FCA Sales Lawsuit, GM Pre-Owned Website, ‘Fast 8’ Movie: What’s New @ The Car Connection

January 18, 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange

From The Car Connection:

Fiat Chrysler Asked Dealers To Fudge Sales Figures, Lawsuit Says: FCA Responds

Earlier this week, two Fiat Chrysler dealerships filed a lawsuit accusing FCA of asking them to falsify sales figures, giving the media and investors an inflated sense of the company's growth. FCA has responded by saying that the allegations are completely false.

GM Factory Pre-Owned Collection Website Takes Used Car Salespeople (Mostly) Out Of The Equation

In 2013, General Motors announced plans to sell new cars online -- well, almost. The company's Shop-Click-Drive service lets customize rides, get trade-in estimates for their current cars, secure pricing and financing for new GM vehicles, and even arrange for delivery.

2016 Honda Civic Review

The Honda Civic is in its fifth decade on sale in America, and with the new sedan that's already arrived—followed by Civic Coupe models in March 2016—it marks the nameplate's tenth generation.

Teaser for 'Fast 8' - Image via Vin Diesel's Instagram

Teaser for 'Fast 8' - Image via Vin Diesel's Instagram

From Motor Authority:

Vin Diesel Teases Fast 8 Movie Set In New York

We’re now just a little over a year out from a new Fast and the Furious movie. Vin Diesel, who plays the lead character Dominic Toretto in the franchise, confirmed the eighth installment almost immediately after the seventh hit theaters last April, and now he’s posted the first official teaser for the new movie.

Justin Bieber Gets Ride In Lewis Hamilton's LaFerrari: Video

Last March, Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff confirmed that star driver Lewis Hamilton, the current Formula One World Champion, had purchased a Ferrari LaFerrari. We’ve seen Hamilton post photos of a number of his cars on social media, though—likely due to contractual requirements—we haven’t seen him post any photos of the LaFerrari.

Gumpert Reborn As Apollo, Promises New Car For Geneva Motor Show

Germany’s Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur has been reborn as Apollo Automobil after the company filed for insolvency in 2012 and its remaining assets sold off to Chinese group Consolidated Ideal TeamVenture—the same group that recently bought the rights to Italy’s De Tomaso.

2016 Tesla Model X

2016 Tesla Model X

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model X Now Offers Synthetic Leather, For Vegan Appeal

Tesla's electric cars have won a loyal following from customers, thanks to their zero-emission powertrains, performance, and copious technology. But there's a subset of Tesla customers who weren't completely satisfied with the company's offerings.

Germany To Spend Billions Supporting Electric Car Expansion

Among European nations, Germany is one of the least active when it comes to policies promoting electric cars. Even as the country's powerful auto industry has turned more attention to plug-in cars, government support for them has been largely limited to political speeches.

Hybrid Airplane Engine? NASA Says It's Making Progress On One

Aircraft aren't subject to the same strict fuel-efficiency standards as cars, but they're still responsible for large amounts of carbon emissions. According to one recent estimate, commercial aviation is responsible for about 2 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activities--or just slightly less than the total emissions of Germany.


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