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Suzuki plans to go it alone after 4-year dispute with VW ends
TOKYO (Bloomberg) -- Suzuki Motor, stung by its failed cooperation with Volkswagen, now plans to defend its hard-won independence. After four years of dispute, arbitrators upheld Suzuki's request to terminate a 2009 agreement that failed to yield a single joint project with the German company. As a
Renault, Nissan halt $756 million India investment, report says
NEW DELHI (Bloomberg) -- Renault and alliance partner Nissan Motor Co. have halted plans to invest 50 billion rupees ($756 million) in India because of payments the companies say they are owed by the Tamil Nadu state government, the Hindustan Times reported. The automakers, which jointly own a ...
Doesn't a Miata price frenzy come standard?
In this truck- and crossover-crazy world of cheap gasoline, Mazda Miata mania ain't what it used to be. Yes, there's general agreement among the automotive cognoscenti that the redesigned, lightweight 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the best model in the iconic roadster's 26-year history. But that isn't
Can tech-loaded, plush 7 series take on S class?
NEW YORK -- BMW's redesigned 2016 7-series sedan illustrates that even the brand that touts itself as a driver's car has succumbed to the gadget and semi-autonomous driving trend. In fact, BMW has outdone the Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan with gizmos. The 7 series offers gesture controls, a perfume
Smart ForTwo redesigned to better fit U.S. buyers
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The bite-size Smart ForTwo may have a European flavor, but the second generation coming to the U.S. in September was cooked up using plenty of American ingredients. All key changes to the 2016 model -- the increased width, new transmission choices and more substantial styling --
Denso goes green with center to grow algae-based biofuel
TOKYO -- Spacious countries, such as the U.S., have acres and acres of corn to convert into ethanol, a biofuel alternative to petroleum. In the island nation of Japan, where land is at a premium, researchers are turning to one resource in ample supply: water. Toyota Motor Corp.'s top supplier is ...
Dodge to roll out 'Cuda droptop
Dodge will benefit from Fiat Chrysler's massive effort to revive Alfa Romeo. The American brand will use an Alfa rear-wheel-drive platform for the next-generation Charger and Challenger. An early version of the next Charger, said to resemble a 1999 concept, was a hit when it was revealed to dealers
Big Alfa investment begins launching models
No brand in the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles portfolio is getting more attention -- or investment -- in the next four years than Alfa Romeo. The products being developed by hundreds of engineers squirreled away in Modena, Italy, may hold the key to FCA's long-term future, if just making sure the ...
Marchionne puts the squeeze on GM; GM's response: 'Why bail out FCA?'
D ETROIT -- General Motors has flatly rejected the advances of its crosstown rival, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, but FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is not going away -- not by a long shot. Marchionne says he has sweated the details and done the math and discovered there's far too much upside in a merger
Porsche dealers looking to leverage posh new Atlanta experience center
ATLANTA -- Angela Lanier has bought four Porsche 911s from Hennessy Porsche North Atlanta over the last 12 years. On Aug. 21, she figured out what her fifth purchase likely will be. "I wasn't planning on purchasing another car anytime soon," Lanier said. But after instructors at the Porsche ...
Marchionne waits at the gate, but who is there to answer?
DETROIT andmdash; Merger or no merger, General Motors, once unassailable in corporate America, is vulnerable. Not because of the precipitous drop in GM's valuation last week after the wild ride on the financial markets andmdash; at one point GM had lost $7 billion in market cap in seven days. And
Instant online auctions save time, costs
Whenever Dean Howell needs to know the value of a trade-in offered to his Waynesville, N.C., Ford dealership, he offers the vehicle for sale in an hourlong instant online auction. Using the TradeRev mobile app, Howell writes a description of the vehicle, uploads photos of it, adds walk-around ...
Mexico light-vehicle sales by nameplate, July and YTD
Mexico light-vehicle sales by nameplate, July and YTD Input
Mexico Light-Vehicle Sales by Nameplate, July & YTD
Jul. Jul. Jul. 7 mos. 7 mos. 7 mos.
