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Skoda Citigo review 2012

Skoda Citigo review

The second of Volkswagen’s three-pronged attack on the city car sector For – Straightforward, practical and effective Against – Looks too much like an Up! or Mii The Skoda Citigo is, as its name suggests a city car and is launched into a segment of the market which is still growing strongly. Considering all the models spun […]

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VW Shrugs Aside Tough European Conditions With Profit Boost

“Many VW peers, especially in Europe, are getting weaker and weaker” “VW continues to outgrow peers due to product quality, brand equity” Some investors worried that Volkswagen might find it difficult to keep its profit growth momentum going, given the weakness of the European market and VW’s expensive switchover to a new production method. They […]

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Chrysler Success Bails Out Fiat

Hard To Believe That Fiat Rescued Chrysler Three Years Ago Chrysler Expected To Make Big Profits For 2012, While Fiat Hangs On If anyone doubted Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne’s wisdom in buying Chrysler of the U.S., the first quarter results would have put them straight. The latest financial numbers show that Chrysler effectively kept the […]

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Weak Demand Will Force Europe Shakeout – Report

Europe Lags U.S. In Painful Action Needed European Governments Stopped Needed Remedial Action “industry players incorrectly assume that the next new product/portfolio will take share from competitors and alleviate fixed cost pressures” Europe’s mass car manufacturers have produced too many vehicles for the weak market to bear for too long, and this may finally trigger […]

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