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Survey Shows Insurance Rates Not Related to Car Price

Survey Shows Insurance Rates Not Related to Car Price

Let the buyer beware… or least be careful is the warning insurance buyers should heed based on a new study of car insurance rates by Wallet Hub.com. “It is wrong to assume a perfect correlation between the price of a car and the insurance cost. Insurance...
Brembo Expanding Presence in North America

Brembo Expanding Presence in North America

Over the years, Brembo has burnished its reputation by its association with high-performance brands and motorsports teams as well as car buffs in the aftermarket. But the Italian maker of braking components has recalibrated its strategy and is now after a larger share...
GM Likely to Continue Flood of Recalls, Analyst Warns

GM Likely to Continue Flood of Recalls, Analyst Warns

Even as General Motors struggles to catch up with the recall repairs it has already ordered, the maker is apparently getting ready to announce still more safety-related callbacks in the weeks and months ahead, cautions a new analyst’s report. During a meeting with...
New Audi Plant Rises Out of the Mexican Dust

New Audi Plant Rises Out of the Mexican Dust

A steady stream of trucks roars across the parched field kicking up swirls of dust. The new Audi assembly complex is quite literally rising out of the high plains desert, an hour outside of the city of Puebla, the maker pouring another 19 feet of soil atop the two...
Fiat Loses $14K on Each 500e Sold

Fiat Loses $14K on Each 500e Sold

One of the gaps in the FCA product line-up is a shortage of hybrid or electric vehicles. However, the company does have one available – the new Fiat 500e – whether CEO Sergio Marchionne likes it or not. The charismatic leader of the newly merged companies has never...
Toyota Makes it Three Recalls in One Day

Toyota Makes it Three Recalls in One Day

Three’s a charm. Well, maybe not when it comes to recalls. Toyota has now added a third recall for the day, bringing to 430,500 the number of vehicles sold in the U.S. covered by the various safety actions which involve corrosion problems, faulty brakes and...
Is GM Reviving Seatbelt Interlock?

Is GM Reviving Seatbelt Interlock?

It has long been viewed as an example of government regulatory excess, as well as technology gone wrong. But four decades after the seatbelt interlock was abandoned amidst a flurry of consumer complaints, is General Motors about to bring it back to life? The answer is...
Marchionne Hires Consultants to Review FCA Recalls

Marchionne Hires Consultants to Review FCA Recalls

The ongoing saga of recalls from General Motors is having a spillover effect on the competition: FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said he’s bringing in outside consultants to examine the company’s recall practices. Speaking to reporters after an event at the Brookings...