The Chevrolet-FNR has a futuristic capsule design with crystal laser headlights and taillights, dragonfly dual swing doors, magnetic hubless wheel electric motors and a wireless auto-charge system.
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total Monday.
In 2013 Elon Musk began negotiating a deal to sell a nearly bankrupt Tesla to Google. The deal is described in "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," due out May 19 from Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins.
BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.
Competition in China is intensifying as economic growth slows and more manufacturers pile into the world's biggest auto market by number of vehicles sold.
Lear Corp. says safety allegations are part of efforts by United Auto Workers to pressure the company into accepting a union at the plant.
This week we have a winner who has set their sights on new factories and growth, while the loser has become the focus of statewide bans and legal resistance.
State lawmakers have said Volvo is considering South Carolina for a new plant. The application says the permit is needed for a manufacturing plant that could employ 4,000 workers in 10 years.
Ford officials elected to build the entire body of the 2015 F-150 with aluminum in an effort to make a lighter, more fuel efficient truck, but the decision was considered a risk given the model's nearly four-decade run as the top selling vehicle.
"Chinese manufacturers are managing to improve their product quality and design quickly and make them almost comparable to international brands while keeping their price much lower," said industry analyst John Zeng of LMC Automotive.
The ruling is at least a partial victory for GM, with one plaintiffs' attorney saying it shields the company from $7 billion to $10 billion in potential legal liabilities.
This new construction ends a 3-year hiatus from such ambitions that the Japanese automaker voluntarily imposed on itself after massive recalls.
The Munich-based maker of the 3-Series sedan and X5 sport-utility said Tuesday it sold 195,593 vehicles worldwide under the BMW brand. That was an increase of 5.1 percent over the same month a year ago.
According to Kelley Blue Book, vehicles sold in the U.S. last year spent an average of 71 days on the dealer’s lot with some models taking less than 15 days to sell and others waiting more than four months to find a buyer.
In the months after the recalls began, GM was criticized by customers and members of Congress for a low completion rate, which the company blamed on a lack of parts.
Tire manufacturers and safety advocates say that if tires are driven higher than their speed ratings for prolonged periods, heat can build up and cause them to blow out.
The new all-wheel-drive model, called the 70-D, can go a government-certified 240 miles per charge, has 514 horsepower and can go from zero to 60 in 5.2 seconds. Buyers also get free access to Tesla's network of quick-charging stations.
Although collision-avoidance systems are not new, BMW’s system isn’t just focused on the car in front of you — the sensors keep track of walls, columns and other objects, which constantly remap the area.
The verdict comes nearly two years after Chrysler compromised with a federal safety agency and agreed to a scaled-down recall of some older-model Jeeps with the rear-mounted tanks.
"We expected we would be in autonomous mode most of the time, but to be in it close to 99 percent of the time was a pleasant surprise."
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports documents show the automaker wants to add an additional 130,153 square feet to the original expansion, 25 percent more than first planned.
The company said it will send letters to owners of vehicles in the expanded recall "over time" as replacement parts become available.
March sales were expected to be flat compared with last March. Car buying site TrueCar.com predicted total U.S. sales of 1.5 million vehicles in March, down less than 1 percent from a year ago.
The fund received a total of 4,342 claims by the Jan. 31 deadline. Of those, 1,263 are still under review. Feinberg says more than half are ineligible or lack documentation.