US Automotive News

GM’s design chief is primed for the transportation revolution – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Last year, General Motors sold 10 million cars, and for the first time, most of its buyers live in China. But what will those 10 million cars look, feel, and behave like in a decade? By that time, electrification, the race to autonomy, and car-sharing programs will be gradually integrated into the traditional model of personal cars. While those ideas are already being explored in small ways, they represent a…

Honda problems result in Alonso grid penalty at Suzuka – ESPN

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

10:42 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment SUZUKA, Japan — Fernando Alonso will receive a 35-place grid penalty at the Japanese Grand Prix after McLaren-Honda was forced to change his car’s power unit overnight. The hydraulic issue was discovered after second practice as the team rebuilt the car and is the latest in a long list of reliability problems for Honda this year. The overnight change…

GM unveils futuristic self-driving army truck – CNNMoney

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

General Motors has revealed a futuristic-looking hydrogen-powered self-driving army truck. This concept vehicle is essentially a giant self-driving platform that can hold any kind of vehicle body — or even just cargo. Something like this could be useful in disaster zones or in conflicts, the automaker said. That’s why the truck will be displayed at a meeting of the Association of the United States Army next week. The Silent Utility…

Uganda removes key hurdle to GM crops – Science Magazine

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Hauling bananas to market in Kisoro, Uganda. By Christopher BendanaOct. 6, 2017 , 4:14 PM KAMPALA—Biotech researchers here are celebrating the long-awaited passage of a bill this week that clears the way for large-scale field tests and commercial release of genetically modified (GM) crops. Uganda, with several engineered varieties waiting in the wings, is expected to join a handful of other African nations moving quickly to bring homegrown GM foods…

Ford’s New Mustang GT Is So Loud They Added a Mute Button – Fortune

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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Apple just added a Ford. Stock is up $48 billion in a single day – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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Honda made the most affordable, high-tech car you can buy – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Honda If news of Tesla’s Model 3 release has you hankering for a high-tech car, there are options currently on the market that won’t break the bank. The Honda Civic EX with the automaker’s Sensing package won Kelley Blue Book’s 2017 Best Auto Tech Value Award. The car comes with a suite of semi-autonomous features for less than $25,000. Scroll down for a closer look at the car and its features:

Fiat Chrysler teams up with Sesame Street – MarketWatch

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is joining the letters of the alphabet as a sponsor of Sesame Street. The auto maker said Monday it is joining Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that owns the long-running children’s television show, in a year-long sponsorship deal. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but Fiat Chrysler will join two other existing corporate sponsors. Muppets from Sesame Street will be featured in 10 online advertising videos for…

GM Extends Plant Shutdown to Rein In Chevy Bolt Supply – Fortune

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

General Motors has extended a shutdown at the Michigan factory that builds the new Chevrolet Bolt electric car as part of a broader effort to get control of bulging inventories of unsold vehicles in the United States. GM’s vehicle inventory in the United States hit a 10-year high in June at 105 days supply. The company has promised investors it will reduce that to a more reasonable level of 70…

Lucid Motors said to have takeover talks with Ford – The Detroit News

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Buy Photo Ex-Tesla Chief Engineer Peter Rawlinson came to Lucid to “realize the full potential of the EV.”(Photo: Henry Payne / The Detroit News)Buy Photo Electric-car maker Lucid Motors Inc. is raising a new round of financing and is also considering an outright sale after holding early-stage takeover talks with Ford Motor Co., according to people familiar with the situation. The Menlo Park, California-based firm has hired Morgan Stanley to…

GM’s Engine Is Seizing – Seeking Alpha

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

By Eric Mason General Motors (NYSE:GM) has come a long way since its bailout during the 2008 recession, but industry based modeling shows the largest difference in modeled price versus observed price, since then. As the above chart shows, General Motors is out of sync with a model that has not only shown to be accurate over the course of GM’s stock history, but has consistently represented the mark General…

There’s a new Honda Accord. Does anyone care? – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 9 2 of 9 3 of 9 4 of 9 5 of 9 6 of 9 7 of 9 8 of 9 9 of 9 Last SlideNext Slide Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., addresses the media during the introduction of the 2018 Honda Accord, Friday, July…

Honda recalls 2.1 million Accords worldwide, citing risk of engine fire – PBS NewsHour

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co is recalling an estimated 2.1 million Accord models worldwide because of defects in the vehicle’s battery system that cause engines to light on fire. Photo by REUTERS/Paul Vernon. Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co is recalling an estimated 2.1 million Accord models worldwide because of defects in the vehicle’s battery system that cause engines to light on fire. The recall affects 1.15 million cars in the…

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.3 million vehicles over fire risk and wiring problems – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced a recall of 1.3 million vehicles Friday in two campaigns to replace faulty alternators because of fire risks and fix wiring problems that could cause air bags to deploy. To replace the alternators, the Italian American automaker recalled about 566,000 vehicles worldwide, 442,000 of them in the United States. That recall covers certain Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans, Dodge Challenger coupes, Dodge Durango SUVs, all…

Honda unveils new Accord as midsize cars fall out of favor – News 12 Long Island

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017

DETROIT (AP) – The latest version of Honda’s venerable Accord midsize car is lower, wider, lighter and sleeker than its predecessor, and the company says it’s faster and handles better. But no matter how nice it looks, how well it drives or how big it is inside, it’ll be a tough sell with U.S. buyers who are migrating by the thousands from sedans to SUVs and trucks. Honda is hoping…

2017 Mazda CX-5: Boring is beautiful – LA Times – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Please don’t hate me for saying so, but the Mazda CX-5 is one of the dullest cars on the road. In terms of styling, performance and technology, it’s just … plain. No fireworks. No fanfare. No drama. No one is going to slide up to you at a red light and say, “Hey, man, is that the new CX-5?” No one is going to stop you in the parking lot…

The Internet Is Swooning Over Photos of Young Harrison Ford – TIME

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017

The internet’s crushing hard on youthful Harrison Ford. Actor Harrison Ford was born in Chicago 75 years ago. Little did anyone know then that he would go on to become an iconic star of the silver screen, appearing as the beloved, roguish character Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and going on to become the face of the adventure-seeking Indiana Jones franchise — both series that have stood…

Honda recalls 1.2M Accords; battery sensors can catch fire – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

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2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD: Low on tow, electronic helpers – CNET

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

I skeptically looked at the trailer hooked up to the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, loaded with a 7,000-pound John Deere skid-steer mini-dozer. The 18-foot trailer was almost as long as the 20-foot heavy-duty pickup truck towing it. This might be a bad idea, I thought. I’ve towed a fair bit, but light loads, usually under 5,000 pounds. The Silverado 2500, with its available 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8, puts out 910…