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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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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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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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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 »

 

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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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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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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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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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 headquarters near Detroit, and not at Fiat's base in Turin?... Read More »

 

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PSA needs the Citroen DS 6WR in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's decision not to sell the DS 6WR compact crossover in Europe is strange.... Read More »

 

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Renault uses Formula One to win Chinese buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
Renault is using Formula One to promote its brand in China ahead of the French automaker opening its first car factory in the world's biggest auto market.... Read More »

 

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BMW dealers with Product Geniuses boost profit and customer satisfaction

April 17, 2014 06:15 CET
BMW dealers in Europe taking part in the automaker's Product Genius program are getting a financial boost. The tech-savvy employees' no-pressure explanation of the features available in BMW's vehicles has increased the purchase of high-margin options by 10 percent to 15 percent, the company said.... Read More »

 

Ford expects boost from EcoSport SUV

April 15, 2014 06:15 CET
Ford says its EcoSport small SUV could become one of the company's best-sellers in Europe if it receives enough product supply from India.... Read More »

 

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PSA's recovery will be boosted by the 'Tavares factor'

9:52 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares admits that his turnaround plan for the struggling automaker isn't a wonder cure: "I cannot make miracles." His honest, no-nonsense approach is one of his strengths.... Read More »

 

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Land Rover plans 3-pronged attack

April 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Land Rover says it plans to better distinguish its SUV offerings by creating three distinct model lines.... Read More »

 

Ford unveils upscale S-Max concept with Vignale badge

April 9, 2014 13:19 CET
Ford has unveiled a concept previewing an upscale Vignale variant of its S-Max large minivan, the second vehicle to receive the trim line after the Mondeo sedan.... Read More »

 

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How PSA lured Tavares

April 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Carlos Tavares' disclosure that he didn't want to remain No. 2 at Renault got him fired, but it also got him what he wanted: the chance to be CEO of a major global automaker.... Read More »

 

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Tavares's message to PSA execs: Make money

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Incoming PSA CEO Carlos Tavares wants profitability to be the key priority for the ailing French automaker.... Read More »

 

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Alfa calls new architecture Giorgio

7:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Alfa Romeo's new architecture will be code-named Giorgio, people working on the project told me. It's one of the few details revealed so far about the brand's fourth revival plan since 2004.... Read More »

 

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Google, smartwatches, self-driving cars dominate at CES

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
There will be more Google in your next car and your first smartwatch might come from an automaker rather than a computer maker. Those are some of my takeaways from this year's CES.... Read More »

 

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Ford is right not to follow Fiat 500 with new Ka

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Ford is right to replace the Ka minicar in Europe with a regular subcompact instead of an upscale product to compete with the Fiat 500 or Opel Adam.... Read More »

 

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GM's massive missed opportunity in Europe

2:12 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
General Motors never should have dumped Daewoo in favor of Chevrolet in Europe eight years ago. Had GM stuck with Daewoo it could have gone head to head against Renault's successful low-cost Dacia brand.... Read More »

 

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Fiat's loveless marriage to Alfa

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
There has always been bad chemistry between Fiat and Alfa. Fiat's mass-market focus simply does not sit well with Alfa's great history of technical innovation and extreme performance. But Fiat refuses to dispose of it, despite strong interest from Volkswagen.... Read More »

 

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Audi CEO Stadler aims at next target: 2 million sales

Dec. 3, 2013 06:15 CET
Despite tough conditions in Europe, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says the brand is determined to reach annual global sales of 2 million vehicles by 2020 and take the lead in the premium segment.... Read More »

 

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Fiat's loveless marriage to Alfa

12:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
There has always been bad chemistry between Fiat and Alfa. Fiat's mass-market focus simply does not sit well with Alfa's great history of technical innovation and extreme performance. But Fiat refuses to dispose of it, despite strong interest from Volkswagen.... Read More »

 

 
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