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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

AutomakerJune 2016June 2015% change6 months
2016
6 months
2015
% change
    BMW–%–%
    Mini–%–%
    Rolls-Royce*–%–%
  BMW of N.A.–%–%
    Alfa Romeo362544.0%309320–3.4%
    Chrysler24,74730,809–19.7%137,372170,248–19.3%
    Dodge44,81943,4573.1%271,740257,1425.7%
    Fiat2,5443,137–18.9%17,73521,798–18.6%
    Jeep83,69171,52917.0%468,131401,68916.5%
    Ram41,23636,07814.3%256,972230,94611.3%
  FCA US197,073185,0356.5%1,152,2591,082,1436.5%
    Maserati941974–3.4%5,1995,304–2.0%
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles**198,014186,0096.5%1,157,4581,087,4476.4%
    Ford230,287216,3556.4%1,291,8731,241,2074.1%
    Lincoln8,8098,3265.8%53,29747,11213.1%
  Ford Motor Co.239,096224,6816.4%1,345,1701,288,3194.4%
    Buick16,57517,531–5.5%104,207106,314–2.0%
    Cadillac14,26313,5155.5%73,23180,899–9.5%
    Chevrolet181,387181,2560.1%1,006,8901,053,619–4.4%
    GMC42,98547,051–8.6%254,587264,713–3.8%
  General Motors255,210259,353–1.6%1,438,9151,505,545–4.4%
    Acura11,35215,527–26.9%78,99487,087–9.3%
    Honda127,363118,8707.1%713,361665,9147.1%
  Honda Motor Co.138,715134,3973.2%792,355753,0015.2%
    Hyundai–%–%
    Kia–%–%
  Hyundai-Kia–%–%
    Jaguar–%–%
    Land Rover–%–%
  Jaguar Land Rover N.A.–%–%
  Mazda N.A.26,18827,223–3.8%145,354158,995–8.6%
    Mercedes-Benz–%–%
    Smart USA–%–%
  Mercedes-Benz USA–%–%
  Mitsubishi Motors N.A.–%–%
    Infiniti11,0589,98510.7%64,97864,2801.1%
    Nissan129,495114,24313.4%733,136672,2039.1%
  Nissan North America140,553124,22813.1%798,114736,4838.4%
  Subaru of America46,59844,3355.1%279,458272,4182.6%
  Tesla Motors*2,2502,1007.1%13,22512,6005.0%
    Lexus25,77926,121–1.3%151,564158,848–4.6%
    Scion6,1793,83861.0%37,72024,93151.3%
    Toyota166,299179,953–7.6%1,008,5161,047,661–3.7%
    Toyota/Scion172,478183,791–6.2%1,046,2361,072,592–2.5%
  Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.198,257209,912–5.6%1,197,8001,231,440–2.7%
  Volvo Car USA–%–%
    Audi18,44518,2621.0%96,93493,6153.5%
    Bentley144223–35.4%6281,249–49.7%
    Lamborghini*86842.4%5165042.4%
    Porsche–%–%
    VW–%–%
  VW Group of America18,67518,5690.6%98,07895,3682.8%
Other3052982.3%1,8301,7882.3%
Total1,263,8611,231,1052.7%7,267,7577,143,4041.7%

 

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