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Can Kuhnt get BMW back on track?

BMW dealers say they need fresh product, more trucks, competitive lease rates and a return to the "Ultimate Driving Machine" days. They're looking at Bernhard Kuhnt for help.


Ford cuts the small car down to size

Starting next year, Ford will go about a year without building a single Focus for North America — and the market may not even notice. Slumping sales have turned the car into an imported afterthought.

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Can Kuhnt get BMW back on track?

BMW dealers say they need fresh product, more trucks, competitive lease rates and a return to the "Ultimate Driving Machine" days. They're looking at Bernhard Kuhnt for help.

Timelines for U.S. sales figures

Most automakers will report their June U.S. sales figures on Monday, July 3. But the final industry tally won't be known until July 5 because at least two brands — Kia and Bentley — will release their results that day.

Ford cuts the small car down to size

Starting next year, Ford will go about a year without building a single Focus for North America — and the market may not even notice. Slumping sales have turned the car into an imported afterthought.

Why used-car pricing indexes vary

Manheim's used-vehicle price index suggests that used prices are rising. Why is this key indicator diverging from other important pricing indexes?

Citroen seeks global appeal with lineup renewal

Citroen is thinking on a global scale as it embarks on a big renewal of its lineup, which started with the C3 subcompact hatchback last autumn and continues with the C3 Aircross and C5 Aircross SUV/crossovers.

GM cuts shift at Kansas car plant

GM, for the fifth time this year, is cutting a production shift at one of its U.S. assembly plants in response to slowing industry sales. As many as 1,000 workers will be laid off when the overnight shift at a Chevrolet Malibu factory in Kansas is dropped in late September.

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