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Toyota Turns To Design Chief To Helm Lexus

It's becoming more and more clear that Akio Toyoda is serious about improving the image of Lexus. We mean the word image quite literally here, as the head of Toyota has just promoted design chief Tokuo Fukuichi into the position of President of International Operations for Lexus. Toyoda made the... read more

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Wanxiang To Restart Fisker Karma Production Within A Year, Proceed With Atlantic Plans

Only a few days ago we told you Fisker Automotive’s new owner, Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang, was keen to restart production of the Karma extended-range electric... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
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Tesla Reveals Details On Plans For New ‘Giga Factory’

Tesla has reworked the ex-GM/Toyota NUMMI plant in Freemont, California into a high-tech electric car factory, but it may soon outgrow the place. The company--which has built... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
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Fisker’s New Owner Wants To Build V-8 Karmas With VL Automotive

The American arm of Chinese auto parts supplier Wanxiang, Wanxiang America Corporation, recently won the rights to Fisker’s assets in a deal valued at $149.2 million... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
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China’s Dongfeng And French Government Buy Stakes In PSA Peugeot Citroën

Struggling French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroën has been thrown a lifeline in the form of capital injections from the French government and Chinese automaker Dongfeng... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
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Ferrari Achieves Record Profit In 2013 With Fewer Sales

While the general trend in the industry, even among luxury makes, appears to be to increase sales with little regard to exclusivity or whether a vehicle fits a brand, Ferrari... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype  -  2012 New York Auto Show

China's Wanxiang Wins Fisker Auction With $149.2 Million Bid

A U.S.-based arm of Chinese supplier Wanxiang (Wanxiang America Corporation) was the successful bidder in an auction of the assets of bankrupt electric car startup Fisker... read more February 16, 2014 by 


 
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Lexus Tops Dependability Study In Year Where Average Problems Rose

Lexus has been rated the most dependable brand for the third year in a row in J.D. Power’s annual Dependability study, a feat the Japanese luxury brand has achieved... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
Camry production at Toyota plant in Australia

Toyota’s Planned Exit In 2017 Seals Fate Of Australian Car Industry

Toyota has hit the final nail in the coffin of Australia’s volume auto manufacturing industry with the announcement today that it will stop building cars in the country... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
VW takes part in AdaptIVe autonomous driving research project

Autonomous Car Research Project Kicks Off In VW’s Hometown

A consortium of 29 firms including most major automakers has commenced a research project that will look into the requirements for autonomous driving. Called AdaptIVe... read more February 9, 2014 by 


 
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Developer From Peru Buys Rundown Packard Plant In Detroit

With some of America's best-known car brands culled during 2008's financial crisis, it's easy to forget that some of America's greatest marques have now been gone for... read more February 6, 2014 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker's New Owner May Not Have Access To Brand Name, Logo

You'd think a company's name and logo were among the standard items of any business buying up the assets of a bankrupt firm, but in the case of Fisker Automotive's... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

DOT Wants Communicating Cars To Curtail Crashes

That autonomous cars will be available over the next few decades doesn't come as much of a surprise. They will, however, be largely optional for the time being--so you won't... read more February 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Delivers Record 15,400 Cars In 2013

Only a couple of years ago, Maserati was selling around 6,000 cars per year on the back of two model lines: the Quattroporte and GranTurismo. Not surprisingly, many scoffed... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 MINI Cooper Countryman

MINI Production At Magna Steyr Ending In 2016, Moving To U.K., Netherlands

BMW's version of the MINI is an unusual vehicle, and it's built in unusual places. Currently, many MINIs are built in the Oxford, England plant that's most closely tied to... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
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Combined Fiat And Chrysler Corporation To Be Known As Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Following its acquisition of all remaining shares in Chrysler from the United Auto Workers VEBA Trust earlier in the month, Italian automaker Fiat has rebranded itself Fiat... read more January 29, 2014 by 


 
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