Thursday morning car news roundup, April 17, 2014

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Dominating the news today: The New York Auto show, GM’s ongoing troubles, and the new Camry.

New York Auto Show:


EU car sales rebound in March at second-lowest level in a decade. Cheap chic in, luxury lags

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New car registrations in the EU were up 10.6 percent to 1,449,148 units in March. The first quarter of 2014 prints an 8.4 percent rise to 3,246,719 units, according to data provided by the European manufacturer association ACEA. After sales had deteriorated for a decade, results during Europe’s most important selling season provide a badly needed reprieve, but we are very far from the all clear. [ Continue Reading...]

Wednesday morning car news roundup, April 16, 2014


GM food:

Tuesday morning car news roundup, April 15, 2014

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Monday morning car news roundup, April 14, 2014


Peugeot Sets Out Recovery Plan - WSJ: French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroën plans to streamline its product catalog and continue to reduce costs and inventory in Europe as it struggles to get back to sustainable profitability over the medium … [Continue reading]

Friday morning car news roundup, April 11, 2014

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Aisin Seiki is among suppliers involved in Toyota's recalls, report says - Automotive News: Aisin Seiki is among suppliers involved in Toyota's recall of more than 6 million vehicles, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Lexus NX … [Continue reading]

Toyota’s shows the engines of the future. They run on gasoline and diesel


Today, Toyota introduced a new generation of highly efficient engines. The professional Toyota-watcher was not surprised, after all, Toyota’s Takeshi Uchiyamada (now Chairman) said two years ago that they would be coming, and here they are. The … [Continue reading]

Thursday morning car news roundup, April 10, 2014

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GM puts two engineers on paid leave in wake of mass recall -DetN: General Motors has placed two company engineers on paid leave in the wake of an internal investigation into the company's recall of 2.6 million vehicles for ignition switch defects … [Continue reading]

From The Boneyard

VW Scirocco GTI 1976

Three severely camouflaged VW Scirocco GTI 1976 were flown to Los Angeles

Did you ever hold a 70s vintage Volkswagen car catalog in your hands? You know, the ones without a picture of a car on the cover? Just “The Rabbit,” “Der Käfer,” “Le Golf?” One distinct color per model, that’s it? Yes, those were the handiwork of yours truly. Making them was dangerous business. Those catalogs left dead bodies behind. [ Continue Reading...]

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