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Meet the new 2018 BMW X3, a lot like the old BMW X3 – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

The next step for BMW’s X3 crossover looks a lot like the last step. On Monday, the automaker finally revealed the 2018 BMW X3 at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, facility where it is produced alongside the X4, X5, and X6. The new BMW X3 takes plenty of cues from the other crossover SUVs produced at the plant, including the last X3, which last year had its best sales year in…

Apple is leasing six cars from Hertz for autonomous software testing: Sources – CNBC

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: A Critical Step On Volkswagen’s Road To … – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Volkswagen of America The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan should give a boost to VW sales Volkswagen’s U.S. sales topped out in 2012 at an impressive 438,000 units. That number is even more impressive given VW’s sales of 256,000 units just 2 years earlier. The company appeared to be on a major growth spurt, with no end in sight. Of course the sales growth did end, starting with a 30,000-unit slide in 2013 followed by…

Fiat-Chrysler Halts Production of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Amid Safety Recall – The Drive

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was built to check a lot of boxes for Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Its lofty goals included reinvigorating the slumping minivan segment, raising its fleet average fuel economy rating—and, of course, making fistfuls of cash off the industry’s first hybrid minivan. None of that is possible without actually getting the damn thing to dealer lots, though. That’s why a new report from The Wall Street Journal portends some…

BMW adding 1000 jobs at South Carolina plant – CNBC

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: A Critical Step On Volkswagen’s Road To … – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Volkswagen of America The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan should give a boost to VW sales Volkswagen’s U.S. sales topped out in 2012 at an impressive 438,000 units. That number is even more impressive given VW’s sales of 256,000 units just 2 years earlier. The company appeared to be on a major growth spurt, with no end in sight. Of course the sales growth did end, starting with a 30,000-unit slide in 2013 followed by…

Jeep tops Cars.com list of American-made vehicles, ousting Toyota – USA TODAY

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Chief Edition.(Photo: FCA US LLC) Two Jeep sport-utility vehicles assembled in Ohio topped the Cars.com list of most American-made vehicles in a shakeup for the closely followed index. The two vehicles made by Japanese automakers that previously topped the list, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, have dropped out of the top 10, illustrating the complexity in determining what qualifies as genuinely American-made. The newly formulated…

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: A Critical Step On Volkswagen’s Road To Recovery – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Volkswagen of America The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan should give a boost to VW sales Volkswagen’s U.S. sales topped out in 2012 at an impressive 438,000 units. That number is even more impressive given VW’s sales of 256,000 units just 2 years earlier. The company appeared to be on a major growth spurt, with no end in sight. Of course the sales growth did end, starting with a 30,000-unit slide in 2013 followed by…

Economy, gas prices putting more cars on the road – The Journal News | LoHud.com

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Is there more traffic on the road? Yes. Yes there is. Video by Jordan Fenster/lohud Wochit Buy Photo Traffic was heavy on the I-287 westbound approach to the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown by mid-afternoon June 22, 2017.(Photo: Seth Harrison/The Journal News)Buy Photo Noticing more cars on the road? It isn’t just you. The American Automobile Association says there really are more vehicles traversing the…

BMW, Volkswagen try to outrace Apple & Google as big data emerges as challenge for automakers – Economic Times

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

FRANKFURT: Volkswagen is delving into quantum computing. BMW is building a giant new data centre. And Bosch this week announced plans to construct a factory to build chips for self-driving cars. The moves are part of an expanding effort to build the computing capacity — so-called big data — they will need as vehicles digitise and become driverless. Cars will need to constantly communicate, absorbing and analysing information from thousands…

We Just Drove a Brand New BMW That Basically Turns Into a Cool Nightclub in the Evening – TheStreet.com

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

BMW’s Mini Countryman earned our love. The car has great pickup, accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 7.5 seconds based on our timer. There are several modes to switch on that adds to the fun, including the ALL4 all-wheel drive, the efficient Green Mode, a thrilling Sport Mode and the balanced Mid Mode. The Mini Countryman, which BMW calls its “largest and roomiest model” on the…

