Auto News for April 7

After six years, Canada is getting out of GM. The government will sell its 4.6 percent of the automaker’s shares to Goldman, Sachs & Company by Friday. It was part of a $10 billion bailout of GM in 2008 and 2009. The government of Ontario has sold its GM shares and the U.S. government completed its sale in late 2013.

Go to the Top Gear website and there is no mention of the well-known host trio. The BBC said it will work to renew the TV show for 2016 but who will host was not disclosed. The Guardian newspaper reports that Jeremy Clarkson will not face further investigation into the incident with a producer that resulted in him being sacked from the show. It said Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will tour in a live show with other reports indicating that Clarkson has agreed not to discuss his dismissal and the appearances will not carry the Top Gear name. The Guardian said May and Hammond are in contract talks with the BBC and it is widely presumed that Clarkson will pop on a different network.

MGM Grand in Las Vegas has taken delivery of the nation’s first Cadillac XTS Limousines powered by compressed natural gas. The limos are big, some 22 feet long, and will produce only one-ninth of the emissions of their predecessors.

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