Compact cars http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31145/all en GM's new Chevrolet Cruze hitches ride on diesel wave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/gms-new-chevrolet-cruze-hitches-ride-diesel-wave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* GM's first diesel car for U.S. market since 1986</p> <p>* GM says diesel Cruze bests Volkswagen Jetta TDI</p> <p>* Diesel could make up 7.7 pct of US market by 2018 -analysts</p> <p>By Deepa Seetharaman</p> <p>CHICAGO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - General Motors Co will offer a diesel version of its Chevrolet Cruze compact car in North America, marking the largest U.S. automaker's first attempt in nearly three decades to tackle a growing market now dominated by German automakers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/gms-new-chevrolet-cruze-hitches-ride-diesel-wave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Compact cars General Motors Co GM Private transport Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:30:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749290 at http://www.globalpost.com Subaru recalling 47,419 U.S. vehicles for remote starter issue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/subaru-recalling-47419-us-vehicles-remote-starter-issue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT, March 7 (Reuters) - Subaru of America is recalling up to 47,419 cars and crossover vehicles in the United States equipped with remote starters because the engines could start on their own.</p> <p>The recall affects some Legacy and Outback cars from model years 2010 through 2013, Impreza sedans from 2012 and 2013, and XV Crosstrek crossover vehicles from 2013, according to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/subaru-recalling-47419-us-vehicles-remote-starter-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compact cars Private transport Subaru of America Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776289 at http://www.globalpost.com Nissan recalls five 2013 models on passenger air bags concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/nissan-recalls-five-2013-models-passenger-air-bags-concerns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co &lt;7201.T&gt; is recalling five 2013 model year vehicles, including top sellers Altima and Sentra, because the front passenger airbag may not deploy in a crash, the automaker told U.S. regulators.</p> <p>The models in the recall are Nissan's Altima, Sentra, Pathfinder and Leaf as well as Infiniti JX35, it said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/nissan-recalls-five-2013-models-passenger-air-bags-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compact cars Nissan Motor Co Private transport Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:01:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5782347 at http://www.globalpost.com Timeline - Major global recalls in the auto industry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/timeline-major-global-recalls-the-auto-industry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Here are details of some recent major recalls.</p> <p>January 2010 - Toyota issues a series of recalls covering 5.6 million vehicles in the United States due to sudden acceleration in some vehicles.</p> <p>March 2010 - GM says it is recalling 1.3 million compact cars covering the 2005-2010 model year Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007-2010 Pontiac G5 in the U.S.; the 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit sold in Canada; and the 2005-2006 Pontiac G4 sold in Mexico.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/timeline-major-global-recalls-the-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compact cars Hatchbacks Private transport Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5810614 at http://www.globalpost.com SBA launches special summer promotion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/sba-launches-special-summer-promotion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Nissan Oman from the house of Suhail Bahwan Automobiles has introduced an exciting line up of offers on all their SUV, Crossover, Sedan and LCV models.</p><P>Their special summer promotions are not to be missed until May 22 which has been launched for Nissan’s most valued patrons.</p><P>Nissan has a heritage of showcasing some of the most amazing benefits for their customers by introducing unique offers on their prestigious line up of vehicles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/sba-launches-special-summer-promotion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compact cars Nissan Oman Private transport Transport Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:32:08 +0000 Asianet 5810757 at http://www.globalpost.com Nissan cuts prices on 7 US models with hopes of showing up in more Internet searches http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/nissan-cuts-prices-7-us-models-hopes-showing-more-internet-s <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - Nissan is cutting prices on seven of its 18 models in the U.S., hoping its cars and trucks will show up in more Internet searches by shoppers.</p> <p>The price cuts vary with the amount of equipment on each model. They run from 2.7 per cent, or $580, on the top-selling Altima midsize car to 10.7 per cent, or $4,400, on the Armada big SUV. Executives are under pressure to sell more cars, with Nissan's CEO targeting a 10 per cent U.S. market share within three years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/nissan-cuts-prices-7-us-models-hopes-showing-more-internet-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compact cars Coupes Nissan Private transport Technology Transport The Canadian Press Wed, 01 May 2013 11:45:26 +0000 The Canadian Press 5829152 at http://www.globalpost.com Mourners gather to remember three generations of family killed in car crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/mourners-gather-to-remember-three-generations-of-family-kill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DELTA, B.C. - Hundreds of people gathered Friday for the funeral of three generations of one family killed in a horrific traffic crash in Surrey, B.C.</p> <p>Five people died Sunday when the Toyota Corolla they were in was broadsided by a minivan that apparently ran a red light, hitting the Toyota with so much force it tore the car apart.</p> <p>The crash killed Pawandeep Arjot, her young children, Annish and Jessica, her sister-in-law Neelam Dhingra, and her mother-in-law Vidya Sachdeva.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/mourners-gather-to-remember-three-generations-of-family-kill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compact cars Disaster Private transport Transport The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 20:31:30 +0000 The Canadian Press 5830664 at http://www.globalpost.com Honda Canada recalling S2000 and Accura RSX vehicles over brake boosters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130613/honda-canada-recalling-s2000-and-accura-rsx-vehicles-over-br <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MARKHAM, Ont. - Honda Canada says it is recalling 130 Honda S2000 vehicles from the 2006-2007 model years and 649 Acura RSX vehicles from the 2006 model year in Canada to inspect and, if necessary, replace brake boosters.</p> <p>Honda says a production error could lead to decreased brake assistance over time.</p> <p>The automaker says no crashes or injuries have been reported related to the issue, which was discovered through warranty repairs in Japan.