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Ford has boosted second quarter pre-tax operating profit US$44m to $2.6bn and net income $78m to $1.3bn as wholesale volume and company reve...
General Motors’ European operations are moving slowly in right direction towards a target of hitting profit by mid-decade reporting a second...
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has reported a "robust first half of 2014 for UK car manufacturing with volumes up 3.5% to 79...
South Africa's Department of Labour says all parties in the country's protracted metalworking strike have accepted wage proposals, but divis...
Ford has boosted second quarter pre-tax operating profit US$44m to $2.6bn and net income $78m to $1.3bn as wholesale volume and company revenue slipped 1%. And it's finally back in pre-tax profit in Europe for the first quarter in three years.
General Motors’ European operations are moving slowly in right direction towards a target of hitting profit by mid-decade reporting a second quarter EBIT-adjusted loss of US$300m, which included US$200m for restructuring costs.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has reported a "robust first half of 2014 for UK car manufacturing with volumes up 3.5% to 791,314 units".
South Africa's Department of Labour says all parties in the country's protracted metalworking strike have accepted wage proposals, but divisions still remain concerning future bargaining methods.
UK labour body, Unite, says it is asking for a rapid meeting with authorities handling Unipart Automotive, following the component supplier's placing into administration today (24 July).
Hyundai Motor has reported a 6.9% decline to net income in the second quarter, its bottom line dragged down by the stronger won.
Ford’s struggling Lincoln brand, which has seen sales fall by 65% over the last 25 years, will have a new boss from 1 September in a move new Ford CEO Mark Fields described as "making clear we are serious about Lincoln as a world-class luxury brand".
General Motors has announced six safety recalls covering 717,949 recent model vehicles in the US. The numbers per incident vary from 22 to 414,000.
Honda plans to make India its export hub for manual transmissions.
Brembo plans to construct a cast iron foundry near its Homer brake and caliper manufacturing plant in Michigan, reported Tire Business.com.
Unlike car output, UK commercial vehicle production continued to decline in June, reflecting 2013 "structural changes", the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said.
SEAT, Volkswagen, Opel-Vauxhall, Fiat and now Porsche have announced motor show debuts for the 2014 Paris Mondiale de l'Automobile. As other brands name their own world premieres, these too will be added to just-auto's preview list.
BMW has launched its ActiveHybrid 7 sedan in India for INR13.5m (US$224,952), reported Press Trust of India.
ZF is considerably expanding its headquarters for China and Asia-Pacific in Shanghai: the space for offices, laboratories, and test benches will almost be quadrupled from 11,000 sq m to 54,000 sq m.
UK engine output slipped 0.9% to 1.3m units in the first half of 2014, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said.
New vehicle sales in Thailand fell by 30.4% to 73,799 units in June, from 106,033 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries.
Mercedes-Benz has opened its new Shanghai Training Centre, the brand's largest passenger car training site globally.
Sogefi's sales revenue for the second quarter ended 30 June 2014 was down 2.4% to EUR344.2m (US$464.5m) compared with EUR352.5m in the year ago period.
Opel chief Karl-Thomas Neumann has confirmed the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera is for the chop but, in a series of Twitter posts, promised a replacement.
Daimler booked a EUR2.2bn net profit in the second quarter of 2012 after boosting unit sales 4% to 628,900 and revenue 6% to EUR31.5bn. EBIT rose 12% to EUR2.5bn.
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