Budget car

LUCA CIFERRI

Nissan, Renault, Dacia and Lada benefit from low-cost car vision

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2014
The global reach of Renault's budget-car program, which was dreamed up by former Renault CEO Louis Schweitzer, was in evidence at the Moscow auto show where seven models underpinned by the automaker's B0 low-cost platform were on display....
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YANG JIAN

VW, Ford, Nissan eye China's entry-level market

4:35 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Global automakers have long been reluctant to sell cheaper vehicles in China as they seek to protect their healthy profit margins. But now foreign automakers are moving into China's entry-level segment in a quest for market share....
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VW to approve budget car after solving cost issues, report says

March 20, 2014 17:52 CET
VW's management board will sign off on a budget car for emerging markets likely sell for between 6,000 euros ($8,300) and 8,000 euros after ending a struggle to meet cost targets for the vehicle, a report said....
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VW budget car plan stalls as automaker struggles to meet cost targets

March 4, 2014 21:15 CET
Volkswagen's plan to build a budget car for emerging markets has stalled because the automaker is struggling to meet cost targets for the vehicle....
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Global vehicle sales will likely peak in next decade, analysts say

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
The planet that Henry Ford put on wheels is poised for a stall. The world will reach "Peak Car" -- a point at which annual global sales growth will top out -- in the next decade, analysts predict....
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Nissan says Datsun brand may generate operating margins of 7%

Jan. 10, 2014 14:54 CET
Nissan says its budget Datsun brand will generate operating margins of up to 7 percent because of its no-frills designs and by sharing the parent's development facilities and distribution network....
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LUCA CIFERRI

Ford is right not to follow Fiat 500 with new Ka

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Ford is right to replace the Ka minicar in Europe with a regular subcompact instead of an upscale product to compete with the Fiat 500 or Opel Adam....
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Renault begins work on Algeria plant

Oct. 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Renault started construction of a plant in Algeria to expand its presence in North Africa where car sales are expected to rise by more than 100,000 in the next two years....
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