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Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 pm
At first glance, it looks like business as usual for product launches at the Volkswagen Group through the end of the decade.
Automotive News Breaking News
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 pm
Volkswagen dealers are finally in line for some much-needed financial relief nearly a year after watching their franchise values dwindle in the wake of the automaker's diesel emissions scandal.
Automotive News Breaking News
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 pm
The first wave of active safety technology - features such as emergency braking, lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control - has reduced accidents.
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Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 pm
Richard Fisher's dealerships in high-rent Evanston, Ill., were constrained on space. So when he learned of a closed factory nearby, he spent $5 million turning it into a massive service and vehicle-storage facility.
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Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 pm
A partnership between Avis Budget and TrueCar is helping the rental-car company sell more retired rental cars directly to consumers for more money than it can get from selling the vehicles at traditional auto auctions.
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Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 pm
Having a professional photo booth allows dealerships to showcase high-quality vehicle photos on their website.
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Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 pm
Toyota Motor Corp. is investing in design and manufacturing in South America to capitalize on the region's rebound when it comes.
Automotive News Breaking News
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 pm
U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to decline in August, decreasing the industry's chances of beating the full-year record it set in 2015.
Automotive News Breaking News
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 pm
Buyers looking to acquire dealerships are facing a personnel bottleneck in the form of a shortage of qualified and available individuals to run the acquired stores. To cope, some would-be buyers are stepping up efforts to groom future managers.
Automotive News Breaking News
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 pm
Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen isn't bending to accusations that his plan to transform the brand's retail network violates franchise laws and threatens smaller stores' survival. Critics of the plan, he says, are merely resistant to change.
TheCarConnection.com
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:00 am
2017 Audi S3 sedanAlthough the Audi S3 shares its looks, its interior, and its underpinnings with comparatively pedestrian siblings—the Audi A3 in its sedan, convertible, and electric car variations—it's definitely the life of the party. But by far, the S3 is the most engaging member of its clan of siblings to drive. Quick on its heels and stuffed with...
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:34 pm
2016 MINI ClubmanMINI is recalling more than 7,800 MINI Clubman vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles contain side curtain airbags that may not deploy properly during collisions. As NHTSA documents explain, the Clubman's airbags are wrapped in fabric that's been perforated to...
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:00 am
2017 BMW M6 Gran CoupeYou don't buy a BMW M6 for its subtlety: It's a car that will grab your attention in any form—coupe, convertible, or slick sedan—and it shows that you're not here to apologize for excess or expense. It's essentially a flagship of the BMW performance lineup, although that's a phrase that could be used for several different models. We...
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:14 am
2017 Lincoln MKZLincoln's smallest sedan has been awarded a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the independent agency's top marks for crashworthiness. But the award to the 2017 Lincoln MKZ comes after the automaker made structural changes to the luxury sedan. When it was first tested by the IIHS, the MKZ received an "Acceptable"...
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:41 am
Volkswagen plantAfter a few quiet weeks, the Volkswagen Dieselgate fiasco has come roaring back to life. Is it the beginning of the end of the scandal? Eh, not likely: 1. VW plans $1.2 billion compensation package for U.S. dealers: VW dealers have not been a happy bunch for the past 11 months. They've had to contend with horrible headlines, furious owners, and...
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:30 am
2017 Porsche 911How often do you change your oil? Growing up, most of us were told to change the oil in our cars every 2,500 or 3,000 miles. We recently conducted a quick poll, though, and found that few of you still heed that advice--if you ever did. Chevrolet study reveals driving--not sex or drugs--worries parents most Once upon a time, America's youth were in...
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:08 am
Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system demo  -  Japan, 11/2012As automakers race to make automatic emergency braking standard in more new cars, the nation's largest automobile owners club says not all systems are designed the same. In controlled testing, AAA announced this week that different automatic emergency braking systems in cars could help prevent crashes—but with varying rates of effectiveness...
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:00 am
2017 Porsche 911The 2017 Porsche 911 marks one of the most significant changes for the sports car in recent history, but you may not know much by looking at it from the exterior. The same teardrop shape remains, same Coke-bottle curves. But under the hood (which is in the back, by the way) is a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-6 as standard. Yup, there's turbo 911s...
TheCarConnection.com
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:32 pm
2017 GMC Terrain NightfallThe GMC Terrain is half of General Motors' answer to booming sales of compact crossover SUVs such as the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4. The other half? That's the mechanically identical Chevy Equinox. The 2017 GMC Terrain is the boxy, bold, and brash part of the equation and one of just two front-drive-based models in GMC's lineup. Interestingly, the...
TheCarConnection.com
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:13 pm
2017 BMW 7-SeriesYou can count on the BMW 7-Series to make a technological leap with each of its generations. And with the latest sixth-generation models that made their debut last year, the 7-Series is certainly no exception, as it benefits from some engineering lessons learned, inside and underneath, with the automaker's "i" electrified cars. The 7-Series earned...
Yahoo Automotive
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:02 pm

Automobiles are shown for sale at a car dealership in Carlsbad, CaliforniaAugust U.S. auto sales will be 5.2 percent below a year ago, adding to evidence that the peak of industry sales was in 2015, consultancies J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Thursday. "With mixed economic signals, it certainly looks like U.S. auto sales may have peaked in 2015," said Jeff Schuster, head of forecasting at LMC. The consultancies said they expect August U.S. total auto sales of 1,492,700 vehicles, from 1,574,938 a year earlier.


