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A strong relationship between automakers and their dealers is the core for success of any car brand in any market. Follow us as we celebrate (and skewer) the latest, greatest, quirkiest and freakiest commercials, promos, trailers, posters, billboards, logos and package designs around. You see, both Volkswagen and General Motors have had talks with the owners of Proton over the past few years, talks which have involved developing a business relationship or an acquisition of the Malaysian automaker. Last year, the automaker also benefited from the $395 million sale of its stake in Suzuki Motors. It doesn’t share its figures on them (though starting with model year 2011 vehicles, the EPA began including SUVs and vans—but not trucks—above the 8,500 pound limit in its passenger vehicle category). Rumor has it the American automaker has been planning for the new model and it’s one of the reasons why the new Equinox …

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Alfa Romeo: Although Alfa Romeo has avoided the U.S. market for much of the last 2 decades, it’s back now. Connecticut’s payment is part of a national $41.2 million settlement between 33 states, the District of Columbia and the two automakers. Being the largest automobile market in the world, VW sells three cars for every one Toyota that rolls out of the showroom. So if you think about it, in addition to demand for EVs and demand for charging, automakers making big electric-car plans are also expecting a new and perverse type of demand to develop: recharging patience. The automaker is eliminating almost 2,100 jobs because consumers prefer trucks and sport utility vehicles over the small cars built at the two factories. Sasha is responsible for International Sales for the entire product portfolio of Automaker Media Group.

Prior to her appointment as Financial Director & company secretary for Automaker Media …

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Connecticut is set to receive $1.49 million from a multi-state settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia. Competing automakers GM lost $8.6 billion while the Ford Motor Company turned a $2 billion profit on the strength of strong profits outside of the North American market. But even if Tesla is delivering 500,000 EVs by 2018, as CEO Elon Musk has predicted, that would represent only about 2{c0ab263b3175d981033b17d6eec654a369e659a5af23b80a9510e95dedf16ccb} market share in the US (some of Tesla’s production will be going overseas). Currently, Honda and Toyota have the highest fleetwide fuel economy and lowest average greenhouse gas emissions of any major automaker.

The analogy doesn’t hold up for EVs, however, because we already know that there’s massive market for personal mobility: 18 million in annual sales in the US, 20 million in China, and so on. EVs simply change the propulsion proposition. In sales, that is. According to Motoring Life, Kia’s sales in …

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North American automakers have promised to pump more than $1.5 billion into their Canadian operations said the union president. At that time, only Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors were building cars in the US, but today a number of foreign automakers have set up shop. Year after year, they have reported the worst fleetwide fuel economy of the major automakers. As GM has shown with its Chevy Bolt, hitting the streets as 2016 comes to a close, an automaker can go from zero to mass-production on an EV in only about two years. If there had been no bailout, Ford, Toyota, and Honda would have picked up market share. Mulally is confident about Ford’s new products and he has a positive vision that the automaker could get through bumpy roads to eventually settle on much safer ground. But when they became compact PCs, an entirely new market was created and …

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In 1870, when Nikolaus Otto and his partner Karl Benz independently developed their internal combustion engines, which were four-stroke at the time, Germany was placed on the map as the birthplace of modern autos and the history of German Automobiles had begun. That’s because in 2018 Beijing plans to introduce a carbon trading scheme, similar to California’s, that will force automakers with sales topping 50,000 to produce EVs locally. On the other side of the scenario is the fast-rising Japanese automaker – the Toyota Motor Corp. Let’s take a look at the current automotive climate and what the three automakers must do to win federal bailout approval. In December 2008, it received a $6 billion bailout from the Federal government. It is inevitable that the new players will induce more severe competitions in the US market.

While Ford had some bright spots with its pricing and retail truck sales, it …

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Japan has been producing automobiles for almost as long as America, to the surprise of some. Prior to her appointment as Financial Director & company secretary for Automaker Media Group in 2011, Doris was head of department of business and economics at William Brookes College in Much Wenlock, UK. Her professional career has included financial and management roles at automotive suppliers, fashion brands, and engineering companies prior to Doris’s academic career lecturing at Staffordshire University, Stoke College, and later William Brookes College.

Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam are poised for growth, just the types of markets any automaker would like to enter. TORONTO — Unionized workers at Ford’s Canadian operations have accepted a new contract with the automaker. While the industry continues to drag its feet, the challenge of competing in a global market demonstrates that automakers must develop the next generation of vehicles if they want to survive in the …

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Concept cars are starting to make their way away from the car show showrooms and into the sales dealership departments across America. That means two things have to happen: a major government, such as China’s, will have to require greatly increased EV sales; or gas prices will have to rise to the Moon, well past the $4-a-gallon level they hit in the US after the financial crisis, before the oil market tanked last year.

The analogy doesn’t hold up for EVs, however, because we already know that there’s massive market for personal mobility: 18 million in annual sales in the US, 20 million in China, and so on. EVs simply change the propulsion proposition. In sales, that is. According to Motoring Life, Kia’s sales in the Western European market rose nearly 40{c0ab263b3175d981033b17d6eec654a369e659a5af23b80a9510e95dedf16ccb} in 2005.automaker

Meanwhile, we’re in the midst of a deluge of new EV concepts, from Volkswagen, Mercedes, BMW …

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According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index , the average customer satisfaction for all new car brands improved by a significant 3.8 percent to 82 on a 100-point scale when compared to 2015. Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam are poised for growth, just the types of markets any automaker would like to enter. TORONTO — Unionized workers at Ford’s Canadian operations have accepted a new contract with the automaker. While the industry continues to drag its feet, the challenge of competing in a global market demonstrates that automakers must develop the next generation of vehicles if they want to survive in the new marketplace. In addition, with the new Dodge Challenger now on the market, the automaker is shifting production to more popular models. But the most recent prototype features less camouflage and padding than previous test cars, and now that we have a better view of the overall size and …

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In a report released today, consultants from Ricardo highlight the market forces that challenge automakers ability to service customers in the aftermarket – a core business segment that can generate up to one-third of an automaker s revenue and one-half of its profits. In 1979, Chrysler’s survival was at stake as were tens of thousands of automaker jobs. Chinese Automakers want a chunk of the Global Auto Market, same with India’s Tata Motors; both willing to make tiny small, fuel efficient cars that the US Consumer wants. Even for model year 2015 vehicles, which the EPA evaluated for its latest reports, only nine of the 12 automakers actually met or exceeded the standards—FCA, Mercedes, and Kia did not. With automotive plants in play, Proton’s suitor will be able to ramp up production and expand market share. Earlier, this automaker has announced that its global production increased by 10 per cent …

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Amidst all the cheating scandal, Volkswagen Group is en route to take pole position and may go on to be the world’s biggest-selling automaker for the year 2016! Thanks to GM’s success with retail sales during a month when most of its competitors struggled mightily, its retail market share jumped 160 basis points to 18.1{c0ab263b3175d981033b17d6eec654a369e659a5af23b80a9510e95dedf16ccb}, the largest of any competitor. Over 20 years, American automakers focused on producing inefficient SUVs and pickup trucks. The responsibility for building cars that pollute less rests with the automakers. The president-elect also said he would build a wall with Mexico and renegotiate the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), which includes Mexico.

This is to broaden GM’s market at the same time be a leader in their respective segments. The automaker said the vehicle is engineered to offer more fun, utility, freedom, capability, as well as the potential for exceptional fuel …

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