May 2015

Chart Of The Day: 19 Months Of Midsize Pickup Truck Market Share In America

May 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Midsize pickups have increased their share of the overall pickup truck category by around four percentage points since GM launched the second-generation Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Compared with a period when the twins weren’t on sale, the volume sent the direction of midsize pickups jumped 50% over the first four months of 2015. That gain […]

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Nair, Pardo Drop Hints of Ford GT LeMans, New Shelby Cobra at Auto Moto Film Fest

May 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

After some success in connection with the Pebble Beach car festivities, the producers of the Auto Moto Film Festival decided to bring the show to Detroit’s Fillmore auditorium for the weekend of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. I hope to have something about the festival and the outstanding movies and personalities therein up […]

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The Night That Danger Girl Stole A Black Challenger From The Airport

May 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

“Let me show you how this works,” Danger Girl laughed, as we descended the stairs in the airport parking garage. I call her Danger Girl because 0. I keep putting her in danger, sometimes mortal; 1. She soloed in a Cessna before she turned seventeen; 2. She has certain other dangerous habits that, this being […]

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New Models Are Major Contributors In America’s Growing Auto Industry

May 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

123,000 of the 5.4 million new vehicle sales generated in the United States over the last four months are new vehicle nameplates which weren’t on sale at this time a year ago. Between January and April, the Ford Transit, Acura TLX, Chevrolet Trax, Lexus NX, and 18 other new nameplates accounted for 2.3% of all new […]

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General Motors Bolt Trademark Application Suspended Again

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

For the second time since applying for the name, General Motors has seen its trademark application suspended for the Chevrolet Bolt. The application for the Bolt nameplate was originally suspended by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when it was learned Yamaha already held the trademark for its motorcycles and related parts, AutoGuide reports. GM […]

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Elkann: Marchionne Emailed Barra, Others About Consolidation

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

FCA Chairman John Elkann confirmed CEO Sergio Marchionne did email General Motors CEO Mary Barra about consolidation, though GM wasn’t the only one. Elkann informed reporters the email wasn’t the only one sent by Marchionne, though the chairman didn’t specify who else Marchionne contacted about marriage, Reuters reports. He adds FCA could consider a hostile […]

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FCA, Ford, Honda Expand Respective Takata Airbag Recalls

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

FCA, Ford and Honda are adding more models to their recalls involving Takata’s airbags, the first following the supplier’s admission on the issue last week. FCA is recalling 1.8 million units equipped with Takata’s airbags, while Ford and Honda are recalling 950,000 and 350,000 units, Automotive News reports. The new recalls follow the supplier’s statement […]

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Automakers Rage Against UK’s Possible ‘Brexit’ From EU

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

A handful of European automakers are lashing out against the prospect of the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” from the European Union via referendum in 2017. Ford Europe, Renault-Nissan and BMW have made it known there would be serious ramifications for the European auto industry and the U.K.’s role in it if the nation left the E.U. […]

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