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Canadian auto sales set new record for January following red-hot 2016

TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian auto sales hit a new record for January.

The consulting firm says sales of cars and light trucks totalled 110,945 last month, up 2.2 per cent from the first month of 2016. 202 more words

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Fiat Chrysler violations could 'considerably undermine' business plan, DBRS says

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s alleged pollution violations could “considerably undermine” the company’s business plan, ratings agency DBRS said Monday, as two Canadian law firms launched class-action lawsuits against the automaker. 490 more words

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FCA, Google unveil self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans

Fiat Chrysler announced the production of 100 Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans, which will join Google’s Waymo self-driving vehicle fleet.

The minivans are currently being being outfitted with fully self-driving technology, including purpose-built computers and a suite of sensors, telematics and other systems, and will become part of the test fleet of Waymo, formerly the Google car project, in early 2017, the automaker said in a statement. 197 more words

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Windsor-built Pacifica hybrid 'most fuel-efficient minivan ever'

It will cost consumers less than $20 a week to drive a Windsor-built vehicle, according to a government energy rating agency that has named it the most fuel-efficient minivan on the market. 448 more words

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'You know how to fight, but do you know how to settle?': Unifor boss proves his detractors wrong

Jerry Dias’s rise to president of Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector union, was an education in labour strife.

Dias was immersed in union life from the time he was a teenager, making sandwiches for striking workers at the de Havilland aircraft plant in north Toronto where his father was local president. 1,974 more words

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Dodge truck owners suing Chrysler for Volkswagen-like cheating on pollution standards

Allegations of cheating pollution standards have reached U.S. automakers as Chrysler was sued by consumers who said engines in some Dodge trucks were rigged to hide that emissions were as much as 14 times higher than permitted by law. 702 more words

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Ferrari wants to build more hybrid supercars after 2019

Ferrari has big changes in its future – and it all revolves around electrification.

According to Automotive News, Ferrari (and Fiat Chrysler) CEO Sergio Marchionne says every Ferrari, sold from 2019 and onwards, will essentially be a hybrid. 158 more words

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