DaimlerChrysler AG denies reports that Chief Executive Juergen Schrempp soon will be replaced by U.S. operations chief Dieter Zetsche. A fire at the VDO Mannesman plant in Brandys nad Labem, in the Czech Republic, sends Skoda Auto scrambling to find fuel pumps and instrument panels for its Octavia and Fabia models. Bankrupt Daewoo Motor Co. Ltd. claims it has developed its own engines for the midsize cars built at its Bupyeong plant and plans to produce them. MG ...
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