from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A manufacturer of automotive vehicles; a carmaker.
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- n. One who manufactures automobiles; typically used to refer to a large corporation such as General Motors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a business engaged in the manufacture of automobiles
Investors in Italian automaker Fiat S.p. A. reacted to the proposed alliance with Chrysler LLC with volatility today, as analysts in Europe questioned how much the Italian automaker would benefit from a deal with the struggling Auburn Hills automaker, which is operating on $4 billion in federal loans and seeking $3 billion more.
Toyota Motor spokesman Brian Lyons said the automaker is sending three of its own technicians to investigate.
Nissan's chief operating officer said the automaker is working "with a sense of crisis" to lessen the impact of the strong yen on its business, as the currency's surge threatens to eat into profits in one of Japan's key export industries.
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan Motor Co. 's chief operating officer said Tuesday that the automaker is working "with a sense of crisis" to lessen the impact of the strong yen on its business, as the currency's surge threatens to eat into profits in one of Japan's key export industries.
The automaker is reducing exports from Japan while increasing imports as a short-term measure to cope with the strong yen, Mr. Shiga said.
Fitch's rating of "BB -" comes as the automaker is preparing for an initial public offering of stock, likely to come in mid-November.
Though it managed to escape our attention up to this point, Lexus actually displayed a duo of hybrid electric bicycles at last year's Tokyo Motor Show, and the Japanese automaker is now touting the bike as part of its sponsorship of the Great British Bike Ride.
And the safety-minded Swedish automaker is looking for lightning to strike twice by getting its products noticed in Twilight sequel New Moon.
Instead, it will be only showing off cars – - especially the fuel-efficient cars that the Detroit automaker is hoping will breathe new life into the company.
The automaker is slashing North American production for the rest of 2008 in response to the lower truck sales.
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