"Late Breaking Auto Industry News"
May 2017


Uber fires Anthony Levandowski, engineer at center of legal battle with Waymo

(Los Angeles Times) - Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, the star engineer at the center of the company’s fight with self-driving rival Waymo. More

Certified pre-owned cars cost more, but come with perks

(USA TODAY) - DETROIT — A certified pre-owned vehicle costs more than a regular used car, but it can give buyers some peace of mind in an often murky market. More

Mercedes-AMG’s new roadster is simply stunning

(The Detroit News) - If Memorial Day weekend signals anything, it’s the beginning of travel season, a time of year when a vehicle’s load capacity is challenged by lifestyle debris and a driver’s temperament is tested by fighting offspring, a nagging spouse and clogged arteries. More

Is Fiat Chrysler obsessed with horsepower? Execs say no

(Detroit Free Press) - In an era where the biggest buzz in the automotive industry is about autonomous vehicles, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been doubling down on jaw-dropping horsepower. More

BMW Plots $110,000 Coupe to Counter Mercedes High-End Blitz

(Bloomberg) - BMW AG is plotting the revival of a high-end coupe to claw back market share lost to arch-rival Mercedes, part of a model blitz that BMW is billing as the biggest in its history. More

GM laying off 600 at Michigan SUV plant

(USA TODAY) - LANSING, Mich. — General Motors' Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant will lay off 600 workers as it is shut down for a month starting this week to prepare for the launch of the new Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse crossovers. More

VW sweetens the deal for unsold U.S. diesels

(The Detroit News) - Washington — Volkswagen is offering sweet deals to entice drivers to buy its remaining diesel cars in stock at U.S. dealers after receiving clearance from federal regulators to sell its 2-liter TDI diesels from the 2015 model year. More

April sales dip at Ford, GM and FCA amid industry slowdown

(Detroit Free Press) - U.S. auto sales fell 7.2% for Ford, 7% for Fiat Chrysler and 5.8% for General Motors in April as a long-awaited industry-wide slowdown began to take hold. More



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