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American Honda March 2019 Sales (Includes Acura)

American Honda March 2019 Sales (Includes Acura)

American Honda and Honda Brand Set March Sales Records Fueled by Robust Car Sales; Acura Brand Continues Resurgence ... Continue reading

Mazda Reports March 2019 US Sales Results

Mazda Reports March 2019 US Sales Results

April 2, 2019 IRVINE, Calif. (April 2, 2019) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported total March sales of 26,934 vehicles, a decrease of 19.1 percent compared to March 2018. ... Continue reading

Nissan Group March 2019 U.S. Sales

Nissan Group March 2019 U.S. Sales

Nissan Group announced total U.S. sales for March 2019 of 150,768 units, a decrease of 7% compared to the prior year. ... Continue reading

Porsche March 2019 North America Sales Report

Porsche March 2019 North America Sales Report

ATLANTA, April 2, 2019 -- Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of the Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and Cayman, Panamera, Cayenne, and Macan model lines, today announced March retail sales of 4,779 vehicles, a new all-time high for the month. Following record months in January and February, sale ... Continue reading

Hyundai March 2019 US Auto Sales Announced

Hyundai March 2019 US Auto Sales Announced

Hyundai Motor America reported March sales of 61,177 units, a 2% increase in comparison with March 2018 and the eighth straight month of increasing sales. Retail sales in March grew by 1% as Hyundai’s well-rounded product lineup, expanding SUV offerings and focus on customer experience helped Hyundai again outpace th ... Continue reading

Cooper Discoverer SRXLE™ Tire Selected as Original Equipment for Mercedes-Benz GLE

Cooper Discoverer SRXLE™ Tire Selected as Original Equipment for Mercedes-Benz GLE

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail The Cooper Discoverer SRXLE has been selected by Daimler AG as original equipment on the new Mercedes-Benz GLE luxury SUV. (Photo: Business Wire) The Cooper Discoverer SRXLE has been selected by Daimler AG as original equipment on the new Mercedes-Benz GLE luxury SUV. ... Continue reading

Air Liquide Announces Equity Investment to Support the Hydrogen Mobility Market in the U.S.

Air Liquide Announces Equity Investment to Support the Hydrogen Mobility Market in the U.S.

HOUSTON--Air Liquide takes equity stake in FirstElement Fuel, Inc., a leading retail hydrogen station operator in California. This investment complements Air Liquide’s recently announced long-term hydrogen supply agreement with FEF. ... Continue reading

Ameriprise Financial Announces Agreement to Sell Auto & Home Business to American Family Insurance for $1.05 Billion

Ameriprise Financial Announces Agreement to Sell Auto & Home Business to American Family Insurance for $1.05 Billion

MINNEAPOLIS--Ameriprise Financial today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with a subsidiary of Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance Mutual Holding Company (American Family Insurance) for the sale of Ameriprise Auto & Home (AAH), a business unit of Ameriprise Financial based in De Pere, Wiscon ... Continue reading

Carvana Brings the New Way to Buy a Car to Three New California Markets

Carvana Brings the New Way to Buy a Car to Three New California Markets

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Carvana launches three new California markets, offering as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery to Stockton, Modesto and Vallejo area residents. (Photo: Business Wire) Carvana launches three new California markets, offering as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery to Stockton, Modesto and Val ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicle Adoption to Overtake Conventional Vehicles by 2040 and Unlock a US$2 Trillion Opportunity for Utilities, Accenture Finds

Electric Vehicle Adoption to Overtake Conventional Vehicles by 2040 and Unlock a US$2 Trillion Opportunity for Utilities, Accenture Finds

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail (Graphic: Business Wire) NEW YORK--Poised to grow to 10 million in 2025 and surpass conventional vehicles by 2040, electric vehicles (EVs) will create a US$2 trillion eMobility opportunity for utility companies, according to new research from Accenture . The Utilities: Lead the Charge ... Continue reading

Exide Sees Increased Adoption of Its GNB EasyPick Battery Selection System

Exide Sees Increased Adoption of Its GNB EasyPick Battery Selection System

 Exide Sees Increased Adoption of Its GNB EasyPick Battery Selection SystemBattery manufacturer Exide Technologies (www.exide.com), a global provider of stored energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets, is seeing increased uptake of GNB EasyPick. The straightforward and cost-effective system can o ... Continue reading

FirstElement Fuel's California Hydrogen Network Receives $24 Million in Funding from Mitsui and Air Liquide to help Quadruple its Retail Capacity

FirstElement Fuel's California Hydrogen Network Receives $24 Million in Funding from Mitsui and Air Liquide to help Quadruple its Retail Capacity

FirstElement_Fuel_Logo  FirstElement Fuel's California Hydrogen Network Receives $24 Million in Funding from Mitsui and Air Liquide to help Quadruple its Retail Capacity FirstElement Fuel operates the largest retail hydrogen network in the world and has secured $24 Million in additional capital to grow its hydrogen ... Continue reading

