http://www.goauto.com.au - Holden has released three special edition versions of its aging Trax small crossover, Colorado 7 SUV and Colorado workhorse to maintain interest in the trio of high-riders, ahead of an update in the next 12 months. The special editions, dubbed the Trax Active, Colorado 7 Trailblazer, and Colorado Storm are loaded with extra equipment and, in the case of the Colorado, revised pricing, which according to Holden, “provide customers with greater style and vehicle features whilst offering outstanding value.”
http://www.hybridcars.com - On Wednesday a top executive at General Motors made a few factual if pointed statements about the Chevy Bolt and was called by at least one report for taking “shots” at the Tesla Model 3. What did he say?
http://www.autonews.com - Legal fight erupts after GM deal with startup; Marchionne's view on Tesla Model 3; VW Europe sales drop; Mini personnel moves; Quake hampers operations at Aisin, Toyota, Nissan.
http://www.hybridcars.com - Today Momentum Dynamics announced this year it will deliver 200-kilowatt inductive wireless chargers for municipal bus fleets in Maryland and Washington state. Presently the highest power electric passenger vehicle chargers are Tesla’s 135-kW Superchargers.
http://www.autonews.com - Toyota, VW, Ford in FCA's sights?; Toyota idles Lexus plant after quake, Nissan supplier sustains damage; GM's airbag promise; Car safety in the air?; Google on self-driving fears.
http://www.detroitnews.com - Cruise Automation, the Silicon Valley startup that General Motors is buying to help it develop autonomous cars, has filed a lawsuit to stop a former business partner it claims is unjustly trying to cash in on the acquisition.
http://www.freep.com - The battle over who gets how much of the reported $1-billion General Motors is paying to acquire a San Francisco self-driving startup escalated late Thursday as Cruise Automation's previously silent partner filed a countersuit to get his share of the proceeds. Jeremy Guillory says he was indeed a 50% owner of Cruise with cofounder and current CEO Kyle Vogt.
http://europe.autonews.com - Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne sees Toyota, VW and Ford as the remaining potential merger candidates after his attempt to tie up with General Motors was rebuffed.
http://www.usatoday.com - The defect has not been blamed for any crashes, injuries or deaths.
http://www.detroitnews.com - General Motors is recalling more than a million Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks worldwide because the seat belts may not hold the driver in a crash. The company, which announced the recall on Friday, says it covers certain 2014 and 2015 model 1500 pickups. A steel cable that connects the belts to the trucks can bend when the driver sits in the seats. Over time it can wear and separate, and if that happens, the belts could come loose.