FILE PHOTO: The Toyota logo is pictured at the Bangkok Auto Salon 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand on July 4, 2019. REUTERS / Athit Perawongmetha 4. September 2019 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The major automakers on Wednesday agreed to outfit nearly all US vehicles with systems designed to remind motorists after model year of back seat passengers in 2025 …Read More »
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Would you like to receive climate news in your inbox? Sign up for Climate Fwd: our e-mail newsletter. in a setback against the Trump administration as it prepares to weaken national emissions standards and deprive states of their right to pass their own rules Four automakers – Ford, Honda, Volkswagen Group of America and BMW of North America – have …Read More »
The average age of the vehicles is record level. Sales of new vehicles are sinking to the level of 20 years ago. What are the automakers doing?
Part of Carmageddon, but Consumers Call for It The average age of cars and trucks on the road in the US rose again in 2019 to a new record of 11.8 years, IHS Markit reported today. I entered the car business in 1985, the average age had just risen to 7.8 years, and the industry was worried about it, thinking …Read More »
Genesis Mint Adam Jeffery | CNBC Once dominating Japanese brands such as Toyota, Nissan and Honda have seen a huge decline in quality charts, which was toppled on JD Power's closely followed initial quality study of two of the Big Three in Detroit and South Korea's top automakers. JD Power's IQS report, which is widely regarded as a referee for …Read More »
FILE PHOTO: The logo of the FIAT car manufacturer can be seen on a vehicle in Cairo, Egypt, on 19 May 2019. The picture was taken on 19 May 2019. REUTERS / Mohamed Abd El Ghany / File photo Mohamed Abd El Ghany | Reuters Fiat Chrysler and Renault are in advanced talks to merge the two automakers. According to …Read More »
According to new safety rules agreed by the European Union, all new vehicles must have "Intelligent Speed Assist Systems" as standard equipment. The EU rules do not require any special technology for the systems that can be temporarily overridden by the driver. Some car manufacturers have already developed ways to use GPS or cameras to determine the speed limits and …Read More »
After at least 23 deaths, automakers call for 1.7 million airbags: to see if your vehicle is affected
According to the United States Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 1.7 million vehicles have been involved in a massive recall. The recall relates to vehicles using airbags manufactured by the Japanese company Takata Corporation. The airbag inflators in the affected vehicles can cause the pockets to explode when triggered by high heat and humidity. …Read More »
"We have no knowledge or clear opinion on a possible name change, but we do not rule out that GM's leadership will consider such a measure to promote awareness and cultural change," Jonas said. Many well-known companies have renamed their brand in recent years, including Dunkin Donuts to Dunkin and Michael Kors to Capri Holdings Ltd. Back in 2005, you …Read More »
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Ford plans to make fusion longer, bigger and stronger  2019 Ford Fusion "data-mycapture-src =" https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2018/07/11/PDTF/a31f237d-4b02-4e68-90d1-3fd673b9f8ea-2019_Ford_Fusion.jpg " data-mycapture-sm-src = "https: //www.gannett-cdn.comhttps: //www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2018/07/11/PDTF/a31f237d-4b02-4e68-90d1-3fd673b9f8ea -2019_Ford_Fusion.jpg? Width = 500 & height = 297 "/> 2019 Ford Fusion Sedan (Photo: Ford Motor Company) Ford wants to get rid of the traditional Fusion saloon in favor of a longer, larger and more powerful version  The new design, which has no scheduled release date, is intended to capture buyers driving the Subaru Outback car and possibly even the BMW 5 Series hatchback. "While current Ford Fusion production will finish in a few years, we will likely continue use the name because of its prominence, positive imagery and value with consumers, "said Mike Levine, product manager for Ford North Ame rica. "However, it's too early to speculate on what the new vehicle might look like." He went on to emphasize that consumers are moving away from cars in crossovers, SUVs and hatchbacks. "All car sales are down," Levine said. "We want to go where the consumer wants to go, they want vehicles with more ride height, more interior space, more versatility, customers love fusion, but watch vehicles evolve, we're swirling to new silhouettes, silhouettes that are better which consumers are looking for today. " No question, the Ford Fusion has a loyal following. "It was a good reliable car, a good seller for us in the last 10 years or so," said Joe Wood, new car sales manager at Northgate Ford in Port Huron. "The fact that Ford is reducing the number of cars alerts the people who are loyal brokers, and keeping the name, a solid brand, would be a smart idea." Industry analysts watch as Ford and its merger interest be redesigned. "Ford wants to ruin Subaru's impressive sales growth with a raised car," said Dave Sullivan, Product Analysis Manager at Auto Pacific, Inc. "This type of car is really the anti-SUV, and it looks like it has all the functionality and the benefit of a crossover without the stigma of transporting children or groceries.The lower SUV height helps with charging roof kayaks and has been proven to resonate with people with a certain lifestyle.These buyers tend to be in very good financial health to be and are highly coveted at the retail level. " More: 2019 Ford Fusion adds safety, driver features More: Ford's Plan Without Limos: 9 Things To Know The plan to get out of cars in trucks and SUVs is a consistent message emphasized and emphasized by Ford approx. The F-Series is a Fortune 500 company in itself. However, some industry observers are questioning the strategy to move from the Fusion sedan to a larger silhouette. "There is not much sales volume in sports cars, which does not exist," said Eric Noble, Product Development Consultant and Professor of Vehicle Technology at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. "When Ford announced it would drop the merger, three or four other medium-sized automakers danced in. Fusion is a very competitive car, and the only sports car that has done well in North America over the past 25 years is the Subaru Outback is a segment of 1. So Ford goes from a segment that sells really well, to a segment that has never really sold well. "
More: Ford Announces $ 1.7B Quarterly Profit, Deep Cuts to Auto Line More: Ford CEO Jim Hackett's Wall Street plan: fewer models, more Electric Cars 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited (Photo: Subaru) He questioned whether Ford CEO Jim Hackett is exercising questionable judgment while facing pressure from investors annoyed by the disappointing stock performance. and whether the dramatic announcement to eliminate …Read More »