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VW, Fiat Deny Deal But Investors See Possibilities

Peugeot Then Cited As Fiat Chrysler Candidate. Denials All Round As Rumours Swirl. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FAC) and Volkswagen quickly denied reports they were about to get together, then a rumour Peugeot was a FAC merger candidate was squashed, but that didn’t stop investors musing about the possibilities. The fact that most of Europe’s non-German […]

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Batteries Battle Fuel Cells, Leaving Plug-In Hybrids To Prosper

Batteries Battle Fuel Cells. “most traditional automakers are de-emphasizing electric vehicle development in favour of fuel cell electric vehicles” Auto manufacturers like Toyota of Japan are backing away from battery-only powered vehicles as sales fail to take-off, and hint that fuel-cells are the holy grail for future, green machines. Investment banker Morgan Stanley detects an […]

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New Small Jaguar Will Use Aluminum To Save Weight, Fuel

“Expect gasoline-electric or a diesel-electric hybrid, more small four-cylinder turbo-charged engines, and maybe a battery-only version” The new small Jaguar XE will feature light-weight aluminum construction in the drive to save fuel and help Jaguar Land Rover with the smaller vehicles it needs to meet ever tougher government emissions rules. Jaguar said it will unveil […]

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BMW Mexico Likely To Make Small Cars, MINIs

“NAFTA will provide about 23 per cent of BMW’s global vehicle supply in the new decade” BMW will likely make smaller front-wheel drive cars and Minis at its new plant in Mexico, which will also allow it tariff-free access to the U.S. market and Europe. BMW’s expected announcement that it would spend about $1 billion […]

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Russian Car Sales Fall Quickens

Business And Confidence Collapse As Rouble Weakens. “massive net capital outflows have continued which continues to undermine the value of the rouble” The fall in Russian car sales accelerated in June and is likely to gain pace as business and consumer confidence collapses, according to IHS Automotive. This will be of huge concern to manufacturers, […]

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Suzuki Jimny review

Honest Little Worker. Excellent in Town, Won’t Let You Down Off-road. “Acceleration a bit weak, but once it’s up and running it holds on to motorway speeds close to its maximum with ease” “the little train that could” For – cute, rugged, practical, goes anywhere. Against – poke a bit limited. **** out of 5 […]

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