US Automotive News

The Chevrolet Bolt Is A Great Vehicle — Why Aren’t Chevy Dealers Pushing It? – Forbes

Sam Abuelsamid 2017 Chevrolet Bolt I can certainly understand the motivations that automakers have in trying to minimize the differences between traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and new electrified models. People are often averse to change, the canonical example being the introduction of new Coke. Yet over the course of the past two decades, we’ve seen dramatic shifts in society such as how we communicate in the 10 years since…

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Porn And Pacifiers: Honda’s New Odyssey Minivan Offered Kids A Little Too Much Rear Seat Entertainment – Forbes

Honda image 2018 Honda Odyssey The redesigned Honda Odyssey, America’s best-selling minivan, was overhauled from top to bottom for 2018, including a new 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to support streaming video, music and more – much, much more, it turns out, than Honda officials bargained for. While playing around with the rear seat entertainment system in the $46,670 Odyssey Elite before heading out on a family road trip over the…

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ford to sponsor, offer 4 new features at 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise – Detroit Free Press

x Embed x Share CLOSE The Woodward Dream Cruise said today Ford will be its main sponsor for this year’s annual cruise in August. Wochit Buy Photo Families look at Mustangs at the Ford Mustang Alley display during the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday, August 15, 2015. (Photo: Jessica J. Trevino, Detroit Free Press)Buy Photo Ford plans to dramatically expand its presence at this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise and will…

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Honda confirms 11th US death tied to ruptured Takata air bag inflator – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

Nvidia’s Deal with Toyota Could Bring Meaningful Revenue in 2019, Says Needham – Barron’s

Shares of Nvidia (NVDA) are up $5.24, or 3.6%, at $152, following a couple of endorsements from the bulls this morning. There was a favorable mention by Jefferies & Co.’s Mark Lipacis, who cut his rating on shares of Intel (INTC), saying Nvidia is leading a “fourth wave” of computing that may erode Intel’s server-chip share. In addition, Needham & Co.’s Rajvindra Gill this morning reiterated his Buy rating on Nvidia, and raised his price…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

Nvidia’s Deal with Toyota Could Bring Meaningful Revenue in 2019, Says Needham – Barron’s

Shares of Nvidia (NVDA) are up $5.24, or 3.6%, at $152, following a couple of endorsements from the bulls this morning. There was a favorable mention by Jefferies & Co.’s Mark Lipacis, who cut his rating on shares of Intel (INTC), saying Nvidia is leading a “fourth wave” of computing that may erode Intel’s server-chip share. In addition, Needham & Co.’s Rajvindra Gill this morning reiterated his Buy rating on Nvidia, and raised his price…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

A Key Borrowing Spigot Opens for Ford – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

A handful of investors recently began extending short-term loans to an affiliate of Ford Motor Co. after more than a decadelong hiatus, opening a key borrowing spigot for the blue-chip auto maker, which was locked out of money markets in the last recession. In recent months, a money-market fund of Federated Investors has been buying a kind of short-term IOU called “commercial paper” from Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC. The…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

US judge to name Feinberg as Fiat Chrysler diesel settlement master – Reuters

WASHINGTON A U.S. judge overseeing lawsuits against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) over its alleged excess diesel emissions said he intends to name well-known compensation expert Ken Feinberg to try to reach a settlement. Feinberg has overseen compensation funds for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, General Motors (GM.N) ignition switch victims and the fallout from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion (BP.L). He also worked as an consultant…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

Honda Confirms 11th US Death Tied to Ruptured Takata Air Bag Inflator – New York Times

Last year, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urged owners to stop driving the “unsafe” cars until they were fixed. NHTSA said 2001-2003 model Honda and Acura vehicles have as high as a 50 percent chance of a dangerous air bag inflator rupture in a crash. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Of the deaths linked to Takata’s inflators, 16 took place in Honda vehicles since May 2009,…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

With new Camry, Toyota eyes bigger share of ailing US sedan market – Reuters

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) on Monday said it was committed to the ailing U.S. sedan market and that it expected a new model of its Camry, the top-selling passenger car in the United States for decades, to help boost the company’s sales in the segment. The automaker said it was “inconceivable” that mid-size sedans would disappear from the market, and that any move by its rivals to stop selling…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

