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Five crucial connected-car questions for 2015

Automotive Business Review - 15 déc. 2014 - 06:01
Many automakers plan to unveil their latest and greatest connected car technology in January at the International CES in Las Vegas and at the Detroit auto show. Here are five questions that could get some added clarity in 2015.

Last-minute Prius styling rebuff shows Toyota's new focus on design

Automotive Business Review - 15 déc. 2014 - 06:01
Toyota President Akio Toyoda's push for more arresting design played a key role in an uncharacteristic move last year.

Hyundai moves money to regain mojo

Automotive Business Review - 15 déc. 2014 - 06:01
Determined not to let hard-won market share gains slip away, Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski is redirecting marketing dollars and asking for a bigger budget from his bosses in Korea.

Ford deploys kiosks to push F-150

Automotive Business Review - 15 déc. 2014 - 06:01
But even before the new Ford F-150s arrive in showrooms in large numbers, some dealerships can give shoppers a good look at the redesigned pickup truck with video kiosks.

Retired rentals ding prices

Automotive Business Review - 15 déc. 2014 - 06:01
The talk in remarketing circles has been about how the rising tide of off-lease vehicles will push used-car prices down. But more retired rental units are destined to hit the market next year, too.

Chevy's next-gen cars will get Corvette styling cues, says Welburn

Automotive Business Review - 15 déc. 2014 - 06:01
Subtle design elements of the Corvette will be recognizable in many of Chevrolet's upcoming cars

Where are the GM program vehicles?

Automotive Business Review - 15 déc. 2014 - 06:01
The flow of retired rental vehicles that General Motors normally sells at auction to its dealers has slowed to a trickle since mid-November, dealers say.

Urban-living trend a chance to branch out and up

Automotive Business Review - 15 déc. 2014 - 06:01
Few dealers would get far offering a $2,500-a-month lease. Not on a car, anyway.

Volvo cuts back shows and sponsorship

Financial Times - 15 déc. 2014 - 01:03
Carmaker in rethink over industry’s traditional marketing practices

Takata tightens screws on suppliers as airbag crisis mounts, report says

Automotive Business Review - 14 déc. 2014 - 14:05
Takata has begun enforcing tighter quality controls on a group of parts suppliers as the auto safety equipment maker boosts production to replace millions of air bags recalled for a potentially deadly defect, people familiar with the situation told...

Toledo's 500,000th Jeep due this week

Automotive Business Review - 14 déc. 2014 - 06:01
Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Toledo Assembly Complex are expected to stop their lines for a few minutes late this week to acknowledge something they've never done before: build over 500,000 Jeeps in one year.

Ford seeks infotainment middle ground

Automotive Business Review - 14 déc. 2014 - 06:01
In replacing its widely derided MyFord Touch infotainment system, Ford gathered more outside input than it had ever considered in developing an entire vehicle.

China Mulling More EV Incentives in Wake of Poor Sales

China car times - 2 avr. 2014 - 09:12

As electric vehicles sales remain weak, China is considering adding new measures to entice buyers into buying electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

It wasn’t long ago that the Chinese government backed away from its plan to gradually reduce EV subsidies (instead opting for much less steep reductions over the next few years). It now appears that the government intends to add more icing to the cake in the form of tax breaks. According to Ma Kai, Vice Premier in the State Council, the Chinese government is considering excepting all “new energy” vehicles from the 10% vehicle purchase tax that normally accompanies the purchase of a new vehicle. This tax cut would come in addition to efforts to further extend the subsidies beyond the Dec 31st end date. More details are due to be released in the coming months.

The 10% tax reduction certainly wont hurt the adoption of alternative energy vehicles in China, but likely will do little to spur demand either. China desperately needs a dramatic and well-publicized effort to roll out a comprehensive national network of charging stations if the government truly seeks to bring electric vehicles to the market in large numbers.

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