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GM, too, removes parts to weigh pickups, boost payload ratings

GM says it deletes heavy items such as the rear bumper from certain pickups when it weighs them in order to boost the vehicles' maximum payload ratings. GM says it adopted the practice for the 2014 model year in response to competitive pressures as it launched redesigned full-sized pickups.  » READ

Fiat targets improved Chrysler margins to meet '14 profit goal

Fiat plans to review leasing and incentive practices in North America to boost margins and meet global full-year earnings targets after second-quarter operating profit in the region fell 18 percent, despite a 7 percent rise in sales.  » READ

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