Auto News for Oct. 31

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner got to take home a new Chevy Colorado. Chevy traditionally awards a new vehicle to the top player in the fall classic and this year, who else would you give it to? GM might want to send a more accomplished presenter to next year’s ceremony. Yet, #TechnologyAnd Stuff has taken off in social media.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered Takata to produce a large volume of documents and answer questions under oath regarding its airbags. Roughly 11 million vehicles have been recalled in the U.S. due to the faulty airbags. The company was given until Dec. 1 to comply.

Thanks to strong demand for its Audi and Porsche models in China and Europe, VW posted an operating profit for the third quarter that was higher than expected. Earnings rose 16 percent.

Hyundai has now sold more than 10-million Elantras around the globe. Hyundai’s first model is now one of only 10 cars in history to reach the 10 million sales mark.

“Dealers are welcoming a consistent flow of shoppers into their showrooms” and the pace is likely to remain steady through the end of the year, according to Edmunds.com. It believes October sales will be up 3.1 percent from September and 6.4 percent from a year earlier.

Chrysler may have come in 22nd out of 28 in the Consumer Reports reliability report, but Edmunds predicts it will post a 22 percent sales increase this month, the largest gain among the Detroit three.

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