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FCA, Renault Ponder Merger

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV confirms it has proposed a merger with Renault SA that would combine the two companies under a Dutch holding company equally owned by each partner’s shareholders.

Mazda Rotary Engine Pioneer Yamamoto Dies

Kenichi Yamamoto, the engineer who led Mazda Motor Corp.’s rotary engine program, died on Dec. 20 at the age of 95.

Design

Mulally, Nader Lead 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Automotive Hall of Fame is adding former Ford CEO Alan Mulally, longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader, automotive pioneer Bertha Benz and engineering great Roy Lunn to its honor roll this year.

Production

Chrysler Reopens Classic Car Museum in Auburn Hills

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will reopen the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in June.

Chrysler PR Whiz Tom Kowaleski Dies

Tom Kowaleski, the public relations ace who arranged to have a Jeep crash through a giant window at the Detroit auto show more than 20 years ago, is dead at age 63.

GM Brings Back Steve Harris to Guide PR

General Motors Co. has hired Steve Harris, who headed its corporate public relations during the company's bankruptcy, to help it deal with backlash from its recall of 2.6 million cars with defective ignition switches.

Production

Fiat Near Deal to Resume Jeep Production in China

Fiat SpA reportedly is close to agreement to build Jeep SUVs in China after local production ended there in 2009.

Marchionne: Fiat Might Look for Another Jeep Partner in China

Posted: June 10, 2013 at 1:01 amChrysler Group LLC is awaiting government approval in China to make Jeeps in a 50:50 venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.

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Marchionne: Fiat Might Look for Another Jeep Partner in China

Chrysler Group LLC is awaiting government approval in China to make Jeeps in a 50:50 venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.

Renault Vehicles from the 20th Century

If you happen to be in Paris today (or through the weekend), you might want to check out the 2013 Rétromobile Show at Porte de Versailles, where there will be an array of vintage vehicles on display, including several that are not what one might ordinarily associated with vintage cars.

Ford Hires GM Veteran as Interim Lincoln PR Chief

Tom Kowaleski, former head of General Motors Co. global communications, has joined Ford Motor Co. as the interim head of public relations for the Lincoln brand, Automotive News says.