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There was once another Pacifica

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

In 2003, the then-DaimlerChrysler introduced the first Chrysler Pacifica, a three-row, all-wheel-drive vehicle that would fit comfortably among the legions of large crossovers now on the market....
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Penske enters Japan with equity buy into luxury dealership group

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Penske Automotive Group, making a foray into Japan, acquired a 49 percent equity stake in the Nicole Group, a luxury dealership group with operations in Tokyo and Kanagawa....
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Former Nissan CEO who negotiated Renault alliance dies

7:19 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2015

Yoshikazu Hanawa, the former Nissan president and CEO who negotiated an alliance with Renault SA in a 1999 agreement that rescued the indebted Japanese automaker, has died....
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BMW Group sales rise nearly 5% on Europe, SUV demand

Dec. 10, 2015 12:38 CET

BMW Group's sales increased nearly 5 percent in November, helped by continuing demand for SUVs and by strong growth in Europe....
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German luxury brands Porsche, M-B and Mini rule the car-buying process

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

German luxury brands still rule when it comes to satisfaction with the new-car buying process, according to U.S. consumers. Porsche shoved Mercedes-Benz from first to second place in sales satisfaction among luxury brands in J.D. Power's 2015 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index. For the sixth straight year, Mini ranks highest among mass-market brands....
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Mini moves convertible upscale

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Mini is banking that its redesigned convertible -- with a BMW architecture and engines and a host of new premium options -- will push the model up and away from volume competitors....
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: The secret to the Ghosn-Zetsche alliance's success

10:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche's annual press conference, known on the auto show circuit as “The Carlos and Dieter Show,” would be easy to dismiss as mere self-congratulation. But in this year of feverish merger talk, it took on broader implications....
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Millennials are developing parents' taste for Jaguars, Cadillacs

6:51 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Millennials are developing a taste for expensive -- and even luxury -- automobiles and taking out cheap leases so they can afford them. Lexus, Jaguar, Cadillac and Acura are among the top 10 brands leased by millennial buyers, along with other pricey cars like Subaru, Mini and Buick, according to Edmunds.com...
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Luxury brands draw tech battle lines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

European luxury brands are leaving few segments untouched, but the new battleground is high-technology and semiautonomous features....
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Mini, Lexus, BMW stores most-improved in responding to potential buyers

8:18 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015

Mini, Lexus and BMW dealerships achieved the industry's biggest improvements in building rapport with potential buyers, while Mercedes-Benz stores led the way for a seventh-consecutive year, according to a newly released study....
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Kerkorian kept the pressure on Detroit 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

Kirk Kerkorian, who died last week, never quite managed to close the blockbuster deals he chased in Detroit. But his deep pockets repeatedly prodded auto executives into action, and his warnings of looming trouble for the Detroit 3 proved uncannily accurate....
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Kirk, Lee and the one that got away

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

When billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian set his sights on acquiring Chrysler 20 years ago this summer, he effectively pushed the automaker into its tie-up with Daimler three years later....
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DIANA T. KURYLKO

BLOG: Mini pulls the pranks and N.Y. stand -- for now

10:45 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015

Mini has been a fixture at the New York auto show since the brand was relaunched in the United States in 2002. But don't look for the British marque this year....
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Former UAW VP General Holiefield dies at 61

2:34 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2015

Former UAW Vice President General Holiefield, who led the union's Chrysler unit during the automaker's bankruptcy restructuring, died in Detroit on Monday. He was 61. Holiefield was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year....
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