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Jeep plans optional soft-top on Scrambler pickup

The Jeep Scrambler — FCA's planned Wrangler-based pickup — will come with an optional droptop, Automotive News has learned.

UPDATED: 11/22/17 4:13 pm ET - adds BMW statement.

Trump nominates Michigan dealer David Fischer for ambassador to Morocco

President Donald Trump nominated The Suburban Collection CEO David Fischer to be the U.S. ambassador in Morocco.

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UPDATED: 11/21/17 10:12 pm ET - adds Ford statement
Ford may exit some S. American markets, analyst says

Ford is on the verge of taking dramatic action to turn around its money-losing business in South America, including possibly exiting some markets, an analyst said after meeting with two company executives.

Global EV sales jump 63% as China demand surges

Global EV sales surged 63 percent in the third quarter, largely driven by strong demand in China. The world's top market accounted for more than half of sales, while Europe was the second-biggest market with 24 percent, followed by North America.

FCA, Guangzhou look to deepen China tie-up

Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Automobile are in talks to deepen their joint venture in China, as the world's largest car market looks to relax some regulations and Guangzhou prepares to sell its Trumpchi brand in the U.S.

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