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Lamborghini set to announce Italian production for new SUV, report says

MILAN (Bloomberg) -- Lamborghini is set to announce Wednesday that it will build a new SUV in Italy after reaching a deal on tax breaks with the Italian government, sources said. Lamborghini chief Stephan Winkelmann and Rupert Stadler, the CEO of ... May 25, 2015 19:24 European CT

Wrangler will still use steel, Sergio says

DETROIT -- The next-generation Jeep Wrangler won't follow the 2015 Ford F-150's lead with an aluminum body. Instead, the off-roader will keep its steel body structure but add aluminum doors, fenders and other parts after Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

Japanese automakers fear new outbreak of anti-Japan sentiment in China

TOKYO -- Three years ago this September, Japanese automakers learned a nasty lesson about the power of history and nationalism in China. Their sales in the world’s No. 1 market plunged amid a violent public backlash against Japanese cars ... 7:51 am U.S. ET | May 25

GM wrings more pickups out of busy plant

Dealers are starving for more hot-selling Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups. And workers at General Motors' St. Louis-area truck plant are starving themselves to eke out a few more of them. The Wentzville, Mo., factory recently cut an unpaid ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

Kansas City bids to become EV mecca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City is famous for a lot of things -- cattle, barbecue and jazz to name a few. Being a mecca for the green vehicle movement? Perhaps not so much. But that may change. Early this year, Kansas City Power & Light ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

Will Nissan's big gamble on Maxima pay off?

NASHVILLE -- Nissan expects big sales for its soon-to-debut 2016 Maxima sport sedan. But just four years ago, the company was planning to kill the nameplate. The car will be a testament to what can happen when an automaker bucks market conditions. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

Automotive News adds reporter

DETROIT -- Hannah Lutz has joined Automotive News as finance and insurance reporter, writing for the website, weekly print issue and weekly F&I newsletter. Lutz, 23, is based in Detroit. Lutz has covered breaking news and written feature stories ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

4th-gen MX-5 Miata tries to renew interest in small sporty cars

TOKYO -- Mazda Motor Corp. is betting a lighter, sportier, more fuel-efficient redesign will offset the next MX-5 Miata's lower horsepower -- and rekindle waning demand in the roadster segment. In Japan, where the car went on sale last week, Mazda ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

Ford Explorer Platinum aims at high-end competitors

SAN DIEGO -- Ford Motor Co. already is struggling to meet demand for the Explorer, which has increased its share of the fast-growing crossover segment for four consecutive years. So the sixth-generation Explorer, scheduled to arrive at dealerships ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

Renault offers concessions to workers in bid to end Turkish strike

ANKARA (Reuters) -- Oyak Renault, the Turkish arm of the French carmaker, has offered concessions including a cash lump sum to striking workers if they return to work. Production at the joint venture between Renault and the Turkish army pension ... May 25, 2015 11:08 European CT

Hyundai boss Zuchowski sees green light for small pickup

LOS ANGELES -- A small, versatile pickup based on the Hyundai Santa Cruz concept seems to be headed toward production soon, the automaker's top U.S. executive said last week. "We're assuming that it's going to get done," Dave Zuchowski, CEO of ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

Chrysler awd minivan dilemma: Electrify axle or ditch Stow 'n Go

Before Fiat Chrysler can offer another all-wheel-drive minivan, it must electrify the rear axle or give up its popular collapsing seats, says CEO Sergio Marchionne. "You have two choices: You either trade the Stow 'n Go [for seats that don't ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

BMW to build X2 crossover, report says

FRANKFURT -- BMW will build a coupe-styled crossover called the X2 to rival the Range Rover Evoque, a report said. The five-door X2 will take exterior styling cues such as a steeply raked liftback-style tailgate from the larger, coupelike X4 and X6, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

JLR aiming high with SVO unit

MONTICELLO, N.Y. -- Jaguar Land Rover is joining its high-end competitors in the lucrative performance and luxury derivative business. Launched last summer, JLR's Special Vehicle Operations unit has developed three vehicles. The latest is the $111, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

Mazda's new mantra: 'Driving Matters'

LOS ANGELES -- Fifteen years after coining the slogan "Zoom Zoom" to pitch its cars to customers who see driving as a pleasure and not a chore, Mazda Motor Corp. is hoping to refine its fun-to-drive message by launching its biggest U.S. marketing ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

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Nissan's Munoz: 'You Grow or You Go'

Nissan's Munoz: 'You Grow or You Go'

Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz has a tough goal to meet: Raise the combined U.S. market share of the Nissan and Infiniti brands from 8.4 percent last year to 10 percent by March of 2017.
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