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D.C.'s Auto Agenda-Setters (3/7/14)
Lawmakers who may open doors to carmakers as era ends; Benz global sales surge; seven-story Audi superstore.
North America car and truck production - 03/10/14
North America car and truck production - 03/10/14 web
North America car and truck production
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3/8/14 total 3/8/14 3/9/13
Fusion 1,995 9,976 15,347 0
Mustang 1,793 8,963 15,702 18,248
Mazda’s O’Sullivan on New Mexico Plant
Barbaric but makes sense for us to do it down here. On the other thing is here Mexico the government has got numerous trade agreements. Political world so this makes it easy for us manufactured Mexico. Exports to Canada exports and South America United States obviously. I Mexico's gonna have a lot
General Motors to build Lansing stamping plant, add 65 jobs, paper reports
General Motors plans to invest $162 million at its Lansing Grand River site in Michigan to build a stamping plant and create 65 jobs, the Lansing State Journal reported today. GM would not confirm the investment, and would say only that the company was looking into future investment in Lansing.
U.S. Fleet Sales, Feb. and YTD
U.S. Fleet Sales, Feb. and YTD
Retail vs. fleet sales
Estimated retail and fleet volume for Feb. 2014 vs. Feb. 2013
Feb. Feb. 2 mos. 2 mos.
Feb. 2014 Feb. 2013 2 mos. 2014 2 mos. 2013
2014 % retail 2013 % retail Feb. 2014 % retail 2013 % retail 2 mos.
Retail: retail sales share retail sales
Italy-built Jeep will still appeal to U.S. buyers, brand boss says
GENEVA -- Building the Jeep Renegade in Italy will not deter fans of the iconic American brand from buying the model, Jeep brand head Mike Manley said. The Renegade, the brand's new entry model, will be the first Jeep built exclusively outside of the United States. Manley said he has heard "nothing
Subaru hints at plug-in hybrid diesel crossover with Viziv 2 concept
GENEVA -- Subaru showcased a "green" concept vehicle at the Geneva auto show dubbed Viziv 2 -- short for "vision for innovation" -- that hints at a new crossover and possible replacement for the outgoing Tribeca. It's Subaru's second Viziv concept and follows a similar concept introduced at last ...
GM to Keep Spiffs in Check? (3/6/14)
Despite rise in truck incentives, a plan for premium pricing, margins; Ford's R&D investment in China; U.S. fans, Italy-made Jeep.
VW rethinks Skoda and Seat strategy in mass-market struggle
GENEVA (Reuters) -- Volkswagen Group is striking out in a new direction to boost the image and appeal of its Skoda and Seat brands, moving Skoda more upmarket while refocusing Seat on Europe after a failed China export strategy. Czech-based Skoda is trailing ambitious sales targets and Spanish ...
Honda aims to standardize fast-fill hydrogen fueling protocol
Honda has developed a hydrogen refueling station on its campus near Los Angeles with the aim of standardizing a hydrogen fueling protocol, the automaker said earlier this week . The station is available to other automakers to help validate its performance and functionality. Since the 2002 ...
Fisker cleared to borrow $4.98 million from Wanxiang
(Bloomberg) -- Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. received court approval to borrow $4.98 million from Wanxiang Group, the Chinese auto-parts maker that won an auction for the bankrupt maker of luxury plug-in cars. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Linehan Shannon approved the interim financing at a
GM assures analysts of pricing 'discipline' amid rising truck discounts
DETROIT (Reuters) -- General Motors has been ratcheting up discounts on its full-size pickups over the last month, but it is telling Wall Street analysts it intends to maintain premium pricing and margins on the trucks despite a drop in volume and market share. On Tuesday, Chuck Stevens, GM's new
Renault-Dongfeng China JV to rely heavily on Nissan
GENEVA -- Renault will rely heavily on its alliance partner Nissan for manufacturing staff in China, where it will start producing locally built crossovers with Dongfeng Motor Group in 2016, said Jacques Daniel, CEO of Dongfeng Renault Automobiles. "We will use a lot of people from Nissan's ...
VW CEO Winterkorn bullish on T-ROC's future
Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn is bullish about the future of the automaker's T-ROC concept, which shows what the automaker believes would fit between the Tiguan compact SUV and its planned subcompact SUV. "We will ask our customers [for feedback on the T-ROC] and I am sure they will like
GM, Ford post double-digit gains in China
General Motors and Ford Motor Co. both reported double-digit sales gains in China for February -- GM jumped 20 percent and Ford rose 67 percent from a year earlier period. GM reported sales of 257,770 vehicles between it and its Chinese ventures in February -- continuing an upward sales trend with
Ford awards Mulally $13.8 million in stock for 2013 performance
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co. awarded CEO Alan Mulally $13.8 million in stock for the automaker's performance last year when its profits grew in North America and sales accelerated in China. Ford also gave its top executive 613,747 stock options as part of an incentive plan for 2013, ...
GM weighs increasing South Korean car exports to Australia
HANOI (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. may increase exports of cars built in South Korea to Australia to offset production declines after the automaker decided to pull its Chevrolet brand from the European market. GM's Korean business is considering ways to compensate for the loss of output as it
GM faces 107 questions from U.S. over ignition switch recall
Federal safety regulators today sent a 27-page letter to General Motors requesting detailed information and documents related to its investigation of whether the automaker waited too long before recalling 1.6 million vehicles last month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave GM ...
BMW details specifications for X4 ahead of New York debut
BMW has unveiled details and photos of its new X4 crossover with coupe styling. The vehicle is scheduled to make its world debut next month at the New York auto show, with production beginning this spring in Spartanburg, S.C. The X4, based on the technical blueprint of the X3, is a half-inch
Toyota's new subcompact will use Mazda's Skyactiv engine
SALAMANCA, Mexico -- Toyota Motor Corp. will add Mazda's fuel-efficient Skyactiv engine to its tiny stable of borrowed powerplants when it sources a new Mazda2-based subcompact from Mazda's just-opened assembly plant here. The car will get Toyota-designed sheet metal on the outside but Mazda's ...
China's Qoros challenges Europeans on home turf
GENEVA (Bloomberg) -- Chinese automaker Qoros Auto Co. is out to challenge Volkswagen Group, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and other Europeans on their home turf, signaling a broader push by the country's car manufacturers to target Western customers. Qoros, a joint venture between China's Chery Automobile
Toyota, PSA benefit from rising European demand for hybrids
European sales of hybrid vehicles increased more than 40 percent last year to 214,237 units as more people decided to reduce their fuel consumption with the help of the electrically assisted cars. Analysts, however, say the market niche continues to struggle against diesel-powered cars that are ...
Hillary Clinton: Barra breaks through 'steel ceiling'
Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, was a keynote speaker at the 2014 NADA convention.
107 Questions for GM (3/5/14)
NHTSA seeks details on recall; the biggest concerns of auto execs; Maserati SUV update; Subaru diesel-hybrid.
Opel will offer 4G OnStar system
GENEVA -- General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall unit said it will launch a WiFi-enabled version of GM's OnStar connectivity system in major European markets by 2015. The system will have 4G (LTE) capability currently only offered in Europe by premium brands such as BMW and Audi. "OnStar will make driving