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Sales Figure Ticker: April 2015

May 01 2015 08:10 AM | Sales Figures
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 28.1% (5,217 Vehicles Sold This Month, 16,647 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
Mazda North American Operations - Up 7.5% (24,123 Vehicles Sold This Month, 102,167 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
FCA US LLC - Up 6% (189,027 Vehicles Sold This Month, 694,881 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
General Motors Co. - Up 5.9% (269,056 Vehicles Sold This Month, 953,095 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
Nissan North America - Up 5.7% (109,848 Vehicles Sold This Month, 477,476 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
Ford Motor Company - Up 5.4% (222,498 Vehicles Sold This Month, 817,161 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
Toyota Motor Sales - Up 1.8% (203,329 Vehicles Sold This Month, 778,949 Vehic...

Under Consideration: Higher-Performance Cadillac V-Series Models, Diesel Four and Six-Cylinders, Other Powertrains

May 01 2015 07:05 AM | Cadillac News
Car and Driver have gotten some intriguing information about what Cadillac is looking at for the future with their V-Series and powertrains.

We'll start with V-Series. Now as we reported before, Cadillac is planning on adding more V-Series models. Some of those could be higher-performance versions of current models - something akin to Black Series for Mercedes-Benz AMG models. When asked about this, Cadillac's chief engineer David Leone said, “We might have something down the road that is a little bit more aggressive.”

A source says a we could see something with this idea in 2017. No hint was given as to what model could be in the cards. Our guess is that it would be the ATS-V Coupe.

Now onto the powertra...

Rumorpile: Fiat Spyder to be Shown At Frankfurt or LA Auto Show

Apr 30 2015 07:15 AM | Fiat News
The Miata-based Fiat Spyder will soon make an appearance. Edmunds has learned from industry sources that the Spyder will debut at the Frankfurt or LA Auto Show this year. The sources go onto say that the new Spyder will boast a 1.4L four-cylinder engine and be built at Mazda's Hiroshima plant.

Jason Stoicevich, head of Fiat Brand for North America wouldn't confirm a date for when we'll see it, but did say the Spyder "is a logical car for our brand."

"There is a ton of heritage behind that. I think that just kind of puts the bow on the showroom for us and fills it out completely," said Stoicevich.

Source: Edmunds

Jaguar Details What the XE for North America Will Feature

Apr 29 2015 03:45 PM | Jaguar News

While North America has to wait till next spring for the Jaguar XE to come, Jaguar has detailed some of the specs for North American-Spec XE. First off, lets talk about engines. The base will be XE 20d which will feature Jaguar's new Ingenium turbocha...

NHTSA and Automakers Meet To Try Get More Recalled Vehicles Fixed

Apr 29 2015 01:35 PM | Industry News

In light of the GM Ignition Switch and Takata airbag recalls, you would think owners would be aware whether or not their vehicle has a notice and take it in to be repaired. Unfortunately, you would be wrong. Bloomberg reports that only two-thirds of ve...

2016 Cadillac CTS-V To Start At $84,990, Taking Orders Now

Apr 29 2015 12:40 PM | Cadillac News

Cadillac announced today that it is opening the order books for the 2016 CTS-V which will be hitting dealers later this summer. To get your hands on one, be ready to fork over $84,990 (includes a $995 destination charge). While the price may send some...

Ford Caps Shelby Mustang Production to 137 for 2015 Model Year

Apr 28 2015 05:55 PM | Ford News

While the full production of the Shelby Mustang GT350 and GT350R kicks off next year, Ford announced that it will be doing a limited run of 2015 GT350 and GT350R models for the 2015 model year. Ford will build 100 GT350s with 50 of them being equipped...



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