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Fiat to Cut Panda Production in October on Poor Demand


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It’s well known that Fiat's production plants in Italy have been functioning well below their intended capacity for years, as is the local automakers’ frequent use of state-backed programs to temporarily lay off some of its workers.

VW Planning Audi A6-Based Luxury Sedan for China Only


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The only reason for which the VW Phaeton still exists today is the Chinese market, where the luxury sedan enjoyed a commercial success that offset poor demand from Europe and North America.

Fire Destroys 20 Land Rovers and Jaguars at MA Dealership


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A fire that broke out at an Herb Chambers Land Rover dealership in Sudbury, Massachusetts, just after 1 a.m. on Monday,  devoured 20 luxury vehicles.

The New Fisker Karma Could Be Just Like the Old Fisker Karma


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Time marches on unless it's the 2012 Fisker Karma we're talking about.

Time May Be Running Out to Buy a Lotus Evora in the States


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Things aren't looking good for Lotus back in Britain, but they're going to be even more bleak in the USA next year if they don't have any cars to sell.

Carscoops' A to Z Guide to the 2014 Paris Motor Show


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One of the world’s great motor shows kicks off in Paris on October 2 (for the press) showcasing the latest in production cars and concept models.

New MINI Clubman to Show All Six Doors in Production form at Frankfurt 2015


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MINI execs were undoubtedly aware that the asymmetrical door layout of the previous-gen Clubman was not hugely practical and not necessarily to everybody’s taste. That’s why when they made a new Clubman, based on the all-new and bigger MINI hatch, they gave it two proper rear doors.

Toyota Electrifies French City with the World's Largest Fleet of i-Road EVs


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Toyota and the City of Grenoble have launched a new car-sharing service called “Cité lib by Ha:mo” in the French city located in the foothills of the Alps. With the support of three other partners, the metropolitan area Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, EDF and its affiliate Sodetrel and Cité lib, Toyota has inaugurated what it calls an innovative car-sharing service.

German Brands Sell Almost as Many Cars in China as All 25 Local Carmakers Combined


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German automakers have reached a 24 percent share of the Chinese auto market in July, gaining 3 percent compared to the end of 2013. The world’s largest car market is a haven for German carmakers, which together sell almost as many cars as all 25 Chinese brands combined.

Lotus Not Doing so Great – May Cut Workforce by a Quarter


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Famed British sports car maker Lotus currently employs some 1,215 people, but that number may soon be dropped, in an effort to cut costs.

Date Reportedly Set for Reveal of New Alfa Romeo Mid-Sized Sedan


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A Maserati Ghibli-based mule was spotted last month, and it seems that it really was a precursor for an all-new rear-driven Alfa Romeo sedan.

GM Confirms New Flagship Cadillac for Next Year


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General Motors confirmed plans to build a "top-end, high-technology" Cadillac model at the firm's Detroit-Hamtramck plant in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Dacia Duster Gets Styling and Trim Updates in Britain


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Following the production transfer from India to Romania, Dacia has announced new styling and trim upgrades for the UK-bound Duster for the 2015 model year.

Fiat-Chrysler to Rebadge Next-Gen Mitsubishi L200


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Back in July, we reported on a rumor about Fiat Group Automobiles teaming up with Mitsubishi to add a pickup truck in their lineup back, and now it's official.

Volvo Eyes BMW 5-Series With S90 Model, Says Report


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There’s talk of a flagship Volvo that would bear the S90 nameplate and be pitched at the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6. If that’s true, then we could be in for a treat if their latest concepts and the XC90 are anything to go by.

Opel Feels the Financial Pain in Russia, Scales Back Production


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Opel is reacting to the Russian market’s difficult environment by cutting one shift at its St. Petersburg plant and by naming Susanna Webber as the CEO of its Russian operations.

Current Kia Soul May Gain 200 HP Turbo, All-Wheel Drive for Next-Gen Model


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The Kia Soul looks like it was styled after an SUV (which it was), but in actual fact, it's just like any other city-oriented hatchback – only taller and boxier. These last two qualities put it in a niche of its own, especially in the States. It never got all-wheel drive, not even optionally, nor has it ever been a thriller to drive.

New Cadillac CEO Says Company Won't Back Off From High Sticker Prices


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Former Infiniti CEO Johan de Nysschen, who has taken over as Cadillac boss on August 1, said the US luxury brand has no plans to cut sticker prices on its automobiles.

Dacia Moved Production of UK-Bound Duster from India to Romania


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Right-hand drive Dacia Duster SUVs for the UK market are no longer built in India, as production was moved to the brand’s core plant in Romania.

Dodge's 707HP Challenger SRT Hellcat Rated at 22 MPG HWY [48 New Photos]


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Dodge has released EPA fuel economy ratings for the 707hp Challenger SRT Hellcat, with the big news being the 22 mpg (10.7 l/100 km) highway rating.