Detroit 3 to Shorten or Cancel Summer Breaks at Plants

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Detroit 3 to Shorten or Cancel Summer Breaks at Plants
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Auto production plants usually shut down for about two weeks in July to provide employees with a vacation and to give the company time to upgrade or inspect their facilities, but strong sales are leaving no extra time to stop the assembly line. Continue Reading...

Chinese Car-Buyers Prefer Foreign Automotive Brands

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Chinese Car-Buyers Prefer Foreign Automotive Brands
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China is the wild, wild east of the automotive industry. Home to more than 1 billion people and counting, it’s a hugely important market for car companies. There are many domestic brands over there but curiously foreign companies are making significant headway. Continue Reading...

March 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

March 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers
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Spring is here and the U.S. automotive market saw its overall sales rise six percent in March, shaking off the slow start to 2014. Compared to 2013, the seasonally adjusted sales rate has grown from 15.3-million units in 2013 to 16.4-million units and is the best showing since November 2013, and among the highest in… Continue Reading...

Mercedes Unlikely to Win U.S. Luxury Race: CEO

Mercedes Unlikely to Win U.S. Luxury Race: CEO
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In the competition to take the U.S. luxury crown, Mercedes-Benz has all but conceded in the race, admitting that it won’t play any games to try to be number one. Continue Reading...