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Renault revenue lifted by new models, Lada consolidation


PARIS Renault's revenue surged by a quarter in the first three months of 2017, the French carmaker said on Thursday, as new models boosted deliveries and pricing, while production increased for industrial partners including Nissan .


Ford profit beats estimates; maintains 2017 profit outlook 27 Apr 2017

DETROIT Ford Motor Co reported a lower quarterly net profit on Thursday but beat analyst expectations amid higher commodity, engineering and recall costs, and a drop in vehicle sales | Video


OPEC output cuts whet Asia's appetite for North Sea oil 27 Apr 2017

LONDON/SINGAPORE OPEC production cuts have created record Asian demand for European oil and made China the second biggest consumer of North Sea crude as flows from its usual Middle East suppliers dip.


UK car production rises to 17-year high in first quarter - SMMT 27 Apr 2017

LONDON British car production rose to a 17-year high in the first three months of 2017, as rising overseas demand offset weaker appetite from domestic car buyers, the country's automotive industry said on Thursday.


Fiat Chrysler may add more self-driving supplier partners - CEO 26 Apr 2017

MILAN/DETROIT Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may seek more supplier partners to help it develop and build self-driving vehicles, Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said on Wednesday.


Exclusive - Volkswagen eyes possible sale of motorbike brand Ducati: sources 26 Apr 2017

FRANKFURT Volkswagen is considering a possible sale of Italian motorcycle maker Ducati as Europe's largest carmaker streamlines operations to help fund a strategic overhaul following its emissions scandal, two people familiar with the matter said.

Volkswagen's ride service partner Gett buys Juno for $250 million - Capital 26 Apr 2017

BERLIN On-demand ride service company Gett, a partner of Volkswagen , has agreed to buy U.S. rival Juno for $250 million, German magazine Capital reported, without citing the source of the information.


Fiat Chrysler profits beat expectations as SUV push pays off 26 Apr 2017

MILAN/DETROIT Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) reported an 11 percent rise in first-quarter operating profit on Wednesday, helped by a surprisingly strong performance in North America where a shift to sales of higher margin SUVs has started to pay off.


Daimler lifts profit forecast as Mercedes' sales accelerate 26 Apr 2017

FRANKFURT German luxury car manufacturer Daimler AG raised its forecasts on Wednesday, predicting a significant rise in operating profit this year after a surge in sales of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars and sports utility vehicles, boosted by the launch of new models. | Video

Schaeffler eyes first quarter sales rebound at industrial unit 26 Apr 2017

BERLIN German auto parts supplier Schaeffler said sales at its industrial division likely returned to growth in the first quarter after three years of declines.

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