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Hundreds attend Augusta auto show to aid Harvey victims – Portland … – Press Herald

Sunday, September 03, 2017

AUGUSTA — Fran Senecal wasn’t planning to take Stella to the Augusta Civic Center parking lot Saturday until she read an article in the Kennebec Journal talking about a car show. Stella is Senecal’s 1966 Volkswagen Beetle, and the classic car was one of nearly 100 at the Maine’s Finest event to raise money to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey. “We weren’t going to do any more car shows, but…

Volkswagen is bringing back the microbus in 2022 — here’s what we know – Business Insider

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Volkswagen The Volkswagen microbus is making a comeback and we couldn’t be more excited. Volkswagen said the bus will enter production and hit dealerships in 2022. It won’t resemble the classic hippiemobiles of years past, as most apparent by its all-electric drivetrain. Still, it’s great to see the bus make a comeback. Details are still scarce, but here’s what we do know:

Edmunds: How car shoppers can find the best ‘American’ cars – pharostribune.com

Sunday, September 03, 2017

“Buy American” is a slogan that’s getting a lot of attention lately, but it can be tough to put into practice when you’re car shopping. A U.S.-built 2017 Chevrolet Colorado with a diesel engine and a manual transmission might sound American through and through. But in that configuration, the Colorado is a worldly truck. The diesel engine is built in Thailand, and the transmission is made…

Volkswagen is bringing back the microbus in 2022 — here’s what we know – Business Insider

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Volkswagen The Volkswagen microbus is making a comeback and we couldn’t be more excited. Volkswagen said the bus will enter production and hit dealerships in 2022. It won’t resemble the classic hippiemobiles of years past, as most apparent by its all-electric drivetrain. Still, it’s great to see the bus make a comeback. Details are still scarce, but here’s what we do know:

Edmunds: How car shoppers can find the best ‘American’ cars – pharostribune.com

Saturday, September 02, 2017

“Buy American” is a slogan that’s getting a lot of attention lately, but it can be tough to put into practice when you’re car shopping. A U.S.-built 2017 Chevrolet Colorado with a diesel engine and a manual transmission might sound American through and through. But in that configuration, the Colorado is a worldly truck. The diesel engine is built in Thailand, and the transmission is made…

Researchers Show How Simple Stickers Could Trick Self-Driving Cars – Fortune

Saturday, September 02, 2017

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Volkswagen is bringing back the microbus in 2022 — here’s what we know – Business Insider

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Volkswagen The Volkswagen microbus is making a comeback and we couldn’t be more excited. Volkswagen said the bus will enter production and hit dealerships in 2022. It won’t resemble the classic hippiemobiles of years past, as most apparent by its all-electric drivetrain. Still, it’s great to see the bus make a comeback. Details are still scarce, but here’s what we do know:

New cars offer no good space to store a purse – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Q: Do you have any insight if the trend to have the console fill the entire area between the front seats will continue? I do not care for this style, as I like to keep my purse on the floor between the seats regardless of if I have a passenger in the front seat or not. I drive a Honda CRV 2007 and prefer that added space provided. The consoles…

Fiat Chrysler Says Will Spin Off Car-Part Unit, No Big Deal on Table – Bloomberg

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will push ahead with separating the parts business, while the carmaker doesn’t have any big deal on the table and hasn’t received any approach for a combination. “There are some activities at the component businesses which don’t belong to the car business and the group must be purified from those assets,” Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne told Bloomberg News in Monza, near Milan, on Saturday. Marchionne, who…

Edmunds: How car shoppers can find the best ‘American’ cars – pharostribune.com

Saturday, September 02, 2017

“Buy American” is a slogan that’s getting a lot of attention lately, but it can be tough to put into practice when you’re car shopping. A U.S.-built 2017 Chevrolet Colorado with a diesel engine and a manual transmission might sound American through and through. But in that configuration, the Colorado is a worldly truck. The diesel engine is built in Thailand, and the transmission is made…

VW scrappage scheme 2017 offers drivers up to £10000 off a new car, here’s how it works – Express.co.uk

