Automotive News

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Rhode Island Itasca dealer wins 3rd Winnebago sales award

Winnebago Industries, an Iowa-based maker of motor homes, has selected its Partners in Excellence award winners for 2011. The PIE award recognizes Winnebago and Itasca dealers with the best market-share penetration within their basic trade area. Flagg RV Rhode Island of North Smithfield, R.I., has been cited for the third time.

GM rearranges deck chairs in global product development

In a letter supposedly dated June 1, 2011 from the desk of Mary Barra, Senior Vice President of Global Product Development, the global product development team of General Motors (NYSE: GM) received news of a deep rearrangement of personnel. Question is, is it real or another shapeshifting event ala GM's past?

Scion keeps price, production low on 2012 tC 7.0

On the heels of a 73% tC coupe sales increase in June, Scion hopes that hot hand translates to even more sales for a tC that is cooler to look at and more technologically advanced. With that in mind, Scion has rolled out its second-generation tC sports coupe, a 2012 tC Release Series 7.0 that is headed to dealers in the next two months.

Apps now competing with plug-in devices to record driving data

Iconosys, a developer of safety, security, and privacy-oriented technologies for modern-age personal technology devices and platforms, officially released My Max Speed™ last month, an app where users log their rates of speed every 5 seconds as they travel. What we are witnessing is a new battle between physical, plug-in devices like Car Checkup and CarMed vs. smart phone apps that use your smart phone's GPS capability.

Chrysler 300 talked up by kingmaker NADAguides

The 2011 Chrysler 300 is NADAguides' Car of the Month for July. The online vehicle information company bestowed the coveted honor based on the 300's "sleek, new elegant design and overall appearance, combined with ample space, smooth driving performance, a plethora of intuitive technology features and an extensive list of safety features."

Winnebago celebrates sales successes, lures exec from Fleetwood

Winnebago Industries has appointed a sales executive it lured from a competitor and identified its top-selling dealers for 2011. In addition to acknowledging the most prolific sellers of Winnebago and Itasca motor homes, awards also have been given out to the best Canadian dealers, the No. 1 rental dealer and new dealer of the year for both brands.
Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster first EV at Goodwood Hill Climb

In an event for the history books, the Tesla Roadster will be the first all-electric production vehicle to ever participate in the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Hill Climb. The event is said to be the largest car culture festival in the world, celebrating historic and contemporary motorsports with a diverse, authentic array of conveyances along with a star-studded line-up of drivers.

Who pays most for Check Engine alert repairs?

When the Check Engine light comes on next to the gauges on your dashboard, it could mean your fuel cap is simply not on securely. Then again, it might be a harbinger of the need for a pricey new catalytic converter or some other expensive repair. CarMD reports motorists dealing with this indicator paid an average of $421.49 in Arizona last year – the highest in the nation. Arizona Drivers pay 18 percent more for repairs and 23 percent more for parts over the average paid in other parts of the country.