January 15, 2010

Auto Briefs

Alfa Romeo to remain under Fiat's wing; Ford F-series is December's top seller

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Fiat CEO says Alfa Romeo not for sale
Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday that he has no intention of selling the Alfa Romeo brand, but made clear the maker of sporty cars needs to prove its mettle in 2010. "It is not for sale," Marchionne told reporters at the show. But he said of the Fiat brands, Alfa is the one that has the biggest issues. Marchionne has long planned to relaunch the Alfa brand in the U.S., but he has not yet said which models.

--Associated Press

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Associated Press

Ford F-series is top seller in December
The top-selling vehicles and the total number sold last month, with November's rank in parentheses:

1. Ford F-series, 48,209 (1)
2. Toyota Camry/Solara, 34,946 (2)
3. Toyota Corolla/Matrix, 34,220 (4)
4. Chevrolet Silverado, 33,301 (3)
5. Honda Accord, 26,159 (5)
6. Honda Civic, 22,319 (10)
7. Chevrolet Malibu, 19,374 (-)
8. Ford Escape, 19,156 (7)
9. Ford Fusion, 18,852 (9)
10. Honda CR-V, 18,686 (8)

--Associated Press


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