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Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:22 pm

French car parts supplier Faurecia's logo is seen during the company's investor day in ParisBy Paul Lienert HOLLAND, Mich. (Reuters) - With self-driving cars expected on the road within three to five years, French supplier Faurecia SA is focusing on the cabin of future autonomous cars. Faurecia, partly owned by French automaker Peugeot Citroen, is one of the world's largest suppliers of automotive seats and interiors. It envisions next-generation cockpits for "new behaviors, when vehicles are no longer designed solely for driving," said Matt Benson, head of ventures and advanced innovation at the company's xWorks operation in a former furniture factory in this small city in western Michigan.


Yahoo Automotive
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:03 am

FILE - In this Thursday, April 21, 2016, file photo, Joyce Ertel Hulbert, owner of a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI, holds a sign while interviewed outside of the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco. Loyal owners of Volkswagen diesel cars understandably felt betrayed when they learned the German automaker had rigged the testing process to bypass U.S. emissions standards. Thanks to the settlement announced in June, people who bought or leased the affected vehicles are sorting through a complex set of tables and charts to find out what they will be paid, or they are waiting to see if a fix will be available to prevent excess release of pollutants. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)Loyal owners of Volkswagen diesel cars understandably felt betrayed when they learned the German automaker had rigged the testing process to bypass U.S. emissions standards. But many are having a change of heart after learning how much VW will pay them to turn in their cars.


Yahoo Automotive
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:05 am

Amazon.com's logo is seen at Amazon Japan's office building in Tokyo(Reuters) - Amazon.com on Thursday launched Amazon Vehicles, an online platform for users to research on cars, auto parts and accessories. The platform will include specifications, images and reviews on Amazon.com for a large number of car models, ranging from Tesla Motors' 2014 Model S to the iconic Ford Mustang 1965. Amazon Vehicles would be an extension of the existing Amazon Automotive store, the company said.


Yahoo Automotive
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:16 am

Forward-looking sensor is seen mounted on a Delphi autonomous car before it departs Treasure Island for a cross-country trip from San Francisco to New York City in San Francisco,Other automakers and suppliers previously have targeted 2020-2021 for initial deployment of fully automated, or Level 4, vehicles that require no human driver. Mobileye, a key supplier of vision-based sensing systems, and Delphi, a provider of automotive safety systems, said they plan to begin testing a jointly developed turn-key system for self-driving cars early next year. Mobileye's U.S.-listed shares were up 8.3 percent at $50.42 in mid-day trading, while Delphi's shares rose 3.2 percent to $67.15.


Yahoo Automotive
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:53 am

A device, part of Mobileye driving assist system, is seen on the dashboard of a vehicle in Jerusalem(Reuters) - Israeli driving assistant software maker Mobileye NV said on Tuesday it was developing a self-driving system with Delphi Automotive Plc that will be ready for production by 2019. Mobileye had cut its ties with Tesla Motors Inc last month after the electric carmaker's autopilot system faced scrutiny from regulators following a fatal accident in early May. Tesla's autopilot system uses EyeQ chips from Mobileye to help with image analysis for steering and staying in lanes. Mobileye and Delphi said their technology would cater to automakers that may not necessarily want to develop their own self-driving systems.


Yahoo Automotive
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:31 am

Delphi, Mobileye join forces on autonomous car platformAuto parts and electronics company Delphi Automotive is joining with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years. The companies announced ...


Yahoo Automotive
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:41 am

The logo of Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) is seen during the Auto China 2016 auto show in BeijingJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Chinese state-owned Beijing Automobile International Corporation (BAIC) has signed a deal to invest 11 billion rand ($823.30 million) in an industrial zone in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, the operator of the zone said on Thursday. The deal will see BAIC open an automotive manufacturing plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone near South Africa's Nelson Mandela Bay, the Coega Development Corporation said in a statement. ($1 = 13.3608 rand) (Reporting by TJ Strydom; Editing by Alexandra Hudson)


Yahoo Automotive
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:51 am
(Reuters) - Electric luxury sports sedan Fisker Karma is being reincarnated as Karma Revero. Karma Automotive LLC, the electric car unit of Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group Corp, on Thursday unveiled the first pictures of its new hybrid car Karma Revero that has a solar roof to power the car. Karma said bookings for the Revero would begin from Sept. 8.
Yahoo Automotive
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:42 am
Online used-car startup Carvana, known for delivering vehicles through vending machines, said on Wednesday it closed a $160 million Series C funding round that brought the total raised to nearly half a billion dollars. Carvana, set up in 2013, said it would use the proceeds to support its expansion in the United States to more than 20 markets by the end of this year, up from 15 currently, and to double its inventory to more than 10,000 vehicles. A customer can buy a car online and can either pick it up from the "vending machine" or have it delivered.