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Total US Auto Lending Surpasses $1 Trillion for First Time – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Total outstanding auto debt in the U.S. surpassed $1 trillion for the first time in the second quarter, powering the sector into the upper tiers of household debt. With the recession now six years behind, in the nation’s rearview mirror, lending for automobiles has sharply accelerated: Around $119 billion in auto loans were originated in the second quarter of this year, a 10-year high, according to figures from the Federal…

China Auto Sales Fell Again in July – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

ENLARGE China passenger-vehicle sales fell for a second consecutive month in July, registering a 6.6% year-over-year decline that heightens concern about price cuts and excess inventory in the world’s largest auto market. The bulk of cars sold in China are built locally, so the global auto industry could avoid material losses tied to Tuesday’s yuan devaluation by China’s central bank. Still, soft demand presents a hurdle for auto giants in…

Mercedes and Global Trade Revive Auto Plant Gone Silent in Indiana – New York Times

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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China Auto Sales Fall to 17-Month Low Despite Price Cuts – Bloomberg

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Chinese consumers bought the fewest passenger vehicles in 17 months in July, extending a slump in the world’s largest auto market as deeper discounts failed to revive demand. Retail deliveries fell 2.5 percent to 1.3 million units, the lowest level since February 2014, according to the China Passenger Car Association. A separate set of figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers showed passenger-vehicle sales declined 6.6 percent, also to…

Here’s Why I Think The Acura NSX Will Fail As A Halo Car – Jalopnik

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to discuss the new Acura NSX, which is a mythical beast whose existence has been debated since the days when we first learned what a “hanging chad” was. For those of you who still don’t know about the new NSX, allow me to enlighten you: it is a high-dollar, high-performance, highly stylish sports car designed to remind automotive enthusiasts that Acura isn’t just for people…

Customers say dealership is selling cars without proper titles – WSB Atlanta

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Customers complained to Channel 2 Action News saying say a local dealership is selling cars without proper titles. Samuel Buckner says he bought his 2006 Range Rover from United Motor Cars on Main Street in Snellville. Buckner said he paid the dealer $4,000 plus worked out a financing deal. After his temporary tags expired, he went to get a tag for his car, but the car dealership never produced the…

Here’s Why I Think The Acura NSX Will Fail As A Halo Car – Jalopnik

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to discuss the new Acura NSX, which is a mythical beast whose existence has been debated since the days when we first learned what a “hanging chad” was. For those of you who still don’t know about the new NSX, allow me to enlighten you: it is a high-dollar, high-performance, highly stylish sports car designed to remind automotive enthusiasts that Acura isn’t just for people…

Rick And Morty: “Auto Erotic Assimilation” – A.V. Club Milwaukee

Monday, August 10, 2015

          Comments The opening of “Auto Erotic Assimilation” lays plain what makes Rick And Morty such a uniquely brilliant part of the television landscape. As Rick explains, nine out of 10 times a distress signal from a derelict ship means there’s lots of awesome loot to scavenge from a bunch of dead aliens, while one of out 10 times it’s a deadly trap. That kind of…

Here’s How Elon Musk Gets Tesla to 500000 Cars a Year by 2020 – Bloomberg

Monday, August 10, 2015

Tesla’s $31 billion stock value is built on a dream—that a startup might somehow be able to produce a half-million all-electric cars per year by 2020. But a steady drip of production delays and lowered sales forecasts have caused some to question whether his 500,000-car goal is still possible, if it ever was. Here are three charts that show reason for both skepticism and hope.  Last week Tesla backed off its full-year production forecast by about 5,000 deliveries….

