Auto News for Oct. 1

When it comes to the average transaction price for a new vehicle, Chrysler and General Motors had solid gains in September, according to Kelley Blue Book. Hyundai/Kia also did well. Automakers will report on September sales today, and you can bet there will be updates for you right here as the figures are released.

What vehicles rack up the most tickets? Insurance.com reports they are the Subaru WRX, Pontiac GTO and Scion FR-S. It said owners of Corvettes, Vipers and GT-R’s were well below average when it came to ticket writing, a bit of a surprise.

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel coming off the line at Warren Truck Assembly

Citing increased demand, Ram is stepping up production of its EcoDiesel model from 10 percent to 20 percent of production. When it first went on sale, Chrysler said it received 8,000 diesel orders in the first three days.

BMW has announced price increases of between $100 and $400 for some of its 2015 model offerings. The average increase is roughly $200 with the biggest hike, the X3 xDrive 35i, at $400.

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