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Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:15 pm
Mercedes-Benz is adding a fourth convertible to its North American lineup: the S class. The German automaker will introduce the car this month at the Frankfurt auto show. Press days are Sept. 15 and 16.
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:16 pm
U.S. auto safety regulators now believe about 19.2 million U.S. vehicles are covered by the recalls for Takata airbag inflators that can explode in a crash, 36 percent fewer than were thought earlier this summer to carry the defective parts.
Automotive News Breaking News
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:15 pm
Facing stock market turmoil and an unfriendly calendar, Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia still set monthly U.S. sales records in August on strong demand for crossovers. Hyundai reported selling 72,012 vehicles for the month, a 2.
Automotive News Breaking News
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:15 pm
The declines in small and midsize car sales finally caught up to both Toyota and Honda in August. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. reported its August sales fell 8.8 percent from a year earlier to 224,381 vehicles, while American Honda Motor Co.'
Automotive News Breaking News
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:16 pm
Lexus sold the most luxury vehicles in the U.S. in August, riding a wave of demand for its new crossover to a second straight monthly win and narrowing the gap with BMW. Sales rose 2.
Automotive News Breaking News
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:30 am
Ford Motor Co. had its best retail-sales month since March 2006 in August, selling 183,467 vehicles in the U.S. Ford posted its highest F-series number of the year and gains of at least 20 percent for five crossover and SUV nameplates.
Yahoo Automotive
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:49 am

Front grill of a 2014 Chrysler Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is seen on display outside Chrysler World Headquarters during the FCA Investors Day in Auburn HillsFiat Chrysler had said in October last year that it was planning to begin the production of a redesigned Wrangler in early 2017. The production of Jeep Cherokee is likely to be shifted to the company's Sterling Heights Assembly in Michigan or Belvidere Assembly in Illinois, Automotive News reported on Tuesday. Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee have been Fiat Chrysler's top-selling vehicles in the United States so far this year.


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Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:13 am
Light vehicle sales in Canada grew 2.2 percent in August to 175,512 vehicles, according to the monthly Desrosiers market snapshot report.
Automotive News Breaking News
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:15 am
After scrapping production plans for the Nissan IDx coupes, there is now a very real possibility that the next Z car will be a crossover.
Automotive News Breaking News
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:00 am
Fiat Chrysler has decided to keep making the Jeep Wrangler in Toledo, Ohio, move production of the Jeep Cherokee to a nearby state and build a Jeep pickup.
TheCarConnection.com
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:08 am
2014 Ford F-150Everybody loves a "top ten" list. At work, at home, in the dentist's office, we happily tumble into slideshows of the world's Top Ten Vacation Spots, America's Top Ten Entrepreneurs, or for the meta-minded, David Letterman's Top Ten Top Ten Lists. But some top ten lists aren't so lovable -- like, say, the world's Top Ten Murder Hotspots, or the...
TheCarConnection.com
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:40 am
2014 Jeep CherokeeFiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for more than 206,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs from the 2014 model year. According to the automaker, electrical issues could prevent the vehicles' windshield wipers from working properly. The Cherokee's problem is rooted in the control module that manages the wiper function. FCA says that if the Cherokee's...
TheCarConnection.com
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:30 am
2017 Infiniti Q30From The Car Connection: NHTSA Says 2015 Is Shaping Up To Be A Deadly Year For Drivers The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued some very early traffic fatality stats for 2015, and we hate to break it to you, but they don't look so good. In fact, they're pretty darned depressing. 2016 Chrysler 300 Review The Chrysler 300 is a...
Automotive News Breaking News
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:00 am
U.S. light-vehicle sales slipped 0.7 percent, far better than projections of a 3.3 percent dip, to 1.505 million in August as consumers shrugged off volatile stock prices and continued to splurge. The annualized pace of sales soared to 17.
Yahoo Automotive
Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:48 pm

Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group Sergio Marchionne speaks during a presentation in Arese, Italy on June 24, 2015It "would be unconscionable" for the world's number-three and number-seven automakers to not weigh a deal, Marchionne told Automotive News. Having analyzed the issues of combining the two companies' product lines, factories and workforces, Marchionne insisted the benefits would be immense for both. Marchionne, who engineered the Fiat takeover of Chrysler, completed last year, said FCA had other suitors, but the best combination would be with GM.


