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Nissan sees new Micra as boosting sales

Jan. 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Nissan expects its new Micra will have higher sales than the current car thanks to its larger size and wider range of engines, the brand's Europe chief, Paul Willcox, said....
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Hyundai's Czech factory expects to increase production by 2% in 2016

Jan. 4, 2016 17:01 CET

Hyundai's Czech unit aims to boost output by 2.3 percent to 350,000 cars in 2016 after beating production targets last year....
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Subaru boss: More sales, more output

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Years ahead of schedule in achieving his North America sales goal, Subaru's global boss Yasuyuki Yoshinaga says he will raise the target again next spring as demand continues to soar. Any plant expansion will likely take place in Indiana....
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UK car production rises 9% on export boost

Dec. 17, 2015 10:50 CET

UK car production rose 9 percent in November, helped by a strong increase in exports....
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VW to suspend production at showcase Phaeton plant

Dec. 16, 2015 17:25 CET

Volkswagen will suspend production at the factory that builds the Phaeton sedan in Dresden, Germany, as the carmaker alters its model strategy to cut costs in the wake of the emissions test scandal....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Morocco seeks suppliers to help PSA, Renault, others boost local output

Dec. 16, 2015 06:01 CET

Morocco is accelerating measures to expand its supply base as it seeks to more than double vehicle production capacity to 1 million units in the next 10 years....
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Why the new awd Toyota Prius isn't coming stateside just yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Despite the increasing popularity of awd passenger cars in the U.S., Toyota is not convinced Americans want an awd Prius....
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Mercedes steps up dealer expansion in smaller Indian towns

Dec. 12, 2015 16:00 CET

Mercedes is stepping up expansion of its car dealer network in smaller Indian towns to tap growing wealth and aspirations for global luxury brands....
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Jaguar Land Rover says Slovakia plant will start production in 2018

Dec. 11, 2015 08:39 CET

Jaguar Land Rover said today it will start production in 2018 at a new $1.5 billion factory in Slovakia. The plant will produce a range of aluminum Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, the automaker said....
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Jaguar Land Rover clinches deal with Slovakia on new factory

Dec. 10, 2015 21:24 CET

Jaguar Land Rover reached an agreement with Slovakia on the construction of a new factory with a production capacity of 300,000 cars a year, the country's government said....
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Aston Martin narrows options for new plant location to 4 sites, report says

Dec. 9, 2015 12:04 CET

Aston Martin will decide in the next few weeks where it will open a new plant to build the DBX crossover. The company will choose from four sites in the UK, the U.S. and the Middle East, Reuters reported....
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Skoda will cut extra weekend shifts but not reduce production

Dec. 2, 2015 09:51 CET

Skoda, whose car sales have fallen recently, said it will not introduce additional weekend shifts in December but it was not cutting production....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW's billionaire owners pledge to protect jobs amid crisis

Dec. 2, 2015 12:23 CET

Volkswagen Group's billionaire owners, the Porsche-Piech clan, today underscored their commitment to the automaker, pledging to protect jobs as the company battles with its emissions crisis....
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Ford, BMW, Renault halt output in India amid heavy rains

6:58 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Ford, BMW and Renault were among manufacturers that halted production at their factories in India as monsoon rains lashed the southern city of Chennai, flooding many neighborhoods and disrupting public transport....
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Ford, BMW, Renault halt output as floods hit India production hub

Dec. 1, 2015 13:00 CET

Ford, BMW and Renault were among automakers that halted production as monsoon rains lashed the southern Indian city of Chennai, a hub for vehicle production, flooding many neighborhoods and disrupting public transport....
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Faurecia-Dongfeng JV readies interior parts plant in China

Dec. 1, 2015 12:10 CET

Faurecia's joint venture with Dongfeng has started construction of an interiors parts plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan.The plant will produce components for customers including PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, Renault and Honda....
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GM may boot vans to boost pickup output at Mo. plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

GM is considering a contract with AM General to offload some commercial van production, which would free up capacity for GM's hot-selling Colorado and Canyon pickups....
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PSA to launch new DS 4S hatchback in China next year

Nov. 25, 2015 06:01 CET

PSA will begin production of a third model from its near-premium DS brand, the DS 4S, at its plant in Shenzhen, China. Sales are scheduled to begin in the first half of next year. The model will be built and sold exclusively in China....
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Land Rover Defender to end long, storied run

Nov. 21, 2015 06:01 CET

Production of the iconic Land Rover Defender will end early next year. The utilitarian workhorse has remained virtually unchanged during almost seven decades of production and it is unclear whether Land Rover will seek to replace it....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW mulls closure of showpiece Phaeton plant, report says

Nov. 19, 2015 17:46 CET

VW may close its so-called "transparent factory" in Germany that builds the Phaeton sedan as the embattled automaker seeks to reduce costs, a report said....
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N.A. auto production will remain strong in 2016, analyst says

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

North American auto production rose 1 percent in October and “should remain strong” through the next 12 to 18 months thanks to strong truck demand, healthy inventories and a strengthening economy, Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst David Leiker wrote in a note today....
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BMW will build X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on U.S. plant

Nov. 16, 2015 12:48 CET

BMW will build its X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on its U.S. factory that specializes in SUV output. The automaker will invest $417 million in its South African operations to start production of the X3, replacing 3-series production locally....
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Ford, Fiat Chrysler benefit as Turkey production set to hit record

Nov. 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Ford, Fiat Chrysler and Renault are set to benefit further after Turkey's automotive industry association raised its production and export forecasts to record highs....
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Mini shifts convertible production to Dutch factory

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW Group's Dutch contract manufacturing partner has started production of the new Mini Convertible....
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Jeep, Fiat SUVs boost FCA's Melfi, Italy, plant

Nov. 5, 2015 15:13 CET

Fiat Chrysler has twice increased output at its plant in Melfi, Italy, in the last year to keep up with demand for the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X. The automaker invested 1 billion euros in Melfi to build the sibling subcompact SUVs....
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