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2016 Chevy Volt gets a $1,115 price cut
Chevrolet is dropping the price of the redesigned Chevrolet Volt by $1,115. When it arrives this fall, the 2016 Volt will carry a sticker price of $33,995, including destination, down from the 2015 Volt's sticker of $35,110, including shipping, General Motors said Sunday . Some buyers will be able
VW power struggle is over, Lower Saxony premier tells paper
BERLINandnbsp; (Reuters) -- The premier of the German state of Lower Saxony, which owns 20 percent of Volkswagen, was quoted as saying that a power struggle at the automaker was over. VW patriarch Ferdinand Piech, a dominant figure at VW for more than two decades, was forced out as chairman a week
Detroit 3 face speed bumps as sales growth slows
DETROIT (Reuters) -- Detroit's automakers, on track for their best sales year since 2006, may want to brace themselves for rockier times ahead. Auto executives say the industry is as healthy as it's been since being restructured in 2009. But judging by the recent stock performance of General ...
PSA's new EVs will be cheaper with longer range, Tavares says
RENNES, France -- PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's new electric cars will be cheaper and have a longer range than the automaker's current EVs, CEO Carlos Tavares said. The company also is close to completing development of its first plug-in hybrid, he said. PSA's second-generation EVs will launch in 2020, ...
DARCARS keeps focus amid lawsuit, CEO says
For DARCARS Automotive Group, this could have been a horrible year. On Jan. 9, the founder's daughter, Tamara Darvish, 51, sued her father and the company over control, potentially creating tension and uncertainty among nonfamily managers. On April 1, coverage of the split by The Washington Post ,
The battle over Sunday sales
Car dealers hate government regulations, right? Not on Sunday. In Illinois, Texas and New Jersey, lawmakers who want to allow Sunday sales face vehement opposition from dealers. Sunday sales, dealers argue, are too hard to conduct with banks closed, make hiring and keeping quality workers difficult
VW's Seat brand bets on SUVs for profitability
Volkswagen's Seat brand is mulling a family of SUVs as it seeks to boost volume and become sustainably profitable. Seat CEO Juergen Stackmann said the brand could offer different designs as well as different sizes of SUVs, pointing to a possible coupe-styled crossover. The brand's first SUV will go
Aston Martin picks Ally Financial as preferred U.S. lender
NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. named Ally Financial Inc., the former GM financing arm, as its preferred U.S. auto lender to help the maker of luxury sports cars expand sales. Starting in late May, U.S. customers will have access to Detroit-based Ally's lease and retail finance ...
VW workers back new board members after Piech exit
FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Volkswagen's works council has backed the automaker's choice of two new supervisory board members, appointments reportedly opposed by newly departed Chairman Ferdinand Piech. The labor officials, who control half the 20 seats on the supervisory board, forced Piech out a week
VW refuses to cut brand's U.S. prices
FRANKFURT -- Even while benefiting from a weak euro, Volkswagen Group won't try to boost the VW brand's U.S. market share by cutting prices, a senior group executive said earlier this week.andnbsp; "We do not see major changes needed in terms of our pricing strategy," Christian Klingler, Volkswagen
Ghosn defeat exposes rival visions for Renault-Nissan
PARIS (Reuters) -- The French government's move to tighten its hold on Renault, crowned by a rare public defeat for CEO Carlos Ghosn, has exposed competing visions for the carmaker and its alliance with Nissan. At Renault's annual shareholder meeting Thursday a proposal to allow Renault to sidestep
Crossovers push GM to 5.9% increase
DETROIT -- General Motors' April sales rose 5.9 percent, as booming crossover demand offset continued weakness in GM's car lines. GM's retail sales rose 5.3 percent while deliveries to fleet customers climbed 7.6 percent, for a total of 269,056 units. GM said its commercial sales, or deliveries to
Crossovers propel Nissan Motor to April record
Nissan Motor Corp. rode its freshened lineup of Nissan and Infiniti utilities and crossovers to total U.S. sales of 109,848 vehicles, an April record. The recently redesigned Rogue and Murano utilities were the Nissan brand's biggest stars in April, with sales gains of 45 percent and 73 percent ...
