RUSSIA: GAZ aims for 30% non ex-Soviet Union sales in three years

Russian automaker, GAZ Group says it "must be" selling 30% of its production to non ex-Soviet Union countries in three years as the organisation looks to take advantage of a depreciating rouble.

SWEDEN: Volvo Cars to build US factory

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Volvo Cars to build US factory

Graeme Roberts | 30 Mar 15

Geely owned Volvo Cars said on Monday (30 March) it would build a factory in the US, "fulfilling its ambition to be a truly global car maker" and spending around US$500m to underscore "its long term commitment to the US market".


Suppliers preparing for more CO2 regulation: CLEPA

Simon Warburton | 30 Mar 15

European automotive supplier body, CLEPA, says ever-tougher CO2 regulations are driving the industry to significantly improve efficiency and that the sector is prepared for a future tightening of goals.


GAZ aims for 30% non ex-Soviet Union sales

Simon Warburton | 30 Mar 15

Russian automaker, GAZ Group says it "must be" selling 30% of its production to non ex-Soviet Union countries in three years as the organisation looks to take advantage of a depreciating rouble.

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