U.S. new-vehicle sales this month are expected to be about the same as a year ago or down slightly, according to three forecasts issued this week, but it’s taking record incentives to keep up that pace.
Great Wall Motor Co., China’s largest manufacturer of crossovers and SUVs, aims to sell 2 million crossovers and SUVs a year by 2020, more than doubling the company’s 2016 volume.
The target was disclosed by Great Wall’s founder and chairman, Wei Jianjun, at an event last week at the company’s headquarters in the north China city of Baoding to celebrate the growth of the Haval brand.
PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares laid out his vision for Opel that includes expanding the German brand outside its European home market, possibly into the United States.
Tavares vowed to revive General Motors’ European operations if PSA buy GM’s Opel/Vauxhall business by carrying out a similar restructuring that brought the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars back from the brink over the past three years.
U.K. is researching the creation of a crowd-sourced virtual pothole map showing drivers in real-time on in-car displays where potholes are and how bad they are and suggesting alternative routes.
says bad road surfaces contribute to more than a third of accidents every year, and its aim is to prevent costly car repairs.
A German labor court barred the public disclosure of documents relating to Volkswagen Group’s emissions scandal during a hearing for wrongful dismissal brought by a former employee at VW subsidiary Audi.
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Indiana may soon follow Michigan in implementing fees for electric cars, with the stated goal of helping to pay for road repairs.
Michigan is now adding fees for electric cars, as well as plug-in hybrids and battery-electric cars, because they don’t burn enough gasoline to generate the same state tax revenue as other vehicles.
Daimler said it will open its first factory in Russia to build SUVs and the E-class sedan.
The company will invest more than 250 million euros in the 20,000-unit capacity factory, located about 40 km northwest of Moscow, with the first cars due to leave the assembly line in 2019.
Due to planned maintenance, during the period February 22nd until March 3rd, Jaguar Land Rover (IMDS Account 297) will be unable to process any IMDS data sheets. Data sheets can still be sent during this period, but will not be processed.
If you have any urgent data that needs to be accepted, please send the data sheet by COB, Monday 20th February 2017.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has an official EPA-rated range of 238 miles per charge on the combined test cycle.
That gives it the longest range of any electric car currently on sale in the U.S. that isn’t a Tesla, at a base price around half that of the least-expensive model from the Silicon Valley automaker.
It’s enough for the Bolt EV to be considered a groundbreaking electric-car game changer—but could the Chevy do even better than that?
More detail at Greencar Report
Ford is expanding its customer service division by launching the new Omnicraft brand of aftermarket parts to cover non-Ford vehicles. Omnicraft parts will be sold at 10,500 dealerships globally. Ford expects the global demand for automotive parts and service to expand by 70 percent in the next six years.