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Trump’s first week spells trouble for auto industry – USA TODAY

Monday, January 30, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share US President Donald Trump meets with CEOs of GM, Ford and Chrysler, and reiterates his commitment to bringing jobs back to America. Video provided by AFP Newslook The Buick Envision was already on sale in China when General Motors decided to import it into the U.S.(Photo: GM) In a single week, President Trump’s assertion of his more protectionist “America First” trade policy already holds massive…

When don’t f*** with people’s cars became don’t f*** with people’s phones – TechCrunch

Monday, January 30, 2017

There’s an adage in politics that’s been around for years: don’t f*** with people’s cars. While the right to drive where you want, when you want is not formally enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, for decades upon end, it might as well have been. Messing with people’s cars was one of the third rails of politics — raise tolls, the gas tax or anything else that touches people’s vehicles at…

Aston Martin’s New Vanquish Volante S Is V Pretty, Supes Powerful – WIRED

Monday, January 30, 2017

Ford A week after busting out next year’s F-150 pickup, Ford unveiled the latest riff on its other marquee player, the Mustang. Like the truck, it gets a crisp refreshing of the redesign Ford unveiled in 2013. Rather than muck up a good thing, Dearborn opted for a touchup over a makeover. The 2018 car is a bit lower, a bit sleeker, and a bit shapelier. Ford The bigger changes are under…

Trump’s first week spells trouble for auto industry – USA TODAY

Sunday, January 29, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share US President Donald Trump meets with CEOs of GM, Ford and Chrysler, and reiterates his commitment to bringing jobs back to America. Video provided by AFP Newslook The Buick Envision was already on sale in China when General Motors decided to import it into the U.S.(Photo: GM) In a single week, President Trump’s assertion of his more protectionist “America First” trade policy already holds massive…

Aston Martin’s New Vanquish Volante S Is V Pretty, Supes Powerful – WIRED

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ford A week after busting out next year’s F-150 pickup, Ford unveiled the latest riff on its other marquee player, the Mustang. Like the truck, it gets a crisp refreshing of the redesign Ford unveiled in 2013. Rather than muck up a good thing, Dearborn opted for a touchup over a makeover. The 2018 car is a bit lower, a bit sleeker, and a bit shapelier. Ford The bigger changes are under…

When don’t f*** with people’s cars became don’t f*** with people’s phones – TechCrunch

Sunday, January 29, 2017

There’s an adage in politics that’s been around for years: don’t f*** with people’s cars. While the right to drive where you want, when you want is not formally enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, for decades upon end, it might as well have been. Messing with people’s cars was one of the third rails of politics — raise tolls, the gas tax or anything else that touches people’s vehicles at…

Ford Expects Auto Sales To Stay Flat, And That Is A Good Thing – Forbes

Sunday, January 29, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Ford dealers and Ford executives sounded a typically optimistic note at this year’s National Automobile Dealers Association convention here, based on record U.S. auto sales in 2016 and growing confidence that even if auto sales decline a bit in 2017, they won’t decline much. “You can’t get upset at a 17-million-plus SAAR,” said Bill Jarrett, chairman of the Ford National Dealer Council, following Ford’s annual “make meeting”…

Volkswagen’s latest problem involves the recall of 600000 VW cars – Digital Trends

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Volkswagen’s troubles are far from over in the U.S., as this latest scandal raises new concerns over the safety and reputation of its vehicles. Volkswagen’s troubles would appear to be endless. Emissions scandals and huge fines aside, the car company is now facing a huge recall. As per a report from the AFP, the German automaker will be recalling more than half a million vehicles in the U.S. due to…

Aston Martin’s New Vanquish Volante S Is V Pretty, Supes Powerful – WIRED

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ford A week after busting out next year’s F-150 pickup, Ford unveiled the latest riff on its other marquee player, the Mustang. Like the truck, it gets a crisp refreshing of the redesign Ford unveiled in 2013. Rather than muck up a good thing, Dearborn opted for a touchup over a makeover. The 2018 car is a bit lower, a bit sleeker, and a bit shapelier. Ford The bigger changes are under…

