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Ford Produces 10 Millionth Sync-Equipped Vehicle

Ford Produces 10 Millionth Sync-Equipped Vehicle

Depending upon your point of view about in-car technology, the announcement from Ford could be seen as good news or bad news – or perhaps a little bit of both. The maker this month produced its 10 millionth vehicle equipped with the Sync infotainment system.  That’s...
Cadillac ATS Lands in China

Cadillac ATS Lands in China

Hoping to build momentum in what is rapidly becoming the world’s largest luxury car market, Cadillac is introducing its compact ATS model into China where it will join the bigger XTS model introduced earlier in the year. For now, however, the smaller of the two luxury...
Automakers Join the Black Friday Binge

Automakers Join the Black Friday Binge

Turn on the TV this week and you’ll be hard-pressed to go more than a few minutes without hearing about one Black Friday sale or another.  With the economy still struggling, U.S. retailers are desperate to ensure they get momentum going as we enter the traditional...
GM’s Mary Barra Takes Crown on Most Powerful Women List

GM’s Mary Barra Takes Crown on Most Powerful Women List

With Christmas around the corner, putting together lists becomes a priority for some and when it comes to the most powerful women in the automotive industry, there’s a list for that too: General Motors’ Mary Barra tops it. Barra, executive vice president of global...
China Highway Deaths Surge to Record Levels

China Highway Deaths Surge to Record Levels

When nine people were killed and 76 other injured during a massive pile-up in China’s Anhui Province over the weekend it barely made the headlines.  After all, it was just another in an ever more common tally of fatal accidents in what is now the world’s largest...
Volkswagen Likely Bringing Budget Brand to China in 2014

Volkswagen Likely Bringing Budget Brand to China in 2014

Volkswagen looks to have its “budget” brand ready to roll next year in China with other markets possibly getting variants of the vehicles. The German maker recently reiterated its plans to bring a lower-cost, localized brand to China: a strategy similar to other...
Hyundai Moves Even More Up-Market with Gen-2 Genesis

Hyundai Moves Even More Up-Market with Gen-2 Genesis

In the beginning, there was Genesis.  The first effort by Hyundai to crack the luxury market was a shock to those who thought Korean carmakers could produce little more than econoboxes.  The big sedan – targeting no less formidable a competitor than the BMW 5-Series –...
Ford Recalls Escape CUV – Again

Ford Recalls Escape CUV – Again

Ford Motor Co. is yet again recalling its Escape crossover-utility vehicle, the seventh time that has happened since the hot-selling vehicle was redesigned for the 2013 model-year. The latest problem centers around potential oil and fuel leaks that could result in...
Chrysler IPO Not Happening until 2014

Chrysler IPO Not Happening until 2014

Investors looking to buy shares of new Chrysler stock as part of an IPO this year are going to have to rethink their investment strategy, as the company won’t be conducting that offering until next year. Fiat – which owns 58.5 percent of Chrysler and assumed...
New Cadillac ATS Coupe to Get Detroit Auto Show Debut

New Cadillac ATS Coupe to Get Detroit Auto Show Debut

Gone are the days when a luxury manufacturer could get by with just a handful of different product lines.  These days, high-line makers are racing to fill in all the white spaces they can think of.  Just think BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. And while Cadillac officials...