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Old 03-06-2017, 08:55 PM
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This seems to be a pivot away from Europe and definitively towards China. It will be interesting to see if GM place more engineering resources in China over the long haul.
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Old 03-07-2017, 02:21 AM
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This seems to be a pivot away from Europe and definitively towards China. It will be interesting to see if GM place more engineering resources in China over the long haul.
GM made a brilliant tactical decision. Opel contributed nothing to GM that GM can't now do now on its own.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:02 PM
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PSA deal to acquire Proton is a "done deal":

http://www.autonews.com/article/2017...303139952/1128

Related, from the same article, when FCA suggested VW might acquire the struggling automaker:

"We are not ready for talks about anything ... we have other problems," VW CEO Matthias Mueller told Reuters, adding: "I haven't seen Marchionne for months."
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:23 AM
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No manufacturer in their right mind wants all of FCA. The ONLY part of any value is Jeep and Ram.

My guess is Marchionne has offers for those brands but not for the rest.

Dodge and Chrysler were cash raped and are being left for dead.

Marchionne started off rebuilding Maserati and then got bored and decided to rebuild Alfa Romeo. Now both brands are aimed at the same market and both will require tens of billions to rebuild if all goes well.

Then there is Fiat that has no up-to-date platforms nor class leading models.

Let's not mention Lancia.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:00 AM
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Official today tuesday 1st august, PSA is new owner of Opel/Vauxhall ;0))
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:11 PM
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Official today tuesday 1st august, PSA is new owner of Opel/Vauxhall ;0))
It amuses me how the French love collecting pointless automakers. PSA has Opel (time for a funeral) and Renault has Nissan (hopelessly adrift) and Mitsubishi (laughably dead). Maybe one of them can buy FCA.
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:24 PM
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Jeep is of value? With Alfa Romeo reliability, BMW X off-road capability and Tesla fit&finish?

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Jeep is of value?...
Jeep and Ram are the ONLY bright spots in all of FCA.
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:28 AM
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It amuses me how the French love collecting pointless automakers. PSA has Opel (time for a funeral) and Renault has Nissan (hopelessly adrift) and Mitsubishi (laughably dead). Maybe one of them can buy FCA.
Well at least Opel/Vauxhall is big in the European fleet/company car market, and there is good money to be made, and basically the only chance to sell non premium cars of the d segment.

Of course it would have made a lot more sense if say Buick remains in the package (given the vast majority are Opels anyway) and PSA has access with that to the US market. That said Renault/Nissan is hardly dead given their sales figures
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:05 AM
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Videos from the "deal" ;0))

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UOyOOWSHGk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svJByzNawQ0
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