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Audi achieves robust performance in a challenging financial year 2017 and accelerates business transformation

Operating profit before special items increases to €5.1 billion; slight increase in operating return on sales before special items to 8.4 percent Strong net cash flow confirms high self-financing strength Unprecedented year 2018 expected to be challenging: record model initiative with more than 20 market launches, first fully electric series-produced model Significantly expanded electric ...

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Automobili Lamborghini crosses billion Euro turnover threshold

In Fiscal Year 2017 (31.12.2017), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. achieved new historic landmarks. The Italian super sports car brand from Sant’Agata Bolognese increased worldwide sales by ten percent from 3,457 to 3,815 units. Thus, sales grew for the seventh consecutive year and almost tripled since 2010 (1,302 units). Turnover exceeded one ...

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Mazda, ELIIY Power and Ube Industries agree to jointly develop 12-volt lithium-ion starter batteries for vehicles

HIROSHIMA, Japan-Mazda Motor Corporation, ELIIY Power Co., Ltd. and Ube Industries, Ltd. have agreed to jointly develop lithium-ion batteries for use in automobiles. The three companies will work together to develop durable, heat- and impact-resistant 12-Volt lithium-ion batteries as a viable replacement for lead-acid starter batteries in motor vehicles by ...

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New connectivity service for car fleets

Stuttgart. Future mobility solutions are based substantially on connected vehicles. With a view to the needs of fleet managers, Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services GmbH is extending its “connect business” offering to include the “Driver Messaging” service. It facilitates secure and efficient communication between fleet managers and drivers. Those responsible for fleets ...

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Best-ever February for BMW Group sales

BMW X2. X2 xDrive20d, Model M Sport X

Munich. Once again, sales at the BMW Group have achieved new heights with total sales in February up 5.8% (178,910). So far this year, a total of 348,459 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world, which is an increase of 4.8% on the same period last year. ...

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Volvo FE updated for demanding assignments in urban transportation

Volvo Trucks extends the low-entry cab range for the Volvo FE with several new features, for demanding transportation in urban areas. Most of the features are about improved safety and productivity for drivers. At the same time, gas-powered engines are now available for all Volvo FE cab and chassis combinations. ...

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