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    Report: Nissan to make 85% of the vehicles it sells here in US
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    We could be in for a big push from Nissan in the manufacturing realm if Vice President of US Sales and Marketing Fred Diaz has anything to say about it. Speaking to the Automotive Press Association recently, Diaz (above) expressed a desire to build some 85 percent of the vehicles Nissan sells to ...

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    Report: Will Nissan's Cummins deal upset Ram's marketing mojo? [w/poll]
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    Ram has used Cummins engines in its heavy duty trucks since 1989, and it is the only pickup truck brand to use products from the Indiana-based engine maker. With the announcement that the next Nissan Titan will also use a Cummins powerplant, and a Nissan spokesman having already said "We will ...

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    Official: Next Nissan Titan will get turbocharged diesel V8 from Cummins
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    Toyota might be content to eke out an existence in the fullsize pickup market with its lightly refreshed Tundra, but Nissan looks like it'll be a bit more aggressive with its next-generation Titan. The next Titan will make use of a 5.0-liter, turbodiesel V8 from Cummins, the Japanese company ...

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    Official: Chrysler Group moves around execs in wake of recent departure
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    Chrysler is busy shuffling executives around in the wake of Ram head Fred Diaz's departure. The automaker has named Reid Bigland (pictured, right) as Diaz's successor in the role of president and CEO of Ram, though Bigland will continue his duties as the head of US sales and the president and CEO ...

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    Official: Nissan poaches Ram CEO Fred Diaz
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    Nissan has announced that it has hired Fred Diaz as its new divisional vice president of sales and marketing. With the appointment, Diaz unexpectedly exits his post as president and CEO of Chrysler's Ram brand, a position he has held since 2009 when the brand was created as a separate entity from ...

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    Report: Ram may build more trucks with sports team tie-ins
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    After a rather successful foray with a Red Wings edition of the Ram 1500 last year – some 3,000 units sold – the truck brand is both re-upping its relationship with Detroit's hockey powerhouse and considering expansion into other sport franchises. Ram announced last month that it ...

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    Official: 2013 Ram HD and Chassis Cab pickups are ready for work [UPDATE]
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    Auto enthusiasts often point to the pony car wars as the last bastion of one-upsmanship among Detroit's automakers, but the truth is, the pickup wars are every bit as competitive – if not more so. Auburn Hills keeps a ready eye on what their rivals in Dearborn and Detroit are doing, and ...

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    Ram building business case for Long-Hauler concept
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    Remember last year's Ram Long-Hauler Concept? It of 197.7-inch-wheelbase, mirror-filling width and a 37,500-pound Gross Vehicle Weight Rating? Fred Diaz and company want to build it. Diaz, President and CEO of Ram, told reporters at its Auburn Hills headquarters this morning that its dealers are ...

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    Report: Ram mulling passenger version of promised Fiat Doblo van for U.S.
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    We know that the Fiat Doblo is coming to the Ram brand as a cargo van, but what about a passenger-hauling variant? Automotive News reports that the Ram team is debating just such a move. The Doblo panel van will compete with the Ford Transit Connect when it hits U.S. streets in early 2013. Ford ...

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    Ralph Gilles named President and CEO of SRT brand
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    Chrysler has announced a rash of personnel changes. Ralph Gilles will now serve as the President and CEO of the company's Street and Racing Technology brand, which be responsible for crafting performance products across the various Chrysler camps. The SRT brand will also take charge of the ...

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    Ram considering new mid-size unibody pickup to replace Dakota
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    2008 Dodge Dakota - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In a rambling presentation that presented almost nothing of any value, Fred Diaz, CEO of Chrysler's newly-created Ram brand, did drop at least one little tidbit in passing. Currently the Dodge truck offerings consist of only two vehicles, ...

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    Officially Official: Dodge splits off Ram brand with new exec appointments
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    Rumors floating around since mid-summer that Chrysler would split the Dodge car and truck businesses into two separate units are now a reality. Chrysler Group LLC now consists of four brands: Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Car and Dodge Ram. In early July after the latest iteration of Chrysler emerged ...

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