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McLaren rules out making SUVs
SHANGHAI (Bloomberg) -- McLaren Automotive will stick to building sports cars and ruled out following rivals that are adding SUVs to their lineups. "We genuinely believe we make the best sports cars in the world," CEO Mike Flewitt said in an interview here on Friday. "We need to remain very ...
Ford shows 7-seat Everest Concept SUV in Beijing
BEIJING -- Ford Motor Co. unveiled a seven-seat, mid-sized SUV concept at the Beijing motor show which previewed a new vehicle that aims to tap booming demand for crossovers in China. The Everest is a concept version of an "off-road SUV" that will be built by Ford's Chinese partner Jiangling Motors
New reality: Think crash, not just flash
NEW YORK -- They didn't have display stands or news conferences, but the safety watchdogs at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Consumer Reports magazine had an outsize effect on the cars unveiled here last week. Core products such as the Dodge Charger, Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Jetta
BMW unveils concept previewing 9-series flagship
BEIJING -- BMW's Vision Future Luxury concept car closely previews a new brand flagship that will go on sale in global markets called the 9 series. The concept was unveiled at the Beijing auto show today. The 9-series production version is expected in 2016 as a rival to the S600 Maybach, a top-end
MKX Concept marks Lincoln's first overseas vehicle debut
Ford Motor Co.'s Lincoln, rooted as an American brand by its name and presidential limousines, took a step toward becoming global today by unveiling a car in China. The MKX Concept mid-sized crossover displayed at the Beijing auto show is the first Lincoln revealed outside the United States, the ...
Volkswagen has agreed budget car concept, design
BEIJING (Reuters) -- Volkswagen has agreed the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, saidandnbsp;Hans Demant, the VW executive in charge of the project. VW has been trying for more than a year to hit internal cost goals for the model, which would likely sell for between ...
Ford showcases 7-seat Everest Concept SUV
BEIJING -- Ford Motor Co. is showing a seven-seat, mid-sized SUV concept at the Beijing auto show that previews a new vehicle to tap booming demand for crossovers in China. The Everest Concept is an "off-road SUV" to be built locally by Ford's Chinese partner Jiangling Motors Co., the company said.
Lexus NX to offer a 235 hp turbo or 194 hp hybrid in U.S.
Lexus unveiled the production version of the Lexus NX 200t compact crossover at the Beijing auto show on Sunday and released more specific product details. For the U.S. market, Lexus will offer a choice of a 235 hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, or a 194 hp, four-cylinder hybrid. The turbo ...
After strong surge in 2013, Cadillac stumbles in Q1
NEW YORK -- Cadillac last year began billing itself as the industry's "fastest-growing full-line luxury brand." It was a short-lived distinction. Cadillac sales fell 7 percent in the first quarter, to 39,588, compared with a 1 percent gain for the industry overall and an 8 percent rise in the ...
Ohio man's collection of '36 Fords going to auction
As a young man, Emery Ward Jr. fell in love in 1936 -- with a Ford. He never got over the attraction. In fact, the older he got, the more it intensified. After Ward died in 2007, the objects of his affection -- a collection of nearly two dozen 1936 Fords of every shape and stripe -- remained locked
Rolls-Royce CEO predicts 5th year of record sales
BEIJING (Bloomberg) -- Rolls-Royce will probably post a fifth consecutive year of record sales, helped by demand in China and Japan, CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said. The chief executive predicts sales in China will rise to a new all-time high, while he said deliveries in Japan have surged under ...
Continental named in GM recall suit
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems US, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors Co vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in a federal court in ...
VW plans major World Cup ad push to counter Hyundai
NEW YORK -- Volkswagen is planning a major World Cup advertising push that will go head-to-head against official automotive sponsor Hyundai. The German automaker is making a major ad buy across ESPN, ABC and Univision to tout its GTI during coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil this June, ...
Big Apple Showstoppers (4/18/14)
A tour of the vehicles turning heads at the NY show; VW's World Cup play; Corvette camaraderie; Easter eggs on wheels?
AutoNation envisions quick, easy buying at digital store
When AutoNation Inc. fully rolls out its so-called digital storefront, the following scenario may not be all that far-fetched: A shopper at home in pajamas searching AutoNation's Web site at midnight finds the car he or she wants. Within minutes, an online deposit is made, and the vehicle is ...
Lear, others devise high-tech ways to support bad backs
Lear Corp. wants motorists to sit up straight. The seat maker is developing a "smart" seat that adjusts itself automatically to correct a motorist's posture, important for comfort on long trips. Rival seat makers have been developing their own smart seats. Faurecia, for example, unveiled a ...
News quiz: Chevy's new nameplate and AutoNation's big investment
This week, Chevrolet entered a new segment and AutoNation put its money where its mouth is. Take Automotive News ' new quiz to find out how attentive you were to the industry this week -- and catch up on what you missed.
North America car and truck production - 04/21/2014
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North America car and truck production
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Fusion 1,890 3,402 23,832 10
Mustang 1,962 3,532 24,785 32,008
PSA needs the Citroen DS 6WR in Europe
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's decision not to sell the DS 6WR compact crossover in Europe is strange. The car debuts at the Beijing auto show and is the production version of the widely admired Wild Rubis SUV concept unveiled at the Shanghai show last year. The stylish vehicle will seek to capitalize on ...
VW signals it will outsell GM in China for second straight year
BEIJING -- Volkswagen forecast its sales in China will increase 10 percent or more in 2014, signaling that the company will outsell General Motors Co. in the world's biggest auto market for a second-straight year. VW expects "double-digit" growth in China from last year's record, pushing deliveries
Fiat reaches deal to start making Jeeps in China in 2015
MILAN (Bloomberg) -- Fiat Group plans to begin making Jeeps in China by late 2015 after reaching an agreement with local partner Guangzhou Automobile Group. Fiat and Guangzhou Auto will produce three new Jeep vehicles in the southern city of Guangzhou, Chrysler said in a statement. The joint ...
U.S. dealers grapple with recall pain -- missing parts, overtime, lost sales
Todd Caputo, dealer principal of Sun Chevrolet in Chittenango, N.Y., says he can't recall a time he had to deal with so many recalls. So many that in the last month he lost floorplan financing money on dozens of used GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave crossovers, Chevy HHRs, and Chevy ...
Mazda recalls 109,000 Tributes over potential control-arm separation
Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs from the 2001-04 model years because of rust that could cause separation of the lower control arm from the vehicle's subframe. The recall covers vehicles sold in states where high corrosion is likely to occur, mainly those where roads get salted in the ...
Audi starts digital agency review
NEW YORK -- Audi of America has begun a review of its digital agency business, people familiar with the matter told Advertising Age , an affiliate of Automotive News . The pitch is part of a routine process that Volkswagen's luxury brand initiates every few years, industry executives said. Audi ...
'Slow to act' GM rankled NHTSA, e-mail shows
In late 2012, a routine service bulletin that General Motors sent to Buick and Chevrolet dealerships caught the attention of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials. The bulletin referenced the potential for a component inside the driver's airbag to be damaged, which NHTSA later ...