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Fri, 20 Jul 2012|

Look who's leading the winners in California sales this year; Craftsman mentality for U.S.-built Acura supercar; Lapham: What Mazda needs

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It's a start the Chrysler -- bound to come back in California. With the number you have to see to believe. That's straight ahead. Welcome to the show on this Friday. Nearly 200%. That figure reflecting the increase in sales of new Chrysler brand vehicles through June in the Golden State. The nation's largest auto market. That number of outpacing the brands that 75%. Year to date increase nationwide. -- next in line with -- 62%. Gain from a year ago. Again -- is California number more than three times the 18% boost it is seeing across the country. Back to the tennis star for a moment in a bit of a reality check. Numbers from the California new car dealers association shows while up. Chrysler brand's market share in the state is still just one point 9%. The states auto sales are up more than 22%. Through June. Compared with a nearly 15%. Increase. Nationwide. And updates on this week's riots that claimed the life of one manager in the injured at least seventy others. At a -- Suzuki auto plant in India. Bloomberg reports authorities who won't press the murder and attempted murder charges. Against all riding workers at the factory because they engaged in a mob attack that led to a person's death. I -- nine workers in custody so far. The labor unions says the riot to the medics are plant began with a supervisor. Insulted in employee. Because of his cast. A super car made in Ohio. That's what Honda is reaching for. As it prepares for the next generation accurate and that sex. Honda's CEO talked -- noble Ito has given North America responsibility. For producing and developing the car. It will be made at the specialized -- near -- this factory in Marysville Ohio. We asked -- shots that Honda's US manufacturing chief about the challenge of rolling out. The other sex. We have to do a lot of new thinking as far as how we're gonna build that vehicle it'll be built in much smaller qualities. It's going to have. Obviously. Aspects of super car that we not produced before. So it really can require our associates have a better understanding of materials lightweight materials small volume production. And really almost the craftsman sort of mentality and how we're gonna put that vehicle together. Honda plans to bring the car to market within three years. We spoke to shop stick in Detroit at a meeting of the automotive press association. In next week on our newscast will have even more on Hondas in Toyota's efforts to give more clout to their North American operations. You know the saying goes something like this two's company and three is a crowd. But that might not be the best course of action in this industry today. Here's Automotive News executive editor -- -- We'll Mazda people seem to like being more -- less on their own since the -- relationship hit the fan. But is it a viable long term survival strategy. Realistically it might make the most sense for -- that the become the Asian partner in the Fiat Chrysler alliance. Is not a new concept. Thirty years ago one. Chrysler had Mitsubishi in Asia Chrysler's Lee Iacocca consider hooking up with books -- To get the stability of -- three legged stool with one leg in Europe one in North America and the third in Asia. Never happened. Years later along came dialer for Chrysler -- Mitsubishi faded away. I honestly the only three legged stool and dialer Chrysler was the one that Germans had to milk their North American cash cow. In this era of collaboration. Consolidation. Some auto makers are determined to go wrong. But many will need partners to build the kind of global support that you get. From three legged stool. -- -- -- And that's -- ice. -- says it paid you for watching have a tremendous -- We'll see you back here on Monday.

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    Eight polling that Tug of war what heavy duty YouTube has poured threatening to life. You're watching auto news now. Good to see you on this Monday. I'm Tom back for Ford and Chrysler the stakes couldn't be higher. According to true cart dot com heavy duty pickups represent 23%. Of all pick up sales in the US. In one of the main reasons to buy a big truck. Towing capability. a battle is raging between Ford and Chrysler's ram Brad. Over who can claim best in class Ford is threatening legal action if keeps claiming its pickups have besting class We're talking so called fifth wheel or goose neck trailer is connected in the pick up that. So here's the issue. Ford says 2015. F 454. By four crew cab can 31200. House. That's about 12100 pounds more than the highest capacity 3500. Which is rated at 30000. Pounds. But rim says the trucks are not even in the same class. It's is the F 450 is a class four pick up in fact the only class four pick up on the market. says the 3500. Actually competes against the F 350. In GM's 3500. Heavy duties. Reporter Larry tells us Ford does something no other automaker does when setting its maximum payload for the F series. It removes items like the radio. The spare tire the Jack. In the center console in order to produced the maximum number for its payload that's a questionable practice because a component truck over. Into another class. Larry says under the system used by other auto makers the F 450 would be considered class war. For more story in today's print and digital editions of Automotive News. Ford is raising prices on the new one in fifteen aluminum body F 150 pick up. Like 340 dollars to 3385. Bucks. The king ranch sees the biggest price increase over the 2014 model. Ford however has upped the standard equipment in all models of the truck for example to information screens are standard. Our Richard true it is also reporting the auto maker is trimming the number of F 150 models from eleven to five. With the new truck arrives this fall popular name plates such as the raptor in limited will be gone. Dealers started ordering the pick ups today. More business may be on the way to service based in GM dealerships. That's because the auto maker is offering buyers of its 2015 models for monthly vehicle diagnostic reports through OnStar. The move also allows customers to sign up to receive maintenance notifications from their stores. Both services will be offered at no charge for five years under a plan named OnStar basic. Previously. They were available only to paying OnStar subscribers. GM says that customers who are emailed me notifications from their dealerships. Come in for two additional service visits a year on average. Compared with customers who don't receive that. Cash for clunkers a phrase that was all the rage five years ago this month. Officially known as the car allowance rebate system clunkers was a lifeline at a desperate time in the US auto industry. US sales in June of 2009 dropped 28%. wasn't so lawful because every other month that your have been worse. But thanks to clunkers which provided consumers as much as 4500 bucks to trade in an old gas guzzler for a more fuel efficient new vehicle. July 2009 sales were off just 12%. In August sales that year were up 1%. In the end nearly 700000. Vehicles were traded in through the two point 85 billion dollar federal program. Have a great day everyone. We'll see you back here tomorrow.

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