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Carfax, vAuto offer info on auction vehicles at a glance
Carfax and vAuto have joined forces to offer dealers vehicle history information on auction vehicles at a glance and with fewer online clicks. Dealers that subscribe to both Carfax Advantage, which allows unlimited vehicle history reports, and either vAuto's Provision or its AuctionGenius ...
VW stops the music as diesel scandal buries culture of spending
MUNICH (Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen AG's lavish parties typically featured a surprise guest, from the Pet Shop Boys to Robbie Williams to Justin Timberlake. Now the music is about to stop. The parade of global pop stars was part of a culture of spending at the world's biggest carmaker. Confronted with
U.S. House panel prepares to grill VW on cheating timeline
WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen AG waited two months after acknowledging a software abnormality in its cars to tell regulators the algorithm was designed to cheat emissions tests, according to a staff memo prepared for lawmakers investigating the automaker. The Energy and Commerce Committee,
VW to recall diesel models in Europe starting in January, Mueller says
BERLIN (Reuters) -- Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller said in an interview with a German newspaper that the company would launch a recall for cars in Europe with software that skirts diesel emissions tests starting in January and complete the fix by the end of next year. "If all goes according to ...
Mazda issues stop-sale for nearly 15,000 Mazda3 compacts
Mazda is issuing a stop-sale and stop-delivery for its popular Mazda3 compact because of a defect in the fuel shut-off valve. Cars built from May 21 to Aug. 24 are affected. In total, 14,720 vehicles in the U.S. and 136 in Puerto Rico need fixes. Mazda says the faulty valve could allow fuel to flow
VW under pressure for answers as emissions scandal deadlines loom
WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) -- Hans Dieter Poetsch's first board meeting as chairman of Volkswagen on Wednesday could turn out to be his most important, coming just hours before a deadline set by German regulators and testimony by the company's top U.S. executive in Congress. More than two weeks
UAW Issues FCA Strike Notice (10/6/15)
UAW issues FCA strike notice, contract extension ends Wed.; VW warns of pain; Mazda3 stop-sale order; Subaru Forester updated; Too high for a Tesla?; auto aid in Canada.
PSA has no plans to return to India any time soon
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- PSA/Peugeot-Citroen says it has no plans to re-enter India's car market any time soon after an Indian newspaper reported that the French carmaker is in talks with Tata Motors to form a local partnership. The tie-up between PSA and Tata Motors could include the Indian company
Volvo S60 Inscription: Solid all around, but no true sport sedan
"Long noted for safety and more recently for styling as wellandnbsp;Volvo has been a solid contender in the entry-level luxury sedan market with its S60 lineup for several years now. The automaker bolstered its position in 2015 when it rolled out its new family of strong and fuel-efficient ...
Mitsubishi sends Evo off with Final Edition
Mitsubishi plans to drop the high-performance Lancer Evo but will offer a final, special edition in the U.S. andnbsp; The Evolution has survived 10 generations, three of which were sold in the U.S. over a 12-year period. andnbsp; The 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition is based on the current ...
GM flexes engineering prowess with 2016 Chevy Volt, Colorado diesel
SAN FRANCISCO -- Last week, General Motors let auto writers drive two of the company's most important new products: the 2016 Chevrolet Volt and the diesel-powered 2016 Colorado pickup. Neither of these vehicles is going to light up the U.S. sales charts for Chevrolet. Oil prices have stabilized ...
Fiat Chrysler targeted with UAW strike deadline
The UAW notified Fiat Chrysler that it will cancel contract extensions under which 40,000 unionized workers have been working since Sept. 14 and could go on strike. The UAW set a "strike deadline" of 11:59 p.m. EDT Wednesday. However, it was unclear whether a potential strike would be against all
Canada to pledge $763 million over 10 years to auto industry, report says
TORONTO (Reuters) -- Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to promise more than $1 billion Canadian ($763 million) in assistance over 10 years for the automotive industry, CTV News reported today, one day after agreeing to a new trade pact that critics say will hurt the Canadian industry. ...
Toyota's Drive Toward Autonomy (10/6/15)
Toyota self-driving tech by 2020; VW weighs options, offers loyalty spiff, gets sued in W. Va.; Court rejects Chrysler-dealer case; Benz learns from Apple; Most valuable auto brand.
U.S. Supreme Court won't hear dispute over Chrysler dealerships
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to weigh in on a dispute over the constitutionality of a law that allowed Chrysler dealerships shut down during the company's 2009 bankruptcy to be restored through arbitration, The Detroit News reported. Fred Martin Motor Co. of Akron, Ohio -- which ...
Tesla's Model X: What critics, analysts are saying
Tesla's Model X is one of the most anticipated new nameplates of the year. It has been delayed multiple times for various reasons but that hasn't stopped countless consumers from placing deposits with Tesla to buy one. Those who have waited until now to place an order can expect to take delivery in
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Toyota unveils new self-driving safety tech, targets 2020 autonomous drive
TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. said it will deploy autonomous driving systems by 2020 and take a big step forward this year by launching technology that allows vehicles to talk to each other, scan blind spots, warn of changing traffic lights and keep a safe distance from other cars. The company is ...
Chevy Traverse stars in parenting-themed comedy series on Yahoo
Chevrolet launched a digital comedy series with Yahoo this week to pitch the 2016 Traverse to busy parents. The nine-episode series stars former "Saturday Night Live" staple Ana Gasteyer. In "Going There with Ana Gasteyer," the comedian rides around in the crossover with fellow actresses such as ...
VW offers $2,000 loyalty bonus to avert defections
WASHINGTON -- Volkswagen of America is offering a $2,000 customer loyalty incentive this month to prevent a possible wave of owner defections in the wake of its admission of diesel emissions violations. Existing VW owners will receive $2,000 toward the purchase or lease of any new VW gasoline or ...
BMW car-sharing program quits San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- DriveNow, the car-sharing program owned by BMW that allows drivers to rent electric cars by the minute, is pulling out of San Francisco, the only U.S. city in which it operates, the company said Monday. Because of problems with "parking permit regulations," DriveNow said in a post
Jaguar Land Rover CEO Speth says brand's 'heart and the soul' will remain in the UK
Jaguar Land Rover is on the verge of some unprecedented changes. The company used to make nearly all of its cars in the UK but it now has a plant in China and plans to open factories in Brazil and Slovakia. It also will hand over some production to Magna Steyr's plant in Graz, Austria. In addition,
VW CEO Mueller warns staff of 'painful' cutbacks
BERLIN (Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller said the automaker will delay or cancel non-essential projects as pressure mounts to slash spending in the wake of the diesel-emissions scandal. "We will review all planned investments, and what isn't absolutely vital will be canceled or
UK car sales rise 9% on strong demand for diesel
LONDON (Reuters) -- UK new-car registrations rose byandnbsp;8.6 percent percent in September as demand for diesel vehicles remained strong despite Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal. Registrations increased to 462,517, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), said in a statement ...
VW says 8 million cars in EU are affected by cheat software
BERLIN (Reuters) -- Volkswagen Group said 8 million diesel vehicles in the European Union were fitted with software capable of cheating vehicle emissions tests, according to a copy of the letter sent to German lawmakers and seen by Reuters. The letter says that vehicles with 1.2-, 1.-6 and ...