Wednesday morning car news roundup, February 10, 2016

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Tuesday morning car news roundup, February 9, 2016

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Monday morning car news roundup, February 8, 2016

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Friday morning car news roundup, February 5, 2016

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Carlos Ghosn’s Reluctant Global Giant

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Who is the world’s 4th-largest automaker after Toyota, Volkswagen, and GM? The stats say it’s Hyundai, but it is not true. For the past several years, the 4th-largest automaker has been the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and this year is no … [Continue reading]

Toyota’s Scion Is Dead, Long Live Toyota’s GAZOO

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Last week, Toyota announced that it would turn Daihatsu into a fully-owned division. Yesterday, the carmaker said it would ditch its Scion brand. This morning, Toyota presented in Tokyo a new corporate identity for its GAZOO racing stable. The events … [Continue reading]

Thursday morning car news roundup, February 4, 2016

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Top News: Daimler sees slower growth in 2016 as China cools - Reuters: STUTTGART, Feb 4 Daimler AG expects slower sales growth for its Mercedes-Benz cars in China this year after a surge in demand in 2015 that... CompaniesVolkswagen loses … [Continue reading]

Wednesday morning car news roundup, February 3, 2016

Today is Wednesday

Top News:   GM to launch first compact sedan in India as part of market share quest - Automotive News: GM said it plans to build and sell its first compact sedan in India in 2017, entering the country's fastest-growing passenger car segment … [Continue reading]

Dieselgate Reaches Daimler: A Defeat Device By Another Name

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Europe’s auto industry is desperately trying to paint dieselgate as an isolated lapse of judgement by Volkswagen, while Volkswagen is desperately trying to paint dieselgate as the work of a “couple of engineers” lacking parental supervision. The … [Continue reading]

Tuesday morning car news roundup, February 2, 2016

Today is Tuesday

Top News:   Fiat Chrysler monthly US auto sales up for 70th straight month - Reuters: A poll of 27 economists by Thomson Reuters showed expectations of a ... The industry is coming off a record 2015, when U.S. auto sales hit … [Continue reading]