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Autoliv Q3 results beat expectations

For the three-month period ended September 30, Autoliv reported consolidated sales of US$2,461m. Quarterly organic sales grew by 6.1%. The operating...

VW Group operating profit up this year

Despite the impact of 'dieselgate' Volkswagen Group generated an operating profit before special items of EUR11.3 (10.2)bn in the first nine months of...

Visteon reports net income up, on lower sales

Visteon has reported sales of US$770m and net income attributable to Visteon of $28m, or $0.81 per diluted share in the third quarter

FCA building new Mopar PDC in Michigan

FCA US has announced a US$10.4m investment in a new Mopar Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) located in Romulus, Michigan. The new facility will...

New Volkswagen Atlas & Teramont SUVs

Volkswagen of America has released details and images of the Atlas, a 5m-long SUV to be manufactured at Chattanooga. Its Chinese market counterpart,...

Qualcomm signs definitive agreement to acquire NXP

Qualcomm Incorporated and NXP Semiconductors have announced a definitive agreement, unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies,...

PPG completes first phase expansion of Mexico site

PPG has announced the completion of the first phase of an expansion project at its facility in Tepotzotlan, Mexico. The completed expansion, which...

Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant to produce electric car

Mercedes-Benz says the first production model of the new EQ product brand is to be produced in Bremen by the end of this decade.

Bosch preparing for further growth in Mexico

Bosch says it is preparing for further growth in Mexico.

Nissan confirms future models for UK plant

Nissan has announced that it will produce the next Qashqai and will also add production of the next X-Trail model at its...

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What's with this Brexit thing, Watson?

Brexit has been in the news again this week, its implications stretching far and wide, sometimes confounding expectations. On the plus side, the UK economy is performing relatively well according to the latest data. In the auto sector, there was also the welcome announcement from Nissan that it will invest in future new models at Sunderland.

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Auto industry consolidation just ratcheted up

Industry consolidation is much talked about in automotive circles. Just the other day, I heard the prediction - one that I first heard in the 1990s - that the global auto industry will eventually collapse to around six big players. Don't hold your breath though. It is probably true to say though that the process of consolidation or restructuring at the industry level is a pretty slow one and takes a number of forms. It is coming, but it will take time. Maybe though, we're seeing signs of acceleration.

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Published: Oct 2016

Business Monitor International's Europe Autos Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, auto associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Europe's automotive industry.

United States Autos Report Q4 2016

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