Auto News for Sept 12


General Motors has issued a stop delivery order on the 2015 Corvette Sting Ray to deal with air bag and parking brake cable problems on some 2,800 cars. Automotive News reports most of the cars are either still at the plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky or on dealer lots. The cars cannot be sold until repairs are completed, and that means delivery delays for the much in demand Sting Ray.

Toyota is recalling roughly 140,000 Crew-Max and Double Cab versions of the 2014 Tundra pickup to repair an air bag problem. It said a trim piece could stop the air bags from inflating properly.

Kelly Blue Book is out with its list of the ten best lease, financing and cash back deals of the month. The best lease deal is on an Acura ILX, with the best financing or cash back deal on a Toyota Camry.

The 2015 Kia Soul all electric will carry a starting MSRP of $33,700, not including a federal tax rebate of $7,500. The more upscale Plus model will start at $35,700 sans Uncle Sam’s rebate.

The governor of Nevada has signed a series of bills giving Tesla $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other enticements, thus paving the way for the automaker’s $5 billion lithium-ion battery factory near Reno. The governor said was the biggest thing to happen in his state since the Hoover Dam. And all this time I thought it was Elvis!


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