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- VW will launch an all-new Passat on Thursday. But with the “middle” of Europe’s car market being squeezed by both premium and low-cost brands – and the large sedan segment sufferingly acutely from small sales – the Passat’s launch looks to be difficult.
- Nissan will build the new Infiniti Q30 and QX30 small cars at its Sunderland factory in the UK. Production could also move to the new joint factory being built with Daimler in Mexico.
- Renault could overtake Opel as Europe’s second most popular brand.
- Mazda could revive the rotary…but only as a range-extender for a PHEV Mazda2.