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WardsAuto Flashback – April 2017

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http://wardsauto.com - Coal Strike Impact; Continental Motors Soard; All-New Monarch Starts; Taunus for U.S.; Domestic Small Cars; Convertible Share Steady; The Fin Is In; Record Import Sales; Volvo Safety Seat; Detroit Patents Feared; Electric Car Coming; Cavalier a Sellout; Ford Keeps Aerostar; VW Eyes U.S. Diesels

2018 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid carries over with few changes

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http://www.greencarreports.com - It appears that Chevy isn't following its own precedent as the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid enters its third model year. In the past, the Volt received a battery upgrade every other year that provided it with increasingly more electric range—but that's not the case for the largely unchanged 2018 Volt.

GM's Q1 profit surges 34% on North America strength

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http://www.autonews.com - General Motors said its earnings jumped 34 percent in the first quarter, defying a slowdown in the U.S. market with stronger retail sales of SUVs and crossovers and growth at its financing arm. GM's net income of $2.

GM Beats Estimates as Earnings Rise 34%

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http://www.thedetroitbureau.com - General Motors’ fleet of big pickups and SUVs helped the automaker overcome all obstacles for the first quarter of 2017, earnings rising 34% to handily top Wall Street’s expectations and set a new quarterly record.

2017 Volvo XC60 - first passenger ride

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https://www.autocar.co.uk - The Volvo XC60 has been designed to feel confident on the road, and it’s easy to reckon that this goal has been achieved when you’re doing 80mph through a long, g-force-building sweeper and your driver is demonstrating the car’s responsiveness by zig-zagging through the curve. The driver is Stefan Karlsson, Volvo’s head of chassis development, and he’s providing XC60 passenger rides on a variety of tracks at the company’s development ground at Hällered, near Gothenburg.

Uber flying taxi cars to take to skies in 2020

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https://www.autocar.co.uk - Uber will launch flying taxis in Texas and Dubai by 2020, the company's chief product officer Jeff Holden has announced at the Uber Elevate Summit. Using small electric VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) aircraft, Uber will charge passengers $1.

Three-cylinder Ford Ecoboost engine will soon lead brand’s sales

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https://www.autocar.co.uk - Ford will soon be selling more Ecoboost three-cylinder engines in Europe than any other format, once the new 1. 5-litre version, launched in 198bhp form on the new Fiesta ST, spreads through its range.