Saturday, September 02, 2017

In addition to the £10,000 off the e-Golf, VW is also offering £4,000 of a petrol or diesel Golf, £4,000 off a new Tiguan and £2,800 off a Polo.  Alison Jones, of VW UK, said: “All trade-in vehicles will be scrapped.” VW’s best deal, on the e-Golf, combines a £5,500 discount from VW and the Government’s £4,500 electric vehicle grant.  Audi, Seat and Skoda are also looking to launch scrappage…

Edmunds: How car shoppers can find the best ‘American’ cars – pharostribune.com

Saturday, September 02, 2017

“Buy American” is a slogan that’s getting a lot of attention lately, but it can be tough to put into practice when you’re car shopping. A U.S.-built 2017 Chevrolet Colorado with a diesel engine and a manual transmission might sound American through and through. But in that configuration, the Colorado is a worldly truck. The diesel engine is built in Thailand, and the transmission is made…

Volkswagen plots ways to re-crack US market after diesel scandal dust settles – The Denver Post

Friday, September 01, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.– Volkswagen is rolling out its plan for re-selling most of the cars involved in the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen brand head Herbert Diess told reporters after a board meeting Thursday night at Volkswagen’s lone U.S. plant in Tennessee the fallout from the scandal “is something we need to live with” as the company seeks to regain relevance and market share in the United States. “The…

Hurricane Harvey brings some auto sales to standstill – USA TODAY

Friday, September 01, 2017

Vehicles are seen submerged at a dealership off Interstate 45 in Dickinson, Texas, on Aug. 27 as Hurricane Harvey ravaged the region.(Photo: Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) Hurricane Harvey hit auto sales for August as some dealerships on the Texas Gulf Coast were brought to a standstill during the storm. The region engulfed by the hurricane represents about 30% to 40% of Texas sales, which account for up to…

Electric cars need not take steam out of kettles – Financial Times

Friday, September 01, 2017

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This Week in the Future of Cars: Perfidious Greed – WIRED

Friday, September 01, 2017

This week was all about bold behavior: fake robots slinging pizzas, dignified statues wearing wearing wigs to celebrate crap cars, startups taking bald-faced swipes at Tesla and its electric dominance. But no move was so naked and downright nutsy as Uber investor Shervin Pishevar’s public call-to-arms, a statement that addressed (in mind-boggling grandiosity) the legal battle between ex-CEO Travis Kalanick and the ridehail company’s board. Didja miss it all? Don’t…

Volkswagen launches car scrappage scheme offering diesel drivers up to £6000 off new model – The Independent

Friday, September 01, 2017

Germany’s Volkswagen has launched a scrappage scheme under which UK drivers of old diesel cars can trade in their old vehicles and get between £1,800 and £6,000 off a new model. The offer stands for any make or model of diesel car first registered in the UK before December 2009, and marks another recovery effort from the company battered by a massive emissions scandal two years ago. Volkswagen in 2015…

Jaguar F-Pace or Alfa Romeo Stelvio? A $17000 Question – Cars.com News

Friday, September 01, 2017

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vs. Jaguar F-Pace Cars.com photo by Joe Bruzek CARS.COM — On paper, the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace and 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio stack up fairly evenly with $43,000 starting prices, all-wheel drive, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinders with eight-speed automatic transmissions and seating for five. Out in the wild, however, you might be surprised to see a $17,000 difference between the two like we…

Used car imports continue to rise as new car sales fall – Irish Times

Friday, September 01, 2017

New car sales in August were down on comparative figures for 2016, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (Simi) reported on Friday, citing a continued negative impact from Brexit as well as the affects of rising used car imports. Registrations last month were down 21 per cent to 5,754, compared to 7,297 in August 2016. For the year, they dropped 10 per cent to 124,711, from 138,504. “Our industry…

Volkswagen Wants to Give You Almost $10000 to Trade in a Defected Diesel Car – TheStreet.com

Friday, September 01, 2017

Volkswagen (VLKAY) will offer drivers in the U.K. as much as £7,000 ($9,050) to trade in their diesel cars, as the two-year anniversary of its diesel emissions scandal nears. Volkswagen said late Thursday that until the end of December drivers with diesel cars made before 2010 will be given discounts between £1,500 and £7,000 to trade in their older models for new ones. Volkswagen shares were up 0.77% to 11…