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Volkswagen’s latest car looks like an Audi – The Verge

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Behold the Volkswagen Arteon, ostensibly an upgrade over the staid Passat — but let’s be honest, a Passat has never looked this sharp and dashing. To my eyes, this new sporty sedan from VW shares more heritage with Audi’s A5 Sportback (or its edgy R series) than Volkswagen’s own lineup. Bearing the R-Line branding to signify its sportier aspirations, the Arteon is presented as a gran turismo that combines performance…

Volkswagen reportedly open to Fiat Chrysler merger talks – USA TODAY

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Matthias Mueller, chairman of German automaker Volkswagen attends the company’s annual press conference to present its financial results for 2016 at the company headquarters in Wolfsburg on March 14, 2017.(Photo: ODD ANDERSEN, AFP/Getty Images) Volkswagen Group reportedly opened the door to a possible merger with rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, setting the stage for a potentially seismic shakeup in the global automotive industry. Volkswagen global CEO Matthias Mueller told reporters in…

Volkswagen CEO: US remains ‘core market’ – USA TODAY

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Up to 35 cars crash on Kennedy Expressway late Monday – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Seven people were injured, one critically, in two crashes late Monday that involved about 35 cars on the southbound express lanes of the Kennedy Expressway near Division Street, officials said.  The crash was first reported about 10:15 p.m. Troopers said there were two separate crashes caused by the weather that involved a total of 35 vehicles. Earlier, troopers had estimated that 15 to 30 vehicles had crashed.  The damage to…

Multiple cars involved in crash on Kennedy Expressway – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Seven people were injured, one critically, in two crashes late Monday that involved about 35 cars on the southbound express lanes of the Kennedy Expressway near Division Street, officials said.  The crash was first reported about 10:15 p.m. Troopers said there were two separate crashes caused by the weather that involved a total of 35 vehicles. Earlier, troopers had estimated that anywhere from 15 to 30 vehicles had been involved…

Why Ford Sees a Future With Fewer Cars and More Questions – Barron’s

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It’s not often that you hear a car company talking about reducing the number of vehicles on the road, but Bill Ford, the executive chairman of Ford Motor, acknowledged on Monday that things need to change in the automotive industry. Ford was interviewed Monday morning at a South by Southwest event in Austin, Tex. He addressed big-picture issues facing car companies, consumers, and government as the industry makes a transition…

Volkswagen CEO: US remains ‘core market’ for company – The Seattle Times

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The CEO of German automaker Volkswagen says the United States remains a “core market” for the company despite its diesel emissions scandal and has underlined that it hopes to expand there. Matthias Mueller made the comments Tuesday at the company’s annual news and investor conference at its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. Mueller said that “we are standing by our investment decisions and intend over the long…

Intel joins Silicon Valley’s race into self-driving cars – Financial Times

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Intel joins Silicon Valley’s race into self-driving cars

Tesla is getting some legitimate competition in the market for affordable electric cars – Quartz

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

In the near future, electric cars will no longer be the domain of the luxury-car owner. According to Automotive News, Volvo Cars’ North America CEO, Lex Kerssemakers, told reporters at the Geneva auto show that the company’s first fully electric vehicle will likely have a price range of about $35,000 to $40,000 when it’s released in 2019. This would put Volvo’s electric offering in the same range as Tesla’s forthcoming…

Intel Buys Mobileye in $15.3 Billion Bid to Lead Self-Driving Car Market – New York Times

Monday, March 13, 2017

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Intel to Buy Mobileye, Maker of Sensors for Self-Driving Cars, for $15.3 Billion – New York Times

Monday, March 13, 2017

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Lincoln to Build Cars in China, in Pursuit of Cadillac – Fox Business

Monday, March 13, 2017

SHANGHAI–Lincoln Motor Co. will start building cars in China by late 2019, as it looks to better compete with German and U.S. rivals to gain a larger share of fast-rising demand for luxury cars in the world’s biggest auto market. Continue Reading Below In doing so, Lincoln hopes to catch up with General Motors Co.’s (GM) Cadillac in shaking off a somewhat stuffy image back home to become a…

Where things stand in the Volkswagen emissions scandal – Southeast Missourian

Monday, March 13, 2017

Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to three criminal counts for a scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules. If a federal judge agrees to the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation, the scandal will end up costing the company more than $20 billion in the U.S. alone, not counting lost sales and brand value. With Friday’s plea, VW has resolved several big issues in an effort to clean up the corporate mess. That…

What a Hamilton County family gained when they stopped buying expensive cars – Indianapolis Star

Monday, March 13, 2017

IndyStar correspondent Holly Johnson.(Photo: Provided by Holly Johnson) My husband and I used to buy cars more often than new underwear  – as in, every few years. Since hindsight’s 20/20, I now realize we were stressed, unhappy and desperate to fill our empty hearts. It was far too easy to bury our feelings in zero percent financing offers and fresh-cut leather, so that’s what we did. If our new ride…

Why Women Like Cars – Jalopnik

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Three women who like cars, at the race track, watching cars. When a woman writes about cars on the internet, there are plenty of people who respect her words. But there are also Reddit users who think she’s incapable of forming her own opinions, commenters who think she isn’t qualified to review a car and critics who always want to remind her of what the boys know. Advertisement But the…

The Most Lust-Worthy Cars Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show – WIRED

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Switzerland is a neutral. And its auto show, one of the world’s most important, also doesn’t have to show allegiance to any other country. The annual Geneva International Motor Show isn’t about Italian flashiness, French quirkiness, or American muscle. It combines all those things, and a lot of money, to build a reputation as the show for supercars. But that doesn’t mean manufacturers don’t show cars for regular folk too,…

Where things stand in the Volkswagen emissions scandal – LA Daily News

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to three criminal counts for a scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules. If a federal judge agrees to the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation, the scandal will end up costing the company more than $20 billion in the U.S. alone, not counting lost sales and brand value. With Friday’s plea, VW has resolved a number of big issues in an effort…

Buick reboots brand with a shift toward SUVs – The Detroit News

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Buick Encore is one of the best-selling subcompact crossovers.(Photo: Buick) Buick made the list of Top 10 brands in the Consumer Reports 2017 Annual Top Picks list. It’s second only to Porsche in J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study. And it was the only General Motors brand to gain sales last year, up 2.9 percent. To paraphrase the brand’s popular TV ads: That’s Buick? Saved in GM’s 2009 bankruptcy largely…

Volkswagen pleads guilty to diesel emissions deception – SFGate

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Driver-optional cars: Once-reluctant California opens a road – ABC News

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year, under proposed state rules that would give a powerful boost to the fast-developing technology. For the past several years, tech companies and automakers have been testing self-driving car prototypes in neighborhoods and on freeways. But regulators insisted those vehicles have steering wheels, pedals and human…