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Fiat clears Chrysler merger hurdle

Exit-right cap will not be breached, company says
Aug. 29, 2014 08:39 CET

Fiat will spend less than the limit the carmaker set to buy shares from investors who opted to sell ahead of its merger with Chrysler Group, clearing a key hurdle before the deal can close.
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JLR intensifies efforts to meet tough EU CO2 target
Aug. 29, 2014 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will “turn over every stone” including launching plug-in hybrids to bring its high average CO2 emissions down to an EU-approved level by 202 ...
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Ford to halt B-Max production again in September, report says
Aug. 29, 2014 11:22 CET

Ford will halt production of the B-Max at its Romanian plant for nine days in September, a report said. The automaker has halted output in Romania several times since Sep ...
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Mercedes to bridge gap with midlevel AMGs
Aug. 29, 2014 06:01 CET

Daimler plans a line of vehicles with modified engines and sport-tuned suspensions to bridge the gap between standard Mercedes-Benz models and high-performance AMG deriva ...
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Suzuki gives the Vitara SUV a sleeker look to broaden its appeal
Aug. 29, 2014 06:01 CET

Suzuki is giving is new Vitara a more mainstream look to broaden the subcompact SUV's appeal. The five-door Vitara will go on sale in Europe early next year. ...
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Infiniti readies dedicated design centers
Aug. 29, 2014 06:01 CET

Infiniti will open design studios in the UK., U.S. and China to separate its luxury-vehicle designers from Nissan stylists. Infiniti will open a London studio next month ...
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Court rejects creditor protection for Saab owner NEVS
Aug. 28, 2014 11:56 CET | UPDATED: Aug 28 17:10 CET - adds court decision

A Swedish court rejected an application from China's National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which bought bankrupt Saab in 2012, for protection against creditors while it concl ...
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Ford begins production of first Mustang to be sold worldwide
Aug. 28, 2014 06:01 CET

Ford will launch production of the redesigned Mustang today at a U.S. plant in Michigan. The automaker is building the Mustang to suit global tastes and will offer the fi ...
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Kia targets 270,000 sales of the new Sorento next year
Aug. 28, 2014 10:05 CET

Kia unveiled its redesigned Sorento, saying it aims to sell 270,000 units of the SUV globally next year as the automaker seeks to maintain its momentum in the U.S., Europ ...
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Russia pledges 207 million euros to resume car scrappage scheme
Aug. 28, 2014 12:19 CET

Russia will reintroduce a scrappage scheme to help stimulate car sales after deliveries in the market fell 23 percent in July as the crisis in Ukraine continues to hit co ...
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AvtoVAZ aims to win back market share to return to profit, CEO Andersson says
Aug. 27, 2014 10:54 CET

AvtoVAZ plans to return to profit by cutting costs and rolling out new models to claw back market share that has been slipping away from the producer of Lada vehicles sin ...
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Mercedes to ditch M class in favor of GLE as part of renaming strategy
Aug. 27, 2014 21:46 CET

Mercedes is renaming the M class as the GLE class as part of a strategy to align the badges of its SUVs with the most closely related sedan. ...
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Schaeffler first-half earnings rise 9% on China demand
Aug. 27, 2014 11:37 CET

Schaeffler expects sales growth in excess of 7 percent this year after first-half earnings rose 9 percent and profit margins improved because of demand in China. ...
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BMW joins Cadillac wooing Silicon Valley to combat Tesla
Aug. 27, 2014 20:24 CET

BMW scored a coup when former Apple executive Tony Fadell became one of the first owners of the new i8 plug-in supercar in the U.S. Fadell, who worked with Steve Jobs to ...
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Renault could turn Russia crisis to its advantage
Aug. 27, 2014 17:32 CET

Renault could turn a market crisis to its advantage as Moscow considers a subsidy scheme to steady demand and a weaker ruble undermines rivals that make fewer parts local ...
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Volvo unveils new XC90 flagship SUV
Aug. 26, 2014 14:51 CET

Volvo unveiled the new XC90, a key part of the automaker's plan to nearly double annual vehicle sales to 800,000 vehicles by 2020. ...
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GM, Ford, Toyota and VW among automakers hit by antitrust penalties in India
Aug. 26, 2014 10:21 CET

India's antitrust regulator fined 14 carmakers a combined $420 million for stifling competition in the market for spare parts. Among the companies fined were the local un ...
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VW Group sales rise 7% in July on Europe, China gains
Aug. 26, 2014 12:22 CET

VW Group sales increased 7 percent in July to 808,500 vehicles as gains in Europe and China outweighed declines in the Americas. Through seven months the automaker's volu ...
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Tata brand plans upscale SUVs with Jaguar Land Rover tech, report says
Aug. 26, 2014 11:41 CET

Tata Motors is developing two upscale SUVs for its Tata brand using technology from Jaguar Land Rover, a Delhi-based business newspaper reported. ...
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Anti-UAW workers begin effort to create union at Volkswagen's U.S. plant
Aug. 26, 2014 18:41 CET

Employees at Volkswagen's U.S. plant in Chattanooga are attempting to form a union that will include hourly and salaried workers as a counter to the UAW Local 42 establis ...
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Hollywood glamour, Parisian chic and the Peugeot 308

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26 2014

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PSA is using the Hollywood film "Lucy" to give its Peugeot 308 a marketing boost in more than 50 mar ...
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Why Korea could be next to crack down on foreign brand pricing

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20 2014

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Why Beijing's antitrust crackdown has little to do with protectionism

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17 2014

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Beijing's slew of antitrust investigations into the pricing practices of foreign automakers is more likely to harm Chinese brands than to protect them. ...
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Ford Fiesta, VW Polo make big moves in Web world

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15 2014

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The Ford Fiesta and VW Polo were big Web winners during the second quarter. Other stars were the Lan ...
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Automakers to face intensified scrutiny over voice recognition

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14 2014

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The world's automakers are going to be doing a lot of cringing now that J.D. ...
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Lamborghini's special power to punctuate popularity

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13 2014 UPDATED: Aug. 13 17:40 CET -- corrects height of front lift

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Nothing can prepare you for the sudden popularity that comes with driving a Lamborghini. ...
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Why China's NDRC has become country's antitrust watchdog

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12 2014

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China's NDRC used to be very friendly toward foreign automakers, approving numerous factory projects. ...
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Audi's war chest could buy Fiat Chrysler


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7 2014

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If there is one thing that Audi's first-half results prove, it's that VW Group's premium brand earns so much cash it could easily swallow Fiat-Chrysler whole ...
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For some investors, Fiat's meeting to approve Chrysler merger felt like a funeral

Gilles Castonguay
12:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1 2014

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Fiat shareholders were in a resigned mood when they met to vote on the carmaker's merger with Chrysler. ...
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Fiat would find a safe haven in VW

Guido Reinking
4:59 am U.S. ET | July 29 2014

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Reports that VW may buy Fiat-Chrysler sound improbable, but the idea has appeal. ...
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