Automotive News

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Top Buick/GMC dealer attracts 30 percent of business via mobile apps

The appropriately named Sellers Buick/GMC has been designated the top dealership for that brand in the country. They are not in Los Angeles or Chicago, but rather Farmington Hills, Michigan, about 90 minutes from Detroit’s Wayne County Airport. Using the services of a firm called Search Optics they racked up over $80 million in sales during 2010.

Ford idles Mustang plant, Louisville truck plant in wake of Japanese earthquake

It has been almost a full month since the earthquake, tsunami and string of nuclear explosions rocked the Japanese auto industry and this week, Ford Motor Company has stopped production for the week of April 4th at their Louisville truck plant and the Flat Rock Mustang plant due to part shortages from Japanese suppliers.

New 2012 Volkswagen Beetle makes hip MTV debut with Black Eyed Peas

Once upon a time, new car debuts were held at auto shows media days previews in front of auto writers and news reporters. Not now, not with the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle--or as VW is calling it, the 21st Century Beetle--which will begin with a linkup to MTV in a global series of events on three continents and include live performances by the Black Eyed Peas and 2manydjs, with the New York event streamed live on the internet on April 18th.

Jobs Report not affecting auto industry as much as dollar, earthquake and oil

Friday’s jobs report says the economy added 216,000 jobs in March, while the unemployment rate dropped to 8.8%. Question is, not how it affects today's trading, how will it affect the auto industry when the dollar is still weak, earthquake effects are still here and oil tensions are still in play?
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Innovation Motorcade slated for Washington, DC April 19

U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu, will launch Earth Week in the nation’s Capitol as the electric drive industry highlights advances in electric drive systems on April 19. A motorcade of battery, hybrid and fuel cell powered vehicles will proceed through Washington D.C. as part of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) conference.

GM $30M investment in Pontiac Stamping Plant targets Chevy Sonic and Buick Verano

The Pontiac, Mich., Stamping Plant will get $30 million in new equipment to help make sheet metal for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic that will be built at the nearby General Motors Orion Assembly Plant. Pontiac also will make stampings for use in the Buick Verano that goes into production later this year.

Buick could be the next GM brand with Volt technology

General Motors’ innovative Voltec drivetrain combines emission-free electric driving with a range extending gasoline generator to give driver’s the best of the electric and hybrid worlds, with the technology making its debut in the Chevy Volt followed by the European Opel Ampera and according to Bloomberg, Buick could be the next GM brand to offer a car with the Voltec drivetrain.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S debuts at New York show; more horsepower, bigger price

Have a need to take three of your closest friends to sixty miles per hour in a mere 3.6 seconds? May we suggest the Porsche Panamera Turbo S, to be debuted officially at the New York International Automobile Show on April 20 though Porsche released details and preliminary photos today.