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Recovery on Full Display as Carmakers Take Over Cobo
Survey Results: Detroit Three Will Grow for Next Five Years
Obama Signs Law to Require 'Quiet' Cars to Get Noisier
Volkswagen Plans to Expand SUV Offerings to Gain Ground in U.S.
Crossovers Propel Subaru to U.S. Sales Record
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Recovery on Full Display as Carmakers Take Over Cobo

Visitors to the 2011 North American International Auto Show won't have to go far to see tangible signs of the auto industry's accelerating recovery: They need only take a stroll on the show floor. While the past two Detroit shows were austere events, compared to the dazzle of headier days for automakers, some of the glitz is back for 2011. "When they come to this show, they're coming with their 'A' game," said Bill Perkins, vice-chairman of the show and president of Bill Perkins Automotive Group, which owns several Metro Detroit auto dealerships. "It's a very competitive environment right now," Perkins said as he accompanied reporters on a tour of the show floor Wednesday. "The market is starting to come back."
Source: The Detroit News

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Survey Results: Detroit Three Will Grow for Next Five Years

A growing number of auto executives expect Ford, General Motors and Chrysler to gain market share globally over the next five years — but expectations are even higher for Chinese automakers, Volkswagen and Hyundai, according to the 12th annual survey by KPMG, an audit, tax and consulting firm. The percentage of respondents who expect each of the Detroit Three to expand their slices of the global pie by 2015 rose. “The restructuring efforts of the past several years have helped U.S. auto manufacturers emerge more efficient and more competitive,” said Gary Silberg, leader of KPMG’s automotive industry group. The survey generated a lukewarm outlook for alternative fuel vehicles. Seven of 10 respondents said it will take at least four years before any company can make an electric vehicle that is as affordable as a comparable size gas-only vehicle.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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Obama Signs Law to Require 'Quiet' Cars to Get Noisier

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday a bill that will require automakers to add sounds to quiet cars that would help alert the blind and other pedestrians. Last month, Congress voted to require federal safety regulators to set minimum sound levels from electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles. It's the first piece of auto safety legislation to become law since Obama took office in 2009. Several other safety bills proposed in the wake of Toyota Motor Corp.'s recalls over sudden acceleration have been stalled. Automakers in May agreed to voluntarily add chirps or other sounds under a deal announced to warn pedestrians of "quiet cars."
Source: The Detroit News

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Volkswagen Plans to Expand SUV Offerings to Gain Ground in U.S.

Volkswagen AG plans to expand its portfolio of sport-utility vehicles to gain ground in the U.S. on Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Co. “We will be looking to really grow, particularly in the compact SUV segment,” VW’s U.S. chief Jonathan Browning said in a phone interview yesterday from the unit’s headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. “Over time, I think there’s also scope for growth in terms of a larger SUV within the portfolio.” VW needs more offerings to catch the U.S. volume leaders. VW, including Audi’s deliveries, sold 358,500 vehicles in the U.S. last year, lagging GM’s 2.22 million, Ford Motor Co.’s 1.97 million and Toyota’s 1.76 million.
Source: Bloomberg

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Crossovers Propel Subaru to U.S. Sales Record

Subaru of America set an annual U.S. sales record by selling 263,820 vehicles in 2010. The Japanese automaker's 2010 sales rose 22 percent from 2009 when Subaru sold 216,652 vehicles. December sales rose 15.7 percent to 26,694 vehicles. Subaru said December sales were the best for that month in the company's history and marked the 10th straight month it sold more than 20,000 vehicles. Subaru's restyled Outback crossover pushed sales to the record. The Outback led Subaru's sales gains with an increase of 68.3 percent to 93,148 units.
Source: Automotive News

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"It's a very competitive environment right now. The market is starting to come back."

    -- Bill Perkins, vice-chairman of the 2011 North American International Auto Show and president of Bill Perkins Automotive Group, which owns several Metro Detroit auto dealerships, The Detroit News, Jan. 6

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