The top stories from Automotive News Europe's May 11, 1998 edition -- and how they developed.
Five years ago
A culmination of three months of intensive talks led to the merger between Chrysler and Daimler-Benz. "We will share parts and maybe a few platforms, but we will never compromise the brands," said Chrysler Chairman Robert Eaton, who will share power at the top of the new company - DaimlerChrysler - with Daimler-Benz Chairman Jürgen Schrempp.
Go-ahead for 206 CC
Peugeot is close to decision to build a coupe-convertible version of the 206 supermini.
German sales soar
First-quarter new-car sales in Germany rose 12.5 percent to 977,716 units as consumers rushed to beat the 1 percent rise in value added tax on April 1.
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