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VW brand chief expects challenging year amid cost cuts

Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess said 2017 would be a good but strenuous year as the automaker grapples with putting in place a turnaround plan.

Toyota's giant hydrogen leap gets an assist from Shell

Royal Dutch Shell will build seven fueling stations for hydrogen cars in California through a partnership with Toyota, laying down their latest bet on the demise of the internal-combustion engine.

Former FCA quality chief Betts named to key post at J.D. Power

Doug Betts, the former head of quality for Fiat Chrysler, has been named senior vice president of global automotive operations for J.D. Power and Associates. He will have responsibility for leading the company's strategy and operations for its automotive division.

Keiser University's auto retailing plan

Keiser University launches its automotive dealership management program this spring on the former Northwood University campus in West Palm Beach, Fla. It plans to distinguish itself from Northwood in part by taking full advantage of its location in the booming south Florida retail market.

Opel was once the little engine that could

Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. Automotive News Print Editor RIck Johnson was there when it happened.
■ The really new GM: Ready to quit Europe
■ PSA may vow to maintain Opel sites; deal likely by March 9
■ Why leave Europe's car market? So many reasons.

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