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GM, too, removes parts to weigh pickups, boost payload ratings

7:09 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
GM says it deletes heavy items such as the rear bumper from certain pickups when it weighs them in order to boost the vehicles' maximum payload ratings.... Read More »

Marchionne says he is open to new alliances but won't sell Alfa Romeo

11:10 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne reiterated that Alfa Romeo will not be sold but said he remains open to forming alliances with other carmakers if it helps cut costs.... Read More »

Fiat targets improved Chrysler margins to meet '14 profit goal

5:33 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
Fiat plans to review leasing and incentive practices in North America to boost margins and meet global full-year earnings targets after...... Read More »

Toyota luxury boss says sub-$30K car 'wouldn't be a Lexus'

3:10 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
A senior Lexus executive said that a car priced below $30,000 would not be worthy of the brand, in an indirect dig at German rivals who have been...... Read More »

VW closes gap on Toyota's global sales lead

2:02 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
Volkswagen is closing in on Toyota as the global leader in vehicle sales, with a rapid expansion drive in China while Toyota curbs growth to focus on...... Read More »

Ford's new F-150 takes aim at Ram's highway mpg crown

3:51 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2014
Ford hopes to regain fuel economy bragging rights in big pickups by offering a special “SFE” package on the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150.... Read More »

AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson aims to restore pride to Lada

7:12 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2014
Bo Andersson, a former top purchasing manager at General Motors, aims to turn around the struggling Russian automaker AvtoVAZ through cost reductions...... Read More »

CLASS WARFARE

Ford, Ram quarrel over heavy-duty pickup towing title

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Ford Motor Co. is threatening legal action if Ram keeps claiming that its pickups offer "best-in-class" towing.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tell us the true towing rating

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
I don't understand why Ford doesn't rate its new Super Duty pickup using the SAE J2807 standard.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Toe the line on towing

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
On the cusp of the 2015 model year, rival automakers are still making pickup towing capacity claims that don't meet an industry standard they agreed...... Read More »

Targeted digital ads start with car color

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
New York digital marketing company Eyeview is betting that its color-morphing capabilities will trigger an emotional reaction from consumers who...... Read More »

VW global marketing chief quits

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2014
Volkswagen's global marketing chief, Simon Thomas, is leaving after about a year in the post.... Read More »

GM remains bullish on Chevrolet-Manchester United sponsorship deal

2:00 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2014
One bad season for Manchester United has not shaken GM's belief in its $559 million (415 million euro) sponsorship deal with the English soccer club.... Read More »

VW said to consider planning center in Brazil to revive sales

4:07 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2014
VW Group is mulling a planning center in Brazil. It would be part of the automaker's 3.6 billion euro ($4.... Read More »

Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler tie-up with VW was never on agenda

6:27 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2014
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne quashed all speculation of a possible tie-up with Volkswagen Group today, saying the idea had never been on the...... Read More »

VW 'urgently' needs higher profit to fund future growth, Winterkorn tells staff

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2014
VW CEO Martin Winterkorn told workers today that the automaker "urgently" needs higher profit to help fund future expansion.... Read More »

Daimler quarterly earnings rise 12% on sales of S class

2:25 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2014
Daimler said second-quarter profit rose 12 percent as Mercedes S class sales doubled and the company scaled back spending.... Read More »

Buick Regal, Volvo S60 join Consumer Reports' list of top upscale, sports sedans

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
The Buick Regal, refreshed with a revamped powertrain for 2014, now ranks among the top upscale sports sedans tested by Consumer Reports, just behind...... Read More »

Targeted digital video ads deliver preferred car colors

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
A New York company that creates personalized online video ads is harnessing the power of the palette.... Read More »

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