GM promises major improvements for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt

GM promises major improvements for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt, which is scheduled to go on sale in the second half of 2015, will come equipped with a much more efficient drivetrain that will enable to electric vehicle to drive longer distances using battery power, accelerate quicker, and run much quieter when using gasoline, General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced on Tuesday, as reported by Green Car Reports. "When it launches in the second half of 2015, it will represent a significant leap forward in technology, design and overall refinement," Barra said … [Read More...]

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Honda factory in Mexico hit with thefts, glitches, and other issues

Honda factory in Mexico hit with thefts, glitches, and other issues

The Honda Fit is a nice vehicle, with a lot of behind-the-wheel fun in a small, clever package. The problem is, however, that it could take a long time for potential buyers to get their hands on one because, as reported by Automotive News, production of the Fit, as well as its soon-to-come HR-V sibling, [...]

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Tesla sweetens its Model S leasing options in the US

Tesla sweetens its Model S leasing options in the US

In response to the the declining sales of its Model S electric sedan in the United States, Tesla Motors has launched incentives in its home market that cut the price of its monthly lease in an effort to convince potential customers to purchase its electric vehicle, according to Reuters. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in [...]

Asian brands dominate annual reliability rankings

Asian brands dominate annual reliability rankings

According to the latest annual reliability survey which Consumer Reports released on Monday, as covered by Left Lane News, Asian automakers continue to be the go-to source for reliable vehicles, with 7 of the top 10 brands in the magazine’s annual ranking being from either South Korea or Japan. The Los Angeles Times noted that [...]

GM has approved 30 death claims in total

GM has approved 30 death claims in total

The General Motors ignition switch compensation fund announced on Monday that it has now approved 30 death and 31 injury claims in total, up from 29 death and 27 injury claims that had been approved as of last week, according to Reuters. As of Friday, the total number of claims filed was 1,580, a 4% [...]

Detroit is auctioning off surplus vehicles to raise funds

Detroit is auctioning off surplus vehicles to raise funds

The financial woes that are plaguing the city of Detroit are so well known that it’s almost become a joke, with examples including lacking the funds to replace parking meter batteries and maybe even selling off its art collection to raise cash. In yet another desperate attempt to secure some much-needed funds, the city will [...]

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Better Analysis can Help Dealers Target the Right Car Shoppers

If 2014 is the year of big data, 2015 will hopefully be the year of better analysis. For car dealers, this means turning their growing digital advertising spends into more focused targeting investments. One of the things we get to see every day in our exploration of the automotive industry is the difference in perspectives [...]

American car buyers consider fuel efficiency the most important factor

American car buyers consider fuel efficiency the most important factor

According to a new study that was conducted by market research firm Kelton Global on behalf of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), car owners in the United States rank fuel efficiency as the most important factor in their decision to purchase a new vehicle. More than 75% of Americans said that fuel efficiency is even [...]

GM hit with a massive $10 billion lawsuit

GM hit with a massive $10 billion lawsuit

General Motors just can’t catch a break. Since the American automaker began its crusade of recalls, having recalled more than 27 million vehicles this year alone, it was only a matter of time before the lawsuits started rolling in. However, the company probably wasn’t prepared to face the $10 billion lawsuit that has been filed [...]

Gett wants to start a pricing war with Uber and Lyft

Gett wants to start a pricing war with Uber and Lyft

Gett is one of the newest entrants in the on-demand car-hailing startup market that has been exploding across the globe over the last few months. The company, which is known globally as GetTaxi, announced on Wednesday that it’ll now be paying drivers $0.70 per minute after tax and commission and will give drivers 100% of [...]

UK invests £11 million to put hydrogen vehicles on the road

UK invests £11 million to put hydrogen vehicles on the road

The arrival of hydrogen vehicles on roads in the United Kingdom is one step closer to reality thanks to £11 million ($17 million) in new funding to help develop the necessary infrastructure which was announced by Business Minister Matt Hancock earlier this week in an effort to establish the United Kingdom as a world leader [...]

Death toll for GM’s ignition switch defect rises to 27

Death toll for GM’s ignition switch defect rises to 27

The compensation program that General Motors launched in response to it the ignition switch debacle that began plaguing the American automaker earlier this year. General Motors has paid 27 of the 178 fatality claims so far, twice the initial figure, as well as 25 of the 1,193 injury claims, according to the updated totals from [...]