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Today's News: August 3, 2015

KBB in the News

New-car transaction prices continue to climb, up nearly 3 percent in July 2015, according to Kelley Blue Book

The Wall Street Journal: Auto makers report strong U.S. sales

USA TODAY: Gas prices fuel U.S. big-vehicle sales in July

Bloomberg TV: What’s driving the auto sales surge?

Forbes: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Top 10 driver-focused design elements in new Miata

FOX Business: Automakers ride trucks and SUVs to strong July sales

Mashable: Hacker discovers major vulnerability in GM cars, hijacks vehicle functions

24/7 Wall St: July new car sales will push annual rate to 17.1 million

24/7 Wall St: Chrysler sales up 6%; company recalls 284,000 Dodge Chargers

24/7 Wall St: Iconic car prices then and now

24/7 Wall St: Ford trucks, SUVs drive July sales to 9-year high

24/7 Wall St: GM blasts sales estimates in July

24/7 Wall St: GM winning numbers battle, but Ford’s margins hard to beat in pickup wars

Automotive News: Crossovers, trucks drive Nissan, Honda, GM, Ford, FCA to healthy gains

Automotive News: A designer boss may be just what Acura needs

Detroit Free Press: Toyota tests online sales, financing with Scion

ABC7 - Los Angeles, Calif.: 2 newly designed Scion cars set to hit the market

Los Angeles Times: Mazda unveils a smaller, lighter Miata that still delivers thrills

The Boston Globe: Jets’ Sheldon Richardson allegedly drove 143 mph – is that possible?

The Chicago Tribune: Auto sales stay hot in July, led by family vehicles, trucks

The Houston Chronicle: The ‘true car costs’ to own this year’s most popular vehicles

BMWBlog.com: BMW i3 named most fuel-efficient luxury car of 2015

Dispatch Times: US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

AutoEvolution: Almost 80 percent of US car buyers consider hacking a potential frequent problem

AutoEvolution: BMW i3 named most fuel-efficient luxury car of 2015

TorqueNews.com: KBB names Nissan Versa Note as one of 10 best back-to-school cars of 2015

TorqueNews.com: How BMW dominates KBB’s most fuel efficient luxury car brands list

Auto123.com: Top 10: Back-to-school cars of 2015 according to KBB.com

Auto Connected Car News: After media blitz – awareness of car hacking high, survey says

INAUTONEWS.com: Hacking is real! 80 percent of consumers believe hacking will be frequent problem in near future

TJCNewspaper.com: Mitsubishi plans to stop work at Illinois plant, find buyer

RadioInk.com: The auto boom expected to continue

TheNewsWheel.com: KBB names 2016 Scion iM on 10 best back-to-school cars of 2015 list

 

KBB.com Editorial

KBB.com survey: Owners leery of hacking

2015 Hyundai Sonata gets Android Auto app

This Week in Car Buying: Average car age hits 11.5 years; Pricey pickups; Tesla's incentives; 2015 Dodge Hellcat orders cancelled

2016 VW lineup upgrades infotainment and driver-assists

2015 Volkswagen SportWagen TSI SEL Quick Take

 

Top News

GM sales jump 6.4% in July, FCA rise 6%, Ford up 5%

Fiat Chrysler profit increases 69%, most of it from North America

Hyundai Motor U.S. July sales up 6 percent at 71,013 vehicles

 

OEM/Vehicle News

Fiat Chrysler recalls 332,000 Dodge Chargers due to air bag issue

BMW, Audi, and Daimler just bought this technology for self-driving cars

How the VW-Suzuki alliance went wrong

GM ignition fund ends review approving 124 death claims

 

Industry/Dealer News

NHTSA investigating Harman Kardon for software vulnerabilities

California has a plan to end the auto industry as we know it

Will driverless cars ‘eviscerate’ insurance industry?

The 1-hour car deal? Get real

JCI exec says seating and interiors business is healthy

Antique Cuban cars: Why auto collectors are holding off

 

International Automotive News

VW, FAW begin construction on 5th China assembly plant despite slacking sales

French car sales rise 2% in July

Alfa Romeo completes prep work on new SUV

Lifan launches construction of Russian assembly plant

Ukrainian auto industry has nowhere to go but up

 

Ad/Media/Marketing News

Audi keeps football fans informed with new mobile application

Advertisers say ‘right to be forgotten’ conflicts with free speech

How advertisers are getting on board with Imgur, a Pinterest for the Millennial male

 

 


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