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Audi makes London showroom a technology showcase

July 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Audi's central London dealership has chosen a revolutionary new way for the automaker to sell not just cars but the brand itself by allowing customers to configure their vehicles on four huge powerwall screens....
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Nissan will build Infiniti crossover in UK

July 9, 2014 08:20 CET
The Infiniti QX30 compact SUV will be built for global markets including the U.S. and China at Nissan's factory in England, alongside the Infiniti Q30 hatchback. Q30 production will begin in mid-2015 with QX30 output starting shortly after....
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UK car sales increase to a nine-year high

July 4, 2014 11:47 CET
UK new-car sales reached a nine-year high in the first six months, rising 11 percent although growth slowed in June as consumer demand started to level off....
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Tesla could open factory in Europe, CEO Musk says

June 12, 2014 06:01 CET
Tesla will build a factory in Europe once sales of its cars reach 160,000 a year in the region, CEO Elon Musk said. The electric-car maker also plans to open a European r&d center "next year or the year after," Musk said....
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W. Europe car sales rise but recovery to be 'bumpy'

June 6, 2014 11:19 CET
Car sales in western Europe rose about 5 percent in May but the seasonally adjusted annualized rate of sales slipped back from the April level, analyst LMC Automotive said, adding that "the road to recovery remains a bumpy one."...
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UK car sales rise to 10-year monthly record in May

June 5, 2014 12:04 CET
UK car sales rose nearly 8 percent in May to hit a 10-year record for the month, but future demand is likely to slow, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said....
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Daimler to close Car2Go unit in UK

May 29, 2014 10:36 CET
Daimler's Car2Go unit will withdraw from the UK tomorrow after the car-sharing business it runs with rental firm Europcar failed to gain traction in London....
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Diesels blamed for London's big increase in harmful nitrogen dioxide

May 28, 2014 11:33 CET
Levels of the harmful air pollutant nitrogen dioxide in London are the highest in Europe as more motorists choose to drive diesels in the UK....
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Fiat Chrysler plans finance-focused staff at London HQ

May 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' new London headquarters will have a staff of about 50 people, most of whom will have a finance background, said two people familiar with the details of the automaker's plan to shift its tax residency to the UK....
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Bentley boosts work force ahead of SUV output

May 20, 2014 12:01 CET
Bentley will create 140 new jobs at its UK headquarters ahead of the production start for its first SUV in 2016. The majority of the new hires will be engineers....
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McLaren plans more models and higher margins

May 17, 2014 06:01 CET
McLaren turned a profit in 2013 and plans to remain in the black while adding models over the next three years. The carmaker aims to achieve margins closer to those of Ferrari or Porsche, CEO Mike Flewitt told Automotive News Europe....
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UK new-car sales rise 8% in April

May 7, 2014 13:56 CET
Demand for new cars in the UK slowed last month after hitting a 10-year high in March, but deliveries still rose 8 percent, the 26th consecutive month of growth in the market....
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Jaguar Land Rover shares knowledge on aluminum with Mercedes, Audi

May 2, 2014 06:01 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is sharing its knowledge of assembling aluminum-bodied cars with rivals including Audi and Mercedes as the automaker seeks to cut production costs through the introduction of industry standards for manufacturing aluminum vehicles....
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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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