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SWEDEN: NEVS estimates reorganisation exit "very likely"

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) says it considers it "very likely" it will secure approval for a compensation plan from 60% of credi...

BRAZIL: 2014 model leadership goes down to wire

In the first year of new safety rules here in Brazil, aged models were phased out - VW Kombi, Fiat Mille and Gol Mk IV so 2014 year kept riv...

UK: BMW 2 Series Convertible launched

BMW has launched its 2 Series Convertible in the UK car market. The new model directly replaces the 1 Series Convertible and is significantl...

US: Visteon records US$295m full-year loss

Visteon has posted a US$295m net loss, including a US$343m loss on discontinued operations....

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SWEDEN: NEVS estimates reorganisation exit "very likely" 27 Feb 2015

Simon Warburton

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) says it considers it "very likely" it will secure approval for a compensation plan from 60% of creditors and exit the current reorganisation status.


BRAZIL: 2014 model leadership goes down to wire 27 Feb 2015

Fernando Calmon

In the first year of new safety rules here in Brazil, aged models were phased out - VW Kombi, Fiat Mille and Gol Mk IV so 2014 year kept rivals Fiat and Volkswagen on tenterhooks until 31 December to see who had the market leader.


UK: BMW 2 Series Convertible launched 27 Feb 2015

Dave Leggett

BMW has launched its 2 Series Convertible in the UK car market. The new model directly replaces the 1 Series Convertible and is significantly larger than that car (72mm longer and 22mm wider).


US: Visteon records US$295m full-year loss 27 Feb 2015

Simon Warburton

Visteon has posted a US$295m net loss, including a US$343m loss on discontinued operations.


US: GM to axe Sonic output in Thailand 27 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

A day after announcing it is to stop making GM-branded cars in Indonesia, General Motors said on Friday it would cease production of its Chevrolet Sonic in Thailand by the middle of this year.


JAPAN: Nissan has plant capacity for 10% US share 27 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor will be able to meet its goal of taking 10% of the US market in two years without any major new investments and by making use of capacity available at factories in Japan and South Korea, a top executive has said.


GENEVA DEBUTS LIST: Jeep Renegade Hard Steel concept added 27 Feb 2015

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days of the 2015 Geneva motor show are Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March. Here follows the latest list of vehicle and concept world premieres.


UK: Yokohama signs five-year Chelsea deal thought to be worth GBP200m 27 Feb 2015

Simon Warburton

Yokohama Rubber has inked a five-year sponsorship with Chelsea Football Club widely thought to be worth in the region of GBP200m (US$308m).


BRAZIL: GM workers end six day strike 27 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Workers at General Motors Brazilian car factory have ended their strike after the carmaker dropped plans to furlough around 800 workers. The strike lasted for six days.


GERMANY: Volkswagen begins Future Automotive Supply Tracks programme 27 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Group invited its key global suppliers to Wolfsburg for the kick-off event of the new FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks) programme.


JAPAN: Mazda launches CX-3 27 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Mazda Motor has launched the CX-3 compact crossover SUV in Japan.


US: FCA to recall MY2015 cars for park engagement issue 27 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

FCA US is launching a recall of 2015 cars to resolve manufacturing issues that may prevent the vehicles from shifting into park.


US: FCA to start exports from Wilmington 27 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

FCA US has announced that it will begin exporting vehicles from the port of Wilmington, Delaware, in March.


INDONESIA: GM to close Bekasi factory 26 Feb 2015

Chris Wright

General Motors is to close its Indonesian car factory after 80 years, axe 500 jobs and re-focus its branding on SUVs.


SWEDEN: NEVS calls 50 creditors to Trollhattan for meeting 26 Feb 2015

Simon Warburton

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) says around 50 creditors have been called to what it refers to as an "information meeting" today (26 February) in its manufacturing facility at Trollhattan.


SWEDEN: Volvo Cars expects better sales and profit in 2015 26 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) expects sales and profitability to show a clear improvement in 2015, driven by continued growth in China and Europe and a return to growth in the US, according to president and chief executive Håkan Samuelsson.


CANADA: Ford plant starts on Edge 26 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Ford's Oakville assembly plant outside of Toronto, Canada, has started production of the 2015 Edge SUV.


GERMANY: Volkswagen aims to triple MQB output 26 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen plans to manufacture 4m MQB models per year by the end of 2016.


GENEVA DEBUTS: 280 mile range for electric Audi R8 e-tron 26 Feb 2015

Glenn Brooks

Audi says its R8 e-tron 2.0, a pure electric supercar, will have a range of up to 450km (280 miles). The car is making its world premiere at the Geneva motor show as a prototype, alongside the second generation R8 V10.


SPAIN: Effectively 'no comment' on Volvo India assembly plans 26 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

A Volvo India spokesman attending the XC90 international test drive event in Spain said "there are many stories" when asked about recent reports the automaker was scouting for a contract assembler in the country.


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