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GM dumps plan for a flashier Cadillac sedan

General Motors has decided to deep-freeze a range-topping ultraluxury sedan it was developing for Cadillac, according to three people with knowledge of the company's plans. Read More »

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AutoNews Now: Ram's new V-8 targets Ford

Ram unveils new engine for HD pickups; Fiat wants another 3.3% of Chrysler; Vette history lesson Read More »

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Citroen's Grand C4 Picasso loses weight, improves fuel economy

Citroen released pictures and details of its new Grand C4 Picasso, which is lighter and more fuel efficient than the current model thanks to parent PSA's new EM2 architecture. Read More »

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PSA unions, analysts skeptical on GM tie-up

PSA unions voiced concern over a deeper tie-up plan with GM that sources say the French carmaker is seeking to revive. Such a move would require major capacity cuts and face serious obstacles, analysts also said. Read More »

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Ford criticizes EU delay on 95g/km CO2 target

Ford criticized the EU's decision to delay a vote on imposing stricter CO2 emissions for all new cars in the EU starting in 2020. Read More »

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Honda, citing fire risk, recalls 2007-08 Fit in U.S. for second time

Honda is recalling more than 143,000 subcompact cars in the United States to replace faulty window switches that pose a potential fire hazard. Read More »

Beijing Auto targets 400,000 exports

Beijing Auto expects to sell 400,000 vehicles cumulatively overseas by 2020. Russia is one of the company's strategic export markets. Read More »

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Volvo gets gov't OK for second China plant

Volvo's plan to build a second Chinese production plant in Daqing has been approved by the government, according to city authorities. The automaker's first plant in Chengdu will begin building a stretched variant of the S60 later this year, according to local media reports. Read More »

North America car and truck production - 07/01/13

This is data compiled by the Automotive News Data Center and requires a Data Center subscription to access. Read More »

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Ford, Chrysler counter GM with new V-6 pickups for 2014

The battle in six-cylinder pickups takes an interesting twist this fall with the launch of the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor and the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Both trucks feature turbocharged V6 engines, but take different approaches to reach different segments of the full-size pickup audience. Read More »

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Megadealer Braman settles with GM over two-tier pricing

Billionaire megadealer Norman Braman has settled his two-tier pricing lawsuit against General Motors. The end of the lawsuit will dash many dealers' hopes for a precedent-setting legal blow against manufacturer facility programs. Settlement terms were not available. Read More »

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Ford uses thermal imaging to spot air leaks

Technology that has widely been used by the military, law enforcement and home inspectors is now helping Ford make its interiors more quiet and energy-efficient. Read More »

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Lapham's Last Lap

After 40 years of covering all aspects of the auto industry as a reporter, columnist, commentator and editor, Automotive News Executive Editor Edward Lapham retired in June. In recent years, Lapham has done a quirky and popular end-of-show commentary on Friday afternoon broadcasts of AutoNews Now. Read More »

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Chrysler June U.S. volume increased, sales chief says

Chrysler Group's vehicle sales in the United States rose in June, extending the automaker's streak of monthly increases. "We will achieve our 39th consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth," Reid Bigland, Chrysler's head of sales, told reporters today. Read More »

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Hertz expands 24/7 service that mimics car-sharing

Auto-rental company Hertz Global Holdings is expanding its presence in the car-sharing sphere by making more of its fleet accessible to customers throughout the day for short- or long-term rentals. Read More »

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Chevy's new chief to reassess product programs, build awareness

GM's new worldwide Chevrolet brand chief, Alan Batey, says he will spend more time on product development to help establish the brand globally. "There will be changes in the way we look at product and the way we look at our global programs," Batey said today in an interview. Read More »

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GM joins U.S. program to lower energy costs at 25 plants

General Motors is partnering with the federal Department of Energy to lower energy costs at 25 of the company's U.S. facilities. Read More »

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Old GM creditors to mediate dispute over $3 billion in claims

Creditors of General Motors' old assets in bankruptcy will start settlement talks with various Wall Street hedge funds over $3 billion in disputed claims. Read More »

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PAUL MCVEIGH:

GM-PSA rumors may be a 'stalking horse'

Reports that the Peugeot family is willing to hand over its automotive business to General Motors or China's Dongfeng Motor may have an ulterior motive. Read More »

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PAUL MCVEIGH:

GM-PSA rumors may be a 'stalking horse'

Reports that the Peugeot family is willing to hand over its automotive business to General Motors or China's Dongfeng Motor may have an ulterior motive. Read More »

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Ram to offer 6.4-liter V-8, 3.0-liter diesel in 2014 pickups

Ram will offer a new optional 6.4-liter V-8 engine for its 2014 heavy-duty pickup line as well as an optional light-duty diesel engine that Ram announced in February for its half-ton 2014 Ram 1500. Read More »

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Dana expands share buyback program to $1 billion

Ohio auto supplier Dana Holding said it expanded its share repurchase program to up to $1 billion from $250 million. The company said today it had already repurchased shares worth $100 million. Read More »

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First Shift: Turning renters into buyers

Enterprise study finds higher likelihood of imminent purchase; why Ford's on guard; Nissan hiring 900; NADA breaks tradition. Read More »

BMW, VW supplier SGL lowers profit guidance on Asia

SGL Carbon, a German supplier partly owned by BMW and Volkswagen, lowered its profit guidance for the second time this year, citing increased competition from Asia. Read More »

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Valeo sees China as its largest market in 2-3 years

Valeo says China will overtake France to become its largest market in two or three years. Currently the market accounts for 10 percent of the supplier's global revenues. Read More »

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