"Late Breaking Auto Industry News"
April 2017


Toyota recalls quarter-million Tacoma pickups over oil leaks

(USA TODAY) -Toyota is recalling about a quarter-million pickup trucks to fix a defect that could cause vehicles to leak oil and potentially increase the risk of a crash. More

Tesla Doubles Its Superchargers With Massive Solar Stations

(Bloomberg) - Tesla is going to need more chargers. Lots of them. More

Fiat Chrysler quarterly profits rise 34% to $698 million

(Detroit Free Press) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Wednesday it earned a profit of $698.2 million (641 million euro) during the first quarter,... More

Porsche adds turbo to sporty Targa

(The Detroit News) - There are weeks when I lose interest in driving, and there are cars that restore my interest. This was one of those weeks, ... More

Tesla recalls some Model S and Model X cars for parking brake problem

(Los Angeles Times) - Because of a parking brake that might stick and render a car immobile, Tesla Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for certain Model S and... More

J.D. Power: Consumer trust in self-driving cars drops

(The Detroit News) - A growing percentage of people say they don’t trust self-driving car technology, according to a J.D. Power study. Falling confidence in all age... More

Volkswagen reveals brawny I.D. Crozz electric SUV

(USA TODAY) - Volkswagen Group revealed a concept crossover electric vehicle Tuesday at the Shanghai auto show, pledging to begin an onslaught of electric... More

Audi A4’s virtual cockpit of the future

(The Detroit News) - The popular A4 returns for 2017 with a dazzling development — Audi calls it the “instrument cluster of the future.” More

Ford confirms Shelby GT350 and GT350R for 2018

(Los Angeles Times) - Keeping in sync with today’s observance of National Mustang Day, Ford Motor Co. has confirmed that it will include the Shelby... More

Five key indicators that worry the auto industry

(USA TODAY) - NEW YORK — If all goes according to at least one forecast, the auto industry will see its third straight year of record-setting sales. More

These specs on the 2018 Dodge Demon are ridiculous - and awesome

(Detroit Free Press) - Car enthusiasts, you may want to take a nice, long look at the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. More

Hyundai, Kia recall 1.2M cars for possible engine issue

(The Detroit News) - Detroit — Hyundai and Kia are recalling 1.4 million cars and SUVs in the U.S., Canada and South Korea because the engines can fail... More

One reason for fading sedan sales: low wage growth

(Los Angeles Times) - Americans are shunning new cars. They prefer to buy light trucks – crossovers, SUVs and pickups – especially when gas prices are low. More

Buick unveils its new Regal

(The Detroit News) - Buick unveiled an all-new Buick Regal on Tuesday as the once-sleepy brand continued its surge back to relevance in the U.S. premium... More

Auto sales fall in March as discounts rise on unsold cars

(USA TODAY) - The U.S. auto industry turned in an underwhelming performance in March as sales disappointed despite rising discounts. More

Thankfully, the 2018 Lexus LC 500 isn't practical

(The Detroit News) - As seen by our ongoing love affair with crossover SUVs, Americans are a practical bunch. Why not drive big with gas prices so low?. More



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