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Bugatti Looking to Remain King of Speed

Bugatti Looking to Remain King of Speed

There are plenty of cars that post zero-to-100 km times in the four second range. Real speed comes in the low-three to high-two second span and now Bugatti’s looking to take that a notch lower: two seconds flat. The Chiron, which is the replacement for the Veyron, is...
Tesla Expected to Add New Product Line Tonight

Tesla Expected to Add New Product Line Tonight

While it isn’t walking away from the electric vehicle market, California’s Tesla Motors is expected to announce a new line of business this evening during a splashy news conference starring its media-savvy CEO Elon Musk. Tesla reportedly will reveal it is entering the...
First Drive: 2016 Honda HR-V

First Drive: 2016 Honda HR-V

Small, smaller, smallest. Like a growing number of its competitors, Honda has been both refreshing and fleshing out its utility vehicle line-up. And even as it prepares to launch an updated version of its biggest model, the Pilot, it’s entering an all-new segment with...
GM Dropping $5.4 Billion in Plants in Next Three Years

GM Dropping $5.4 Billion in Plants in Next Three Years

With its Pontiac Metal Center as the backdrop, General Motors officials announced plans to invest $5.4 billion into its facilities around the world during the next three years. The maker is starting with $783.5 million at three plants in Michigan, beginning with $124...
UAW Raises VW Chattanooga Membership to 55 Percent

UAW Raises VW Chattanooga Membership to 55 Percent

The United Auto Workers moved another step closer to its goal of organizing workers at the Volkswagen of America assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The UAW said in a new filing with the U.S. Department of Labor that 816 employees have now voluntarily joined the...
Lofty Price Tag for High-Performance Cadillac CTS-V

Lofty Price Tag for High-Performance Cadillac CTS-V

Cadillac’s new 640-horsepower CTS-V will not only be the brand’s most powerful model ever, but also its most expensive sedan ever, at $84,990 including delivery charges. The third-generation performance sedan is aimed at some of the luxury segment’s toughest...
Senate Providing Protection for Whistleblowers

Senate Providing Protection for Whistleblowers

The more than doubling of the previous record for automotive recalls last year – 60 million-plus vehicles – was the result of someone taking a stand and now legislation aimed at protecting future whistleblowers has passed the U.S. Senate and is awaiting a vote in the...
FCA’s Marchionne Screams for Industry Consolidation

FCA’s Marchionne Screams for Industry Consolidation

The auto industry globally is failing to earn its cost of capital and needs a major reorganization that would allow major companies, such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, execute a sweeping consolidation of platforms, technology, and research and development, FCA...
Ford Recalls Nearly 600K Vehicles

Ford Recalls Nearly 600K Vehicles

Ford announced recalls for nearly 600,000 vehicles for a variety problems involving steering gears, fuel pumps and parking lamps. The automaker is recalling 520,000 2013-15 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles and 2015 Ford Edge vehicles in North America for a...
FCA Turns Q1 Profit, Grows Revenue

FCA Turns Q1 Profit, Grows Revenue

Despite a currency shift that hurt the company bottom line, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles earned a profit of $101.2 million (92 million euros) during the first quarter as revenue grew by 19% and margins improved in both North America and Europe. FCA earned a profit for...
Ford Planning Limited Run of Shelby GT350s

Ford Planning Limited Run of Shelby GT350s

They’ll be fast on the track, but the 2015 Shelby GT350R could be even faster launching out of the showroom. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Shelby, the maker plans to produce just 37 of the track-ready models in what it calls a tribute to legendary racer and...
Amidst Management Turmoil, VW Delivers Strong Earnings

Amidst Management Turmoil, VW Delivers Strong Earnings

While its boardroom may be racked with turmoil amidst the ouster of its long-time chairman, Volkswagen AG managed to salve investors’ concerns a bit with news that its first-quarter earnings rose 19%, to $3.23 billion. The maker says it was able to cut costs “in the...