Russia is a bloodbath market for carmakers, says Renault-Nissan CEO

Russia has become a place for a "bloodbath" for carmakers, no thanks to a weakening ruble, according to Renault-Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn. He remarked that both Nissan and Renault... Read more about Russia is a bloodbath market for carmakers, says Renault-Nissan CEO


US traffic crash deaths fell 3% in 2013 to 32,719 fatalities

The number of traffic crash deaths in the United States dropped 3 percent to 32,719 fatalities in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The number of... Read more about US traffic crash deaths fell 3% in 2013 to 32,719 fatalities


Nissan tops 100,000 sales in Canada with two weeks to go in 2014

Nissan Motor Co. posted a new sales record in Canada, selling over 100,000 vehicles this year. Nissan Canada said it breached the 100,000 mark on Dec. 17, 2014, after a 2015 Nissan... Read more about Nissan tops 100,000 sales in Canada with two weeks to go in 2014


Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 5,000 US vehicles on possible oil leak

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 4,871 MY2014-2015 E-class cars and M-class and GLK-class SUVs in the United States due to suspected oil leak, according to documents filed with the... Read more about Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 5,000 US vehicles on possible oil leak


GM, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover suspend sales in Russia over weak ruble

General Motors, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover have suspended vehicle sales in Russia in order to lessen the effect of the weakening ruble, which has dropped by more than 40 percent drop since... Read more about GM, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover suspend sales in Russia over weak ruble


Signature Edition Super Snake package announced, marks end of production for current Shelby GT500

The introduction of the 2015 Mustang means that we will soon see a new model from Shelby, but until that happens Shelby American will offer 50 total Signature Edition Ford Shelby GT500... Read more about Signature Edition Super Snake package announced, marks end of production for current Shelby GT500


2015 VW Golf R Launch Edition will start at $39,090 in the United States

Volkswagen decided to mark the introduction of its 2015 Golf R model in the United States with a special launch edition. Limited to just 500 units, this launch edition can be pre-ordered... Read more about 2015 VW Golf R Launch Edition will start at $39,090 in the United States


Dutch court sends Spyker NV into bankruptcy

A Dutch district court has declared Spyker NV bankrupt, placing the financially troubled supercar maker under court-supervised receivership. Also placed under receivership are Spyker’s... Read more about Dutch court sends Spyker NV into bankruptcy


2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition makes its debut

In order to celebrate the collaboration with Pirelli, Lamborghini has just unveiled a special series Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition. For those who don’t know, the partnership between... Read more about 2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition makes its debut


Ford shuts down its doors at Belgium plant

The last car has rolled off Ford Motor Co.’s facility in Genk, Belgium, after over 50 years of producing around 14 million vehicles. Ford made the decision to shut down the plant in late... Read more about Ford shuts down its doors at Belgium plant


2016 Cadillac CT6 will receive a new rearview mirror with streaming video function

The all-new 2016 Cadillac CT6 will be unveiled late next year and as expected, the vehicle will arrive with plenty of new technologies. Today, GM revealed one interesting feature found on... Read more about 2016 Cadillac CT6 will receive a new rearview mirror with streaming video function


Takata hires services of public relations firm Sard Verbinnen

Takata Corp. has tapped the services of public relations firm Sard Verbinnen & Co. to handle its communications while the issue of suspected faulty airbag inflators remains very hot. With... Read more about Takata hires services of public relations firm Sard Verbinnen


Jaguar Land Rover is testing 360-degree virtual urban windshield system [w/video]

Jaguar Land Rover is holding tests of a new 360-degree virtual urban windshield that allows the drivers to see all areas around the car. The system has seemingly invisible video screens in... Read more about Jaguar Land Rover is testing 360-degree virtual urban windshield system [w/video]


Lease expected to account for 42-45% of US sales by 2015, says Acura boss

There would be a “steady lift” in leases as a portion of its sales volume in the United States next year, according to Acura division general manager Mike Accavitti. He noted that leases... Read more about Lease expected to account for 42-45% of US sales by 2015, says Acura boss


Porsche drops plan to build an entry-level model, slotted below the Boxster

Porsche was planning an entry-level model that would be slotted below the Boxster but it appears that we will not see this vehicle as the project was abandoned. According to Porsche’s head... Read more about Porsche drops plan to build an entry-level model, slotted below the Boxster


Takata has enough money to handle airbag recall, says CEO

Takata Corp. has enough funds to handle a global recall of possibly defective airbags involving over 21 million vehicles, chief executive Shigehisa Takada told Nikkei. Takada remarked to... Read more about Takata has enough money to handle airbag recall, says CEO


Mercedes-Benz considers US base move out from New Jersey

Mercedes-Benz is mulling a shift in its United States headquarter from Montvale, New Jersey to either Georgia or North Carolina, media reports say. The potential shift was first reported by... Read more about Mercedes-Benz considers US base move out from New Jersey


Visteon is selling its 70% Halla Climate unit stake for $3.6 billion

Visteon Corp. has reached an agreement to sell a 70-percent stake in Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. to Hankook Tire Co. and private-equity partner Hahn & Co. for $3.6 billion, as it... Read more about Visteon is selling its 70% Halla Climate unit stake for $3.6 billion


Wolf-Henning Scheider quits Bosch, joins Mahle

Wolf-Henning Scheider has resigned from Robert Bosch to join engine parts maker Mahle. He was chief of Bosch's automotive division. Bosch is now grouping all automotive activities grouped... Read more about Wolf-Henning Scheider quits Bosch, joins Mahle


Buyers of MY2015 Volvo get 5-year SiriusXM Traffic and Weather subscription

Customers availing of any MY2015 model fitted with the latest generation of Volvo Sensus Connect will be eligible for a four-year subscription to SiriusXM traffic and weather information.... Read more about Buyers of MY2015 Volvo get 5-year SiriusXM Traffic and Weather subscription


New Cadillac CT6 spells no radical change in styling direction, not being inspired by Elmiraj

While Cadillac’s up-and-coming CT6 sedan will have “the world’s most advanced body structure,” – as per General Motors product development chief Mark Reuss – it will not boast of a radical... Read more about New Cadillac CT6 spells no radical change in styling direction, not being inspired by Elmiraj


Honda issued investigative recall of 569,000 vehicles in China due to Takata airbags

Honda Motor Co. is recalling around 569,000 vehicles in China to probe into suspect defects with airbags from Takata Corp. GAC-Honda, a joint venture between Honda and Guangzhou Automobile... Read more about Honda issued investigative recall of 569,000 vehicles in China due to Takata airbags


Hyundai Motor America shifts regional ad budget for national marketing

Hyundai Motor America needs more money to boost its national marketing in the United States, and chief executive Dave Zuchowski has outlined his plans to do so. Aside from requesting for a... Read more about Hyundai Motor America shifts regional ad budget for national marketing


Fiat Chrysler resumes vehicle export from Brazil to Mexico

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is now back in the business of exporting vehicles from Brazil to Mexico as a weaker Brazilian currency hikes value of exported products and as the carmaker tries... Read more about Fiat Chrysler resumes vehicle export from Brazil to Mexico


Incoming BMW CEO takes on challenges to be left by current top honcho

BMW has been the No. 1 luxury carmaker in the world for almost a decade, but the challenges brought forth by rivals Audi and Mercedes-Benz means that its next chief executive will have to... Read more about Incoming BMW CEO takes on challenges to be left by current top honcho


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