TheCarConnection.com
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:24 am
Police officer with radar gunHere's what we know about autonomous cars: 1. They're coming. 2. Their arrival will be piecemeal, via a range of autonomous features, which will eventually merge into fully self-driving vehicles. 3. Autonomous technology could be accepted by the mainstream within five or ten years. 4. Autonomous vehicles will smooth out traffic, save lives, and...
TheCarConnection.com
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:01 am
Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Quarter of 2015 (NHTSA)The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued some very early traffic fatality stats for 2015, and we hate to break it to you, but they don't look so good. In fact, they're pretty darned depressing. Official numbers for 2015 won't be available for a while -- likely, the end of 2016, after data has gathered from every corner of the...
TheCarConnection.com
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:30 am
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350From The Car Connection: 2016 Smart ForTwo Review The 2016 Smart ForTwo is the first complete redesign of the iconic two-seat minicar since it went on sale in Europe almost two decades ago. The new car is no longer than before--it's still just 8.8 feet--but it's close to 4 inches wider, which gives it the feel of a compact car if you don't look...
TheCarConnection.com
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:58 am
2015 Nissan LeafNissan's Leaf and Ford's Focus Electric represent two very different answers to the same question: How should a compact electric hatchback look? The Leaf is by far the best-selling electric car sold both in North America and worldwide. But its design is distinctive and polarizing, enough so that people may point at it due to the unusual looks. It...
Yahoo Automotive
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:40 am

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TheCarConnection.com
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:52 am
Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2015Auto enthusiasts and analysts have been debating autonomous cars for years. Some critics think they're decades away from becoming a reality, and at least one survey has shown that a majority of motorists don't want to be anywhere near them (despite the fact that autonomous cars are better drivers). On the other hand, as J.D. Power demonstrated...
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:30 am
2016 BMW 7-SeriesFrom The Car Connection: Holy Crap, The Ford Bronco May Make A Comeback, Too It's been a week of highs and lows for Ford fans. On Monday, the company's stock took a nosedive, thanks largely to fears about China and Ford's future there. But that bad news was balanced out a couple of days later, when rumors began circulating that Ford was planning...
TheCarConnection.com
Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:08 pm
Cadillac CUE With Apple CarPlayWhy wouldn’t new-car buyers want to take their familiar smartphone interface and apps into their vehicle? It’s an open question asked in the wake of results released this past week by J.D. Power, mentioning Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as among the 14 technology features that 20 percent or more of owners don’t want in their...
Yahoo Automotive
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:06 am

Vehicles are shown for sale at a local dealership in San DiegoThis week's fall in equities markets is not expected to have a major impact on August U.S. auto sales, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Thursday. The consultancies say monthly auto sales to be reported next Tuesday by major automakers will show a decline of 3.9 percent from a year ago, to 1.52 million vehicles. This is "due to a quirk in the calendar" that pushes results of Labor Day weekend sales into September, JD Power and LMC said.


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Sat Sep 01, 4627 2:40 pm

Scale models of Chinese-made bullet trains on exhibition at a shopping mall in JakartaChina and Japan are locked in an increasingly heated contest to build Indonesia's first high-speed railway, with the Asian giants sweetening deals and turning up the charm as time runs out to woo Jakarta. The rivalry over this major project is just the latest to flare up as China challenges Japan's long-standing dominance in Southeast Asia as a key source of infrastructure funding. Japan, a top-three investor in Indonesia with huge stakes in the automotive and mining sectors, seemed destined to build the high-speed railway until China muscled in with a counter offer earlier this year.


Yahoo Automotive
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:58 am
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The company that invented the iconic pine tree-shaped automotive air fresheners is turning up its nose at a proposal to open a slaughterhouse near the firm's northern New York factory.
Yahoo Automotive
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:46 pm
Johnson Electric Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday it would buy Ontario-based automotive engine and transmission pumps maker Stackpole International for C$867 million ($659 million) in a bid to increase its business in North America. The Hong Kong-listed electric motor maker said it was buying Stackpole from S.I. Investors, L.P. and would finance the purchase with cash reserves and credit facilities. Stackpole's pump technology and powder metal expertise will enable the Johnson Electric to provide integrated motorized pump solutions to customers in the automotive industry, it said.
Yahoo Automotive
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:44 pm
A long-simmering dispute between automakers and U.S. regulators over policies to promote electric vehicles spilled into the open on Tuesday, in the high stakes struggle over the future of automotive technology. The heads of two major lobby groups told hundreds of attendees at an industry conference in Traverse City, Michigan, that automakers are struggling to meet a California mandate to boost demand for electric cars to 15 percent of sales by 2025. Nine other states have adopted the same target to comply with the Obama administration's efforts to curb greenhouse gas omissions from vehicles.
Yahoo Automotive
Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:30 pm

A woman walks past a logo of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in TurinTORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian auto sales rose 0.4 percent in July from a year earlier but some major automakers, including Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co saw sales decline, according to data compiled by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants on Tuesday. Light vehicle sales rose to 177,844 cars and trucks from 177,108 a year earlier, setting a new July sales record. U.S. auto sales topped expectations in July, keeping the industry on pace for its best performance since the turn of the century. But a drop in the price of oil has hurt the Canadian economy. ...


Yahoo Automotive
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:53 pm

Ford notched 4.9 percent rise in sales to 222,731 in July 2015, a gain that included an 11 percent rise in Ford SUVsAutomakers reported strong US sales in July, boosted by sport utility vehicles, as the industry benefited again from lower gasoline prices and a steadily improving US economy. "Right now the industry is genuinely vibrant, benefiting from robust consumer demand that is enabling automakers to pull back incentive spending," said John Krafcik, president of TrueCar, an automotive pricing and information service.