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Chrysler co-president Jim Press

Chrysler co-president: You can either help us or burn us all down

Chrysler has come out with its second sales plea in as little two weeks, urging dealers to order more than 15,000 cars by Monday to keep the company viable. Not one to mince his words, Chrysler co-president Jim Press told dealers over a conference call that they basically have two choices: "You can... read more

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2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota to build more cars in North America than Chrysler

Toyota's North American car output will surpass Chrysler's for the first time during the first quarter of 2009. The two companies' downward trajectories will soon cross... read more January 26, 2009 by 


 
Ford CEO Alan Mulally

Ford confirms it won't need any loan money

As the economy and the car industry transform to lighter, more compact versions of their previous selves, the primary agent of change is cash. Ford CEO Alan Mulally took an... read more January 26, 2009 by 


 
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Mercedes-Benz R-Class soldiers on

There's something to be said for persistence, especially in the face of rejection, but in the case of the Mercedes-Benz R-Class, persistence may not be enough. The... read more January 20, 2009 by 


 
2009 Audi A4

Audi's A4 outsells all other premium sedans in Germany

Though overall sales figures have slumped through the end of 2008 and start of 2009, there are occasional bright patches of news as carmakers grab market share from long-time... read more January 19, 2009 by 


 
Toyota production facility

Report: Toyota to halve Japanese production

The global downturn in car sales is a familiar topic these days, and even the production juggernaut of Toyota is facing unseen declines in demand for its products. To help... read more January 19, 2009 by 


 
Toyota Prius production

Toyota halting Japanese production for 11 days

The global downturn in car sales is a familiar topic these days, and even the production juggernaut of Toyota is facing unseen declines in demand for its products. To help... read more January 6, 2009 by 


 
Shuanghuan's Bubble at the 2007 Bologna Motor Show

Daimler on verge of settling Smart ForTwo clone car suit in Europe

For more than a year now, Mercedes' parent company Daimler has pursued a copyright infringement case against Chinese carmaker Shuanghuan for its Bubble, a blatant knock-off... read more January 5, 2009 by 


 
Bruno Senna testing the Honda F1 car

Vijay Mallya in running for Honda F1 purchase as Slim denies interest

Earlier this week reports emerged that Mexican billionaire and second-richest man in the world Carlos Slim had all but purchased Honda's F1 team as the Japanese carmaker... read more December 30, 2008 by 


 
2009 Volvo C30

Volvo reinstates free maintenance on new cars

Free maintenance programs were once de rigeur for the upper ranks of the automobile industry, but the service has been dying a slow death with brands like Mercedes-Benz and... read more December 26, 2008 by 


 
2009 Ford F150

2008's best and worst sellers

Though 2008 started out fairly strong, riding the wave of 2007, it soon became clear that things weren't going to hold up. Few anticipated how sharply the market would drop... read more December 22, 2008 by 


 
Volvo grille

Volvo lays off 2,700 workers, in sale talks with China's SAIC

Labor negotiations between Volvo and Sweden's auto worker union have come to a close today, resulting in the termination of 2,721 emloyees, the vast majority of which are... read more December 8, 2008 by 


 
Saab 9-3X

GM will decide Saab's fate quickly, Sweden willing to help, but not buy

Yesterday all three of America's major carmakers revealed their future plans to Congress, and a part of General Motors' was the possible sale of Saab. While the brand is... read more December 3, 2008 by 


 
Saab and Volvo logos

Ford considering Volvo sale, joins GM to ask Sweden for aid

General Motors has disavowed selling any of its brands but Hummer, but tough financial and market situations are bringing serious pressure to bear. Just this morning, Ford... read more December 1, 2008 by 


 
2009 Honda Fit Sport

Honda may build Fit in U.S. to meet spiking demand

The vagaries of the automotive market in the current economic situation are such that while some models, and even entire brands, sell poorly, some individual cars are going... read more November 21, 2008 by 


 
The Jaguar XF Sedan

Jaguar ranks #1 in J.D. Power sales satisfaction survey

For the fourth of the last five years, Jaguar has taken the top spot in J.D. Power's Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI), which measures satisfaction with the sales process. The... read more November 20, 2008 by 


 
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