Skoda enjoyed a strong month in European sales in November according to European sales data released by JATO which provides manufacturer and model-level detail.
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Former Chrysler sales executive Joe Eberhardt is the new president of Jaguar Land Rover North America.
Aston Martin is to open a new dedicated showroom in Mexico City, the British brand’s first shop in the country.
Ford said on Wednesday (18 December) it expects 2013 to be one of the best full-year results in its history, with strong revenue growth, market share in all regions improved or equal to last year, total company pre-tax profit of about US$8.5bn, substantially higher automotive operating-related cash flow than a year ago and a stronger balance sheet. Pretax profit for 2014 is seen down up to $1.5bn, however.
Honda is introducing new active safety features, including advanced laser radar cameras and sensors, in its British built Civic models from 2014.
To meet demand for new models, Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz plants have introduced numerous special shifts.
A top official with the United Auto Workers said the American union wants to eliminate the two tier wage system that pays new automotive workers a lower rate than veterans.
BorgWarner says it has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in Gustav Wahler and its general partner, a producer of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves, EGR tubes and thermostats, although terms were not disclosed.
New vehicle sales in Malaysia fell by 2.6% to 52,252 units in November, from 53,365 units sold in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).
The Indonesian new vehicle market expanded by 7.8% to 111,785 units in November, from 103,703 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by industry association Gaikindo.
Deliveries by the Volvo Group’s truck operations in November 2013 rose 16% year on year to 20,356 vehicles.
Europe’s weak recovery of car demand continued in November with car sales in the EU up by 1.2% on last year. It was the third consecutive month that the region has posted a positive year-on-year trend.