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Skoda to sell more than 940,000 cars this year


Skoda Auto, a unit of Volkswagen Group reiterated its outlook for full-year deliveries to be above 2012 when the company sold 939,200 vehicles. Skoda sold 464,600 vehicles in the first half - down 6 percent compared to 2012. The biggest Czech exporter said he first half had been affected by a switch to new models as well as weak overall demand for ...
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Analysts Predict European Auto Plants Will See Improvement in 2016-2017
Analysts predict that the overcapacity issue at European auto plants will improve in about three years. "We expect the situation to get healthier when the production volumes will have recovered, i.e. ...
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Fiat may need to close at least two plants in Europe, analysts say
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EU Industry Commissioner vows to help Europe’s car sector
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