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12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
With the purchase of Porsche in August 2012, Volkswagen AG added a 12th brand to its broad portfolio, which stretches from Ducati motorcycles to 40-ton trucks....
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Seat brand will build SUV at Skoda factory, CEO says

June 6, 2014 10:48 CET
Seat's SUV will be built at a plant run by sister brand Skoda, the Spanish unit's CEO, Jurgen Stackmann, said....
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VW Group sales up 8% in April on Europe, China

May 16, 2014 11:28 CET
VW Group deliveries rose 8 percent to 848,500 vehicles in April as strong demand in Europe and China offset declines in North and South America. Through four months the group's sales were up 6 percent to 3.25 million....
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VW's Seat brand will add SUV in 2016

March 26, 2014 13:27 CET
Volkswagen Group will add a compact SUV to its Seat division's lineup in 2016 to win new customers and accelerate a turnaround at VW's only unprofitable unit....
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VW nears decision on producing Skoda, Seat SUVs, union leader says

March 11, 2014 12:58 CET
Volkswagen is close to deciding on whether to produce new SUVs for Skoda and Seat in the Czech Republic or in Spain, a union leader said....
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VW rethinks Skoda and Seat strategy in mass-market struggle

March 6, 2014 10:51 CET
Volkswagen Group is striking out in a new direction to boost the image and appeal of its Skoda and Seat brands, moving Skoda more upmarket while refocusing Seat on Europe after a failed China export strategy....
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Seat goes large with Leon ST

Feb. 13, 2014 06:15 CET
Seat is hoping to win new customers to its compact Leon range with the arrival of the Sports Tourer, the first wagon variant in the lineup....
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Visteon to buy electronics unit of Johnson Controls for $265M

10:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Visteon has agreed to purchase the automotive electronics business of Johnson Controls for $265 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014....
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VW sells record 9.7 million cars in 2013 on Audi, Porsche and China demand

Jan. 11, 2014 12:13 CET
Volkswagen said group global sales rose to more than 9.7 million vehicles in 2013, with the record deliveries fueled by demand for Audi and Porsche models and surging sales in China....
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Seat boss bullish on brand's surge in Europe

Jan. 7, 2014 06:15 CET
Seat President Juergen Stackmann is bullish on growth in Europe, where the Spanish carmaker does 80 percent of its business. To benefit from a forecast upswing in European demand this year, Stackmann is concentrating on extending Seat's product portfolio....
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VW may build Seat SUV at Skoda plant

Dec. 13, 2013 09:30 CET
VW Group may build an SUV for Spanish brand Seat at a Skoda plant in the Czech Republic, company sources say. Seat lacks an entry in the booming segment....
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Spanish car plants look beyond low labor costs to prolong boom

Nov. 22, 2013 12:53 CET
Spain's car manufacturing industry is flourishing while other European countries struggle. But industry experts warn that Spain must expand into r&d and improve transport links if it is to remain Europe's second-biggest maker of cars and beat lower cost rivals such as the Czech Republic....
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Volkswagen says group sales rise 7% as China offsets Europe drop

Oct. 11, 2013 12:13 CET
VW said group vehicle sales for its brands, which include Audi and Porsche, increased 7 percent in September as strong demand from China outweighed declining deliveries in Europe....
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