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Ralph Gilles

Ralph Gilles Named Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Design Chief

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has promoted its straight-shooting designer—and weekend racer—Ralph Gilles to the role of head of design for the group. At the same time, Gilles has also been appointed a member of FCA’s overarching Group Executive Council, led by CEO and... read more

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BMW Celebrated 3 Millionth Vehicle

BMW Celebrates Three Millionth Vehicle In Spartanburg, Status As Largest U.S. Auto Exporter

While enthusiasts the world over still complain about forbidden fruit, in reality, today's automotive industry is more global than ever. Fiat and Chrysler have merged... read more March 27, 2015 by


 
Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform

Toyota Previews New TNGA Modular Platform

Toyota is implementing a raft of measures to ensure it remains among the top automakers not only in terms of volume but profitability, too. And one of the key measures is the... read more March 27, 2015 by


 
Pirelli Formula One tires

Pirelli Sold To State-Owned ChemChina, Pininfarina May Go To Mahindra

Pirelli will be sold to state-owned China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) after shareholders for the Italian tire manufacturer agreed to the deal, estimated to be worth... read more March 26, 2015 by


 
2011 De Tomaso SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) Concept

L3 Holding Buys Rights To De Tomaso, Promises Mid-Engine Sports Car

Legendary Italian performance brand De Tomaso, at one time a Formula One constructor and maker of some tasty sports cars like the Pantera and Mangusta, recently came close to... read more March 23, 2015 by


 
Virgin Racing Formula E electric race car

Richard Branson: Virgin Has Teams Of People Working On Electric Cars

British billionaire Richard Branson has hinted that his Virgin empire may eventually expand into the world of electric cars, sparking speculation that it may not be just... read more March 19, 2015 by


 
Buick and GMC dealership

Buick And Jaguar Top 2015 J.D. Power Customer Service Study

According to the customers surveyed in J.D. Power’s latest Customer Service Index (CSI) study, Buick and Jaguar had the most satisfying dealerships among mainstream and... read more March 19, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Can Now Sell Directly To Public In New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today signed into law a provision for Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] unorthodox direct-sales model in the state. Dealer associations have... read more March 18, 2015 by


 
Maserati at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Maserati Cutting Ghibli And Quattroporte Production On Back Of Slowing Demand

After posting record sales of 36,500 units in 2014 thanks mostly to the new Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans, Maserati is finding that demand is now cooling off and that... read more March 18, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Elon Musk: Autonomous Cars May Lead To Driving Being Outlawed

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk has come out and stated what many opponents of autonomous cars may be secretly fearing: driving becoming outlawed. Musk made the... read more March 18, 2015 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Mercedes To Build Next-Gen Sprinter Van At New South Carolina Plant

Hot on the heels of last week’s confirmation of Mercedes-Benz’s V-Class-based Metris mid-size van for the U.S. market, the German automaker has now announced that... read more March 9, 2015 by


 
1957 Borgward Isabella Coupe

Borgward Displays Past, Announces Plans For Future In Geneva

When we learned China's Foton was going to officially relaunch—after half a century of dormancy—Germany's Borgward marque at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, we... read more March 7, 2015 by


 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production in Hiroshima, Japan

Mazda Starts Production Of New MX-5 Miata

Mazda this week began production of the all-new MX-5 Miata, which is due to go on sale here later in the year as a 2016 model. The home of the MX-5 is Mazda’s Ujina... read more March 6, 2015 by


 
Detroit Electric showroom adjacent to U.K. plant

Detroit Electric Opens First Showroom

After revealing its upcoming SP:01 sports car in production trim earlier this year, revived electric car company Detroit Electric is now showing off its first showroom, a new... read more March 6, 2015 by


 
Borgward Geneva Motor Show Teaser

China's Foton Set To Launch Revival Of Borgward At The Geneva Motor Show

Even among auto enthusiasts, the Borgward name isn't particularly well known. During its heyday, the brand was distinguished by its use of advanced technology, but the last... read more February 28, 2015 by


 
2012 Lexus ES 350

Lexus Tops Dependability Study In 2015, GM Brands Perform Well

Lexus has been voted the most dependable brand for the fourth year in a row in J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study, which for 2015 saw the average number of... read more February 26, 2015 by


 
 

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