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Anybody with sunroofs in their personal vehicles should pay attention to a voluntary safety recall because you can’t always tell if a sunroof in a new or used car was installed by the dealer or the manufacturer.
General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) confirmed it has completed the previously announced voluntary contribution of 60.6 million shares of GM common stock to its U.S. hourly and salaried pension plans, valued at approximately $2 billion
The Made in the USA Foundation is hurling a charge against GM that its cars on display at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show are not labeled properly when it comes to their country of origin, i.e. where they are built.
Timing an ad during any auto show like 2011 NAIAS is wise marketing; especially the recent infomercial by CarMD.com to empower Detroit consumers to access and decipher vehicle diagnostic information using a simple, hand-held device.
Late in December, General Motors recalled 1,262 2010 model year light duty pickup trucks for a rear axle pin issue but today, GM has expanded that recall to include a much larger group of 2010MY GM trucks with 26,751 vehicles now involved in this recall.
There is more to the Tesla at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show than just a bunch of lithium-ion battery packs and a pretty fascia. Under the skin, the design of the upcoming Tesla Model S is dependent on a robust engineered, aluminum-body structure.
A few months ago, I had a chance to preview Electronic Art’s upcoming Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed thanks to the folks at World Racing (and of course, EA) but at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show EA and Ford had a display setup and the folks at TheXboxSource.com got gameplay video of the new racing simulator.
The 2011 Nissan Leaf began reaching the hands of American consumers in December 2010 as the full scale electric car war begins but while the 2011 Chevy Volt was well represented at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the Leaf was more of an afterthought.
The police car segment has been heating up with each of the Detroit Big 3 offering up new cop cars but only Ford Motor Company used the 2011 Detroit Auto Show to feature their new models – as Ford brought out a new Explorer and a pair of police-purposed Taurus SHO sedans to show off their Police Interceptor lineup.
Audi looks to redefine the look of a luxury car with the 2011 Audi A8 and with their new ad set to air during the Super Bowl XLV, Audi says “goodbye” to the items often associated with the usual aging luxury auto buyers, which happens to include a new Mercedes Benz.
When the popular new video game Call of Duty: Black Ops was released in November 2010, Jeep announced that they would be offering a special Black Ops Edition Jeep Wrangler to celebrate the vehicle being featured in the highly anticipated shooter but at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mopar accessorized the Black Ops Jeep to really reflect the intensity of the game.
The Beatles John Lennon was 25 years old and already very famous when he first got his driver’s license, allowing him the luxury of making his very first car a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT2+2 and if you have time to hit Bonham’s Paris sale of Motor Cars at the Grand Palais on February 5th (and a quarter million or so dollars) that legendary 1965 Ferrari could be yours.
During an impromptu question and answer session with Chrysler head Sergio Marchionne at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the boss commented that either the Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge Caravan lineup would be coming to an end in the near future as the company works to diminish redundancy among their brands.
The Mopar Ram Runner was introduced at an Easter event in Moab Utah last year, followed up by a trip to the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas but with the beginning of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the modified Ram 1500 made its “production” debut in the Motor City.
A new automotive buying by Deloitte study focused specifically on Gen Y buyers (born after 1984) shows they will be 40 percent of the new car market in 2012 and manufacturers better make sure they have a good dealership experience or they will never buy a car from that brand again.
Honda Motor Company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall of select 2010 Accord sedans and CRV compact SUVs over a concern of stalling issues related to a wiring harness under the hood.
The 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 has been shown off all over the country but when it made its Detroit Auto Show debut this past Monday, Ford had a unique way to show off this new high-performance Mustang in action – right in the middle of Cobo Hall.
On Tuesday, GM announced it would be the exclusive domestic car maker advertising on NBC for the 2012 London Olympics and today BMW announces it will be the exclusive foreign car maker advertising during the Olympics. NBC ad sales reps handling the car account can now take the rest of the year off.
The 2011 Chrysler 200 Sedan made its official debut at the 2010 LA Auto Show and made its Motor City debut this week at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show amidst rumors of an upcoming ragtop but thanks to a leak on the internet, we have our first look at the 2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible.
Mercedes Benz introduced the Motor City to the SLS AMG last year and for 2011, the Detroit Auto Show featured the bright green SLS AMG E-Cell – a 526 horsepower electric supercar with spectacular Gullwing styling.
While the key focus of the Detroit Auto Show I to show off current, upcoming and conceptual models, Cadillac used the opening day of the 2011 show to formally introduce the new CTS-V Coupe race car built by Pratt & Miller.
Prior to the formal unveiling of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, the spy shots and teasers left us questioning exactly what type of vehicle it would be but with the arrival of the new Veloster at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show we see that this new coupe looks to change the shape of the segment.
Two NASCAR Chevrolet race cars with significant histories go up for auction at Mecum Collector Car Auction, Jan. 26-30, 2011, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.: a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Shell Pennzoil Car and a race-ready 2007 #8 Budweiser Chevy Monte Carlo SS driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc, has introduced it’s 2012 Honda Civic concept model at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show press conference this week, and confirmed the inclusion of the natural gas powertrain amongst the range of options.