Hyundai Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of 2011 Sonatas
According to a report by Bloomberg, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that Hyundai Motor Co. will recall approximately 139,500 cars in the United States to address steering issues affecting maneuverability.
Senate Passes Bill to Benefit Small Auto Dealers
Under the provisions of a bill that passed through the Senate on Thursday, September 16, 2010, small auto dealers could receive federal guaranteed loans with an upper limit of $5 million as part of a larger small-business jobs bill to expand available lending and to put $12 billion in tax cuts in place for struggling businesses.
Ford to Show 2012 Focus Line in Paris
At the Paris motor show later this month, Ford will unveil three production-ready body styles for the 2012 Ford Focus as well as a preview model of a high-performance version of the compact to be dubbed the 250PS Focus ST, which will likely launch late in 2012 as a 2013 model.
VW Names Browning to Head U.S. Operations
Although Volkswagen will not make the formal announcement until Monday, September 13, 2010, reports circulating over the weekend indicate that Jonathan Browning, 51, former manager of General Motors and Ford, will serve as head of U.S.
Lincoln to Be More Distinct from Ford
While planning to scale back on Lincoln dealerships in major metropolitan areas, Ford is also seeking to draw a sharp distinction between the Lincoln and Ford product lines, focusing on a specific "point of view" for the luxury Lincolns.
Chevrolet Cruze to Go On Sale in U.S. Mid-September
After being available in global markets for more than a year, General Motors is set to launch sales of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze in the United States with an ad campaign beginning the second week of September, followed by the arrival of actual units on showroom floors about a week later.