European car sales boosted by price cuts

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Heavy discounting helped boost the European car market in October, new figures have revealed.   According to data published by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, 1.11 million new vehicles were registered in Europe last month – up from 1.05 million at the same time last year.   “There’s a clear … Continue reading

China now world’s biggest carmaker

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New figures have revealed that China has become the world’s single biggest car producer, with annual output breaking the 18 million mark in 2013.   According to Autocar, China now accounts for 27.6 per cent of global new vehicle output. The other ‘BRIC’ countries – Brazil, Russia and India – … Continue reading

ŠKODA continues its successful 2014

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The Czech manufacturer ŠKODA remains on the right track and continues to show profitable growth. In the first nine months of 2014, deliveries to customers worldwide increased by 13 per cent to 774,100 vehicles. Over the same period, sales revenue went up by 19.3 per cent to 8.8 billion euros. … Continue reading

Citroen scoops two GreenFleet awards

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Citroën has been honoured with two key GreenFleet awards, which recognise both the company’s expanding range of efficient, low emission city cars and its LCV product excellence. The ceremony, taking place last night in Birmingham, saw Citroën presented with the GreenFleet City Car Manufacturer of the Year Award and the … Continue reading

Mazda increases first-half profits

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Mazda Motor Corporation remains on course for another record year after reporting an exceptional first half. The carmaker posted sales revenue of ¥1.45 trillion (€10.5 billion) between April and September, up 16 per cent compared to the same period in the previous fiscal year. Operating profit came in at ¥104 … Continue reading