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Nov. 21, 2008 – D3 critique

Historic images and sound bits from when CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler testified before Congress to make a desperate appeal for government aid to avoid bankruptcy, captured by Automotive News TV. Read More »

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Nov. 20, 2008 – Lawmakers demand action plans

Historic images and sound bits from when CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler testified before Congress to make a desperate appeal for government aid to avoid bankruptcy, captured by Automotive News TV. Read More »

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Nov. 19, 2008 – House grills CEOs

Historic images and sound bits from when CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler testified before Congress to make a desperate appeal for government aid to avoid bankruptcy, captured by Automotive News TV. Read More »

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Nov. 18, 2008 – Mulally's dire prediction

Historic images and sound bits from when CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler testified before Congress to make a desperate appeal for government aid to avoid bankruptcy, captured by Automotive News TV. Read More »

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Nov. 17, 2008 – Previewing a historic week

Historic images and sound bits from when CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler testified before Congress to make a desperate appeal for government aid to avoid bankruptcy, captured by Automotive News TV. Read More »

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Customer Incentives

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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW:

VW to show bold CrossBlue Coupe concept

VW is in the midst of planning an SUV surge in the U.S. market. At the Los Angeles auto show this week it will give a glimpse of one potential offering: the CrossBlue Coupe, a stylishly raked SUV concept shown in Shanghai earlier this year. Read More »

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PSA mulls Faurecia stake sale to complete Dongfeng tie-up, report says

PSA is preparing for a possible sale of its profitable Faurecia components division to accompany a tie-up with China's Dongfeng, sources said. Read More »

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Akerson: Opel-Chevrolet overlap in Europe is reminiscent of 'retro GM'

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says he's frustrated by the “confusing” overlap between GM's Opel and Chevrolet brands in Europe, signaling that a major strategic shift is ahead to change the company's brand strategy in the region. Read More »

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE:

Alfa 4C delivers on promise to offer affordable supercar

Alfa Romeo's 4C coupe delivers on the brand's promise to offer a true supercar at a reasonable price. The 53,000 euro 4C combines a downsized engine with a very lightweight body to achieve supercar performance. Read More »

Italian car show finds new home in Milan for 2014

Italy's only annual car show will take place in Milan next year, moving from Bologna after this year's event was cancelled due to a lack of exhibitors in a moribund local market. Read More »

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Akerson: Chevy-Opel overlap is reminiscent of 'retro GM'

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says he's frustrated by the “confusing” overlap between GM's Chevy and Opel brands in Europe, signaling that a major strategic shift is ahead to change the company's brand strategy in the region. Read More »

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North America car and truck production - 11/18/13

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Peugeot mulls Faurecia sale with Dongfeng tie-up, report says

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen is preparing for a possible sale of its Faurecia components division to accompany a tie-up with China's Dongfeng Motor Group, several sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters. Read More »

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MIKE COLIAS:

GM expects market share to grow steadily

GM CEO Dan Akerson predicts that GM will gain U.S. market share in 2014 as a slew of new and redesigned vehicles hit the market. Read More »

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Hyundai to launch new Sonata, Genesis models in U.S. in 2014

Hyundai will launch new versions of its Sonata and Genesis sedans and a hydrogen-fueled Tucson crossover in the United States in the first half of 2014, the automaker's top United States executive said today. Read More »

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RYAN BEENE:

Hyundai, Kia make the best of their sales slowdown

Hyundai’s and Kia’s sales momentum may have cooled this year, but their customers don’t seem to care. The Korean brands posted the biggest year-over-year increases in JD Power’s Sales Satisfaction Index among non-luxury brands in 2013, according to results released Thursday. Read More »

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AutoNews Now: Mazda eyes record U.S. sales

Automaker's CEO projects 400,000 sales in two years; Chevy Malibu fire threat; VW's CrossBlue coupe; Ford shields Blue Oval logo. Read More »

Ally Financial capital plan passes muster with Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve today said it does not object to a revised capital plan for Ally Financial for 2013, after it rejected the firm's initial proposal earlier this year. Read More »

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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW:

VW to bring bold CrossBlue Coupe concept to L.A. show

Volkswagen is in the midst of planning a SUV surge in the U.S. market, and at the Los Angeles Auto Show, it will give a glimpse of one potential offering: the CrossBlue Coupe, a stylishly raked SUV concept shown at the Shanghai auto show this year. Read More »

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Hyundai works on gasoline engine that mimics diesel

Hyundai is working on a 1.8-liter engine that works like a diesel, but burns gasoline. Read More »

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GM recalls 15,000 Malibu sedans for fire threat

General Motors is recalling nearly 15,000 Chevrolet Malibu sedans from model year 2013 to check for faulty wiring harnesses that could cause a fire. GM today also said it is recalling 44,406 Malibus from model year 2014 to check an issue that could cause the cars' defrosters to malfunction. Read More »

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German luxury brands raising the ante in U.S. battlefield

Germany's luxury automakers are introducing a wave of initiatives, big and small, to help the shopping and service experience in the United States match the luxurious and pricey vehicles they sell. Read More »

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Mazda chief expects record U.S. sales in 2 years

Masamichi Kogai, the new CEO of Mazda, expects the company to achieve record U.S. sales in the next two years, as the automaker bounds back from years of losses on the back of booming demand, new products and a lower cost structure. Read More »

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Peugeot mulls Faurecia sale with Dongfeng tie-up, report says

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen is preparing for a possible sale of its Faurecia components division to accompany a tie-up with China's Dongfeng Motor Group, several sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters. Read More »

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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW:

Ford Fusion Energi interior turns 'greener' with Coca-Cola tie-up

Ford and Coca-Cola have partnered to outfit a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan with fabric using the same plant-based and renewable material featured in the soft drink maker's bottles. Read More »

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Skoda sells record number of cars in October

Helped by new models, Skoda set a record for sales for the month of October, shrinking the decline it has seen since the start of the year.. Read More »

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Volkswagen sees European markets stabilizing

Volkswagen said the markets in several European countries are stabilizing after reporting that 10-month group sales rose 5 percent to 7.85 million vehicles. Read More »

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First Shift: Why it pays to tote a tablet

Technology impresses buyers, study finds; U.S. tackles highway deaths; Ford's Coca-Cola car; Hyundai to show dealer reviews. Read More »

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YANG JIAN:

Wuhan is poised to be China's Motor City

Several Chinese cities are jostling for the title of "The Chinese Detroit" as they vie for bragging rights as the country's biggest auto producer. But Wuhan, which is home to Nissan, PSA, Renault and Honda, looks likely to win the title. Read More »

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German union's incoming boss warns VW about avoiding labor pledges in U.S.

The incoming leader of an influential German union warned Volkswagen Group about trying to avoid unions in Tennessee in the United States, where the German automaker has an assembly plant. Read More »

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Akerson wants next GM CEO to be risk taker, 'change agent'

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson told Automotive News that his successor should be a "change agent" who can guard against any complacency that could allow the automaker to slip back into bad habits. Read More »

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Infiniti targets young Chinese buyers who find BMW, Audi, Mercedes too commonplace

Infiniti is targeting younger customers in China who find Audi, Mercedes or BMW too commonplace as the automaker strives to increase sales in the world's largest market. Read More »

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