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A Strong Finish to 2012 (1/3/13)

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  1. General Motors1:06
  2. International Consumer Electronics Show2:59
  3. Las Vegas3:02
  4. TriBeCa1:53
  5. active safety3:11
  6. Kia2:13
  7. Motor sales1:00
  8. Lexus3:07

Thu, 3 Jan 2013|

VW, Honda among top gainers in December, while Nissan, Kia sales fall; fire risk prompts recall; Kia rolls with Google.

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Mighty maps Google helps he it Hyundai beef up their -- medical system. We'll show you how coming up. Thanks so much for looking in on this the third of January. I'm Tom -- back. We'll get to that Hyundai -- story in just a moment but first up auto makers are reporting US sales for the month of December. Volkswagen group finishing 2012 -- high note with a 31%. Increase in monthly sales. American Honda aided by the civic and accord seeing a 26%. Job this after a 19% drop a year earlier. Hyundai sales rising 17%. Chrysler with that 10% gain in December the 33 straight month dependent Starr has posted an increase in US sales. Toyota Motor sales reporting a 9% advance the same number at Subaru. General Motors with a 5% -- Agree narrow for Ford up 2%. Nissan North America down 2%. And he has US sales decline for the first time in more than two years by 10% last month. For the latest sales news stay tune to auto news.com. Subaru is calling back some 634000. Vehicles in the US for potential lighting problems that could lead to smoke or fire. The company recalling all 2010 through 2012 legacy and outback vehicles. Some 2009 through 2012 forresters. And some 2006. Through 2012 TriBeCa suvs. The recalled vehicles are equipped with accessory puddle lights that when lit -- the areas under the doors. Turns out in short circuit and develop when the light or connector. Are exposed to moisture like road sprayed with road salt in it. Kia in its sister brand Hyundai are linking up with Google. -- will integrate Google technology into its second generation you vote problematic system starting. With a 2014. Sorrento cross over. Driver will be able to use Google Maps and Google places for driving directions and to find points of interest. Both automakers will also offer feature that lets owners send to destinations in the car from a Smartphone. Hyundai plans to integrate Google Maps into its blue link telemann X platform. The Korean companies are among a record eight to auto makers scheduled to exhibit. At next week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Among those planning press conferences. Toyota. Lexus general manager mark template legislated to discuss advances in active safety autonomous cars again. The driver assistance features available in the wanting thirteen Lexus L apps. That is our show for today tomorrow morning on her shift our Jennifer Vaughn will tell you about a little car. That could make -- big difference for -- in Europe. We'll see you back here tomorrow afternoon.

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