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    1. February 12, 2015

      European turnround helps Renault

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    2. February 11, 2015

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    3. February 9, 2015

      Nissan accelerates on solid US sales and weak yen

      Nissan has raised its annual profit forecast on the back of surging US car sales and a weaker yen — even though it is still...

    4. February 8, 2015

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    5. February 4, 2015

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    6. January 30, 2015

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    7. January 15, 2015

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    8. January 13, 2015

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    9. December 19, 2014

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    10. December 12, 2014

      Cheaper fuel revives popularity of bigger vehicles in the US

      John Bruno, president of one of New York’s biggest Cadillac car dealerships, sighs over the challenges of satisfying demand...

    11. December 12, 2014

      Aston Martin raising £150m for new models

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    12. December 11, 2014

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    13. December 11, 2014

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    14. December 7, 2014

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      When Eikei Suzuki took time off work following the birth of his first child, it made national news in Japan. In joining the...

    15. November 20, 2014

      Cost of electric vehicles outweighs their ‘green’ credentials

      In the world of cars, green typically means “go”. But that does not apply to supposedly environment-friendly electric...

    16. November 20, 2014

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    17. November 19, 2014

      Takata airbag recall widened to whole US

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    18. November 18, 2014

      Toyota bets on hydrogen technology

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    19. October 23, 2014

      Honda docks chief’s pay as fifth recall hits

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    20. October 21, 2014

      Suzuki: puttering up

      A small motor still gets you there. Just be patient. After a hard couple of years, a weaker yen has helped Suzuki Motors’...

    21. September 16, 2014

      Renault-Nissan reaping benefits of Russia ties as rouble weakens

      Renault-Nissan is set to benefit in the long term from the economic troubles in Russia as the weaker rouble undermines rival...

    22. September 5, 2014

      Palmer assigned to Aston Martin reboot

      It might sound glamorous to take over the top job at Aston Martin, the brand famed as James Bond’s vehicle of choice. But...

    23. September 2, 2014

      Aston Martin appoints new chief executive in push to catch rivals

      Aston Martin has named senior Nissan manager Andy Palmer as its new chief executive following a near year-long search, as...

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      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, NEWS GKN up on strong results, dividend. Thanks to a strong performance at its Driveline auto parts...

    25. July 29, 2014

      Renault boosted by low-cost Dacia brand

      The escalating tensions over Ukraine weighed on sales at Renault in the first half and the French automaker warned that...

    26. July 28, 2014

      Nissan’s US sales offset Japan weakness

      Nissan has accelerated past its first-quarter profit forecasts, as strong demand from the US and Europe helped the Japanese...

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    28. July 17, 2014

      Manchester City scores global sponsorship deal with Nissan

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    29. July 14, 2014

      Nissan bets on football sponsorship to fuel car sales

      Nissan is throwing in its lot with football, the latest carmaker to devote more of its marketing budget to the game in the...

    30. July 9, 2014

      Japan carmakers lead fuel cell drive

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    31. beyondbrics

      July 9, 2014

      Mexico overtakes Brazil as Latin America’s biggest car producer

      Volkswagen Beetle at a factory in Puebla State, Mexico Stop press: amid the ever-present rivalry between Latin America’s top...

    32. June 27, 2014

      Daimler and Nissan confirm Mexico joint venture

      Daimler and Nissan will start to produce luxury cars in a new €1bn factory in Mexico, in the latest sign of the deepening...

    33. June 26, 2014

      Daimler and Renault-Nissan to extend ties with Mexico JV

      Mercedes will build cars at a Nissan factory in Mexico and give the Japanese carmaker access to its designs and components...

    34. June 25, 2014

      Carmakers rev up discounts to clear Indonesia showrooms

      Automakers in Indonesia, one of the world’s hottest emerging car markets, are being forced to offer unprecedented showroom...

    35. June 23, 2014

      Japanese carmakers add to recalls over faulty Takata airbags

      Japanese carmakers have expanded recalls begun last year on fresh fears of an airbag defect, taking the total number of cars...

    36. June 17, 2014

      Car manufacturing attracts £450m overseas investment

      The UK car industry’s travelling salesman has drummed up more than £450m worth of foreign investment over the past year, as...

    37. June 15, 2014

      Electric car groups eye collaboration over charging technology

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      June 13, 2014

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