During the past week, Ford Motor Company issued two significant recalls affecting a total of 943,741 Ford and Lincoln vehicles, from the 2011-2015 model years.
April new car sales rose by 5%* from a year ago, to more than 1.463 million units as predicted in a J.D. Power and LMC Automotive mid-month auto sales forecast update. April's totals are anticipated to be the highest since April 2005.
Midsize family cars--principally sedans--which make up the largest-volume segment in the U.S. auto market, lost luster in the first quarter of 2015.
Chevrolet has announced that it will begin offering this summer a special "black-out" package for its 2015 and 2016 Impala.
In honor of the Shelby GT350's 50th birthday, Ford will produce a limited run of 37 Shelby GT350R pony cars along with a build of just 100 Shelby GT350 Mustangs for 2015.
Auto insurance rates are increasing, which is contributing to more customers shopping for a new insurer; however, few actually switch to another provider, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Insurance Shopping Study.SM
During the past week, an approximate total of 61,000 passenger vehicles were recalled by automakers. Both General Motors and Volkswagen Group announced multiple recalls while Nissan announced one for the 2006 Sentra.
U.S. new-vehicle retail sales in April are expected to increase 5% from a year ago and reach the highest totals for any April since 2005, mainly due to a spate of new and redesigned models and lower gasoline prices, according to a monthly sales forecast update from J.D. Power and LMC Automotive.
At the 2015 Shanghai International Motor Show, BMW officially unveiled the new X5 xDrive40e, a plug-in hybrid version of its popular midsize Sport Activity Vehicle.
Cadillac has announced that its new flagship luxury sport sedan, the 2016 CT6, will be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that doubles the car's fuel economy while producing 335 horsepower.