Ford posted a fourth-quarter pretax loss of $732 million in Europe and expects 2013 to be even more difficult. Despite the troubles in Europe, the U.S. automaker had a fourth-quarter net income of $1.6 billion.
Fiat is said to plan the introduction of the first Alfa Romeo SUV in an effort to help transform the brand into a global luxury marque to challenge Audi and meet a target of tripling sales by 2016 to 300,000.
Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen, a 50-50 joint venture between PSA and Dongfeng in China, expects to increase sales 14 percent this year to 500,000 units as the company's third assembly plant launches production.
PSA will continue negotiating job cuts with unions despite a court ruling that ordered a temporary suspension of restructuring until the group completes worker consultations at two sites belonging to parts division Faurecia.
TPCA, the Czech car assembly plant jointly owned by Toyota and PSA said production fell by a fifth to 215,000 vehicles in 2012 due to weak European demand. The plant, which employs 3,000 workers, makes the Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1 minicars.