Saturday, October 21, 2017

Automotive industry

This Tuesday, June 13, 2017, photo, shows the Toyota logo at Mark Miller Toyota in Salt Lake City. Toyota is the top brand in Consumer Reports’ annual vehicle reliability rankings. Toyota Motor Co.’s luxury Lexus brand is second, followed by Kia, Audi and BMW.

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Co. is continuing its reign at the top of Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings, a reward for its conservative approach to new technology. The Toyota brand came in first in this year’s rankings, followed by the ...
In this undated photo provided by General Motors Holden, cars are assembled on the production line in Adelaide, Australia.

BY ROD McGUIRK CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian auto manufacturing era is about to end after more than 90 years when General Motors Co.’s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on ...
Li Shufu, Chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holdings, left, shakes hands with Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Cars, right, in front of a new S90 Volvo car in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. (AP Photo)

BY JOE McDONALD BEIJING (AP) — Volvo Cars’ performance electric car brand, Polestar, unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model Tuesday, adding to competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla. The hybrid Polestar ...
This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows Tesla Model S on display in downtown Los Angeles.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla Motors fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the electric automaker is trying to ramp up production to meet the demand for its new Model 3 sedan. The Palo Alto, ...
Renault Group CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a media conference at La Defense business district, outside Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.

PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault said Friday that half of its models will be electric or hybrid by 2022 and it’s investing heavily in “robo-vehicles” with increasing degrees of autonomy. A strategic plan released Friday aims to boost Renault ...
This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows the logo on the wheel of an SUV in front of a Chevrolet dealership in Richmond, Va.

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — Toyota, Ford, General Motors, Nissan and Volkswagen all posted strong monthly U.S. sales numbers, confirming expectations that a boost in sales from hurricane-ravaged Texas would push the industry to a September rebound. GM reported ...
This photo provided by General Motors Co. shows a Chevrolet Bolt, surrounded by nine electric and fuel cell vehicles covered by tarps.

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — Even though gasoline-powered SUVs are what people are buying now, General Motors is betting that electric vehicles will be all the rage in the not-to-distant future. The Detroit automaker is promising two new EVs ...
In this April 26, 2017 file photo, the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. is displayed at the automaker's showroom in Seoul, South Korea.

BY YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. said it resumed production at factories in China on Wednesday following a shutdown that stemmed from a dispute between Beijing and Seoul over a U.S. missile defense system. The ...
In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, the logo of Renault is pictured in Paris.

BEIJING (AP) — Automakers Renault and Nissan say they will develop electric cars with a Chinese state-owned partner, adding to a series of tie-ups between global auto brands and local partners in the biggest electric vehicle market. The venture Dongfeng ...
In this Friday, April 14, 2017, file photo, an SUV drives past electric cars parked at a charging station outside a residential building in Beijing.

BY DEE-ANN DURBIN DETROIT (AP) — Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set ...
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