Turkey’s auto production almost 490,000 in first quarter

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A total of 489,429 vehicles were produced across Turkish automotive industry production lines in the first four months of this year, the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) reported on May 11. The nation’s auto production- consisting of automobiles, commercial vehicles, and tractors- dropped 13% year-on-year in the January-April period. The association stated automobile production in Turkey also declined 14% to […]

Volkswagen brushes 1 billion euro legal hit aside with higher SUV sales

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Sales of higher-margin sports utility vehicles and cost cuts assisted Volkswagen to brush a 1 billion euro legal charge aside to meet first-quarter operating profit forecasts on Thursday, sending its shares 4.7 percent higher. Revenues prior interest and taxes (EBIT) dropped to 3.9 billion euros ($4.4 billion) from 4.2 billion a year ago but were […]

U.S. March and quarter one auto sales drop in weak start to this year

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Significant automakers on Tuesday reported weak U.S. sales for March and the first quarter, mentioning a rough start to the year, but stated a robust economy and strong labor market should support consumers to purchase more vehicles as 2019 rolls on. Passenger-car sales had a hard time throughout the January-March quarter compared with the same […]