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Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:01 pm
A buzzworthy celebrity appearance is often the price of admission for advertising on gameday, but not any celebrity will do.
Automotive News Breaking News
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:01 pm
The U.S. Army is developing driverless trucks and could end up operating the largest fleet of autonomous vehicles. A key test comes this summer when the Army conducts road tests in Michigan.
Automotive News Breaking News
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:01 pm
A wave of coupes is appearing in showrooms and at auto shows this year, even though the segment is declining in popularity.
Automotive News Breaking News
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:01 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, looking to spark interest in two key Chrysler cars, plans special editions for the 200S and 300S that sport hints of Detroit's industrial might.
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Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:30 pm
Group 1 Automotive has acquired the Spire Automotive Group of 12 dealerships in the Greater London area. It also has divested three dealerships in the U.S.
Automotive News Breaking News
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:08 pm
U.S. Transportation Department officials are mounting an effort to tackle the human causes behind traffic deaths, which after years of steady declines, increased sharply last year.
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:56 am
2016 Jeep RenegadeThe Jeep Renegade is already into its second model year; yet it hasn't been given a full set of U.S. crash-test ratings until now. And the results, while mostly good, could definitely be better. The federal government has just released full NCAP safety ratings for the 2016 Jeep Renegade—and it completes a safety assessment of this compact...
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Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:50 am
UAW President Dennis Williams said the union took away several lessons from its rocky 2015 negotiations with Detroit automakers -- chief among them being the influence of social media on members.
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Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:45 am
Christine "Chrissy" Taylor has been promoted to Enterprise Holdings Inc.'s COO, the company said today.
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Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:03 am
The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index dipped in January, registering only its second decline in the last eight months.
Automotive News Breaking News
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:40 am
One automaker's junk is becoming one of its treasures. Toyota Motor Sales, along with Boles Parts Supply, takes bumper covers and recycles them in the form of shredding.
Yahoo Automotive
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:54 am

ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker reported a net loss of $7.95 billion for 2015, more than four times the previous year's net loss of $1.86 billion in 2014ArcelorMittal said Friday it would ask shareholders for fresh funds, sell assets and slash costs after falling commodity prices pummelled its performance last year, leaving a gaping hole in its accounts. To help fill the shortfall, ArcelorMittal said it would tap into shareholders' pockets via a capital increase of $3 billion by mid-2016, and also sell its stake in Spanish automotive company Gestamp, roughly netting another $1 billion. The company's shares plunged in anticipation of the cash call, dropping by nearly 6 percent on the New York stock market, having earlier posted similar losses on European exchanges.


Yahoo Automotive
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:22 am
(Reuters) - Continental Automotive Systems said on Thursday it supplied potentially defective air bag control units to 5 million vehicles used by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, and three other manufacturers built over a five-year period worldwide, widening an air bag safety crisis.
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:41 am
2015 Audi Q5Some of you may have seen the headline above and thought, "Oh, Volkswagen must've finally figured out how to fix some of its 3.0-liter diesels". But no, those plans were only submitted to the California Air Resources Board on Tuesday, and it'll be a while before they're approved (or possibly, refused). Today's recall of the Tiguan and Q5 stems...
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:30 am
2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 SpyderFrom The Car Connection: Five Reasons: Why Did Scion Fail? Has Toyota’s youth-oriented sub-brand, Scion, failed, or merely timed out in its mission? Jim Lentz, Toyota’s CEO for North America, announced yesterday in a video statement that the brand will be phased out after the 2016 model year. 2016 Kia Sorento Review Though the Kia...
TheCarConnection.com
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:22 pm
Scion C-HR ConceptHas Toyota’s youth-oriented sub-brand, Scion, failed, or merely timed out in its mission? Jim Lentz, Toyota’s CEO for North America, announced yesterday in a video statement that the brand will be phased out after the 2016 model year, with all products but the tC coupe reappearing with a Toyota badge (and, perhaps, a new corresponding...
Yahoo Automotive
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:41 pm

A new Honda Accord Tourer car is displayed during the first media day of the 78th Geneva Car Show at the Palexpo in GenevaWASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Continental Automotive Systems said on Thursday it supplied potentially defective air bag control units to 5 million vehicles used by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, and three other manufacturers built over a five-year period worldwide, widening an air bag safety crisis.Continental Automotive, a unit of Germany-based Continental AG , told the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that electronic systems built from 2006 through 2010 and used in 5 million vehicles may fail and air bags may not deploy in a crash or may inadvertently deploy without warning. Continental spokeswoman Mary Arraf said the recall involved between 1.5 million and 2 million vehicles in the United States.


TheCarConnection.com
Tue Feb 06, 2740 2:55 pm
Inflated airbagHonda has issued two recalls affecting airbags on more than 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. Pay attention, because this may be a little confusing. RECALL #1: Honda CR-V, Honda CR-Z, Honda FCX Clarity, Honda Fit, Honda Fit EV, Honda Insight, Honda Ridgeline, Acura ILX, Acura ILX Hybrid, Acura RDX, Acura RL, Acura TL, Acura ZDX UNITS AFFECTED...
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Feb 06, 0460 2:55 pm
2009 Dodge JourneyFiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 112,001 Chrysler, Dodge, and Volkswagen vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective airbag systems. The good news? The recalls aren't related to the ongoing Takata airbag fiasco. ALSO SEE: Toyota Pulls The Plug On Scion, But Why? The bad news? At least seven injuries may be linked to this particular airbag...
TheCarConnection.com
Thu Feb 06, 9800 2:54 pm
2016 Opel Mokka XFrom The Car Connection: Toyota Pulls The Plug On Scion, But Why? Today, Toyota announced plans to shutter its youth-oriented Scion brand. But why? That depends on whom you ask. 2016 Honda Civic Review The Honda Civic is in its fifth decade on sale in America, and with the new sedan that's already arrived—followed by Civic Coupe models in...
Yahoo Automotive
Mon Feb 06, 8722 2:54 pm

The logo of Honda Motor Co is seen on a steering wheel of a car at the company's showroom in TokyoDETROIT (AP) — Another problem has developed with automotive air bags, this one resulting in recalls of up to 5 million vehicles worldwide.


