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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

Yance Ford’s “Strong Island” Is a Form of Justice | The New Yorker – The New Yorker

Since Trayvon Martin’s killing, we have become familiar with the testimony of black parents concerning the talk they must have with their teen-age sons, the one that tries to prepare them as young black males for encounters with the police. It’s a talk rooted in black history, and it cuts across class lines. The generational exchange that was once portrayed in black drama as beaten-down old heads pleading with defiant,…

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

As Toyota and Mazda look to expand, state finds itself in unlikely position: driver’s seat – Greensboro News & Record

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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Joe Gibbs calls Keselowski’s Toyota sandbagging comments "comical" – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Back in the day, it wasn’t unusual to see a parade of manufacturer representatives marching into the NASCAR hauler lobbying for a little something extra. Perhaps, a request for an aerodynamic change, maybe a touch more horsepower under the hood — anything for an advantage. Michigan International Speedway — one of the sport’s highest-speed tracks — was an ideal testing ground for teams to show off its latest…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Three people hurt after Dodge Co. Crash – WBAY

DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) — Three people are hurt after a crash in Dodge County early Sunday morning. According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s office, a 27-year-old man from Loveland, Colorado was driving the car eastbound on Cty Tk Hwy R around 2:40 a.m. Sunday. The driver failed to negotiate the curve at the intersection and the car left the roadway, rolled and struck a utility pole….

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

How Mazda’s ‘Holy Grail Of Gasoline Engines’ Actually Works – Jalopnik

Leave it to a tiny car company like Mazda to pull off something the big players have been trying to figure out for years. That’s the deal with the new “SkyActiv-X” series of engines, which use revolutionary technology to achieve diesel-like fuel economy with gasoline. If you want to see how it likely works, Engineering Explained is here to help. The trick to these new supercharged engines is all about…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Hike in cess to impact growth of global models in India: Honda – Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The move to hike ceiling of cess on large cars and SUVs to 25 per cent under the new GST regime would impact growth of advanced global models in India and could come in the way of the country becoming global hub for automobile production, according to Japanese auto major Honda. The company, which operates in the country through a wholly-owned arm Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), said…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

GM’s Plan to Get More ‘Gig Economy’ Workers Into Its Cars – Fortune

General Motors is expanding its on-demand car-sharing business designed for gig economy workers who shuttle passengers and packages, to a number of U.S. cities, including Los Angeles. Maven Gig, a platform that lets members earn money by driving for multiple “gig economy” apps like GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie, Uber, and Lyft, kicked off in May in San Diego. It expanded to San Francisco in June. On Thursday, Maven Gig launched in…

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

GM pigs take step to being organ donors – BBC News

Image copyright EGENESIS The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers. The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to transplanting pig organs to people. The team at eGenesis admits preventing pig organs from being rejected by the human body remains a huge challenge But experts…

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Toyota, Intel, others to form auto big data consortium – Reuters

(Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), chipmaker Intel Corp (INTC.O) and other technology and auto companies are forming a consortium to create an ecosystem for big data used in connected cars, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday. Swiss telecom equipment maker Ericsson (ERICb.ST), Japanese auto parts maker Denso Corp (6902.T) and telecoms firm NTT DoCoMo Inc (9437.T) are also part of the group, called the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium. The…

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

For Some GM Drivers, The Heat is On: Faulty A/C Problems Raise Questions—and Temperatures – NBC Chicago

Drivers of popular General Motors vehicles nationwide say they are in a fix: the A/C in their newer-model trucks is not working, and repair parts are nowhere in sight. Among the vehicles affected: Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban; GMC Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. NBC 5 Responds found 100 cases recently reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and scores of other unhappy…

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

President Ford addresses a Joint Session of Congress, Aug. 12, 1974 – Politico

First Lady Betty Ford (right) leans over to chat with Julie Eisenhower (left) prior to President Gerald Ford’s speech to a joint session of Congress in August 1974. | AP Photo By ANDREW GLASS 08/11/2017 12:31 AM EDT Three days after being sworn as the nation’s 38th president, Gerald Ford on this day in 1974 addressed a joint session of Congress. In speaking to the lawmakers from the rostrum of…

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Mazda and Toyota could look South to build new auto plant – NOLA.com

As Toyota and Mazda begin to scour the U.S. for where to put the first auto assembly plant announced under President Donald Trump, one state looks like a frontrunner: Mississippi. The Magnolia State already is home to a Corolla factory that’s been producing the compact car for almost six years. Toyota and Mazda plan to open a $1.6 billion new facility to produce that model, plus a Mazda crossover, starting…

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Early movers: TSN, MAR, BABA, COL, DB, TSLA, GM & more – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017