across Europe were generally lackluster in May after a rebound in the first fe ...
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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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Germany's Kiekert names new Asia chief
Kiekert, a German supplier of automotive door locks and latches, has named Karl Lambertz director of its Asian operations. ...
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VW taps veteran German exec for top U.S. quality post
Volkswagen Group of America named German national Stefan Schueller quality chief for VW and Audi in the United States. ...
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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
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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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Peugeot's crossover fighter
Peugeot has high hopes for the new 308 SW despite many customers deserting compact station wagons fo ...
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Porsche adds second SUV
Porsche hopes its Macan compact SUV will be able to repeat the success of its Cayenne, which account ...
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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
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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
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