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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

A tale of two cities — and a Chrysler – Litchfield County Times

MALMO, SWEDEN — Gather ’round and you will hear the story of a mysterious red 1949 Chrysler convertible. The car, which is in Sweden and lovingly restored and cared for by its present owner, Bengt Olsson, of Malmo, was first purchased in Litchfield in the late 1940s. Despite numerous attempts to ascertain the first owner and subsequent early history of the red Chrysler, known formally as…

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Inside the Aston Martin factory – The Verge – The Verge

It’s a two-hour car ride from Heathrow Airport to the small village of Gaydon in Warwickshire, England, home to Aston Martin’s headquarters. The company plans, designs, and build its cars in this office park enclave, down the road from Jaguar Land Rover headquarters, and only a short 45-minute drive from Silverstone, where Formula 1 development thrives. It’s an ideal location: it’s connected to the M40 motorway, an artery that threads…

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Talking cars; LinkedIn reveals most popular startups; Facebook on the Hill – The Mercury News

Top of the Order:   No Talking While Driving: At least when it comes to requiring cars to do so, if the Trump administration has its way. With companies as big as Google and Intel, and just about every automaker working on some form of self-driving car technology, one of the biggest questions about cars that can drive themselves is their safety. For example, there are technologies that allow cars to…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Volkswagen Sales in US Rebound After Diesel Scandal – New York Times

VW sales have still not returned to the level achieved before the diesel scandal erupted two years ago, when American dealers were selling more than 30,000 cars a month. But the resurgence is striking in a year when car sales nationwide are declining. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Mr. Williams’s dealership, in Lansing, sold 20 new VW cars last month, up from just nine in October 2016. “I’m back…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Truck, SUV, rental car sales push October auto sales higher – ABC News

Increased demand from rental car companies, strong truck and SUV sales, and recovery from hurricanes in Florida and Texas weren’t enough to push U.S. auto sales into positive territory for October. Sales for the month fell 1.3 percent compared with a year ago as slowing demand made it almost certain that 2017 will be the first year with declining sales in seven years. Full-year sales almost certainly will fall below…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Why Japan may be the world’s next car superpower – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford posts big sales jumps for October, as Fiat Chrysler, GM report declines – Chicago Tribune

Ford and Nissan posted big sales jumps for October, but Fiat Chrysler and General Motors reported declines Wednesday. The drop by two of the Detroit Three reinforces analyst predictions that September’s big gain in U.S. auto sales would fizzle in October. They believe sales will continue to slow nationwide and fewer people than expected will replace hurricane-damaged vehicles in Texas and Florida. Fiat Chrysler sales fell 13 percent for the…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Inside the Aston Martin factory – The Verge

It’s a two-hour car ride from Heathrow Airport to the small village of Gaydon in Warwickshire, England, home to Aston Martin’s headquarters. The company plans, designs, and build its cars in this office park enclave, down the road from Jaguar Land Rover headquarters, and only a short 45-minute drive from Silverstone, where Formula 1 development thrives. It’s an ideal location: it’s connected to the M40 motorway, an artery that threads…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Auto sales were strong in October as buyers grabbed fully loaded pickups, SUVs – Los Angeles Times

October was a good month for auto sales, driven by general economic growth and continued vehicle replacement in the wake of hurricanes in Houston and South Florida. Sales are expected to slightly top the 1.37 million cars sold in October 2016 once all automakers release the month’s results. Of those that have reported sales figures, General Motors unit sales were down 2.2%, and Fiat-Chrysler saw a 13.2% drop. But Toyota…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Luxury auto brands are scrambling to avoid a blue Christmas – Reuters.com

DETROIT (Reuters) – When financial markets surge to new records, sales of luxury cars usually rise, too. Instead, October U.S. auto sales reports on Wednesday showed that a collapse in sales of luxury sedans is accelerating. Consumers have gradually shifted over to luxury sport utility vehicles from sedans in the last decade, but the trend – which has occurred in both the non-luxury and luxury segments of the auto market…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Auto sales solid but consumers may finally get a break in the showroom – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE If you’re thinking about buying a new car, it may be your ZIP code that could give you the best rebate deal. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60 U.S. passenger car sales are struggling, but crossovers, sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks are soaring.(Photo: Keith Srakocic, AP) Shoppers may finally get a break in the dealership showroom. Although U.S. auto sales remained strong in October from…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Why Japan may be the world’s next car superpower – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Aston Martin Plans US Spending Boost to Hedge Brexit Effect – Bloomberg

British luxury sports-car maker Aston Martin Holdings Ltd. has a Brexit contingency plan: crank up spending in the U.S., its biggest market. “We’ve been putting a lot of effort in the U.S.,” Chief Executive Officer Andy Palmer said in an interview in Tokyo. The reason is the company doesn’t think any contagion will spread to the U.S. in the event consumer confidence drops when Britain leaves the European Union, he…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

October auto sales expected to be strong – Business Insider – Business Insider

Ford Automakers will report October US sales on Wednesday. The monthly sales pace is expected to be better than last year’s final record total of 17.55 million. Profitable pickups and SUVs continue to drive the market. This was supposed to be the year that the US auto sales boom finally ran out of gas. After consecutive record-breaking years, with 17.5 million vehicles sold in 2015 and 17.55 million in 2016,…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

This new tool scours your auto bills for savings – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford crushes October sales estimates amid truck boom – Business Insider

REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker US auto-sales numbers for October will roll in throughout Wednesday.  September was the strongest month of this year for the auto companies. They benefitted as people replaced cars that were salvaged by recent hurricanes.  This bump could persist for a few more months. Also, end-of-year incentives for buyers could boost sales in November and December.    Automakers on Wednesday are reporting their sales results for October.  They surprised…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Quicken, Lear and DTE lobbying for auto insurance reform – Crain’s Detroit Business

Simoncini said Michigan’s highest-in-the-nation auto insurance rates have become a cost-of-living issue Lear Corp. has to navigate with prospective employees, especially those who want to live in Detroit and work at the company’s downtown innovation center in Capitol Park. “It’s a huge hurdle for getting people to become residents of Detroit,” Simoncini said. “They just register (their car) someplace else. It’s a mortgage payment.” Michigan’s statewide average auto insurance premium…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Why Japan may be the world’s next car superpower – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Why Japan may be the world’s next car superpower – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017