Pushing 9000 employees, BMW workforce is on the rise – The State

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

With a highly trained workforce at BMW Manufacturing in Greer that now exceeds 9,000 people, the German automaker has established itself not only as one of the biggest employers in the state but also one of its most important workforce development innovators. BMW Manufacturing President Knudt Flor quoted the plant’s employment numbers during an event at the BMW Zentrum in Greer late last week — and promised the plant will…

2018 BMW X3 Pictures Leaked to the Public – The Drive

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Originally scheduled to make its introduction on Monday, the all-new 2018 BMW X3 has appeared on the internet a little earlier than expected. Spotted by Carscoops, BMW’s Hong Kong website has published an entire rundown of BMW’s new SUV a tad prematurely.  As expected, the redesigned X3 is more of an evolution than revolution, featuring the same German compact utility dimensions as its predecessor albeit updated to align with BMW’s…

Mazda CX-5 review: One of the best compact crossovers on the market – CNBC

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Japanese automakers race to create their own self-driving cars … – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Japanese automakers race to create their own self-driving cars By Wendy Lee June 24, 2017 Updated: June 24, 2017 8:24pm ‘); } YOKOHAMA, Japan — As cars whizzed by on an expressway in an industrial area in Japan, the passengers inside a Nissan minivan placed their trust in its self-driving software. Tracking nearby cars through a camera on the back of the rearview mirror, the Serena ProPilot positioned itself a…

Regulators scramble to stay ahead of self-driving cars – USA Today – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

A row of Google self-driving cars outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.(Photo: 2014 AP photo) Self-driving cars are only starting to navigate the nation’s streets, but regulators are scrambling to catch up. In the race to deliver cars that can safely operate themselves, proponents are increasingly concerned about a fast-growing thicket of regulations and laws being proposed by states that could come in conflict with each other…

Honda identifies problem part in engine failures – IndyStar – Indianapolis Star

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Motor Sports insider Jim Ayello previews this weekend’s IndyCar race in Wisconsin. Jim Ayello/IndyStar Buy Photo Fernando Alonso reacts to the crowd’s applause after climbing from his car. Alonso’s engine quit on him during the running of the 101st Indianapolis 500, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017.(Photo: Doug McSchooler/for IndyStar)Buy Photo PLYMOUTH, Wis. — Honda Performance Development believes it has unearthed the answer…

Review: 50th-year Toyota Corolla an even safer bet – The Detroit News

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

The 2017 Toyota Corolla(Photo: Toyota / TNS) The Toyota Corolla has always been a safe bet for those seeking steady, reliable transportation at a reasonable price. After all, 43 million buyers — Toyota says it’s the best-selling nameplate in the world — can’t be wrong. Still, the Japanese carmaker decided to celebrate Corolla’s 50th anniversary this year by making it an even safer bet — emphasis on safe. Borrowing from…

Honda: ‘Spec 3′ engine could be worth 0.3s – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Honda believes its upgraded ‘Spec 3’ Formula 1 engine delivered more than two or three tenths of a second worth of performance at Azerbaijan’s Baku street track. The Japanese manufacturer ran a new internal combustion unit on Fernando Alonso’s car during Friday’s two practice sessions. Honda says the data showed an improvement in performance, but the unit was removed and swapped with an older spec so it could…

Alfa Romeo launches Stelvio SUV, but brand building will take time – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Reid Bigland, head of Alfa Romeo, unveils the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV ahead of the 2016 LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, CA on November 16, 2016.(Photo: Frederic J. Brown, AFP/Getty Images) x Embed x Share CLOSE New SUV offers style, class-leading power and acceleration. Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press Alfa Romeo is playing the long game as it looks to win over buyers after a more than two-decade absence in North…