Ford sued in federal court over claims of diesel emissions cheating

DETROIT — Another lawsuit over diesel emissions was filed Wednesday in federal court in Detroit. This case, filed by a group of Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty owners, alleges Ford cheated on emission tests of the diesel engines because they pollute much more than the tests certify. The suit, which seeks class-action status, adds Ford… Please follow and like us:

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Ford sales rose in December on strength of pickups; Fiat Chrysler and GM fall

DETROIT — Ford’s U.S. sales rose 0.9 percent in December, fueled by 89,385 F-Series pickup trucks. Fiat Chrysler sales fell 11 percent while General Motors dropped 3.3 percent. For perspective, Ford sold more than twice as many large pickups as the total of all Ford passenger cars sold in the month, 44,871. At Fiat Chrysler, Jeep… Please follow and like us:

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FBI plants bull’s-eye on GM, Ford as UAW scandal widens

DETROIT — The FBI’s probe into financial shenanigans by UAW and auto executives has extended to General Motors and Ford, which join FCA in a growing scandal that focuses on stolen training funds, according to a source familiar with the investigation. At the heart of the probe is whether funds that were meant to train autoworkers… Please follow and like us:

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Fiat Chrysler earns $1.07B in record 3rd quarter

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported earnings of $1.07 billion (910 million euro) in the third quarter, an increase of 50 percent over the same period a year ago. The automaker, which has its U.S. headquarters in suburban Detroit, touted a record third-quarter, citing a drop in expenses related to debt reduction, strong performance in North… Please follow and like us:

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Consumer Reports: Buick top 10 most reliable; Ford and Fiat Chrysler improve

DETROIT — When it comes to reliability, Ford and Fiat Chrysler have improved their performance ratings among drivers while General Motors has slipped. Still, GM’s Buick is the only U.S. brand to make Consumer Reports’ latest top 10 list of most reliable brands. The new Chevrolet Bolt electric car was GM’s most reliable model, scoring “above… Please follow and like us:

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Rumors say Fiat-Chrysler could be bought by an unlikely rival

Had news come out 15 years ago that Hyundai could be the largest Automaker in the world; you probably would have labeled it fake news and moved on. It’s been reported that Hyundai, the maker of the Accent, and other tiny to sort of tiny economy cars, could buy out Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Ok, we have to… Please follow and like us:

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Fiat Chrysler takeover mystery: A trick, a treat or a strategy?

Chinese automakers are advised to exercise caution in overseas mergers and acquisitions If you can’t beat them, buy them. This is what Chinese automakers are recently rumored to be doing, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is looking for a merger. Citing unnamed sources, the United States-based website Automotive News reported last week that FCA had rejected a… Please follow and like us:

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Top News Before the Market Opens

Top News Before the Market Opens Fiat Chrysler soars on Chinese interest. Representatives of a well-known Chinese automaker made at least one offer this month to buy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at a small premium over its market value, Automotive News has learned. The offer was rejected for not being enough, a source said. Meanwhile, other sources… Please follow and like us:

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Reports say Fiat Chrysler could face federal suit over excess diesel emissions

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could soon face legal action over excess diesel emissions if there is no agreement reached soon with federal investigators, according to media reports. The U.S. Department of Justice is poised to take action by next Wednesday if an agreement isn’t reached, according to reports, from both Reuters and Bloomberg. The automaker… Please follow and like us:

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