Trump’s ‘America First’ theme troubles auto industry – USA TODAY

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Buick Envision was already on sale in China when General Motors decided to import it into the U.S.(Photo: GM) In a single week, President Trump’s assertion of his more protectionist “America First” trade policy already holds massive implications for the auto industry. A week that began with a cordial meeting with the CEOs of Detroit’s Big 3 automakers ended in a diplomatic dispute with Mexico, a key trading partner and home…

Volkswagen’s Audi brand to recall 576921 vehicles in U.S. – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Volkswagen’s luxury Audi brand is recalling more than 576,000 vehicles in the U.S. for two separate defects. Audi says 2013-17 model year A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 SUVs with 2.0-liter turbocharged engines may have an electric coolant pump that can get blocked with debris. If that happens, the pump can overheat and cause a fire. The recall affects 342,867 vehicles. Audi also is recalling 2011-17 Q5 SUVs because the sunroof…

Volkswagen’s Audi brand to recall 576921 vehicles in U.S. – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Volkswagen’s luxury Audi brand is recalling more than 576,000 vehicles in the U.S. for two separate defects. Audi says 2013-17 model year A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 SUVs with 2.0-liter turbocharged engines may have an electric coolant pump that can get blocked with debris. If that happens, the pump can overheat and cause a fire. The recall affects 342,867 vehicles. Audi also is recalling 2011-17 Q5 SUVs because the sunroof…

Just Cool Cars: Cyclops minicar isn’t exactly fearsome – USA TODAY

Saturday, January 28, 2017

USA TODAY’s Chris Woodyard gives us an up close look at a piece of nostalgia with a home-built car modeled on one from illustrator Stan Mott, the Cyclops. USA TODAY

Westminster council to become first to charge extra to park diesel … – The Guardian

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Westminster will become the first council in the UK to charge drivers of diesel cars extra money to park as town halls across London battle air pollution. The charge will be introduced for a trial period from April. Drivers of diesel-powered cars and vans will pay an additional 50%, which at current rates would be an extra £2.45 an hour to park on the street in Marylebone, one of the…

Audi can prosper in the industry’s brave new world, Keogh says – Automotive News (subscription) (blog)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — Self-driving cars and electric vehicles will present challenges to the industry, but Audi of America President Scott Keogh says they offer huge opportunities for Audi. In a speech at J.D. Power’s Automotive Summit on Thursday afternoon, Keogh outlined how he expects Audi’s role to evolve in the coming era. “In the 21st century there is going to be a jump ball or a reset in…

Westminster council to become first to charge extra to park diesel cars – The Guardian

Friday, January 27, 2017

Westminster will become the first council in the UK to charge drivers of diesel cars extra money to park as town halls across London battle air pollution. The charge will be introduced for a trial period from April. Drivers of diesel-powered cars and vans will pay an additional 50%, which at current rates would be an extra £2.45 an hour to park on the street in Marylebone, one of the…

16 outrageous production cars that look like auto show concepts – CNET

Friday, January 27, 2017

Want to see the future of car technology? Brian Cooley found it for you at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Washington Auto Show: Where hybrid cars go to die? – USA Today – USA TODAY

Friday, January 27, 2017

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 4 2 of 4 3 of 4 4 of 4 Last SlideNext Slide President Trump and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.(Photo: SAUL LOEB, AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON—Automakers often show off environmentally conscious vehicles aimed at impressing government officials at the Washington Auto Show, but this year it may be a fruitless endeavor. With gas prices remaining…

Beer, snacks and cars: How a 20% Mexico tariff could cost US shoppers – USA TODAY

Friday, January 27, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share President Trump announced a plan to levy a 20% tax on all imports from Mexico. Veuer’s Nick Cardona has the story. Buzz60 Emily Whipple of Boston selects her produce at the Golden Goose Market in Boston, Feb. 20, 2008.(Photo: Winslow Townson, AP) American consumers may have to pay more for products ranging from Toyotas to vegetables to beer if a proposal floated by President Trump to impose…

California regulations for driverless cars stall as other states speed ahead – Los Angeles Times

Friday, January 27, 2017

This doesn’t look good, Jerry Hill remembers thinking. He saw the photos online: Uber cars being loaded onto trucks in San Francisco, bound for Arizona. They were new Volvos, test cars bristling with driverless technology.  The robot cars required state permits to operate in California, but Uber refused to apply. Officials ordered them off public roadways in late December. So Uber shipped the cars to a state where such permits aren’t…