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A WARNING IN WINDSOR

Canada losing 'civil war' for auto jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Chrysler Group shocked many Canadians when it abandoned potential government help to overhaul its assembly plants in Windsor, Ontario. Chrysler will stay, for now anyway, but CEO Sergio Marchionne's dire warnings about Ontario's "competitiveness" left many questioning the long-term fate of building vehicles in Canada....
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EDITORIAL

Polarized politics and the changing auto landscape

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
As government assistance appears to lose appeal in attracting new auto manufacturing investments, the industry and politicians in North America must rethink how they cooperate....
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Chrysler's Windsor plant 1st in N.A. to earn World Class Manufacturing silver status

2:46 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
Chrysler Group's Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant has become the first North American plant to achieve silver status under the automaker's World Class Manufacturing system, Chrysler said today....
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VW recalls 160,351 Passats in North America to fix low-beam headlights

March 18, 2014 12:11 CET
Volkswagen said it is recalling about 160,351 Passat sedans in the United States and Canada because a low-beam headlight could become inoperable....
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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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Ford, Canadian union criticize South Korea trade deal

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
A new free trade agreement with South Korea will throw a wrench into Canada's auto sector recovery, Ford and Canadian union leaders warned on Tuesday, highlighting the pressure on an industry already struggling with competition from Mexico....
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Canada to phase out tariffs on Korean vehicles under trade pact

2:04 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Canada concluded negotiations on a free-trade deal with South Korea that it says will phase out tariffs on cars made by Korean companies such as Hyundai....
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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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In Canada, trucks offset sliding cars

3:18 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
TORONTO (Reuters) -- Record-setting truck sales in Canada helped offset weaker demand for cars in February, automakers said today, as Chrysler Canada reported a 10 percent jump in monthly sales.
Canadian auto sales nudged just 0.3 percent higher as severe winter weather took a toll. Total sales rose to 95,639 vehicles, with truck demand increasing 4.7 percent and passenger car volume falling 5.9 percent....
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Nissan adds Micra, cuts Versa sedan in Canada

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
The Nissan Micra subcompact is inexpensive, fuel efficient, styled for European tastes and poised to make its North American debut -- but only in Canada....
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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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Tesla probing cause of Toronto garage fire with Model S

7:40 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Tesla Motors, awaiting results of a federal probe into crash-related battery fires and which updated software to prevent overheating when recharging, said it's looking into a fire involving a Model S in Canada....
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Ford to keep Edge crossover production at plant near Toronto

11:12 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Ford will build its redesigned Edge mid-sized crossover at its Oakville Assembly plant near Toronto. The Edge will be exported to more than 60 countries from Oakville, where Ford builds the current Edge as well as three other crossover models, the Ford Flex, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT....
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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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Canada hikes auto fund by $453 million to lure Chrysler investment

4:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
Canada is increasing its funding for automakers by $500 million ($453 million) in a bid to attract investment from Chrysler Group and other companies as the country's domestic auto industry reels from global competition and declining output....
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Canadian auto sales nudge slightly higher

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Canadian auto sales nudged just 0.3 percent higher in January, as imports outsold Detroit 3 vehicles, but bad winter weather and a big December sales push likely skewed the results, an independent auto industry expert said on Monday....
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Mexico surpassing Japan as No. 2 exporter of light vehicles to U.S.

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2014
Japan has ranked among the top two auto exporters to the United States since the 1970s, shipping Toyotas, Hondas and Nissans more than 5,000 miles across the Pacific. But the Asian nation is poised to be eclipsed this year by Mexico, which as recently as 1990 sent fewer than a quarter of a million vehicles across its northern border....
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Toyota, Honda, Nissan set N.A. output records as yen weakens

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2014
Toyota, Honda and Nissan set production records at their North American auto-assembly plants last year even as the yen weakened against the dollar for a second consecutive year....
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Union seeks certification vote at 2 Toyota plants in Canada

6:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Canada's largest private-sector union plans to hold an organization vote for about 7,000 workers at two Toyota assembly plants in Ontario early this year....
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Mexico auto output, exports hit record for 4th year

4:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Mexican auto production and exports rose last year to record highs on strong demand from the United States and Canada...
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Officials bust vehicle fraud ring

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
An international crime ring that fraudulently acquired vehicles from Canadian dealerships, drove them into the United States and shipped them to western Africa is being thwarted by a cooperative effort, authorities say....
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Canada sales highest in decade; Ford still tops

2:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Canadians bought more vehicles in 2013 than in any year since 2002, as consumers brushed off high debt and a slow economic recovery to buy trucks and luxury models, though icy weather limited December purchases, numbers released today showed....
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Nov. output rises 3%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
North America car and truck production in November rose 3 percent from a year earlier to 1,407,920 units....
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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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