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First Saab-based model released by Beijing Auto

May 11, 2013 16:04 CET
Beijing Automotive Group, which makes vehicles with Daimler and Hyundai, started selling its first sedan based on Saab technology as it prepares to list its BAIC Motor Corp. unit in Hong Kong.

VW confirms report it will build factory in Changsa, China

May 11, 2013 18:46 CET
VW Group has confirmed a German newspaper report that said it will build a factory with an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles in Changsa, Hunan province, China.

Chrysler recalls 469,000 SUVs worldwide over gearshift issue

12:52 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2013
Chrysler Group is recalling about 469,000 SUVs worldwide to update software after some vehicles' circuit boards were found to be transmitting signals that trigger inadvertent gearshifts to neutral, the automaker said Saturday.

Fiat dealers anxious for broader product lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2013
Some of the 204 Fiat dealers in the United States are struggling to turn a profit selling several versions of the Fiat 500 subcompact and some dealers said they anxiously await more details from Chrysler and its Italian parent, Fiat S.p.A.

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