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Lincoln, Mercedes and Buick top J.D. Power sales satisfaction study

Lincoln, Mercedes and Buick top J.D. Power sales satisfaction study

The newly released 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index Study has Lincoln and Mercedes-Benz positioned as the highest rated luxury brands in sales satisfaction, with Buick on top among mass market brands. This year’s study is based on the responses of almost 29,000 buyers. “Over the last five to ten years […]

 
 

GM to launch flexible EV platform in 2021

GM to launch flexible EV platform in 2021

According to a report from Reuters, General Motors will introduce a new EV platform in 2021 that will accommodate at least nine different types of vehicles. It will include vehicles from a compact crossover, a commercial van and seven-passenger luxury SUVs. “We are committed to a future electric vehicle portfolio […]

 
 

Hyundai unveils plans for 8 new or redesigned crossovers

Hyundai unveils plans for 8 new or redesigned crossovers

Hyundai announced its plans to introduce a total of eight new crossover utility vehicles by 2020. In a press conference, the Korean automaker outlined a strategy that schedules five new CUV models within the next year or so and another three the year after that. Slated for 2018 are the […]

 
 

California may limit liability of self-driving automakers

California may limit liability of self-driving automakers

Regulators in California are considering adopting recommendations to help the makers of autonomous cars avoid paying for accidents, which is raising concerns it could unfairly burden owners. Insurance groups are concerned it could open a loophole for automakers to skirt responsibilities for any accidents, injuries or deaths caused by their […]

 
 

Elon Musk takes aim at investors shorting Tesla stock

Elon Musk takes aim at investors shorting Tesla stock

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took direct aim at short sellers who he says are creating and amplifying negative rumours about the company. In an interview in Rolling Stone, Musk said he dislikes the negative attention by short sellers of the company’s stock, calling them “jerks who want us to die.” Musk […]

 
 

Nearly a third of recalled vehicles remain unrepaired

Nearly a third of recalled vehicles remain unrepaired

As vehicle recalls continue to climb each year in the U.S., around 30 per cent of the cars remain unrepaired, according to federal statistics. “The greatest challenge is making contact with the current owner of the vehicle. Vehicles may change hands many times over their lifecycle,” according to Mark Chernoby, […]

 
 

U.K. government to boost taxes on diesel cars

U.K. government to boost taxes on diesel cars

The U.K. government wants to increase taxes on diesel-powered cars as it attempts to steer drivers towards less polluting alternatives. The new tax plan is expected to be unveiled November 22 and part of that money may be used to fund the government’s new air-quality initiatives, based on comments from […]

 
 

VW eyes South American market, plans for new SUV

VW eyes South American market, plans for new SUV

Volkswagen will invest $653 million towards its Pacheco, Argentina production facility within the next five years to create an SUV geared towards the South American market. “We are laying the foundations for the brand’s growth on international markets with Volkswagen’s Transform 2025+ strategy,” said VW brand chief executive Herbert Diess. […]

 
 

Uber rival Lyft sets sights on Toronto

Uber rival Lyft sets sights on Toronto

Uber’s rival Lyft plans to launch its service in Toronto, the company said in a blog post on Monday. The move would mark the U.S. company’s first international expansion and would come at a time when Uber is choosing to opt out of Quebec due to tough new regulations for […]

 
 

GM may exceed China’s NEV quotas without credits

GM may exceed China’s NEV quotas without credits

General Motors expects to either meet or exceed China’s 2019 new energy vehicle quotas without buying credits. “Sales so far have largely met our expectations, perhaps even slightly above our expectations,” said GM China chief Matt Tsien. The automaker produces vehicles through a three-way joint venture that includes Chinese auto […]