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.
Dana Group assembly plant excites Aganga
Minister of Trade and Commerce, Olusegun Aganga, has commended, the Dana Group, owners of Unite Vehicle Assembly Limited, for tasttracking the establishment of an ultra modern plant in Lagos, ahead of some of its competitors.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu debuts with Hybrid Makeover
2016 Chevrolet Malibu debuts with Hybrid Makeover Chevrolet execs admit that in the midsize sedan segment, with 17 competitors all vying for the same customer, “it’s hard to win.”
Ford challenges conventional world of Pickup trucks with new Ranger
FORD unveiled its new tough and smart Ford Ranger, setting a new benchmark in the pickup truck segment with an uncompromised blend of robust capability, craftsmanship and advanced technology. Starting later this year, an updated range of the truck will take on the world in more than 180 markets worldwide.^
Peugeot reclaims top ranking in Nigeria with new series
F Nigerian roads could attest to a brand of car that has ridden on it more, it would be the Peugeot. Having survived decades of presence in the country, the brand at some point in time was passive wih innovation, giving room for many other brands to come on board. But like a cat with nine lives, the 404 pick-up van still maintains strong presence at some border town in the morth, where it is used to convey tons of goods in and outside the country because of its rugged nature.
Fiat Chrysler expresses optimism over combination with GM
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is open to a combination with General Motors Co. or Ford Motor Co., and said a deal with one of its larger U.S. counterparts would be “technically feasible.” “We don’t have any restrictions,” Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said. The condition for any deal is “saving the highest amount of capital” on developing new vehicles.
GM tops dealership-service satisfaction as Jaguar jumps to No. 1 in luxury
General Motors again dominated the top rankings in customer satisfaction at dealership service departments, claiming three of the five highest-scored mainstream brands in a benchmark study released today by J.D. Power and Associates. Buick held onto its highest-ranked mainstream brand title, while Jaguar soared to the top of the luxury category for the first time since 2008. Overall customer satisfaction slipped, but satisfaction for recall work jumped 12 points. Buick was named top mass-market brand for the second straight year in Power’s U.S. Customer Service Index Study, scoring 836 on a 1,000-point scale.