"Late Breaking Auto Industry News"
December 2016


FCA named in second diesel engine lawsuit

(The Detroit News) - A class-action lawsuit alleging that diesel-powered heavy-duty pickups made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV used defeat devices... More

Nine Cars Americans Loved or Hated in 2016

(Bloomberg) - This year, just like every other year in the past several decades, Americans will buy more Ford pick-up trucks than any other vehicle... More

Ford updates Mustang for 2017 -- and boosts the price

(Detroit Free Press) - Ford's sporty and iconic Mustang will get some changes for 2017 — most notably, the price. More

Volkswagen will buy back 20K more polluting diesel cars

(USA TODAY) - Volkswagen Group has agreed to yet another compensation and buyback package to buyers of its polluting diesel-powered vehicles,... More

Fiat Chrysler, Google’s Waymo debut driverless minivans

(The Detroit News) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has completed building 100 minivans that are being outfitted with autonomous vehicle equipment from... More

Lamborghini Soon to Unleash Updated Aventador S

(WardsAuto) - SANT’AGATA BOLOGNESE, Italy – Supercar maker Lamborghini releases pictures of its updated Aventador S flagship sporting its... More

As automakers throttle back, look for new car bargains

(USA TODAY) - Coming off what may turn out to be its best back-to-back sales years ever in 2015 and 2016, the U.S. automotive business appears to be... More

GM to begin testing self-driving Chevy Bolts on streets of Detroit

(Detroit Free Press) - General Motors will begin testing a fleet of autonomous Chevrolet Bolts on public roads around metro Detroit, CEO Mary Barra said this... More

Six hot car technology trends to watch in 2017

(USA TODAY) - The high-performance Quadrifoglio version of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is arriving in dealerships this month for a starting price... More

Heat on ice: Dodge Challenger GT goes AWD

(Los Angeles Times) - Just in time for winter, Dodge has unveiled an all-wheel-drive version of its Challenger GT. More

9-speed transmission boosts Chevrolet fuel economy 2%

(Detroit Free Press) - General Motors revealed details Monday about a new nine-speed automatic transmission that’s likely to become one of its... More

Alfa Romeo Giulia priced under $40K; Quadrifoglio $72K

(The Detroit News) - The high-performance Quadrifoglio version of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is arriving in dealerships this month for a starting price... More

Honda's new CR-V gets a higher price, more features

(USA TODAY) - Buyers of the most popular vehicle in the most popular automotive segment in the nation — the 2017 Honda CR-V compact SUV — are going... More

Ford CEO Sees "Pressure" on Business Without Softer Fuel Rules

(Bloomberg) - Ford Motor Co. plans to lobby President-elect Donald Trump to soften U.S. and state fuel-economy rules that hurt profits by forcing... More

Toyota to reveal all-new 2018 Camry at Detroit auto show

(Detroit Free Press) - The all-new 2018 Toyota Camry will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. More



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