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Ford’s Farley on C-Max, Lincoln ‘flagship’

In August, Ford restated the fuel-economy rating of its C-Max Hybrid to 43 mpg from 47 mpg. The 47 mpg figure was the centerpiece of C-Max advertising. Ford’s global marketing chief Jim Farley explains why the company is not rebooting C-Max ads. Read More »

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South Africa auto strike ends after workers accept revised offer

South African carworkers will end a three-week strike and return to work Monday after accepting a revised wage offer from employers including Volkswagen, Ford and Toyota. Read More »

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DAVID SEDGWICK:

Racing beyond LED to the next big thing -- OLED lighting

In a few years, the current generation of high-tech LED tail lights and headlights may look quaintly Victorian. Read More »

Volvo and Renault reach CO2 target 3 years early

Volvo and Renault have achieved their European CO2 targets three years ahead of schedule. PSA and Toyota reached their individual targets in 2011. T&E expect that Fiat and BMW will reach their targets this year, according to new data. Read More »

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Volkswagen CFO Poetsch says modular vehicle production will soar by 2016

Volkswagen expects production of vehicles based on its new MQB modular assembly architecture to soar in the next few years, Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Poetsch told a German newspaper. Read More »

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Daimler plans to build Mercedes compact cars in Brazil

Daimler plans to build a new Mercedes factory in Brazil to benefit from growing demand for compact cars in the country, CEO Dieter Zetsche said. Read More »

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Daimler plans to launch self-driving car by 2020

Daimler plans to start selling a self-driving car by 2020 to become the first automaker to launch autonomous functions in production vehicles, the automaker's development chief Thomas Weber said. Read More »

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New V-6 enhances mpg for GM's large pickups

GM is counting on a new V-6 engine built in a retooled New York plant to put the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra on the shopping lists of pickup buyers looking for fuel economy. Read More »

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C-Max sales holding up despite revision of mpg

Steady sales and demand have Ford thinking its downward revision of the estimated fuel economy of its C-Max will have little impact on its hybrid-only nameplate. Read More »

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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC:

Jaguar, Lexus to push Germans in key SUV segment

Jaguar and Lexus are using the Frankfurt auto show to send a message to their German rivals: the premium compact SUV segment is about to get even more competitive. Read More »

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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC:

Jaguar, Lexus to push Germans in key SUV segment

Jaguar and Lexus are using the Frankfurt auto show to send a message to their German rivals: the premium compact SUV segment is about to get even more competitive. Read More »

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Daimler sees decision on joint Mexico production with Nissan by year-end

Daimler expects a decision by the year end on joint production of compact cars with Nissan at a Nissan plant in Mexico, Mercedes-Benz production boss Andreas Renschler said. Read More »

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Mahoney seeks consistent Chevy message

In the four years since General Motors emerged from bankruptcy, its bread-and-butter Chevrolet brand has cycled through four main advertising agencies, three promotional tag lines and a long string of marketing executives. Read More »

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