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Behind China's big bet on EVs: A wave of Detroits

Behind China's big bet on EVs: A wave of Detroits

Beijing May 4, 2019; Bloomberg today reported that pieces of an electric vehicle hang from the ceiling of the Chinese real-estate developer’s showroom, evoking an edgy installation at a modern art museum. In reality, they’re a symbol of the nation’s industrial ambitions. ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 5 Car-Buying Mistakes Women Must Avoid

HEELS ON WHEELS: 5 Car-Buying Mistakes Women Must Avoid

HEELS ON WHEELS By Katrina Ramser San Francisco Bureau The Auto Channel Realizing you’ve made a car-buying mistake isn’t as reparable as returning a pair of jeans to the department store because they didn’t fit right. When it comes to a vehicle, you’ve signed contracts, invested money and li ... Continue reading

2019 VOLKSWAGEN GTI EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK RATING FROM THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY

2019 VOLKSWAGEN GTI EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK RATING FROM THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY

May 21, 2019 •GTI earns good ratings in five crashworthiness evaluations •Front Assist earns superior rating for front crash prevention Herndon — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that the 2019 Volkswagen GTI, when equipped with available Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Motors Reports May 2019 Sales

Mitsubishi Motors Reports May 2019 Sales

May 2019 sales of 9,750 vehicles. Calendar year-to-date sales through the end of May stood at 58,780 vehicles, representing a year-over-year increase of 4.6% compared to the same period in 2018. ... Continue reading

Subaru America Reports May 2019 Record Sales

Subaru America Reports May 2019 Record Sales

June 3, 2019 , Camden, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 63,972 vehicle sales for May 2019, a 6.4 percent increase compared with May 2018, and the best May sales in the history of the company. The automaker also reported year-to-date sales of 278,014, a 5.7 percent gain compared with the same period in 2018 ... Continue reading

Iteris Reports Record Fourth Quarter Revenue of $26.1 Million

Iteris Reports Record Fourth Quarter Revenue of $26.1 Million

SANTA ANA, Calif.--Iteris, Inc. , the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, today reported financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended March 31, 2019. Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights Record total revenue of $26.1 million, up 3.2% year over year ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Brings Its Luxury Vehicle Subscription– “Mercedes-Benz Collection” – to Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz Brings Its Luxury Vehicle Subscription– “Mercedes-Benz Collection” – to Atlanta

ATLANTA--Road tripping to the mountains? Take the convertible. Headed to your child’s soccer tournament? An SUV will carry the family and equipment. ... Continue reading

West Fargo Public Schools Purchases State’s First Blue Bird Electric School Bus

West Fargo Public Schools Purchases State’s First Blue Bird Electric School Bus

WEST FARGO, N.D.--West Fargo Public Schools received the state’s first zero emissions electric bus, a Blue Bird Vision equipped with the Cummins PowerDrive system, enabling students to ride in an all-electric powered bus when they return to school in August. “We’re estimating that we will save approximately 70 pe ... Continue reading

Autotalks and Marben to Collaborate on First End-to-End Live V2X Demo at TU-Automotive Detroit +VIDEO

Autotalks and Marben to Collaborate on First End-to-End Live V2X Demo at TU-Automotive Detroit +VIDEO

world leader in V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communications solutions. I am glad to share that Autotalks has teamed up with Marben for a live V2X demo based on MARBEN V2X software solution running on Autotalks’ chipset. ... Continue reading

Cepton Launches New High-Speed SORA-P60 Lidar For Vehicle Scanning

Cepton Launches New High-Speed SORA-P60 Lidar For Vehicle Scanning

SORA-P60 provides an industry leading 1,200 scan lines per second for a rich and dense point cloud of fast moving vehicles. (Graphic: Business Wire) Cepton’s SORA-P60 provides an industry leading 1,200 scan lines per second for a rich and dense point cloud of fast moving vehicles. ... Continue reading

Discovery Channel's DIRTY MUDDER TRUCKERS Series Comes to MotorTrend

Discovery Channel's DIRTY MUDDER TRUCKERS Series Comes to MotorTrend

DIRTY MUDDER TRUCKERS SERIES COMES TO MOTORTREND WHAT: Discovery Channel Founders of Trucks Gone Wild, Chuck Davis, Chris Ledford, and Matt Steele take viewers inside the not-so-secret world of underground mega-truck racing. ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Reports May Sales of 27,080 Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz Reports May Sales of 27,080 Vehicles

ATLANTA--Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported May sales of 27,080 Mercedes-Benz models – an increase of 0.4% over May 2018. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported May sales of 2,862 units and smart reported 106, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of 30,048 vehicles for the month. ... Continue reading

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

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

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.7 percent in May 2019 for a total of 27,109 over the 26,662 vehicles sold in May 2018. The all-new BMW 3 Series sedan – the core of the BMW “Ultimate Driving Machine” brand – is proving that there is still room for a high-performing sports sedan in the U.S. market, sellin ... Continue reading

