Automotive News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Tue, 2 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST Tesla says it didn't violate Georgia regulations http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/RETAIL07/140909975/tesla-says-it-didnt-violate-georgia-regulations Tue, 2 Sep 2014 21:24:14 EST Tesla Motors, facing a challenge from Georgia dealerships over how it sells cars, said claims made in a petition filed on behalf of auto retailers in the state that it breached its license agreement aren't valid. GM says early orders surge for Colorado pickup http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/RETAIL01/140909978/gm-says-early-orders-surge-for-colorado-pickup Tue, 2 Sep 2014 18:25:05 EST Chevrolet dealers requested nearly 30,000 Colorado pickups in the month since GM began taking orders for the midsize truck -- about five times more than the company had forecast. Land Rover sets base Discovery Sport price at $38,920 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/OEM04/140909979/land-rover-sets-base-discovery-sport-price-at-38920 Tue, 2 Sep 2014 19:00:00 EST The seven-seat Discovery Sport, the first vehicle in a new family of Land Rovers aimed at buyers in the middle of the luxury market, will go on sale in early 2015 with a base price of $38,920, including shipping. Tesla stock reaches new record high after bullish analyst report http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/OEM05/140909980/tesla-stock-reaches-new-record-high-after-bullish-analyst-report Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:02:30 EST Tesla Motors shares rose to another record high after an analyst report cited the electric-car maker's increasing production and said it may be worth $400 a share even before it starts making a lower-priced model. Chrysler Group's hot streak putting heat on competition http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/RETAIL01/140909984/chrysler-groups-hot-streak-putting-heat-on-competition Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:55:35 EST As Jeep benefits from consumers' renewed attraction to SUVs, Chrysler Group also has been aided by strong demand for Ram pickups and Town and Country minivans. That helped propel its U.S. AutoNews Now: Ford yields on truck ratings http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/VIDEO/309029999/autonews-now-ford-yields-on-truck-ratings Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST F-450 maximum payload rating drops 150 pounds, automaker says truck retains towing crown; 'Not a Buick' resonates with buyers; Toyota's other suitor. VinSolutions promotes 2 managers after exec departs http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/OEM02/140909981/vinsolutions-promotes-2-managers-after-exec-departs Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:39:19 EST Dealership software supplier VinSolutions has promoted two of its top managers, effective immediately, upon the departure of executive Brian Skutta, the company said today. Speed enthusiasts drive traffic to Infiniti, BMW http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/VIRALVIDEO/309039999/speed-enthusiasts-drive-traffic-to-infiniti-bmw Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Two new entries in our weekly viral video rankings showcase the appeal of speed. Nissan exec Palmer leaves to become Aston Martin CEO http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/COPY01/309029977/nissan-exec-palmer-leaves-to-become-aston-martin-ceo Tue, 2 Sep 2014 02:56:43 EST Andy Palmer, the car-guy chief planning officer at Nissan, who was once tipped as a possible future CEO, is leaving the company to head UK sports-car maker Aston Martin. Ford abandons practice of removing items to boost heavy-duty pickup payload ratings http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/OEM04/140909982/ford-abandons-practice-of-removing-items-to-boost-heavy-duty-pickup Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:35:51 EST Ford said it will abandon its practice of stripping removable items from its heavy-duty pickups to boost their payload ratings and will join competitors in using base curb weights. %]