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FCA chairman confirms Marchionne email to Barra

FCA chairman John Elkann confirms that Sergio Marchionne sent Mary Barra an email to suggest a merger.

Marchionne urges industry consolidation, again

Fiat Chrysler mastermind Sergio Marchionne is convinced that the industry will see another merger between major automakers within the next three years.

Autoblog Podcast #374

Auto Industry Consolidation, Toyota Camry Announcement, David Brown Automotive Speedback, $8,000 Volkswagen

Episode #374 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Mike Harley and Steven Ewing talk about the speculation about big-time consolidation in the automotive industry, Toyota teasing an announcement about the Camry, the David Brown Automotive Speedback, and the upcoming $8,000 Volkswagen. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for t

GM's retail consolidation will form "luxury superstores"

Among the many ills plaguing automakers, and General Motors in particular, is an excessive amount of dealers selling their wares through competing outlets. GM has decided to rectify the matter by combining its top three "luxury" marques – Cadillac, HUMMER and Saab – into megastores that aim to provide consumers with a variety of choice without watering down each brand's distinct niche.