Frost & Sullivan: Increasing density of electric vehicle batteries creates strong growth opportunities for battery thermal management

Frost & Sullivan: Increasing density of electric vehicle batteries creates strong growth opportunities for battery thermal management

Increasing Density of Electric Vehicle Batteries Creates Strong Growth Opportunities for Battery Thermal Management  Passive and active thermal management are key technologies among EVs that use high-capacity batteries, finds Frost & Sullivan London, UK. – April 2, 2019 – Battery capacity has increased ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Aftermarket, 2019 - Industry Analysis, Trends and Forecasts Through 2016-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Aftermarket, 2019 - Industry Analysis, Trends and Forecasts Through 2016-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Automotive Aftermarket - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Aftermarket Appearance Chemicals Markets, 2017-2019 & 2025: Annual Estimates & Forecasts by Waxes/Polishes, Protectants, Wheel and Tire Cleaners & Windshield Washer Fluids - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Aftermarket Appearance Chemicals Markets, 2017-2019 & 2025: Annual Estimates & Forecasts by Waxes/Polishes, Protectants, Wheel and Tire Cleaners & Windshield Washer Fluids - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Automotive Aftermarket Appearance Chemicals - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Aftermarket Outlook, 2019 - Demand Expected to Increase by 4.2% During 2019; China and India Expected to Offset the Slowdown in Developed Markets - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Aftermarket Outlook, 2019 - Demand Expected to Increase by 4.2% During 2019; China and India Expected to Offset the Slowdown in Developed Markets - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Aftermarket Outlook, 2019" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global automotive aftermarket revenues will rise during 2019, buoyed by the growth in developing markets, unravelling new opportunities for passenger car and light truck parts and service providers, ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Fuel Tank Market by Capacity, Material Type and Geography (2019-2024): Market Shares, Trends and Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Fuel Tank Market by Capacity, Material Type and Geography (2019-2024): Market Shares, Trends and Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Fuel Tank Market - Segmented by Capacity, Material Type, and Geography - Market Shares, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The automotive fuel tank market is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period, to reac ... Continue reading

Global Commercial Vehicles Market Growth, Trends and Forecast (2019-2024): Anticipating a CAGR of 5% - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Commercial Vehicles Market Growth, Trends and Forecast (2019-2024): Anticipating a CAGR of 5% - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Commercial Vehicles Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The commercial vehicles market is estimated to register a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period, 2019-2024. ... Continue reading

H2Go Express Cypress to Celebrate Earth Day with Free Car Washes April 22-27

H2Go Express Cypress to Celebrate Earth Day with Free Car Washes April 22-27

CYPRESS, Calif.--H2Go Express, an Orange County-based, family-owned car wash chain, will offer free, earth-friendly washes at its newest location in Cypress April 22-27 to celebrate its official Grand Opening and Earth Day. The Cypress car wash is located at 9971 Valley View Street, on the Northwest corner of Valley Vi ... Continue reading

Internet of Cars Conference 2019 Call for Speakers Now Open

Internet of Cars Conference 2019 Call for Speakers Now Open

WASHINGTON--Nordtree announced today that the Call for Speakers is now open for its Internet of Cars Conference taking place September 26-27, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. This cutting-edge conference is planned to bring together academia, industry, transit and fleet operators, as well as insurers, and legislators to discuss ... Continue reading

Neusoft Selects Qt to Power Human-Machine Interface Experience in Innovative Automotive Digital Instrument Clusters

Neusoft Selects Qt to Power Human-Machine Interface Experience in Innovative Automotive Digital Instrument Clusters

ESPOO, Finland--The Qt Company today announced that Neusoft Corporation ("Neusoft", SSE: 600718), an IT-enabled innovative solution and service provider from China, has selected Qt’s software development framework as one of the foundations for Neusoft’s automotive digital instrument clusters. As a result, Qt will b ... Continue reading

PointPredictive Launches Auto Fraud Alert

PointPredictive Launches Auto Fraud Alert

SAN DIEGO--PointPredictive announced today the launch of Auto Fraud Alert, a new solution that helps lenders better identify risk prior to funding loans. The solution delivers an unparalleled level of insight with over 100 new alerts and red flag indicators based on comparing and validating information a lender receive ... Continue reading

TomTom Powers MG India’s New Connected Car

TomTom Powers MG India’s New Connected Car

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail TomTom IQ Maps combines the reliability of in-car navigation with the freshness of navigation apps by leveraging AI to automatically update the parts of the map that are most relevant to the driver. (Photo: Business Wire) TomTom IQ Maps combines the reliability of in-car navigation wit ... Continue reading

Trend Micro and Luxoft Partner to Secure Vehicles and Mobility Services Against Cyber-attacks

Trend Micro and Luxoft Partner to Secure Vehicles and Mobility Services Against Cyber-attacks

DALLAS--Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Luxoft Holding, Inc. , a global digital strategy and engineering firm. The two companies will jointly introduce and deploy the Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion ... Continue reading

