Minivan/Van

The boss breaks the rules on product secrets

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Sergio Marchionne sometimes bends the rules a little....
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Volkswagen restructures production; new Polish factory to open in 2016

March 18, 2014 14:33 CET
Volkswagen is shuffling its European production, adding a new van plant in Poland and rearranging output of the VW Tiguan, Porsche Panamera and Porsche Cayenne models....
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Honda recalls 886,815 Odysseys to fix fire risk related to fuel pumps

3:24 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2014
Honda is recalling nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans that could catch fire, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a recall notice posted on Friday....
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Marchionne: 'Done' discussing minivan plant's future

4:12 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2014
A terse Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters that he was “done” discussing the long-term future of the automaker's Windsor assembly plant after the company withdrew its controversial request for Canadian government support for the plant's upgrade....
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Chrysler says it will keep minivan production in Canada

10:05 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Chrysler Group will keep minivan production in Windsor, Ontario, and has withdrawn a request for government help, but warned today that Canada must become a cheaper place to do business to be considered for future products....
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Chrysler near announcement on minivan production

11:13 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Chrysler Group has made a decision on the future of minivan production at its Windsor, Ontario, plant and will make it public within two days, CEO Sergio Marchionne said today....
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Canadian spiffs for Chrysler?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Chrysler Group's Windsor minivan plant is poised to grab a share of funds that Canada's federal government has pledged to keep auto plants operating there. A budget approved last week by federal lawmakers in Ottawa included more than $500 million Canadian in incentive money....
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Marchionne: Chrysler still weighing where to build next minivan

12:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Chrysler Group is still exploring where to build its next minivans and may decide whether to move forward by the end of March, CEO Sergio Marchionne said Thursday in Toronto....
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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Chevy joins growing small-van market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Ford's Transit Connect will have its first real challenger this fall when the City Express compact cargo van arrives at Chevrolet dealerships. The Nissan-built City, which was introduced last week at the Chicago Auto Show, has a tightly focused mission: appeal to small business owners who need a nimble, fuel-efficient cargo hauler with a versatile interior....
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Chrysler recalls 9,655 vans in North America for accelerator issue

11:55 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
Chrysler Group said it is recalling an estimated 9,655 full-size vans in North America to replace a part that could lead to the accelerator pedal getting stuck in the wide open position. About half the affected 2014 Ram ProMaster vans are still on dealer lots and cannot be sold until they are repaired....
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2014 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

GM adds Nissan-built van to take on Transit Connect

6:57 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
General Motors is introducing a new cargo van, built by Nissan under a supply alliance formed last year, to compete with Ford's Transit Connect in the United States....
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What was hot, cold in 2013

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Small crossovers and big pickups soared in 2013, as the two segments combined to account for one of every four vehicles sold. But growth in the compact and mid-sized car segments slowed significantly, and minivan sales declined....
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Chrysler developing better folding minivan seats

7:16 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2013
Chrysler Group has patented an improvement to its Stow 'n Go seats for a future minivan that would allow the seats to collapse in less space....
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Chrysler plans new product at Windsor, Ontario, plant, report says

12:38 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
Chrysler Group is planning to source new products at its Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant, raising speculation about the market timing of its next-generation minivan, a Canadian newspaper reported, citing union officials....
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U.S. dealers might get Mercedes rwd minivan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Mercedes-Benz may offer its next-generation European minivan and commercial van in the United States, company insiders say. The new V-class minivan and Vito commercial vehicle will go on sale in spring in Europe and could arrive in the United States in 2015....
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