Auto News for Aug. 19

Right hand drive Mustang

For the first time ever, Ford will produce a right-hand-drive Mustang to be exported to more than 25 markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. The sixth-generation Mustang goes on sale here in the U.S. this fall and will eventually be available in more than 110 countries.

The Detroit News reports that GM CEO Mary Barra has sent letters to 1.9 million owners urging them to complete repairs of faulty ignition switches. These are owners who had not ordered parts while another 875,000 letters were sent to owners who ordered parts but had not had their cars repaired.

The General also hopes to have all workers back on the job at the flooded out tech center in Warren, Michigan by Friday. And a Maine woman is suing GM claiming she suffered burns from the heated seat in her Chevy Suburban.

Auto Pacific has announced the winners of its Ideal Vehicle Awards, those wheels that best meet their owner’s expectations and desires. The Overall Winner was the Chevy Corvette, the Ideal Premium Brand was Porsche and the Ideal Popular Brand award went to GMC.



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