Auto News for Sept. 19

General Motors announced that its planned upscale Cadillac will be produced at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. The rear drive, yet unnamed, top of the line car will debut in the first half of next year.

It has been a pretty good year for the city of Baltimore. The Orioles will be in post season play and now BMW has opened a new distribution center at the port that will serve 96 dealers in the east and central part of the country.

Global rally Beetle

 

A “Global Rallycross Beetle” will make its debut this weekend at a race in Los Angeles. Appropriately enough, it will be driven by a guy named Scott Speed.

And the 2015 Jetta has earned a Top Safety Pick Plus designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, its highest award. This covers Jetta’s that are equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning system.

GM has started loading the new Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups onto rail cars for delivery to dealers. They will be offered with a 3.6-liter V6 with a turbo diesel coming in the 2016 model lineup.

Thirty world debuts will be the headline from the Los Angeles auto show that opens to the press on November 18th. Audi will have three global debuts and Mercedes three as well. Chrysler is expected to show off a refreshed 300 and Scion will display an all-new and much, much needed new vehicle.

 

 

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