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UK car production returns to growth, boosted by increased European demand

April 24, 2014 08:40 CET
British car production returned to growth in March, boosted by increased demand in Europe and by automakers completing retooling to build new models. Output increased 12 percent last month....
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Ford of Europe sales rise 12% in March on German, UK demand

April 15, 2014 15:53 CET
Ford said European car sales increased 12 percent in March, the 10th straight monthly gain, as customers snapped up small vehicles and compact SUVs....
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British car industry overwhelmingly backs EU membership, SMMT survey says

April 2, 2014 11:24 CET
More than 90 percent of companies operating in the British car industry want the UK to stay in the European Union, a survey commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed....
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Honda cuts UK car output on weak growth outlook

March 25, 2014 16:50 CET
Honda will cut 340 jobs at its UK factory and reduce production to two shifts from three. The company said it does not expect sales to rebound in Europe in the next couple of years....
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Bentley will build W12 engines for Audi, VW

March 19, 2014 11:15 CET
Bentley will build all of Volkswagen Group's W12 engines, creating about 100 jobs for its England factory and ending production of the engines in Germany....
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Daimler to sell 50% stake in engines JV to partner Rolls-Royce holdings

March 10, 2014 13:07 CET
Daimler will sell its 50 percent stake in an engines joint venture to partner Rolls-Royce Holdings to invest in its automotive and truck businesses....
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Fiat's UK-style revival plan faces Italian hurdles

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to use sporty new Alfa Romeos and sleek Maseratis in a bid to repeat in Italy what British brands like Mini and Jaguar have achieved under foreign ownership....
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Fiat's UK-style revival plan faces Italian hurdles

March 1, 2014 10:35 CET
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to use sporty new Alfa Romeos and sleek Maseratis in a bid to repeat in Italy what British brands like Mini and Jaguar have achieved under foreign ownership....
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UK's GKN sees more growth this year, warns of dollar impact

Feb. 26, 2014 13:22 CET
UK supplier GKN says profits rose 17 percent last year on strong demand for car parts. The company now sees its auto business outpacing an anticipated 3 percent expansion in the market this year....
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New Vauxhall chief is former Mitsubishi Europe boss Tozer

Feb. 19, 2014 15:06 CET
Vauxhall brand has named former Mitsubishi Europe boss Tim Tozer as its new chief. Tozer succeeds Duncan Aldred, who is moving to Detroit as U.S. vice president of sales and marketing for GM's Buick and GMC brands....
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Jaguar Land Rover sales fuel tripling of Tata Motors profit

Feb. 10, 2014 13:07 CET
Jaguar Land Rover reported third-quarter profits that more than doubled to 619 million pounds ($1 billion), helping to buoy parent Tata Motors, which is struggling to revive its Indian auto business....
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Fiat moving tax base to UK to woo U.S. investors, chairman says

Jan. 30, 2014 10:42 CET
Fiat wants to establish the tax domicile of the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group in the UK to help woo U.S. investors, the carmaker's chairman, John Elkann, told an Italian newspaper....
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Johnson Matthey reports 16% quarterly profit, names new CEO

Jan. 30, 2014 13:17 CET
Johnson Matthey, a UK manufacturer of catalytic converters for cars, reported a 16 percent rise in third-quarter profit thanks to tighter vehicle emissions rules in Europe....
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UK car production hits six-year high in 2013

Jan. 23, 2014 08:27 CET
British car production reached its highest level since 2007 last year, buoyed by strong domestic demand and exports outside the EU. Nissan built the most cars in Britain, followed by Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota....
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EU to warn UK, Belgium, Luxembourg over car refrigerant rules, report says

Jan. 22, 2014 13:24 CET
The European Commission will threaten the UK, Belgium and Luxembourg with potential legal action over sales of Mercedes cars which it says breach EU rules on refrigerants, an EU source said....
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Nissan expects Qashqai to match predecessor's sales success

Jan. 22, 2014 12:11 CET
Nissan's Europe boss, Trevor Mann, says the second-generation Qashqai crossover will match the success of the original model, which consistently ranked as one of the region's top-selling models from 2008-2013....
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Ford will reassess UK operations if Britain leaves EU, report says

Jan. 15, 2014 15:13 CET
Ford says it would be forced to reconsider its UK operations if Britain voted in favor of leaving the European Union. Ford's warning follows a similar message last year from Nissan....
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UK car sales rose 11% last year; best result since 2007

Jan. 7, 2014 11:05 CET
UK new-car sales rose 11 percent last year to the highest level since 2007, bucking a gloomy trend in most of the rest of Europe....
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Nissan's redesigned taxi readies for battle with London's iconic black cabs

Jan. 7, 2014 12:24 CET
Nissan Motor Co. has unveiled a redesigned version of a taxi the carmaker is building for London after local authorities said they wanted the model to look more like the city's traditional black cabs....
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NICK GIBBS

BMW i3 London test drive easier to arrange than expected

3:37 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
BMW says it will take months to get through its waiting list of people in the UK who want to test drive the new i3 electric car, but I was able to arrange a test drive in London in a fraction of that time....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Nissan increases reliance on UK execs, Sunderland plant

Dec. 4, 2013 06:15 CET
British executives have increased their global importance within Nissan as the UK becomes an increasingly crucial production location for the automaker, which aims to topple Toyota as Europe's top-selling Asian brand by 2016....
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UK October car output rises at fastest pace this year on domestic demand

Nov. 21, 2013 11:25 CET
UK car production rose 17 percent last month, its fastest rate so far this year, with most of the growth destined for domestic consumption rather than export....
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Lookers expects robust car sales in 2013 on strong UK market

Nov. 1, 2013 06:01 CET
Lookers became the latest UK car dealer to forecast better-than-expected 2013 profits on the back of resurgent car sales in its home market....
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GREEN CARS

Nissan to launch electric NV200 ahead of stricter emissions rules for vans

Oct. 30, 2013 06:01 CET
Nissan will launch a battery-powered version of its NV200 van aimed at private customers and fleets based in European cities. It is part of the automaker's push to offer zero- or low-emission alternatives for its entire lineup to meet the region's tougher pollution rules....
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Car dealer Pendragon sees profit uplift on sales growth in UK

Oct. 28, 2013 12:40 CET
UK car dealer Pendragon expects full-year profit to beat market expectations after the company said new-car sales rose 16 percent in the first nine months....
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