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Apple is leasing six cars from Hertz for autonomous software testing: Sources – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

These are the most American-made cars – MarketWatch

Two Ohio-built SUVs from Fiat Chrysler are the most American-made vehicles to roll off the assembly line, according to a Cars.com index released Monday. The Jeep Wrangler (including the Wrangler Unlimited four-door) and the Jeep Cherokee rank first and second among the top 10 on the consumer site’s longstanding American-Made Index, with European-American, American and Japanese brands cracking the list but…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Sharper looks, sharper performance from BMW’s second-smallest crossover – CNET

The BMW X3 is one of the quintessentially American Bimmers, manufactured in Spartanburg, South Carolina alongside the X4, X5 and X6. For the 2018 model year, BMW has thrown a host of updates at its smallish utility vehicle, both inside and out. Let’s start outside: Its silhouette is largely similar. The headlights are a bit sharper, and are available with optional LED projectors. The LED taillights are slimmer too. While…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: A Critical Step On Volkswagen’s Road To … – Forbes

Volkswagen of America The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan should give a boost to VW sales Volkswagen’s U.S. sales topped out in 2012 at an impressive 438,000 units. That number is even more impressive given VW’s sales of 256,000 units just 2 years earlier. The company appeared to be on a major growth spurt, with no end in sight. Of course the sales growth did end, starting with a 30,000-unit slide in 2013 followed by…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Fiat-Chrysler Halts Production of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Amid Safety Recall – The Drive

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was built to check a lot of boxes for Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Its lofty goals included reinvigorating the slumping minivan segment, raising its fleet average fuel economy rating—and, of course, making fistfuls of cash off the industry’s first hybrid minivan. None of that is possible without actually getting the damn thing to dealer lots, though. That’s why a new report from The Wall Street Journal portends some…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Sharper looks, sharper performance from BMW’s second-smallest crossover – CNET

The BMW X3 is one of the quintessentially American Bimmers, manufactured in Spartanburg, South Carolina alongside the X4, X5 and X6. For the 2018 model year, BMW has thrown a host of updates at its smallish utility vehicle, both inside and out. Let’s start outside: Its silhouette is largely similar. The headlights are a bit sharper, and are available with optional LED projectors. The LED taillights are slimmer too. While…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: A Critical Step On Volkswagen’s Road To Recovery – Forbes

Volkswagen of America The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan should give a boost to VW sales Volkswagen’s U.S. sales topped out in 2012 at an impressive 438,000 units. That number is even more impressive given VW’s sales of 256,000 units just 2 years earlier. The company appeared to be on a major growth spurt, with no end in sight. Of course the sales growth did end, starting with a 30,000-unit slide in 2013 followed by…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

BMW adding 1000 jobs at South Carolina plant – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

The Cars.com 2017 American-Made Index – Cars.com News

CARS.COM — For 2017, Cars.com has revamped its longstanding American-Made Index for the first time. Over the AMI’s 11-year history, the number of models meeting our original criteria has fallen due to the globalization of automobile manufacturing — from more than 60 vehicles in the AMI’s inaugural year to eight last year. By the original requirements, only three 2017 models would have qualified this year. With that, witness…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Avis and Alphabet will team up on self-driving cars — and Avis shares are soaring – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: A Critical Step On Volkswagen’s Road To Recovery – Forbes

Volkswagen of America The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan should give a boost to VW sales Volkswagen’s U.S. sales topped out in 2012 at an impressive 438,000 units. That number is even more impressive given VW’s sales of 256,000 units just 2 years earlier. The company appeared to be on a major growth spurt, with no end in sight. Of course the sales growth did end, starting with a 30,000-unit slide in 2013 followed by…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Jeep tops Cars.com list of American-made vehicles, ousting Toyota – USA TODAY

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Chief Edition.(Photo: FCA US LLC) Two Jeep sport-utility vehicles assembled in Ohio topped the Cars.com list of most American-made vehicles in a shakeup for the closely followed index. The two vehicles made by Japanese automakers that previously topped the list, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, have dropped out of the top 10, illustrating the complexity in determining what qualifies as genuinely American-made. The newly formulated…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Ford Has Found an Amazing Way to Reuse Cash the Federal Reserve Would Otherwise Burn – TheStreet.com

A noted supporter of recycling, auto legend Henry Ford would be proud to know his spirit of conservation is still alive and well in the company that bears his name. And in fact, as TheStreet learned on a recent trip to Ford’s (F) Dearborn, MI. headquarters, the founder’s recycling efforts have been taken to a whole other level. Within Ford’s Plastics and Materials Sustainability Research Department, which is tasked with…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

NASCAR Sonoma 2017 results: Kevin Harvick wins Toyota/Save Mart 350 – SB Nation

Kevin Harvick drove away from the field, then saved enough fuel to win the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Harvick beat second-place finisher and Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer by eight seconds. It was Harvick’s first victory of the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series season and first-ever at Sonoma, one of two road courses on the schedule. He snapped a 20-race winless streak dating to October 2016 at…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Mazda CX-5 review: One of the best compact crossovers on the market – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Honda identifies problem part in engine failures – Indianapolis Star

x Embed x Share CLOSE Motor Sports insider Jim Ayello previews this weekend’s IndyCar race in Wisconsin. Jim Ayello/IndyStar Buy Photo Fernando Alonso reacts to the crowd’s applause after climbing from his car. Alonso’s engine quit on him during the running of the 101st Indianapolis 500, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017.(Photo: Doug McSchooler/for IndyStar)Buy Photo PLYMOUTH, Wis. — Honda Performance Development believes it has unearthed the answer…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Takata Bankruptcy Clouds Auto Industry’s Biggest Recall – Bloomberg

The bankruptcy of troubled air-bag maker Takata Corp. isn’t just a crisis for its employees and suppliers. It also throws a wild card into one of the biggest and most complicated recalls in automotive history. The auto-parts supplier has pledged to recall and replace tens of millions of defective air-bag inflators used by 19 car and truck makers around the world, from Tesla Inc. to Toyota Motor Corp. Takata filed…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Economy, gas prices putting more cars on the road – The Journal News | LoHud.com

x Embed x Share CLOSE Is there more traffic on the road? Yes. Yes there is. Video by Jordan Fenster/lohud Wochit Buy Photo Traffic was heavy on the I-287 westbound approach to the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown by mid-afternoon June 22, 2017.(Photo: Seth Harrison/The Journal News)Buy Photo Noticing more cars on the road? It isn’t just you. The American Automobile Association says there really are more vehicles traversing the…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

BMW, Volkswagen try to outrace Apple & Google as big data emerges as challenge for automakers – Economic Times

FRANKFURT: Volkswagen is delving into quantum computing. BMW is building a giant new data centre. And Bosch this week announced plans to construct a factory to build chips for self-driving cars. The moves are part of an expanding effort to build the computing capacity — so-called big data — they will need as vehicles digitise and become driverless. Cars will need to constantly communicate, absorbing and analysing information from thousands…

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

2018 BMW X3 Pictures Leaked to the Public – The Drive

Originally scheduled to make its introduction on Monday, the all-new 2018 BMW X3 has appeared on the internet a little earlier than expected. Spotted by Carscoops, BMW’s Hong Kong website has published an entire rundown of BMW’s new SUV a tad prematurely.  As expected, the redesigned X3 is more of an evolution than revolution, featuring the same German compact utility dimensions as its predecessor albeit updated to align with BMW’s…

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017