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7:24 am U.S. ET | March 6
General Motors has been ratcheting up discounts on its full-size pickups over the last month, but it is telling Wall Street analysts that it intends to maintain premium pricing and margins on the trucks despite a drop in volume and market share.
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Maserati SUV production to begin in 2015
8:17 am U.S. ET | March 5 | UPDATED: 3/5/14 11:10 am ET - adds background
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to begin production of bodies for the new Maserati Levante SUV at its Mirafiori plant in northern Italy next year, CEO Sergio Marchionne s ...
EcoMotors forms second China joint venture
8:54 pm U.S. ET | March 4 | UPDATED: 3/5/14 3:05 pm ET - adds detail
EcoMotors, a Michigan-based engine maker backed by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, has formed a joint venture in China with a subs ...
NHTSA ends inquiry into 1.6M Fords including Escape, Fusion
11:33 am U.S. ET | March 4
After reviewing nearly 12,000 complaints about drops in engine power in late-model Ford vehicles -- including the popular Ford Escape and Ford Fusion -- federal auto safe ...
Porsche extends CEO Mueller's contract by five years
March 3, 2014 12:09 CET
Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller, who has led the sports car brand to record sales and defended the marque's exclusivity within Volkswagen Group, has won a five-year contract ...
First 3 Corvettes retrieved from sinkhole at museum
6:09 pm U.S. ET | March 3 | UPDATED: 3/4/14 4:28 pm ET
Three of the eight Corvettes swallowed on Feb. 12 by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., have been recovered. ...
Cooper-Standard said to be considering merger with TI Automotive
10:59 am U.S. ET | Feb. 26
Cooper-Standard Holdings is weighing a merger with rival TI Automotive, looking to combine the world's two largest suppliers of fluid systems for cars and trucks, accordi ...
How U.S. dealers can boost their margins, according to McKinsey study
11:28 am U.S. ET | Feb. 26
U.S. dealerships can significantly improve on the industry's average profit margin if they upgrade the capability of sales and service employees and pursue new sales form ...
Japanese stay atop Consumer Reports rankings as Detroit struggles
12:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25 | UPDATED: 2/25/14 2:12 pm ET
Detroit has come clawing back from the brink with award-winning products, but Japanese and luxury brands still have the best lineups of cars and light trucks in the indus ...
THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE
VW workers file to fight UAW's election challenge
4:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25
Five workers from Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga plant petitioned the National Labor Relations Board today for a chance to challenge the UAW's efforts to overturn the result ...
Ford's reported pick of QNX over Microsoft for next-gen Sync boosts BlackBerry stock
11:52 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24 | UPDATED: 2/24/14 4:22 pm ET - adds closing stock prices
With the next-generation Ford Sync switching to QNX in favor of Microsoft, according to people briefed on the matter, BlackBerry's stock surged today. ...
Former Denso exec to plead guilty to price-fixing coverup charge
2:27 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20
A former Denso executive is expected to serve one year and one day in federal prison after agreeing to plead guilty to one charge of obstruction of justice in the United ...
Porsche tells GT3 customers to stop driving for engine inspection
7:13 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 | UPDATED: 2/20/14 10:51 am ET - adds owner instructions
Porsche on Thursday advised drivers of the most expensive version of its overhauled 911 sports car to stop driving the vehicle after two of them caught fire in Europe. ...
Ferrari posts record 2013 revenue despite lower deliveries
5:21 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19
Ferrari posted a 5 percent rise in revenue last year, even as deliveries of its supercars fell 5 percent as the automaker cut production to maintain exclusivity. ...
Daimler extends CFO Uebber's contract through 2019
Feb. 19, 2014 10:39 CET
Daimler has extended CFO Bodo Uebber's contract by five years as it seeks to become the world's top luxury-car producer in sales and profitability. ...