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Daimler should get more time to address EU refrigerant regulations, German agency says

A German government body has proposed that the EU grants Daimler more time to meet new European laws mandating the use of climate-friendly air conditioning refrigerants in cars. Read More »

Auto parts price-fixing probe has expanded

A wide-ranging probe of price fixing in a variety of car parts has expanded to product segments not yet disclosed, a U.S. Department of Justice official said. Read More »

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2013 GENEVA AUTO SHOW:

Renault Scenic gets SUV look to help maintain minivan lead

Renault has updated its Scenic minivan with SUV styling in a bid to maintain the automaker's lead in Europe's medium minivan segment. Read More »

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PSA workers at Aulnay plant transferred early to avoid violence

PSA unions agreed to allow the carmaker start to move workers from its troubled Aulnay plant in response to violence and threats against staff ignoring a strike call. Read More »

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COMMENTARY:

Looking at Henry Ford the man

If you hang around Ford Motor Co. much, you'll know it is Henry Ford's 150th birthday this year. Read More »

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PAUL MCVEIGH:

Three words describe PSA's new brand strategy

CEO Philippe Varin said PSA's latest product strategy can be summarized in three words for each brand and subbrand. Read More »

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Land Rover, Kia, Audi were Europe 2012 winners

European sales declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2012, falling 8 percent to 12.6 million. But not everyone suffered. Kia, Hyundai, Audi, Land Rover and Jeep bucked the downward trend because of fresh models in hot segments. Read More »

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VW Group global sales rise 14.9% in January

Volkswagen Group said its global vehicle sales rose 14.9 percent in January to 749,900 as strong demand in China and the United States continued to help offset a weak European market. Read More »

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PSA's banking unit cut to junk by S&P on sluggish Europe car sales

PSA has been downgraded by ratings agency Standard & Poor's while its banking unit has been cut to junk by the firm on sluggish sales forecasts in Europe. Read More »

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Hyundai builds test center at Germany's Nuerburgring

Hyundai has begun construction of a vehicle test center at Germany's famous Nuerburgring race track as the automaker seeks to lift its brand profile in Europe. The new facility, which will open in June, will be used to test all vehicles designed specifically for the European auto market. Read More »

 
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Europe car sales rise for ninth month
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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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European sales rise 4% in April
New-car registrations in Europe rose 4 percent in April with mass-market automakers Renault, Ford, O ...
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Russian car sales fall 8% in April on weak ruble
Russian car sales fell 8 percent in April as the weak ruble hit consumer demand. ...
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W. Europe car sales headed for 4% growth after strong April
Western European car sales may rise 4 percent to 12.04 million this year as the region's auto market continues its recovery. ...
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German car sales fall for first time in five months
Sales of new cars in Germany fell by nearly 4 percent in April, bucking the trend in the other major ...
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European car sales rise 10% in March
European car sales jumped 10 percent in March, the seventh consecutive monthly gain, as new models t ...
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European car sales recovery gains pace as German deliveries rise 5%
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European car sales rise 8% in February as region's economy revives
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Renault names new engineering chief
Renault named company veteran Gaspar Gascon Abellan as its new engineering chief. Abellan succeeds J ...
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SGL Carbon names Majerus as CFO
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Tavares names Europe chief, reshuffles top jobs at PSA
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IAC promotes veteran exec to head European commercial operations
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Hyundai Europe marketing boss Hall quits
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Ford names Mustang styling chief new Europe design boss
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Rolls-Royce picks former Infiniti, Audi exec to lead sales
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Ex-Renault marketing boss Norman joins PSA
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