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Daily Car News Bulletin for July 1, 2016

by Car Appraiser on July 1, 2016

Daily Car News Bulletin for July 1, 2016

 

  • Tesla Model S Crash

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NHTSA investigates fatal crash of 2015 Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode. NHTSA spokesman said the agency’s preliminary evaluation would examine the design and performance of the Model S’ automated driving system and whether a defects exists. A police report says that the Model S went under the trailer of a truck that turned left in front of the car. The roof of the Model S was torn off, and the car kept going turning off the road until finally hitting utility pole about 100 feet away.

  • Volkswagen Wants to Repair All Defective Vehicles

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Volkswagen’s lawyer said during a court hearing  that the German automaker believes it can fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel cars and SUVs, a plan that could help the company avoid a very expensive buyback. Earlier this week, Volkswagen agreed to pay up to $10.033 billion to buy back 475,000 vehicles that emit up to 40 times the allowed level of pollution. Volkswagen also agreed to spend $4.7 billion on zero-emission vehicle efforts and diesel offset programs.

  • Elio Motors

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Elio Motors today provided a look at its first test of three-wheeled vehicle before the planned 2017 launch. After testing Elio announced starting price at $6,800 and max speed up to 84 mpg, in 2017. Elio, which initially planned to begin production in 2014, plans annual production volume at least 250,000 units in 2017.

  • June U.S. Sales

Automaker June 2016 June 2015 % change 6 months
2016
6 months
2015
% change
    BMW –% –%
    Mini –% –%
    Rolls-Royce* –% –%
  BMW of N.A. –% –%
    Alfa Romeo 36 25 44.0% 309 320 –3.4%
    Chrysler 24,747 30,809 –19.7% 137,372 170,248 –19.3%
    Dodge 44,819 43,457 3.1% 271,740 257,142 5.7%
    Fiat 2,544 3,137 –18.9% 17,735 21,798 –18.6%
    Jeep 83,691 71,529 17.0% 468,131 401,689 16.5%
    Ram 41,236 36,078 14.3% 256,972 230,946 11.3%
  FCA US 197,073 185,035 6.5% 1,152,259 1,082,143 6.5%
    Maserati 941 974 –3.4% 5,199 5,304 –2.0%
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles** 198,014 186,009 6.5% 1,157,458 1,087,447 6.4%
    Ford 230,287 216,355 6.4% 1,291,873 1,241,207 4.1%
    Lincoln 8,809 8,326 5.8% 53,297 47,112 13.1%
  Ford Motor Co. 239,096 224,681 6.4% 1,345,170 1,288,319 4.4%
    Buick 16,575 17,531 –5.5% 104,207 106,314 –2.0%
    Cadillac 14,263 13,515 5.5% 73,231 80,899 –9.5%
    Chevrolet 181,387 181,256 0.1% 1,006,890 1,053,619 –4.4%
    GMC 42,985 47,051 –8.6% 254,587 264,713 –3.8%
  General Motors 255,210 259,353 –1.6% 1,438,915 1,505,545 –4.4%
    Acura 11,352 15,527 –26.9% 78,994 87,087 –9.3%
    Honda 127,363 118,870 7.1% 713,361 665,914 7.1%
  Honda Motor Co. 138,715 134,397 3.2% 792,355 753,001 5.2%
    Hyundai –% –%
    Kia –% –%
  Hyundai-Kia –% –%
    Jaguar –% –%
    Land Rover –% –%
  Jaguar Land Rover N.A. –% –%
  Mazda N.A. 26,188 27,223 –3.8% 145,354 158,995 –8.6%
    Mercedes-Benz –% –%
    Smart USA –% –%
  Mercedes-Benz USA –% –%
  Mitsubishi Motors N.A. –% –%
    Infiniti 11,058 9,985 10.7% 64,978 64,280 1.1%
    Nissan 129,495 114,243 13.4% 733,136 672,203 9.1%
  Nissan North America 140,553 124,228 13.1% 798,114 736,483 8.4%
  Subaru of America 46,598 44,335 5.1% 279,458 272,418 2.6%
  Tesla Motors* 2,250 2,100 7.1% 13,225 12,600 5.0%
    Lexus 25,779 26,121 –1.3% 151,564 158,848 –4.6%
    Scion 6,179 3,838 61.0% 37,720 24,931 51.3%
    Toyota 166,299 179,953 –7.6% 1,008,516 1,047,661 –3.7%
    Toyota/Scion 172,478 183,791 –6.2% 1,046,236 1,072,592 –2.5%
  Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. 198,257 209,912 –5.6% 1,197,800 1,231,440 –2.7%
  Volvo Car USA –% –%
    Audi 18,445 18,262 1.0% 96,934 93,615 3.5%
    Bentley 144 223 –35.4% 628 1,249 –49.7%
    Lamborghini* 86 84 2.4% 516 504 2.4%
    Porsche –% –%
    VW –% –%
  VW Group of America 18,675 18,569 0.6% 98,078 95,368 2.8%
Other 305 298 2.3% 1,830 1,788 2.3%
Total 1,263,861 1,231,105 2.7% 7,267,757 7,143,404 1.7%

 

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