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Skoda’s rapid ascension: both a blessing and a curse for parent VW AG

Skoda’s rapid ascension: both a blessing and a curse for parent VW AG

Volkswagen Group’s Czech wholly owned subsidiary, Skoda, has seen booming business in recent years – but success can also bring new enemies, foreign and within. That’s because Skoda’s much more esteemed mass-market sibling, VW’s namesake brand, has been struggling with slowing sales, lagging profits and massive investments in technologies. The […]

Mini’s new Clubman signals vision change for brand

Mini’s new Clubman signals vision change for brand

Mini is doing what others fear – cutting down disappointing models – and taking the brand more upscale. And they’re also not so mini anymore, with the Clubman signaling a dimensional expansion as well. Mini has delivered its latest creation, the new generation Clubman as a new five-passenger, four-door model […]

Europe: German car sales in June rise 13 percent

Europe: German car sales in June rise 13 percent

New vehicle registrations in Germany, the largest European auto market, have jumped 13 percent last month, according to the country’s VDA industry association, with the highest monthly growth this year supported by the two additional selling days and a rising economy. Passenger car deliveries in Germany totaled 313,600 units, taking […]

Europe: France sales jump 15 percent in June

Europe: France sales jump 15 percent in June

French new vehicle registrations grew by 15 percent last month from the same period last year thanks to a pair of extra working days that accordingly lifted the sales. According to the CCFA French industry association, sales totaled 225,645 units last month and clocked the largest monthly increase of the […]

Ford EcoSport gets slightly updated

Ford EcoSport gets slightly updated

Ford’s sub-compact crossover, the EcoSport, has received some updates on its European version. The 2016 Ford EcoSport is getting ready to arrive with its future customers with its extra features. The model in question has eliminated the rear-mounted spare tire, it has received the 10 mm reduced ride height for […]

Volvo’s new XC90 meeting the high standards

Volvo’s new XC90 meeting the high standards

The 2016 Volvo XC90 could be easily considered both a triumph and a surprise, as it rekindles Volvo’s place among the top luxury players in crucial markets – China, the United States and Europe. The large new sport utility vehicle is something of an oddball – the XC90 is the […]

Peugeot 308 GTi gets priced on the Old Continent

Peugeot 308 GTi gets priced on the Old Continent

It has been unveiled just a few weeks back but Peugeot has already announced its official starting price. We’re talking about the newest addition to the C-segment for hot hatches, the new 308 GTi. The model in question has been launched officially across the European continent just a day ago […]

Europe: VW executive says automakers returning from China

Europe: VW executive says automakers returning from China

Carmakers are coming back to Europe and increasing production on the Old Continent as China, the world’s largest single auto market, starts lowering the cost advantage as the economy weakens. The weakness seen in China would prove a great opportunity for central European countries to attract new investments even as […]

European Camaro debuts at Goodwood

European Camaro debuts at Goodwood

The new generation of the Chevrolet Camaro has made its debut on the Old Continent, in its European specification, during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. After being unveiled over-seas a few weeks ago, the new generation of the Chevrolet Camaro is now making its debut on the Old Continent. […]