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Fiat's Serbia expects to ship up to 150,000 cars in 2013

March 23, 2013 13:29 CET
Fiat's Serbian factory, which will export the 500L minivan to the US, expects to deliver 110,000 to 150,000 vehicles this year after six-month orders exceeded targets.


Opel unions' failed gambit plays into GM's hands

March 23, 2013 12:50 CET
Opel workers in Bochum, Germany, appear to have lost a high-stakes gamble to save their factory after an attempt to put pressure on Opel parent General Motors backfired and GM opted to close the plant ahead of schedule.


Can today's diesels erase Olds memories?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2013
I've been wondering lately just how long it takes sustained execution to erase previous experience. Or put another way: What's the statute of limitations on reputation?

Carlos Ghosn doubles down on $5.2 billion EV bet

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2013
Carlos Ghosn laid a $5 billion bet in 2009 that the world's next Ford Model T would be electric, and that Nissan would lead a revolution embraced by nations such as Denmark. Three years later, sales of Leaf plug-in vehicles in the Nordic country: 73.

Pa. Toyota store must pay crash victims $16 million, jury says

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2013
A jury has ordered a Toyota dealership in Philadelphia to pay six crash victims $15.7 million for its negligent maintenance and repair of the 2006 Toyota Sienna rental in which they were riding.

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