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Trump plans meeting with CEOs of Daimler, BMW and VW

Trump decided last week to hold off for now on imposing European auto tariffs. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has invited the CEOs of three German automakers for talks at the White House as European and U.S. government officials try to negotiate a new trade agreement, according to people familiar with the matter. President Donald […]

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Honda’s year-end sales will be key to shoring up its U.S. performance. Photo credit: HONDA American Honda is hoping a new Grinch-themed holiday ad campaign can rebuild the automaker’s sales momentum going into the end of the year. Following NBC’s “Today with Kathy Lee and Hoda” on Tuesday, Honda releasedanother 30-second spot in the campaign, […]

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Can the Grinch save Honda’s U.S. sales?

Honda’s year-end sales will be key to shoring up its U.S. performance. Photo credit: HONDA American Honda is hoping a new Grinch-themed holiday ad campaign can rebuild the automaker’s sales momentum going into the end of the year. Following NBC’s “Today with Kathy Lee and Hoda” on Tuesday, Honda releasedanother 30-second spot in the campaign, […]

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10 vintage cars worth Rs 2.5 crore up for auction

Mumbai:City-based auction house Asta Guru got three bids on the first day of an online auction of 10 vintage cars. Ranging from a 1960 Ambassador to a 1947 Rolls-Royce, the lots have a collective reserve price of Rs 2.46 crore. A 1937 Morris, a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle, and the Rolls-Royce got one bid each by […]

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Solid Gold: Greg Hageman restyles the Yamaha MT-07

Wrap any decent Yamaha in a good King Kenny livery, and you’ve got an instant crowd-pleaser. But this Yamaha MT-07 from Greg Hageman is much, much more than just a pretty paint job. It’s one of the most successful MT-07 conversions we’ve ever seen. We’re used to featuring XSR700s on these pages, but the MT-07 […]

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Why the zero percent car loan is still alive

The zero-percent deals are surprising since it’s become more expensive to offer cut-rating financing as the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates. The zero-percent auto loan is making a comeback, though it’s probably going to last only as long as the holidays.  General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. are offering no-interest loans […]

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How Renault is running its business without Ghosn

Renault’s board said COO Thierry Bolloré is running the company’s day-to-day business. Photo credit: REUTERS UPDATED: 11/20/18 11:02 am ET – new story PARIS — Renault COO Thierry Bollore has won the backing of the French government to become interim CEO following Carlos Ghosn’s arrest in Japan over allegations of financial impropriety, according to a […]

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Who is Carlos Ghosn’s alleged co-conspirator, Greg Kelly?

Greg Kelly, 62, joined Nissan North American Inc. in 1988, as senior manager/associate counsel of the automaker. Photo credit: NISSAN Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa said on Monday that American board member Greg Kelly is a co-conspirator of the financial misconduct created by Chairman Carlos Ghosn. Saikawa accused Ghosn of three financial misdeeds and said the […]

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Mali to produce lithium by 2020 after 694,000 tons discovered

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali is on track to start lithium production by 2020 and companies have already discovered 694,000 tons of exploitable reserves, a senior mines ministry official told Reuters. Lithium has become one of the world’s most in-demand commodities thanks to the rising popularity of electric vehicles powered by lithium ion batteries. The Goulamina […]

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Separating Renault-Nissan would be bloody

If you depose a king, you need a plan for what to do in the aftermath. That’s the challenge confronting Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa after the remarkable palace coup in which Chairman Carlos Ghosn was dethroned after almost two decades bestriding the global auto industry. The man who is widely seen as indispensable to the […]

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Renault may replace Ghosn as CEO, report say

French President Emmanuel Macron, left, appeared with Carlos Ghosn at the Renault Maubeuge Construction Automobile plant on Nov. 8. Photo credit: REUTERS PARIS — France is seeking an interim leader for Renault SA, distancing itself from CEO Carlos Ghosn after he was arrested in Japan on allegations of financial misconduct. “He is de facto not […]

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Maruti ramps up production of Vitara Brezza

The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Tuesday said it has ramped up the production of its compact SUV Vitara Brezza to reduce waiting period of the model. The company has increased production of the vehicle by 10 per cent to 94,000 units during April-October period of the current fiscal as compared with same […]

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