Category archives for: Autos

Check Out the Pricing for the All-New Smart Fortwo EVs

Mercedes-Benz USA has just announced pricing for the 2017 smart fortwo electric drive coupe and cabrio. Coming to Us dealers showrooms summer, the smart electric drive coupe will start at just $23,800 and the electric drive cabrio will start at only $28,000, excluding federal and state incentives. At launch, the smart electric drive cabrio will […]

Ford Appoints Jim Hackett CEO – Mark Fields Elects to Retire

Ford has named James Hackett as chief executive officer, responding to investors’ unease about the U.S. automaker’s stock price and ability to withstand threats from longtime industry rivals and Silicon Valley. Hackett will report to Bill Ford. Hackett replaces Mark Fields, 56, who “elected to retire” after a 28-year career with the company. Mark Fields […]

General Motors to Stop Selling Vehicles in India as the Firm Restructures International Markets to Strengthen Business Performance

General Motors plans to quit selling vehicles in India by the end of this year and will sell a plant in South Africa. The moves are part of a strategy of focusing cash and engineering effort more profitable markets. GM said on Thursday it will take a $500 million charge in the second quarter to […]

Audi and Volvo Will Offer Android Auto in All New Models Moving Forward

Audi Q8 Sport concept interior powered by Android/AUDI AG Google  has announced sAudi and Volvo plan to build Android Auto into their next generation of cars. The companies already offer limited support for the platform in select cars. Now, all their vehicles will include Android Auto. “That means your [future Audi or Volvo’s] built-in infotainment […]

BMW to Bring Back 8 Series for Upmarket Sales Push

BMW Group said it will launch an 8-series model in 2018, reviving its upmarket coupe line as part of a broader strategic shift to focus on higher-margin sports cars rather than compact vehicles. “The 8-series Coupe will debut next year,” CEO Harald Krueger told shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting in Munich on Thursday. […]

Audi E-tron Sportback to Come to the US Market

Audi’s electric e-tron Sportback concept, unveiled last month at the Shanghai auto show, will come to the U.S. as a 2020 model the company has revealed. It will be preceded in late 2018 by the e-tron quattro, a similarly sized crossover with a more conventional roofline and a slightly more spacious interior. That model was […]

ReachNow Now Has Alexa Skills

BMW’s car-sharing service, ReachNow, has debuted an Alexa skill for the service.  So if you have an Alexa powered device you can now find out information about nearby vehicles via voice commands. To enable the skill, go to the Skills section in your Alexa app, search for “ReachNow,” and click “Enable.” You’ll need to allow […]

Delphi Spins Off Engine Division to Focus on Autonomous Vehicles

Delphi Automotive PLC plans to spin off its powertrain systems segment into a new publicly traded company as it aims to grow its businesses, better serve its customers and unlock shareholder value. The move, announced Wednesday, is intended to accelerate Delphi’s growth in products related to autonomous vehicles, data, infotainment and connectivity — the latest […]

Chevy Is Producing the Year’s First Collectible Car

The first collectible car of the 2018 model year is a Chevrolet. It’s the Corvette Carbon 65, a limited-production model that celebrates the sports car’s 65th anniversary. Most U.S. and Can-adian Chevrolet dealers will never see the car. General Motors is building 650 Carbon 65s — 500 for U.S. sale and 150 for export. That’s […]

Jaguar Looks to Beef Up XF Line-up With New XF Sportbrake

With U.S. sales of sedans fading the time may be right for the return of the wagon. At least two automakers are betting new wagons will appeal to buyers looking for more space for their stuff than a sedan can offer, but who don’t want to buy a high-riding SUV or crossover. Jaguar said Tuesday […]

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