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TECHNOLOGY:

Toyota will sell vehicles under parts-sharing, platform framework in 2015

Toyota will begin selling vehicles built under its parts-sharing and platform framework in 2015, the company. The automaker is pursuing the strategy adopted by rivals including Volkswagen, to share parts among vehicles using the same platform in order to save costs and manpower. Read More »

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NEW PRODUCT:

Volvo will launch XC90 successor next year

Volvo will introduce a successor to the XC90 in late 2014, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said. The model will be the first all-new vehicle launched by Volvo as a unit of China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. Read More »

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RESTRUCTURING:

German union bosses approve Opel deal despite split

German trade union IG Metall's federal executive board approved a labor deal with Opel, paving the way for the unit to begin restructuring its domestic operations. Read More »

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AUTOMAKERS:

BMW may get rid of its retire-at-60 rule

Age 62 soon may be the new 60 for BMW's top executives, including CEO Norbert Reithofer. Read More »

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SUPPLIERS:

Autoliv seeks acquisitions to expand in high-tech car safety

Swedish supplier Autoliv says it is keen to expand its car-safety business through the acquisition of high-tech active technology that help vehicles avoid accidents. Read More »

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EURO ZONE CRISIS:

Chill in car sales spreads to northern Europe

Dealers in northern Europe are feeling the chill after a slump in new-car sales spread to countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. The outlook is grim for some markets that had until now escaped the worst of the euro zone debt crisis. Read More »

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INDIA:

Fiat bets on SUVs and sporty cars in India reboot

Fiat will open a fully-owned dealer network in India almost a year after it ended an unsuccessful partnership with Tata to build and distribute cars in the country. Fiat hopes to crack the world's seventh-largest car market by tapping into fast-growing areas such as SUVs and sporty cars. Read More »

 
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How PSA's DS division aims to sell French chic worldwide

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Mini boss experiences love at first sight

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Zetsche on EU: Relish the peace


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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says it is important not to lose sight of the many benefits of a united Europe. One he never takes for granted is peace. ...
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Google self-driving cars master delicate dance of city driving

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1:19 pm U.S. ET | May 14 2014

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Marchionne lets the secrets flow

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2014

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Citroen's incoming CEO worked wonders in the UK

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9 2014

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Incoming Citroen CEO Linda Jackson has proved herself in the UK by reducing image-harming discounts and boosting morale. ...
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Ghosn aims for No. 3 spot for Renault-Nissan


7:17 am U.S. ET | May 8 2014

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Carlos Ghosn has high ambitions for Renault-Nissan after getting a new mandate as Renault CEO. He wants to catch industry leaders Toyota, General Motors and Volkswagen. ...
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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
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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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Ford names Mustang styling chief new Europe design boss
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Ex-Renault marketing boss Norman joins PSA
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Rolls-Royce recruits former Chery executive
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PSA names new chiefs for Citroen and DS brands
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New Lotus CEO is industry veteran Gales
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Daimler names Brecht as company's top workforce representative
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CLEPA CEO Gales steps down
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Seat goes large with Leon ST
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Ford tweaks India-built EcoSport for Europe
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