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Chuck Norris now the face of Fiat Professional vehicles

Chuck Norris' popularity reigns supreme, even though the actor and martial artist hasn't been featured in a movie to television show since 2001. We can thank the internet and a steady flow of memes for his continued popularity. Perhaps thanks to all the Chuck Norris jokes, he has a new role with...

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Oliver Heilmer named Mini design boss

The BMW Group confirmed on Thursday that Oliver Heilmer will take over as the new design boss at Mini. Mini's last design boss, Anders Warming, left the brand last summer to join Chinese-backed automaker Borgward. Heilmer is currently head of BMW Group's Designworks studio and will start his...

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NEVS reveals 9-3, 9-3X electric cars

NEVS will use the 2017 CES Asia taking place in Shanghai, China in June to preview a pair of electric cars as well as outline a new mobility program to be run in the Chinese port city of Tianjin. NEVS is the company that bought the assets of Saab following the Swedish firm's bankruptcy in...

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Rob Melville replaces Frank Stephenson as McLaren design boss

McLaren has announced that Rob Melville will serve as Design Director at its road car division. Melville replaces Frank Stephenson who is stepping down on his own accord. The news follows a report from earlier this month that Stephenson is about to take over the design reins at Mini. Melville has...

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Raj Nair named president of Ford North America

Following Ford's decision this week to remove Mark Fields as CEO—and name Jim Hackett as his replacement— the automaker has now announced quite a shuffle of its executive deck around the world. Foremost, Raj Nair, formerly executive vice president, product development, and chief...

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Skip Barber Racing School files for bankruptcy, seeks buyer

Famed driving instruction academy Skip Barber Racing School on Tuesday filed for bankruptcy. Specifically, the school, which has coached drivers since 1975, filed for Chapter 11 protection with a United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Chapter 11 allows the company to...

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Japanese automakers band together on hydrogen infrastructure

Eleven firms from Japan's automotive and energy industries are banding together on hydrogen infrastructure. The firms, which include major automakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda, have signed a memorandum of understanding on collaboration toward the large-scale construction of hydrogen stations for...

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