Truck

VW offers $9.2 billion to purchase rest of truckmaker Scania

5:22 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Volkswagen AG is bidding more than $9.2 billion for the rest of truckmaker Scania AB to deepen cooperation with its other commercial-vehicles units after being blocked previously in those efforts by the Swedish company's minority shareholders....
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Ford splits with longtime TV pitchman Mike Rowe

7:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
Ford and longtime pitchman Mike Rowe, host of "Dirty Jobs," have made a clean break. Ford spokesman Chris Preuss said the Detroit automaker has parted ways with the TV personality and host of the Discovery Channel's now cancelled show....
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Obama sets March 2016 goal for truck fuel efficiency rules

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2014
President Barack Obama directed his administration to issue the next round of fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by March 2016....
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A GAME OF STRATEGY

A new era of choice has pickup makers maneuvering for advantage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
From Ford's lighter aluminum F-150 to General Motors' stylish smaller pickups to Ram's light-duty diesel engine, the industry's dominant truckmakers have all shown their hands. Now what? This year will usher in a new era in the pickup market, with the Detroit 3 following distinctly different paths for their most profitable products....
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Detroit 3 adopt common standard for tow ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
After a two-year delay, the Detroit 3 say they will use a common standard to rate the towing capacities of their light-duty pickups. The standard will allow shoppers to compare accurately the towing capability of pickups. It also should reduce confusing claims from automakers. The marketing confusion won't end, though, because the standard applies only to light-duty pickups....
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Testing trucks in 3 categories

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
The towing standard, called SAE J2807, tests vehicles under load in three categories: climbing, acceleration and launching....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

In Chicago, trucks get their mojo back

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
A new groundswell is taking place for sporty trucks. Of all the vehicles on display this week at the Chicago Auto Show, the pickup segment stands out....
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Toyota kicks up off-road appeal for trucks

10:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Toyota will take three of its best-selling trucks to a new trim level of off-roading features and styling under the banner of TRD Pro Series. Toyota will introduce TRD Pro options on the 4Runner this fall and on the Tundra and Tacoma pickups in the 2015 model year, the company said today at the Chicago Auto Show....
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Renschler's suitors go beyond VW, report says

Feb. 6, 2014 11:49 CET
Former Mercedes production chief Andreas Renschler has more automotive companies interested in hiring him than just VW Group, the executive said....
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GM sales slide 12% on lower fleet, retail volume

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
GM posted its largest year-over-year sales decline in 41 months as light-vehicle deliveries fell at least 10 percent for three of its four U.S. brands in January....
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VW offers former Mercedes exec Renschler big budget to be trucks chief, report says

Jan. 31, 2014 11:22 CET
Volkswagen is offering former Mercedes production chief Andreas Renschler a substantial budget to bring in more people to push integration among its three commercial vehicles brands, sources said....
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SAAR to rise to 15.9 million in January, analysts predict

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
U.S. auto sales are projected to rise slightly this month, and one forecaster says retail deliveries will reach the highest January level in a decade. LMC Automotive today estimated sales would be up 1 percent from January 2013, while Kelley Blue Book predicted a 2 percent gain....
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China sales top 20 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
New-vehicle sales in China passed a milestone in 2013: 20 million units....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

GMC Canyon offers big-truck looks in smaller package

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
The 2015 GMC Canyon is the bolder, more-chiseled half of GM's dual bid to revive consumer interest in smaller pickups. While the Chevrolet Colorado is sporty and sleek, the Canyon, its corporate sibling, looks a bit like a little brother to the GMC Sierra full-sized pickup. And that's by design....
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GABE NELSON

Heads up, D.C.: Here comes pickup lite

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2014
this week in Detroit, when Washington's dignitaries arrive at Cobo Center, the Detroit 3 should try this: Grab the visitors by the arms and bring them straight to the pickups....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Ford rolls dice with aluminum F-150

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
Ford's bold plan to introduce an aluminum F series -- its anticipated and high-stakes redesign of the top-selling pickup in history -- represents a profound reimagining of a cornerstone of U.S. light-vehicle manufacturing since the company began building F-series trucks in the late 1940s....
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Industry rides toward 2014 on a high

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
Automakers rode generous Black Friday incentives to blistering November auto volume and the strongest selling rate since February 2007. The U.S. industry chalked up sales of 1.24 million light vehicles, an increase of 9 percent from strong year-earlier results. The seasonally adjusted annualized sales rate was 16.4 million, well above October's 15.2 million....
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2013 L.A. Auto Show

GM considers all-terrain Colorado

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
Before the wraps even came off the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show, Chevy dealers were in the factory's ear about a future off-road variant....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW: ANALYSIS

Stars come out in L.A.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
The Los Angeles Auto Show proved fertile ground for four important world debuts. Here are the highlights....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Chevy banks on mid-sized pickup comeback with 2015 Colorado

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
GM is betting that an eye-catching, fuel-efficient mid-sized pickup can draw buyers from Toyota and inject life into a segment that its Detroit 3 rivals have abandoned. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado that GM unveils today uses a version of the full-sized 2014 Silverado's fully boxed frame and mimics its upscale, refined interior....
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MIKE COLIAS

The Chevy Colorado's checklist

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Chevrolet's redesigned Colorado makes its debut at the auto show here this week amid plenty of anticipation -- and no small amount of skepticism....
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Chrysler to recall 1.2 million pickups for possible tie-rod problems

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2013
Chrysler Group will conduct three recalls of nearly 1.2 million pickups to inspect and repair misaligned tie-rod assemblies. Chrysler said in a statement today it plans to inspect 2003-2008 model-year Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks to find about 116,000 repaired with tie-rod assemblies that could become misaligned....
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Ford defends pickup turf as F-series lead widens over rivals

7:20 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2013
Ford, the pickup leader in the United States for more than three decades, will expand its F-series truck line for the 2014 model year to protect a widening lead over Detroit rivals....
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Ford adds improved 6.7-liter V-8 diesel engine to '15 Super Duty pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
Ford will spotlight an improved 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel as it introduces its 2015 F-series Super Duty lineup today at the Texas State Fair in Dallas....
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GM is considering off-road variant for large-SUV line

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
General Motors is considering an off-road model for the redesigned large SUVs it unveiled this month, says Jeff Luke, GM's top truck engineer....
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Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

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