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Fiat Chrysler CEO says not in a position to hold merger talks – WHTC

Friday, April 14, 2017

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne rowed back on his search for a merger on Friday, saying the group was not in a position to seek deals and would focus instead on developing its business plan. Answering investors questions in Amsterdam, he said there were no merger talks ongoing with Volkswagen, a deal he had said last month was a possibility. “On the Volkswagen issue, on the…

Volkswagen To Build More Family-Friendly SUVs in Tennessee – Forbes

Friday, April 14, 2017

Volkswagen of America The VW Atlas goes on sale next month. Volkswagen of America, known mostly as a purveyor of small, German-engineered cars like the Jetta and Golf, is in the midst of a brand makeover, promising it will offer a full lineup of family-friendly SUVs by the end of the decade. Its new seven-seat Atlas goes on sale next month after a $900 million investment at VW’s six-year-old factory…

NY Auto Show: Payne’s top picks – The Detroit News

Friday, April 14, 2017

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NY Auto Show: Payne’s top picks – The Detroit News

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Hydrogen fuel cell cars creep up — slowly — on electric vehicles – Los Angeles Times

Friday, April 14, 2017

Hydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race for pollution-free roads — but only if more stations are built to fuel them. Honda, Toyota and Hyundai have leased a few hundred fuel cell vehicles over the past three years, and they expect to lease well over 1,000 this year. But for now, those leases are limited to California, which is home to most of the…

Futuristic SUVs abound at New York Auto Show – USA TODAY

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Infiniti QX80 Monograph is a new design study(Photo: Infiniti) NEW YORK — Auto shows aren’t just about what’s going to be for sale, they are intended to fire imaginations and show the future of transportation. CLOSE x Embed x Share Wild concepts dominate the NY Auto Show. The 5 hottest concept cars at the show. USA TODAY That’s where concept vehicles come in. Automakers unleash their creative energy on…

Tesla competitor Lucid makes its first auto show appearance in New York – CNBC

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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SUVs, cars get more speed – Albany Times Union

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Caption Close New York Fred Croatti often drives his silver Dodge Charger Hellcat to the grocery store, turning heads as he rumbles through the parking lot with a supercharged 6.2-Liter 707-horsepower engine. Although Croatti’s car sounds like a NASCAR racer, the retired pilot from Port Orange, Fla., isn’t looking for attention. He just loves the power. “The visceral effect of the air, the sound,” he says. “All you’ve got to…

In Portland, Uber launches initiative to add electric vehicles to its fleet – TechCrunch

Thursday, April 13, 2017

With a new electric vehicle initiative, Uber is finally speaking Portland’s language. The company shares a rocky history with the famously green city, but that won’t stop Portland from becoming the first U.S. market where Uber will push a set benchmarks for electrifying its fleet. For the Portland version of Uber Electric, a program that the company rolled out to London last year, the ride-hailing company will team up with Drive Oregon, a partially state-funded nonprofit that…

The 2017 New York International Auto Show – The Detroit News

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Auto show: SUVs of all sizes; Sonata aims for a comeback – ABC News

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

From high-performance muscle cars to hot-selling SUVs to cars hitting the U.S. market for the first time, the 2017 New York International Auto Show features a diverse lineup of new vehicles. The show officially opens to the public on Friday. Here are some of the buzz-worthy new cars and trucks at the show. VOLVO XC 60: Volvo raises its game in the hottest part of the U.S. auto market with…

BMW worldwide sales up nearly 6 percent – Greenville News

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BMW(Photo: Provided by BMW website) BMW Group reported this week the automotive giant saw an almost 6 percent increase in worldwide March sales. BMW said Wednesday in a press release it delivered a total 254,862 cars worldwide in March, a 5.9 increase compared to the previous year. The company’s three premium brands – BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce – also reported a 5.3 percent increase compared to the previous year, with a total 587,237 cars…

The cars to see at the New York Auto Show – The Verge

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The New York Auto Show is the most attended car show in the world, and it begins this Friday at the Javits Center in midtown Manhattan, running through April 23rd. Just about every major automaker will be in attendance, showing off both cars you can buy today as well as new concepts hinting at what’s coming soon. Here’s what we’re looking forward to: Photo by James Bareham / The Verge…

Volkswagen offers 6-year warranty to win back US customers – CNBC

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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New upscale Buick Enclave Avenir will clear the air – USA TODAY

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir is displayed at the New York Auto Show(Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP) NEW YORK — The Buick Enclave Avenir midsize SUV may have the cleanest air on the highways, along with a new look and a host of other new features when it goes on sale this fall. Buick revealed the redesigned 2018 Enclave Avenir in New York on Tuesday in advance of the New…

First look: 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir – Detroit Free Press

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Modern Cars Are Safer, Mostly, but at a Cost – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

“Safer Cars Come With a Hidden Cost” (Business & Finance, April 4) is most timely. My Audi A8 went to the dealer that same morning for what I thought was a routine wheel alignment. Totally shocked to hear an estimate of $700, I listened as alignments on my vehicle were described as time-consuming, major tasks. Not because of the wheels, but because cameras, sensors and associated systems must also be…

Banks may be behind the mysterious drop-off in car sales – CNBC

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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States Attack Tax Benefits for Electric Cars – Investopedia

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Once upon a time, not so long ago, electric vehicles (EVs) emerged as an attractive option for eco-conscious consumers looking to spare the environment and save money, thanks to state laws mandating tax benefits for electric cars. However, many states are shattering this EV fairy tale. Not only are some states withdrawing EV tax benefits; quite a few are charging extra fees to electric-car owners. Tax Benefits for Electric Cars:…