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Ford's image improves by staying above the fray, says study

It wasn't so long ago that people were deriding Ford for mortgaging the Blue Oval itself, key investors were dumping shares into the open market and the company was forced to sell off its stake in Mazda. But now a study is saying things have turned around, with Ford's image improving in relation to... read more

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GM's Fritz Henderson isn't afraid to talk about bankruptcy

GM bankrupcty could split healthier brands off into separate company

Hidden away in General Motors' plans for the next 60 days is a bankruptcy strategy that could see its most successful brands peel off to form a second company, leaving the... read more April 1, 2009 by

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Auto industry task force rejects GM and Chrysler viability plan

The Obama administration auto industry task force has rejected viability plans for General Motors and Chrysler and threatened that both may be forced into bankruptcy unless... read more March 30, 2009 by

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GM and Saab agree to five-year parts sharing deal

When the news of Saab being splintered from General Motors' holdings, many lamented the demise of the Swedish carmaker, assuming it would be unable to stand alone. But a new... read more March 25, 2009 by

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Bankruptcy rumors hurt residual values for GM and Chrysler

General Motors and Chrysler just can’t seem to get a break. Not only are they dealing with one of the worst market slumps to hit the auto industry in decades, fears of... read more March 22, 2009 by

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Chrysler: We’re a safer bet than GM

If asked whether General Motors or Chrysler were in a better financial position, many of us would conclude that GM looks better. However, Chrysler's chief financial officer... read more March 20, 2009 by

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UK auto aid approved by EU, now accepting bids for share of £2.3 billion

The weak economy knows no borders, rampaging across the globe taking its toll in lost jobs and bankruptcies. The car industry in particular is no stranger to this strife, and... read more March 11, 2009 by

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GM viability plan calls for $16.6 billion in additional aid, 47,000 job cuts

Chrysler’s request for an additional $2 billion in government funded loans in its latest viability proposal looks trivial compared to the $16.6 billion requested by... read more February 17, 2009 by

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Chrysler's viability plan requires additional $2 billion in loans

Building a foundation for the reconstruction of the industry, General Motors and Chrysler are required to submit new plans for viability today as part of the loan agreement... read more February 17, 2009 by

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Russia’s Sollers seeking rights to SsangYong vehicles

Despite the attractive new C200 crossover concept debuted at last year's Paris Motor Show, the successful Rexton production SUV and the new-for-2008 Chairman W luxury sedan... read more January 15, 2009 by

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Pininfarina exits contract building, focusing solely on electric vehicles

This year has been a hard one for a lot of people, companies and industries. It has been an especially tough one for Pininfarina, losing its CEO, Andrea Pininfarina, to a... read more December 31, 2008 by

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White House considering 'orderly bankruptcy' as an option for GM, Chrysler

Bankruptcy for one or more major carmakers as a solution to the current automotive downturn has been widely reviled as the worst possible alternative for the carmakers... read more December 18, 2008 by

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GM, Chrysler bankruptcy up to 400% more expensive than bridge loans, says study

If you listen to the CEOs and PR spin-doctors, bankruptcy has never been an option for America's carmakers, despite behind-the-scenes talk of 'Plan B' scenarios. It turns out... read more December 9, 2008 by

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GM stocks nosedive after Deutsche Bank rating drops to $0

Teetering on the brink of the precipice is a fairly accurate description of General Motors' future, according to Deutsche Bank, which revised its valuation target of GM... read more November 10, 2008 by

Stile Bertone to become independent design firm

Stile Bertone To Become Independent Design Firm

Teetered on the edge of bankruptcy, Italian coachbuilder Bertone and its ‘Stile Bertone’ design house were approved today to be split into two independent... read more April 24, 2008 by

Bidding war over Bertone heats up

Bidding War Over Bertone Heats Up

Just a few weeks after Mahindra & Mahindra expressed their interest in purchasing the legendary coachbuilder and design house Bertone, China's FAW is throwing its hat in... read more April 1, 2008 by


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