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Europe: auto suppliers bounce back along with the automakers


During the final months of 2013, the markets across the European region showed early signs of recovery, allowing automakers and their suppliers to finally rebound after close to six years in drops. The top 30 suppliers in Europe managed overall sales across the region in 2013 of $183.5 billion, recovering from a 4% loss in 2012 to a 7% gain last ...
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US: the top five most stolen new and used cars in 2013
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Recall roundup: Kia Cadenza for wheel problem
The South Korean based automaker Kia has recently issued a recall for several Cadenza vehicles, because of a problem with their wheels, which may crack in cold weather. Kia has announced ...
US dealerships sales rise but profits stay flat
Although the recovery in the US auto market was thoroughly set throughout the industry, the country’s 17,665 new-car dealers saw their profits unchanged, due to increased competition. Across 2013, the earnings ...
Australia: Holden records record loss
As the local Australian unit of GM was recently announced to be scheduled for “termination”, Holden also announced it has recorded its biggest financial loss so far. For the 2013 calendar ...
Aston Martin increases deliveries and profit in 2013
The British sports brand, which in 2013 also announced a much needed technological deal with Daimler, has just released its 2013 financial results – and things are looking bright. With the ...
Elon Musk gets less than $70,000 compensation from Tesla
Last year, billionaire entrepreneur and Tesla Motors cofounder saw its CEO position rewarded with only around $70,000 – in stark contrast to what he earned in 2012. The Palo Alto, California-based ...
Opel halved loses per car according to study
A study conducted by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) at the University of Duisburg-Essen recently concluded that although GM’s European unit still loses money on each vehicle built – ...
Ford says Focus was 2013’s best selling nameplate
The US carmaker has just unveiled the updated Focus sedan model and restated its compact line was the global best selling nameplate for the whole 2013. The Focus line is today ...
McLaren turns profitable in 2013
The British McLaren Automotive, for the first time since it started its commercial offensive in 2009 has turned a small profit in 2013 – albeit a small one. Still, it ...

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