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Dealer's Mitsubishi 'Nightmare'
He's just a situation that we can't. He's become abstinent is just back pain is so it was never expected the company you know my life in my book is in. SpaceX is pretty says story is not something you want to come here see. The possible certainly these customers are calling. Now losses you can see
GM recalls Cadillacs, Impalas; Chrysler to fix Jeeps, Dodges
(Bloomberg) -- General Motors is recalling some Cadillac and Impala cars while Chrysler Group LLC called back some Jeep and Dodge SUVs, according to government reports on Saturday. The GM recall may affect 132,921 vehicles, including 2013 to 2015 Cadillac XTS models made from Feb. 14, 2012, to Aug.
Why Detroit is a small town, big city for auto dealers
On Thursday night, I watched dealer Karl Zimmermann officially dedicate his refurbished George Matick Chevrolet building in Redford Township, Mich. Like every grand opening, it was highly predictable: food, drink, balloons, local performers, extra shiny vehicles and some speechifying. Like every ...
Magna stock falls 4.7% after Brazil antitrust regulator visits local unit
NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- Magna International Inc. shares tumbled the most in more than two years after the supplier said the offices of its Brazilian unit were visited in connection with an antitrust investigation. The shares fell 4.7 percent to close at $103.62 after declining as much as 5.8 ...
Golf takes zany ride in VW native advertising
What is a Volkswagen doing zooming around inside a Target store? Looking for a laugh. This month's advertising launch for VW's redesigned 2015 Golf puts the car at the center of a zany online video on Funny or Die, the comedy website founded by comedian Will Ferrell. The three-minute video is a ...
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Ford schools dealers on high-tech 2015 Mustang
LOS ANGELES -- Put the 2015 Ford Mustang on the couch, and you discover a car with a three-way split personality. The 5.0-liter GT with its rumbling V-8 engine cranking out 435 hp and 400 pounds-feet of torque appeals to die-hard Mustang traditionalists. Many of those loyalists, who have been ...
BMW puts i8 at center of tech-based campaign
SAN FRANCISCO -- BMW is learning that what distinguishes the ultimate driving machine can be a matter of taste. To win over the growing ranks of wealthy car buyers who care more about technology than horsepower or heritage -- think Tesla fans -- the German brand is delivering its message through a
A 3D-printed car is close to reality -- if Local Motors has its way
Imagine a car, as functional and drivable as any other, coming off a three-dimensional printer and assembled in a matter of days. An Arizona company says that could be a reality in the next year, and this month gave attendees at a Chicago technology show front-row seats to 3-D-printed car ...
Fiat Chrysler locates new HQ in London's West End
MILAN (Bloomberg) -- Fiat Chrysler will locate its new global headquarters in London's West End, opting for the most expensive office district in the world. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the entity that will be created from Fiat's merger with U.S. unit Chrysler Group, agreed to lease three floors in a
Hyundai Motor's record $10 billion bid for trophy property alarms investors
SEOUL (Reuters) -- Hyundai Motor Group will pay a record $10 billion for the site of its new headquarters in Seoul's high-end Gangnam district, out-bidding Samsung Electronics Co. and sparking investor concerns that it is wasting cash on a trophy property. The conglomerate smashed the previous ...
China's Wanxiang to relaunch Fisker Karma with 2012 design, report says
BEIJING -- Chinese auto parts producer Wanxiang Group, which bought electric car pioneer Fisker Automotive from bankruptcy, is accelerating the relaunch of Fisker's Karma hybrid luxury car by using a design from the company's last year of production, people close to the companies said. Wanxiang ...
Fiat Chrysler's new HQ will be a short stroll from Buckingham Palace
LONDON (Bloomberg) -- Fiat SpA will locate its new global headquarters in London's West End, opting for the most expensive office district in the world. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, the entity that will be created from Fiat's merger with U.S. unit Chrysler Group LLC, agreed to lease three floors
Barra says GM continues pursuit of 'zero defect mentality'
DETROIT -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra told an event here today about being the target of U.S. Congress -- and "Saturday Night Live" -- and about befriending billionaire Warren Buffett. But she gave little detail on GM's new Cadillac to be built in Detroit .andnbsp; In a fireside chat with ...
EU antitrust chief says more cartel fines on way for suppliers
FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) -- European Union regulators will continue a crackdown on supplier cartels in the auto sector by penalizing several suppliers found guilty of price fixing, Europe's antitrust chief, Joaquin Almunia, said today, For the past five years, competition watchdogs from the United
GM recalling natural gas-powered vans due to possible leak
DETROIT (Reuters) -- General Motors Co. will recall about 3,200 vans powered by natural gas because of the possibility of a gas leak that increases the risk of a fire, the automaker said today. andnbsp; GM said it knows of no fires, crashes or injuries related to this issue. The alternative to ...
Lotus plans to cut up to 325 jobs to reduce losses
LONDON -- UK sports car maker Group Lotus said it plans to cut as many as 325 jobs, a quarter of its workforce, as it seeks to reduce losses. The company wants to ensure that it has the "right organizational structure in place to achieve its business goals and to build a strong, sustainable ...
Calif. grants 29 permits to test self-driving Lexus, Mercedes, Audi cars
(Reuters) -- California issued its first 29 permits this week to three companies to test self-driving cars on public roads, state officials said today. Google Inc. got permits for testing 25 adapted Lexus SUVs, and two permits each went to Mercedes-Benz and Audi, said Bernard Soriano of the ...
House bill proposes tougher auto safety rules
WASHINGTON -- House Democrats introduced another bill to toughen federal auto safety laws after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came under more criticism by U.S. lawmakers this week for its handling of the General Motors ignition switch recalls. The bill, called the Vehicle ...
ZF net debt seen at $11 billion after TRW deal, report says
FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- German auto supplier ZF Friedrichhafen's net debt will rise to about 8.5 billion euros ($11 billion) -- or about 2.4 times core earnings (EBITDA) -- after it buys rival TRW, a banker familiar with the deal said. Earlier this week, ZF agreed to buy U.S.-based TRW for $13.5
Fiat will source a midsize truck from Mitsubishi
MILAN -- Fiat Chrysler will source a new midsize pickup for Europe and Latin America from Mitsubishi Motors starting in 2016. The truck will be based on the next-generation Mitsubishi L200 model, Fiat and Mitsubishi said in a statement today. The deal is supposed to help boost the Italian ...
2014 Eurostar winner Gregoire Olivier
The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars rose above the rest by pushing their companies to new heights. PSA/Peugeot-Citroen Operational Director for China and ASEAN Gregoire Olivier is this year's winner for Emerging Market Executive.andnbsp;For his full profile please click
Ford to cut Fiesta output in Germany
BERLIN (Reuters) -- Ford will cut production of its Fiesta subcompact at its plant in Cologne, Germany, in the fourth quarter because of slowing demand in some of the region's key markets, the automaker said today. The carmaker will halt Fiesta production at the plant for 11 days in October and ...
Fiat will suspend Panda production at Italy plant as demand falls
MILAN (Reuters) -- Fiat will temporarily suspend production at its Pomigliano plant in southern Italy from Oct. 16-27 amid weak demand. The Fiat Panda minicar is built at the factory. The measure is "necessary because of the slowdown in the market in view of the end of the year," said Giuseppe ...
SsangYong set to join expanding subcompact SUV segment
SUV specialist SsangYong will preview a subcompact crossover at the Paris auto show next month with its XIV concept. A production version called the X100 will be launched next year, a SsangYong spokesman told Automotive News Europe . SsangYong, owned by India's Mahindra Group, will become the ...