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Montezemolo says keeping Ferrari's high profits will be challenging

May 7, 2013 06:01 CET
Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has lived through many highs and lows, both on the racetrack and at the office. Times are good now. Last year, the automaker had record sales of 7,318 supercars and an operating margin of 14.4 percent.

BMW recalls 220,000 vehicles in Takata airbag issue

May 7, 2013 15:54 CET
BMW said it is recalling about 220,000 vehicles worldwide from model years 2002 and 2003 as part of a wider recall affecting airbags made by supplier Takata.

GM to discuss labor woes with S. Korea president, union rep says

May 7, 2013 14:29 CET
GM will discuss labor woes in South Korea with the country's president, the automaker's CEO was quoted as saying by its Korean union, a move that could complicate already troubled relations with its work force in the country. GM makes most of the Chevrolet vehicles it sells in Europe in Korea.

Growing Audi demand prompts TRW to boost output at new Romania plant

May 7, 2013 11:09 CET
TRW will boost production at a new eastern European factory on growing demand from Audi and other automakers. The U.S. supplier plans a fivefold output boost at a steering wheel leather wrapping plant in Baia Mare, Romania, that opened in January.

Audi April sales up 7% on China, U.S.

May 7, 2013 13:42 CET
Audi sales rose 7 percent in April to 133,500 vehicles on strong demand in China and the United States, pushing four-month sales to 503,000. It is the first time that Audi has topped a half million deliveries in just four months, the automaker said Tuesday.

UK has best April car sales since 2008

May 7, 2013 11:16 CET
UK new-car sales were nearly 15 percent higher in April than a year ago, according to the SMMT, which said 2013 sales would be stronger than it previously forecast.

 
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