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Oct 28, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 28, 2013

Consumer Reports pulls recommendation for Toyota Camry

DETROIT, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp’s
reputation for quality took a hit on Monday when influential
magazine Consumer Reports pulled its recommendation on three of
the Japanese automaker’s vehicles, including its popular
flagship Camry sedan, due to poor crash test results.

While Toyota’s luxury Lexus and namesake brands were ranked
most reliable in the U.S. auto industry in Consumer Reports’
annual new-car reliability survey, the magazine said it will no
longer recommend the Camry, Prius v model or RAV4 sport utility
vehicle because they received “poor” ratings in a crash test
started last year by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Oct 24, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
Oct 24, 2013

Ford boosts outlook after third-quarter profit beats estimates

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) boosted its full-year global earnings and margin outlook on Thursday, helped by an improved forecast in Europe and better-than-expected results in the third quarter.

The No. 2 U.S. automaker now expects its pretax profit to top last year’s $8 billion and to lose less money in Europe. Previously, Ford predicted its 2013 global profit and Europe losses would be equal to 2012 levels.

Oct 24, 2013

Ford boosts outlook after Q3 profit beats estimates

DETROIT, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co boosted its
full-year global earnings and margin outlook on Thursday, helped
by an improved forecast in Europe and better-than-expected
results in the third quarter.

The No. 2 U.S. automaker now expects its pretax profit to
top last year’s $8 billion and to lose less money in Europe.
Previously, Ford predicted its 2013 global profit and Europe
losses would be equal to 2012 levels.

Oct 23, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
Oct 23, 2013

Analysis: GM may develop future Opel vehicles on its own in Europe

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) ability to reverse years of losses in Europe is coming down to products, not partners.

The U.S. automaker appears to be gaining confidence that it doesn’t need the help of France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen (PEUP.PA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) or any other partner to stem more than $18 billion in European losses over the past 13 years.

    • About Ben

      "Ben Klayman is based in Detroit and in April was named leader of the global automotive team for Reuters. Previously, Ben covered the business of sports as well as consumer and retail for three years and led the manufacturing/housing team for four years. He also covered the telecommunications sector for three years. He joined Reuters in Detroit in 1998 to cover autos. Prior to joining Reuters, he worked at a series of daily newspapers in Ohio and Maryland. Ben graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in English literature."
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      1998
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