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Fiat Chrysler’s stock surges on report of Maserati spinoff, following successful Ferrari separation – CNBC

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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The 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc is cute-ute forbidden fruit – CNET

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

As older models grow in size with every new generation, this continual super-sizing creates vacuums in certain segments. Volkswagen’s Tiguan, now a big boy, leaves VW without a compact ute for urban commutes. Enter the T-Roc. Surprisingly little changed between the T-Roc concept and the production version. It still sports slim headlights that blend with an also-slim grille. Its fender flares are still well defined, and there’s a dash of…

The 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc is cute-ute forbidden fruit – CNET

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

As older models grow in size with every new generation, this continual super-sizing creates vacuums in certain segments. Volkswagen’s Tiguan, now a big boy, leaves VW without a compact ute for urban commutes. Enter the T-Roc. Surprisingly little changed between the T-Roc concept and the production version. It still sports slim headlights that blend with an also-slim grille. Its fender flares are still well defined, and there’s a dash of…

Fiat Chrysler’s stock surges on report of Maserati spinoff, following successful Ferrari separation – CNBC

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Revealed: the 20 best cars to buy with the new scrappage schemes – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Alphabet trains self-driving cars in a virtual world and a ‘fake city’ in rural California – CNBC

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Holidaymakers’ cars stolen after thieves swipe 130 sets of keys from airport parking firm – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cheryl Wilden, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, said she found out her sister’s car keys had gone missing after the pair returned from a holiday in Barcelona. She said they had to retrieve a spare set of keys before being taken to where the car had been left in a “muddy field”. They then struggled to drive the new Hyundai out of the site because it was stuck in mud, Ms…

Fiat Chrysler Is at a Crossroads. It’s Looking to China for a Solution. – New York Times

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Fiat Chrysler spokeswoman declined on Tuesday to comment on those accounts. One Chinese company, Great Wall Motor, emerged publicly this week as an eager suitor for Jeep, Fiat Chrysler’s fastest-growing and most profitable unit. On Monday, after Great Wall said it was interested in buying Jeep, Fiat Chrysler said it had not been formally approached by the company. (Great Wall acknowledged on Tuesday that it had not made contact…

Fiat Chrysler Is at a Crossroads. It’s Looking to China for a Solution. – New York Times

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Fiat Chrysler spokeswoman declined on Tuesday to comment on those accounts. One Chinese company, Great Wall Motor, emerged publicly this week as an eager suitor for Jeep, Fiat Chrysler’s fastest-growing and most profitable unit. On Monday, after Great Wall said it was interested in buying Jeep, Fiat Chrysler said it had not been formally approached by the company. (Great Wall acknowledged on Tuesday that it had not made contact…

Fiat Chrysler Is at a Crossroads. It’s Looking to China for a Solution. – New York Times

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Fiat Chrysler spokeswoman declined on Tuesday to comment on those accounts. One Chinese company, Great Wall Motor, emerged publicly this week as an eager suitor for Jeep, Fiat Chrysler’s fastest-growing and most profitable unit. On Monday, after Great Wall said it was interested in buying Jeep, Fiat Chrysler said it had not been formally approached by the company. (Great Wall acknowledged on Tuesday that it had not made contact…

Volkswagen to bring back the Bus—as an EV – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Volkswagen has announced that it will finally bring the iconic Microbus back to showrooms. The I.D. Buzz is a modern interpretation of the original VW Microbus. The concept features a platform very similar to the old General Motors Autonomy concept from the early 2000s — a flat “skateboard” chassis that houses all of the components of the electric drive, including batteries and controls, with a “top hat” body that can…

Great Wall says watching Fiat Chrysler; no talks yet – Reuters

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co Ltd (601633.SS) reiterated its interest in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) on Tuesday, but said it had not held talks or signed a deal with executives at the Italian-American automaker. China’s largest sport utility vehicle (SUV) manufacturer made a direct overture to Fiat Chrysler on Monday, with an official saying the company was interested in all or part of…

Ford to offer British car buyers incentives to scrap older cars – USA TODAY

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A Ford logo is seen on a wheel at a car store in London, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Car manufacturer Ford is offering car buyers in Britain a 2,000-pound ($2,570) incentive to trade in older vehicles for new, less polluting models. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)(Photo: Frank Augstein, AP) LONDON — Ford is offering car buyers in Britain a $2,570 incentive to trade in older vehicles for newer, less polluting models. The offer announced…

Austria, carmakers agree to update software of 600000 diesel cars – Reuters.com

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria’s Transport Minister Joerg Leichtfried said on Tuesday he had agreed with carmakers to update the software of 600,000 diesel cars to reduce pollution following a similar deal struck in Germany after a large-scale emissions scandal. Leichtfried said the deal also included extra payments to buyers of more environmentally friendly cars. He said that for potential buyers of electric cars all available financial help could add up…

Ford, China’s Zotye Auto plan JV to build electric vehicles – Reuters

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Ford Motor is exploring setting up a joint venture with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile Co to build electric passenger vehicles in China under a new brand, tapping into a boom for such vehicles in the world’s top auto market. China, struggling with alarming pollution levels in major cities, is aggressively pushing plug-in vehicles and has poured in tens of billions in investment, research funding and subsidies,…

Ford, China’s Zotye Auto plan JV to build electric vehicles – Reuters

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Ford Motor is exploring setting up a joint venture with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile Co to build electric passenger vehicles in China under a new brand, tapping into a boom for such vehicles in the world’s top auto market. China, struggling with alarming pollution levels in major cities, is aggressively pushing plug-in vehicles and has poured in tens of billions in investment, research funding and subsidies,…

Chevrolet’s Minivan Surrogate Improves But Misses Key Safety Content – Forbes

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

GM Featuring a bold and refined new look, the completely redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is built of style and purpose. The all-new Traverse offers customers best-in-class cargo space and convenience features that make loading and unloading a breeze. I recently had the opportunity to take my family to the west side of Michigan for a weekend for a series of short road trips in a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. The Traverse…

Ford announces £2000 scrappage scheme for pre-2010 cars – BBC News

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Ford is the latest car company to launch an incentive for UK consumers to trade-in cars over seven years old, by offering £2,000 off a new model. Unlike schemes by BMW and Mercedes, which are only for diesels, Ford will also accept petrol cars. All of the part-exchanged vehicles will be scrapped, Ford said, which would have an “immediate positive effect on air quality”. Old cars,…

BMW shows off the new M5 in Need for Speed Payback – The Verge

Monday, August 21, 2017

The much-rumored (and thoroughly leaked) new BMW M5 finally got the official announcement treatment today. That debut didn’t happen at an auto show, or even a BMW event, though. Instead, BMW showed off the new performance sedan at a games conference. The M5 — which will be featured in Need for Speed Payback when the game is released this fall — was shown off during EA’s Gamescom presser in Germany….