In a final lap thriller, Chaz Mostert and Paul Morris in a Ford Falcon won the 2014 Bathurst 1000 at Australia’s historic Mount Panorama Circuit. Get all the latest car biz news in the Executive Briefing.
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+ Fiat Chrysler Automobiles debuts on the New York Stock Exchange today, capping a decade of building and rebuilding by chief executive Sergio Marchionne. More at Reuters.
+ General Motors sales in China rose 15 percent in September, boosted by strong Cadillac volume, while Ford sales slipped 4 percent. More at the Detroit Free Press.
+ Nissan Motor has appointed Allan Rushforth, formerly COO of Hyundai Europe, as its new global vice president of sales. More at Autocar Professional.
+ Tesla Motors has unveiled a twin-motor, all-wheel-drive D model and a suite of Autopilot semi-autonomous driving features. More at CNN Money.
+ Chaz Mostert and co-driver Paul Morris in a Ford Falcon won Australia’s famed Bathurst 1000, starting last but leading the final lap. More at ABC News of Australia.
+ Aston Martin ran $41 million in the red in 2013, collectng a loss of nearly $10,000 on every car it produced last year. More at The Detroit Bureau
+ The historic Daytona 200 motorcycle race at Daytona International Speedway, first held in the city in 1937, has been cancelled for 2015. More at Motorsport.com.
+ Ferrari celebrated 60 years in the United States with a party on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and the unveiling of a special model, the F60 America. More at Today.
+ With a victory by Lewis Hamilton in the Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes has clinched its first Formula One constructors’ title of the modern era. More at RTE.
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