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Rumors of New Renault-FCA Talks Boost Stock

Rumors of New Renault-FCA Talks Boost Stock

Despite failure, merger hopes continue to linger.

Shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles jumped 3.44% in the U.S. and Renault increased 4.18% in Paris after an Italian newspaper reported that the two automakers are holding talks again about a possible merger. Even though talks between the two automakers broke down...

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Jim Dunne, Legendary Automotive Spy Photographer, Dead at 87

Jim Dunne, Legendary Automotive Spy Photographer, Dead at 87

Charming, cantankerous, competitive and always witty, Dunne helped write the rules of automotive journalism.

Jim Dunne was the father of spy photography and a pioneer of automotive journalism. Dunne passed away Tuesday after a short battle with cancer. He was 87. To read more about the life and impact Dunne had on journalism and the automotive industry at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Aviator

First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Giving meaning to the idea of “Quiet Flight.”

If the 2020 Aviator is an example of what the long-struggling brand means by “Quiet Flight,” well, Lincoln may finally be ready to take off. Find out more about the newest model from the luxury marque at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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Care by Volvo Subscription Program Faces Probe
Care by Volvo Subscription Program Faces Probe

California regulators have launched a probe of Volvo’s pioneering subscription sales program, Care by Volvo, following dealer allegations that the flat-price service violates state franchise and consumer protection laws. If they find against Volvo it could mean big fines or worse. Find out what that is at TheDetroitBureau.com

GMC Sierra 3500 Tops Power’s Resale Awards, Lexus Top Brand
GMC Sierra 3500 Tops Power’s Resale Awards, Lexus Top Brand

If you’re already thinking about the replacement for your new vehicle before its tires hit your driveway, then you’re shopping with resale in mind. Resale value is important as it sets the stage for your next purchase. Determining what brands and vehicles hold their value the best was just revealed by J.D. Power and its 2019 J.D. Power Resale Value Awards. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Trump Chides Automakers for Making Deal with California
Trump Chides Automakers for Making Deal with California

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize four automakers for cutting a deal with California that flies in the face of the administration’s efforts to roll back Obama administration rules for fuel efficiency. The automakers deal with California is a just a bit shy of the previous administration’s requirements. Get the details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Mercedes-Benz Launching Electric Delivery Van Early Next Year
Mercedes-Benz Launching Electric Delivery Van Early Next Year

With sales of its diesel-powered vans declining, Mercedes-Benz will begin sales the EQV, an all-electric van early in 2020, company officials revealed. The new vans have a range of about 240 miles and using a rapid charger, the batteries can be charged from 10 to 80% in less than an hour. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Jim Dunne, Legendary Automotive Spy Photographer, Dead at 87
Jim Dunne, Legendary Automotive Spy Photographer, Dead at 87

Jim Dunne was the father of spy photography and a pioneer of automotive journalism. Dunne passed away Tuesday after a short battle with cancer. He was 87. To read more about the life and impact Dunne had on journalism and the automotive industry at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Back to School Shopping May Result in a Run to a Dealership
Back to School Shopping May Result in a Run to a Dealership

Social media is flooded with first day of school pictures and the airwaves are equally saturated with commercials touting sales for all of the goods those kids will need. For the older ones, shopping may include more than clothes, notebooks, etc., it may include a vehicle. We have a list of recommended choices at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Automakers New Models Pushing Some Older Vehicles to the Scrap Heap
Automakers New Models Pushing Some Older Vehicles to the Scrap Heap

At the beginning of every year, automakers start rolling out their newest additions to their expansive portfolio of products, hoping to catch lightning in a bottle and produce the next massive selling car, truck or utility vehicle. When this happens, vehicles – some pretty popular – get sent to pasture. TheDetroitBureau.com has this year’s list of the discontinued.

Porsche’s New Taycan Will Stream Apple Music
Porsche’s New Taycan Will Stream Apple Music

Porsche’s new Taycan will offer buyers the ability to directly stream Apple Music, giving drivers another entertainment option while not having to go through a smartphone app. Get the details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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First Drive: 2019 Infiniti QX80
First Drive: 2019 Infiniti QX80

While General Motors and Ford have dominated the large SUV market for much of the last decade, it doesn’t mean they don’t have competition in the segment. The new 2019 Infiniti QX80 offers plenty of luxury and capability in a large package. Find out more about our experience with the big ute at TheDetroitBureau.com.

First Drive: 2019 Kia K900
First Drive: 2019 Kia K900

Big quiet sedans are still the vehicle of choice for riding in style and the Kia K900 offers plenty of both and quite a bit more. Kia proudly introduced the K900 as Mercedes- and BMW-level luxury and performance at substantially discounted price. The car is appealing on many levels. Find out more about our time behind the wheel at TheDetroitBureau.com.

First Drive: 2020 Cadillac XT6
First Drive: 2020 Cadillac XT6

There’s a bit of an irony to the debut of Cadillac’s newest SUV, the XT6. General Motors’ luxury brand was one of the first entrants into the luxury SUV space, with the original Escalade making its debut during the 1998 model-year, just ahead of BMW’s X5. But Caddy...

