Author Archives: Brenda Roberts

Car sales in Europe up for first time in 19 months

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Automotive News reports the European automotive market has posted first gain in 19 months. Germany and Spain helped push the swell thanks to higher-than-average consumer confidence, though the EU saw registrations jump two percent overall compared to the prior year. In April, buyers took home 1.08 million new vehicles, up from 1.06 million during the ...

Camry Leads Midsize Sales in May, Altima Outsells Fusion

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There’s a new sales leader in the midsize segment thanks to 39,216 customers who purchased the Toyota Camry. Meanwhile, Honda sold 33,218 Accords, which puts it in the number-two spot. The third-place Nissan Altima and fourth-place Ford Fusion swapped positions, with 31,950 and 29,553 units sold respectively. The Chevrolet Malibu slid, moving to sixth place with ...

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark to Get Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission

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For the 2014 model year, Chevrolet’s smallest U.S. vehicle will feature some mechanical changes. Instead of its current four-speed automatic, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark will offer a continuously-variable automatic transmission (CVT). Other transmission choices will include a five-speed manual, and both the ...

2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hot Wheels Special Edition

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As one of the first 'Sweet 16' Hot Wheels cars produced in 1968, the original Custom Camaro is also one of the most sought-after by collectors. Forty-five years later, it seems fitting that the first full-size, factory-built Hot Wheels car available for sale is the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hot Wheels Special Edition. We spent ...

38k GM eAssist hybrids recalled for circuit board, fire risk

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General Motors has issued a recall covering 38,197 2012 and 2013 model-year Chevy Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Regal sedans equipped with eAssist, and sold in the United States. The automaker will check the generator control module for proper operation. Only vehicles built before December 2012 are being recalled. According to the automaker, a malfunctioning generator ...
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