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Volkswagen restructures production; new Polish factory to open in 2016

March 18, 2014 14:33 CET
Volkswagen is shuffling its European production, adding a new van plant in Poland and rearranging output of the VW Tiguan, Porsche Panamera and Porsche Cayenne models....
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VW will expand Tiguan production to Hanover factory, report says

March 17, 2014 13:48 CET
Volkswagen will expand its production of the Tiguan compact SUV to its Hanover factory in northern Germany to boost capacity utilization at the site, sources said....
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Germany's famed Nuerburgring race track sold to partsmaker

March 12, 2014 06:01 CET
The Nuerburgring, the German race track known as Green Hell for its challenging Formula One course, was sold to Dusseldorf-based partsmaker Capricorn Group....
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Germany's famed Nuerburgring race track sold to auto parts maker

2:34 pm U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
The Nuerburgring, the German race track known as Green Hell for its challenging Formula One course, was sold to Capricorn Group, an auto parts maker based in Dusseldorf....
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VW says power loss cut German plant output more than expected

March 10, 2014 15:34 CET
VW is still seeking the cause of a power outage at its Wolfsburg plant in Germany on Saturday that cut output by several hundred vehicles, more than initially estimated....
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Car refrigerant rejected by Daimler is safe, EU scientists say

March 10, 2014 12:20 CET
EU scientists say a new car refrigerant at the center of a dispute between European regulators and Daimler does not pose any serious safety risks....
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FEBRUARY SALES EUROPE

Europe's car-sales recovery continues but France lags behind

March 3, 2014 10:44 CET
Strong new-car sales in Germany, Italy and Spain last month added to the growing optimism over Europe's market recovery, though a dip in French demand suggests the recovery remains uneven....
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Opel plans Monza SUV flagship, reports say

6:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
Opel plans to add a large SUV/crossover as a flagship model, German press reports said. The SUV would go into production in 2017 and cost slightly more than the Insignia mid-sized sedan, reports said....
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Opel plans Monza SUV as its top model, reports say

Feb. 28, 2014 12:53 CET
Opel plans to add a large SUV/crossover as a flagship model, German press reports said. The SUV would go into production in 2017 and cost slightly more than the Insignia mid-sized sedan, reports said....
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EU tightens CO2 cap for cars, fixing 2021 limit in deal with Germany

Feb. 25, 2014 13:11 CET
The EU has voted to impose a 95-gram cap on new-car CO2 emissions in 2020, but will delay full implementation of the cap until 2021 in a compromise deal with Germany....
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BMW, SGL to boost carbon-fiber output on i-subbrand success

Feb. 17, 2014 10:58 CET
BMW is building a second production hall at a carbon-fiber factory jointly run with SGL Carbon to respond to growing demand for its i-subbrand models....
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Schaeffler appoints Knorr-Bremse exec Deller as CEO

Feb. 13, 2014 12:31 CET
Schaeffler has appointed auto-parts industry veteran Klaus Deller as its new CEO as the German supplier works to strengthen cooperation with Continental....
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Audi boosts output of A3, Q5 models in Germany

Feb. 11, 2014 16:00 CET
Audi has added 33 shifts at its German plants in January and February, citing strong demand for the A3 compact and Q5 SUV, among other models....
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German carmakers return awards amid evidence of rigged votes

Feb. 10, 2014 17:36 CET
Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW say they will return awards from Germany's ADAC automotive club after an audit discovered the results of the coveted "Yellow Angel" award were manipulated....
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German car sales rise 7% in January

Feb. 4, 2014 11:46 CET
New-car sales in Germany rose 7 percent in January as Europe's biggest market joined France, Italy and Spain in reporting higher year-on-year registrations....
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German car club chief refuses to rule out false ranking for Golf in vote-rigged award, report says

Jan. 31, 2014 15:48 CET
Vote-rigging at German car club ADAC might have affected the ranking of its annual award won by the VW Golf, ADAC's magazine reported....
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VW offers former Mercedes exec Renschler big budget to be trucks chief, report says

Jan. 31, 2014 11:22 CET
Volkswagen is offering former Mercedes production chief Andreas Renschler a substantial budget to bring in more people to push integration among its three commercial vehicles brands, sources said....
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Mercedes' former production chief Renschler may head VW trucks unit, report says

Jan. 29, 2014 12:17 CET
Veteran Daimler executive Andreas Renschler, who quit his post as production chief at Mercedes, may move to Volkswagen to head its trucks business, according to a report....
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VW workers fear loss of Porsche Panmera work

Jan. 28, 2014 11:06 CET
Workers at VW's plant in Hanover, Germany, are demanding the carmaker build a new model at the factory as it risks losing an order for the next Porsche Panamera....
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VW urged by workers to build new model at German plant

5:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
Workers at VW's Hanover plant in Germany are demanding the carmaker build a new model at the factory as it risks losing an order for the next Porsche Panamera....
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GM sticks to plan for all-new model at Opel's Ruesselsheim plant

Jan. 27, 2014 13:22 CET
GM is sticking to plans for its Opel unit to build an all-new vehicle at the brand's main plant in Germany as part of an effort to restore earnings in Europe, CEO Mary Barra said....
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EU takes legal action against Germany in Daimler refrigerant dispute

Jan. 23, 2014 13:00 CET
The EU has started legal proceedings against Germany over Daimler's refusal to remove a banned refrigerant from new Mercedes cars....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Coming to ADAC's aid

8:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2014
When most people in Germany think about the ADAC Yellow Angel they don't think about the powerful auto club's sullied car award, they think about the time a real-life Yellow Angel came to their rescue....
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Germany's ADAC car club likely to scrap award after vote rigging

Jan. 23, 2014 11:21 CET
Germany's ADAC car club is likely to scrap its annual car award after admitting it had falsified this year's results....
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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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