Acura Teases Return of Sporty “S” Performance Line
Acura Teases Return of Sporty “S” Performance Line

Acura will reveal a Type S Concept at Monterey Car Week later this month. Details are scarce, but expect it to tease a production version of the next-gen TLX – and it hints Type S will become a regular performance sub-brand, ala BMW M, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

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Care by Volvo Subscription Program Faces Probe

Care by Volvo Subscription Program Faces Probe

California regulators examine possible franchise and consumer protection law violations.

California regulators have launched a probe of Volvo’s pioneering subscription sales program, Care by Volvo, following dealer allegations that the flat-price service violates state franchise and consumer protection laws. If they find against Volvo it could mean big fines or worse. Find out what that is at TheDetroitBureau.com

GMC Sierra 3500 Tops Power’s Resale Awards, Lexus Top Brand

GMC Sierra 3500 Tops Power’s Resale Awards, Lexus Top Brand

Lexus top resale brand with six segment wins.

If you’re already thinking about the replacement for your new vehicle before its tires hit your driveway, then you’re shopping with resale in mind. Resale value is important as it sets the stage for your next purchase. Determining what brands and vehicles hold their value the best was just revealed by J.D. Power and its 2019 J.D. Power Resale Value Awards. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Trump Chides Automakers for Making Deal with California

Trump Chides Automakers for Making Deal with California

Automakers deal with California mimicked by Colorado a week later.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize four automakers for cutting a deal with California that flies in the face of the administration’s efforts to roll back Obama administration rules for fuel efficiency. The automakers deal with California is a just a bit shy of the previous administration’s requirements. Get the details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Mercedes-Benz Launching Electric Delivery Van Early Next Year

Mercedes-Benz Launching Electric Delivery Van Early Next Year

New vans help Mercedes escape diesel dilemmas.

With sales of its diesel-powered vans declining, Mercedes-Benz will begin sales the EQV, an all-electric van early in 2020, company officials revealed. The new vans have a range of about 240 miles and using a rapid charger, the batteries can be charged from 10 to 80% in less than an hour. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Jim Dunne, Legendary Automotive Spy Photographer, Dead at 87

Jim Dunne, Legendary Automotive Spy Photographer, Dead at 87

Charming, cantankerous, competitive and always witty, Dunne helped write the rules of automotive journalism.

Jim Dunne was the father of spy photography and a pioneer of automotive journalism. Dunne passed away Tuesday after a short battle with cancer. He was 87. To read more about the life and impact Dunne had on journalism and the automotive industry at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Back to School Shopping May Result in a Run to a Dealership

Back to School Shopping May Result in a Run to a Dealership

New technology helps make younger drivers better drivers.

Social media is flooded with first day of school pictures and the airwaves are equally saturated with commercials touting sales for all of the goods those kids will need. For the older ones, shopping may include more than clothes, notebooks, etc., it may include a vehicle. We have a list of recommended choices at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Automakers New Models Pushing Some Older Vehicles to the Scrap Heap

Automakers New Models Pushing Some Older Vehicles to the Scrap Heap

VW Beetle, Ford Fiesta, Chevy Cruze among many getting the axe.

At the beginning of every year, automakers start rolling out their newest additions to their expansive portfolio of products, hoping to catch lightning in a bottle and produce the next massive selling car, truck or utility vehicle. When this happens, vehicles – some pretty popular – get sent to pasture. TheDetroitBureau.com has this year’s list of the discontinued.

Porsche’s New Taycan Will Stream Apple Music

Porsche’s New Taycan Will Stream Apple Music

In addition to Apple Music, the car will have CarPlay as well.

Porsche’s new Taycan will offer buyers the ability to directly stream Apple Music, giving drivers another entertainment option while not having to go through a smartphone app. Get the details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Aviator

First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Giving meaning to the idea of “Quiet Flight.”

If the 2020 Aviator is an example of what the long-struggling brand means by “Quiet Flight,” well, Lincoln may finally be ready to take off. Find out more about the newest model from the luxury marque at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Consumers Want More Chargers to Offset Concerns About EVs

Consumers Want More Chargers to Offset Concerns About EVs

Cox study shows potential buyers like cost savings they associate with EVs.

With 100 new models scheduled to enter showrooms in the near future, electric vehicles are certain to play a big role in auto industry sales, but dealers and manufacturers must fashion strategies, including the development of more charging stations, to overcome the reservations consumers have about EV technology. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Audi Looking to Use Subscription Perk to Draw Buyers

Audi Looking to Use Subscription Perk to Draw Buyers

German premium brand looking to use subscription perk to draw buyers.

Automakers are continually looking for ways to make their customers even more loyal to the brand and Audi’s the latest with its “Always Audi” program. Anyone leasing or buying a 2019 or newer Audi can get seven free rental days from Silvercar by Audi, the German brand’s dedicated rental service, normally reserved for its subscription customers only. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Ford Readying for Mustang-Inspired SUV as It Leans on Icons

Ford Readying for Mustang-Inspired SUV as It Leans on Icons

New Icon Group to act as custodian for long-popular models, like Mustang.

The Woodward Dream Cruise is gone for another year, but it did give Ford Motor Co. a chance to showcase the new Icon Group, which is now the custodian of the legendary Ford Mustang and is now expected to show off a “Mustang-like” sport-utility vehicle. Find out what they’re plans are at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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