The auto maker plans to film a stock ’12 Tundra this week as it pulls the 5-story-long, 170,000-lb. spacecraft a quarter-mile across the Manchester Boulevard Bridge near Los Angeles International Airport.
The redesigned sedan, the first of seven new or fully revamped Lincoln models expected to roll out over the next three years, will firmly reposition Ford’s last remaining luxury brand in the marketplace, predicts Eric Ragland, sales manager-Galpin Lincoln.
A leadership shakeup at the end of 2010 and ongoing uncertainty about a loan from the U.S. Department of Energy, in addition to a handful of missed production deadlines, leave analysts questioning the viability of the Coda brand.
If the recent regulatory package is implemented as written, with the mandate that ZEVs and PHEVs account for one of every seven new cars sold in the state in 2025, another vehicle-market downsizing is inevitable, dealers warn.
The ruling on its hybrid, which Honda plans to appeal, is spurring calls for the federal government to rein in the way the industry assigns fuel-economy estimates on the window stickers of new cars and trucks.
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Next year, GM expects to have 14 core platforms and 12 regional architectures in play. That will decrease to 11 core and two regional platforms, plus two flexible architectures in 2020, before going solely to four component-set platforms in 2025....More
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