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Aug 12, 2013
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Aug 8, 2013
Aug 8, 2013
Aug 8, 2013
Aug 8, 2013

Half of small cars score badly on tougher U.S. crash tests

DETROIT (Reuters) – The auto industry continued its poor performance in an influential U.S. safety group’s new crash test as half of the small cars tested did not fare well.

Six of the cars tested, most of which were 2013 models, were rated “poor” or “marginal.” General Motors Co’s Chevrolet Sonic and Cruze each received marginal scores, while Kia Motors Corp’s Soul and 2014 Forte were rated “poor” in the results released on Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Aug 8, 2013
Aug 6, 2013

GM, Daimler amp up U.S. electric car price war

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) on Tuesday amped up the electric-car price war, announcing significant price cuts aimed at boosting demand in a still-sluggish segment of the U.S. auto market.

GM slashed $5,000 from the price of its 2014 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, while Daimler announced a steeply discounted monthly lease price of $139 on its 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive.

Aug 6, 2013
Aug 6, 2013
    • About Ben

      "Ben Klayman is based in Detroit and in April was named leader of the global automotive team for Reuters. Previously, Ben covered the business of sports as well as consumer and retail for three years and led the manufacturing/housing team for four years. He also covered the telecommunications sector for three years. He joined Reuters in Detroit in 1998 to cover autos. Prior to joining Reuters, he worked at a series of daily newspapers in Ohio and Maryland. Ben graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in English literature."
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      Joined Reuters:
      1998
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