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  • GENEVA, March 4- Volkswagen's plan to enter the no-frills car market in developing countries is stalling because the German carmaker is struggling to meet cost targets for its first budget car, a VW brand executive told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • Car buyers borrowing record amount Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Higher prices for new cars and relatively low rates for auto loans means Americans are borrowing a record amount to pay for their new rides.

  • *Cites weakness in Russia, Argentina, Turkey, Algeria. GENEVA, March 4- French carmaker Renault has trimmed its growth forecast for the global market this year, in a sign the industry is becoming increasingly worried about volatile emerging markets even as demand in Europe starts to pick up.

  • Hyundai, the world's fifth largest car maker with its Kia Motors Corp affiliate, is banking on the first restyling of the mid-size sedan since 2009 to help reverse a slowdown in sales and revenue growth, as it battles competition from foreign rivals at home and a slide in reliability rankings in the United States, its second-biggest market after China.

  • *GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan top sales expectations. *Toyota, Honda fall short of forecasts. While General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Chrysler Group all reported stronger-than-expected sales, the higher incentives raised concerns about industry profitability in the future.

  • *Toyota sales down 4 percent, missing expectations. *Chrysler, Nissan beat sales expectations. DETROIT, March 3- U.S. auto sales in February were slightly brisker than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather, raising concerns about industry profitability.

  • *Toyota sales down 4 percent, missing expectations. *Chrysler, Nissan beat sales expectations. DETROIT, March 3- U.S. auto sales in February were slightly brisker than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather.

  • DETROIT, March 3- U.S. auto sales in February were more brisk than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather. General Motors Co raced past analysts' expectations, saying Monday that sales dipped 1 percent to 222,104 vehicles.

  • PARIS, March 3- PSA Peugeot Citroen may seek more cost savings and does not rule out capacity cuts in France after 2016 if they are needed to turn the struggling carmaker around, new Chief Executive Carlos Tavares said on Monday. Peugeot is making good progress towards the existing savings goal announced in 2012 and could go further, Tavares also indicated.

  • FRANKFURT, March 3- Carmakers are tapping smartphone technology to spruce up low-cost city cars and try to get an edge in a market that has grown to account for almost 10 percent of new car sales in austerity-scarred Europe.

  • *California T model to debut at Geneva auto show. GENEVA, March 3- Italy's Ferrari has mounted a turbocharged engine on its latest supercar for the first time in more than two decades, as even luxury automakers are forced to seek ways to cut emissions without sacrificing performance.

  • *Audi to overtake BMW in 2017-18, but miss 2020 target-IHS. Having doubled model lines and deliveries over the past decade to narrow the sales gap on luxury car market leader BMW, Audi has not had much new on the stands for several recent industry gatherings compared with its rivals.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- Tennessee Senator Bob Corker called on federal authorities on Thursday not to muzzle lawmakers who are opposed to union organizing as they consider the United Auto Workers' appeal of a failed effort to represent workers at a Volkswagen plant in his state.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- U.S. electric luxury car Tesla Model S was named by Consumer Reports magazine on Tuesday as its overall top pick for 2014, while Japanese models took just five of the top 10 spots, their worst showing in the 18- year history of the annual rankings.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- U.S. electric luxury car Tesla Model S was named by Consumer Reports magazine on Tuesday as its overall top pick for 2014, while Japanese models took five spots in the annual rankings, their worst showing in the 18- year history of the ratings.

  • The Ram 1500 was named the top pickup truck, the first time a Chrysler model has cracked the Top Picks since 1998. South Korean automaker Hyundai, and German brands BMW and Volkswagen's Audi also had models topping the 10 Consumer Reports categories.

  • The union had nothing to offer the autoworkers, says Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), speaking out against UAW charges that he interfered in the union vote at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. The employees prevailed, says Sen. Corker.

  • OAKLAND, Calif./ WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The head of the United Automobile Workers said on Monday the union's appeal of a failed organizing vote at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee will focus on the actions of outsiders, not VW-- in a clear reference to remarks by Senator Bob Corker, an outspoken UAW critic.

  • Feb 24- The head of the United Automobile Workers said on Monday that the union's appeal of a failed organizing effort at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will focus on the actions of outside parties, not the German automaker itself.

  • Feb 24- The head of the United Automobile Workers said on Monday that the union's appeal of a failed organizing effort at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will focus on the actions of outside parties, not the German automaker itself.