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VW will invest 4.2 billion euros in Spanish factories

May 15, 2015 11:02 CET

VW Group will invest 4.2 billion euros ($4.8 billion) to upgrade its vehicle assembly plants in Martorell and Pamplona, Spain, in preparation for the assignment of new models....
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Spain renews scrappage program for the last time

May 13, 2015 13:00 CET

New-car sales in Spain will continue to be boosted by subsidies after the government said it will renew a scrappage program for the last time.The program has helped to fuel car sales for the last 20 months after the country fell into a severe recession....
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Audi A1 production will move to Seat plant in Spain from Belgium, reports say

May 11, 2015 13:54 CET

VW Group may build the Audi A1 entry premium car at Seat's factory in Spain instead of in Belgium as part of a production reshuffle, media reports said....
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Spain's car-sales growth slows as subsidies end

May 4, 2015 13:20 CET

Spanish new-car sales rose 3.2 percent last month, down from a 41 percent rise in March as the latest phase of a government subsidy scheme ended. The government is expected to further extend the scheme, which has resulted in 20 straight months of growth in the market....
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Magna to sell interiors unit to Grupo Antolin for $525 million

9:17 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

Canadian auto supplier Magna has agreed to sell its interiors operations to Grupo Antolin, a Spanish supplier with global operations, in a deal valued at about $525 million, Magna said today in a statement....
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Grupo Antolin to buy Magna unit for $525 million

April 16, 2015 15:17 CET

Spain's Grupo Antolin has reached an agreement to purchase Magna International's interiors unit for about $525 million, creating what Antolin estimates will be the world's third-largest player in the consolidating sector....
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France, Italy, Spain sales growth in March encourages European recovery hopes

April 1, 2015 12:12 CET

New-car registrations rose in France, Italy and Spain last month, adding to signs that the European auto market is recovering. France's auto industry body, the CCFA, raised its full-year forecast for the country to a 2 percent gain, close to many predictions for Europe as a whole....
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PSA picks France factory over Spain for engine production expansion

March 27, 2015 09:47 CET

PSA said it has chosen a French factory over a rival Spanish plant to expand engine production. PSA will upgrade its Tremery site to produce the turbocharged version of a three-cylinder engine already manufactured there. The plant beat out PSA's factory in Vigo, Spain, for the additional 200,000 engines a year....
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Delphi employees killed in France plane crash

March 25, 2015 12:26 CET

Two Spain-based Delphi employees were among the 150 victims of a plane crash in a remote part of the French Alps. The employees were traveling to a meeting in Germany....
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Spain new-car sales rise 26% in February

March 2, 2015 14:00 CET

New-car sales rose 26 percent in Spain last month, the 18th consecutive month of growth, a car manufacturers' group said. Registrations have been boosted by a government subsidy program....
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Grupo Antolin shakes up management team

Feb. 16, 2015 06:01 CET

Grupo Antolin, the world's largest supplier of vehicle headliners, has shaken up the top tier of its management with an infusion of younger executives....
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Ford will boost production in Spain by 40% as it ramps up Mondeo, S-Max output

Feb. 5, 2015 16:40 CET

Ford will boost output at its plant in Valencia, Spain, by 40 percent to 400,000 units this year as it adds production of the Mondeo midsize model, along with the S-Max and Galaxy minivans....
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Spanish car sales jump 28% for 17th month of growth

Feb. 2, 2015 12:09 CET

New-car sales in Spain rose 28 percent in January, the 17th consecutive month of growth. Car registrations have been boosted by a government subsidy program that helps consumers scrap old models for new vehicles....
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Car sales slump in France in December, but rise in Spain and Italy

Jan. 4, 2015 10:53 CET

France's floundering economy pushed car sales 7 percent lower in December, while Spanish sales jumped by 21 percent, helped by a subsidy scheme. Sales rose 2 percent in Italy....
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Spain's sales up 17% in November on subsidy boost

Dec. 1, 2014 12:15 CET

The growth in new-car sales in Spain slowed to 17 percent in November but the extension of a scrappage program helped to encourage buyers, industry association Anfac said. Year-to-date registrations are up 18 percent....
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Opel unions upset over output plans for Karl, Corsa, report says

Nov. 25, 2014 06:15 CET

Opel faces labor unrest in Germany over production plans for the Corsa and Karl small cars, a business magazine reported. Workers think the Karl should be made in Germany rather than Korea and fear future Corsa output will be cut from Germany....
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Spain will extend scrappage program to lift car sales

Nov. 5, 2014 13:59 CET

Spain will extend a subsidy program for the acquisition of new cars to the end of the year. The country has been hit hard by a near six year economic downturn but scrappage subsidies have helped to lift car sales....
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Spain sales rise for 14th month in a row

Nov. 3, 2014 12:50 CET

Spain's new-car sales rose 26 percent in October -- the country's 14th consecutive month of growth -- as a government subsidy program continued to stimulate demand. The subsidy program was extended for the sixth time in June....
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Germany joins France, Italy in reporting car-sales rebound in September

Oct. 3, 2014 11:23 CET

Germany joined France and Italy in reporting a rebound in new-car registrations last month after poor results in August. Sales in Germany rose 5 percent in September helping to lift nine-month registrations by 3 percent....
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Spanish new-car sales up 26% in September

Oct. 1, 2014 11:50 CET

New-car registrations in Spain rose 26 percent in September, the market's 13th consecutive month of growth, as continued support from a government subsidy program helped boost sales....
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German, French and Italian car sales fall in August

Sept. 2, 2014 11:25 CET

New-car sales in Germany, France and Italy all fell slightly in August, a seasonally weak vacation month, while Spain's subsidy-led recovery continued....
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Spanish car sales rise 14% in August

Sept. 1, 2014 11:47 CET

Spain's new-car sales rose 14 percent to 45,355 in August, the twelfth straight month of increases, car manufacturers' association Anfac said....
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Strong UK car sales in July part of improving European trend

Aug. 6, 2014 12:33 CET

New-car sales in the UK rose by 7 percent in July, as the country's credit-backed growth continued. The increase follows volume growth last month in Germany, Italy and Spain....
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Penske adds Spain to its overseas roster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

Fresh off the heels of a joint venture in Barcelona, Spain, Penske Automotive Group Inc. will continue to expand with acquisitions in the United States and elsewhere. "We want to expand globally where we have human capital and people to build these businesses," Chairman Roger Penske told Automotive News....
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German car market slows as France, Spain, Italy continue recovery

July 1, 2014 15:43 CET

French, Spanish and Italian car sales rose in June while the German market slowed down, held back by fewer working days as the European market rebound remained intact....
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