Fiat Chrysler to Lay Off 1,300 Workers in Michigan, Investing More on Light Truck Productions

Fiat Chrysler is announcing a 1,300 job cuts as a result of the company’s decision to focus on producing light trucks and SUVs. American automakers are reportedly struggling to make money on other car models, such as sedan recently.

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Volkswagen and Porsche Call Back 800,000 SUVs Over Potential Pedal Problem

Volkswagen and Porsche identified a potential problem in their Cayenne and Touareg model from 2011 to 2016 and are calling back 800,000 SUVs to undergo a service to address the issue. The companies said this is a precautionary move, as a U.S. judge demanded that the companies come up with a plan immediately.

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Great Wall Motor car manufacturer launched R&D office in Japan

The company aims to establish other R&D offices overseas, especially in the United States and Europe. By doing that, they strive to deliver better quality and technology that could enter globat markets.

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Hyundai gear up to tap growing SUV segment

South Korean automobile giant Hyundai is increasing production of SUV vehicles. The company is struggling with sluggish sales in Sedan segment. Hyundai will increase the supply of Santa Fe Sport vehicles in both the formats - small crossover and large crossover-to explore the growing the SUV segment in the US market.

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Fiat Chrysler CEO skips auto show, continues talks with UAW

Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), has decided to drop his participation in the Frankfurt auto show as FCA is leading the labor talks with United Auto Workers (UAW). Marchionne was scheduled to address the media at the auto show on Tuesday.

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Volvo to make new generation of small cars in Belgium and China: CEO

Sweden's Volvo Cars will produce at its Belgian factory a small car based on a common platform and engine technology developed with Chinese parent Zhejiang Geely Holding Group [GEELY.UL], Volvo's chief said.

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Mazda bets on diesel-only car for Japan launch of key 2015 model

Japan's Mazda Motor Corp (7261.T) will sell only diesel-powered cars in the domestic launch of its key model for 2015, gambling it can convince the country's army of hybrid petrol-electric drivers that the days of sooty, noisy diesels are long gone.

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VW aims to tune into local tastes in latest U.S. turnaround plan

Volkswagen's latest push to become more than just a niche player in the United States builds on a truism the German carmaker has long ignored: tune in to U.S. customers.

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Searching for new supercar, Bugatti shielded from VW cost curbs

Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) keeps lavishing money on supercar maker Bugatti, its most exclusive brand, even as the German group plans painful cuts in its core auto business.

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Volkswagen to introduce SUV in North America as part of $7B investment plan

German-based carmaker Volkswagen intends to introduce a mid-sized sports utility vehicle for its North American market in 2016 as part of its $7 billion investment program, Bloomberg reported.

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