http://www.barrons.com - Detroit is back—in vehicle sales, profitability, and financial strength. That bodes well for the two U.S. titans’ shareholders. Revving up in China.
http://www.slashgear.com - Whenever I walked up to the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V in a parking lot, I heard the echoes of the Imperial March from Star Wars in my head. Only true American muscle aficionados may understand the potency and engineering prowess that goes into turning Caddy's comfortable CTS sedan into a four-wheeled Death Star, yet it only takes one brief spin - preferably on the safety of a race track, but an abandoned country road will do - to comprehend why this supercharged, super-aggressive, super-speed monster can give the best of the Autobahn-busters sleepless nights.
http://www.autonews.com - Earthquakes expose vulnerable Japan supply chain; Chinese-made Jeep Renegade; Valeo, Siemens team up on electrified-car tech; VW hit with patent complaint; Sunny forecast for Ford, GM.
http://www.cnet.com - The next-generation compact Chevy outpaces the likes of the Ford Focus, Nissan Sentra and Mazda3.
http://www.androidauthority.com - For those not in the know, the Open Automotive Alliance is a group of vehicle manufacturers and tech companies who have joined forces to bring Android to automobiles. Since its announcement at CES in 2014, the group has swayed over the likes of Buick, Dodge, Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Honda, and Kia. Now it looks like Mercedes-Benz is finally joining their ranks, hopefully to bring Android Auto to their vehicle models in the near future.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com - Approximately 300 model-year 2014-16 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana incomplete passenger and cargo vans with a 159-inch wheelbase, manufactured between Aug. 2, 2013, and Jan. 30, 2016. The vehicles were shipped to final-stage manufacturers without a tire pressure monitoring system; without it the driver would not be alerted if one or more tires became underinflated, increasing the risk of a crash.
http://www.autocar.co.uk - Honda has added a new entry-level 1.4-litre petrol engine to its Civic Sport line-up, bringing the model’s starting price down to £18,360. The new atmospheric 1.4-litre unit produces 99bhp and 94bhp, making it a natural rival to the Ford Focus 1.0-litre Ecoboost Zetec and Vauxhall Astra 1.4-litre SRi Nav, both of which produce 99bhp and start at £18,595.
http://blog.caranddriver.com - Getting only 40 miles on a gallon of regular gasoline is so early-2010s—the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is officially EPA-rated at up to 42 mpg on the highway. Along with its city rating of 30 mpg, the redesigned Cruze’s numbers are fully competitive with the leaders in its segment, the Honda Civic 1.5T (EPA rated at 31/42 mpg city/highway) and the Toyota Corolla LE Eco (rated at 30/42 mpg city/highway).
http://www.thecarconnection.com - Over the weekend, General Motors announced a recall of two strong-selling pickups: the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2014-2015 GMC Sierra 1500. The recall affects more than one million vehicles around the globe, nearly 900,000 of which are registered in the US The recall stems from a problem with the trucks' seatbelt system.
http://www.thecarconnection.com - Last summer, the auto world was buzzing over Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and his vigorous attempts to pair FCA with another automaker–namely, General Motors. Fall and winter seem to have cooled Marchionne's passions, but apparently, spring has sprung, and the urge to merge is strong once more.