LOS ANGELES, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Consumers’ growing love
affair with “crossover” vehicles that combine the functionality
and cachet of sport utility vehicles with the comfort and
performance of a car shows no signs of abating with Germany’s
Porsche unveiling the compact luxury Macan.
Porsche is just the latest in the global automotive industry
to pile on more crossovers as it showed off its fifth model,
including its second crossover, at the Los Angeles Auto Show on
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is banking on American consumers’ desire for something different from cars and crossover utility vehicles to drive demand for its Chevrolet Colorado when the mid-sized pickup trucks re-enter the U.S. market next autumn.
As part of the No. 1 U.S. automaker’s so-called “three-truck strategy” that includes the full-size and heavy-duty Chevy Silverado pickups, the 2015 Colorado and its GMC sibling Canyon are meant to appeal to lifestyle buyers much like Subaru has done with its vehicles, offering space, utility and a refined interior.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co will
unveil its next-generation 2015 Mustang on Dec. 5, in the first
complete overhaul of the car since 2005, the U.S. automaker said
The new Mustang, which marks its 50th anniversary next
spring, gets a more modern design, a more nimble chassis and
more efficient engines and transmissions, all intended to
broaden the car’s appeal beyond its core American audience. The
2015 model is slated to go on sale next summer.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Automakers and technology companies need to cooperate more closely to ensure the rapid and smooth development of cars that are fully connected to the Internet, a top Ford Motor Co (F.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) executive said on Tuesday.
Ford global marketing chief Jim Farley told reporters at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the automotive and technology sectors are “at a tipping point” where they need to work together better than they have to speed the roll-out of the services in cars that allow consumers to drive safely and interact with their favorite apps or other technologies.