NADA Headlines - 07/13/2017 (Plain Text Version)
German carmaker Daimler has been accused of selling over a million cars with excessive emissions in Europe and the United States, Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper said on Wednesday, citing a search warrant issued by a Stuttgart court. Two months ago Stuttgart prosecutors searched Daimler sites in Germany following allegations of false advertising and the possible wrongful manipulation of exhaust gas treatment systems in diesel cars.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV resumed making diesel Ram pickups that were ordered off the market by U.S. regulators, preparing for a verdict from the Environmental Protection Agency in hopes of being able to sell them. The carmaker began building a small number of the Ram trucks again this month, a spokesman said. The EPA is close to deciding whether or not to approve the pickups and the diesel-powered Jeep sport utility vehicle for sale as 2017 models, two people familiar with the matter said.
A significant downturn in U.S. new-vehicle sales is coming because it is intrinsic to the industry, leading analysts say, but it likely will not be the painful trough of a decade ago and should give automakers and suppliers the opportunity to recast their business for a fast-approaching shift in the automotive ecosystem.
Though they’re no longer ugly, impossibly expensive and impractical, electric vehicles need to out-innovate fossil fuels if they are ever to displace the internal combustion engine
Mean muscle cars and speedsters are announcing their presence loudly in showrooms. For all the talk of the self-driving cars of the future, there’s a curious flip side. Look no further than the burn-out button on all upcoming Ford Mustangs, the fearsome 840-horsepower Dodge Demon dragster, even the trio of scrappy Honda Civics that debuted this year. Companies like Tesla Inc., Waymo and Uber may be disrupting the industry. But Ford Motor Co., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors Co. and other automakers are playing to their strengths by emphasizing horsepower and performance.
Online registration for dealers and their managers -- which includes an
early-bird discount and hotel selections -- opens Oct. 2, 2017.