Since 1951, Pininfarina has designed all Ferrari production cars except the 1973 Dino 308 GT4, which was done by Bertone. But the LaFerrari that debuted at the Geneva auto show this month was styled entirely in-house, and that got tongues wagging.
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn says plans by the automaker to begin car production in China are awaiting final approval from the local authorities. Renault has signed a framework deal with Dongfeng Motor to build up to 300,000 cars annually in the country.
Audi and BMW are expanding their diesel lineups in the United States as consumers are drawn by the performance and as a way to counter rising gasoline prices. BMW plans to offer diesel engines in almost all of its model lines in the next five years, company officials say.
It has been just over two years since Mary Barra became the surprise pick to steer General Motors' global vehicle development. She'll get a report card soon. Over the next 18 months, GM is embarking on one of the company's busiest-ever launch schedules.
Nissan has delayed its plan to get a 10 percent market share in China by one year, after political friction between China and Japan upset sales. Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn says he is now giving the carmaker until 2017 to hit its goal, instead of 2016. Nissan currently accounts for between 6.
Volkswagen of America says workers at its Chattanooga plant in Tennessee will have the chance to decide whether they want to unionize and expects them to have a ''strong voice'' in operations at the factory.
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