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  • Peugeot Begins Stock Sale After Dongfeng Purchases Stake

    PSA Peugeot Citroen, Europe’s second-biggest carmaker, said it’s offering stock to investors at 6.77 euros a share after selling stakes to Chinese partner Dongfeng Motor Corp. and the French state to fund a turnaround.

  • Dudenhoeffer Sees Five Tough Years for Carmakers, Passauer Says

    Europe’s car market faces five very tough years, Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, director of the Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen, told the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper.

  • Chinese Automaker Qoros Challenges Europeans on Home Turf

    Chinese upstart Qoros Auto Co. is out to challenge Volkswagen AG, PSA Peugeot Citroen and other Europeans on their home turf, signaling a broader push by the country’s car manufacturers to target western customers.

  • Million-Dollar Hypercars Lure Elite to Swedish Craftsmanship

    A photo in Christian von Koenigsegg’s office shows one of the 41-year-old Swede’s limited-edition supercars -- a 2011 Agera R, in fire-engine red -- alongside a sparkly gold abomination that looks like it drove off the set of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” The latter is a recreation of the car von Koenigsegg first saw at age 5 in a stop-motion Norwegian film called “Flaklypa Grand Prix,” which tells the story of a small-town bicycle repairman who builds a race car from scrap parts and -- in the face of doubt and ridicule from established automakers -- goes on to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

  • VW Hits Reset on Decade-Long Truck Plan With Scania Offer

    Volkswagen AG is bidding 6.7 billion euros ($9.2 billion) for the rest of Scania AB to restart a stalled plan to create a global heavy trucks unit that can compete with industry leaders Daimler AG and Volvo AB.

  • Hannibal Inspires GM’s Girsky to Slash at Opel’s Culture

    As General Motors Co. Vice Chairman Steve Girsky took a new assignment last year to stem more than a decade of losses in Europe, a colleague gave him a Latin phrase that translates as “I shall either find a way or make one.”

  • Daimler Nominates Former VW CEO Pischetsrieder to Board

    Daimler AG nominated former Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Bernd Pischetsrieder to the luxury-car producer’s supervisory board as VW hired a previous Daimler manager to run heavy-truck operations.

  • Automakers Cautiously Upbeat in Geneva as Europe Recovers

    For Fiat SpA, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Volkswagen AG and others converging at the Geneva International Motor Show, what a difference a year makes.

  • BMW Profit Trails Audi, Mercedes as Size Boosts German Rivals

    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG , the world’s biggest maker of luxury cars, made less money in the third quarter on its cars than Volkswagen AG’s Audi and Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz even as the revamped 5-Series boosted profit.

  • VW Sticks to Tennessee Works Council Plan After UAW Miss

    Volkswagen AG plans to pursue labor representation at its Tennessee car factory even after employees voted against joining the United Auto Workers union.

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