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    1. April 18, 2016

      Premium marques are now company cars

      “I am a young executive. No cuffs than mine are cleaner; I have a Slimline brief-case and I use the firm’s Cortina.” So...

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      April 15, 2016

      European car sales rise, but VW lags

      Sales of VW branded cars fell across Europe in the first three months of the year, showing the consumer backlash...

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    1. February 16, 2016

      Volkswagen brand car sales fall 4% in the EU in January

      Volkswagen’s main passenger car brand was the only marque in Europe’s top 10 to post a fall in sales in January, as...

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      February 16, 2016

      Volkswagen suffers another sales decline in Jan

      Volkswagen’s main passenger car brand was the only marque in Europe’s top 10 to post a fall in sales in January, as...

    3. February 3, 2016

      GM predicts plateau after record results

      General Motors raised the prospect that US automotive demand may plateau after a record performance in 2015 and a...

    4. November 6, 2015

      Vauxhall to recall 220,000 UK Zafira B cars after fires

      Vauxhall is to recall 220,000 popular family cars in the UK following a series of incidents in which the vehicles...

    5. August 20, 2015

      UK car and engine manufacturing falls

      UK car and engine manufacturing took a hit last month, as halting demand from emerging markets compounded lower...

    6. June 22, 2014

      Vauxhall eyes first increase in output in Luton in a decade

      Vauxhall plans to increase production shifts at its Luton factory for the first time in a decade, as it eyes a larger...

    7. January 26, 2014

      UK car sector gears up for another year of robust sales

      The UK car industry expects to smash official growth forecasts for 2014, as executives dismiss fears of a saturated...

    8. November 22, 2013

      Fashion learns the art of film

      It’s about now that a film studio’s fancy turns to thoughts of awards. They need to get their Oscar/Bafta/Golden Globe...

    9. June 19, 2013

      China’s Wanda in £700m London development

      A Chinese property group is to build a luxury hotel on London’s “new South Bank” as part of a £700m investment,...

    10. February 22, 2013

      VW puts limits on executive bonuses

      Volkswagen sought to head off a debate about boardroom pay by limiting bonuses for its top executives – even as its...

    11. February 14, 2013

      European losses widen at General Motors

      General Motors’ finance director has admitted to “concern” over European car industry volumes after it reported a sharp...

    12. January 27, 2013

      Strong car exports to slash trade deficit

      By 2015, something unusual will happen at the large car plant in Ellesmere Port, near Liverpool: the factory will begin...

    13. January 10, 2013

      GM’s Girsky must solve Opel conundrum

      After a decade in which General Motors’ European arm racked up about $15bn in losses, the man who must turn...

    14. December 10, 2012

      Opel to end production at Bochum plant

      General Motors’ Opel unit took a step towards easing the overcapacity problems that have crippled Europe’s mass market...

    15. November 4, 2012

      On the road again

      General Motors’ plant at Lake Orion, 40 miles north of Detroit, is a model of efficiency at a company whose name until...

    16. October 31, 2012

      European losses weigh down GM profits

      General Motors said it would begin narrowing losses at its ailing Opel/Vauxhall business by next year and break even in...

    17. October 26, 2012

      The last blank canvas

      The “New South Bank”, the “missing piece of London” and “London’s third city” (after Westminster and London’s Square...

    18. October 24, 2012

      Peugeot and GM strengthen alliance

      PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors announced plans to join forces on four vehicle projects and to start purchasing...

    19. September 26, 2012

      Bosch warns car industry on overcapacity

      A senior executive at Bosch, the world’s largest car parts supplier by sales, has warned that the European car industry...

    20. August 16, 2012

      A shock could take Peugeot down GM’s road

      Is PSA Peugeot Citroën heading into the same kind of trouble as General Motors did four years ago, when the banking...

    21. August 14, 2012

      Halewood leads resurgent UK carmakers

      Sarah Livingston reported for her first day of work at Jaguar Land Rover’s plant in Halewood, Merseyside, on Monday,...

    22. August 3, 2012

      Fixer who linked sectors by putting stars in ads

      In show business and in advertising, Alan Cluer was known as the celebrity Mr Fix-It. It was to him the west’s leading...

    23. July 17, 2012

      GM names interim chief at Opel

      General Motors appointed Thomas Sedran, a former restructuring consultant, as acting head of its struggling...

    24. July 13, 2012

      Peugeot shares skid to 23-year low

      PSA Peugeot Citroën’s share price fell to a 23-year low on Friday, a day after the French carmaker said it was burning...

    25. July 12, 2012

      GM’s European head to step down

      General Motors said on Thursday that Karl-Friedrich Stracke was leaving as head of its lossmaking European division and...

    26. July 5, 2012

      Malaysians seal £400m Battersea deal

      Battersea Power Station, the towering brick structure on London’s river Thames, has been bought for £400m by a...

    27. June 13, 2012

      GM to shut Bochum plant after 2016

      General Motors is proposing to close one of its four German plants after 2016 as part of a turnround plan for its...

    28. May 17, 2012

      GM to create 700 jobs at Ellesmere Port

      General Motors is creating 700 jobs at its Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire along with hundreds more in the supply...

    29. May 16, 2012

      GM set to build new Astra on Merseyside

      From the disaster of Triumph to triumph over disaster, the Merseyside motor industry’s long and winding road seems to...

    30. May 14, 2012

      GM unveils Europe restructuring plan

      The head of General Motors’ Europe arm told anxious German workers on Monday that he would have to restructure...

    31. May 13, 2012

      GM to spare Vauxhall at Ellesmere plant

      General Motors is expected within a week to announce that it has spared its Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port the axe...

    32. May 7, 2012

      Hopes rise for GM’s Ellesmere factory

      Hopes have been raised for the future of General Motors’ plant in Ellesmere Port, England, after a labour leader said...

    33. April 23, 2012

      GM set to reveal Opel/Vauxhall’s fate

      General Motors will be ready to make public details of a plan for its ailing European Opel/ Vauxhall unit by the...

    34. March 28, 2012

      Talks on restoring Opel growth to continue

      General Motors is to continue talks with staff at its Opel subsidiary in Europe over ways to restore the embattled unit...

    35. March 26, 2012

      Threat of closure revisits Ellesmere Port

      Workers at General Motors’ Vauxhall car plant in Ellesmere Port celebrated record-breaking production volumes in the...

    36. March 25, 2012

      Opel to discuss plan for recovery

      Opel’s supervisory board will meet this Wednesday to discuss a new five-year plan aimed at restoring General Motors’...

    37. March 19, 2012

      Unions accuse GM of ‘divide and rule’

      General Motors’ European labour representatives have accused the US carmaker of using “divide and rule” tactics at its...

    38. March 6, 2012

      Nissan to build hatchback in Sunderland

      Nissan has chosen its factory in north-east England to build a new small hatchback, and will invest £125m and add...

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