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Auto show: It’s goodbye small and hello big in New York – USA TODAY

Monday, April 10, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The 2017 New York Auto Show will feature hot performance cars and a bevy of SUV’s. But watch out, these vehicles may be on the high end of the price spectrum. USA TODAY Dodge Challenger Demon will be the most powerful car ever created, Fiat Chrysler says(Photo: Fiat Chrysler) The auto industry has always had a knack for rolling out new models at just the wrong…

Rogue leads crossovers’ surge as cars continue fall – Automotive News (subscription) (blog)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Numbers explain first-quarter jitters Crossover sales are going rogue in more ways than one. The segment now accounts for roughly one in every three vehicles sold since October 2016, with the Nissan Rogue driving to become the top-selling nonpickup in America. “That is the hottest segment in the market, and Nissan is definitely going for a volume strategy,” said Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds senior analyst. Sales of crossovers since 2012 have…

‘Suspicious’ Fire Engulfs Two Cars Parked on Driveway, Garage in Martinez – NBC Bay Area

Monday, April 10, 2017

Firefighters in Martinez on Sunday were investigating what triggered a car parked on a driveway to catch fire and subsequently ignite a neighboring vehicle and garage. Investigators were calling the fire “suspicious” but declined to provide any details. They said more information would be available when the investigation is complete. Neighbor Antony Poppy said he heard a “huge bang” before spotting flames shooting out of one of the car’s parked…

Volvo Cars concerned about possible US import tax – Reuters

Monday, April 10, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. Volvo Cars would suffer if the United States enacts taxes on imported goods, even as the company prepares to hire up to 4,000 workers for a new plant in South Carolina, the head of its North American operations said. Volvo, a Swedish brand owned by China’s Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd [0175.HK][GEELY.UL], is concerned about trade restrictions such as the border adjustment tax proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump…

Auto show: It’s goodbye small and hello big in New York – USA TODAY

Monday, April 10, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The 2017 New York Auto Show will feature hot performance cars and a bevy of SUV’s. But watch out, these vehicles may be on the high end of the price spectrum. USA TODAY Dodge Challenger Demon will be the most powerful car ever created, Fiat Chrysler says(Photo: Fiat Chrysler) The auto industry has always had a knack for rolling out new models at just the wrong…

Rogue leads crossovers’ surge as cars continue fall – Automotive News (subscription) (blog)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Numbers explain first-quarter jitters Crossover sales are going rogue in more ways than one. The segment now accounts for roughly one in every three vehicles sold since October 2016, with the Nissan Rogue driving to become the top-selling nonpickup in America. “That is the hottest segment in the market, and Nissan is definitely going for a volume strategy,” said Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds senior analyst. Sales of crossovers since 2012 have…

Shanghai auto show preivew – Automotive News (subscription) (blog)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Automakers to showcase their electric car ambitions in Shanghai Now that China is the world’s largest auto market, the Shanghai auto show is evolving into a top-rank global event. This year’s show will include a variety of electric cars, plug-in hybrids and crossovers of all sizes. Bentley: Following its debut in Geneva, the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept will test consumer reaction in Shanghai. If the battery-electric convertible enters…

Auto show: It’s goodbye small and hello big in New York – USA TODAY

Monday, April 10, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The 2017 New York Auto Show will feature hot performance cars and a bevy of SUV’s. But watch out, these vehicles may be on the high end of the price spectrum. USA TODAY Dodge Challenger Demon will be the most powerful car ever created, Fiat Chrysler says(Photo: Fiat Chrysler) The auto industry has always had a knack for rolling out new models at just the wrong…

Auto show: It’s goodbye small and hello big in New York – USA TODAY

Sunday, April 09, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The 2017 New York Auto Show will feature hot performance cars and a bevy of SUV’s. But watch out, these vehicles may be on the high end of the price spectrum. USA TODAY Dodge Challenger Demon will be the most powerful car ever created, Fiat Chrysler says(Photo: Fiat Chrysler) The auto industry has always had a knack for rolling out new models at just the wrong…

Man killed after BMW slides under Kroger truck – Chron.com

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Caption Close A man was killed after his BMW slammed into a Kroger truck. A man was killed after his BMW slammed into a Kroger truck. Photo: Metro Video A man was killed after his BMW slammed into a Kroger truck. A man was killed after his BMW slammed into a Kroger truck. Photo: Metro Video A man was killed after his BMW slammed into a Kroger truck. A man…

