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Parts shortage to idle FCA’s Canada minivan plant, union says

Fiat Chrysler will idle its minivan assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, beginning Monday, Canadian union officials said, because of a parts shortage. ... Read More »

The crossover had an early fan in Martin Leach

I don't know if Martin Leach was a product visionary, but he was certainly capable of visionary analysis. ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler dials down rental-car sales in echo of GM strategy

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is cutting back on discounted, lower-margin sales to fleet customers in the U.S., following General Motors in a strategy that helped the larger rival post record third-quarter profit. ... Read More »

Sold Calif. Dealership Leaves Customers With Worthless Lifetime Service Package

LONG BEACH — Hundreds of customers who bought cars at Hooman Toyota are angry after losing perks of an offer they paid into following the dealership's change of ownership, according to NBC 4 News.And although the dealership was part of a larger auto group...

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Black Book: Small Cars Falter, Small Pickups Prosper in October

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — The average price of a used vehicle for model years 2011-2015 depreciated by 2.9% in October, a noticeable change Septemeber's 2.3% depreciation rate, according to Black Book.Cars posted the highest levels of depreciation, with values...

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Q3 ‘Operationally Challenging’ for Sonic Automotive

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — F&I, used retail sales, and fixed ops helped dampen the year-over-year declines in volume and gross profit per unit (GPU) retailed for Sonic Automotive during the third quarter.The year-over-year improvements coming from those segments...

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Ghosn says mini-hybrids could compete in Europe

Renault-Nissan's new gasoline-electric hybrid technology would be competitive in Europe, CEO Carlos Ghosn said today, as carmakers turn away from diesel for smaller vehicles. ... Read More »

American Axle to buy Metaldyne for $3.3 billion

American Axle and Manufacturing agreed to acquire Metaldyne Performance Group for $3.3 billion in cash, stock and debt. ... Read More »

Alleged Musk impersonator asks to toss &’goofy&’ e-mail suit

A former oil services firm executive accused by Tesla of impersonating Elon Musk in an e-mail says the carmaker's lawsuit should be thrown out because his message was too 'goofy' to be believed. ... Read More »

Alleged Musk impersonator asks to toss &’goofy&’ e-mail suit

A former oil services firm executive accused by Tesla of impersonating Elon Musk in an e-mail says the carmaker's lawsuit should be thrown out because his message was too 'goofy' to be believed. ... Read More »