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Ford Performance Models Sales 200,000+ In 2016

Ford Performance Models Sales 200,000+ In 2016

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 26, 2016 – Younger, more affluent car buyers are choosing Ford for its growing lineup of performance vehicles – particularly cars – that get them where they need to go with added thrill. Performance car customers view driving as an absolute emotional, positive experience and relish getting ... Continue reading

September New-Vehicle Retail Sales Decline; Incentives Reach Highest Level Ever

September New-Vehicle Retail Sales Decline; Incentives Reach Highest Level Ever

DETROIT, Sept. 26, 2016 -- For the fifth time in the past seven months, U.S. new-vehicle retail sales are expected to drop in September, falling 1.4% from a year ago, according to a monthly sales forecast developed jointly by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. Retail sales are on pace to reach 1,185,500 units in September, ... Continue reading

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Financial Times Reports Apple Considering Buying Auto Maker McLaren

Financial Times Reports Apple Considering Buying Auto Maker McLaren

The Financial Times reported that Apple held talks on McLaren supercars takeover. Comments from Kelley Blue Book analysts regarding reports that Apple is considering buying automaker McLaren. ... Continue reading

Ford's Big Trucks Hauling in Big Sales: New 2016 F-650 and F-750 Trucks Have Best Year-to-Date Since 1997

Ford's Big Trucks Hauling in Big Sales: New 2016 F-650 and F-750 Trucks Have Best Year-to-Date Since 1997

Sales of Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks are up 59 percent year-over-year through August 2016 – the best year-to-date sales total for Ford’s largest trucks since August 1997. A new dedicated tractor model is attracting growing interest from beverage fleets. Sales of Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks are up 59 percent year-ov ... Continue reading

DOT Funded New Tech Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range

DOT Funded New Tech Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range

New Tech Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range FOR and hybrid (FREEDM) Systems Center at NC State have developed an inverter using off-the-shelf components made of the wide-bandgap semiconductor material silicon carbide (SiC) – with promising results. ... Continue reading

Renault-Nissan Alliance Hits Milestone of 350,000 Electric Vehicles Sold, Maintains Position as Global EV Leader

Renault-Nissan Alliance Hits Milestone of 350,000 Electric Vehicles Sold, Maintains Position as Global EV Leader

PARIS and YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept. 13, 2016 -- Alliance reaches historic EV milestone in August with 100,000 EVs sold in one year Nissan LEAF remains world's most popular electric vehicle with more than 230,000 units sold Renault delivers its 100,000th EV to a customer in Norway Alliance's EV offering continues to improv ... Continue reading

"Snooze" Another Day - A Detroit Auto Journalist Reports On Auto Bailout Film +VIDEO

"Snooze" Another Day - A Detroit Auto Journalist Reports On Auto Bailout Film +VIDEO

"Snooze" Another Day - A Detroit Auto Journalist Reports On Auto Bailout Film ... Continue reading

SUVs Became the Largest and Fastest-Growing Automotive Segment in 2015

SUVs Became the Largest and Fastest-Growing Automotive Segment in 2015

LONDON — Global market research company Euromonitor International released today new automotive data. According to the new research, global sales of light vehicles grew 1.7 percent in 2014-2015, driven by the increasing popularity of Sports-utility Vehicles (SUVs), sales of which surged 22 percent in 2015. SUVs overt ... Continue reading

Ford Surpasses 1 Million Sales in Asia Pacific this Year after Record-Setting August

Ford Surpasses 1 Million Sales in Asia Pacific this Year after Record-Setting August

SHANGHAI — Ford Motor Company today sold its 1 millionth vehicle in Asia Pacific in 2016, reaching the milestone a month ahead of last year’s pace. Ford sales in Asia Pacific continue to strengthen this year, culminating with record demand in August. Ford sold 126,834 vehicles in the Asia Pacific region in August, ... Continue reading

Ford Posts Best-Ever August Sales in China; New Edge, Focus and Escort Drive 22% Increase

Ford Posts Best-Ever August Sales in China; New Edge, Focus and Escort Drive 22% Increase

SHANGHAI—Ford and its joint ventures in China have set another record for company performance in August, as sales for the month totaled 96,450 vehicles, up 22 percent compared to August 2015. Year-to-date sales for Ford, Changan Ford (CAF) and Jiangling Motor Corporation (JMC) have reached nearly 750,000 vehicles, up ... Continue reading

Navistar (Nee International Trucks) And Volkswagen To "Partner"

Navistar (Nee International Trucks) And Volkswagen To "Partner"

Navistar expects significant synergies from both the strategic technology collaboration and the procurement joint venture. The company expects the alliance to be accretive beginning in the first year, and for cumulative synergies for Navistar to ramp up to at least $500 million over the first five years. By year five, ... Continue reading

Federal-Mogul Enters into Definitive Merger Agreement with Icahn Enterprises L.P.

Federal-Mogul Enters into Definitive Merger Agreement with Icahn Enterprises L.P.

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation Federal-Mogul Enters into Definitive Merger Agreement with Icahn Enterprises L.P. Date(s): 6-Sep-2016 11:45 AM . ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 29-September 4, 2016: Buh Bye Z4, Caddy Future, Betty J France RIP, Higher Octane Needed (E85 Already 100+) VW Cash Call, Tesla Auto Pilot Fixes

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 29-September 4, 2016: Buh Bye Z4, Caddy Future, Betty J France RIP, Higher Octane Needed (E85 Already 100+) VW Cash Call, Tesla Auto Pilot Fixes

* August brought a slowed pace to new vehicle sales with the SAAR dropping below 17 million. Down 3.5% from a year ago, total volume was 1.51 million. The big players are all down although FCA was up 2.9%. Jaguar-Land Rover is up a huge 46.5%, Volvo up 30.9%, and Subaru up 14.7%. * Volkswagen AG is promising U.S. deale ... Continue reading

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