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AutoNews Now: Chrysler versus Tesla

Automakers engage in war of words over repaying Uncle Sam; Can 'Fast and Furious' tie-in aid Dart?; Lapham: Beater danger. Read More »

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BMW hints at new superluxury coupe with Pininfarina's touch

BMW unveiled today a concept for a superluxury coupe to rival Daimler's Mercedes-Benz CL model. The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe -- gran lusso is Italian for superluxury -- marks the first time the famed Italian design house Pininfarina has cooperated with the German automaker. Read More »

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Volvo marketing boss Speck is leaving; sales VP Visser named successor

Doug Speck, Volvo's senior vice president for marketing, sales and customer service, is leaving his post effective July 1, the company said. Speck, 54, will be replaced by Alain Visser, 49, vice president of sales and marketing, the company added. Read More »

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Ford will retain 1,000 jobs at French plant

Ford will retain 1,000 jobs at a transmissions plant in France after striking a deal with local authorities to share the burden of new investments needed to keep the factory operating. Read More »

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Nissan readies Datsun brand for India

Nissan will introduce its first Datsun model in India by March 2014 as the carmaker offers cheaper vehicles in a push for a fivefold increase in its share of Asia's third-biggest auto market. Read More »

N.H. legislators pass amendments to Dealer Bill of Rights

A bill that would further regulate the relationship between New Hampshire auto dealers and their factories is a step closer to becoming law despite opposition from automakers. Read More »

Ford to retain 1,000 jobs at French plant after deal

Ford plans to retain 1,000 jobs at a plant in southwest France after striking a deal today with local authorities to share the burden of new investments needed to keep the factory operating. Read More »

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North America car and truck production - 05/27/13

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Volvo marketing boss Speck is leaving; sales VP Visser named successor

Doug Speck, Volvo's senior vice president for marketing, sales and customer service, is leaving his post effective July 1, the company said today. Speck, 54, will be replaced by Alain Visser, 49, vice president of sales and marketing, the company said. Read More »

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BMW hints at superluxury coupe with Pininfarina's touch

BMW unveiled a concept for a superluxury coupe to rival the Mercedes- CL. The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe marks the first time Pininfarina has cooperated with the automaker. Read More »

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Daimler, Ford exchange information on gasoline engines

Already collaborating with Ford on the development of fuel cell vehicles, Daimler and the U.S. automaker recently exchanged information about their gasoline engines. Read More »

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Sonic, back in acquisition market, buys 2 stores in Denver

Sonic Automotive is back in the dealership acquisition market with the purchase of large BMW and Mercedes stores in Denver. Read More »

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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE:

Clues to the next Wrangler: See the want ads

Jeep has begun searching for the extra bodies to mount its next big project: the redesign of the Jeep Wrangler. And the job opening descriptions provide some clues as to the changes planned for the off-roader's next generation. Read More »

Stuart Frey, former Ford VP, dies at age 88

Stuart Frey, a former vice president of Ford Motor, has died at the age of 88. He died March 6 in Ann Arbor, Mich., according to his family. Read More »

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Henrik Fisker joins Hong Kong tycoon on Fisker bid, report says

Henrik Fisker is working with an investor group to salvage Fisker Automotive, the plug-in hybrid automaker he co-founded nearly six years ago that is now struggling to stave off bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week. Read More »

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Henrik Fisker joins Hong Kong tycoon on Fisker bid, report says

Henrik Fisker is working with an investor group to salvage Fisker Automotive, the plug-in hybrid automaker he co-founded nearly six years ago that is now struggling to stave off bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week. Read More »

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First Shift: Executive shakeup at Volvo

Marketing head Doug Speck, purchasing chief leaving; Nissan taxi obstacle; Marchionne honored; Chrysler keeps theme going. Read More »

EU trade deal would lift U.S. exports to Europe

U.S. auto exports to Europe could quadruple within 15 years if regulators get rid of tariffs and adopt standard vehicle-safety rules, automaker associations say. Read More »

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Q&A:

Audi plans 90% local sourcing in Mexico, says purchasing boss Martens

Audi purchasing chief Bernd Martens says the automaker aims to buy 90 percent of its components for its new Mexico factory from local sources. So far no other Audi location has done that Read More »

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Mitsubishi Motors plans to reduce capital to offset losses

Mitsubishi plans to reorganize its capital to help unload the worst accumulated losses in the automotive industry. Read More »

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2013 RISING STARS:

Automotive News Europe salutes Marcus Cox

Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2013 Rising Stars awards. Every day until June 12 one of the 18 winners will be featured. Today's Rising Star is Marcus Cox, Opel/Vauxhall's finance director for sales, marketing & aftersales. Read More »

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