Performance angst is putting eco-conscious Germany off electric cars – Quartz

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Germany, the land of diligent recyclers, is often lauded for its eco-credentials, and its ambitious “Energiewende,” the government’s plan to wean the country off coal and nuclear power. However, as far as mobility goes, it’s a country still stubbornly attached to its gas-guzzling autos. Last year, the nation’s petrol-heads were partially responsible for sabotaging its overall greenhouse gas emissions. Germany’s Federal Environment Agency said in March that the country pumped…

Wrong-way driver strikes two cars in Old Town – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, April 09, 2017

A man who drove the wrong way down a street on the North Side struck two vehicles, causing one to roll over in the yard of a home, as he sped away from police officers and then took off on foot early Sunday, authorities said. The 28-year-old man was apprehended by police and cited for driving the wrong way down a one-way street, fleeing and eluding police and leaving the…

New York Auto Show: Refreshed 2018 Subaru Outback Takes Premium Approach – Trucks.com

Sunday, April 09, 2017

The Subaru Outback has become a runaway sales hit thanks to its off-road prowess and impressive utility. For 2018, the wagon is looking to move upscale. Subaru has equipped the revised 2018 Outback with upgrades that it says will provide a smoother, quieter ride. The company also focused on enhanced comfort and luxury with new interior materials and design accents. Several standard safety features have been upgraded or introduced as…

Auto show: It’s goodbye small and hello big in New York – USA TODAY

Sunday, April 09, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The 2017 New York Auto Show will feature hot performance cars and a bevy of SUV’s. But watch out, these vehicles may be on the high end of the price spectrum. USA TODAY Dodge Challenger Demon will be the most powerful car ever created, Fiat Chrysler says(Photo: Fiat Chrysler) The auto industry has always had a knack for rolling out new models at just the wrong…

On Eve of New York Auto Show, Car Makers Face Emissions Fight, Cooling Market – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Auto executives descend on New York’s annual auto show this week amid cooling demand for new cars and trucks. But getting buyers to open their wallets could be a breeze compared with the emissions battle the executives face in the Empire State. New York is one of a dozen states that follow California’s vehicle-emissions standards, which are set separately from Environmental Protection Agency regulations. The states make up roughly…

It’s going to be an uphill climb for Bolt electric car sales. Here’s why – LA Daily News

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Let’s talk inventions, early adopters, stonewalling and the old phrase that drives creative gurus like your Steve Jobs or Elon Musk types crazy: “But we never did it that way before.” In homage to Don Rickles: “Hey dummy! This is progress, you hockey puck.” Or we can rely on a more subtle comedian to make the same point: “Without question, the greatest invention in the…

It’s going to be an uphill climb for Bolt electric car sales. Here’s why – LA Daily News

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Let’s talk inventions, early adopters, stonewalling and the old phrase that drives creative gurus like your Steve Jobs or Elon Musk types crazy: “But we never did it that way before.” In homage to Don Rickles: “Hey dummy! This is progress, you hockey puck.” Or we can rely on a more subtle comedian to make the same point: “Without question, the greatest invention in the…

Imperial Cars drives back into Milford with Hyundai – Milford Daily News

Sunday, April 09, 2017

By Christopher Gavin Daily News Staff MILFORD – There’s bound to be a few more Hyundai’s on the road in downtown Milford. After nearly a decade since Imperial Cars left its original Chevrolet dealership at 154-160 East Main St. to set up shop in Mendon, it has pulled back into town, signalling the company’s first move into foreign automobiles. Hyuandai is the latest name to join…

Just Cool Cars: ’50 Ford would delight Frankenstein – USA TODAY

Sunday, April 09, 2017

USA TODAY’S Chris Woodyard talks to Frank Perez of San Jacinto, Calif., about the 1950 Ford that he brought together by piecing it from other vehicles Video by Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY

Uber isn’t sure if it can ‘remain a viable business’ without building self-driving cars – Business Insider

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Reuters Staff If you’re to believe Uber’s lawyers, the fate of the $69 billion company is tied up in one bid from an opponent trying to stop its work on self-driving cars.  Waymo, a subsidiary of Google-parent company Alphabet, sued Uber in February claiming it stole trade secrets. Weeks later, it filed a preliminary injunction to try to stop Uber’s work on self-driving cars until the case resolves. …