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United States auto sales off to a good start in 2015

Auto sales in the United States started stronger this year than in 2014, according to forecasters. TrueCar.com and Kelley Blue Book expect US light-vehicle sales in January to be around 13 percent higher than last year. On the other hand,... Read more about United States auto sales off to a good start in 2015






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GM compensation programs confirms 50 deaths as of January 23

As January 23, 2015, the compensation program for victims of defective ignition switches in vehicles of General Motors has confirmed 50 deaths from the 338 filed from August until that... Read more about GM compensation programs confirms 50 deaths as of January 23


BMW “Newfangled Idea” Super Bowl ad launched [w/video]

BMW launched its 60-second commercial bound for the Super Bowl on NBC’s “Today” show, featuring the BMW i3 electric hatchback as a thing-of-the-future. The ad, “Newfangled Idea,” features... Read more about BMW “Newfangled Idea” Super Bowl ad launched [w/video]


Nissan and Infiniti shifting focus to commercial offerings

Many have noticed that Nissan and Infiniti have shifted their focus, for this year, from racy concepts to tried-and-proven volume offerings, as the carmakers try to hike their global market... Read more about Nissan and Infiniti shifting focus to commercial offerings


Renault Kadjar expected to become a top-seller in Europe

Renault is expecting its Kadjar compact SUV to become one of the best-selling models in the segment in Europe with foreseen sales of 118,000 units in 2016, which is its first full year of... Read more about Renault Kadjar expected to become a top-seller in Europe


Mercedes-Benz releases Super Bowl “Fable” ad [w/video]

Mercedes-Benz has debuted its Super Bowl commercial for the AMG GT sports car on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” days before the big game itself. To amplify the ad’s messaging, Mercedes posted... Read more about Mercedes-Benz releases Super Bowl “Fable” ad [w/video]


VW Group reaches an agreement with dealers in China over sales target

Volkswagen Group has agreed with its dealers in China, vowing to continue setting reasonable sales goals to make sure that its distribution network remains financially sound. The China... Read more about VW Group reaches an agreement with dealers in China over sales target


McLaren 675LT (Longtail) confirmed for 2015 Geneva Motor Show

McLaren already confirmed the P1 GTR for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, but the British manufacturer has another surprise for us, which will be unveiled at the same show. According to an... Read more about McLaren 675LT (Longtail) confirmed for 2015 Geneva Motor Show


Hyundai to offer discounts on outgoing Elantra as new version nears

The redesigned Hyundai Elantra will be rolled out in the near future, and the South Korean carmaker is taking a chunk off the price of the current version to clear out its inventory.... Read more about Hyundai to offer discounts on outgoing Elantra as new version nears


Toyota Motor Sales sees volume topping 2.4 million this year in the United States

Toyota Motor Sales is targeting to exceed 2.4 million in volume in the United States across its Toyota, Lexus and Scion divisions. Toyota sold 2.37 million vehicles in the US in 2014. The... Read more about Toyota Motor Sales sees volume topping 2.4 million this year in the United States


Deal for Nissan to supply Mitsubishi with mid-size sedan stalled

Mitsubishi’s dealers were excited upon hearing the news that they will be supplied by Nissan Motor Corp. with a mid-sized sedan. That excitement, however, died Sunday, after Mitsubishi... Read more about Deal for Nissan to supply Mitsubishi with mid-size sedan stalled


2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport expected to attract buyers from rival SUVs

Executives at Jaguar Land Rover are expecting the Discovery Sport to bring in more customers to the Land Rover brand, banking on the compact SUV’s more mainstream design, optional... Read more about 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport expected to attract buyers from rival SUVs


Next-gen Opel Adam maybe rebadged as Buick in 2018

When Opel builds the next-generation Adam sometime in 2018, Buick could have that minicar rebadge as part of its lineup in the United States. Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of Buick and... Read more about Next-gen Opel Adam maybe rebadged as Buick in 2018


