Automotive News

Cheap gasoline might fan SUV prices, damp EV sales

Jan. 16, 2015—The thrill of significant savings at the fuel pump means that demand for SUVs and other vehicles that typically have the worst fuel-economy ratings is starting to resemble prerecession levels.

Acura unveils reborn NSX at Detroit automobile show

Jan. 13, 2015—Acura breathed new life into the NSX sports car during the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, as it unveiled the latest version of the supercar after a 10-year hiatus.

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Related Department Briefs

Expect fewer concept cars at auto shows

If you expect to see a slew of Batmobile-like automobiles the next time that you attend an automobile show, get ready to be disappointed. Experts believe that fewer concept cars are on the horizon.

Live TV could come to vehicles by 2016

In 2016, consumers can expect vehicle rear-seat entertainment systems to include a mobile application that will allow them to watch live TV or recorded programs from their home cable-TV or satellite-TV subscription.

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Automotive Recalls

Goodyear recalls tires because tread might crack

Jan. 30, 2015—Goodyear Tire & Rubber recalled Fortera HL tires in size P255/65R18 109S that were manufactured Nov. 30, 2014, through Jan. 10, 2015, because the tires’ tread might crack.

Polaris cites loss of steering in motorcycle recall

Jan. 29, 2015—Polaris recalled 2015 model-year Slingshot motorcycles that were manufactured from Aug. 26, 2014, through Jan. 9, 2015, and 2015 model-year Slingshot SL motorcycles that were manufactured from Aug. 18, 2014, through Jan. 10, 2015.

Nissan Rogue recalled for risk of electrical short

Jan. 28, 2015—Nissan Motor recalled 2008–2013 Nissan Rogue vehicles that were manufactured from March 7, 2007, through Nov. 26, 2013, and 2014 Nissan Rogue Select vehicles that were manufactured from Sept. 23, 2013, through July 2, 2014.

Nissan cites hood-latch failure in vehicle recall

Jan. 28, 2015—Nissan Motor recalled certain 2013–2014 Infiniti and Nissan vehicles, because the hood-release cable assembly might have been installed incorrectly, which would prevent the latching claw from engaging fully.

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