Volvo loads midsize crossover with tech

Volvo expects strong demand for the XC60's optional air suspension, which lets the driver raise the vehicle for off-roading

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May U.S. auto sales projected to rise -- slightly

U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to rise very slightly in May from a year ago, narrowly snapping the industry's streak of four consecutive monthly declines. But one forecaster is cutting its outlook for the year after the spring selling season has come in weaker than anticipated.

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May U.S. auto sales projected to rise -- slightly

U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to rise very slightly in May from a year ago, narrowly snapping the industry's streak of four consecutive monthly declines. But one forecaster is cutting its outlook for the year after the spring selling season has come in weaker than anticipated.


India exit puts GM in 'right markets'

GM CEO Mary Barra signaled that GM isn't planning any more major reductions to its geographic profile. Still, she said the company would aggressively pare costs everywhere it can.


Mazda could expand future diesel offerings

Mazda wants an optional diesel engine to account for at least 10 percent of U.S. sales of its redesigned CX-5 crossover. Mazda could expand diesel offerings if the diesel CX-5 takes off.


Rising inventories due mostly to GM

With one exception, inventories of unsold vehicles have been essentially flat across the U.S. auto industry in the past year. That exception: General Motors.


VW sees China, scale as key to halting Tesla's advance

VW brand is confident that it can become the global No. 1 seller of EVs, leaving Tesla behind as it relies on its strength in China and scale to offer mass-market battery powered vehicles at a lower price than the U.S. company's upcoming Model 3.

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