Trinseo Launches Lightweight ABS LGF for Semi-Structural Automotive Parts

Trinseo Launches Lightweight ABS LGF for Semi-Structural Automotive Parts

BERWYN, Pa.--Trinseo , a global material solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, announces its innovative lightweight plastic that can replace metal in semi-structural components, providing up to 30 percent weight savings compared to magnesium or aluminum. The Company will ... Continue reading

Velodyne Lidar’s Sponsorship of Japan Automotive AI Challenge Advances Next Generation Engineers

Velodyne Lidar’s Sponsorship of Japan Automotive AI Challenge Advances Next Generation Engineers

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail At the Japan Automotive AI Challenge, autonomous karts were equipped with Velodyne Puck™ lidar sensors. (Photo: Business Wire) At the Japan Automotive AI Challenge, autonomous karts were equipped with Velodyne Puck™ lidar sensors. ... Continue reading

Toyoda Gosei to Exhibit at Auto Shanghai 2019

Toyoda Gosei to Exhibit at Auto Shanghai 2019

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Toyoda Gosei booth (image) (Graphic: Business Wire) Toyoda Gosei booth (image) (Graphic: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Next-generation front module (concept model) (Graphic: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Next-generation cockpit module (concept mode ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Reports March Sales of 27,004 Units

Mercedes-Benz Reports March Sales of 27,004 Units

ATLANTA--Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported March sales of 27,004 Mercedes-Benz models. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported March sales of 3,533 units and smart reported 90 units, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of 30,627 vehicles for the month. ... Continue reading

BMW of North America Reports March 2019 U.S. Sales

BMW of North America Reports March 2019 U.S. Sales

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.--Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 2.9 percent in March 2019 for a total of 32,228 over the 31,311 vehicles sold in March 2018. Top-selling vehicles in March included the BMW X3 and BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicles, along with the all-new BMW 3 Series sedan, the core of the BMW “Ultimate Drivi ... Continue reading

FCA Canada Reports 2019 March Sales

FCA Canada Reports 2019 March Sales

April 2, 2019 , Windsor, Ontario - FCA Canada today reported March 2019 sales of 21,684. ... Continue reading

Kia US Auto Sales March 2019

Kia US Auto Sales March 2019

IRVINE, Calif., April 2, 2019 – Kia Motors America today announced March sales of 55,814 vehicles, up 10.2-percent over the same period last year and marking the brand’s best first quarter performance since 2016. The increase in sales was propelled by the all-new Telluride SUV, with 5,080 units sold during the vehi ... Continue reading

FCA US Reports March 2019 Sales

FCA US Reports March 2019 Sales

FCA US Reports March 2019 Sales ... Continue reading

March 2019 US Auto Sales Journalist Commentary

March 2019 US Auto Sales Journalist Commentary

The American auto industry closed the books on Q1 2019 today, with total sales continuing in a downward path versus year-ago levels. Of the companies reporting, only Honda is bucking the downward trend. ... Continue reading

Ford Europe Reveals Electrified All-New Kuga SUV

Ford Europe Reveals Electrified All-New Kuga SUV

Kuga is the most electrified Ford ever, and the first to offer mild-, full- and plug-in hybrid powertrains. Kuga Plug-In Hybrid will offer pure-electric driving range of more than 50 km (31 miles), anticipated 1.2 l/100 km fuel-efficiency and 29 g/km CO2 Kuga is also the first SUV to be based on Ford’s new global C2 ... Continue reading

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2019 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2019 Sales

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported March 2019 sales of 214,947 vehicles, an increase of 0.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and a decrease of 3.5 percent on a volume basis versus March 2018. For the quarter, TMNA reported sales of 543,714 vehicles, a decrease of 3.7 percent on a DSR basis and ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Motors Reports Best Monthly Sales Since 2004

Mitsubishi Motors Reports Best Monthly Sales Since 2004

Mitsubishi Motors announces best monthly sales since 2004. Mitsubishi Motors announces best monthly sales since 2004. ... Continue reading

GM Q1 Sales Down 7% Despite Pickup and SUV Success

GM Q1 Sales Down 7% Despite Pickup and SUV Success

Industry retail sales, consumer sentiment rebounding GM average transaction prices set new first-quarter company record Chevrolet Trax, Equinox and Colorado set first-quarter company sales records DETROIT — General Motors announced today that it delivered 665,840 vehicles in the first quarter of 2019, with a selling ... Continue reading

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review by David Colman - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review by David Colman - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

To the untutored eye, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster may look identical to the 2018 version of this quirky sport coupe. But in fact, Hyundai has completely revamped the underpinnings of the Veloster for 2019. ... Continue reading

2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport Review by John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport Review by John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

THE AUTO PAGE By John Heilig Mid-Atlantic Bureau The Auto Channel REVIEWED MODEL: 2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport ENGINE: 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 TRANSMISSION: 9-speed automatic HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 237 hp @ 5,000 rpm/258 lb.-ft. @ 1,500-4,000 rpm WHEELBASE: 109.4 in. ... Continue reading

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