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  • HAMBURG/ BERLIN, Oct 5- Sales of new cars in Germany, Europe's largest vehicle market, jumped almost 10 percent in September, the third biggest monthly gain this year, adding to signs that demand in the region is holding up well. Higher German auto sales chime with registrations in Europe's other top markets-- Britain, France, Italy and Spain-- which have all reported...

  • LONDON, Oct 5- New car registrations in Britain rose 1.6 percent year-on-year in September to hit a new record, an industry body said on Wednesday, with strong demand from business buyers compensating for a fall in sales to individual customers for the sixth month in a row. Registrations hit a record 469,696 units last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and...

  • DETROIT, Oct 3- Major automakers posted September U.S. sales on Monday that were slightly lower than a year ago, despite big consumer discounts, as pickup truck volumes fell for both General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co.. Research firm Autodata Corp showed total industry sales at 1.44 million vehicles, down 0.5 percent for a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of...

  • DETROIT, Oct 3- Major automakers posted lower September U.S. sales on Monday despite big consumer discounts, as pickup truck volumes fell for both General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co.. But sales were still strong at 17.8 million vehicles on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, Bill Fay, head of the Toyota brand in the U.S. market, told reporters on a conference...

  • TORONTO, Oct 3- General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co reported higher September vehicle sales in Canada on Monday, boosted by strong demand for pickup trucks. "Our investment in building the toughest, smartest, most capable trucks is paying off," said Ford of Canada Chief Executive Dianne Craig in a statement. Chevrolet sales rose 5 percent, helped by growth in...

  • DETROIT, Oct 3- Major automakers reported lower September U.S. sales on Monday despite high consumer discounts, as pickup truck volumes fell for both General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co.. GM, the top-seller in the United States, showed sales down 0.6 percent. Spokesman Dan Flores said GM was holding tight reins on discounts, also called incentives, for Silverado and...

  • Ford F-250 Super Duty

    Major automakers reported lower September U.S. sales on Monday despite high consumer discounts, as pickup truck volumes fell for both GM and Ford.

  • DETROIT, Oct 3- Major automakers are expected on Monday to report their second straight decline in monthly U.S. sales as heavy discounting has failed to bring demand up to last year's robust September sales. Twenty-four economists polled by Thomson Reuters expect September sales of 17.3 million vehicles on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, below...

  • The new Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ electric concept sport-utility vehicle (SUV) drives on stage on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show at Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

    Mercedes, BMW, Audi and practically every other luxury automaker is gunning for Tesla with a slew of high-end electric vehicles.

  • Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler, discusses his company's challenge to Tesla, and its wider strategy to dominate the electric car market.

  • Electric car sales doubled

    Carlos Tavares, chairman of Peugeot, discusses his company's future product strategy, including autonomous and electric cars, as well as moving into the mobility service market.

  • PARIS, Sept 29- PSA Peugeot Citroen said it plans to sell more than 150,000 Peugeot vehicles in Iran in the second half of this year as the French carmaker seeks to reclaim the leading position it once enjoyed in the country. Peugeot, the biggest-selling European automaker in pre-sanctions Iran, suspended sales in 2012 when an international boycott due to Iran's...

  • Carlos Ghosn, CEO and chairman of Renault, discusses the importance of emissions regulation in the auto industry.

  • DETROIT, Sept 28- Auto industry consultancy Kelley Blue Book said on Wednesday it expected that September U.S. auto sales fell 2 percent from a year ago, at 1.41 million vehicles, for a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 17.4 million vehicles. Several other forecasts of September's seasonally adjusted annualized rate issued this week include TrueCar Inc...

  • DETROIT, Sept 28- Auto industry consultancy Kelley Blue Book said on Wednesday that it expected that September U.S. auto sales fell 2 percent from a year ago, at 1.41 million vehicles, for a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 17.4 million vehicles.

  • Volkswagen Brands CEO: 'The situation is under control'

    Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen Brands, sought to reassure consumers and investors about a potential fine from the U.S. Department of Justice

  • An Audi AG A3 35 TDI emissions certification vehicle, produced by Volkswagen AG, waiting to be tested in South Korea on October 1, 2015.

    The CEO of Volkswagen Brands has sought to reassure consumers and investors about a potential fine from the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • DETROIT, Sept 26- September U.S. auto sales are forecast to drop nearly 1 percent from a year ago despite a record high for consumer discounts, J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Monday. It would be the fifth month in the past seven to show a retail sales decline, J.D. Power and LMC said. September industry incentive spending is tracking at an average $3,923 per new...

  • DETROIT, Sept 26- September U.S. auto sales are forecast to drop nearly 1 percent from a year ago, despite a record high for consumer discounts, J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Monday. It would be the fifth month in the past seven to show a retail sales decline, J.D. Power and LMC said. September industry incentive spending is tracking at an average $3,923 per new...

  • AUTO SALES FORECAST TO DROP 0.8 PERCENT FROM YEAR AGO DESPITE RECORD-HIGH CONSUMER DISCOUNTS- J.D.