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What Next for Fiat Chrysler and Renault?

What Next for Fiat Chrysler and Renault?

The French government is weighing in on the proposed Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger plan and underscores the potential challenges the automotive merger faces before it can be completed. Following four months of talks, FCA on Monday proposed a merger-of-equals with the...
BMW Acknowledges Rival Zetsche’s Retirement Humorously

BMW Acknowledges Rival Zetsche’s Retirement Humorously

Dieter Zetsche’s retirement from Daimler AG churned up a lot of memories for industry observers and, perhaps more importantly, competitors. Often competitors will acknowledge notable retirements, and BMW, the primary foil for Mercedes-Benz, did just that with a short...
Zetsche Takes Well-Earned Bow as He Leaves Daimler

Zetsche Takes Well-Earned Bow as He Leaves Daimler

Just like that it was over. By the time, the annual Daimler AG shareholders meeting wrapped up Wednesday evening, Dieter Zetsche’s long, remarkable career with the German automaker had come to an end. Unlike his high-profile contemporaries in the car business, Carlos...
Daimler Says Diesel Ain’t Dead Yet

Daimler Says Diesel Ain’t Dead Yet

Even as it moves to add electric vehicles to broad portfolio cars and trucks, diesel engines will continue to play an important role meeting the needs of customers, Daimler executives told shareholders during the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Berlin. Dieter...
Daimler AG Ushers in New Era with Massive Reorganization

Daimler AG Ushers in New Era with Massive Reorganization

With the auto industry facing a turbulent transformation, Daimler AG is putting in place a new corporate structure and a new leadership team, while vowing to remain committed to what its outgoing chief executive described as a sustainable future. Dieter Zetsche, who...
EU Auto Tariffs Deadline Fast Approaching

EU Auto Tariffs Deadline Fast Approaching

With one trade war already underway, the White House could kick off another battle this weekend as the May 18 deadline nears for Pres. Donald Trump to decide whether to impose tariffs on European auto imports. Any move would follow the completion of a Commerce...
China Car Sales Tumble for 10th Consecutive Month

China Car Sales Tumble for 10th Consecutive Month

For much of the past two decades, China’s new vehicle market was the envy of the world, with routine double-digit annual growth approaching triple-digit gains on several occasions – but the numbers were down 14.6% in April, marking the 10th consecutive monthly...