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  1. Lincoln1:44
  2. auto show4:47
  3. Chris Perry3:56
  4. Michael Bloomberg2:34
  5. GM0:29, 0:39, 1:01
  6. GMC3:05, 3:26
  7. Big Apple1:54
  8. Bloomberg news2:32
  9. pickup truck0:11, 2:57
  10. auto maker0:25

Mon, 17 Dec 2012|

As rival heads for sales finish line, GM, VW battle for second place; NY official raps Nissan taxi; GM 'hungry' to hype trucks.


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Like to join an -- on Monday I'm Jennifer bond. It GM's pickup truck marketing plan will have that story coming up now our Josh -- the doorways is in the newsroom with your headline. Thanks Jennifer. Toyota appears to be on track to reclaim the title of world's biggest auto maker for 2012. With rivals -- wagon in 2011 leader GM duking it out for second place. Toyota leads through the first three quarters with seven point four million units that's compared with six point 95 million at GM. And six point nine million at Volkswagen and that includes Porsche. Those figures but based on the methods the auto makers used to count their own sales. Bloomberg says the industry is headed for more contentious battle in 2013. For one thing -- -- automotive projects that VW will add 600000. Units of production capacity as much as GM and Toyota combined. -- -- says global 2012 sales will top eighty million cars and trucks for the first time. This as robust US and Japanese purchases offset a European downturn. US safety regulators have broadened to probe into whether nearly a half million -- sedans could experience unintended acceleration. And floor mats are unsecured or stacked. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Upgraded its investigation to an engineering analysis it's the second step in a process that could lead to a safety recall. According to the Detroit news the action now covers 2008. Between ten model Ford Fusion Mercury Milan and Lincoln and Casey's. And finally. Serious issues remain excellent and taxi of tomorrow -- Americans with disabilities. Yet another controversy brewing in the Big Apple over a deal allowing Nissan to supply new fleet of taxis to the city. Last week on auto news now we told you fleet operators were suing over the vehicle dubbed the taxi of tomorrow. Now city comptroller John -- says he's rejected the contract because the Nissan and B two hundreds are not wheelchair accessible. By mandating a taxi of tomorrow that is not wheelchair accessible. The city has just regarded as civil rights of the disabled. And put the city unless natural. And down or we check this time. -- by the way as a possible candidate for mayor according to Bloomberg news service. Current mayor Michael Bloomberg meantime saying in his weekly radio address that the city will proceed. And then make a lot of sense it in in fact it doesn't matter we can go ahead and do it anyways which we will. In June a federal appeals court ruled that the city's taxi regulations didn't violate the idea. And we'll send it back to you Jennifer. Thanks Josh. -- made a big splash for its redesigned full size pickup truck last week in suburban Detroit. Mocha bill weighing in -- flying. As the new Chevy Silverado. And GMC Sierra won't onto the stage. So what's untapped in the marketing -- -- see the brands had a marketing Tony this sales and television ads are still always that head but the review wasn't good start. We feel that this truck does so much in terms of talking to what GMC is. That not only did we reveal it to use the media today. But we also did -- stream all of that reveal and we've got contact -- MC dot com right now. In so we are we are really hungry for people -- it. To see and enjoy and experience this new trucks so we have some. In terms of web assets and those kinds of things already deployed today that they have revealed to get started getting the word out there. VP of shopping marketing Chris Perry sent an advertising will start around the time a -- auto production. And then begins in the second quarter. Perry also talking about how the truck undressed and buyers' needs. It's no longer about nine -- -- it's also what they -- from five to nine. Which means it's really has to deliver all the Ford truck aspects that they need but also when they're taken their family. To a ball game for efficient. This Sierra canceled -- Rondo together our chance highest volume US products. GM hopes the redesigned at 2014 models will gain share in the US pick up truck market. Against rivals such as the all new -- down. And the reads only brief rushed for at series. This Silverado and Sierra will neither public debut next month at the Detroit auto show. And thanks for watching our show Joseph how are back on -- news now -- this afternoon take care.

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