2015 2014 % change 2015 2014 % change
BMW division car 635 567 12.0% 4,222 4,182 1.0%
Marchionne wants a partner but says FCA can survive alone 'in mediocrity'
D ETROIT -- Compared with its larger and far richer global counterparts, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles faces a set of problems that appears almost insurmountable. FCA trails its competitors in profit margin, randd spending, fuel economy, hybrid technology, self-driving cars -- you name it. At a time of
The quotable Marchionne
F iat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne takes stock of countries, competitors, brands, dealers, disruptors and the industry at large in these excerpts from an interview with Automotive News Publisher and Editor Jason Stein, Print Editor Richard Johnson and Staff Reporter Larry P. Vellequette on Aug.
Jeep helping to power FCA in Europe
T hanks to a strong start for the Jeep Renegade and its sibling, the Fiat 500X, Fiat Chrysler's sales in Europe are recovering faster than the overall market. In the first half of 2015, FCA sales rose by 13 percent to 472,825 vehicles in a market that includes the 28 countries of the European ...
Chinese automaker BAIC Motor in talks to buy Daimler shares
FRANKFURT andmdash; Chinese automaker BAIC Motor is in talks with Daimler AG about taking a stake in the German luxury carmaker, two sources with knowledge of the matter have told Reuters. Daimler owns a 10 percent stake in BAIC, the Hong Kong listed unit of China's Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC),
China faces an added threat down the road: Capacity glut
The news coming out of China right now is bad, and chances are, it's going to get worse. For weeks, we've been hearing about slowing sales, ever greater price discounts and increasing worries about their impact on profits. In July, vehicle sales fell 7.1 percent to a 17-month low, according to the
Average used-vehicle price slips below $10,000
The average wholesale used-vehicle price fell below $10,000 for the first time this year in July, according to ADESA Analytical Services data. The average price last month was $9,878, 3.3 percent below the June average. But a short supply of used pickups and relatively high demand for used ...
Updated Smart ForTwo convertible is due next summer
The convertible version of the redesigned Smart ForTwo will debut next month at the Frankfurt auto show and go on sale in the U.S. early next summer. The convertible uses the same roof configuration as the previous-generation model: a folding canvas top that retracts first to expose the cabin, then
Mazda CX-9 to borrow from Mazda6
The next-generation Mazda CX-9 will adopt the elongated hood, swept-back stance and narrow headlights of the Mazda6 sedan, recent spy photos show. Mazda has redesigned the 2017 three-row crossover with a new platform and powertrain, its first full overhaul since it was introduced for the 2007 model
Classic Broncos reach ICON status
Jonathan Ward, CEO of California-based ICON, sells refurbished and modernized classic 1960s-era Ford Broncos for between $175,000 and $230,000 -- and says he can't keep up with demand. "We do between 12 and 18 per year, and we're sold out through 2018," he told Automotive News. Ward doesn't think a
Enzo Ferrari's Hollywood horsepower
There's something irresistible about the life of Enzo Ferrari that continues to fascinate filmmakers. Dashing British actor Christian Bale has been cast as the young Ferrari in a film to be directed by Michael Mann, according to Deadline, a Hollywood entertainment website. The film is said to ...
Minivan variant starts Chrysler expansion
Chrysler will get a redesigned minivan with a plug-in hybrid option, a compact sedan and a pair of crossovers to expand its three-vehicle lineup by 2019. The expansion is intended to cast the brand as FCA US's Ford and Chevrolet fighter. 100: Chrysler's new compact sedan will share a Fiat platform
Kia's sleeker Sportage
Kia has released pictures of its fourth-generation Sportage before the compact crossover's debut next month at the Frankfurt auto show. The new crossover gets a sleeker look than the outgoing version. Its headlights are no longer integrated into the grille but are higher up next to the hood. The ...