| UPDATED: 3/22/17 1:22 pm ET - adds details

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

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Japanese carmakers seek trade peace with Trump

Japan's auto market is open, says Hiroto Saikawa, chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, but its carmakers, including Toyota, Nissan and Honda, are willing to work with governments in Tokyo and Washington to smooth out disputes over access.

European execs wary of U.S. trade changes

President Donald Trump's vows to turn American trade policy toward a more protectionist stance, including imposing a 35 percent tariff on imported cars, could have far-reaching consequences for European automakers.

In Europe, mainstream brands feel the heat

Volume automakers have good reason to fear luxury brands in Europe - mainly the German trio of Mercedes, Audi and BMW, but increasingly Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover. Luxury brands are gaining sales and pushing successfully into new segments.

Ford looks for upside in Europe

Ford gets buffeted by the same headwinds as General Motors, whether home or abroad, yet it earned $1.2 billion in Europe last year. A timely restructuring helped, but there's more to it than that.