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 |  Jul 30 2012, 8:16 PM

The Toyota Prius c was panned by Consumer Reports but still boasts the best fuel economy average in the Toyota lineup. This could be why there is a rumor that Lexus will be basing a small hybrid on the diminutive car. Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 19 2012, 10:50 AM

Aston-Martin is considering moving to smaller engines down the road and some reports say the company may tap its ally, Toyota as an engine supplier. Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 10 2012, 1:19 PM

The Toyota RAV4 is due for a redesign next year to be based on the Camry platform and when that happens, the manufacturer might ditch the V6. Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 14 2012, 10:02 AM

Ducati, the famous Italian motorcycle brand could be up for sale. There seems to be significant interest in the motorcycle maker from both American and European buyers.

Investindustrial SpA, the Milan-based private-equity firm that owns Ducati, seems to be looking for an IPO (initial public offering), or to sell it entirely. The sale could fetch about $1.3 billion.

Deutsche Bank AG and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. would manage Ducati’s IPO, and could file as soon as June.

Although no one has publicly stated their interest in buying Ducati, there are some beliefs that Volkswagen, or BMW would be a perfect fit to make the purchase.

Mercedes-Benz/Daimler’s performance group AMG has had partnerships with Ducati before, so it’ll be interesting to see if that will play a part in the sale. A year ago Daimler was rumored to take over Ducati.

Additionally, Bloomberg speculates that American company Harley Davidson could potentially fit the bill.

At this point all we can do is speculate, check back for more information as the situation develops.

[Source: Bloomberg]