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Ford CEO Mark Fields welcomes deals with Trump

Dec 04, 2016

Ford’s CEO has said he and the company is open to deals with president-elect Donald Trump’s administration to keep jobs in the US. Mark Fields, president and CEO at Ford Motor Company, and Donald Trump...

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Mazda tops 2016 JD Power Customer Service Index

Nov 30, 2016

Mazda has taken out the top spot in the annual J.D. Power customer service survey, with Toyota and Subaru rounding out the top three. The Japanese domination of the podium was headed by Mazda who...

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GM to cut over 2000 jobs at U.S. plants

Nov 10, 2016

General Motors has announced the termination of over 2000 jobs at its Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana manufacturing plants. 2084 job losses will come into effect in January next year, with GM saying that customer demand...

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President Trump election could prove troublesome for US carmakers

Nov 10, 2016

The election of Donald J. Trump as US president and leader of the free world could prove troublesome for major car manufacturers that rely on open-trade with Mexico, and benefit from the southern nation as...

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Volkswagen operating profit drops in Q3, Porsche helps

Oct 28, 2016

Volkswagen’s earnings have plummeted by more than half in the third quarter through September, with subsidiary Porsche adding strong revenue figures. VW released its interim report that showed operating profit had dropped to US$396 million...

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Toyota adds another 5.8 million vehicles to Takata airbag recall

Oct 27, 2016

Toyota has announced a global recall of an additional 5.8 million vehicles fitted with Takata airbags, bringing the total number impacted up to 23.1 million since the scandal broke. Toyota made the announcement yesterday that...

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Tesla posts quarterly profit, second in history as public company

Oct 27, 2016

Californian EV-manufacturer Tesla Motors has posted its first quarterly profit in over three years, with Elon Musk saying his company will post another profit in the next quarter. Tesla reported a record number of deliveries...

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Nissan completes 34% stake in Mitsubishi, largest shareholder

Oct 21, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors has officially become part of the Renault-Nissan alliance after a $2.3 billion deal was finalised overnight. While news of the acquisition had been around for a while, the details have taken some time...

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Engine downsizing trend to flip, larger engines more efficient in real world – report

Oct 17, 2016

Reuters is reporting that the trend of downsizing and turbocharging engines is about to come to an end, to meet new, more realistic fuel consumption and emissions testing in the wake of Volkswagen’s dieselgate scandal....

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Toyota & Suzuki forge partnership, focus on future technologies

Oct 13, 2016

Toyota has teamed up with a lot of other carmakers lately, most notably BMW. The automotive giant is now in talks with Suzuki, who has admitted that it “is increasingly feeling a sense of uncertainty”...

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Obama on autonomous cars; “The technology is essentially here”

Oct 13, 2016

US president Barack Obama has talked in-depth on the topic of autonomous vehicles in a recent interview with US publication Wired. While the 44th President of the United States’ tenure is set to end in...

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Mitsubishi to be absorbed into Renault-Nissan Alliance

Oct 11, 2016

Mitsubishi’s future under Nissan stewardship has become clearer as Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has outlined his intentions to fully integrate the triple-diamond brand into the alliance. Renault-Nissan purchased a 34 per cent stake in the...

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