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VW is closing on Toyota in the global leadership fight


The world’s largest automaker, Toyota Motor, has some sleepless nights ahead of it – its follower, Volkswagen AG, has narrowed the gap after nine months into 2014. The German carmaker, already Europe’s largest, has made a stellar performance – it only became second-biggest carmaker last year after it managed to beat Detroit’s General Motors, buoyed by the great performance in China ...
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Carlos Ghosn sees industry wide recalls mounting
The chief executive officer of the Renault – Nissan alliance is warning buyers that auto recalls would increase their number as the producers try to address quickly any quality issue ...
Steel makers to battle auto use of lightweight aluminum
Automakers, spearheaded by Ford’s transition to an all-new military grade aluminum intensive F-150 pickup truck, have signaled the end of an era. The steelmakers in turn want to prove them ...
Is the auto industry back to its bad habits?
With sales slowing down, car makers have recurred to big discounts but also to six or seven-year loans to buyers who would have been turned down in the past because ...
After regulator fine, automakers announce investments in India
Automakers operating in India seem to go by undeterred by the country’s regulator move to mirror China’s investigations into accusations of antitrust law breaches. India’s anti-monopoly enforcer recently revealed it was ...
Russian government to revive car scrappage scheme
In an all out effort to rescue an automotive industry that has been skydiving lately, the Russian government will pledge 10 billion rubles (207 million euros) to reintroduce an incentive ...
Japanese makers question Philippines expansion strategies
The automakers from Japan that have local production facilities in Philippines are growing dissatisfied with the government’s reluctance to restart a sliding auto manufacturing industry. The top Japanese automakers are now ...
UK: analysts warn of stalled sales in the future
The automotive industry in Great Britain is in great shape. The sales and production output have returned to levels only seen before the 2008-2009 crisis and the shabby recovery of ...
Auto industry sales to rise 11% in July
July is expected to bring an 11% increase in the new cars and trucks sales, as U.S. consumers took advantage of sales, leasing deals and lending. Chrysler is expected to report ...
Aluminum price could rise on automotive demand
According to the new chief of Japan’s Aluminum industry association, if other carmakers follow in Ford’s footsteps and release models made from the lightweight metal, its price could rise by ...

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