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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

GM’s Self-Driving Cars Are Heading to New York – Fortune

Because if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. GM and its self-driving car unit Cruise Automation plan to deploy a fleet of autonomous vehicles in New York City, making it the first company to launch a test program in the hectic urban environment. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that GM and Cruise Automation have applied to begin what he called the “first sustained testing”…

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ford Urged to Recall 1.3 Million Vehicles Over Carbon Monoxide – NBCNews.com

  The Center for Auto Safety is calling on Ford to recall one of its most popular SUVs after thousands of complaints about carbon monoxide poisoning.

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Official Photos And Info – Car and Driver (blog)

For the Tokyo auto show, the Concept-i teams up with two small support vehicles, the Ride and the Walk, both of which share a more altruistic purpose of helping the disabled and elderly stay mobile. The two-seat Concept-i Ride is a polished little pebble that’s nearly two feet shorter than Toyota’s iQ microcar. At 98.4 inches, it’s half a foot longer than the Nissan New Mobility Concept, a comically tiny…

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

RBC downgrades Ford, cuts earnings estimates: ‘It is still very early in the turnaround’ – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

GM donates $5 million to Henry Ford museum – Crain’s Detroit Business

  $5 million to sponsor the Gallery by General Motors “The Henry Ford is a national treasure,” says Mark Reuss, GM product development head Reuss says GM is important part of American innovation story General Motors Co. is donating $5 million to a nonprofit organization founded by the patriarch of its largest American rival. Mark Reuss, GM’s head of global product development, purchasing and supply chain, announced the donation Tuesday…

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

GM, union reach deal that may settle Canadian strike – USA TODAY

General Motors shareholders have overwhelmingly turned down an activist shareholder’s plan to split the company’s stock into two classes. (June 6) AP

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Giant Toyota campus in Torrance being sold to Irvine developer Sares Regis – Los Angeles Times

Irvine developer Sares Regis is buying the sprawling Toyota office complex in Torrance that was formerly the Japanese car manufacturer’s North American headquarters. The sale by Toyota of its 110-acre campus near the 405 Freeway is expected to close this month, according to people who know about the deal but aren’t authorized to speak publicly about it. The price has yet to be disclosed. The property contains about 2 million…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

As GM creates Global Electric Vehicle Program role, we have some suggestions – Electrek

On Thursday, GM announced a pretty big move in promoting Pamela Fletcher, who led the team that successfully launched the Bolt EV, to the newly created position of ‘Vice President, Global Electric Vehicle Programs’. Before that, her title was Executive Chief Engineer Autonomous & Electrified Vehicles and New Technology so it can be assumed that this is more of a creation of a new group inside of GM rather than a…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

GM Is Laying Off 1500 Workers at a Plant in Detroit – Fortune

General Motors plans to scale back production at an assembly plant in Detroit and lay off about 1,500 workers as the company contends with a continued decline in sedan sales, according to a source familiar with the plan. The No. 1 U.S. carmaker plans to shut the Detroit-Hamtramck factory for about six weeks from mid-November and cut production by roughly 20% once operations resume, the source said. That reduction in…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Report: Mazda Rotary Engine Could Arrive As Soon as 2019 – Motor Trend

No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Mazda’s rotary engine is coming sooner than expected, but not powering a sports car. Speaking to Automotive News, Mitsuo Hitomi, Mazda’s global powertrain boss, said that the rotary engine will become a range extender for the automaker’s upcoming electric vehicle. During a technology preview in Japan, Hitomi said to Automotive News that a rotary engine is ideal as a range extender because it’s small, powerful…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mazda Recalls 60000 Cars Over Airbag and Power Steering Issues – Fortune

The passenger air bag is affected as well Mazda has recalled more than 60,000 cars throughout the U.S. and Canada due to a wiring problem that can impede power-assisted steering, as well as the passenger airbag. Mazda 6 sedans produced in 2015 and 2016 are subject to the recall. Wires in these cars beneath the front passenger seat can rub against welding debris and cause an electrical shortage, the company…

Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017

One ‘auto-airhead’ took on a new career as an auto mechanic, and brought a group of women with her – CNBC

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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Diesel Long Term Verdict – Motor Trend

No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote It was hard for me to not get attached to “my” 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 4×4 Duramax long-termer. We’ve been through a lot together over the past 12 months and 28,155 miles—nearly a dozen national and state parks and forests, tons of road trips, and plenty of hauling. I’ve enjoyed driving the Colorado so much that despite being given the opportunity…

Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R Race Car is Now For Sale – Motor Trend

No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote A cool $259,000 is the starting price of the race-ready Camaro GT4.R, now available for sale to the public. Based on the Camaro ZL1 production car, the GT4.R is built to meet global GT4 regulations thanks to Chevrolet’s technical partner Pratt & Miller Engineering, who constructs and sells the race car. The two race teams that have purchased the Chevrolet Camaro…

Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Is Ford Motor Company (F) Undervalued? – Yahoo Finance

Let’s talk about the popular Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). The company’s shares saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on…

Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Ford to cut production at five North American vehicle plants – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fiat Chrysler recalls nearly 500000 pickup trucks due to fire risk – CNNMoney

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 500,000 pickup trucks over a possible fire risk. The company said on Tuesday that some Ram trucks may be fitted with a water-pump bearing that could overheat and possibly cause a fire in the engine compartment. The water-pump malfunction could set off a warning light, and worried consumers should let their dealers know if they notice the signal, the company said. Ram 2500 and 3500…

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Toyota Gets Its Performance Brand – Forbes

(c) Bertel Schmitt Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda launches new performance brand Rumors of Toyota turning its Gazoo Racing Team into a performance sub brand have been floating around Tokyo for more than a year. Today, it became official. “The decision was made to launch a new sports brand, the GR brand,” said Shigeki Tomoyama, CEO of GR, today at an event at Toyota’s Megaweb in Tokyo. As expected, GR becomes…

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

GM Workers Strike in Canada as Mexico Jobs Raise Tension – New York Times

The Equinox is in an increasingly popular market segment where it competes against two vehicles also built in Ontario: the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CRV. According to Automotive News, the Equinox’s year-over-year sales through August were up 17 percent in the United States and 40 percent in Canada. American G.M. dealers have enough Equinoxes in stock to cover 53 days of sales compared with an average of 82 days…

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017