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Former Ford of Britain chairman, Joe Greenwell CBE, has hailed the work of the UK Automotive Council in aiding the rapid recovery of the British car industry and says he will vigorously promote the attractiveness of Britain for investors.
A leading UK automotive academic is stressing the need for the British supply sector to take advantage of the encouraging domestic scene that could see production reach up to 2.7m units by 2019.
Car sales in Western Europe grew by 0.7% in November, according to data released by LMC Automotive.
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has elected Philippe Varin, CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën, as its new president.
TRW has announced that its latest Lane Keeping Assist technology, incorporating closed loop control, has gone into production for the first time on two vehicle platforms for the European market.
Ford has shown its 'Ka Concept' which it says is the company's vision for a "practical all new global small car".
Ford has upscaled its new model plans and is now planning 25 additions or replacements in the next five years instead of the 15 it announced just over a year ago.
The estimated average transaction price for light vehicles in the United States was $32,769 in November, up 3% from October and increased by $352 (1.1 percent) year-over-year, according to Kelley Blue Book.
Ford and its local partners in China sold a total 99,157 vehicles on a wholesale basis in November, up 47% year on year, the company said. October volume rose 55%.
As expected, Tata subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has today announced plans for a manufacturing facility in Brazil.
Kongsberg Automotive (KA) has secured a contract with an unnamed European OEM for the supply of massage systems worth an estimated total EUR62.5m (US$85m) during its lifetime.
Alongside General Motors' announcement it is cutting the Chevrolet brand back to niche models in Europe comes news of production cutbacks in South Korea where those mainstream Chevy models for the chop are made.
Taiwan tyre manufacturer Cheng Shin Rubber Industry plans to build a new tyre plant in Indonesia to supply the fast expanding passenger car and motorcycle markets in South-east Asia.
Saint-Gobain says it has finalised the acquisition of LS Kunststofftechnologie, a German manufacturer of polymer components for the automotive, medical and industrial markets.
It's only taken almost 50 years, but Ford has finally decided to sell its iconic Mustang sportscar in Europe.
General Motors has announced an investment of US$24m in electrical generation equipment that will allow the company to use more landfill gas at its Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Orion, Michigan, assembly plants.
Western Europe's depressed car market is forecast by the German motor trade association VDA to edge into growth in 2014.
China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) today (5 December, 2013) appproved the Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) joint venture.
Oerlikon Graziano, a brand of Oerlikon Drive Systems Segment, has unveiled details of its new hybrid, six-speed AMT (automated manual transmissions) at the CTI Symposium Berlin, 2013.
UK new car registrations rose 7% year on year in November to 159,581 units, the month's best performance since 2004.