Here’s Why I Think The Acura NSX Will Fail As A Halo Car – Jalopnik

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to discuss the new Acura NSX, which is a mythical beast whose existence has been debated since the days when we first learned what a “hanging chad” was. For those of you who still don’t know about the new NSX, allow me to enlighten you: it is a high-dollar, high-performance, highly stylish sports car designed to remind automotive enthusiasts that Acura isn’t just for people…

Here’s Why I Think The Acura NSX Will Fail As A Halo Car – Jalopnik

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to discuss the new Acura NSX, which is a mythical beast whose existence has been debated since the days when we first learned what a “hanging chad” was. For those of you who still don’t know about the new NSX, allow me to enlighten you: it is a high-dollar, high-performance, highly stylish sports car designed to remind automotive enthusiasts that Acura isn’t just for people…

Alfa Romeo’s new sports sedan could be a threat to BMW – Business Insider

Monday, August 10, 2015

Alfa Romeo After a two-decade absence, Alfa Romeo returned to the US last year with the pint-sized 4C sports car. Now, the legendary Italian brand is ready to offer something a bit more mainstream with the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan. It’s an important vehicle Fiat Chrysler Automobiles —Alfa’s parent company — as the company seeks to stake a claim to the American luxury auto market. With this BMW 3-Series…

Alfa Romeo’s new sports sedan could be a threat to BMW – Business Insider

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Alfa Romeo After a two-decade absence, Alfa Romeo returned to the US last year with the pint-sized 4C sports car. Now, the legendary Italian brand is ready to offer something a bit more mainstream with the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan. It’s an important vehicle Fiat Chrysler Automobiles —Alfa’s parent company — as the company seeks to stake a claim to the American luxury auto market. With this BMW 3-Series…

Audi’s first electrified car priced from $37900 – CNET

Saturday, August 08, 2015

On the heels of Wednesday’s global S8 Plus super sedan announcement, Audi has confirmed US pricing and availability for an important new model at the other end of its portfolio. The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid arrives in dealerships this October, and it will be the German automaker’s first electrified car sold in America. Starting at $37,900 before incentives and government tax credits, the e-tron joins Audi’s burgeoning A3…

Man arrested after Bentley kills council gardener in Notting Hill hit-and-run – The Guardian

Saturday, August 08, 2015

A man has been arrested after a Bentley car hit and killed a council contract gardener directing traffic around his van in Notting Hill, west London. The silver Bentley Continental was abandoned in the street after the crash with its engine running, lights on and music blaring from its speakers, according to reports. Scotland Yard said the victim was 23. His next of kin have been informed, but he is…

Audi’s first electrified car priced from $37900 – CNET

Friday, August 07, 2015

On the heels of Wednesday’s global S8 Plus super sedan announcement, Audi has confirmed US pricing and availability for an important new model at the other end of its portfolio. The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid arrives in dealerships this October, and it will be the German automaker’s first electrified car sold in America. Starting at $37,900 before incentives and government tax credits, the e-tron joins Audi’s burgeoning A3…

Audi’s first electrified car priced from $37900 – CNET

Friday, August 07, 2015

On the heels of Wednesday’s global S8 Plus super sedan announcement, Audi has confirmed US pricing and availability for an important new model at the other end of its portfolio. The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid arrives in dealerships this October, and it will be the German automaker’s first electrified car sold in America. Starting at $37,900 before incentives and government tax credits, the e-tron joins Audi’s burgeoning A3…

The 15 most expensive cars for sale at Floyd Mayweather’s favorite luxury … – Business Insider

Friday, August 07, 2015

Fusion Luxury MotorsFloyd Mayweather’s 2003 Ferrari Enzo. It’s no secret that Floyd Mayweather loves to flaunt his wealth. On his Instagram, he is known to post photos and videos of his ultra-luxurious life, which is filled with a multimillion-dollar collection of supercars. His garage covers most of the top-end brands: Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and more. Earlier this year, Mayweather posted a photo of his three Bugatti Veyrons with the caption…

Audi’s first electrified car priced from $37900 – CNET

Friday, August 07, 2015

On the heels of Wednesday’s global S8 Plus super sedan announcement, Audi has confirmed US pricing and availability for an important new model at the other end of its portfolio. The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid arrives in dealerships this October, and it will be the German automaker’s first electrified car sold in America. Starting at $37,900 before incentives and government tax credits, the e-tron joins Audi’s burgeoning A3…

Among the States, Self-Driving Cars Have Ignited a Gold Rush – New York Times

Thursday, August 06, 2015

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