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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

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

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

The US auto market is about to surprise everybody – 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

Alphabet’s ‘driverless’ cars still aren’t driverless – Recode

On any given day, Alphabet’s Waymo runs its driverless minivans through dozens of staged situations on an old Air Force base in Atwater, Calif., more than 100 miles outside the company’s Mountain View headquarters. The company is preparing its cars for the real world. So, a man might jump into the lane, a cyclist might pop a wheelie, a human driver might cut the robot car off. The car figures…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Alphabet’s ‘driverless’ cars still aren’t driverless – Recode

On any given day, Alphabet’s Waymo runs its driverless minivans through dozens of staged situations on an old Air Force base in Atwater, Calif., more than 100 miles outside the company’s Mountain View headquarters. The company is preparing its cars for the real world. So, a man might jump into the lane, a cyclist might pop a wheelie, a human driver might cut the robot car off. The car figures…

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Auto Industry Declares War on Trump Over NAFTA – NBCNews.com

Every morning, as the sun rises over the Great Lakes, dozens of 18-wheelers queue up on both sides of the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Over the course of the day, hundreds more will pay their tolls, cross the 90-year-old span and clear Customs, the majority of them carrying automotive parts and accessories, as well as fully assembled vehicles. The scene repeats itself at a number of other…

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Aston Martin Debuts New Twin-Turbo V8 On The DB11 Coupe – Forbes

Aston Martin The V8-powered Aston Martin DB11 starts at $198,995. Aston Martin’s Second Century plan – an ambitious undertaking that will see the bespoke British automaker build seven new models in seven years – kicked off last year with the V12-powered DB11 coupe, the first new Aston Martin introduced in a decade. The company is now launching a second version of the DB11, this one powered by a Mercedes-AMG-developed, 4.0-liter…

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October Auto Sales Forecast Is Down A Couple Percentage Points – Forbes

October auto sales are expected to be down a couple of percentage points from October 2016. That’s in line with U.S. auto sales so far this year. Year to date through September, U.S. auto sales were about 12.9 million, down 1.8 percent from the same period a year ago, according to Autodata Corporation, based in Mahwah, N.J. According to a forecast developed jointly by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive, October…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Prepping Self-Driving Cars for the World’s Most Chaotic Cities – WIRED

Self-driving cars are no longer confined to controlled test tracks or even to placid suburban streets—they’re tackling real traffic in US cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. They’re honing their skills amidst humans in Europe, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. They’re preparing for the day they can purify our chaotic streets with their robotic perfection. Learning how to drive in places like unruly Boston, a land of…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Diesel drivers face costly repair bill because thousands are driving illegal cars, DVSA finds – Telegraph.co.uk

Thousands of UK drivers are illegally driving modified cars without diesel exhaust filters, an investigation has found. Due to processing large amounts of particulate matter from diesel exhaust the filters can easily become clogged and likely to break.  To replace the broken filter can cost up to £1000, so to avoid the cost some drivers have opted to have the filter removed.  The procedure to remove the filter is legal and costs…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017