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European car sales recovery gains pace as German deliveries rise 5%

April 2, 2014 12:46 CET
Germany joined France, Italy and Spain in posting higher new-car sales in March, adding to signs that a recovery in the European market is gaining strength.... Read More »

 

Spanish car sales rise for seventh consecutive month

April 1, 2014 12:16 CET
New-car sales rose 10 percent in Spain in March, registering the seventh straight monthly increase as government subsidies continue to boost demand.... Read More »

 

VW's Seat brand will add SUV in 2016

March 26, 2014 13:27 CET
Volkswagen Group will add a compact SUV to its Seat division's lineup in 2016 to win new customers and accelerate a turnaround at VW's only unprofitable unit.... Read More »

 

JENNIFER CLARK

Ferrari bets big on Europe's rebound

1:35 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2014
Ferrari's decision to open a theme park in Spain rather than China or another growing market is a big bet that Europe's slump is really over.... Read More »

 

Ferrari Land theme park to open in Spain

March 14, 2014 06:01 CET
Ferrari and PortAventura Entertainment plan a new Ferrari Land amusement park near Barcelona, Spain.... Read More »

 

Ferrari Land theme park to open in 2016

2:20 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2014
Ferrari and PortAventura Entertainment have inked a deal to build a new Ferrari Land amusement park inside the PortAventura resort near Barcelona, Spain.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

Spanish car sales jump 8% in January on gov't subsidies

Feb. 3, 2014 12:55 CET
New-car sales rose 8 percent in Spain in January as government subsidies continued to boost deliveries, car manufacturers' association Anfac said.... Read More »

 

Car production in Spain grew 9% in 2013

Jan. 23, 2014 16:31 CET
Spanish car production grew 9 percent to 2.16 million last year as automakers including PSA, Renault, Opel, Nissan and Seat benefited from increased demand.... Read More »

 

Daimler will spend 190 million euros upgrading Spanish van plant

Jan. 16, 2014 12:43 CET
Daimler says it will spend about 190 million euros ($260 million) upgrading a van factory in Spain to build new generations of the Viano and Vito models.... Read More »

 

Spain tops up car subsidy scheme by 175 million euros

Jan. 10, 2014 16:23 CET
Spain says it has expanded a car subsidy program which offers car owners 2,000 euros to scrap their old car for a new one. The scheme has now been extended four times at a total cost of 465 million euros.... Read More »

 

Car-sales rise in southern Europe fails to halt regional decline in 2013

Jan. 6, 2014 10:15 CET
A rise in December new-car sales in France, Italy and Spain points to a pick-up in demand in southern Europe, although not enough to avoid a sixth straight annual decline in the overall European market in 2013.... Read More »

 

VW may build Seat SUV at Skoda plant

Dec. 13, 2013 09:30 CET
VW Group may build an SUV for Spanish brand Seat at a Skoda plant in the Czech Republic, company sources say. Seat lacks an entry in the booming segment.... Read More »

 

Spanish car sales rise 15% in November on subsidies

Dec. 2, 2013 15:51 CET
Spanish new-car sales jumped 15 percent in November from a year earlier as government subsidies continued to lift deliveries.... Read More »

 

Spanish car plants look beyond low labor costs to prolong boom

Nov. 22, 2013 12:53 CET
Spain's car manufacturing industry is flourishing while other European countries struggle. But industry experts warn that Spain must expand into r&d and improve transport links if it is to remain Europe's second-biggest maker of cars and beat lower cost rivals such as the Czech Republic.... Read More »

 

October car sales rise in Germany, France and Spain

Nov. 4, 2013 10:51 CET
New-car sales rose in Germany, France and Spain in October fueling hopes of a sustained recovery in the region's market even though Italian vehicle sales were down.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

Spain offers 4th car incentives program to boost sales

Oct. 27, 2013 06:01 CET
Spain's government offered the fourth car incentives program in a year, extending a program to boost sales as the economy tries to emerge from a two-year recession.... Read More »

 

Spain extends scrappage scheme again as car sales rebound

Oct. 17, 2013 12:57 CET
Spain will extend for the third time a scheme to subsidize purchases of new cars that has helped reverse a fall in deliveries in the country.... Read More »

 

GM's Spain plant will build minivans for Opel and PSA

Oct. 1, 2013 18:12 CET
General Motors' Opel factory in Spain will build subcompact minivans for Opel and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen. The minivans will be based on a PSA platform.... Read More »

 

Spanish car sales rise 29% on gov't subsidy plan

Oct. 1, 2013 11:44 CET
Spanish car sales rose 29 percent in September, boosted by a government subsidy plan.... Read More »

 

Opel in talks to make Zafira at PSA plant in France, report says

Sept. 25, 2013 11:04 CET
Opel and PSA plan to expand their partnership by building the Opel Zafira minivan at a PSA plant in France and the Citroen C3 Picasso minivan at Opel's plant in Spain, a report said.... Read More »

 

Spanish price-fixing probe looks at VW, Renault, others

Sept. 4, 2013 13:17 CET
Spain's antitrust regulator is investigating possible price fixing in the country by automakers such as VW, Renault, Peugeot, Toyota, GM and Ford.... Read More »

 

Spanish car sales drop 18% in August

Sept. 2, 2013 13:27 CET
Spanish car sales dropped 18 percent in August compared with the same month last year when sales were boosted by a September rise in sales tax.... Read More »

 

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