Audi gives up on Q2 name for its compact SUV, settles for Q1

As much as possible, Audi would not use the Q1 badge for its new compact SUV, as the name is too close to its A1 minicar. But it is now. Audi -- which uses the Q badge for its... Read more about Audi gives up on Q2 name for its compact SUV, settles for Q1


Volkswagen Group may restructure its trucks business unit

A restructuring of Volkswagen Group’s trucks business might be on the way to allow it to be spun off from the main group and set a separate base in Frankfurt, according to a report by... Read more about Volkswagen Group may restructure its trucks business unit


Lex Kerssemakers named as new CEO of Volvo Cars North America

Lex Kerssemakers is now the new chief executive of Volvo Cars North America, replacing Tony Nicolosi who was named as president of Volvo Cars Financial Services of the Americas. Volvo also... Read more about Lex Kerssemakers named as new CEO of Volvo Cars North America


JPMorgan loses $1.5 billion GM loan case in US appeals court

A simple clerical mistake could cost a company around $1.5 billion. This was learned by JPMorgan Chase & Co. that hard way after a federal appeals court in Manhattan recently that the... Read more about JPMorgan loses $1.5 billion GM loan case in US appeals court


YouTube content creators buzz on Nissan’s #withdad Super Bowl theme

YouTube content creators are joining Nissan in its return to the Super Bowl, bringing their own twists and shouts to the Japanese carmaker’s #withdad theme. While Nissan said the videos... Read more about YouTube content creators buzz on Nissan’s #withdad Super Bowl theme


Mitsubishi teases its new concept ahead of 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Mitsubishi announced that at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show it will bring a new concept car and according to the press release it will show a future-oriented attitude. Mitsubishi describes the... Read more about Mitsubishi teases its new concept ahead of 2015 Geneva Motor Show


Porsche Pajun to be offered only as electric sedan in 2018 or 2019

Porsche will offer the Pajun sedan – short for Panamera Junior -- only as an electric car starting 2018 or 2019 as it bids to compete with other premium EVs like the Tesla Model S, auto... Read more about Porsche Pajun to be offered only as electric sedan in 2018 or 2019


Ford incurs $800 million in one-time pretax charge due to Venezuelan currency woes

Ford Motor Co. will incur $800 million in one-time pretax charge in the fourth quarter of 2014 as the inability to exchange US dollars for Venezuelan bolivars has limited its operations in... Read more about Ford incurs $800 million in one-time pretax charge due to Venezuelan currency woes


Acura to start accepting orders for NSX supercar this summer

The order book for the Acura NSX sports car will be opened this summer, although the carmaker has yet to determine which dealers will have the privilege of selling the much-awaited vehicle.... Read more about Acura to start accepting orders for NSX supercar this summer


Nissan sees MY2016 Titan capturing 5% of full-size pickup market

Nissan is confident that the newly unveiled MY2016 Titan will allow it to capture 5 percent of the full-size pickup market, although the carmaker’s head in the United States believes that... Read more about Nissan sees MY2016 Titan capturing 5% of full-size pickup market


GM is cutting production of Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano

General Motors is lowering the output of the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano small cars, which inventories have reached higher-than-normal. GM plans to idle output at its Orion Assembly... Read more about GM is cutting production of Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano


Opel to offer Karl EV version by end of 2018

Opel is planning to offer an electric version of the Karl minicar by end of 2018, according to a report by Autobild magazine. The Karl EV will be able to travel around 150 km (93 miles)... Read more about Opel to offer Karl EV version by end of 2018


Honda to stop Accord sales in Europe over falling volume

Honda plans to stop selling the Accord midsize sedan in Europe as the carmaker continues to suffer sales in a segment where premium ones from German groups are preferred. Leon Brannan,... Read more about Honda to stop Accord sales in Europe over falling volume


Toyota becomes an official partner to the 2015 Red Nose Day

Last week, Toyota teased its RND Concept a vehicle that promised to change the face of motoring. We were eager to see the new vehicle but it appears that it was just a joke from the... Read more about Toyota becomes an official partner to the 2015 Red Nose Day


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