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While others stand up, Italy stands aside

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

Formula One tire supplier Pirelli will have a Chinese owner.... Read More »

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BLOG: China and cutting CO2 tough tasks for incoming BMW CEO Krueger

7:15 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2015

BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer sees China and CO2 emissions as the biggest challenges facing incoming chief Harald Krueger when he takes over the top job from Reithofer on May 15.... Read More »

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BLOG: Leroy's Toyota Europe success brings reward

6:34 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2015

When Didier Leroy was promoted to head Toyota's European operations in April 2011, his goal was to return the region to sustainable profitability. After a three-year plan that has brought success step-by-step, he now gets a new role with even more responsibility.... Read More »

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BLOG: Farewell to an auto PR legend

8:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015

Nothing was impossible for automotive PR man Tom Kowaleski -- even literally crashing into an auto show.... Read More »

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BLOG: Farewell to an auto PR legend

8:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015

Nothing was impossible for automotive PR man Tom Kowaleski even literally crashing into an auto show.... Read More »

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BLOG: Why loyalty leads to fewer dealership visits

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2014

A customer visited a dealership an average of six times in the UK before completing a purchase in 1994. That number dropped to 1.2 visits in 2012 and it's still falling, a successful retailer says.... Read More »

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BLOG: BMW's manufacturing arm also produces future leaders

6:44 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

BMW's manufacturing arm not only builds great cars -- it also produces the company's future leaders, as the appointment of Harald Krueger to succeed CEO Norbert Reithofer shows.... Read More »

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BLOG: Why Audi over-engineered its fuel cell

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2014

Audi r&d boss Ulrich Hackenberg provided a concise answer when asked why the carmaker's fuel cell also needs plug-in hybrid technology.... Read More »

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BLOG: Is Ferrari worth 12 billion euros?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014

Ferrari is worth as much as 12 billion euros on the open market based on Chairman Sergio Marchionne's most optimistic blue-sky estimate. The true value will be a hot topic for months.... Read More »

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BLOG: Ferrari will go public but remain private

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2014

Soon it will be possible to own a stake in Ferrari, but even when it is publicly listed the Italian supercar maker probably will be controlled by a very select group.... Read More »

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BLOG: Ferrari will go public but remain private

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2014

Soon it will be possible to own a stake in Ferrari, but even when it is publicly listed the Italian supercar maker probably will be controlled by a very select group.... Read More »

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BLOG: Reithofer's vision made U.S. plant into a global giant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2014

BMW CEO Nortbert Reithofer has transformed the automaker's U.S. factory into one of the world's largest SUV production hubs.... Read More »

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BLOG: Renault Eolab's funny numbers

5:37 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

I was stunned to discover the weight figures for the Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept that debuts at this week's Paris auto show. A deeper investigation revealed some interesting calculations.... Read More »

Fiat 500X unlikely to steal sales from Jeep Renegade, analysts say

Sept. 26, 2014 06:01 CET

The Fiat 500X is unlikely to cannibalize sales from its sister model, the Jeep Renegade, industry watchers say. The 500X is a "cute, urban vehicle with off-road capabilities," while the Renegade is the "rugged" off-roader, one analyst said.... Read More »

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BLOG: Montezemolo's magic touch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2014

When Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo officially steps down next month the supercar maker will lose its No. 1 salesman.... Read More »

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BLOG: Montezemolo's magic touch

7:20 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2014

When Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo officially steps down next month the supercar maker will lose its No. 1 salesman.... Read More »

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BLOG: Nissan, Renault, Dacia and Lada benefit from low-cost car vision

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2014

The global reach of Renault's budget-car program, which was dreamed up by former Renault CEO Louis Schweitzer, was in evidence at the Moscow auto show where seven models underpinned by the automaker's B0 low-cost platform were on display.... Read More »

BLOG: Walter de Silva: Italy's loss, VW's gain

6:37 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2014

Walter de Silva had to leave Italy to become a legend in the vehicle design world. It's a common story in a country that fails to nurture its best and brightest.... Read More »

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BLOG: Zetsche sees speedy uptake of F1 tech in Mercedes cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014

Dieter Zetsche foresees Mercedes models benefiting quicker than ever from the automaker's participation in Formula One.... Read More »

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BLOG: Zetsche sees speedy uptake of F1 tech in Mercedes models

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014

Dieter Zetsche foresees Mercedes models benefiting quicker than ever from the automaker's participation in Formula One.... Read More »

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BLOG: Mini boss experiences love at first sight

5:43 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014

Mini boss Peter Schwarzenbauer's passion for the Superleggera Vision concept is deep. One look at the car and you'll understand why.... Read More »

BLOG: Zetsche on EU: Relish the peace

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2014

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says it is important not to lose sight of the many benefits of a united Europe. One he never takes for granted is peace.... Read More »

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BLOG: Marchionne asks for 3 more years of patience

8:22 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2014

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's new five-year plan for the automaker won't start rewarding shareholders until 2017 at the earliest. Some wonder if there will ever be a payout.... Read More »

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BLOG: Marchionne asks for 3 more years of patience

8:22 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2014

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's new five-year plan for the automaker won't start rewarding shareholders until 2017 at the earliest. Some wonder if there will ever be a payout.... Read More »

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BLOG: Marchionne follows the money

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2014

Why is Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne today presenting his latest business plan for the Italian automaker at Chrysler's U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and not at Fiat's base in Turin?... Read More »

 
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