Honda bets on luxury over range with the electric Clarity – Engadget

Clarity is Honda’s new line of green cars. Previously, the Clarity was just a fuel-cell vehicle with limited availability. Now it’s three automobiles on a single platform: a fuel-cell version, plug-in hybrid and the pure electric car we drove. Honda says the entire line is about making a choice based on your driving habits. So before you throw down some cash, you have to decide, “How far will I really…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

Source: David Griffin pulls name out of Knicks’ GM search – ESPN

7:38 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has pulled his name out of the New York Knicks‘ front-office search, a source told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears. Griffin turned down the opportunity because he and the Knicks couldn’t agree on a role, a source said. He and the Knicks “just couldn’t make it work,” a source with knowledge of…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 Mazda CX-3 Touring AWD: What we liked and didn’t like – MLive.com

The sporty 2017 Mazda CX-3 crossover screams fun on the inside and outside, while keeping the automaker’s handling and “zoom-zoom” signature intact.  Not only does it impress with its 29 mpg (27 mpg city and 32 mpg highway) fuel economy, but it delivers a fun 146-horsepower, 146-pounds of torque that combines its sporty feel with its equally sporty handling.  While Mazda claims it can seat up to five people, I find…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

Dodge Let Us Drive One of the Most Powerful Muscle Cars Ever Produced and It Blew Us Away – TheStreet.com

With all due respect to Tesla’s (TSLA) ludicrious mode, it has nothing on the thrill of driving a Dodge Hellcat around a track. Billed by Dodge, a unit of Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) , as one of the world’s fastest production muscle cars at 707-horsepower, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat could easily torch the Ford (F) Mustang GT — which has a minuscule 435 horsepower. Even the 526-horsepower Ford Mustang Shelby GT…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

Ford F-150 Raptor Crashes Into Pool With Lady Still Inside – The Drive

At approximately 4:30 pm yesterday a Ford Raptor crashed into a pool in the Allied Gardens area of San Diego, California. According to various social media accounts and news outlets, the Ford Raptor was driven by a 68 year-old male directly leading up to the accident. The male exited the vehicle to drop something off at his kid’s house when the Raptor began to roll down the hill with his…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

Toyota’s Human Support Robot Helps a Disabled War Veteran … – Fortune

Toyota may be known for making cars, but it’s also working on robots—and not just the factory droids that help build its vehicles. The auto giant said last week that it successfully completed an initial test in which one of the company’s experimental robots helped disabled war veteran Romulo Camargo in Florida with basic tasks in his home for two days. Romulo Camargo, who became paralyzed from the neck down…

Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017

2017 Ford F-150 review: – CNET

Out on a video shoot for the 2017 Ford F-150 King Ranch, I went to reposition this luxury pickup, but the doors wouldn’t open. After a pocket pat-down, I looked through the windows, and there was the key fob, sitting in the cupholder. The 2017 Ford F-150 may be pretty fancy pants, but you can still wear your Wrangler jeans.  Emme Hall/Roadshow Yes, you can still lock your keys in…

Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017

O’Reilly Automotive: Buy On The Drop? – Seeking Alpha

This article is the 65th installment in a segment called “Buy on the Drop?” in which I choose a stock that recently experienced a large decrease in price and give a recommendation on whether investors should “buy on the drop” or not. The recommendations are Sell, Hold, Speculative Buy, Buy, and Strong Buy. O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) reported Wednesday that it missed comparable store sales guidance by a wide margin, sparking…

Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017

2017 Ford GT: A $450000 Road Rocket That’s Two Cars in One – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

STRAPPED INTO the slim-hipped driver’s seat, my helmet bumping the roof, my heart in my throat, I swung the nose of the pharmaceutical-yellow Ford GT toward the main straight of Le Mans and opened the taps. Destiny. Officially, and for tax purposes, I went to France last month to test this car, the DOT-approved version of Ford’s Le Mans-winning GT, now being built at a rate of one per day…

Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017

Ford found inspiration from an F-22 for their F-150 Raptor at the EAA AirVenture – Fox News

Each year, Ford pulls a crew together to build an aircraft-inspired vehicle for the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture aircraft show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The vehicles are auctioned off at the show’s Gathering of Eagles event to help raise funds for training of the next generation of pilots. Typically, the vehicles auctioned off are Mustangs but this year an F-150 Raptor has been selected. And the inspiration for the build? None other than…

Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017