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  1. South Korean1:25
  2. BMW2:53, 3:18, 3:51
  3. Automotive News3:42
  4. Penske Automotive Group3:11
  5. Ana California3:01
  6. freeze frame3:46
  7. wage deal1:28
  8. production losses1:32

Tue, 4 Sep 2012|

Dealership workers shed pounds and gain productivity, tee time for VW Golf, Hyundai deal approved, how Saab lost its head.

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I don't had a nice long weekend I'm Jennifer bond. Later may be helping distortion some debt wait we'll explain after headline. Volkswagen. Is taking the wraps off its new golf today in Berlin. Yeah auto maker holding -- it may go offer will keep the golf the world's best selling compact car. And also helped beat LBU overtake Toyota and -- yen in total sales. But then every car faces an onslaught of competition. From cheaper and premium models. Including some -- in the VW family. And analysts say they knew golf may not be enough to keep Europe's biggest automaker. And its winning streak. That car is about 220 pounds lighter than its predecessor. Thanks to increase use of ultra strong steel. And Bloomberg says VW has also upgraded the electronics. With features such as equipment can make a car rolling Wi-Fi spot. And you all fuses standardized components such as electronic systems and Axel. It's built on a platform that's expected under pain more than a third of Volkswagen models. -- do you South Korean labor unions had nearly approved wage deal. The action for more strike and production losses and the auto maker. -- just posted its first monthly sales drop and more than three years. In July and August at the unions staged in theory the partial strikes over pay and conditions. Walkouts that funding from making more than 82000 cars worth one point five billion dollars. The new owner of sub national electric vehicles reading AD. Says it can't compete -- deal to acquire most of the Swedish carmaker is assets. But the company says it won't be able to use the brand's distinctive gripping and logo. The final deal which includes sounds main production plant. Came after EV as agreed with -- makers Kanye and defense and aerospace group's -- not to use the logo. And EV as can't however you isn't mean sob. It plans to build electric vehicles and expects to roll out its first model in eighteen months. And a quick reminder on the makers are reporting their August US sales today. He can -- the results as they come minutes right here at auto news.com. Think forty pounds that's how much weight employees at cracking BMW had dropped. Since the dealerships started it big slip there kind test that in years ago. That Santa Ana California dealership credit -- performance. Firstly to providing employees with lots of health programs. This store which is owned by Penske Automotive Group sells about 4000 new and used vehicles annually. Making it one of BMW is not selling US dealership it. General manager -- -- Keep loyal and productive. All 275. And then. Last year carry Jake it's spent nearly 5000 dollars on health related programs and the store. For more this story check yesterday's print edition of Automotive News. Finally -- first shift freeze frame. Guests and what that thing is here's a hand is strong BMW. Give up. It -- computer mouse design first -- -- gamers. Check of the ventilated surface. And the house is now opens doors and I don't mind in the US hero and Asia. And that is our show for now key block that -- -- new app for your industry update when enforce that -- We'll see you Wednesday.

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