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If I had to think of one adjective to describe this week's autobiz news, 'interesting' is as good a fit as any. Bit of this, bit of that....
After reaching agreement to purchase TRW, 2015 is shaping up to be the most momentous year in ZF's long history. Colin Whitbread considers t...
The news this week was a mixed bag with some positives and negatives....
An accelerating model momentum that includes product renewal and proliferation of the portfolio into an increasing number of new sub-segment...
European Automotive Supplier body, CLEPA, continues to power its members' interests in Brussels as well as act as the Continent's arm in negotiations with its Japanese equivalent in JAPIA and American counterparts, OESA. Simon Warburton talked to CLEPA CEO, Jean-Marc Gales at last week's Paris motor show.
Newly-appointed managing director of Scandinavian supplier body, FKG, Fredrik Sidahl, was 25 years with Volvo before working for Saab. In the first of two interviews, he talked to Simon Warburton in his Gothenburg office about the collapse of the iconic Swedish brand and gave some frank views on the government's attempts to save it.
Ford Motor Company on Friday (24 October) reported 2014 third quarter pre-tax profit down $1.4bn year on year to $1.2bn though it was nonetheless the automaker's 21st consecutive profitable quarter.
Gentex has posted net income for the third quarter of 2014 up 30% to US$72m, compared with net income of US$56m in the third quarter of 2013.3.
General Motors has announced third quarter net income took a US$300m hit from "special items" but net profit for the recall-troubled quarter was still $1.4bn, or $0.81 a share - double the result for Q3 2013.
Daimler said it booked strong growth in earnings and record unit sales and revenue in the third quarter of 2014. The group boosted Q3 unit sales 7% year on year to 637,400 cars and commercial vehicles worldwide as Mercedes-Benz Cars set a quarterly record.
The fourth generation Vauxhall Corsa will undercut the entry level Ford Fiesta, Britain's long-time best selling car, by GBP1,000 when it goes on sale at year-end.
Dana has reported third quarter net income up 32% to US$90m, compared to US$68m in the same period last year.
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With the Fiat-Chrysler merger now appearing to be on the final straight, this Non Sequitur cartoon about post-merger scenarios gave me a coffee break giggle.
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