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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…

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 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…

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…

Video Review: With Tough Competition, Chevrolet Equinox Holds Its Own – New York Times

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

Here’s why. The Equinox is more than four inches shorter now but retains the same interior space. The 400 pounds it has shed may exceed the weight of the young family who drives it. Let’s buy a round for the engineers. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The Equinox’s breezy design language, which also graces the Cruze, Malibu and Volt, could be used by Lexus in a parallel universe. One…

A new look at another bad landing: How Harrison Ford missed a runway – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

FORD: John Wayne Tower, this is Husky 8 9er Hotel Uniform. Six miles west inbound. … would like left runway, please. TOWER: Husky 8 9er Hotel Uniform, this is John Wayne Tower. Stand by. TOWER: Husky 8 9er Hotel Uniform, cross over at 1,200. Watch for left traffic. Head for 20L. FORD: At 1,300 over the (garbled) … watch for left traffic. Husky 8 9er Hotel Uniform. FORD: (Garbled) Husky…

Sources: Knicks agree to make Kings’ Scott Perry new general manager – ESPN

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

9:45 PM ET Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the New York Knicks for ESPNNewYork.com Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The New York Knicks have reached an agreement in principle on a deal with Scott Perry to make him the franchise’s new general manager, league sources told ESPN. But consummation of the hiring is pending the Knicks and Sacramento Kings arriving at terms on compensation, league sources said….

Fiat Chrysler makes diesels again as US is said to near ruling – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fiat Chrysler resumed making diesel Ram pickups that were ordered off the market by U.S. regulators, preparing for a verdict from the Environmental Protection Agency in hopes of being able to sell them. The carmaker began building a small number of the Ram trucks again this month, a spokesman said. The EPA is close to deciding whether or not to approve the pickups and the diesel-powered Jeep sport utility vehicle…

Mazda Goes Its Own Way To Gain Traction As Small Player in Changing US Market – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mazda is attempting a unique straddling strategy to survive as a small brand in a U.S. market that has reached a number of inflection points. It’s an approach to product development, sales and marketing that combines hedging Mazda’s bets — and being downright contrarian in places. The No. 12-selling marque in America is highlighting the importance of the driving experience at a time when most of its rivals are scrambling to be…

Viper factory in Detroit to close after Fiat Chrysler kills supercar – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE According to a report from R&T, this is the last year that Dodge Vipers (which is owned by Fiat Chrysler ) have sold out. They’re done. Newslook The 2017 Dodge Viper GTC, made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.(Photo: FCA US LLC) Fiat Chrysler will close the Detroit factory where workers made the small-volume Dodge Viper supercar by hand. The Italian-American automaker informed Michigan government officials that…

GM’s judgment day: How two Venezuelan car dealers seized an auto factory – Reuters

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government has seized assets from dozens of foreign corporations in nationalizations by the late President Hugo Chavez and the embattled current government of Nicolas Maduro. The man behind the confiscation of General Motors Co’s $100 million assembly plant in April is a much more obscure figure: Kaled Kansao, the owner of two long-defunct GM dealerships. Kansao convinced a court to seize the plant as the remedy…

Trump to commission carrier Ford after criticizing new technology – NavyTimes.com

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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