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3 injured in explosion reported at GM plant outside Detroit – USA TODAY

Michigan State Promo(Photo: Shane Music) DETROIT — Detroit firefighters were called to the scene Wednesdah of an explosion at the General Motors assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich., that injured three workers. The Detroit Fire Department confirmed that a pump led to the explosion at the Hamtramck plant, causing one employee to be sent to the hospital with minor burns and others with minor injuries. “The call came in about 10:03 (a.m….

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Weak sales at O’Reilly Automotive send shares tumbling 20% – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Ford improves Mustang’s dismal Euro NCAP safety rating – Telegraph.co.uk

But three stars remains a low score, and puts the Mustang in the same category as the tiny Ford Ka+, the elderly Fiat Doblo, and the budget Suzuki Swift without its optional safety pack. “In just a few months, Ford has responded to improve on the initial low safety rating given to the Mustang,” said Matthew Avery, director of research at Thatcham Research. “Our advice to buyers is to always…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Baidu partners with Ford, Nvidia, and others to boost its self-driving car platform – The Verge

Chinese search giant Baidu today announced that more than 50 companies, including big names in the auto and tech industries, have joined its Apollo self-driving car platform. Those companies include Ford, Daimler, Nvidia, Intel, Microsoft, and popular LIDAR-supplier Velodyne. The partnerships alone aren’t a huge milestone. Rather, it’s how Baidu plans to work with these companies to turn Apollo into a global initiative that can compete with the biggest names…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Honda Civic Type R Has No Automatic Transmission Because It’d Be Too Heavy – The Drive

The 306-horsepower Honda Civic Type R is a sporty front-wheel-drive hoon machine. In order to maintain the proper handling characteristics to keep its status of an affordable backroad carver, engineers needed to maintain a fine balance throughout the vehicle. That meant the car couldn’t be equipped an automatic transmission of any kind.  The additional weight that goes along with an automatic transmission would put even more weight upfront, throwing off the…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

3 hurt following explosion at GM plant in Hamtramck – Detroit Free Press

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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Weak sales at O’Reilly Automotive send shares tumbling 20% – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The Best Way To Invest In Ford – Seeking Alpha

Although I have been bearish in my commentary regarding Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) as a capital gains investment, there few stocks that match Ford as an investment from a dividend standpoint. The current dividend yield is 5.2% and despite the auto industry in the US consistently reporting falling auto sales, Ford’s cash flows looks healthy at present which means there is no immediate risk to the dividend. Ford’s share price…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Ford improves Mustang’s dismal Euro NCAP safety rating – Telegraph.co.uk

But three stars remains a low score, and puts the Mustang in the same category as the tiny Ford Ka+, the elderly Fiat Doblo, and the budget Suzuki Swift without its optional safety pack. “In just a few months, Ford has responded to improve on the initial low safety rating given to the Mustang,” said Matthew Avery, director of research at Thatcham Research. “Our advice to buyers is to always…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Despite Fears, Ford and General Motors Post Solid Sales in June – Madison.com

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

GM, Ford US Sales Down, but Japanese Automakers Report Gains – U.S. News & World Report

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep, Ram Pickup Production Capacity Boosted By Half A Million Units Going Into 2018 – Seeking Alpha

Tesla (TSLA) tends to get almost all the attention when it comes to speculation about increasing U.S. automotive factory capacity these days. Not that there aren’t other automakers who aren’t also expanding in the U.S. by building out other automobile factories, as Subaru (OTCPK:FUJHY), BMW (OTCPK:BMWYY), Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVY) and others have been working on the last year or two. However, there is yet another kind of production expansion that doesn’t…

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

Ford CEO pushing speed to shake up automaker – CNBC.com – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

How Fast Can a Ford Car Go? – New York Times

Photo Ford’s winner at Le Mans, 2016. Credit Gerlach Delissen/Corbis, via Getty Images RETURN TO GLORY The Story of Ford’s Revival and Victory at the Toughest Race in the World By Matthew DeBord Illustrated. 226 pp. Atlantic Monthly Press. $26. One day, Silicon Valley pooh-bahs may persuade the safe-space generation to completely abandon personal driving. Until that time, the car will persist as a symbol of freedom and the American…

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

BRIEF-Mazda reports June US sales of vehicles – Reuters

July 3 Mazda Motor Corp * Mazda reports June sales * Mazda North American Operations – Reportes June U.S. sales of 22,342 vehicles, representing a decrease of 14.7 percent Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

Ford CEO pushing speed to shake up automaker – CNBC

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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017

World’s Largest Automakers: Toyota, Renault-Nissan, Volkswagen Neck And Neck – Forbes

(c) Bertel Schmitt Renault-Nissan ranked 2nd, both in May, and year-to-date Five months into the year, Toyota and the Renault-Nissan Alliance are in a dead heat in the race for the World’s Largest Automaker title. Last year’s number one Volkswagen is not far behind. For the month of May, Volkswagen is in the #1 position, with the Alliance trailing by less than a rounding error. For the more meaningful first…

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

High-tech dashboards signal big changes for auto parts suppliers – Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO Peer at the instrument panel on your new car and you may find sleek digital gauges and multicolored screens. But a glimpse behind the dashboard could reveal what U.S. auto supplier Visteon Corp (VC.N) found: a mess. As automotive cockpits become crammed with ever more digital features such as navigation and entertainment systems, the electronics holding it all together have become a rat’s nest of components made by…

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Group Think: Toyota’s CH-R Cute Ute Challenges Assumptions About Reluctant Millennials – Forbes

What Toyota has done in launching the new CH-R subcompact utility vehicle represents a vote of confidence in the American millennial as much as it does the timely filling of a crucial hole in the brand’s product lineup. In promoting CH-R — it stands for “Coupe High-Rider” — as a spritely, fun, stylish and richly contented get-about, and an ideal first vehicle for young members of Generation Y, Toyota is…

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Here’s How GM Could Hit $50 – Barron’s

Is General Motors (GM) set to break out? Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas thinks so. The analyst picked up coverage of the U.S. automaker with a resounding Overweight rating and a $40 price target. But he also offers up a sum of the parts analysts “to help identify areas of value that can be unlocked for GM shareholders.” In the right circumstances, Jonas sees GM’s stock price climbing as much as 44% in…

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017