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    Report: Peugeot family to cede control to GM?
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    It's doom and gloom time, folks – PSA Peugeot-Citroën is seriously on the ropes. According to a report from Reuters, citing those ever-so-mysterious "people familiar with the matter," suggests that the Peugeot family, which currently owns a 25.4-percent stake in the eponymous automaker ...

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    Official: Toyota begins shipping Le Yaris to America
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    Our tiniest Toyota (Scion iQ notwithstanding) is about to get a little French flair. The Japanese automaker announced Thursday that its Toyota Motor Manufacturing France facility would begin building Yaris models destined for North America – specifically, the United States, Puerto Rico and ...

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    Report: US tire company CEO lashes out at French workers
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    Maurice Taylor has a sour opinion of French factory workers. The CEO of Titan International, a US-based tire company, recently sent a letter to France's industry minister saying that he had no interest in purchasing the faltering Goodyear Amiens Nord tire plant in the country. According to ...

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    Report: European auto sales hit 23-year low in January
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    Automotive News Europe reports new vehicle sales in the EU have hit a 23-year low after registrations plunged 8.5 percent last month. Ford, Peugeot-Citroën and Toyota all suffered the brunt of that fall, but a few automakers managed to make gains despite the negative trend. Opel, Vauxhall ...

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    Report: French continue New Year's arson tradition by torching 1,193 cars
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    Just because the French government stopped divulging the number of cars set on fire during New Year's Eve doesn't mean French youth have stopped enjoying the pastime. In 2009, the year before Nicolas Sarkozy took control of Elysées Palace, there were 1,147 cars burned on NYE. This year, ...

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    Report: EU formally questions French government assistance of Peugeot's finance arm
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    Recently, the finance arm of PSA/Peugeot-Citroën was in such debt trouble that it was pricing itself out of the car loan market. The rates it was paying to service its debt, which was rated one step above junk, were so high that it was forced to charge car-buying customers higher rates than ...

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    Video: French motorcycle journalist hits pole, takes a plunge
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    The man in the image above is Laurent Cochet, a journalist with the French magazine Moto Journal. He's testing a Yamaha FJR 1300 in Saint Martin en Ré, France next to the quai, and he's about to tape what he probably thinks will be a beautiful shot along the water, boat masts in the ...

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    Report: GM, Peugeot cease tie-up talks over French bailout issue
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    The partnership General Motors (via Opel) and PSA Peugeot/Citroën began in February has produced more declarations and revisions than easily identifiable positive movement. A deeper collaboration between Opel and Peugeot has been mentioned a few times, perhaps even a sale of one to the ...

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    Report: Sacre Bleu! Paris set to ban classic cars?
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    Bertrand Delanoê, the socialist mayor of Paris, has submitted a proposal to the French capital's city council that aims to ban all cars and utility vehicles 17 years of age or older from use inside the A86 motorway. Buses and trucks 18 years old or older would also be prohibited from inside ...

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    Report: Ford, Renault, VW shareholder oppose French aid for PSA/Peugeot-Citroën
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    Pots and kettles, glass houses and stones – that's a little of what we appear to have going on in the European car market. New reports say that that three European automakers have registered their opposition to a loan deal that PSA/Peugeot-Citroën is working on with the French ...

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    Report: Tear gas fired at PSA job protesters outside of Paris Motor Show
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    Police in Paris fired tear gas at demonstrators outside of the Paris Motor Show today. Around 1,000 protesters showed up in an attempt to break through police lines and gain access to the show in a demonstration against further austerity measures. The group included workers from a PSA Peugeot ...

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    Report: PSA plans to cut 8,000 jobs
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    The French government has said that PSA/Peugeot-Citroën must make large job cuts in order to stay financially afloat. A large restructuring would also need to take place as the carmaker deals with the current European economic climate and a production capacity excess. According to an ...

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    Kubica back behind the wheel after horrendous crash
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    It has been the trend for drivers departing F1 to enter some other road-racing series, with endurance racing, DTM, IndyCar and NASCAR the popular destinations. Kimi Räikkönen went the other direction, leaving Ferrari for a stint with the development class of the Citroën rally team, ...

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    Report: France requests EU surveil South Korean imports
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    One of the French government's listed initiatives for aiding its ailing automotive sector, especially Peugeot, was asking the European Commission to keep an eye on imports from South Korea. The EU signed a free-trade agreement with South Korea last year, and France is concerned that might be ...

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    Report: France unveils green incentive to rescue auto industry
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    PSA Peugeot Citroën and the French goverment have been negotiating how to repair the company's business position without ruining the new government's promises to the electorate. At last count, Peugeot wants to send 14,000 workers home for good, close a factory in Aulnay, and trim some of its ...

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    Report: France's finance minister says Peugeot job cut plan "isn't acceptable"
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    As expected, the French government issued a firm "Not so fast" to Peugeot's desire plan to shutter a plant in Aulnay, France and get rid of jobs. The plant closure has been in discussion for a while, but the layoff headcount has been rising every time it gets reported, going from 6,000 to ...

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    Report: Peugeot stock jumps on word it could shed 10,000 jobs
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    Peugeot's recent announcement about job cuts has caused a number of different reactions. When the French firm previously attempted to shed 6,000 jobs, company CEO Philippe Varin was called to Elysées Palace – the French White House – and then-president Nicolas Sarkozy suggested ...

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    Video: 1,000 miles in the McLaren MP4-12C: Day One
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    DAY ONE - UNDER THE ENGLISH CHANNEL INTO FRANCE Since the very first viewings and tech workshops in early 2010 of the McLaren MP4-12C, I've been working my contacts in Woking, England for a cross-country drive in the innovative supercar. We're still talking about a possible New York to Los ...

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    Report: Toyota to build Yaris in France for North America
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    Toyota has already made it abundantly clear the company intends to scale back production in Japan in an attempt to combat the ever-strengthening Yen, and now it looks as if we know one of the ways the automaker plans to do so. Toyota has announced it will manufacture U.S. and Canadian-spec Yaris ...

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    Motorsports: Rally car plows into crowd in France, kills two [w/video]
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    A rally race in France ended in a tragedy this weekend, when a driver missed his turn and hit a crowd of people. Two deaths were reported, with 17 injured including a race marshall and several children, according to the BBC. Four of the injuries were deemed "serious," and the scope of the ...

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