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FCA’s ‘sales carnivore’ adds more to his plate

Reid Bigland's added assignment running FCA's struggling Italian luxury brands, Maserati and Alfa Romeo, is about more than bolstering brands and boosting sales. ... Read More »

VW goal: 1 million electrified vehicles by 2025

Volkswagen Group expects it will have to sell about 1 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a year worldwide by 2025 to fulfill increasingly strict carbon dioxide emission limits in major markets. ... Read More »

Can Volvo play small ball?

Volvo's first entry into the compact crossover segment, the XC40 arriving late next year, is meant to the Swedish brand to capitalize on the market's seeming unquenchable thirst for these vehicles. ... Read More »

FCA’s sales streak rides on minivans

If Fiat Chrysler ekes out its 74th consecutive year-over-year sales increase in May, as expected, it will likely do so with a big assist from a segment often dismissed as a has-been - minivans. ... Read More »

FCA’s sales streak rides on minivans

If Fiat Chrysler ekes out its 74th consecutive year-over-year sales increase in May, as expected, it will likely do so with a big assist from a segment often dismissed as a has-been -- minivans. ... Read More »

Mazda ventures back into premium tier

For more than a decade, Mazda has talked about occupying a quasi-premium space in the U.S. The redesigned CX-9 is a step in that direction. ... Read More »

VW weighs second EV platform

Volkswagen is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development, dubbed MEB, is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platform is needed. ... Read More »

Toyota patent activity soaring

EV-related technologies have triggered a boom in automotive patents, and they are streaming out of Toyota. And the gap between the number of new Toyota patents and those at the industry's second-place company, Robert Bosch, is enormous. ... Read More »

GM may shift some pickup production from Mexico to Michigan, report says

Some General Motors light-duty pickup production is going to shift to Flint, Mich., from Mexico, according to a report. ... Read More »

Molinaroli will lead JCI-Tyco for 18 months; successor named

Johnson Controls Inc. CEO Alex Molinaroli, who has steered his company away from the automotive seating and interiors businesses during his two-and-a-half-year tenure, will serve as CEO for the combined JCI-Tyco International for 18 months. ... Read More »