Nissan Versa carpet probe expanded by NHTSA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding a 360,000-Nissan Versa sedan and Versa Note investigation to include 2015 models after complaints of trim panel interfering with drivers' ability to brake and causing inadvertent acceleration. NHSTA last month upgraded the ...
Tesla Leaps Beyond EVs (5/1/15)
Launch of battery venture propels Tesla Motors beyond electric cars; shareholder vote a rare defeat for Renault-Nissan's Carlos Ghosn; Snyder: U.S. approaching steeper sales terrain.
Honda, Takata sued over fatality in Malaysia
(Bloomberg) -- The father of a pregnant woman killed by shrapnel from an airbag that deployed during an auto accident in Malaysia sued Takata Corp. and Honda Motor Co. in the U.S. Law Suk Leh, 42, died when a metal fragment sliced into her neck in the July 2014 low-speed crash, according to the ...
American Axle profits rise; non-GM sales grow
American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc. reported improved first-quarter earnings thanks to strong North American truck and SUV sales. The Detroit-based supplier of axle systems said today it recorded net income of $53.2 million on revenue of $969.1 million for the quarter that ended March 30,
Ford calls back more Fiestas for latch fix
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. said today it is expanding a recall for doors that can fly open, adding about 156,000 Fiestas in response to pressure from government regulators. Ford now has recalled more than 1.1 million vehicles this week for five different issues. The expansion comes four days after
Light trucks drive U.S. industry to 4.6% April gain
U.S. light-vehicle sales, fueled by demand for light trucks, rose 4.6 percent in April as every automaker but Honda recorded an increase. The industry stretched its streak of advances from the year-earlier month to 14 as total sales reached 1.46 million. But the results fell short of projections ...
Honda slips 1.8% on weaker Accord sales
For the second straight month, a big decline in Honda Accord deliveries dragged down the automaker's U.S. monthly sales results. American Honda sold 130,068 vehicles last month, down 1.8 percent as sales of the Accord midsize sedan fell by 20 percent, the second-straight month in which Accord ...
Toyota posts gain, needs more trucks
Toyota Motor Sales USA recorded a 1.8 percent increase in U.S. sales last month as strong demand for light trucks offset slipping car sales. Toyota Division sales rose 1.2 percent to 173,144. Toyota-brand car sales fell 5.5 percent, blunting a 9.6 percent rise in light truck volume. Through the ...
Subaru streak hits 41 months
Subaru of America said April was its 41st consecutive month of growth, with sales up 18 percent from the year-ago month. Subaru sold 47,241 vehicles last month, an April record. Year to date, sales are up 17 percent to 178,522 vehicles. Subaru also said April was the 14th consecutive month with ...
Recall bill cruises in Calif., but will it help?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California lawmakers are fast-tracking a bill to tighten a loophole in the way U.S. auto safety law treats recalls of used cars, even though consumer groups and other key stakeholders aren't on board. Safety advocates decry the bill as a dangerous half-measure, while ...
U.S. light-vehicle sales by nameplate, April and YTD
U.S. light-vehicle sales by nameplate, April and YTD Input
U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales, APRIL & YTD
April 4 mos.
April April percent 4 mos. 4 mos. percent
2015.0 2014.0 change 2015.0 2014.0 change
ASTON MARTIN car (I)* 103 102 1.0% 412 408 1.0%
FORD MOTOR CO.
Ford expires June 1. Lincoln expires July 6. In lieu
of rebates, cut-rate financing is available.
Ford F-250, F-350,
F-450 $1,000 1.9-9.9%
Fusion Energi $750 0-7.9%
Fusion (incl. Hybrid) $500 0-7.9%
Explorer $500 1.9-9.9%
Lincoln MKZ (incl.