Peugeot, IBM seal pact to develop new connected-car services
PSA Peugeot Citroen and IBM are working together to hook cars up to the Internet, going beyond mapping and infotainment to link vehicles up to shops, service networks and urban transport grids, the companies said today.
Honda reveals Concept D crossover
Honda has, as promised, rolled in to the Shanghai Motor Show with the Concept D. Looking like a cross between an HR-V and a Decepticon, the Concept D previews a future crossover to be offered exclusively as the Japanese automaker’s flagship model in China.
Honda reveals specs for the 2016 Pilot
GOING by recent reports, Honda Pilot is the best SUV has looked in lately. On top of this new look, the 2016 Pilot will also be significantly more powerful than the model it replaces, thanks to a retuning of the 3.5-liter V-6 engine that drives it.
Kia Motors global sales rise by 3.0 per cent in March
KIA Motors Corporation has announced that its March 2015 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, hit a total of 269,749 units sold.
Luxury cars go green, still find buyers
When Johan de Nysschen, President of General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand, was presenting the CT6, the new flagship luxury sedan, at the New York auto show last week, he boasted about a surprising feature of its 400hp engine. Some of its six cylinders would automatically deactivate when not needed, Mr de Nysschen said, as part of an effort to make the vehicle exceptionally fuel-efficient for its size.
Volvo V60 Cross Country flaunts class, agility
VOLVO may not have invented the wagon but no company has as much dedication to the practical cargo hauler as the Swedish brand. With the new V60 Cross Country they have expanded to six wagons world-wide (V40, V40 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, V70 and XC70).
Average mileage of new vehicle sold rose 0.2 mpg in March
The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the U.S. increased 0.2 mpg last month from February, according to a monthly report by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
GM to earn $350m over three years from 4G technology in cars
General Motors will generate $350 million in improved profit over the three years to 2018 from its rollout of 4G LTE mobile broadband in its cars and trucks, CFO Chuck Stevens said on Wednesday.
Lexus goes bold with next RX crossover
Lexus is steering toward more polarizing designs and the redesigned 2016 RX, unveiled on Wednesday at the New York auto show, is its latest statement on that front.
Aston Martin plots an Electric future
Since its spin-off from Ford in 2007, Aston has struggled to stay relevant, mainly because the cost of creating new cars is so high. At a luncheon ahead of the New York Auto show, CEO Andy Palmer said, “Aston Martin can’t continue to live in this feast or famine state.