VW and Suzuki prepare to tangle in India

After their acrimonious split, Suzuki and Volkswagen are squaring off in one of the biggest, most promising auto markets - this time with different partners.


Japan automakers willing to work with U.S. on trade grievances

Japan's auto industry, under trade pressure from President Trump, has struck a conciliatory note, saying it is open to addressing American grievances and even defending the president's stance.

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VW, Tata sign accord to explore cooperation, report says

VW Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tata Motors to explore cooperation in India, sources told Reuters, as VW takes a fresh attempt

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VW said to renew India push with Tata alliance talks

VW Group is in advanced talks to team up with Tata Motors as the German automaker takes another stab at India's fast-growing demand for cars, Bloomberg reported. Competition for India's booming market of middle-class drivers is intensifying, with global manufacturers from Fiat Chrysler to PSA expanding in the country.

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Japan sales need more analysis

In "Trump talk reminds us of previous Japan deal" in the Feb. 6 issue, Hans Greimel manages to do a "news analysis" without any analysis.


Nissan, BMW, Porsche face fuel economy probes in S. Korea

South Korea has filed a complaint against Nissan alleging the automaker manipulated the fuel economy test results of its Infiniti Q50. BMW and Porsche are also being investigated. The latest action comes after sales of some Nissan, BMW and Porsche cars were banned because of emissions and noise-level irregularities.

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