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Dealers: We Want More Cars!
Bill Ford Sees Sunnier Days After Weathering '07 Storms
Will GM's Management Changes Rattle Investors?
GM Revives Performance Mission
Mahindra Sets U.S. Pickup Sales
Volkswagen Eyes Fiat's Alfa Romeo Brand: Report
Hyundai's John Krafcik Isn't Your Typical CEO Type
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Dealers: We Want More Cars!

In quest for profits, factories keep inventory tight

It's a puzzling refrain heard across the industry. While most dealers and automakers struggle with soft sales, many dealers say they could sell many more vehicles if the automakers would produce them. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

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Bill Ford Sees Sunnier Days After Weathering '07 Storms

Payoff is quality, fuel efficiency are known, he says

ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said Friday he welcomes General Motors Co.'s plans to begin selling its stock and doesn't see it as a threat to his own company's stock price. (Read more)
Source: The Detroit News

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Will GM's Management Changes Rattle Investors?

General Motors has been churning its top management even as it ought to have been trying for stability to calm potential investors, say some analysts and observers. (Read more)
Source: USA TODAY

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GM Revives Performance Mission

DETROIT -- The high-performance group at General Motors Co. has a broader mission again -- with a marketing veteran in charge who is eager to develop powerful small cars. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

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Mahindra Sets U.S. Pickup Sales

MUMBAI — Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said Friday it has received clearance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to sell its pickup trucks in the country, giving the Indian company a much-awaited entry into the U.S. market. (Read more)
Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Volkswagen Eyes Fiat's Alfa Romeo Brand: Report

Volkswagen AG's management is eyeing the potential acquisition of the Alfa Romeo brand should Fiat SpA consider putting it up for sale, German auto industry newspaper Automobilwoche reported. (Read more)
Source: Reuters

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Hyundai's John Krafcik Isn't Your Typical CEO Type

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hang around John Krafcik long enough and you're bound to hear about the time he passed an automotive legend in a freeway speed duel. (Read more)
Source: USA TODAY

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"We're having to learn to order cars again."

    -- Tom Durant, a dealer in the Dallas area, who says he and his counterparts need to learn how to live with lower inventory, Automotive News, Aug. 23

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