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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles confirm executive appointment

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Bram Schot joined the Volkswagen Group in 2011, initially taking charge of strategic projects at Group Sales. He began his career in 1982 at DAF Trucks Netherlands. Schot moved to Mercedes-Benz in 1987, where …

BMW Group positive of continuing strong financial year for 2012

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'We are targeting new highs in sales volume and pre-tax earnings for 2012,' he said. 'We are starting the new year with a full order book and a highly attractive model range. The BMW …

Volkswagen Group announce record vehicle sales, revenue and earnings for 2011

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'The Volkswagen Group has extended its string of unbroken successes in 2011. We are making steady progress on our way to pole position in the automotive industry, said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn (Inset), chairman …

Hyundai release glimpse of all-new Santa Fe

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Hyundai will keep the name “Santa Fe” for the new vehicle, continuing the solid brand heritage of the automaker’s most representative SUV model. The all-new Santa Fe, which is entering its third generation, has …

Volkswagen Group report strong rise in deliveries for January and February

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The month of February was particularly satisfactory, with vehicle deliveries totalling 642,300 (February 2011: 557,900; +15.1%) units. 'We are very satisfied with the Group’s noticeably positive performance. However, we will remain vigilant over the …

Volvo starts 2012 with a bang, continuing on from last year's success

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The 6th March saw Volvo unveil its all-new V40 at the Geneva Motor Show, a five-door, five-seat hatchback that is set to enter the competitive premium five-door segment in July.  The V40 aims to …

Fiat records lowest CO2 figures in Europe for fifth consecutive year

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This is an important achievement and a continuing improvement. Over the last five years Fiat Automobiles has reduced its average emissions by 14%, from 137.3 to 118.2 g/km of CO2, significantly lower than the …

Ford records strong february sales as UK market share reaches 14.5%

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Mark Ovenden (Inset), Ford of Britain managing director, said: 'Ford’s car range has started 2012 with a terrific performance that extends our UK lead in total car sales, and provides a good indicator for …

BMW Group reports best february sales month on record

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Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing, commented: 'February was another record month for the BMW Group and we intend to continue the positive development. We aim …

Honda Europe president provides a glimpse of what to expect for 2012 in Geneva

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After last years natural disasters in both Japan and Thailand, such affected the supply of new vehicles to customers outside of the country. It was announced in Geneva that production at Honda's Thailand manufacturing …

Ford showcases production ready 1.6l EcoBoost Fiesta ST in Geneva

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Customers have clamoured for a new Fiesta ST since the last model in 2008. The all-new model will take Fiesta ST performance to a new level. The numbers tell the story: 180PS 1.6-litre EcoBoost, …

Recharging specialists light up EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show

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Four of the recharging industry’s major players – ABB, Ecar Connectors, ENSTO and Rolec Services – have taken space in the event’s indoor exhibition area in order to explain to fleet managers how they …

Nissan to begin production on compact INVITATION at Sunderland plant

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Called INVITATION, the dynamic concept car was unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show by Nissan Executive vice president, Andy Palmer, who announced a production version will be launched at Nissan’s Sunderland Plant in …

Sixt mobile solutions launch Thailand branches in several key locations

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Sixt is entering this important Southeast Asian market with a comprehensive premium selection of rental and limousine services. The medium-term goal is to achieve asignificant market share with integrated mobility concepts in this important tourist destination. Additionally, …

Tyre labelling welcomed by the transport industry but effective enforcement remains key

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Tyre labelling gives transparency to tyre buyers, enabling them to make purchasing decisions based on accurate economic, environmental and safety factors.  However, the legislation can only be successful if effective enforcement takes place. These …

Audi AG announces record delivery, revenue and profit figures for fiscal year 2011

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Rupert Stadler, chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, said: 'Never before have we had such a large increase in deliveries in a single year. 2011 was the most successful year in …

Volkswagen small-car family on The up! in Geneva

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The up! is as versatile as a Swiss Army Knife, so what better tribute to the host country of the Geneva Motor Show than the swiss up! concept.  Inside and out the swiss up! …

GM and PSA Peugeot Citroen unite to form global alliance

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The alliance is structured around two main pillars: the sharing of vehicle platforms, components and modules; and the creation of a global purchasing joint venture for the sourcing of commodities, components and other goods …

New Belgium Brewing Co. welcomes two Nissan Leafs to delivery fleet

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The brewery is adding two electric plug-in Nissan Leafs to its local delivery fleet and making its on-site electrical charging stations open and free to the public. The two vehicles will be used for …

ACEA chairman calls for industrial re-focus and stability in Europe

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This is a summary of the key messages delivered by ACEA President Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat S.p.A., to decision makers in Brussels, today, during a series of meetings ahead of the trade association’s …

Canada to lead EV charge?

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Compare the automotive sector in Canada and the United States and you might be forgiven for thinking that the two countries were in different parts of the world. Of the 15.22m light vehicles sold in …

Know your BEV from your HEV from your REV?

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Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) Battery electric, or pure electric, vehicles are only ever powered by electricity, meaning zero CO2 emissions at the point of use. The drivetrain usually consists of one or more electric …

Mercedes-Benz Citan hopes to rival Berlingo and Caddy in European fleet market

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'It will give us access to customers we haven’t been able to get into before,' he said. 'Admittedly fleet registrations are onlylikely to account for 30% of Citan’s sales volume, but the greater abilityit …

HPI Fleet Group Ltd welcomes two new additions to board of management

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Mr Van Rossen and Mr Waldmann will from now on form the Management Board along with current chairman of the board, Steffen Giebler. Both will be responsible for central functions as well as local …

Toyota Yaris Hybrid delivers 80.7mpg and 79g/km CO2 at affordable price

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The car delivers this market-leading performance and an accessible price point. Yaris Hybrid will be available in the UK for less than £15,000 OTR, making it the most affordable hybrid on sale in the …

Hyundai boosts C-Segment range with new generation i30 wagon

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The stylish wagon shares engines and running gear with the well-received New Generation i30 five-door, but has a longer body to create a significant increase in trunk space without compromising the model’s dynamic styling. The i30 wagon’s overall length is …

Mini widens global sales network with Jordan showroom

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The new MINI branch will open in the centre of the capital Amman – a bustling city of some 3m people – in partnership with a local dealer who already collaborates with the BMW …

Avis saves $35 million

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The US-based company’s moves include reducing the size of Avis Europe’s senior management team, resulting in savings of $6 million a year, moving to a shared service centre which will realise $13 million a …

PSA Peugeot Citroen subsidiary, TCPA, to cut Czech production from May 2012

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'We have to react flexibly and adjust production to demand for small cars in European markets,' said company president, Satoshi Tachihara in a recent statement. TPCA will cut the working week to four days …

BMW Group opens EUR62m showroom in Abu Dhabi

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The new showroom was formally inaugurated by Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing, His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor …