Auto News for Nov. 10

It is interesting to note the following from the December Car & Driver. The Porsche Macan Turbo registered a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds, and that was faster than the tested Chevy Camaro SS, Dodge Challenger R/T, and Ford Mustang GT.

Porsche Cars North America New 911 Carrera GTS

At the upcoming Los Angeles show, Porsche will unveil the 911 Carrera GTS that the maker said closes the gap between the Carrera S and the GT3 models. Available as a coupe or convertible, the GTS will be available with all-wheel or rear-wheel drive, 440 horsepower, with the Sport Chrono package as standard equipment.

New 2016 Sorento to debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

Also in L-A, Kia will debut the 2016 Sorento crossover that it said will offer up to three rows of seating, and five trim levels.

BMW is out with an excellent idea for owners of electric cars – Utility poles that double as recharging stations. The concept will be tried out in Munich next year. This could go a long way toward alleviating range anxiety.

VW is providing one of its electric Golf models to Stanford University for research dedicated to advancing e-mobility and improving the driver experience in electric vehicles

Ford announced that two top executives are changing jobs. Jim Farley will take over the Blue Oval’s operations in Europe. Stephen Odell, who held that post, will take Farley’s place as global head of marketing, sales and services. Farley will be charged with turning around Ford’s fortunes in Europe in the midst of a long running auto industry slowdown. Over the next five years, Ford has plans to revamp its European lineup with 25 new models.

With that huge Polar Vortex storm soon to hit the upper Midwest, this would be a great time to be a Jeep dealer in Fargo or in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where a foot or two of snow may accumulate. Snow may fall at the rapid rate of more than an inch and hour, and as for wind chill, well, you don’t want to know.

 

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