Car electronics

Japanese carmaker Mazda plans North American diesel debut for 2017 – Reuters

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

TOKYO Mazda Motor Corp (7261.T) is gearing up to launch a diesel engine car in North America next year, five years later than planned, confident it can attract demand in a market that has been hit hard by Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal. U.S. demand for diesel vehicles suffered a setback after Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) admitted in September 2015 to installing software in its cars to make them appear cleaner than they were…

Ford CEO warns Trump’s 35% car tariff would harm the economy – USA TODAY

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

x Embed x Share Sorry to say, but global trade is not looking like it will accelerate in 2017, even after a sluggish 2016. Newslook Ford CEO Mark Fields is warning about negative effects of car tariffs(Photo: Bryan Thomas) LOS ANGELES — Ford Motors CEO Mark Fields said Tuesday that a 35% tariff on cars and trucks imported from Mexico — an idea promoted by President-elect Donald Trump — would…

Carrie Fisher reveals ‘intense’ affair with Harrison Ford – USA TODAY

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Carrie Fisher dropped a major bombshell this week told People that she and Harrison Ford had a three-month affair while filming Star Wars: A New Hope in 1976. Wochit

Mazda CX-5 sports a new upmarket design video – Roadshow – CNET

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mazda CX-5 sports a new upmarket design Never one to be satisfied with static design, Mazda updates the CX-5 with a sophisticated silhouette. by Emme Hall

Ford CEO warns Trump’s 35% car tariff would harm the economy – USA TODAY

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

x Embed x Share Sorry to say, but global trade is not looking like it will accelerate in 2017, even after a sluggish 2016. Newslook Ford CEO Mark Fields is warning about negative effects of car tariffs(Photo: Bryan Thomas) LOS ANGELES — Ford Motors CEO Mark Fields said Tuesday that a 35% tariff on cars and trucks imported from Mexico — an idea promoted by President-elect Donald Trump — would…

Honda adds power, jazzes up Civic to create Si version – USA TODAY

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

x Embed x Share USA TODAY’s reports from the unveiling of the new Honda Civic Si before the official opening of the Los Angeles Auto Show. USA TODAY Honda unveils its hot new Si version of the Civic(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY) LOS ANGELES — When it comes to performance, the Honda Civic Si introduced here Tuesday finds itself somewhere in a middle zone. It’s hotter than a standard Civic, but…

LA Auto Show 2016: Mazda has a new CX-5 – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

What is it? Mazda has come to the L.A. Auto Show with an updated, upmarket version of its top-selling crossover. The company says its four-door, five-passenger 2017 CX-5 will boast better handling, improved interior, a sportier look and the sort of premium paint found on top European cars. Why it matters Mazda says the CX-5 accounts for as much as 25% of its global car sales, and moved about 100,000…

Carrie Fisher reveals ‘intense’ affair with Harrison Ford – USA TODAY

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Carrie Fisher dropped a major bombshell this week told People that she and Harrison Ford had a three-month affair while filming Star Wars: A New Hope in 1976. Wochit

Chrysler Says ‘eHybrid’ Should Lower ‘Range Anxiety’ – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

LOS ANGELES—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is putting on sale a battery-powered version of its popular minivan and is struggling with a problem many car companies confront when wading into the electric-vehicle market with a car that has complicated technology: What do you call it? The new version of the Chrysler Pacifica is a highlight of this month’s Los Angeles Auto Show and is hitting dealerships. Customers have two ways of…

Ford CEO warns Trump’s 35% car tariff would harm the economy – USA TODAY

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

x Embed x Share Sorry to say, but global trade is not looking like it will accelerate in 2017, even after a sluggish 2016. Newslook Ford CEO Mark Fields is warning about negative effects of car tariffs(Photo: Bryan Thomas) LOS ANGELES — Ford Motors CEO Mark Fields said Tuesday that a 35% tariff on cars and trucks imported from Mexico — an idea promoted by President-elect Donald Trump — would…

Ford CEO warns Trump’s 35% car tariff would harm the economy – USA TODAY

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ford CEO Mark Fields is warning about negative effects of car tariffs(Photo: Bryan Thomas) LOS ANGELES — Ford Motors CEO Mark Fields said Tuesday that a 35% tariff on cars and trucks imported from Mexico — an idea promoted by President-elect Donald Trump — would have a “huge impact” on the entire U.S. economy. Fields, who delivered the keynote speech at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Tuesday morning, spoke…

Mazda recalls 70000 cars in the US – Reuters

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mazda Motor Corp will recall about 70,000 of its RX-8 sports cars from model years 2004 to 2008 in the United States because of an issue with fuel pump sealing rings that may leak and catch fire, U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday. “The affected vehicles have fuel pump sealing rings that may deteriorate due to exposure to heat from the engine or exhaust pipe,” the National Highway Traffic Safety…

Ford’s new EcoSport SUV will be imported from India – USA TODAY

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

x Embed x Share Ford is going to import the EcoSport from India. It will be the brand’s smallest SUV vehicle Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY The Ford EcoSport SUV is a subcompact that will be made in India and imported into the U.S.(Photo: Ford) HOLLYWOOD — Ford revealed a new, small addition to its SUV lineup here Monday, leading up to the Los Angeles Show. And the introduction came with a big…

Chevrolet Bolt EV is the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year – Motor Trend

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote The Groundbreaking Chevrolet Bolt EV is the car of tomorrow. Today. That sound? It’s almost imperceptible, but it’s there. The soft rustle of air over steel and glass, the muted hum of rubber on tarmac, the faint whirr of spinning metals. It’s the sound of electrons at work, the sound of electrical energy being converted into motion, the sound of the…

Fiat Chrysler to Fight Diesel Cheating Lawsuit – Fortune

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Cummins Inc said on Monday they will fight a class-action lawsuit filed against the companies accusing them of cheating on diesel emissions tests. On Monday, lawyers representing owners of older 2500 and 3500 Dodge Ram trucks filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit, asserting the companies “conspired to knowingly deceive consumers and regulators of illegally high levels of diesel emissions in their…

Chrysler’s Electric Pacifica Minivan Is Legit. Wait—Why Are You Laughing – WIRED

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Minivans don’t get enough love. They may scream, “I caved to reality,” but for many families, they’re the perfect choice: practical, comfortable, reasonable. Now, a year after introducing a revamped Pacifica, Chrysler is offering a plug-in hybrid version. This minivan can cruise up to 30 miles on nothing but electricity, with a gas engine ready to kick in for the longer trips. Forget the $100,000 Tesla Model X: This is…

Electric Jaguar SUV highlights auto industry’s cross currents – Reuters

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

LOS ANGELES A lot of strange things can be found in Los Angeles, but a battery-powered Jaguar sport utility vehicle is something new even for Southern California. The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV, a preview of a vehicle Jaguar intends to start selling within two years, highlights how technology, regulation, shifting consumer tastes and cheap gas are converging to force automakers out of their traditional lanes. Show visitors this week…

Ford’s new EcoSport SUV will be imported from India – USA TODAY

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

x Embed x Share Ford is going to import the EcoSport from India. It will be the brand’s smallest SUV vehicle Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY The Ford EcoSport SUV is a subcompact that will be made in India and imported into the U.S.(Photo: Ford) HOLLYWOOD — Ford revealed a new, small addition to its SUV lineup here Monday, leading up to the Los Angeles Show. And the introduction came with a big…

Toyota rust settlement could be worth billions – USA TODAY

Monday, November 14, 2016

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