The top stories from Automotive News Europe's July 17, 2000 issue -- and how they developed.
Hyundai looks to grow
Hyundai Motor may build assembly plants in Europe and North America to reach its target of selling a combined 500,000 vehicles a year in both markets by 2005.
BMW looks to the East
BMW is looking to build a new plant, which may be located in central or eastern Europe. The carmaker also will add a model below its top selling 3 series. The car will be built in Regensburg, Germany, starting in 2004.
Bez gets promotion
Ulrich Bez has been named CEO of Aston Martin, one of the luxury brands that makes up Ford's Premier Automotive Group. Bez, who served as an advisor to Ford in its negotiations to buy Daewoo Motor, gained his sports car pedigree as product development chief at Porsche.