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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 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 KBB names Nissan Versa Note as one of 10 best back-to-school cars of 2015 How BMW dominates KBB’s most fuel efficient luxury car brands list Top 10: Back-to-school cars of 2015 according to

Auto Connected Car News: After media blitz – awareness of car hacking high, survey says Hacking is real! 80 percent of consumers believe hacking will be frequent problem in near future Mitsubishi plans to stop work at Illinois plant, find buyer The auto boom expected to continue KBB names 2016 Scion iM on 10 best back-to-school cars of 2015 list Editorial 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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