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Optimism, Or Was It Schadenfreude, At Detroit 2012

  Sales Expected To Acclerate In The U.S. While Europe Weakens Marchionne’s “Consolidation” Remark Reverberates There was a buzz of optimism reverberating around the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, but it could have been schadenfruede, as the American market prepared for a banner sales year while Europe languishes. U.S. industry leaders worried that European sales might […]

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Detroit Show Atmosphere Restrained Under Bankruptcy Shadow

“Electric Avenue” Shows Preoccupation With Battery Power Ford Unveils New Focus, Honda Introduces Zippy Little Hybrid With two of the former Big Three U.S. manufacturers GM and Chrysler emerging a little sheepishly from bankruptcy, the mood at the 2010 Detroit Car Show is understandably understated. Ford, which to its credit managed to avoid carrying its […]

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Detroit Uncertainty Adds To European Gloom

Hope For 2010 Rally Fades, But France Aid Limits Damage There. Fiat’s Marchionne Sees Chance Of Huge Corporate Shakeout. Merrill Lynch Though Has Some Optimistic Thoughts for 2009 . Next year looks like being torrid for European car sales, with the possibility that some major players might be taken over or lesser mortals expire completely, according […]

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