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Sun Feb 06, 2744 2:54 pm

A Honda dealership sign is shown at a car lot in Carlsbad, CaliforniaDETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co is expanding its recall in North America of late-model vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata air bags, in a move that could affect around 2.3 million vehicles. The Japanese automaker sent dealers in the United States a letter last Saturday, informing them of its intent to recall about 2 million Honda and Acura vehicles over air bag problems, a Honda dealer said on Wednesday. Automotive News had reported the upcoming recall earlier on Wednesday.


TheCarConnection.com
Tue Feb 06, 1280 2:54 pm
2016 Scion iM drive event, Philadelphia area, Sept 2015Today, Toyota announced plans to shutter its youth-oriented Scion brand. But why? That depends on whom you ask. TOYOTA'S VERSION In the video above, Toyota Motor North America's CEO Jim Lentz explains that Scion isn't really going away. Beginning in the 2017 model year, most remaining Scion models will be rebadged and sold as Toyotas. The...
TheCarConnection.com
Sun Feb 06, 8800 2:54 pm
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan (Euro-spec)  -  Preview Drive, January 2016The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is nearly 18 months away from its on-sale date in the U.S. Yet up north near the Arctic Circle, in Arvidsjaur, Sweden, this past week, we got just enough of a tease to know that this one’s going to be different. In addition to becoming, for the U.S. market, an entire size larger than the current model, all 2018...
TheCarConnection.com
Sun Feb 06, 5200 2:54 pm
Bosch active gas pedalLove it or hate it, the Internet of Things is upon us. We have watches that tell us when we've been sitting too long, dog collars that keep tabs on our pooches' pulmonary patterns, and refrigerators that know way too much about our private eating habits. So, it's not very surprising that one company has developed a smart gas pedal -- one that...
Yahoo Automotive
Sat Feb 06, 7266 2:54 pm

French carmaker Renault acknowledged it was coming late to the party when it opened its first factory in China this weekWith China's growth slowing, ruthless competition and virtually no brand recognition, French carmaker Renault is banking on SUVs and a Transformers actress as it confronts an uphill struggle to break into the world's biggest car market. Europe's third largest carmaker acknowledged it was coming late to the party when it opened its first factory in China this week -- years after Japanese behemoth Toyota and US giant General Motors. "It's a tricky situation for Renault," Jia Xinguang, chief analyst at China Automotive Industry Consulting, told AFP.


Yahoo Automotive
Tue Feb 06, 2001 2:54 pm

Despite a massive snowstorm that blanketed the East Coast, US auto sales looked set to keep up the momentum from a strong 2015, results showDespite a massive snowstorm that blanketed the East Coast, US auto sales looked set to keep up the momentum from a strong 2015, results showed Tuesday. Total adjusted sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17.68 million vehicles, Autodata said. "Many brands had their best January sales ever, suggesting the new-car party will continue into the new year," said Karl Brauer, an analyst for Kelley Blue Book.


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Sun Feb 06, 3516 2:54 pm

View shows Ferrari showroom outside MoscowBy Gleb Stolyarov and Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - As Russia wrestles with an economic crisis, more and more Porsches and Rolls-Royces are appearing on its roads. Sales of Porsche, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Lexus cars all rose last year, even as Russia sank into recession. "It's bizarre," said IHS Automotive analyst Tim Urquhart.


Yahoo Automotive
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:41 am
(This Jan. 28 story has been corrected to remove reference to world first) AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An electric, driverless shuttle bus will take to the Dutch public streets on Thursday, rolling six passengers along a 200 meter (yard) stretch of road. Several trials of so-called autonomous vehicles are under way in the automotive and technology industries, from Tesla's Model S sedan, which can change lanes with minimal driver input, to plans by Google and Daimler to introduce driverless vehicles. The shuttle pilot project will be expanded in coming months and will eventually be used as public transport along a 6 kilometer route in the town, said Iris van Cattenburch of Connekt, a group of companies developing sustainable public transport.
Yahoo Automotive
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:03 pm
By Aditi Shah NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Carmakers are gearing up to launch affordable hybrid and electric cars for India in the next few years, executives said, lured by government incentives for fuel-efficient vehicles as the country accelerates efforts to cut worsening air pollution. As the industry descends on smog-bound New Delhi for India's biggest car show, starting Wednesday, foreign firms like Toyota Motor Corp will join domestic players like Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra in displaying green cars designed to reel in potential buyers. While hybrid and electric cars now make up a tiny fraction of sales, new government aid worth up to $2,000 per car could help catapult green vehicles to nearly a third of a 5 million car market by 2020, IHS Automotive says.