"Late Breaking Auto Industry News"
February 2018


Report: Fiat Chrysler to end diesel production in passenger cars by 2022

(Detroit Free Press) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will end diesel passenger car production by 2022, according to a published report. More

New BMW SUV, Volvo wagon, Toyota Supra headline Geneva auto show

( Detroit Free Press) - Europe’s spring new-car season kicks off in Geneva in March, as the Swiss city plays host to elegant new vehicles from around the world. But the brands and models that are missing may be as noteworthy as those debuting in the Alpine city. More

Toyota dominates Consumer Reports 2018 Top Picks for vehicles

(USA TODAY) - Japanese automaker Toyota dominated the competition in Consumer Reports' 2018 ranking of the best vehicles in the U.S. More

Is U.S. auto market, with its F-150, Chevy Silverado, diesel's safe haven?

(Detroit Free Press) - It's been a bad few years for the image of diesel engines. More

Top auto safety, assist features available - at a price

(The Detroit News) - Advanced safety and driver-assist features like adaptive cruise-control and lane-keeping are widely available on new cars, but they can be pricey choices that many new-car buyers bypass. More

Some early owners of Tesla's Model 3 are reporting quality problems. Do buyers care?

(Los Angeles Times) - Mark Schey of Morristown, N.J., stepped into his garage a few mornings ago eager to hop inside his shiny new car — the much desired and currently rare Tesla Model 3 electric sedan. More

Drivers seem to be getting ready for robotic cars

(The Detroit News) - Twice a day on my travels around suburban Detroit, I notice that cars waiting at stop lights delay movement after the lights turn green. More

Lexus leads but Buick beats Toyota in J.D. Power dependability study

(Detroit Free Press) - Buick is keeping company with Lexus and Porsche. The three brands have the most dependable vehicles in the United States, according to J.D. Power. More

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan gets horsepower, more self-driving prowess

(USA TODAY) - Mercedes-Benz's top-selling model worldwide, the C-Class compact sedan, is getting an update that will add more power and automated driver safety systems. More

Air bag danger: Ford, Mazda add to do-not-drive list

(The Detroit News) - Ford and Mazda are adding more than 35,000 pickup trucks in North America to a list of vehicles that should not be driven because they have Takata air bag inflators with a high risk of exploding. More

Blowout: The Old GM resurfaces in a bad decision about tires for Buick Regal TourX

(Detroit Free Press) - Thirty days out of the month, I believe today’s General Motors is totally different from the past. More customer-focused, more responsive, simply better than the company that for a generation sold vehicles its engineers knew could and should be better. More

BMW factory in S.C. needs more robot fixers

(USA TODAY) - GREENVILLE, S.C. -- BMW needs more humans to take care of its robots. More

Jaguar plans to reboot its Classic D-Type sports car

(Los Angeles Times) - Production has begun on the Jaguar Classic D-Type, a continuation of the race-winning sports car that the English company stopped producing in 1956. More

Mitsubishi issues recalls for loose sunroofs, brakes

(The Detroit News) - Detroit – Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 227,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix glass sunroofs that can fly off and parking brakes that may not work. More




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