May 2019 US Auto Sales Journalist Comments

May 2019 US Auto Sales Journalist Comments

U.S. auto sales in May surprised, coming in stronger than forecast and driven in part by fleet sales, healthy incentives and strong consumer confidence. Market volatility has been the norm so far in 2019, and in May we saw more of that with the SAAR running well above the consensus outlook. ... Continue reading

FCA (Chrysler, Jeep, RAM, Fiat) Reports May 2019 U.S. Sales

FCA (Chrysler, Jeep, RAM, Fiat) Reports May 2019 U.S. Sales

June 3, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC achieved three records in May, led by the Ram brand which notched its 12th consecutive monthly sales record as demand for both light-duty and heavy-duty pickup trucks remained strong. It was the best May ever for the Jeep® Grand Cherokee and the highest level of May sale ... Continue reading

American Honda Reports May 2019 Sales

American Honda Reports May 2019 Sales

Acura sales up 5.7% in May as truck sales remain on winning streak and ILX surges Acura RDX sets new May sales record with gain of 15%, capping year of record sales since launch Honda Civic continues utter dominance of compact sedan segment, topping 32,000 sales New Honda Passport has best sales month yet, while Pilot ... Continue reading

Hyundai America Reports May 2019 Sales

Hyundai America Reports May 2019 Sales

Hyundai Motor America reported May sales of 66,121 units, a 2% increase in comparison with May 2018 and the tenth straight month of increasing total sales on a comparative basis. Hyundai’s sales gains were a result of the highest total SUV sales month ever, while Santa Fe, Tucson and Kona all set new May monthly sale ... Continue reading

Toyota North America Reports May 2019 Sales

Toyota North America Reports May 2019 Sales

RAV4 sales up 13.9 percent; marking its best-ever sales month Tacoma up 6.8 percent; a best-ever May and the 19th consecutive month of increased sales Hybrid sales up 44.7 percent for Toyota and 40.1 percent for Lexus June 03, 2019 May 2019 Sales Chart PLANO, Texas (June 3, 2019) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) t ... Continue reading

Nissan Group Reports May 2019 US Sales

Nissan Group Reports May 2019 US Sales

June 3, 2019 May 2019 May 2018 % chg Nissan Group Total sales (units) 131,983 131,832 +0.1 Nissan Division sales 121,570 120,207 +1.1 INFINITI sales* 10,413 11,625 -10.4 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group announced total U.S. sales for May 2019 of 131,983 units, an increase of 0.1 percent compared to the prior year. ... Continue reading

Mazda Reports May 2019 US Sales Results

Mazda Reports May 2019 US Sales Results

June 3, 2019 IRVINE, Calif. (June 3, 2019) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported total May sales of 25,192 vehicles, a decrease of 16 percent compared to May 2018. ... Continue reading

Porsche Reports May 2019 US Sales

Porsche Reports May 2019 US Sales

Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and Cayman, Panamera, Cayenne, and Macan model lines, today announced record May retail sales of 5,010 vehicles. Overall sales for the first five months are up 2.1 percent from a year ago to 25,052 vehicles. ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALL SUMMARY JUNE 3, 2019

NHTSA RECALL SUMMARY JUNE 3, 2019

Ford, Honda, RAM, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Nissan, Mitsubishi, LDJ, Southeast Apparatus; Click on NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall. ... Continue reading

2019 Ford Fusion Platinum Energi Plug In Hybrid Review By John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

2019 Ford Fusion Platinum Energi Plug In Hybrid Review By John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

THE AUTO PAGE By John Heilig Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Mid-Atlantic Bureau The Auto Channel REVIEWED MODEL: 2019 Ford Fusion Platinum Energi ENGINE: 2.0-liter Atkinson Cycle I-4 Plug-in TRANSMISSION: ECVT HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 188 combined hp/129 lb.-ft. gasoline engine torque WHEELBASE: 112.2 in. ... Continue reading

2019 Honda Pilot AWD Elite Review by David Colman +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved!

2019 Honda Pilot AWD Elite Review by David Colman +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved!

Excellent value for the money By David Colman Special Correspondent to The Auto Channel For more than 15 years, Honda's Pilot and Acura's MDX have shared the same platform and power train. Back in 2005, the Pilot and MDX measured 188 inches in length and offered a wheelbase of 106.3 inches. ... Continue reading

2019 GMC Canyon Crew Denali (short bed) Review By John Heilig - It's E15 Approved!

2019 GMC Canyon Crew Denali (short bed) Review By John Heilig - It's E15 Approved!

Even with its shorter bed, the Crew Cab Canyon looked bigger, however, access is more along the lines of a smaller truck. Running boards, and an assist handle on the A-pillar help the front passenger, while the driver has to grab onto the wheel for easier entry. There are no assist handles over the front doors, while t ... 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

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