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Opel Cascada Launch 2013

GM Europe, Launching Cascada, Hopes For Profits

Union Agreement, Crucial To Long-Term Plan, Includes Pay Freeze One Day Later, Union Official Throws Doubt On Deal GLIWICE, Poland – General Motors’ chronic European loss-maker Opel, launching its new Cascada convertible, said it expects to make decent profits by the end of the decade. Opel, and its British counterpart Vauxhall, lost $1.8 billion last […]

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Opel, Peugeot Vulnerable As Financial Reckoning Looms

“Will VW buy Alfa Romeo, GM lose patience with Opel-Vauxhall, Renault merge with Peugeot-Citroen?” Spare a thought for the Europeans as exuberance, rational or not, returns to America’s automotive business. European car manufacturers are about to report their financial results for 2012, and everybody knows that these will be dire if you aren’t domiciled in […]

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North American Auto Show 2013

European Luxury Makers Aim At U.S. As Home Sales Crater

Maserati Quattreporte Stars; Threatens Mercedes S, BMW 7 Lincoln May Surprise, As Parent Ford Gives It A Push “consumer perception moves about as fast as molasses in January” As Europe’s sales crumble, prices fall and finances deteriorate, the booming U.S. car market presents a mouth-watering target for German and Italian  manufacturers, so expect a powerful […]

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