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European plant capacity usage improves, but breakeven still years away

June 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Capacity utilization at Europe's vehicle plants should reach 70 percent this year. A return to the 2007 high of 85 percent is not expected until 2020 – if ever – forecasters say....
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PSA's Bonnefont shares strategy for making DS a worldwide winner

June 9, 2014 06:01 CET
Yves Bonnefont became the first CEO of PSA's upscale DS brand on June 1. The group's former director of strategy is now tasked with elevating DS from a tiny-but-successful division of Citroen to a global powerhouse....
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Ghosn counts on Renault rebound to catch Toyota, GM, VW

June 2, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has high ambitions for the French-Japanese carmaking alliance. His aim is to "install Renault-Nissan as one of the top three global automakers."...
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May sales to get lift from retail demand, holiday deals, extra weekend

1:02 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2014
Anticipating strong Memorial Day weekend action, some analysts predict the pace of U.S. light-vehicle retail sales in May will be the best so far this year....
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Russian car sales will fall up to 20% in 2014, AvtoVAZ CEO says

May 22, 2014 15:51 CET
Russia's car market will shrink by as much as 20 percent this year as economic growth slows, AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson said. Last year, sales fell 6 percent....
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BMW sees 2014 as year of growth opportunities for auto industry

May 15, 2014 11:42 CET
BMW Group expects global demand for cars to rise this year, underpinning its goal to sell a record number of vehicles in 2014....
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Aston Martin expects to be profitable after 2016

May 12, 2014 21:50 CET
Aston Martin expects to make a significant return to profitability after 2016, which is when the automaker expects to start seeing the benefits of a $843.57 million investment program....
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Subaru plans more U.S. capacity, unveils new technology

4:24 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2014
The maker of red-hot Subaru vehicles says it may expand annual capacity at its Indiana assembly plant to 400,000 units after 2017. It also plans to introduce of a new vehicle platform and more efficient fuel-injected engines....
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Toyota fourth-quarter earnings hit by U.S. settlement

2:43 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
Toyota's settlement with the federal government over unintended-acceleration claims contributed to a 5 percent decline in fourth-quarter net income, but the automaker still achieved record full-year profits....
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Ghosn aims for No. 3 spot for Renault-Nissan

7:17 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
Carlos Ghosn has high ambitions for Renault-Nissan after getting a new mandate as Renault CEO. He wants to catch industry leaders Toyota, General Motors and Volkswagen....
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Ghosn aims for No. 3 spot for Renault-Nissan

7:17 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
Carlos Ghosn has high ambitions for Renault-Nissan after getting a new mandate as Renault CEO. He wants to catch industry leaders Toyota, General Motors and Volkswagen....
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Toyota forecasts profit drop on Japan slump, yen

May 8, 2014 08:43 CET
Toyota forecast profit will fall from last year's record as demand slumps in Japan, competition intensifies in the United States and the yen is no longer the boon it used to be....
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Fiat targets doubling profit by 2018 on upscale models

May 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler plans to transform Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Jeep into global brands and more than double profit in the next five years. CEO Sergio Marchionne's goals also include boosting yearly deliveries for the group to 7 million in 2018....
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Peugeot sales set to rise fast in China

May 2, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA expects sales of its Peugeot brand in China to rise at more than twice the rate of the market this year, pushing China pass France as the automaker's largest single market....
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Autoliv sees slower growth in Q2 after strong first-quarter earnings

April 25, 2014 13:47 CET
Swedish supplier Autoliv sees slower sales growth and a flat operating margin in the second quarter after brisk vehicle production lifted the company's first-quarter earnings above expectations....
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Honda profit forecast trails estimate as benefits from yen fade

April 25, 2014 11:09 CET
Honda forecast a full-year profit that missed analysts' estimates as benefits from a weaker yen fade and it increases incentives in the U.S. Honda swung to a loss in Europe....
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Continental raises profit forecast after first-quarter gains

April 25, 2014 10:46 CET
Continental has raised its profit forecast for 2014 after earnings jumped nearly 20 percent in the first three months....
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China is key to Winterkorn's new strategy for VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
China looms large in Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn's thoughts as he prepares his new "Future Tracks" strategy for the automaker....
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Jaguar counts on XE, first crossover to reach ambitious sales goal

April 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Jaguar is counting on the new XE sedan and a forthcoming crossover to help boost Jaguar Land Rover's global vehicle sales to 750,000 by the end of the decade, up from an all-time high of 425,000 last year....
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Volvo aims for 1 million car sales, chairman tells paper

April 1, 2014 09:16 CET
Volvo targets annual sales of more than 1 million vehicles in the long term, chairman Li Shufu told a Swedish newspaper....
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McLaren expects big profit rise on P1 supercar sales

April 1, 2014 12:14 CET
McLaren Automotive expects pre-tax profit to rise fourfold this year on deliveries of its $1 million P1 supercar....
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BMW targets significant profit gain lifted by new models

March 19, 2014 12:43 CET
BMW Group forecasts ''significant'' gains in 2014 profit as new models like the 4-series Gran Coupe and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car propel record deliveries....
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Bentley forecasts reversal of China slump on new Flying Spur

March 18, 2014 11:17 CET
Bentley expects to reverse last year's 3 percent decline in China deliveries after introducing a new V-8 variation of its all-new Flying Spur sedan next month....
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Porsche predicts stable 2014 earnings

March 14, 2014 13:04 CET
Porsche predicts stable earnings in 2014 as the sports car maker invests in U.S. and Chinese operations with a focus on adding distribution outlets in emerging markets....
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BMW aims to sell a record 2 million cars this year

March 14, 2014 11:57 CET
BMW Group aims to sell a record 2 million cars or more this year, up from 1.96 million in 2013, as the automaker benefits from record deliveries in China and the U.S....
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