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Holiday Car Shopping Can Reap Rewards

On: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 10:55AM | By: Gary P Garry


The Automotive Gift test 2

This time of year, we experience a rapid fire succession of important events. To people like me, one of them is the beginning of the football season. It is an American tradition that signals the end of the summer and the start of a new chapter.


Jaguar Re-axes C-X75 Supercar

On: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 2:48PM | By: Carl Malek


Jaguar Re-axes C-X75 Supercar test 1-1

With the unexpected momentum generated by its role in the upcoming Bond movie Spectre, it appears that Jaguar was close to approving the long-rumored C-X75 supercar for a limited production run, but has once again pulled the plug on the project citing costs as the primary reason for its most recent demise.


Feds Reveal Widespread Cheating By Volkswagen In Clean Air Tests; Fines Could Exceed Billions Of Dollars

On: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 9:43AM | By: Carl Malek


Feds Reveal Widespread Cheating By Volkswagen In Clean Air Tests; Fines Could Exceed Billions Of Dollars test 1-1

In a stunning announcement released earlier this week, the federal government revealed that Volkswagen intentionally installed software in nearly half a million diesel-equipped vehicles to help them achieve higher emissions control efficiency numbers; it could result in what could be a landmark case for green vehicles, and perhaps a new hurdle for the recently resurgent diesel vehicle market.


Mazda Aims For Bigger Slice Of CUV Sales, Shoots For 50 Percent U.S. Sales

On: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 9:41AM | By: Carl Malek


Mazda Aims For Bigger Slice Of CUV Sales, Shoots For 50 Percent U.S. Sales test 1-1

With the recent surge in CUV sales, it is no secret that many automakers are recalibrating their plans to take full advantage of the increased demand. Mazda, in particular, has been eying recent developments and wants at least 50 percent of its U.S. sales to be CUV products, with the company aiming to achieve this ambitious goal in two to three years. This is key, as the company is trying to recover from a recent sales skid that came as a result of overreliance on the sale of low margin compacts.


 

FCA Celebrates Production Of One-Millionth Nine-Speed Transmission

On: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 8:57AM | By: Carl Malek


FCA Celebrates Production Of One-Millionth Nine-Speed Transmission test 1-1

The progress of Chrysler's class exclusive nine-speed TorqueFlite automatic gearbox has been a long and interesting saga. But FCA is celebrating a key milestone in the transmissions' journey the production of the one-millionth transmission unit at the firm's Tipton Transmission Plant in Tipton, Indiana.


smart Pulls The Plug On The fortwo Electric Drive

On: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 12:47PM | By: Carl Malek


smart Pulls The Plug On The fortwo Electric Drive test 1-1

In an announcement that received little fanfare, Smart has revealed that it has stopped production of the fortwo electric drive EV in a step to help prepare for full production of the next generation smart fortwo.


Mitsubishi to end U.S. production and sell its Illinois factory

On: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 1:31PM | By: Teddy Field


Mitsubishi to end U.S. production and sell its Illinois factory test 1-1

After nearly three decades, and 3 million cars, Mitsubishi has decided to end production at its factory in Normal, Illinois. The central Illinois town is about to lose nearly 1,000 jobs, and $120 million dollars of local economic revenue. Even though the plant's main product, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, is the Japanese automaker's single best-selling model...


Federal Officials Concerned Over Jeep Cherokee Hack

On: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 9:05AM | By: Carl Malek


Federal Officials Concerned Over Jeep Cherokee Hack test 1-1

A recently discovered glitch that allowed two hackers to remotely hack a Jeep Cherokee has gotten the attention and concern of federal officials due to the potential problems that could arise from cyber breaches in today's internet-connected automobiles.


Chrysler Predicts Imminent Midsize Sedan Incentive War

On: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 4:52PM | By: Carl Malek


Chrysler Predicts Imminent Midsize Sedan Incentive War test 1-1

With sales currently shrinking in the mid-size car segment (which includes the Chrysler 200, Toyota Camry, and Honda Accord), many manufacturers are engaging in a bitter incentive sales war that has the potential to erode long term profits for the segment, according to a statement released by Chrysler representatives to the folks at Automotive News.


After the Smoke Clears at Belmont, Visit the Saratoga Automobile Museum

On: Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 2:43PM | By: Gary P Garry


After the Smoke Clears at Belmont, Visit the Saratoga Automobile Museum test 1-1

I'm a big horse racing fan, and it is in my blood, because I used to go to the track with my family when I was a child. During the Triple Crown series, I have written about automotive museums that you can visit if you were to go to Kentucky or Maryland to see the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness.


Chevrolet Bolt Application Suspended By U.S Patent Office

On: Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 3:58PM | By: Carl Malek


Chevrolet Bolt Application Suspended By U.S Patent Office test 1-1

When Chevrolet first unveiled the Bolt concept, it had ambitious plans to turn the Bolt into a production car, and put it on sale in a few years with a $35,000 base price. However, the company suffered a setback earlier this week when it was revealed that the United States Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO) has suspended GM's patent application for the Bolt nameplate, potentially opening up the possibility of a name change for the upcoming electric car.