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Strong Chinese and U.S. demand lifts Mercedes' July sales 11%

Aug. 7, 2014 11:48 CET
Mercedes-Benz brand had its highest monthly sales to date in July, up 11 percent to 130,003 cars, boosted by strong demand for its compact cars and SUVs....
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Strong UK car sales in July part of improving European trend

Aug. 6, 2014 12:33 CET
New-car sales in the UK rose by 7 percent in July, as the country's credit-backed growth continued. The increase follows volume growth last month in Germany, Italy and Spain....
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Self-driving cars receive OK for road testing in UK

Aug. 2, 2014 06:01 CET
The UK government will allow self-driving cars to be tested in three cities starting in January as the UK aims to be at forefront of new technology governing autonomous driving....
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GKN confident as auto-unit growth offsets currency hit

July 29, 2014 13:50 CET
GKN says it is confident regarding the rest of 2014 after first-half profit at its car parts supply division rose 6 percent, helping to offset the effects of a currency hit....
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Audi, BMW and Mercedes pressure Ford, GM as UK market booms

July 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Germany's premium automakers are benefiting most from the UK car market boom. Audi, BMW and Mercedes are winning customers from mass-market brands such as Ford and Vauxhall....
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Audi, BMW and Mercedes pressure Ford, GM as UK market booms

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2014
Germany's premium automakers are benefiting most from the UK car market boom. Audi, BMW and Mercedes are winning customers from mass-market brands such as Ford and Vauxhall....
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UK car output boosted by new models in first half

July 24, 2014 10:41 CET
UK car production grew by 4 percent in the first six months thanks to new models, but the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders warned that further growth must be backed by bolstering the UK's parts supply chain....
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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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