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Production

Chrysler Car Museum to Close

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV next month will permanently close the Walter P. Chrysler Museum and convert the space into offices.

Business

McLaren Merges Customization and Racing Units

Britain's McLaren Automotive Ltd. is merging its McLaren Special Operations customization unit with McLaren Motorsport GT racing.

Bristol Readies Bullet Sports Car

The relaunched Bristol Cars Ltd. plans to make a production version of the camouflaged Project Pinnacle concept car it showed at last month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed near London.

SsangYong Revives Kaiser Name

South Korea’s SsangYong Motor Co. will rename its Chairman W fullsize luxury sedan the Chairman Kaiser when it introduces the redesigned model later this year.

Legendary Designer Art Fitzpatrick Dies

Art Fitzpatrick, known for his stylized advertising drawings, died this week in Carlsbad, Calif. He was 96 years old.

Business

London Taxi Sues Lookalike Electric Cab

The maker of London's iconic black taxis is suing a rival that plans to introduce a similarly styled range-extended electric cab in 2016, Bloomberg News reports.

Hybrid

London Wants Cleaner Cabs

Although there was certainly controversy when it seemed as though a specific vehicle was going to become the “official” cab of New York City and thereby eliminating the possibility for competing vehicles, consider this: Boris Johnson, the mayor of London announced last week, “As part of my mission to improve our air quality and drive innovation, I’m making a firm pledge to Londoners that from 2018 all taxis presented for licensing should be zero emission capable.” The man behind the wheel of that EV taxi is London mayor Boris Johnson.  No, that’s not his new day job.