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Daimler Puts the Accent on Design
Daimler Puts the Accent on Design

6 Mar 2009, 16:10 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Even if times are tough and things don't seem to be back on track just yet, there are some in the automotive industry that still think ahead. Despite the fact that sales reports are discouragin...

 
2009 Focus Rallye Sport: The Last of Its Kind?
2009 Focus Rallye Sport: The Last of Its Kind?

3 Mar 2009, 09:02 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The financial turmoil keeps on making taking its toll on the automotive industry. Automakers sacrifice jobs, plants, subsidiaries and car models, in a so far futile attempt to gain the benevolence o...

 
February Sales Down in Spain and France
February Sales Down in Spain and France

2 Mar 2009, 17:24 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The approaching spring seems to have little impact on the frozen new car sales the market is stuck with from some time now. Since an end to the economic crisis is yet to be foreseen, news of continu...

 
Daimler Opens Cascadia Production Plant in Mexico
Daimler Opens Cascadia Production Plant in Mexico

2 Mar 2009, 08:03 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Daimler Trucks North America opened on Friday a new manufacturing plant in Saltillo, northern Mexico. The facility is expected to create 1,400 direct jobs and 200 indirect ones as well as generate s...

 
US Automotive Aid Displeases France
US Automotive Aid Displeases France

27 Feb 2009, 15:49 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / As the economic crisis rages on, there is not a single car manufacturer on the planet that can escape its grip. We have all seen ever decreasing sales reports, massive job cuts and plant closures. M...

 
Nissan Cuts Jobs in Spain
Nissan Cuts Jobs in Spain

26 Feb 2009, 13:25 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The Spanish automotive market, one of the most crisis-damaged market in Europe is to receive yet another blow to both its prestige and its hopes for better times. Nissan has reached an agreement wit...

 
Volvo Buyer Expected in April
Volvo Buyer Expected in April

25 Feb 2009, 14:48 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Ford's intention of selling Volvo has stirred a lot of interest in automotive industry... Wait, it didn't... It did, but rumors surrounding the future owner of the company are so blurry n...

 
Stronger Yen Sends Nissan Running
Stronger Yen Sends Nissan Running

23 Feb 2009, 16:25 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Nissan Motor has decided to move some of its vehicle production from Japan to Mexico as soon as possible as a result of unfavorable currency exchange rates. The steep appreciation of the yen has had...

 
Saab Will Get Aid if It Finds a New Owner
Saab Will Get Aid if It Finds a New Owner

23 Feb 2009, 15:07 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The Swedish government is considering offering support to the struggling Saab manufacturer provided that the company finds an investor to back up the loan, Reuters reports. With GM backing away slow...

 
CO2-Fuel Converter Powered by Sunlight Shows Potential
CO2-Fuel Converter Powered by Sunlight Shows Potential

19 Feb 2009, 14:16 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The automakers' efforts to come up with an all electric engine for the masses are admirable, but obviously not enough. Although low CO2 emission engines are being developed all over the world i...

 
European Car Market Shows No Sign of Recovery
European Car Market Shows No Sign of Recovery

17 Feb 2009, 17:25 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Year-on-year sales reports show that Europe's automotive industry followed the trend set by the US crisis driven market and sinked by 26 percent last month. Although not as battered as its Amer...

 
GM Will Get $4 Billion Aid...
GM Will Get $4 Billion Aid...

17 Feb 2009, 15:05 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / ...or at least this is what a White House aide said today, as reported by Reuters. The news, or should we say pat on the back, comes only hours away from the deadline set for the company to present ...

 
Bangle to Open Own Design Studio
Bangle to Open Own Design Studio

13 Feb 2009, 17:19 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / All automotive fans know by now that BMW lost its chief designer at the beginning of the month. For some, the news came as a relief, for others as a low blow. But both sides must have wondered what ...

 
Germany Saves Dacia-Renault Sales, Sarkozy Should Take Notes
Germany Saves Dacia-Renault Sales, Sarkozy Should Take Notes

13 Feb 2009, 13:28 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Germany's used cars incentive, a measure through which the German Government offers a $2,500 euro deduction to anyone who buys a new car and scraps the old one, is proving to be a very successf...

 
Kia Supplier Sewon "Now Hiring" Sign Draws Thousands
Kia Supplier Sewon "Now Hiring" Sign Draws Thousands

13 Feb 2009, 08:29 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Sewon America, the LaGrange, Georgia based major parts supplier for Kia Motors, is doing something not very often seen these days in the American automotive industry. The company is accepting applic...

 
Ssangyong's Chinese Executives Quit and Go Home
Ssangyong's Chinese Executives Quit and Go Home

12 Feb 2009, 15:42 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Ssangyong, the fourth largest South Korean manufacturer lost all its Chinese management, as all 30 Chinese staff, including about 10 executives led by Lan Qingsong have returned to China. Ssangy...

 
French Automakers Get 3bn Euros Aid, Sarkozy Speaks His Mind
French Automakers Get 3bn Euros Aid, Sarkozy Speaks His Mind

9 Feb 2009, 14:27 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The French Government will lend both a hand and some money to the native automotive industry, in order to help it survive the crisis and keep industry employees from being laid off. The aid will go ...

 
The First Mercedes Showroom Turns 100
The First Mercedes Showroom Turns 100

30 Jan 2009, 15:12 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / January 1, 1909 is considered the official founding day of the Berlin sales and service outlet of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG). The same year, four other company-owned sales and service outlet...

 
Porsche Museum Officially Opened
Porsche Museum Officially Opened

29 Jan 2009, 09:09 UTC · By: Madalina Iancu / As we reported in a previous news,  the new-Porsche museum was officially declared opened yesterday with a glamorous ceremony. A lot of personalities including German politicians, members of th...