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PSA will be allowed to license GM's EV technology, report says

General Motors will make its electric-car technology available to PSA if a deal to sell GM's Opel/Vauxhall business to the French automaker goes through, a German magazine reported.

Ingredients to 50-plus mph

Key pieces of the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze diesel's 52-mpg highway results.

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Fixed in time

In the 1940s, the service department of a Ford dealership in California offered an Old West motif along with state-of-the-art lube equipment.

Suppliers' mood turning up, survey finds

Now that the U.S. election turmoil is over, suppliers say they are more confident about business. But they are still anxious about the Trump administration's trade issues.

CEO: Aston doesn't need merger to survive

Cooperation with a larger automaker, however - gaining access to large automaker technologies - is Aston Martin's path to future success, CEO Andy Palmer told the first Automotive News Canada Congress here last week.

Canada likes where it stands in NAFTA talks

Ontario Minister of Economic Development Brad Duguid said Canada is “fortunate” to begin a NAFTA dialogue with the Trump administration “from a position of absolute strength.”

Baker 'put Land Rover on the map'

Bill Baker, the legendary PR man who played a key role in Land Rover's successful return to the U.S. in 1986, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at his home near Laguna Niguel, Calif. He was 72.

RFJ to expand one-price selling

RFJ Auto Partners will begin to expand its Hassle Free Buying strategy, a form of one-price selling, to all of its stores starting this year. It currently uses the model at its high-volume Dave Smith dealerships.

Buick relying less on Opel, more on China

Buick's sales success and product expansion in recent years have been driven by General Motors' decision to incorporate platforms and vehicles from GM's Adam Opel subsidiary into the brand's lineup.

How Ford made it work in Europe

General Motors hasn't made money in Europe since Bill Clinton was president. If the world's third-largest auto-maker fails to unload its Opel European division on PSA Group, it could look to its crosstown rival in Dearborn, Mich., for an example of how to right the ship.

Latest updates: 'Surprisingly smooth'

Mercedes-Benz dealers have just more than 16 months to make facility updates to comply with the automaker's Autohaus2 image program. After a contentious introduction of the original Autohaus standard launched in 2008, this update is going more smoothly.

Toyota gets serious about plug-in hybrids

For years, Toyota Motor Corp. has shortchanged plug-in hybrids by offering just one nameplate in the category, and a slow selling one at that: the Prius PHV. But Japan's top carmaker says that's about to change.

The really new GM: Ready to quit Europe

GM's proposed departure from Europe would be a radical pivot for a company that historically tried to dominate every global market it could, as well as a sign of how dramatically the industry is being upended by shifting attitudes about transportation.

Cadillac crossover breaks cover

The Cadillac XT3, a compact crossover scheduled to go on sale next year, was spotted for the first time last week during winter testing.

Marchionne: Alfa to get 2 more crossovers

The Giulia Sport Wagon may have disappeared from Alfa Romeo's product plans, but Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says Alfa, which is launching its first crossover, will soon have two more crossovers.

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