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English Press / Presse anglaise
U.S. auto sales were flat in February as rising showroom traffic in recent weeks fueled hope that the industry would finally break out of its three-month, weather-crimped slump in March. Total sales fell by just 357 units, or 0.03, percent.
U.S. light-vehicle sales were flat in February at 1.192 million units with Chrysler Group and Nissan posting double-digit increases but GM, Ford Motor, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai-Kia citing severe winter weather for a drop in deliveries.
Chrysler Group and Nissan posted double-digit U.S. sales increases last month, while GM, Ford, Toyota and Hyundai cited severe winter weather for a drop in deliveries.
Strong light-truck volume propelled Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor to double-digit sales increases in February, while GM and Ford said deliveries declined.
Nissan North America posted a 16 percent rise in United States sales last month, with models such as the redesigned Rogue crossover, Frontier pickup and Altima sedan driving the gains.
China car times - 3 mars 2014 - 11:07
Emerald Automotive has become the latest acquisition for Geely according to reports from the Wall Street Journal. Emerald Automotive is a UK start up company with operations in the UK and also in Missouri, USA.
Emerald Automotive spokesman, Andy Tempest, was quoted as saying: “This is a fantastic opportunity, which will allow us to expand our current vehicle-development work in line with Geely Group’s global vision,” he said.
Figures for the buyout have not yet been revealed, but Geely have comitted to spending 200 million USD in devleoping the company which according to Geely spokesman Victor Yang will help the company develop a new generation of electric vehicles, and electric taxi cabs. Geely did confirm directly that they would produce vehicles in the USA in the near future.
China car times - 3 mars 2014 - 10:40
When it comes to turbo power, JAC is no slacker, the company has already developed 1.8T gasoline and a huge array of turbo assisted diesel engines but it hasn’t yet made a small displacement engine to keep up with the rest of the market that has moved onto 1.4T/1.5T engines.
JAC’s first 1.5T engine will be installed in the above A30 sedan which has already been on the market for some time. The 1.5T from JAC is one of the best offerings we’ve seen so far from a Chinese or foreign company, the 1.5T engine comes with 251Nm of torque and produces a startling 163bhp; which is above the Chinese rivals (BYD at 150) and just behind GM’s 1.6T with 184bhp which is in the Excelle GT/XT and Buick Regal.
And for the power drivers that like to row their own: This JAC A30 will come with a 6 speed manual gearbox, with an autobox coming sometime in the near future.
Fiat or its Abarth performance subbrand are likely to get a roadster from Mazda instead of Alfa Romeo, sources say. Fiat and Mazda product planners plan to meet soon to discuss the potential badge change for the MX-5-based two-seat car.
Jeep tomorrow will unveil its new Renegade subcompact SUV. The 'baby' Jeep is key to parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' ambitious global growth plans for the iconic off-road brand.
General Motors is back -- back in crisis mode. Two months ago the company was celebrating the end of government ownership. Last week GM found itself back in the position of defending its image.
The 2015 big SUVs from General Motors feature clean, contemporary designs, a more powerful yet more fuel efficient powertrain and a hushed interior that has been improved to vanquish some key complaints about the outgoing generation.
Michigan Ford dealer Ed Joliffe has been calculating the cost of getting his body shop ready for the 2015 aluminum F-150 pickup, and finds the numbers sobering.
A new round of state legislative battles between Tesla Motors Inc. and dealers looks like a draw so far.
The auto retail business is red hot and getting hotter as dealership profits continue to rise.
Service orders and profit have jumped at Garber Buick in Saginaw, Mich., since the store started offering credit-card applications and interest-free credit to cash-strapped customers.
The Transit van family represents a change for Ford almost as significant as the shift from steel to aluminum in the F-150.
Sonic Automotive's iPad-enabled bid to reduce transaction time and transform customers' car-buying experiences kicks off in July in Charlotte.
Lexus is offering a new interactive channel through Comcast -- a first in any industry -- that it hopes will entice luxury buyers while providing a new look at the brand.
French press / Presse française
- De l'UMDP à Plastic Omnium
- Les 3 priorités du patron de DongFeng après l'accord avec PSA Peugeot Citroën
- PSA vise plus de 3 millions de véhicules produits d'ici trois à quatre ans
- Carlos Tavares cherche des "gisements de performance" dans les usines PSA
- Salon de Genève : Quant, une voiture électrique qui roule à l'eau salée
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