</p> <p>Honda will mail recall notices to owners of the affected vehicles in mid-July.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Compact cars Private transport Transport The Canadian Press Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:32:03 +0000 The Canadian Press 5857072 at http://www.globalpost.com Top performing models in 2013 auto quality survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130619/top-performing-models-2013-auto-quality-survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>J.D. Power and Associates released its annual survey of vehicle quality Wednesday. The survey asked drivers about problems with 2013 model-year vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership.</p> <p>Here are the top-ranked models in four of the biggest segments of the U.S. auto market:</p> <p>Compact Cars: Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Honda Insight</p> <p>Midsize Cars: Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Buick Regal</p> <p>Compact Crossover SUVs: Honda CR-V, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Chevrolet Equinox</p> <p>Light-Duty Pickup: Chevrolet Avalanche, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Business Compact cars Private transport Transport The Canadian Press Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:00:24 +0000 The Canadian Press 5861538 at http://www.globalpost.com GM's US sales rise 6 pct in June on strong demand for pickups, Cadillacs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130702/gms-us-sales-rise-6-pct-june-strong-demand-pickups-cadillacs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - GM says U.S. sales rose 6 per cent in June on continuing strong demand for large pickups.</p> <p>General Motors Co. said sales of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra increased 29 per cent and 33 per cent, respectively, over last June. GM's newly updated pickup trucks began arriving at dealerships last month and are selling quickly, averaging just 10 days on dealers' lots, the company said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130702/gms-us-sales-rise-6-pct-june-strong-demand-pickups-cadillacs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compact cars General Motors Co GM Sedans Transport The Canadian Press Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:01:48 +0000 The Canadian Press 5873606 at http://www.globalpost.com Six of 12 small cars perform well in insurance group's stringent front-end crash tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130808/six-12-small-cars-perform-well-insurance-groups-stringent-fr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - Two redesigned Honda Civic models were the only small cars to get the top rating in stringent front-end crash tests performed by an insurance industry group.</p> <p>In all, half of the 12 compact and subcompact cars tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety fared poorly, but six performed well. Safety is critical in the fast-growing small-car market, with many buyers downsizing from larger vehicles.</p> <p>The two-door and four-door Civics earned "good" ratings, while the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and the 2014 Scion tC were "acceptable."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130808/six-12-small-cars-perform-well-insurance-groups-stringent-fr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compact cars Private transport Technology Transport The Canadian Press Thu, 08 Aug 2013 08:02:16 +0000 The Canadian Press 5905239 at http://www.globalpost.com GM to recall 293,000 Cruze cars over brake assist defect http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130816/gm-recall-293000-cruze-cars-over-brake-assist-defect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co will recall 292,879 Chevrolet Cruze cars in the United States due to a defect that can cause loss of the brake assist function in models with the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and six-speed automatic transmission.</p> <p>The largest U.S. automaker said on Friday that the problem occurred in model year 2011 and 2012 Cruze cars. GM said it was aware of 27 low-speed crashes, but no injuries, tied to the problem.</p> <p>(Reporting by Deepa Seetharaman; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Compact cars Private transport Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:01:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5911556 at http://www.globalpost.com Government investigating driver claims that electric Ford Focus can stall without warning http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130910/government-investigating-driver-claims-electric-ford-focus-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - The federal government is investigating allegations that the electric version of the Ford Focus can stall without warning.</p> <p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday it has gotten 12 complaints from drivers of Focus Electrics from the 2012 and 2013 model years.</p> <p>None of the incidents resulted in an accident or injury. But six of the drivers said their vehicles shut down when they were driving 30 miles per hour or more.</p> <p>NHTSA says all of the incidents have occurred within the past five months.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130910/government-investigating-driver-claims-electric-ford-focus-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compact cars Private transport Transport The Canadian Press Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:16:12 +0000 The Canadian Press 5929969 at http://www.globalpost.com Nissan shares dive more than 11% after outlook cut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/nissan-shares-dive-more-11-after-outlook-cut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shares in Nissan Motor plunged more than 11 percent on Tuesday after the auto giant slashed its full-year earnings forecast, citing a sluggish European market and expensive product recalls.</p> <p>The Tokyo-listed stock was down 11.55 percent to 850 yen in early trade but recovered to 867 yen as investors gave their first reaction to the disappointing figures after a three-day weekend.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/nissan-shares-dive-more-11-after-outlook-cut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compact cars Nissan Motor Private transport Transport AFP Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:16:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5980286 at http://www.globalpost.com VW hit by 2.6 million vehicle recall focused on China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/vw-hit-26-million-vehicle-recall-focused-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andreas Cremer</p> <p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen &lt;VOWG_p.DE&gt; is recalling over 2.6 million cars, about a third of them in China, to fix a variety of problems, a blow to a group striving to overtake Toyota &lt;7203.T&gt; and General Motors &lt;GM.N&gt; as the world's biggest carmaker.</p> <p>The recall involves vehicles from the German group's five largest brands by volume, including luxury Audis and core VW passenger cars, and is one of the largest in its history.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/vw-hit-26-million-vehicle-recall-focused-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compact cars Private transport Transport VW Group China Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:33:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5989410 at http://www.globalpost.com