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Fiat Chrysler Merger With GM Still A Possibility

Though GM has rejected the idea of a merger with Fiat Chrysler, there’s still the possibility of a hostile takeover.

07/04/2015

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New Nissan 370Z Flexes Serious Muscle

“The Z that stands for Zorro” is going to have to step aside for the Z that stands for a legendary car that is again in the spotlight – the new Nissan 370Z.

07/04/2015

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Jeep Rides High Atop SUV Resurgence

Jeep, the original active lifestyle vehicle brand, is now leading the SUV segment with global sales up 20 percent.

06/27/2015

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Mitsubishi Makes A Comeback Stateside

The automotive unit of the vast Japanese Mitsubishi conglomerate is making its US comeback on a thin line-up.

06/20/2015

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Nissan Bumps Honda From Number Two Spot

Nissan recently overtook Honda to become the 2nd largest foreign carmaker in the United States.

06/13/2015

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US Auto Sales Accelerate While Others Slow

Though sales tallies show a number of major carmakers posting year-over-year sales declines in May, the US auto sector continues its steady growth

06/06/2015

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Toyota In Love With Mazda

This week Toyota and Mazda entered into a business relationship that executives described as an engagement rather than a marriage.

05/16/2015

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Popularity Contest For Small SUVs And Crossovers

The emergence of the small SUV and crossover as the hottest segment in the US auto market has created a vortex of competition.

05/09/2015

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Resurgence Of Lincoln Luxury Brand In High Gear

After years of losing traction to European and Japanese luxury carmakers and its perennial US rival Cadillac, the resurgence of Ford’s premium Lincoln brand is in high gear.

05/09/2015

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Little Elio Is A Big Hit At Auto Show

For city driving and parking convenience at last… the little Elio may well be the next big thing.

05/02/2015

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Electric Vehicles Are Vogue But Not Profitable Investment

Electric cars continue to be an inscrutable market segment. No company is making money on them, yet carmakers – and now non-carmakers – continue to invest in them.

04/25/2015

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FIAT 500 X May Finally Mark The Spot In US

The 500X offers more space and small SUV capabilities – riding on the new Italian built Jeep Renegade platform – in the classic FIAT 500 profile.

04/18/2015

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Volvo Plants Itself Firmly In US Auto Market With Investment In New Plant

The seemingly implausible chatter of Volvo exiting the US market has been repudiated with news of a $500 million investment in a US assembly plant.

04/11/2015

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Trucks Doing Heavy Lifting For US Automakers

Last month Chevrolet Silverado sales were up 35 percent while GMC Sierra surged 19 percent.

03/28/2015

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VW Golf TDI Diesel Is Fuel-Efficient And Fun

Small cars are no longer the low-end of the quality and performance range. The new Volkswagen Golf TDI diesel makes the point.

03/09/2015

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