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L.A. Auto Show 2015: Fiat Chrysler’s ambitious new cars raise reliability issue

debuting two ambitious new automobiles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler is trying to capitalize on a decades-long American love affair with Italian design. The carmaker faces an uphill battle — the result of an equally long American distrust of Italian engineering. The automaker is using the Southern California platform to showcase the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider convertible ... Read More »

Quad bike cop gets rave reviews

A Police officer on a quad bike who was seen patrolling the area of Vigie beach and Choc earlier today, has attracted rave reviews. “I was pleasantly surprised,” one observer wrote the Times, adding that it was a refreshing sight to locals and visitors alike to see the Police beach patrol. “Kudos to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, and ... Read More »

As head of a desperate Nissan, Hanawa knew where he stood

If Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is tempted to revive his push to acquire — I’m sorry, merge with (cough, cough) — General Motors, he might do well to consider the tale of Yoshikazu Hanawa. Hanawa, who died this month at the age of 81, was the Nissan CEO who essentially sold control of the automaker to Renault. Renault hadn’t ... Read More »

2017 Volvo S90 Revealed Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show

After numerous leaks, we finally have our first official look at Volvo’s all-new S90 sedan. The luxurious mid-sizer, which makes its world debut next month at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, is the second model in Volvo’s brand renaissance and, like the XC90 that precedes it, is based on the modular SPA platform. The S90 will go on sale next ... Read More »

Demand for used vehicles rises post floods in Chennai

CHENNAI: K Mahalingam, an IIM-Calcutta graduate managing the family business of selling used cars, TS Mahalingam & Sons, is experiencing a moment of truth about the demand a calamity creates for his kind of service. The ravaging floods that swept Chennai early December left in its wake a pile of submerged cars, now rotting in the garages for long repair ... Read More »

Delhi used car dealers see diesel car shortage as demand surges

At a Delhi-based franchise of Mahindra FirstChoice—the multi-brand used car business of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd—Saurabh Batra is worried. The franchise owner, who would have been otherwise elated at the flood of inquiries and demand for second-hand diesel vehicles, frets that he won’t be able to replenish his stock. With the Supreme Court barring registration of private diesel vehicles with ... Read More »

Infiniti becomes first major new car brand to begin large-scale manufacturing in the UK for 23 years

The first new Infiniti Q30 vehicles are now in production at the brand’s newly-built facilities in Sunderland, UK, following a £250m investment that has created 300 new jobs. The 750 acre plant is already the largest in the UK producing just under half a million cars per year. Infiniti’s first compact model is the luxury brand’s first vehicle to be ... Read More »

Teresa Giudice New Car Gift From Husband Joe Too ‘Extravagant’?

Teresa Giudice’s reunion with her family after one year in prison was topped off by a  nice surprise from her husband Joe, a new car. But what should have been a time of celebration quickly turned into criticism as media outlets reported that extravagant gift was not necessary for a couple who have long had money troubles. Giudice’s lawyer, James. ... Read More »

Pep Guardiola Mulls Bayern Munich Future Amidst England Rumours

Berlin, Germany: England’s top clubs will pay particular attention to a certain Spaniard in Bavaria this festive season with Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola due to announce his future plans before Christmas. (Manchester City to Pursue Pep Guardiola, Lionel Messi in 2016) Guardiola, 44, is halfway through the third and final year of his current contract and says he will ... Read More »

Yahoo board in final talks on future of company

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo Inc’s board of directors on Friday is in the third and final day of meetings that could decide the future of one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent but troubled companies. One option on the table for the nine board members is whether to sell Yahoo’s core business, which includes Mail, its sports sites, and advertising technology. The ... Read More »