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    Report: Why Cadillac thinks it needs to succeed in Europe to sell cars elsewhere
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    Ward's Auto has taken an interesting look at the renewed focus General Motors is showing towards Cadillac in Europe. Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac in Europe (pictured), says in order for the luxury brand to thrive in China, it first needs to succeed in ...

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    Report: EU formally questions French government assistance of Peugeot's finance arm
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    Recently, the finance arm of PSA/Peugeot-Citroën was in such debt trouble that it was pricing itself out of the car loan market. The rates it was paying to service its debt, which was rated one step above junk, were so high that it was forced to charge car-buying customers higher rates than ...

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    Official: Are auto insurance rates based on a person's sex discriminatory?
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    The European Union's Gender Directive is officially in effect. Last year, the EU Court of Justice ruled that "differences in insurance pricing based purely on a person's sex are discriminatory." That means that insurance companies can't factor gender into their premium tables, so as of December ...

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    Report: Ford closing two more plants in Europe, cutting 6,200 jobs
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    Automotive News Europe reports that Ford is set to close two more facilities in Europe as it braces for losses in excess of US$1.5 billion in the region. The move will see Ford reduce its production capacity by around 355,000 vehicles and slash its workforce by 6,500 employees. The automaker says ...

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    Report: Teargas fired at PSA job protesters outside of Paris Motor Show
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    Police in Paris fired teargas at demonstrators outside of the Paris Motor Show today. Around 1,000 protesters showed up in an attempt to break through police lines and gain access to the show in a demonstration against further austerity measures. The group included workers from a PSA Peugeot ...

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    Report: France requests EU surveil South Korean auto imports
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    One of the French government's listed initiatives for aiding its ailing automotive sector, especially Peugeot, was asking the European Commission to keep an eye on imports from South Korea. The EU signed a free-trade agreement with South Korea last year, and France is concerned that might be ...

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    Report: EU investigates Porsche plans of taxpayer grant to build new Macan
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    Porsche won't put its second crossover into production for another year, but the Macan is already causing some controversy. Not the Porsche-has-sold-its-soul controversy that accompanied the launch of its big brother Cayenne, but the why-is-the-German-government-subsidizing-it kind. According to ...

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    Report: VW Golf/Jetta CC too expensive to sell in North America
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    We've got bad news for you if you had your heart set on the smaller version of the Volkswagen CC. Car and Driver reports the German automaker has decided the four-door would simply be too expensive to sell in the North American market. The article cites unnamed European sources as saying the ...

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    Report: What will happen to automakers if the Euro zone implodes?
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    Figuring out post-doomsday scenarios can make for hours of fun, but short of a cinematic "Kill them all!" they're rarely that accurate. That's because we never know which entrance doomsday is going to use, and the big doomsday is often followed by little doomsdays (as this year's Japanese ...

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    Report: European automakers irked over proposed noise standards
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    Ward's Auto reports the European Commission is pushing new measures that could burden automakers with stiff noise regulations for cars, buses and trucks. Under the proposed legislation, automakers would need to curb vehicle noise levels by two decibels two years after the legislation's wording is ...

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