Dan Akerson, General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer delivers a speech 
 at the Adam Opel AG headquarters in RuesselsheimApril 10, 2013. General Motors pledged to invest four billion euros ($5.2 billion) in Opel by the end of 2016 to support new model launches, renewing its commitment to its loss-making European brand. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
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General Motors pledged to invest €4 billion euros in loss-making Opel by the end of 2016 to support new model launches, renewing a commitment t(...)

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BMW CEO Norbert Reithoffer: “Our business performance is exposed to many risks." Photo: Reuters

In keeping with the general air of gloom in the global motor industry, BMW this week said its pre-tax profit would stagnate in 2013 due to cont(...)

A 1978 VW Camper mini bus. VW’s future is being decided in China, Russia, India, the Americas and 
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southeast Asia its chief executive has said. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

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