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Jan 11, 2016, 08:56 ET

Wissmann: German Manufacturers Increase US Sales to Around 1.4 Million Light Vehicles

"The economic situation is healthy as this auto show - the most important one for the US - takes place. Estimates put growth of the gross domestic...

Sep 25, 2015, 12:02 ET

Wissmann: More Visitors, More World Premieres, More Exhibitors - This IAA is a Resounding Success

The 66th IAA Cars ends at 7 p.m. on Sunday. "This IAA is recording more visitors, more world premieres and more exhibitors than the IAA two years...

Sep 17, 2015, 08:07 ET

Wissmann: IAA is the Great Showcase for Tomorrow's Digital Mobility

The world's most important trade fair shows that the digitization of mobility is the mega topic driving the automotive industry forward with...

Sep 15, 2015, 05:26 ET

219 World Premieres - 1,103 Exhibitors from 39 Countries - Megatrend Connectivity

Statement delivered by Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the IAA's opening press...

Jan 12, 2015, 08:09 ET

German Manufacturers Increase US Sales to Nearly 1.4 million Light Vehicles

In 2014 the German manufacturers pushed up their sales of light vehicles on the US market to almost 1.4 million units (+2 percent), stressed...

Sep 20, 2013, 09:07 ET

Wissmann: This IAA is a Total Success

Electric mobility and connectivity form the focus - 159 world premiers - weekend visitors expected to stream in again The IAA ends on Sunday at 7...

Jan 14, 2013, 09:19 ET

Statement by Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the VDA's Press Conference in Detroit on 14 January, 2013

The results from the automotive year 2012 here in the USA are positive through and through for the German manufacturers and suppliers. We are...

Jan 03, 2013, 10:49 ET

VDA Press Conference in Detroit on 14 January 2013

The Detroit Motor Show - the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) - will take place in Detroit (MI), USA, from 14 to 27 January 2013....

Dec 12, 2012, 04:00 ET

German Automotive Companies Start Clean-diesel Offensive in USA

Economical, clean, and powerful - joint website for diesels Six German automotive companies - the passenger car manufacturers...

Sep 28, 2012, 09:50 ET

World's Largest Mobility Trade Fair Closes, Recording Huge Rise in Visitors - 354 World Premieres is a New Record

Wissmann: The 64th IAA Commercial Vehicles is a resounding success! Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my pleasure to welcome you most cordially to our...

Apr 19, 2011, 05:59 ET

VDA Managing Director Braunig: "German Suppliers Show Their Drive for Innovation at Auto Shanghai"

"The German suppliers are making an impressive show of their drive for innovation at Auto Shanghai. As many as 28 automotive supply companies are...

Jan 10, 2011, 08:48 ET

NAIAS / Detroit: Forecast: US Market Will Grow 11 Per Cent in 2011 - New Offensive With Hybrids and Clean Diesels

Statement by Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the VDA press conference in Detroit on...