Categories: Global Trends and Alliances

Fiat 500 will go to Mexico

Posted by: David Welch on August 17

Critics of Detroit’s carmakers could play a real game of gotcha with Chrysler. News reports today say the company will build the Fiat 500 subcompact at Chrysler’s plant in...

Who's No. 1? Who cares.

Posted by: David Welch on January 23

It was a photo finish. But General Motors edged out Toyota Motor Corp. for the global sales crown by about 3,000 vehicles, selling 9.369 million vehicles around the globe...

Yes, China's Car Industry Matters

Posted by: David Welch on January 16

During an interview on Sunday at the Detroit auto show, BYD Auto Chairman Wang Chuanfu admitted readily that a push into the U.S. is 3 to 5 years away....

Japan's men shun autos--and beer

Posted by: Ian Rowley on August 26

It’s no secret that Japan's auto market is a tough sell. Monthly sales have fallen year-on-year for 25 months in row. Even Toyota is down 9.6% this year. Nevertheless, a...

Ford's Wager on Romania

Posted by: Gail Edmondson on August 15

Ford Motor Co. looks set to become the proud owner of a former Daewoo factory in Craiova, Romania. Last month Ford submitted a bid for the Romanian plant including plans...

Wither Chrysler?

Posted by: Gail Edmondson on May 16

It's the year 2010 and companies are bidding again for Chrysler. But this time, it's not a distress sale. A revitalized Chrylser has slashed costs, dazzled the market with fuel-efficient...

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