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Porsche on Track to Have Record Sales for 2013 and 2014

Porsche on Track to Have Record Sales for 2013 and 2014

The Macan is expected to boost sales even farther next year

Porsche is on track to have a record year for 2013. From January to September, sales are up 14.7% to 119,747 cars, and for September alone sales were up 9.1% to 12,970 cars. Furthermore, Porsche is predicting an even stronger year in 2014 with the...
09.10.2013 | 709 views | 0 comments
BMW Has Had Its Best Three Quarters Ever in 2013

BMW Has Had Its Best Three Quarters Ever in 2013

Its sales are up around the world

BMW Group is having its best year ever through the third quarter, and its best September sales ever. It moved 189,675 cars in the ninth month of the year, up 6.7% from last year. From January to September of this year, BMW has sold 1,436,178 cars,...
09.10.2013 | 4175 views | 2 comments
German Automakers Successfully Delay EU Emissions Vote

German Automakers Successfully Delay EU Emissions Vote

The vote will not come until the end of the month now.

The German automakers’ industry association has been trying to delay or stop the vote on the EU lowering CO2 emissions averages, and it has been successful in delaying the vote for the third time. The vote will not come until later this mont...
08.10.2013 | 598 views | 0 comments
VW Cars Sales Up 6.8% and Audi Up 10% in September

VW Cars Sales Up 6.8% and Audi Up 10% in September

Sales in China are doing especially well for both companies

Volkswagen Cars and Audi are two of the most important brands in the Volkswagen Group family and often show the future of the group. And that future continues to appear to be in Asia, especially China. Both brands saw double-digit sales in China f...
08.10.2013 | 1546 views | 0 comments
Opel Cutting Production of Adam and Corsa for Lower Winter Demand

Opel Cutting Production of Adam and Corsa for Lower Winter Demand

Sales in southern Europe continue to fall

Opel is cutting production back of its high-style Adam compact and the Corsa that the Adam shares a platform with at its Eisenach, Germany, factory. The reduced production is due to lower winter demand and slowing sales in southern Europe. &qu...
04.10.2013 | 5370 views | 0 comments
Mercedes-Benz Has Best Sales Month Ever in September

Mercedes-Benz Has Best Sales Month Ever in September

It sold 151,520 cars in the month

What European auto market downturn? Mercedes-Benz Cars had its best sales month in its history in September with 151,520 cars sold, 14.3% higher than last September. Among those 142,994 were from Mercedes-Benz, up 15.9%, and 8,526 were from Smart,...
04.10.2013 | 4093 views | 0 comments
Jaguar Land Rover Job Listings Indicate Brazilian Production

Jaguar Land Rover Job Listings Indicate Brazilian Production

Jaguar appears to be in the planning stages of a move into Brazil

While Jaguar Land Rover has not officially announced anything and have refused to comment, job listings on its careers page indicate that it may be following BMW and Mercedes-Benz by building cars in Brazil.  JLR has posted jobs for a pla...
03.10.2013 | 4997 views | 0 comments
New Opel and Peugeot-Citroën MPVs Coming in 2016 with Shared Platform and Engines

New Opel and Peugeot-Citroën MPVs Coming in 2016 with Shared Platform and Engines

They will be built at the GM factory in Zaragoza, Spain.

Since buying a 7% share in PSA Peugeot-Citroën, General Motors has not done much with the company, but the fruits of the investment may finally be coming. PSA and GM will share GM’s factory in Zaragoza, Spain, to build B-segment MPVs on...
03.10.2013 | 3373 views | 0 comments
French Automakers Backing German CO2 Emissions EU Plan

French Automakers Backing German CO2 Emissions EU Plan

German plan enacts lower CO2 rules more gradually

The German automakers had been fighting tooth and nail against the EU lowering CO2 emissions limits, and after months of fighting the EU, the Renault and Peugeot-Citroën are joining with the German automakers to fight against the EU. Germ...
30.09.2013 | 4978 views | 0 comments
Land Rover Factory Running Constantly to Keep Up with Demand

Land Rover Factory Running Constantly to Keep Up with Demand

It is still behind and losing out on orders

Land Rover is running its factory in Solihull, England, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep up with surging demand, especially in China. Unfortunately, it is also leaving many sales on the table because people do not want to wait in line. ...
30.09.2013 | 5107 views | 0 comments

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