Euro Auto Trends


US: Cadillac adding wireless phone charging this autumn

Posted in Current Models,Market Trends by frank on the July 28th, 2014

Cadillac will add wireless charging of smartphones in the 2015 model ATS sport sedan and coupe launching this autumn. Compatible with Powermat and other in-phone wireless charging technologies, the feature eliminates the need for cords on board.

SOUTH KOREA: GM pay deal averts strike

Posted in Market Trends,New & Coming Models by frank on the July 28th, 2014

General Motors Korea has reached a tentative pay deal with its labour union, reportedly averting a potential strike.

COMMENT: NUMSA strike rhetoric needs injection of hope

Posted in Current Models by frank on the July 28th, 2014

As sticking points go, South Africa’s so-called ‘peace clause’ has proved exceptionally tricky to shift.

GERMANY: Hella ‘planning IPO’

Posted in Current Models,Market Trends,New & Coming Models by frank on the July 28th, 2014

In another sign of a pick-up in supplier activity, family-owned Hella Hueck is reported to be planning an initial public offering later this year.

US: Nissan recalls 226,326 vehicles for airbag inflator check

Posted in New & Coming Models by jonas on the July 28th, 2014

Nissan has added another 226,326 vehicles to an airbag recall in the US, taking the total to 664,628.

US: NHTSA probes into Dodge Chargers, Hyundai Sonatas and Isuzu trucks

Posted in Current Models,New & Coming Models by frank on the July 28th, 2014

Following several complaints of defects, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is probing Dodge Chargers, Hyundai Sonatas and Isuzu trucks.

INDIA: Tata Motors to set up car assembly plant in Venezuela

Posted in Market Trends,New & Coming Models by frank on the July 28th, 2014

With an aim to penetrate the South American market, Tata Motors reportedly plans to build a passenger car assembly plant in Venezuela.

INDIA: Maruti increases production of Celerio automated manual to meet demand

Posted in Current Models by frank on the July 28th, 2014

A new automated manual option for one of its models has proved a hit for Maruti Suzuki.

US: GM to expand and spend US$37.5m at Lansing Delta

Posted in New & Coming Models by frank on the July 28th, 2014

General Motors plans to expand and spend US$37.5m at its Lansing Delta Township (LDT) plant.

UK: Jaguar Land Rover buys British classic cars collection

Posted in Market Trends,New & Coming Models by jonas on the July 28th, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover has purchased the largest privately owned collection of British cars.

JAPAN: Nissan boosts Q1 operating profit 13.4%

Posted in Current Models,Market Trends,New & Coming Models by jonas on the July 28th, 2014

Nissan Motor boosted operating profit 13.4% to JPY122.6bn for the first quarter of the 2014/15 fiscal year, a 5% margin on net revenues that climbed 10.4% to JPY2.47 trillion for the period.

INDIA: Protest rally planned over jailed Maruti Suzuki workers

Posted in Current Models,Market Trends by frank on the July 28th, 2014

Maruti’s Gurgaon labour union has taken up the cause of for workers arrested two years ago during unrest at the company’s Manesar plant which resulted in the death of a senior manager.

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