GM Issues Recall on Corvette – Car Pro News

17 Sep

GM has issued a stop-sale order on about 2,800 new Chevrolet Corvettes, a spokesman for the automaker told The Detroit News. GM spokesman Alan Adler told the newspaper that the Detroit automaker has instructed dealers to halt delivery on about 2,000 2015 Corvettes to repair a problem with the driver-side airbag, and has temporarily stopped shipments of the high-performance sports cars from its Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant.
Another 800 Corvettes, most still at dealerships, were also placed on hold because they may have been built with only one of the rear parking brake cables fully seated and engaged. The part must be inspected to ensure the brake is operating on both brake drums, Adler told the newspaper.… Read more

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Mercedes Confirms 10 Hybrids By 2017 – Car Pro News

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Mercedes-Benz executives confirmed plans to launch 10 new hybrid plug-in models by 2017.
Following the launch event for the S500 plug-in hybrid, Mercedes-Benz development chief Dr. Thomas Weber promised the company is set to maintain an average of one new plug-in hybrid model arriving on the market every four months.
“The S-Class forms the spearhead of a true plug-in hybrid offensive for Mercedes,” he said, as quoted by CarAdvice.
The executive noted that the expanded lineup will include plug-in variants across the C, E, and S-Class car lineup, along with several SUV models.
The plug-in S500 integrates an 8.7 kWh battery pack that provides up to 20 miles of electric range, before the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 kicks in to help out.… Read more

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Kia Soul Electric Priced – Car Pro News

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The all-electric 2015 Kia Soul EV aims to be the most city-centric Soul yet with its EPA-estimated electric range of 93 miles. The Soul EV Base trim level starts at $33,700 when it goes on sale later this fall, and a feature-heavy Plus trim starts at $35,700. Prices do not include a destination fee, which hasn’t been announced, though a gasoline-powered Soul’s destination charge is $800.
The four-door Soul EV hatchback qualifies for the federal EV tax credit of $7,500, which is not reflected in the starting price. California markets are first to see the Soul EV on sale, and lease prices are expected to start at $249 per month; term and more details will be available closer to the Soul EV’s launch date.… Read more

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